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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



Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

December 21- Student Council Holiday Apparel Day!
December 21- Classroom Holiday Parties 1:45-2:45
December 24- January 4- No School-Winter Break
January 7- School Resumes
January 14- No School for students- Teacher Institute Day
January 14- PTA Family Ice Skating Event
January 15- PTA Meeting 8:30 am
January 16- Late Arrival 9:45 start for students
January 21- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Full STEAM Ahead at Emerson!


Happy Friday!

What a great week we had at Emerson! I was able to see a lot of awesome student-driven research in multiple grade levels as they are choosing topics they are interested in and generating questions they would like to learn more about. It is amazing to see how engaged the students are in working with their peers and conducting the research. I can’t wait to see the writing that comes from their learning! Thank you to PTA for a wonderful Holiday Boutique last night and a big thank you to everyone who came out to support the event! Hopefully you got some good shopping done! Next week as we wrap up 2018 at Emerson we are excited for our author visit and class parties. Author, Candace Fleming, will be coming on Thursday morning… thank you to PTA and Mrs. Blanford for organizing the visit! We are very excited to learn about how her writing process is similar to ours as we write during Writer’s Workshop!

Notes and Reminders:

  • 5th grade parents, remember to go into Powerschool to do 6th grade course selection with your student. Today is the deadline!
  • Please take the 5 Essentials Survey!!! Our student and community participation in this survey help our school ratings so please take a few minutes to complete the survey before January 18, 2019. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  and select the appropriate survey to begin. Thank you for your feedback!
  • CoGAT scores for 2nd and 5th grade students will go home to parents via Secure Doc on December 17th. Reach identification notifications will go home in early February!
  • If you wish to help out the Sennett Family this holiday season, there is a Giving Tree at Kie & Kate on Spring Road with some items that could be donated!
  • Please see these attachments for seasonal health information from our nurse! Please click here to see the imformation

Author Candace Fleming Visits Emerson! 

A reminder that award-winning author Candace Fleming (https://www.candacefleming.com/) will visit Emerson on Thursday, December 20th. Forms to purchase her books can be printed here and are due by Monday, December 17th. Please note that the form has two sides. Books will be signed and delivered to classrooms for students to bring home the day of Ms. Fleming's visit.

Afternoon kindergarten students are invited to attend the 9:00 a.m. assembly with an accompanying adult. Please arrive at 8:50 a.m. and find a seat together in the gym. Thank you tothe PTA for making this author visit possible!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Michelle Thompson

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