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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Lunch Period 1 

(1st, 2nd grade) 
10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

Lunch Period 2

(3rd, 4th & 5th grade)
11:25 AM - 12:25 PM

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


AM Kindergarten 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Thompson, Michelle
Billenstein, Sheila
Lead Secretary sbillenstein@elmhurst205.org
Guimon, Eileen
Assistant Secretary eguimon@elmhurst205.org
Pavone, Karen


School Nurse

Tina Smith


Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

September 17- Dr. Moyer State of the Schools Address 7:00 pm at York Commons
September 18- 7:00 pm PTA Meeting
September 19- 6:30-7:30 pm Family Math Night

September 24- District Financial Meeting

7:00 pm at Lincoln (Lincoln Building Tour at 6:00 pm)

September 26- Student Late Arrival Day... 9:45 start!
October 5- Teacher Institute Day... No School for students
October 8- Columbus Day... No School

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items
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Full STEAM Ahead at Emerson!

Emerson Friday Letter 9.14.18

Happy Friday!

What a beautiful week we had this week! The students across all grade levels are working hard and trying their best every day. Many classrooms have started visiting our new Eagle Innovation Station and the buzz in there is so exciting as the students’ experience creativity in the Makers Space. Thank you to everyone who has sent in donations to help us with our material supply. On Thursday of this week we had a practice Hard Lockdown Drill with the Elmhurst Police Department. This is what we practice so we are prepared in case of an intruder in the school. The teachers and students did an excellent job of making it seem like there was no one in the school within only a minute of the drill announcement. We ended the week with an awesome visit from author Sandra Markle. The students loved hearing about the process she takes when writing her books! Thank you to PTA and Mrs. Blanford for making the visit a possibility! We are looking forward to seeing many of you at Family Math Night on Wednesday!


  • The first PTA meeting of the year is Tuesday night at 7:00pm in the Emerson Library! Beverly Redmond, our district Executive Director of Communication, will be at the PTA meeting to share more about the referendum.
  • To find out more about the referendum and how Emerson will benefit check out the district Master Facilities Plan website! Master Facilities Plan
  • Two upcoming district events… Monday, September 17th at 7:00pm is Dr. Moyer’s State of the District Speech at the York High School Commons. Also, Monday, September 24th at 7:00pm is a District Financials presentation at Lincoln Elementary School. They will be doing tours of Lincoln starting at 6:00pm before the presentation if you are interested in attending!
  • Repeat from last week…This year we will continue our Parent School Improvement Team and you are invited to join! This team meets about every six weeks on Friday afternoons. We discuss questions parents have as well as ideas to continue to improve Emerson. For example, the idea for the new Teaching Garden and the new drop-off zone originated from this team. Our first meeting will be on Friday, September 21st at 2:00pm. Please email me michellethompson@elmhurst205.org if you are interested in being a part of the team this year!
  • Family Math Night is September 19th from 6:30-7:30pm!
  • Wednesday, September 26th will be our next late arrival morning. The bell will ring at 9:45am to start the day!
  • A look way ahead… just wanted to make sure you are aware, this year we have an Institute Day on Friday, October 5th so there will be no school for the students that day and the following Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day.
  • Emerson Singers starts this coming Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30 a.m. If your child is participating, please drop them off in front near the office doors. There are many people coming through the parking lot at that time, please make a lap around the parking lot so you can drop safely by the front doors. There are many people dropping off and coming to work at that time so please be extra cautious as you drop your child off!
  • Thanks to a grant from the District 205 Foundation, we have a new set of books ready to go home with our youngest readers. The books feature text written at two different levels to encourage parents and children to alternate pages and read together. As our teachers become familiar with the new materials they will begin sending them home as they see fit. Thanks, also, to the group of fifth graders that gave up lunch recess to help prepare the books for circulation and to our amazing Instructional Coach, Mrs. Cortez, for submitting the grant proposal and overseeing the project!

I hope everyone enjoys the perfect Fall weather this weekend! We are doing Quinn’s birthday party and it looks like we will be getting lucky with a wonderful day!


Michelle Thompson

A message from Mrs. Malloy...

Intramurals Sign-Up-5th Grade

 Intramurals is a chance for students to learn about competition, teamwork, problem solving, and good sportsmanship. The 1st session will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch/recess. The District charges a $10.00 fee that can be paid to District 205. Students will eat in the MPR and then come to the gym to play. This session will be Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer and Kickball. The dates will be September 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1,3,10,15,17, and 22. Please contact me at fmalloy@elmhurst205.org or 630.834.3296
Attached is the permission slip for Intramurals please click here


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