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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch 11:05 to 12:05

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule
AM Kindergarten 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Gregor, Beth
Principal bgregor@elmhurst205.org
Holler, Sue
Lead Secretary sholler@elmhurst205.org
Guimon, Eileen
Assistant Secretary eguimon@elmhurst205.org
Hecker, Mari Jo
School Nurse mhecker@elmhurst205.org

School Nurse

Robbie Ostling


Emerson News

D205 Foundation Awards Thiems Grants/Supports MLI @ $58,000
Directors from the District 205 Foundation visited Elmhurst Public Schools the week of May 18 to award Thiems Educational Grants to this year’s recipients. Classroom teachers, librarians, resource staff and even students were among those tha... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 5/22/15

Registration for Elementary Instrumental Music Program 2015-2016
Elmhurst Community School District 205 offers the opportunity for all students in fourth grade and above to learn to play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument through the District 205 Instrumental Music Program. 

Instru... Continue
Posted by: Katherine Schroeder
Published: 5/20/15

Elmhurst Instrumental Music Boosters Seek Board Members
Elmhurst Instrumental Music Boosters (EIMB) is a parent organization that raises funds to support 4th -8th grade band, orchestra and choir programs. Since its inception in 1978, EIMB has worked in close partnership with District 205 every year to ... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 5/18/15

Mrs. Gregor Challenges All Emerson Students

Mrs. Gregor challenges all Emerson students to read this summer! Reading is one of the best ways to learn and grow this summer. There are so many great books to read. Send me a post card this summer and tell me all about your book and where you read it!  Send all postcards to Mrs. Gregor, Emerson School, 400 N. West Ave. Elmhurst, Il. 60126. I can't wait to see what you are reading!

Summer Reading Letter

Summer Reading Challenge Log

Summer Reading Challenge Flyer


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.

Learn more and find a key to the planet location.

Lunch Information

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.


Enrollment: 498

Event Calendar

Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

May 27 - 3rd grade field trip to Chicago History Museum

May 27 - 2nd grade picnic

May 28 - Field Day

May 29 - 1:30 pm - DARE Graduation

June 1 - 5th grade picnic

June 2 - 3rd grade picnic

June 2 - 4th grade picnic

June 3 - Last day of school

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

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Emerson's Mission

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.