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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

Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule


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

September 27-PTA Family Math Night 6:30-7:30
September 30-Wizards Foundation Game @ York
October 5- PTA Book Fair 3:00-4:30, 6:00-8:00
October 2nd-6th- 2nd and 5th Grade Cogat Testing
October 11- Late Arrival

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items

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



Images from Future Focused Learning Buddies this week!

Emerson News


Happy Friday Eagles!

It was a wonderful week at Emerson!  Monday night started the week of on a great foot with a State of the School presentation at York.  It is so exciting to hear about the great things happening in D205 and the exciting things to come!! We also had our first PTA meeting this Tuesday night and it was super to see so many parents there.  Your partnership is outstanding, I feel so lucky to have such an awesome PTA to work with!

 Our literacy acceleration block started this week and a common theme I heard from the students was that they were so excited to go to acceleration but upset that it was always over so quickly!  Time flies when you are having fun learning! We also had our second round of Future Focused Learning Buddies on Wednesday.  The students learned about Responsibility this week!  It was awesome to see the older students leading discussions about how to be responsible in all settings.  Next Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 is our first Family Math Night, it looks like we have a lot of rsvps so far!  We are excited about our first math night and hope to see you there!


Notes and reminders:

-Online Parent Teacher Conference sign-up: It is looking like we will do sign-up at the beginning of November.  I will share specific dates and directions closer to!


-Running Club: If your student is participating in Running Club, please be sure they wear appropriate footwear!


-PTA Box Top Collection: Next week is the first ever National Box tops for education week and we will be running a contest!  Please bring your box tops in to your classroom teacher. Whichever class collects and brings in the most box tops will earn an extra recess!  Thank you for helping because every box top collected is money for Emerson!!

Video: The Power of Box Tops http://www.boxtops4education.com/Videos

Link to collection sheets: http://www.boxtops4education.com/about/collection-sheets

-Parent School Improvement Team: We will be continuing our Parent School Improvement team this year.  We will meet once a month to brainstorm and discuss ways we can continue to make Emerson awesome! Please let me know if you are interested in being a part of the team! michellethompson@elmhurst205.org


-Fitness Fever: See below for a note from our wonderful PE teachers, Mrs. Malloy and Mrs. Spinelle!


-¿Qué pasa  en la clase de español? Interested in staying up to date with the happenings in your child's Spanish class? Please check out the most recent update! -Señorita Q


Book Fair: The Book Fair is coming to Emerson!! October 4th will be preview day for K-3 grades. October 5th will be preview/buying day for 4th and 5th grades.  This year 4th and 5th graders will be allowed to purchase books during school when they go with their class.  Family open buying time will be October 5th from 3:00-4:30 and again from 6:00-8:00.  We can’t wait to see you there!


I hope everyone has a wonderful week!  Enjoy the warm weather!

Michelle Thompson


Fitness Fever

Hello Emerson Students,


We know all of you had very active summers!  As fun way to celebrate our activities, we invite you to bring in a photo or drawing of your favorite activity from the summer. A few great examples would be: biking, hiking, gardening, playing sports, rollerblading, skateboarding, horseback riding, playing at the beach or in the water, washing the car, or even moving to a new house!


Please bring one picture by September 29th with your name and teacher’s name on the back.  We look forward to seeing your photos and drawings!


Thanks so much,

  Mrs. Malloy and Mrs. Spinelle

  The new Physical Education Teachers



The Harlem Wizards are back in Elmhurst on Saturday, September 30th to entertain the crowd with high-energy exhibition play and audience participation. Cheer on our team of Elmhurst school district principals and teachers as they challenge the Wizards in a basketball game that is sure to include wild antics and lots of laughs. The event will be held at York High School beginning at 5:00 PM. Concessions, merchandise and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this family-friendly fundraiser support District 205 Foundation programs and enhancements that benefit all Elmhurst public school students. Click here to learn more and guarantee a seat at this popular Saturday event.


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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.