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
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 last day of school was approved at the April 26 Board of Education meeting. Due to a mild winter, and no other weather-related incidents, the five emergency days, which are required to be built into the school calendar, have not been used. Below are the student dismissal times. Also, you will find attached a day by day, end of the school year calendar.
The Elmhurst Art Museum hosts an annual K-8 exhibit of student work from District 205. Each elementary and middle school submits 12 works in a variety of media, selected by the art teachers. Coinciding with Art in the Park, this year’s exhibit will be on display April 29 to May 2, with an opening reception on Friday, April 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Avenue.
The testing window for the spring 2016 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 4 and continue through Friday, May 6. These state-required achievement tests are being given to all eligible students. Students in grades 3 – 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. At the high school level, the assessment is course based. York students enrolled in English 9 or English 9H will take the English assessment. Students enrolled in Algebra AB will take the math assessment. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students are testing within this window.
The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students in order to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year round!
The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!
Please see the attached summer instrumental music program description for more detailed course information, rehearsal times, and registration options. If you have questions, please contact me or your child’s band or orchestra director.
Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program opened on March 7, 2016. You may register for the summer instrumental music program by using the Webstore (District) link on the District 205 website: www.elmhurst205.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 6, 2016.
Board Meeting Dates
District 205 News
The Year in Pictures - 2015-2016
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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
Upcoming Important Dates
Dates to Remember
April 28 – 5:30-7:00 pm - BRAG Night
April 29 - 1st grade field trip
May 2 - 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3 - Kindergarten Sing - Niggins AM -8:55
May 4 - Kindergarten Sing - Mitchell PM - 1:40
May 11 – Spring Band Concert at Churchville – 7:00 PM
May 12 - 2nd grade field trip
May 17 - Wenig - One Room Schoolhouse
May 17 - 7:00 PTA Meeting - Churchville Principals answer questions
May 18 - Kawa - One Room Schoolhouse
May 19 - Valdez - One Room Schoolhouse
May 24 - 3rd Gr. Class Picnic
May 25 - 2nd Gr. Class Picnic
May 27 - Last Day of School
see Emerson Events for additional calendar items