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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

Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule


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

Charlene Roubik


Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

September 19-PTA Meeting 7:00pm
September 20-Late Arrival 9:45 start
September 27-PTA Family Math Night
September 30-Wizards Foundation Game @ York
October 5- PTA Book Fair

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items

Follow Emerson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year! @EmersonD205


5th Graders sharing their Small Moments stories!

Emerson News


Happy Friday Eagles!

We had another wonderful and busy week! It was great to see the students giving their super smiles and all dressed up for Picture Day on Monday. On Tuesday, all of the classes had the opportunity to learn about school bus safety and to practice a bus evacuation drill. On Thursday, Running Club started at recess, thank you PTA! Boy am I impressed with all the great runners we have here at Emerson!  We also welcomed our new lead secretary, Mrs. Sheila Billenstein mid-week!  We appreciate all Mrs. Suopys did in the first month of school and are excited to have Mrs. Billenstein on board! 

We have an exciting new instructional block starting on Monday! We will be starting our Literacy Acceleration instructional block. This is a second dose of literacy instruction for ALL students.  It is thirty minutes per day in addition to the Reading Workshop block. During Literacy Acceleration, support staff “flood” the grade level so we are able to regroup students across the grade according to their reading levels. Students who are not performing at grade level are in small groups and working to get to grade level. Students who are performing at grade level are in larger groups and will be enriched and challenged. The groups are made based on MAP scores, Fountas and Pinnell Reading Running Record Levels, and teacher input. The groups are flexible and students will be moved so they are constantly working at an appropriate level. Our goal with the Literacy Acceleration block is to ensure all students are making growth! The teachers have been working very hard to plan and prepare for the start of acceleration and I cannot wait to see it in action!


Here are a few important updates/reminders:

State of the Schools Address: Dr. Moyer will be giving a State of the Schools Address on Monday, September 18th at 7:00 in the York Commons.  I hope to see you there!

Emerson Singers: Emerson Singers begins on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:30 am.

Late Start: Wednesday, September 20th is a Late Start.  School begins at 9:45!

Dogs on School Grounds: A friendly reminder that dogs are not permitted on school property. Some of our students are afraid and/or allergic to dogs so we want to ensure that all students feel comfortable and safe on school property.

Family Math Night: Wednesday, September 27th is FAMILY MATH NIGHT from 6:30-7:30!  We apologize that the website on the original flyer may not have worked.  Please see the attached flyer for an updated website.  We hope to see you there at Math Night!


Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Michelle Thompson


The Harlem Wizards are back in Elmhurst on Saturday, September 30th to entertain the crowd with high-energy exhibition play and audience participation. Cheer on our team of Elmhurst school district principals and teachers as they challenge the Wizards in a basketball game that is sure to include wild antics and lots of laughs. The event will be held at York High School beginning at 5:00 PM. Concessions, merchandise and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this family-friendly fundraiser support District 205 Foundation programs and enhancements that benefit all Elmhurst public school students. Click here to learn more and guarantee a seat at this popular Saturday event.


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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.