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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

Tina Smith


Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

October 15-19- 2nd and 5th Grade COGAT Testing

October 16- PTA Meeting 8:30 am

October 24- Late Arrival 9:45 start for students
October 26- Fall Fest at Emerson 6:00-8:00 pm
October 31- Black, Orange, and Purple Day
November 3- 12:00-2:00 Emerson Make A Difference Day
November 3- D205 Foundation Harlem Wizards Game

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


Happy Friday!

Wow! This week flew by at Emerson! Thank goodness for your amazing children this week who helped keep a smile on our faces as we mourn the loss of Mrs. Sennett’s husband. As many of you learned that he passed suddenly last weekend, the outpouring of support for her family has been remarkable. We are lucky and grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community! This week, I saw the students hard at work in a variety of areas… I saw 4th graders working to compare and contrast the themes of two fiction texts. I saw kindergarteners showing their teachers all of the letter sounds they have learned since the beginning of the year and I saw fifth graders using exit tickets in math to reflect upon their own learning! We have so many great things to be proud of going on at Emerson!

Notes and Reminders (Lots of them this week!):

  • COGAT testing for 2nd and 5th graders will take place the week of October 15th.
  • The next PTA meeting is October 16th at 8:30 am in the multipurpose room!
  • October 22nd is Picture Retake Day
  • October 24th is the next Student Late Arrival day
  • Mark your calendar for PTA’s Fall Fest… October 26th at Emerson!
  • See below for information from the Special Education Resource Group (SERG) about an upcoming informational event!
  • Special Education Resource Group for parents will be meeting Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 7pm at the District Office
  • We are working to celebrate Veteran’s Day in a different way this year. We are looking for any veterans/active military members who would be willing to come in and be videotaped conducting a short interview. Those interviews will be created into a video and shared with our students and community. Please return the form that came home this week if you know someone who might be interested!
  • Erin's Law: An important letter regarding Erin’s Law lessons that we will be conducting in November and December came home this week. Please read and reach out if you have any questions.
  • PTA is collecting Box Tops… It is Box Tops Submission Time! Please send in all your Box Tops! Every Box Top earns $.10 for our school. Send all Box Tops to school in a baggie, envelope or on a collection sheet. Thank you for supporting Emerson!

See information below for announcements from D205…

1. Hawthorne to Host Author Dr. Katie Martin. Hawthorne Elementary is pleased to welcome Learner Centered Innovation Author Dr. Katie Martin on October 23rd, for a day-long series of workshops for D205 elementary teachers and parents, designed to help foster a continued love of learning in children and adults. For more information, contact D205 Instructional Coach Effey Nassis at enassis@elmhurst205.org.

2. Referendum Updates The Elmhurst PTA Council will host “Referendum 101” at 7 p.m. October 24th in York High School Commons. D205 Board President Kara Caforio and Supt. Dr. David Moyer will be out hand to answer questions about the referendum.

3. Conrad Fischer School Singers are performing at Oct. 13th at the Heritage Day Festival at the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse. This is a fun, free event for families.

4. Monsters & Munchkins Family Fun Obstacle Course at Berens Park Families with children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in the Monsters & Munchkins Obstacle Course Race at Berens Park on October 21st, 10:00 am to noon. This fully mobile 2km obstacle course is presented by Team Ignite, a not for profit group that promotes physical fitness and offers a version of the course at two district elementary schools. The cost to participate is $25 and proceeds will benefit both The District 205 Foundation and Team Ignite.

The Foundation provides additional resources and educational enhancements for all thirteen Public Schools. For information and registration, visit ti4k.org/ocr.

5. National Thought Leader on Opioid Pandemic to Speak October 16 Tim Ryan, national thought leader and recovering addict, will speak to the Elmhurst community on Tuesday, October 16th at 7pm in Bryan Middle School auditorium. This event is free and sponsored by the City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth. D205 holds a seat on the Commission. For questions, email: youthcommission630@gmail.com.


  Have a great weekend!

  Michelle Thompson

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