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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



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Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

March 23- Spring Break Begins
April 1- School resumes
April 3- Student Late Arrival
April 8-12- 3rd-5th Grade Illinois Assessment of Readiness Testing
April 16- PTA Meeting 7:00 pm

April 18- Incoming Kindergarten Information Night

              6:00-7:30 pm

April 19- No School
April 24- Student Late Arrival
April 25- 5:30-7:00 Spring Open House



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Full STEAM Ahead at Emerson!


Happy Friday!


We had a great week at Emerson! We started the week with an exciting Monday. My student principal for the day helped me lead a PBIS assembly to share with the students that they earned a celebration… they voted to have a Snowball Fight (not real snowballs)!! Some classes did their Snowball Fight yesterday and some will have theirs next Thursday. We also had Eagle Families on Monday and the families worked together to practice collaboration and cooperation by solving escape room style puzzles. This week in the classroom I saw many grade levels starting their writing unit on opinion pieces. I love seeing these come to life because many grades have the students write to me with their great ideas about how we can continue to make Emerson an awesome school. I can’t wait to see the products that come out of the opinion writing this year! Tonight is Emerson’s Got Talent! I am looking forward to seeing our talented Eagles!


Important Spring Sing Information from Mr. Miller:

The students at Emerson are busy getting ready for their annual Spring Sings! This is an opportunity for you to see all of the various things your child has been learning about in music this year. The Spring Sing date will be on May 9th. Kindergarten sings will be part of a special class celebration. Look for more information from Ms. Niggins and Mrs. Garcia.


May 9th Spring Sings:

1st Grade - 12:30 p.m.

2nd Grade - 8:45 a.m.

3rd Grade - 1:30 p.m.

4th Grade - 10:30 a.m.

5th Grade - 9:30 a.m. 

Emerson Singers - 5:00 p.m.


Additional Notes and Reminders:

  • See you tonight at Emerson’s Got Talent starting at 6:30pm at Churchville!
  • Tuesday, March 19th at 8:30 am will be our next PTA meeting. My maternity leave substitute, Dr. Podraza will be in attendance if you would like to meet her!
  • Wednesday, March 20th is the next Student Late Arrival, we also have a Student Late Arrival right after Spring Break on April 3rd!
  • Spring Break will be Monday, March 25th -Friday, March 29th. School will resume on April 1st.
  • We will take the state mandated test for 3rd-5th graders in April. The test is now called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (it was formerly the PARCC test). This test assesses reading and math. Our plan is to do a majority of our testing the week of April 8th with make-ups the following week!
  • Check out this link for information about a District Math Journal Art cover contest! Cover Art Contest
  • See information below about the upcoming District Chess Tournament and a D205 Foundation Event!
  • Tuesday, March 19, all Elmhurst D205 Orchestra students will combine forces for the biggest musical event of the year: the Orchestra Festival!  This event showcases all orchestra students from grades 4-12 in one performance at York High School, starting at 7:30pm.  Come and join us for a spectacular evening of music!
  • World Down Syndrome Day: We are looking to continue to develop awareness and community for all of our learners. This year we will be celebrating World Downs Syndrome Day on Thursday, March 21st. We will be sharing short bits of information with the students about Downs Syndrome throughout the week and we are asking students to please wear colorful, mismatched, silly socks on the 21st to recognize this day!

Have a great weekend!

Michelle Thompson



There is a tournament on Wednesday April 3rd at York High School. It is a tournament where all the D205 schools are invited to participate. It is a wonderful experience for even the most novice of players. A registration form was sent home in your child's backpack and is due back by Friday, March 15th with payment if your child wishes to participate. If your child is interested in participating or you have any questions please reach out to Marisela Schmidt at schmidtmarcie@yahoo.com for additional information.


D205 Foundation ‘Queen of Hearts’ Raffle @ Cottage Hill

Cottage Hill Station has partnered with the Foundation to support fundraising efforts by hosting a Queen of Hearts Raffle. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the restaurant (no purchase necessary). Drawings will be Thursday evenings between 7:30-8:00pm. The lucky winner will split the proceeds with the Foundation as the beneficiary of the raffle. Much gratitude to Cottage Hill Station for helping to support educational enhancements in all thirteen public schools!


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