24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Second Grade Spring Sing 5/16
If you missed the 2nd Grade Spring Sing on Monday 5/16, here is a sneak peek. Enjoy!
School Supply Kits
Once again the PTA is offering school supply kits for the 2016-2017 school year. Order forms were sent home yesterday, but there is also a link on the Fischer homepage. Please return all school supply orders with full payment by Wednesday, May 25th. Click here for the order form in English and Spanish. The supply kits will be distributed at the Back to School Event on Thursday, August 11, 2016.
Fischer Pride Press
Click here for the spring edition of the Fischer Pride Press. This newpaper is written and published by the students of the Fischer Media Club, which is sponsored by Mrs. Iovinelli.
Is there a new family in your neighborhood? Please let them know that families should enroll new students beginning Tuesday, July 12 at the District 205 Center. Information about documentation needed for enrolling students can be found on the New Student Enrollment page.
July 12, 8 a.m. - noon
July 14, noon - 4 p.m.
July 18, 8 a.m. - noon
July 20, noon - 4 p.m.
July 22, 8 a.m. - noon
July 26, noon - 4 p.m.
July 27, 8 a.m. - noon
July 28, noon - 4 p.m.
Elmhurst District 205 offers the opportunity for all students in fourth grade and above to learn to play a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument through the Instrumental Music Program. Instruction on string instruments is offered through the orchestra program. Instruction on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments is offered through the band program. For a description of the elementary instrumental music program, please click here.
To learn more about the process, please click on the link below.
On May 10th, 2016, the Illinois Senate passed SB231, the Better Funding for Better Schools Act, which is now under consideration in the House. SB231 is state Senator Andy Manar's third legislative attempt to alter the education funding formula in Illinois. Like its predecessors SB16 and SB1, SB231 creates "winners" and "losers" and redistributes education dollars by way of a new funding formula based on need and local ability to pay. Elmhurst District 205 is estimated to lose over $4.6 million annually in state funding if the House passes this measure. Legislators critical of SB231 decry the plan as a Chicago Public Schools bailout as it provides an additional $175 million in funding to CPS and $205 million in CPS pension relief.
By Carol Snyder, District 205 PTA Council Legislative Chair
The DuPage East Illinois PTA Reflections art competition selected nine Elmhurst School District 205 art projects to advance to the Illinois PTA Reflections competition, where students’ artwork and creativity were featured among the top young artists in the state. The PTA Reflections art competition annually invites students nationwide to reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly…”
The following nine Elmhurst District 205 students advanced to the state competition:
Kudos to these District 205 students, who advanced to the regional competition:
Area students were recognized for their artistic achievement in the PTA Reflections program at a ceremony hosted by the DuPage East Region of Illinois PTA on May 11th at the Glenn Westlake Middle School in Lombard, IL.
by Michelle Wehrle, District 205 PTA Council Reflections Chairman
This summer, when school is not in session, children ages 18 and under may receive healthy, free meals (breakfast and lunch) at Conrad Fischer Elementary and Churchville Middle Schools. Sponsored by the National School Lunch Program, these meals are available to all area children in need and will be served Monday through Thursday from June 8 to July 13 (with the exception of Monday, July 4).
Breakfast will be served at Fischer from 9:00 to 9:15 AM and in the foyer at Churchville from 9:30 to 9:45. Lunch will be served at Fischer from 10:45 to 11:00 AM and in the foyer at Churchville from 11:15 to 11:30 AM.
The last day of school was approved at the April 26 Board of Education meeting. Due to a mild winter, and no other weather-related incidents, the five emergency days, which are built into the school calendar, have not been used. Below are the student dismissal times. Also, you will find attached a day by day, end of the school year calendar.
Mark Edakara Says Thanks
Former Fischer student and recent York graduate, Mark Edakara came to Fischer on Wednesday 5/18 to thank his teachers. He gave each a flower to thank them for their role in his success. Mark is headed to the University of Chicago in the fall on a full scholarship. He also took time to visit classrooms and encourage students to read and study hard. Thank you, Mark! We are very proud of you.
Dates to Remember
1:30 - 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation
Last day of Kindergarten attendance - all students attend at 8:15
All half-day students are invited to stay for lunch with dismissal at 12:00
PTA Sponsored Fischer Day of Fun!
8:15-11:15 - Last day of School - Early dismissal for all students
9:15 - Awards Assembly - Parents are welcome to attend
Board Meeting Dates
The Fischer School community will work together to ensure academic excellence for all students in a safe, caring learning environment