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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

October 17 - 8:30am PTA Meeting in Lunchroom
October 23 - Picture Retakes
October 25 - Student Late Arrival
October 27 - PTA Fall Fest 6:00-8:00pm at Churchville
October 31- Purple, Orange and Black Spirit Day!

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items

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


Images from Future Focused Learning Buddies this week!

Emerson News


Happy Friday Eagles!

It was a wonderful week at Emerson!  On Wednesday we had our Future Focused Learning Buddies where we learned about honesty.  The students did a great job engaging in discussions with their buddies about how to display honesty throughout the day!  We also did an evacuation drill with the Elmhurst Fire Department on Thursday and the students did an outstanding job getting out of the building quickly and quietly.  The firemen were very impressed!  We ended the week with a day of College Spirit Wear brought to us by student council!  Based on feedback received this week, we have updated our website with a calendar link to help provide more information about upcoming dates.  Be sure to check it out!

Notes and Reminders:

- Join us for a day time PTA meeting at 8:30 on Tuesday, October 17th.  We will meet in the multipurpose room.

-We have a date for Picture Retakes!  They will be Monday, October 23rd please let your teacher know if you would like your student to retake their picture.

-A reminder from Mrs. Blanford that the book orders for the author that is coming to visit are due Tuesday, October 17th!

-See below for information about the Reflections Program from PTA!

-Late next week you should be receiving an email through School Messenger regarding sign-up for online Parent Teacher Conferences so be on the lookout for that.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Michelle Thompson


Reflections - Within Reach

The PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program that asks children to get creative! Students are invited to create works of art in any of six different categories, reflecting upon a different theme each year. The six arts categories are dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The theme for the 2017-2018 school year is "Within Reach".  

Students can create as many projects as they like, in as many arts categories as the like. Only original works of art are accepted. It does not matter whether an entry created for the Reflections Program has been created as a classroom assignment or independently at home. Once judged at the local level, the winners advance to the council/district level for judging. Council/district level winners then advance to the regional level. Regional level winners advance to the state level. State level winners advance to the National level. 

Additional information, Official Entry Forms and Rules can be found on the Emerson PTA website.  

All entries are due to the school office by Monday, November 13, 2017.  If you have any questions, please visit the Emerson PTA website or contact Marisa Costa @ mcosta88@comcast.net


In his latest Superintendent's column, Dr. David Moyer chronicles the many positive things happening in District 205 this school year. From Acceleration Time to Instructional Rounds to Eureka Math and a Growth Mindset - there are many new initiatives designed to increase rigor and relevance that lead to more highly-engaged students and future-ready learning.

You may also follow Dr. Moyer's blog at http://superchat205.blogspot.com. Follow Elmhurst District 205 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ElmhurstD205.


District 205’s Social Work Department presents "Well-parented Kids: 10 Anchors for Building Strong Families." This free program for parents will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 12:30-2:30 PM in the Sandburg Middle School Auditorium. This presentation will identify the key elements of effective parent-child relationships including setting communication norms, modeling values, sponsoring constructive conflict resolution, maintaining respect and trust, facilitating growth, teaching coping skills and navigating change. Presenters are Katie McDougall, LCSW and Steve Ritter, LCSW. No reservations are needed. Please enter through door 2, in the auditorium. Parking is available in the back of the school, just be alert for students.


Time to start thinking about the winter holidays! This pre-order fundraising sale supports the long-standing Elmhurst tradition of beautifully lit streets that line our neighborhoods during the holiday season. Proceeds will benefit Elmhurst 205 schools and students long after the holiday is over. Trees can be purchased as part of a neighborhood group or individually, just for your yard. Groups of four or more orders are free of charge, scheduled for delivery on Nov. 25 and are coordinated by a tree block captain.

The District 205 Foundation website contains all the tools you will need to be a tree captain for your block; it's an easy and rewarding way to support our schools! Individual Nova Scotia balsam outdoor trees and beautiful Fraser and Douglas firs for indoor display are also available and can be picked up on Dec. 2 at Sandburg Middle School or delivered for a fee. Visit www.elmhurst205.org/HolidayTrees 
for more information or to place an order. Orders are due October 27.


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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.