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Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 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

Gregor, Beth
Principal bgregor@elmhurst205.org
Holler, Sue
Lead Secretary sholler@elmhurst205.org
Guimon, Eileen
Assistant Secretary eguimon@elmhurst205.org
Pavone, Karen


School Nurse

Charlene Roubik


Parent Input for the 2017-2018 School Year

Planning for the 2017-2018 school year is so important. We will begin those discussions soon. When making class placement decisions, the principal and other staff will take parent/guardian input into account, along with a variety of other factors, to achieve the best balance possible. We are not able to honor requests for specific teachers.

The following factors are considered:

  • Each student’s academic status, learning styles special needs, interests, behavior, and motivation
  • Boy/girl ratio
  • Academic balance of high, medium and low achieving students
  • Styles of individual teachers
  • Class size balance among classes at each grade level

If you have important information that you would like to share with us about your child (ren), please consider filling out the Parent Information Sheet. Return all sheets to the office by April 7, 2017. Please email me at bgregor@elmhurst205.org if you have any questions.

Leveled Library Now Open

Leveled Library Now Open

Thank you District 205 Foundation for helping us create a Leveled Reading Library to help Emerson students. We were able to expand our fiction and non fiction guided reading library with many new books for our classrooms to use.  See more pictures.

PBIS Expectations

We will review our PBIS Expectations in January with students.

Emerson News


The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.

In addition to the PARCC assessment, state and federal regulations require each school to assess achievement in science for students in 5th grade, 8th
grade and high school biology. The Illinois Science Assessment will be administered in each school between Monday, March 13 and Friday, March 24. This assessment is approximately one hour in length and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.

We anticipate being able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the Illinois School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results, along with other information to help us improve our school program. If you have any questions about the administration of these assessments, please contact your child’s principal.


The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive and is asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, they have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will begin on Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Look for collection bins in our school foyers. Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa, as well as to Indian Reservations in the United States.


At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which includes parent-teacher conference dates/times; student late arrival dates/times; and quarter/trimesters/semesters. It is posted at www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar.


On Tuesday evening, January 24, the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education approved the appointment of three new elementary principals who will serve Emerson, Jackson and Lincoln Schools in 2017-18. All three will begin work in District 205 on July 1, 2017.

Michelle Thompson will be taking the helm at Emerson Elementary School when Principal Beth Gregor retires at the end of June. Ms. Thompson comes to Elmhurst from Schaumburg District 54, where she has served as a teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal over the last 12 years. For the last four years, she has served as assistant principal at both Enders-Salk Elementary School and the D54 MacArthur International Spanish Academy. She has DuFour training in Professional Learning Communities and experience in a Spanish Language Academy school. She has also served as an adjunct professor for National Louis University.

"I am very excited and honored to be joining District 205 and the team at Emerson! I have heard great things about the staff, students and community, and I look forward to working together to continue a tradition of excellence," said Ms. Thompson. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University, a Master of Education degree in Language and Literacy from National Louis University, a General Administrative endorsement from Roosevelt University and will complete her doctorate in Reading and Language from National Louis University this June.

"Michelle’s expertise in reading and language will be a valuable asset in supporting the District's commitment to 21st Century literacy for all students. She has specific expertise in implementing and supporting professional learning communities and extensive background as an instructional coach. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team," noted District 205 Superintendent Dr. Dave Moyer.


Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

March 27 - Spring Break Begins - no school
April 3 - Spring Break Ends - classes resume
April 3 – 28 – PARCC Assessment Administered- Grades 3-5
April 7 – Cubs and Sox Day Student Council Sponsored
April 7 – Parent Input Form Due
April 7 – Talent Show

April 11 – Kindergarten Orientation and Tours
April 12 – 4th grade Field Trip
April 14 – No School
April 18 – PTA Meeting
April 19 – Student Late Arrival Day
April 21 - 6:00 pm - Emerson Singers at Mariano’s
April 26 - Spring Sing
              5th gr.-8:45 am
              4th gr.-10:00 am
              1st gr.-12:15 pm
              2nd gr.-1:15 pm
              3rd gr.-2:15 pm
              Emerson Sing 6:00 pm
April 28 - Michelle Thompson Visit for the day
March 6 – May 12 – Soles for Kids Collection


see Emerson Events for additional calendar items

Enrollment: 460

Event Calendar

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. We are excited about the new year and can’t wait for our students to fill the classrooms. The welcome back to school letter contains very important information that is essential for you to read for your child to begin school.  You will not receive any communication except for emails!  Welcome Back to School Letter    School Supply List  

Maureen Loughery is Kickoff for Kids Star Educator for September

Board Meeting Dates

District 205 News


The Year in Pictures - 2016-2017

Help our Earth ...

I would like to encourage everyone to walk to school as often as possible. This is not only better for our environment but also will help with the traffic congestion. Please remember that we are a ...more

Emerson's Mission

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.

2016-2017 School Year