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
A full-day kindergarten option, implementation of a formal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program, the addition of a dual language option, systemic interventions and/or enrichments and the addition of instructional coaches – these were the top educational priorities identified in Phase I of Focus 205 – a collaborative conversation between the community and Elmhurst School District 205.
Get ready to share your thoughts beginning Monday, October 3 through an interactive Focus 205 survey, in order to help us better understand what is important to you, both in your child(ren)'s school and in Elmhurst Community School District 205.
To access frequently asked questions about the process, please click here.
This message serves as notification that TruGreen will be applying fertilizer, herbicide and vegetation control throughout Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 grounds. Applications will be applied at all schools Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Student Late Arrival Days provide time for certified staff and administrators to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community.
High School - October 5, 12 and 26
Middle School - October 6 and 19
Elementary and Early Childhood - October 19
AM Early Childhood – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Early Childhood – 12:55 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
Middle School – 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM
High School – 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM
Supervised student arrival will begin 20 minutes prior to these start times. However, for families of elementary students who need to maintain the same schedule for Student Late Arrival days this coming school year as last, supervision will be made available beginning at 9:10 AM (which was the elementary Student Late Arrival schedule for 2015-16). Please understand that transportation will not be provided at this earlier time.
Join other parents at the Elmhurst Public Library on Tuesday, October 18 from 12:30-2:30 PM when Jacqueline Rhew from Alexian Brothers will be presenting Intervention Strategies to Engage Students with Parents Struggling with School Anxiety and School Refusal. Sponsored by District 205 Social Workers, this program is free, but limited to the first 70 in attendance.
Fall 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 of American folk songs by the Conrad Fischer School Singers (11:30 AM and 1 PM), 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.
This year we will be working on Mindset at Conrad Fischer School. Think for a minute about your beliefs. Do you believe that we each have a certain level of intelligence and specific talents or do you believe that most basic abilities can be developed through dedication, perseverance, and hard work?
Carol Dweck, a noted Psychology Professor at Stanford University, teaches us that a growth mindset creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for accomplishing our goals despite challenges, setbacks, and adversity. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and increases achievement in all areas of life from the classroom to the athletic arena and the workplace.
A fixed mindset occurs in those who do well in school as well as those who struggle. You can make a difference by what you say and how your respond to your child. We instill a growth mindset in our children when we praise them for effort rather than simply reinforcing how smart they are. Messages like “You’re so smart!” reinforce natural ability and that effort is not essential for success. Recent research even shows that a growth mindset can overcome the effects of poverty.
Let your child see your thinking. Think aloud as you make decisions or solve problems. Many children are simply doing, but we want them to be learning and growing through mistakes, trying again, and persistence in the face of challenge. Many of these ideas they practice willingly when they play video games. Before you know it, their effort pays off and they earn the reward, defeat the villain and/or win the game. Use those lessons to help your child understand that learning leads to growth, a sense of accomplishment and a taste of success.
For more information read Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
Dates to Remember
Monday 9/26 - ESL Adult Classes - 6:00-8:50
Wednesday 9/28- ESL Adult Classes - 6:00-8:50
Thursday 9/29 - D205 Wizards Benefit Basketball game - 7:00 PM
Saturday 10/1 - Churchville One Room Schoolhouse performance - Fischer Singers 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Monday 10/3 - ESL Adult Classes - 6:00-8:50
Monday 10/3 - Focus 205 @ York Commons - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10/5 - ESL Adult Classes - 6:00-8:50
Monday 10/10- Columbus Day - NO School
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