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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



Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

January 14- No School for students- Teacher Institute Day
January 14- PTA Family Ice Skating Event Edge Ice Arena 1:00-3:00 pm
January 15- PTA Meeting 8:30 am
January 15- 5th Grade PTA Rec Night 6:30-7:30 pm
January 16- Late Arrival 9:45 start for students
January 16- Kindergarten PTA Rec Night 6:30-7:30 pm
January 17- 3rd Grade PTA Rec Night 6:30-7:30 pm
January 18- Student Council's Mismatch Day!
January 21- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 22- 4th Grade PTA Rec Night 6:30-7:30 pm
January 23- 1st Grade PTA Rec Night 6:30-7:30 pm
January 24- 2nd Grade PTA Rec Night 6:30-7:30 pm
February 8- PTA Trivia Night

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items
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Emerson News


Tuesday: February 5th from 9:00-11:00am (@ Emerson)

Wednesday: February 6th from 12:30-3:00pm (@ Emerson)

Thursday: February 7th from 4:00-7:00pm (@ District Office)

Please click here to see all of the documents needed to register your student(s). Please make sure that all of your information is up to date and current. All of the documents must be originals documents no copies will be accepted.




Happy Friday! What a great week we had at Emerson! The week started with a great day of professional learning for our teachers (and hopefully your children enjoyed their extra day of rest). We spent the whole day at York High School. The day began with a keynote address from Dr. Moyer for all the district teachers and for the rest of the day, the staff attended four professional learning sessions of their choice. Many of the sessions were taught by our very own D205 teachers and some were led by outside presenters. Emerson was represented by Mrs. Cortez, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Desai, Mrs. Wenig, Mrs. Steahly, Miss Kawa, and Mrs. Blanford who all took the time to create and present sessions representing Emerson so well that day! This week we also had our PBIS Minute-to-Win-It celebration, the kids had a blast as they played one-minute challenge games with the other students in their grade level! Today we also had a hard lockdown (intruder) drill. The Elmhurst Police decided that each year we will do a second drill of this type and the students and staff did a wonderful job. Thank you to the Elmhurst Police for your partnership in keeping our schools safe and prepared! Also, a big thank you to PTA for the first three Rec Nights, the buzz from the students is that they have been a lot of fun!


Notes and Reminders:

  • There will be no school for the students Monday, January 21st due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Wednesday, February 6th is the next Student Late Arrival
  • To take the 5 Essentials parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  and select the appropriate survey to begin. They have extended the window so there is still time…Thank you for your feedback!
  • REACH Identification: Students currently in grades 2 and 5 are considered for REACH participation in the 2019-2020 school year. Families of students who are identified for REACH receive email notification via School Messenger on February 1, 2019.
  • REACH Appeal: Students currently in grades 3 through 7 who are not enrolled in REACH may be considered for programming in the area of English Language Arts (ELA) and/or Math. Appeal requires additional testing that is completed outside of the school day. Appeal and other academic data are reviewed to determine a student's need for REACH coursework. Students who successfully appeal REACH placement consistently demonstrate above grade-level performance. The Application for Appeal is available on the District website here through February 15, 2019.
  • One of our former Emerson families, the Hamblin Family, was chosen as the recipient for this year’s No Frills fundraiser! See the PTA Happenings newsletter for more information about how you can get involved to help their family!
  • See below for announcements about: PTA Rec Nights, the Reflections Program, and the D205 Foundation!

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Michelle Thompson


Three more Rec Nights!

Are you ready to have some fun with your parent, aunt, uncle or older sibling??


Well put on your gym shoes and meet us in the gym! We will have a fun evening of playing relay games. Below are the dates for each grade level. We start at 6:30pm (check in will begin at 6:15pm) and the games will last until about 7:30pm. Please remember, every child MUST have someone to partner with. If you are able to volunteer for any of the below dates please contact Marcie Schmidt at schmidtmarcie@yahoo.com. We need volunteers in order to make this event a success.


4th grade Tuesday, January 22, 2019

1st grade Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2nd grade Thursday, January 24, 2019



Come see the creative work of our District 205 students. We are hosting an Elmhurst Reflections exhibit celebrating the accomplishments of our artists with the community. Elmhurst had 111 entries in the program this year. The exhibit is free and open to the public at the Judith B Salon, 463 N York St. . We are kicking off our exhibit with an Opening Celebration on Friday, February 22nd 6:30-8:00pm. Entries will be on display throughout the public space, musicians will play their pieces and dance and film videos will be on the big screen. 


If you cannot make it on February 22nd, don't worry! You can still visit! The display will be open from February 22 through March 30 during normal business hours. Questions? Please contact Michelle Wehrle at michellewehrl@yahoo.com.



On behalf of the D205 Foundation, please include the following announcement in your parent and staff newsletters:

The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence is looking for community members and parents who would like to help make a difference for all students in District 205. If you value quality education and understand the importance of providing resources and opportunities above and beyond what tax dollars can deliver, consider volunteering as a Foundation Board Member.


Board members serve a three-year term with renewal options and work with other dedicated volunteers to raise funds that support district initiatives, innovations in education, the annual Thiems Educational Grants, Study Skills Programs, and much much more. Consider joining the Foundation Board! Click here for an application or call 630-617-2328 for more information.

Enrollment: 442

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