24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
Grades 1 - 5
District 205 teachers at all levels worked hard last year to write Units of Study for English Language Arts. These units encourage active learning and critical thinking that will build strong literacy skills for all students. The children will explore a topic through reading, writing, listening and speaking over time to increase the student’s comprehension and retention of information. There is no longer a Teacher’s Edition but rather a wide variety of print and media resources for students to explore during the course of each unit. The students themselves make many of the learning decisions which promotes a high level of student engagement and the potential for projects to apply their understanding to real world problems. The units of study address the increased rigor and deeper conceptual understanding expected of students in the Illinois Common Core State Standards.
Parents interested in free English classes for adults should plan on attending the class on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 to register. There is still time to enroll in the Fall session, provided by the College of DuPage. The class runs from 6:00 to 8:50 PM and is held at Conrad Fischer Elementary School, 888 Wilson St., Elmhurst. Please click on the link below to access the flyer and further details.
As local children head back to class, it brings back many memories of bygone school days. To bring that past to life, the Elmhurst History Museum's schoolmarm is gearing up for a new year at the Churchville Schoolhouse, the City of Elmhurst's 1850s-era one-room schoolhouse, located in Bensenville. Last year, more than 800 students explored local history through this unique living history experience.
You can visit this area treasure at the annual Churchville Schoolhouse Fall Open House on Saturday, October 1 from 11 AM-2 PM. Featured will be: class with the schoolmarm, musical performances by the Conrad Fischer School Singers, live music by the Battlefield Balladeers, and new this year - dancing the Virginia Reel and Circassian Circle Dance with the school marm. More information is available here.
District 205 elementary schools are seeking caring, out-going individuals to serve as lunch and playground supervisors. The main job duties are to provide a safe, nurturing environment where students can eat, play and socialize in positive and productive ways. Expectations include the development of professional relationships with students, as well as teaching and reinforcing the behavioral expectations for the playground, lunchroom and transitions in between. Effective communication and management strategies are required to be successful in this position. This role functions as a part of a team of staff members who support students.
The City of Elmhurst is now hiring part-time School Crossing Guards. Open positions are available for Regular and Relief Crossing Guards during the 2016-17 school year. Lead a safe environment for our children and become a staff member of the Elmhurst Police Department.
Dates to Remember
Thursday 9/1 - AIMSweb Testing K-1
Monday 9/5 - Labor Day - No School
Tuesday 9/13 - Picture Day @ Fischer
Wednesday 9/14 - Late Start - Full Day Kindergarten - 5th - 9:45-3:00
Tuesday 9/20 - September PTA Meeting - Mr. Dave Beedy will be here to discuss math instruction - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9/29 - D205 Wizards Benefit Basketball game - 7:00 PM
Saturday 10/1 - Churchville One Room Schoolhouse performance
Monday 10/3 - Focus 205 @ York Commons
Fischer Earns Gold!
Conrad Fischer earned recognition as a gold medal recipient for implementation of school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Incentive Support). Congratulations to all!
Board Meeting Dates
The Fischer School community will work together to ensure academic excellence for all students in a safe, caring learning environment