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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

Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule


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
Suopys, Melissa
Lead Secretary
Guimon, Eileen
Assistant Secretary eguimon@elmhurst205.org
Pavone, Karen


School Nurse

Charlene Roubik


Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

August 15- PTA Ice Cream Social (multi-purpose room) 3:00-4:30

August 16– First Day of School!!!

August 16- PTA First day opening coffee 8:15-10:00 and 12:30 for PM Kindergarten

August 29- Curriculum Night 6:00-7:30

September 4- No School (Labor Day)

September 19-PTA Meeting 7:00pm

see Emerson Events for additional calendar items


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The first day of school is August 16, 2017. It is a full day of school, students in grades 1-5 will need a lunch.  We can’t wait to see everyone on Wednesday!


AM Kindergarten – 8:15-11:05 a.m.

PM Kindergarten – 12:05-3:00 p.m.

Grades 1-5 – 8:15-3:00 p.m.



Grades 1, 2, 4 & 5 will line up in the playground area. Please look for your child’s line indicated by their room number painted on the ground. 1st and 2nd grades dismiss out door 7 at the end of the day.  4th and 5th grades dismiss out of door 4 at the end of the day.


Grades 3 & Kinder line up in front of the building by the circle drive. 3rd grade and Mrs. Garcia’s class line up by Door #1 and Ms. Niggins’ kinder classes by Door #10. Kindergarten parents are expected to stay with their child until the teacher comes for their class. Kinder and 3rd dismiss out the same doors they enter at the end of the day.


Please plan to have your student arrive no earlier than 8:00 am. because there is no student supervision prior to 8:00 am.  The first bell is at 8:10 am. and students will enter the school. Students are expected to be sitting in their desks and ready to begin classat 8:15 am. Children are considered tardy after 8:15 am.


AM Kindergarten and 1st Grade Meet & Greet 8:15-9:15 am

Parents please line up with your children in their class line and come in with your children. You can meet your child’s teacher and help your children put away their supplies. Please bring the supplies with you on this date. PTA supply boxes are already in classrooms if you preordered in May. At 9:15 your children will remain in the classroom and you can visit the PTA Opening Day Coffee in the LRC or enjoy your day!


PM Kindergarten Meet & Greet 12:05-1:05 pm

Parents please line up with your children in their class line and come in with your children. You can meet your child’s teacher and help your children put away their supplies. At 1:05 your children will remain in the classroom and you can visit the PTA Opening Day Coffee in the LRC or enjoy your day!


PTA Opening Day Coffee- LRC - 8:30 am & 12:05 pm

Please come to meet new families, reacquaint yourself with old friends and find out what opportunities are available for school involvement. We encourage you to volunteer! This event is sponsored by the PTA. If you would like to get a jumpstart on learning about volunteer opportunities go to http://www.emersonpta.org under committees.


Curriculum Night- Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:00-7:30 pm

We look forward to seeing you on August 29th for Curriculum Night.  We will begin at 6:00 in the gym with a presentation from myself and PTA followed by two sessions in the classrooms. Look for more details closer to the night!


Dr. Michelle Thompson, Principal


I hope you are having a wonderful summer!  I am very excited to be joining the Emerson community as your principal.  I can’t wait to get to know all of your students and you this year as we partner together to provide an excellent education for your children!


A little bit about me… I am coming to Elmhurst from twelve years in Schaumburg District 54 where I was an elementary classroom teacher, a literacy instructional coach and an assistant principal.  I have a Master’s Degree in Language and Literacy, an Administrative certificate, and in June I completed my Doctorate in Reading and Language.  I am very passionate about instruction, creating future ready students who will be great leaders in our community and providing high-quality education for all students! My husband, Matt, and I are blessed with two daughters, Molly who is three and Quinn who will be turning one in September. They are both a blast and bring so much joy and laughter to our lives every day.  I can’t wait for you to meet them!


Some important information as we head into the start of the year:

-Teacher/classroom assignments will be sent out via email on Friday, August 11th to all families who have completed registration information on file.  Please be sure to update your registration prior to that date or your student will not have a classroom placement.

-Curriculum Night will be August 29th.  We will begin the night in the gym.  More specific information will be sent out prior to the event.

-Please check the website for upcoming dates including kindergarten play dates and the PTA Ice Cream Social!

-On Monday, August 14 at 7:00 in the York High School Commons, Dr. Bill Daggett will be speaking to the Elmhurst community.  He is an outstanding speaker and a leader for 21st century education.  He will change the way you think about education today!


-Welcome to our new Emerson staff members:

Mrs. Melissa Suopys, Lead Secretary

Ms. Roopa Desai, ELL

Ms. Amanda Leiber, ELL

Ms. Flavia Malloy-Marcucci, PE

Ms. Amanda Spinelle, PE

Ms. April Antonson, Art

Ms. Lindsey Sloan, Instructional


That’s all for now!  I will send out another update next week with information about the start of school.  I look forward to meeting you all and to the start of a great year!


Mrs. Michelle Thompson


The Elmhurst Commission on Youth, along with Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, part of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, will sponsor a presentation outlining when student anxiety becomes a problem. Hear about the effects of anxiety on learning, sources of anxiety in schools, and school refusal. Treatment requires a collaborative approach that includes the student, school staff, parents and mental health professionals. Dr. Laura Koehler, PsyD. Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Linden Oaks, leads the discussion on August 29, beginning at 7:30 PM (note change of time) at Bryan Middle School.



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