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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-617-8344

Hours

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

Student Late Arrival Dates

September 14,  October 19,

November 9, December 14,

January 25, February 15,

March 15, April 19 and May 17

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Bailey, Jane
Principal jbailey@elmhurst205.org
Manuel, Jon Monique
Lead Secretary jmanuel@elmhurst205.org

Staff

News

12/2/16

Looking for York Duke Apparel for holiday gifts?  Here is your chance for easy shopping!  Once a year, the York Athletic Boosters brings the entire inventory of York Apparel from the bookstore to the vestibule of Door 1 at York High School for easy shopping for you.  No ID needed to get to the sale on this day only.  It doesn’t get any easier than this to browse through our complete inventory of York apparel.  This will be everything the bookstore offers – traditional hoodies, sweats, T-shirts, spirit jerseys, cozy flannel pants, hats, gloves, socks, house flags and more. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes. Thursday, December 15th from 11:00-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm at Door #1, York Academic Bldg (west bldg)– Just come to York and you will see our signs!

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Mindset Matters

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.

Is our Child Persistent?

 

Persistence is a word in the news these days as it relates to our children. Many believe that we must teach children the value of effort, persistence, and hard work over self-esteem. As they move through life your children will face challenges and adversity but will they be prepared? Yes, they will if you start now. Here are five things to keep in mind:

  1. Praise the effort not the accomplishment.

    1. “You really worked hard on that math problem.”

    2. “Your writing is really improving; your extra effort is paying off.”

    3. “Great job cleaning up your room; you conquered that challenge and I’ll bet that feels good.”

  2. Put kids in difficult but doable situations, and don’t help them too much. Offer guidance and support, but keep your hands off the challenge. Yes, they may get frustrated and there may be a few tears. Remember there is no gain without a little pain.

  3. Be a model! Point out examples of your persistence despite adversity and that what is worth doing is worth doing well. If your kids see you give up on something because it is hard, expect to see the same behavior from your children. Instead, point out your successes when you worked hard and put forth your best effort.

  4. Tell stories about your failures and read about the failures of famous people. Thomas Edison’s failures to invent the light bulb is an inspiring story for all.

  5. Teach your children to value failure - they will actually grow from their failures, not their successes.

Watch this story of America Rice, an 11 year-old with a job and a story to tell.

A Sneak Peek

The model kindergarten classroom is now open for learning.

Enrollment: 437

Dates to Remember

Monday 11/21 - Regular student attendance - 8:15-3:00

Parent.Teacher/Student Conferences 4:30-8:00

Tuesday 11/22 - No student attendance

Parent.Teacher/Student Conferences 10:00AM -6:00PM

Wednesday 11/23 - Friday 11/25  Thanksgiving Break

Monday 11/28 - Classes resume at 8:15

Fischer Events

Board Meeting Dates

District News

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Vision

The Fischer School community will work together to ensure academic excellence for all students in a safe, caring learning environment