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
Community Input Sought for Superintendent Candidate Profile
The District 205 Board of Education has recently begun the process of selecting its next superintendent, due to the recently announced retirement of Superintendent Dave Pruneau. An important early step in the process is the creation of a unique ca... Continue
Outdoor Recess Guidelines for Elementary Students
Parents: a reminder that during winter, the guideline for staying inside for recess is zero degrees. When the “feels like" (windchill) temperature or the actual temperature is zero or below, ... Continue
Measles Information from DuPage County Health Department
In light of the recent news regarding measles outbreaks, parents are encouraged to become familiar with the symptoms of measles. Linked below is information from the DuPage County Health Department (in both English and Spanish) which pro... Continue
Parent Input for the 2015-2016 School Year
It’s that time of year when parents are beginning to think about next year. The question inevitably comes up, “Whose class will my child be placed in next year?” The guidelines for student ...more
Mrs. Bradley Honored with Shining Star Award
Congratulations Mrs. Bradley
Mrs. Bradley was awarded the Shining Star Award this week at the District 205 School Board Meeting. Mrs. Bradley was nominated by her colleagues for working collaboratively to help her students in her classroom and for making a positive impact to students and staff. Congratulations Mrs. Bradley!
Congratulations Mrs. Thomson
Congratulations Mrs. Thomson- 5th grade teacher! Mrs. Thomson was very surprised to learn that she was nominated by the parent of a former student for the Star Educator Award from Kickoff for Kids. T ...more
Congratulations to This Week's Soar Winners
Congratulations! These students have followed the PBIS principals of Show Respect, Offer Kindness, Act Responsibly and Reach for Success. Pictures are here.
Explore the Universe - Begin with the Sun at Emerson
Stop by and explore the universe! The Emerson PTA is proud to announce that the solar system has come to Elmhurst. Using the Emerson Outdoor Classroom as a base, a scale model of the solar system has been created. The model includes all fourteen major solar system bodies including the five dwarf planets of Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris. In the model, the sun is located in the Emerson Outdoor Classroom and is 18 inches in diameter. Eris, the farthest planet, is located at Edison School. Each planet's location has a large sign that contains a picture of the planet, its actual comparative size (to scale), scientific facts, the origin of the planet’s name and a map showing where each planet is placed in Elmhurst. The planets are located at Emerson, Edison, Hawthorne and York schools, Berens and Plunkett Parks and Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Many thanks to District 205, the Elmhurst Park District and Mary Queen of Heaven for their support in making this endeavor possible.
Students and teachers have lunch between 11:05-12:05 daily. Grades 1, 2 and 3 will have lunch first- from 11:05-11:35. Grades 4 & 5 will be outside for recess. All students in the lunchroom who are finished eating can join the recess beginning at 11:30. Students who are still eating should remain in the lunchroom until they have completed their lunch. We transition the lunchroom during this time to get it ready for the next group to eat. At 11:35 grades 4, 5 line up to enter the lunch lines.
Any student who goes home for lunch, will tell their teacher during attendance. Students will be excused to the office when the bell rings at 11:05. Parents, please park at MQH and meet your children by the main office door. Students who go home for lunch are return to the office area no earlier that 12:00 noon. The bell rings at 12:05 to return to class. They may not join recess when they return.
Students can bring their own lunches from home. We encourage students to eat waste free by using reusable containers when they bring their lunch. Hot lunches will be served on reusable plastic trays. Please read the monthly menus with your children to make sure that they like the hot lunch served that day. Students may purchase milk and/or a hot lunch using their own lunch cards with picture and name identification. Please read for more information about setting up a lunch account or adding money to your child's account on the district website. You can also find dietary information and ingredients for the lunches.
Upcoming Important Dates
Dates to Remember
March 2-27 - PARCC Testing Window
March 2 -6 - 5th Grade PARCC testing
March 6 - 1980s Day - Student Council Sponsored
March 9 - 13 - Grade 4 PARCC testing - except for March 11 - No Tests on this date
March 13 - SPRs go home
March 16 - 20 - Grade 3 PARCC testing
March 17 - 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip - Spring Musical (Notice New Date)
March 20 - Talent Show - 4:15-6:00- grades K-2 & 6:30-8:30 - grades 3-5
March 23 - 4th Grade PARCC testing
March 25 - Kindergarten and new 1st grade orientation for parents 6:00 - tours 6:30 - presentation 7:00 - tours
March 30 - April 3 - Spring Break
see Emerson Events for additional calendar items
Board Meeting Dates
District 205 News
The Year in Pictures - 2014-2015
2014-2015 School Year
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.