Emerson Elementary School  Logo


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

Parent Links

Office Contacts

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


School Nurse

Charlene Roubik


Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

October 23 - Picture Retakes
October 25 - Student Late Arrival
October 27 - PTA Fall Fest 6:00-8:00pm at Churchville
October 31- Purple, Orange and Black Spirit Day!
November 8- Student Late Arrival
November 14- PTA Meeting 7:00pm
November 15- Girls on the Run 5k!
November 20-21- Parent Teacher Conferences

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items

Follow Emerson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year! @EmersonD205


Kindergarten music with Mr. Miller!

Emerson News


Hi Eagles!


We had an awesome week at Emerson!  On Wednesday, we had a PBIS assembly.  At the assembly we surprised the students (and staff) with the newest member of our Emerson family… an Eagle Mascot!! Thank you so much to PTA for purchasing this great addition to Emerson!  Now we are holding a naming contest for the Eagle.  All students had the opportunity to submit ideas for the name by the end of today.  We will narrow it down to ten names that all of the students in the school will have the chance to vote on during library classes next week.  I can’t wait to find out what our new friend’s name is!


During the assembly, we also shared the great news with the students that they earned their first celebration of the year.  The students have been earning Soar slip and for every Soar slip they earned, they were able to vote for the celebration they wanted.  Musical Lunch won as that jar was filled first so we celebrated their respectful, responsible and engaged behavior with a Musical Lunch on Thursday! 


Also at the assembly we taught the students a strategy to use when they are not being treated with respect.  If someone feels they are not being treated with respect, they should say, “Please stop” to the person.  Then, if the person doesn’t stop, they need to walk away and tell an adult.  We call this SWAT… Stop, Walk Away and Talk.  We also talked about what to do if you are the one not being respectful.  If you are asked to stop you need to stop what you are doing, take a breath, and leave the situation.  We call this Stop, Breath, Leave.  The teachers and lunch supervisors will be reinforcing this strategy in their classrooms and on the playground so the students learn to advocate for themselves, communicate with one another and problem solve, but also to seek help when needed!


Notes and Reminders:


-Monday, October 23rd Picture Retakes

-Wednesday, October 25th is our next Late Arrival

-See you all at Fall Fest next Friday, October 27th at Churchville from 6-8pm!


Golden Apple Nominations: Is there is a District 205 educator who you feel merits nomination for a 2018 Golden Apple Award? Nominations are now open for awards in excellence in teaching and leadership. This year, Golden Apple is honoring teachers and leaders currently working in a public or non­public elementary schools at the Pre-K-3rd grade levels. The deadline to nominate an educator for the 2018 award is December 15, 2017. Click here for the online nomination form.


Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up: You all should have received a message from School Messenger to let you know how to create an account to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Please log-in and create your account.  The actual window to sign-up for conferences will be in early November!


Dual Language Survey: District is asking for feedback regarding interest in the dual language program which will begin in D205 next school year. Please take a moment to complete this survey if you are interested in the possibility of dual language programming!  https://tinyurl.com/D205dualsurvey


Enjoy the beautiful weather and have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle Thompson


The purchase of an outdoor or beautiful indoor tree will benefit Elmhurst 205 schools and students long after the holiday is over. This pre-order fundraising sale supports the long-standing Elmhurst tradition of beautifully lit streets that line our neighborhoods during the holiday season. Trees can be purchased as part of a neighborhood group scheduled for delivery on November 25th, or ordered individually and picked up (or delivered for a $20 fee) on December 2nd.

The District 205 Foundation website contains all the tools you will need to be a tree captain for your block or to purchase a tree. Visit www.elmhurst205.org/HolidayTrees for more information or to place an order. Orders are due by Friday, October 27th. 


In his latest Superintendent's column, Dr. David Moyer chronicles the many positive things happening in District 205 this school year. From Acceleration Time to Instructional Rounds to Eureka Math and a Growth Mindset - there are many new initiatives designed to increase rigor and relevance that lead to more highly-engaged students and future-ready learning.

You may also follow Dr. Moyer's blog at http://superchat205.blogspot.com. Follow Elmhurst District 205 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ElmhurstD205.


District 205’s Social Work Department presents "Well-parented Kids: 10 Anchors for Building Strong Families." This free program for parents will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 12:30-2:30 PM in the Sandburg Middle School Auditorium. This presentation will identify the key elements of effective parent-child relationships including setting communication norms, modeling values, sponsoring constructive conflict resolution, maintaining respect and trust, facilitating growth, teaching coping skills and navigating change. Presenters are Katie McDougall, LCSW and Steve Ritter, LCSW. No reservations are needed. Please enter through door 2, in the auditorium. Parking is available in the back of the school, just be alert for students.


Enrollment: 425

EMS Calendar

Events Calendar

Board Meeting Dates


District 205 News


Parent Student Information

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

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.