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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

February 13- Emerson Singers perform the National Anthem at Elmhurst College Basketball Game!
February 18- No School... President's Day
February 19- PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
February 20- Student Late Arrival
March 5- PTA Science Olympiad
March 6- Student Late Arrival
March 15- PTA Talent Show



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Full STEAM Ahead at Emerson!


Happy Friday!

We had a great week at Emerson! From Valentine parties to Surgery Day, from Math Workshop to Guided Reading… I saw it all this week! It was fun to see the students engaged in some Valentine’s Day fun but to also keep up the amazing work they are doing. I have seen a lot of students in the classrooms I have visited lately show great growth in their ability to share their thinking about how they solve problems in math. This is a skill the teachers work to build all year by giving the students tools and opportunities to practice sharing their thinking. It is such an important skill for them to practice! You should all be very proud of your students with the flexibility and maturity they showed this morning as we had our power issues. They all handled it very well and continued their routine as usual, then before we knew it we were back in business! Also, thank you to PTA and everyone who came out to support the school at Trivia Night last Friday. We really appreciate all the support so we can continue to provide new opportunities for the students!

Additional Notes and Reminders:

  • There will be NO school on Monday, February 18th for President’s Day
  • Tuesday evening (2/19) will be our next PTA meeting at 7:00pm in the library!
  • Wednesday, February 20th is the next Student Late Arrival
  • REACH Appeal: Students currently in grades 3 through 7 who are not enrolled in REACH may be considered for programming in the area of English Language Arts (ELA) and/or Math. Appeal requires additional testing that is completed outside of the school day. Appeal and other academic data are reviewed to determine a student's need for REACH coursework. Students who successfully appeal REACH placement consistently demonstrate above grade-level performance. The Application for Appeal is available on the District website here through February 15, 2019.
  • PTA’s Science Olympiad is around the corner on March 5th!
  • See below if you would like to help send donations or volunteer your time on our upcoming MakerSpace Day and for information from District 205 regarding Pi Day!

Have a great weekend!

Michelle Thompson


STEM Quest: Read and Make Around Emerson - Volunteers Needed & Donations Requested

We are excited to announce that we will be conducting a Literacy/MakerSpace Event for Emerson students on the morning of Friday, March 22nd! During this event, students will rotate through "stations" to participate in engaging reading and MakerSpace activities (e.g., build a tower, design a parachute, program a robot). We are looking for parent volunteers who would like to help. Interested? Please respond using this form. We will follow-up to confirm assignments by early March.

We need LEGO mini-figures (guys and girls) for two of our STEM Quest day activities. Do you, or a relative/friend/neighbor, have any used LEGO mini-figures available for donation to a great educational purpose? Please send them to school to the attention of Lauren Blanford, Emerson Librarian.


Pi Day Information from D205

Pi Day is traditionally one of the only days that “officially” celebrates mathematics. Historically, Pi Day has been celebrated by asking students to memorize the non-repeating digits of Pi and reciting those on Pi Day, often in a competitive environment. In our 21st century, technology-rich society, memorization of digits is not only unnecessary, focusing on memorization detracts from the power of mathematics in our world.

Elmhurst teachers who plan Pi Day activities starting this year and moving forward will be highlighting the problem-solving nature of mathematics by guiding students in investigations with and around Pi. Why is the number made of non-repeating digits? What role has Pi played in mathematics, engineering, and society over the centuries? What other applications are there for Pi outside of calculating circular area and spherical volume? There are so many interesting ways to celebrate mathematics’ most famous constant. Moving forward, we choose to celebrate the wonder, beauty, and power of mathematics on Pi Day in powerful ways that go beyond the memorization of digits.

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