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Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
K, 1, 4 - Lunch  
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

2, 4, 5 - Lunch 
11:35 AM - 12:05 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

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Office Contacts

Bailey, Jane
Manuel, Jon Monique
Lead Secretary
Guerino, Michelle
Assistant Secretary
Loza Navarro, Eren
Parent Liaison


Curriculum Update


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.

At Fischer we have moved away from Everyday Math after nearly 20 years in favor of Eureka Math at all grade levels. Eureka math is highly aligned to the Common Core standards and teaches a topic to mastery rather than a spiral over time. You will no longer see timed fact practice, but rather practice sets that contain a few problems in real world context for daily homework. You may want to check out the parent page for information, tip sheets, videos and more to help support your child in math. Please know, math is no longer about the right answer, but rather understanding and explaining the process used to find the solution. There is no longer a single right way to solve math problems. Ask your child to explain their thinking when working on math at home.



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.

Regular daily hours for the position involve one two-hour shift (to be determined by each building) on all full school days when students are in attendance. The rate of pay for a lunchroom supervisor is $13.31 per hour. Lead lunch supervisors are paid $15.19 per hour. For more information or to complete an application, visit



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.

The safety of our school children is a concern for the City of Elmhurst, District 205 school personnel, all parents and citizens. Training and safety equipment are provided. Applications may be obtained at the Elmhurst Police Department, 125 E. First St, Elmhurst, IL or interested candidates may apply online at 
this link. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen/physical. The City of Elmhurst is an equal opportunity employer.



Enrollment: 430

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

  • AM Kindergarten - 9:45-11:55
  • PM Kindergarten - 12:55-3:00

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!

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!

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