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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

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Thompson, Michelle
Billenstein, Sheila
Lead Secretary sbillenstein@elmhurst205.org
Guimon, Eileen
Assistant Secretary eguimon@elmhurst205.org
Pavone, Karen


School Nurse

Tina Smith


Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

October 22- Picture Retakes! 
October 24- Late Arrival 9:45 start for students
October 26- Fall Fest at Emerson 6:00-8:00 pm
October 31- Black, Orange, and Purple Day
November 1- Girls on the Run 5k at Beren's Park
November 3- 12:00-2:00 Emerson Make A Difference Day
November 3- D205 Foundation Harlem Wizards Game
November 5- Online Conference Sign-up Opens 6:00am
November 9- Online Conference Sign-up Closes Midnight
November 13- PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
November 16- Report Cards available to parents through Powerschool (Report cards are only coming home electronically this year!)
November 19 & 20- Parent Teacher Conferences
November 28-Late Arrival 9:45 start for students
November 30- PTA/Student Council Movie Night

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items
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Full STEAM Ahead at Emerson!


Happy Friday!

What a great week we had at Emerson! This week visiting classrooms, I saw many students working together to solve problems especially in math and library! It is awesome to see students putting their heads together to share their thinking and ideas and how they move forward toward a solution when they disagree or run into a roadblock. What a great life skill they are practicing! Our 2nd and 5th grade students worked hard on their CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) this week. We should expect results in December.  We are really looking forward to Fall Fest at Emerson next Friday evening and hope to see many of you there!

I also wanted to share some exciting news with you, my husband and I are expecting our third child in the spring! We are due April 19th, but both of my girls have come early so we will plan for that just in case. Dr. Moyer will be working to find a maternity leave substitute for me who will finish out the school year. We will be sure to communicate with you closer to the spring when we know who will be helping us out!


Notes and Reminders:

  • Monday, October 22nd is Picture Retake Day!
  • Wednesday, October 24th is the student Late Arrival day, 9:45am start for students!
  • Fall Fest is next Friday, October 26th at Emerson from 6:00-8:00pm!
  • Saturday, November 3rd from 12:00-2:00pm will be our Fall Make a Difference Day at Emerson! If your family is interested in coming to help us do some outdoor clean up please return the form that came home last week! We will be weeding, planting bulbs for the spring, and winterizing the outdoor teaching garden.
  • PTA is collecting Box Tops… It is Box Tops Submission Time! Please send in all your Box Tops! Every Box Top earns $.10 for our school. Send all Box Tops to school in a baggie, envelope or on a collection sheet. Thank you for supporting Emerson!
  • There is a Parent Workshop about Learner Centered Innovation at Hawthorne Elementary School on Tuesday, October 23rd from 9:00-11:00am
  • The Elmhurst PTA Council will host “Referendum 101” at 7 pm October 24th in York High School Commons. D205 Board President Kara Caforio and Supt. Dr. David Moyer will be on hand to answer questions about the referendum.


D205 Foundation Event! Monsters & Munchkins Family Fun Obstacle Course at Berens Park Families with children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in the Monsters & Munchkins Obstacle Course Race at Berens Park on October 21st, 10:00 am to noon. This fully mobile 2km obstacle course is presented by Team Ignite, a not for profit group that promotes physical fitness and offers a version of the course at two district elementary schools. The cost to participate is $25 and proceeds will benefit both The District 205 Foundation and Team Ignite. The Foundation provides additional resources and educational enhancements for all thirteen Public Schools. For information and registration, visit ti4k.org/ocr.

 D205 Foundation Harlem Wizards Game is coming up! Saturday, November 3rd at 5:00pm!

Come see Mrs. Wenig and Ms. Kawa along with other D205 staff members take on the Wizards! Tickets are on sale at this link https://www.elmhurst205.org/wizards


Have a great weekend!

Michelle Thompson

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