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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule
AM Kindergarten 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Gregor, Beth
Principal bgregor@elmhurst205.org
Holler, Sue
Lead Secretary sholler@elmhurst205.org
Guimon, Eileen
Assistant Secretary eguimon@elmhurst205.org
Hecker, Mari Jo
School Nurse mhecker@elmhurst205.org

School Nurse

Robbie Ostling


Emerson News

Focus 205 Community Engagement Session 2 - October 8
The second Focus 205 community engagement session is just around the corner. Please join the conversation on Thursday, October 8 from 7 to 9 PM in the York High School Commons. Dr. Michelle Fitzgerald, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Tea... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 9/29/15

'James and The Giant Peach' Advanced Ticket Sales Begin October 8
York High School has been honored with the rights to produce and perform the very first high school production of the brilliant musical, James and the Giant Peach based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl. This musical features a captivatin... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 9/28/15


Lunch Information

Any student who goes home for lunch, will tell their teacher during attendance. Students will be excused to the office when it is time for their lunch. Parents, please park at MQH and meet your children by the main office door. Students who go home for lunch are to return to the office area no earlier than 5 minutes prior to the end of their lunch hour. Students may not join recess when they return.

Students can bring their own lunches from home. We encourage students to eat waste free by using reusable containers when they bring their lunch.  Hot lunches will be served on reusable plastic trays. Please read the monthly menus with your children to make sure that they like the hot lunch served that day. Students may purchase milk and/or a hot lunch using their own lunch cards with picture and name identification. Please read for more information  about setting up a lunch account or adding money to your child's account on the district website. You can also find dietary information and ingredients for the lunches.

Emerson has a staggered lunch schedule. Grades 1 & 5 have lunch/recess from 11:05-12:05. Grades 2 & 3 have lunch/recess from 11:35-12:35 and grade 4 from 12:05-1:05. Students eat lunch first and finish the hour with a combination of recess and relaxation time.

Explore the Universe - Begin with the Sun at Emerson

Stop by and explore the universe! The Emerson PTA is proud to announce that the solar system has come to Elmhurst. Using the Emerson Outdoor Classroom as a base, a scale model of the solar system has been created. The model includes all fourteen major solar system bodies including the five dwarf planets of Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris. In the model, the sun is located in the Emerson Outdoor Classroom and is 18 inches in diameter. Eris, the farthest planet, is located at Edison School. Each planet's location has a large sign that contains a picture of the planet, its actual comparative size (to scale), scientific facts, the origin of the planet’s name and a map showing where each planet is placed in Elmhurst. The planets are located at Emerson, Edison, Hawthorne and York schools, Berens and Plunkett Parks and Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Many thanks to District 205, the Elmhurst Park District and Mary Queen of Heaven for their support in making this endeavor possible.

Learn more and find a key to the planet location.


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Event Calendar

Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

September 24 – 6:45-8:30 PM -Family Fitness Night – York High School

September 30 - Gum Day

October 1 - Foundation Fundraiser Basketball- Harlem Wizards

October 8 - Book Fair

October 8 - Focus 205

October 12 - Columbus Day

October 14 - Late Arrival Day

October 20 - PTA Meeting

October 30 - Fall Fest at Churchville

see Emerson Events for additional calendar items

Board Meeting Dates


District 205 News


The Year in Pictures - 2015-2016

Help our Earth ...

I would like to encourage everyone to walk to school as often as possible. This is not only better for our environment but also will help with the traffic congestion. Please remember that we are a ...more

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Emerson's Mission

Emerson will create a safe, respectful environment where students are empowered to be responsible and take risks. Through cooperative efforts, staff, students, and families will promote life-long learning and provide for individual needs.

2015-2016 School Year