Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
Grades 1 - 5
Parent Input for the 2017-2018 School Year
Planning for the 2017-2018 school year is so important. We will begin those discussions soon. When making class placement decisions, the principal and other staff will take parent/guardian input into account, along with a variety of other factors, to achieve the best balance possible. We are not able to honor requests for specific teachers.
If you have important information that you would like to share with us about your child (ren), please consider filling out the Parent Information Sheet. Return all sheets to the office by April 7, 2017. Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Leveled Library Now Open
Thank you District 205 Foundation for helping us create a Leveled Reading Library to help Emerson students. We were able to expand our fiction and non fiction guided reading library with many new books for our classrooms to use. See more pictures.
We will review our PBIS Expectations in January with students.
The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive and is asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, they have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will begin on Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Look for collection bins in our school foyers. Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa, as well as to Indian Reservations in the United States.
At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which includes parent-teacher conference dates/times; student late arrival dates/times; and quarter/trimesters/semesters. It is posted at www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar.
On Tuesday evening, January 24, the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education approved the appointment of three new elementary principals who will serve Emerson, Jackson and Lincoln Schools in 2017-18. All three will begin work in District 205 on July 1, 2017.
Michelle Thompson will be taking the helm at Emerson Elementary School when Principal Beth Gregor retires at the end of June. Ms. Thompson comes to Elmhurst from Schaumburg District 54, where she has served as a teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal over the last 12 years. For the last four years, she has served as assistant principal at both Enders-Salk Elementary School and the D54 MacArthur International Spanish Academy. She has DuFour training in Professional Learning Communities and experience in a Spanish Language Academy school. She has also served as an adjunct professor for National Louis University.
Upcoming Important Dates
Dates to Remember
April 11 – Kindergarten Orientation and Tours
see Emerson Events for additional calendar items
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. We are excited about the new year and can’t wait for our students to fill the classrooms. The welcome back to school letter contains very important information that is essential for you to read for your child to begin school. You will not receive any communication except for emails! Welcome Back to School Letter School Supply List
Maureen Loughery is Kickoff for Kids Star Educator for September
Board Meeting Dates
District 205 News
The Year in Pictures - 2016-2017
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.
2016-2017 School Year