Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Mrs. Gregor's Summer Reading Challenge
Read 100 different ways this summer and meet the challenge! Can you do it?? Here is the check off sheet so you can keep track of the different ways you are reading this summer. Summer Reading Sheet
Emerson's New Playground
The excitement began when the equipment started arriving. Our students were thrilled to see it and knew that the new playground would be built soon. Thank you to Amanda Tolman for leading the charge and creating fund raising opportunities that involved our students' participation. Thank you to the PTA for your continued dedication and support. Thank you to District 205 who helped by getting the holes dug and then on Saturday, many parents arrived to help put it all together. We had over 40 volunteers who helped to put our playground together. They thought they were signing up for a 2 hour volunteer work day and most put in many more hours than that. Then we had many of them come back for another 2 hours to spread mulch and finalize the install. The Emerson Student Council purchased benches - One of them a Buddy Bench. If you don't have anyone to play with on the playground, students can go sit on the Buddy Bench. Someone else can then see they need someone to play with and invite them to play. Student Council representatives told the students what the Buddy Bench is both outside at the ribbon cutting ceremony and over the intercom so every student could hear. Thank you so much for all of your support.
Ms. Weglarz's class raised the most money collectively from the fund raising efforts. They helped cut the ribbon that officially opened up the new playground. They also got to be first to play on the new equipment. They assured me that it was great.
In addition to the slide show, there is also a time lapsed YouTube video of the installation. Time lapse video
The City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Park District are sponsoring an Elmhurst Indoor Sports Facility Study. The Park District and City hired Convention Sports and Leisure International (CSL), a planning and advisory firm, to conduct a market demand and financial feasibility study for an indoor sports facility with aquatics, gymnasiums, turf, and ice in Elmhurst. The feedback from community members is vital for determining if there is enough interest and demand to support this type of facility both operationally and financially.
In continued support of District 205 teachers, the Mobile Learning Implementation (MLI), improving student achievement and the overall learning experience, the Board of Education approved the addition of up to 12 Instructional Coaches for 2016-17 at its June 14 meeting. As Board member John McDonough stated, there will always be problems to solved, but this is an opportunity to be grasped - one that impacts every school every teacher and ultimately, every student.
*In February of 2014, as part of a Board discussion about the Mobile Learning Initiative, Dr. Terri Bresnahan, Director of Technology for District 64, Park Ridge-Niles (and a District 205 parent) was invited to present on Instructional Technology Coaching. According to Dr. Bresnahan (who is now a superintendent), high-quality professional development must be: job-embedded, sustained over time, individualized, include follow-up at the time of implementation and opportunity for feedback (both provided by the coach and given by the participant). Peer coaching provides a 95% return rate in the areas of knowledge, skill and transference.
On May 24, 2016, the Board of Education voted to approve a Memorandum of Agreement with the Elmhurst Teachers' Council. The basis of this proposed agreement will clarify contract language regarding the Student Late Arrival days at all grade levels. The purpose of the change is to enhance the collaborative and educational instructional practice of our teachers in order to have a deeper impact on student learning and growth.
Due to the fact that District 205 uses the same bus company to transport students at all three levels – elementary, middle school and high school, there is some extra time built in to the Student Late Arrival days to allow for busing needs. Regular start times will remain the same as they were in 2015-16.
Below is a link to the updated 2016-17 (printable) calendar.
District 205 Food Services will continue to accept payments with MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances and set up low balance alerts for free.
Enrollment is easy!
1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
2. Add your students, using their school name and student ID.
3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, please contact MySchoolBucks directly:
Is there a new family in your neighborhood? Please let them know that families should enroll new students beginning Tuesday, July 12 at the District 205 Center. Information about documentation needed for enrolling students can be found on the New Student Enrollment page.
July 12, 8 a.m. - noon
July 14, noon - 4 p.m.
July 18, 8 a.m. - noon
July 20, noon - 4 p.m.
July 22, 8 a.m. - noon
July 26, noon - 4 p.m.
July 27, 8 a.m. - noon
July 28, noon - 4 p.m.
Upcoming Important Dates
Dates to Remember
August 15 - 3-5 PM - Kindergarten Play Date - NEW Kindergarteners meet to play at front playground
August 16 - 5-7 PM - Kindergarten Play Date -NEW Kindergartners meet to play at front playground
August 17 - 3-4:30 PM - Ice Cream Social - Mulit Purpose Room
August 18 - 1st Day of School
August 18 - Opening Day Coffee
August 24 - Curriculum Night
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
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