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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

Charlene Roubik


Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

December 12 - Emerson Singers Caroling at Marianos 6:00pm
December 14 - Talent Show Kick-off 4:30-6:00pm
December 22 - Classroom Parties 1:45-2:45pm
December 25 - Winter Break begins... NO SCHOOL
January 8 - School Resumes

January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day... NO SCHOOL

January 17 - Student Late Arrival
January 17 - Emerson Singers sing National Anthem at Elmhurst College evening basketball game
January 22 - Teacher Institute Day...NO SCHOOL for students

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items

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


Special Announcement! One of our own Emerson families, the Greves Family, was chosen as this year’s recipient for the No Frills Fun Run this year! All proceeds from the event will go to their family, here is the website with more information! http://nofrillsfunrun.org/index.html


Images from Buddy Time learning about compassion!


Drawn by Frannie Buxton, 4th grader

Author/Illustrator David Biedrzycki Visits Emerson School

Emerson News


Happy Friday!

We had a fun and busy week at Emerson! As I visited classrooms this week I saw students using text features to read and comprehend a variety of non-fiction text.  The students are able to tell me how each of the text features help them as readers!  I have also seen students across all grade levels representing their thinking as they solve math problems using a variety of strategies whether it’s multi-digit subtraction problems or long division in the upper grades!  What great thinkers we have here at Emerson! We also had a wonderful professional learning for the teachers on Wednesday morning.  Members of our leadership team shared lessons and resources for incorporating high level thinking, student choice, and student self-assessment into their lessons. We are so lucky to have such outstanding teachers here at Emerson!


Our PBIS team met on Thursday morning, here is an update from them:

The students tried and almost filled the B and E during our last Be Sticker Day which focused on Responsibility!  We are still working to fill the B and E with 85% of students keeping their stickers and showing responsible behavior all day long! During the month of October, the student’s Soar Slips were put on display.  There were a lot!! We are also getting close to earning another celebration with all the Soar Slips the students have earned! When students earn Soar Slips, they also earn a ticket to vote for the celebration of their choice. This time the choices are 30-minute teacher switch, all school freeze dance and deck the halls! Lastly, our Future Focused Learning Buddies are going great. Twice a month the buddies get together and learn future focused skills, the past couple lessons have been mindfulness, contemplation, and compassion. Please encourage all your students to follow the school wide expectations of being respectful, responsible and engaged!




-The 5 Essentials Survey is open!! Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  We need at least 20% of our parent community to take the survey in order for the results to be counted.  These results are used to drive our school improvement plan, go into our state report card and are a part of our school ranking when organizations assign rankings.  Here is the link to the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/


-Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00pm our Emerson Singers will be caroling at the Mariano’s in Elmhurst!


-Holiday Class Parties are from 1:45-2:45 on December 22nd! Thank you in advance to all our room parents for their prep and planning!  I know the students will have a blast!


-Winter Break is coming!  There will be no school beginning December 25th and we will see you back on January 8th!


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle Thompson



Beginning on Tuesday, December 5, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have the opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey will allow you and your child (in grades 4 through 12) to share thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness at your child’s school. It asks students about their experiences in school and parents about their experiences with their child’s school, giving school leaders critical input to help develop school improvement plans.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:


  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

In March of 2018, reports will be sent to schools and districts that achieve the 50% participation threshold. Data will also be included in the Illinois State School Report Card next fall.

Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Student participants will be required to log in using their student ID and birth date in order to complete the survey. Students’ identities will be completely confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, such as the total percentage of students who agree homework assignments help them learn the course material.

The parent survey takes about 10 minutes; the student survey takes about 25 minutes. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey was scheduled to be conducted in November. The survey will be open through January 31, 2018. We hope you will participate.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.


Enrollment: 425

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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.

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