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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

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Bailey, Jane
Principal jbailey@elmhurst205.org
Manuel, Jon Monique
Lead Secretary jmanuel@elmhurst205.org
Guerino, Michelle
Assistant Secretary mguerino@elmhurst205.org
Loza Navarro, Eren
Parent Liaison elozanavarro@elmhurst205.org

Staff

News

9/28/16

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.

District 205 launched this community engagement program last fall. Phase 1 involved four town hall-style meetings held September through December of 2015, focusing on next generation learning, future-ready educational environments and utilization of resources for maximum student success. The Focus 205 Findings Report summarizes the work of this phase.

Phase 2 began last spring with a comprehensive Educational Alignment study; an update was presented to the Board of Education on May 24, 2016.

Focus 205 continues this fall with two more community meetings on October 3 and December 5, beginning at 7 PM in the York High School Commons. We hope you will join us as we recap the work done last year, celebrate student achievement in District 205 and begin exploring options that will support educational priorities in Elmhurst for years to come. RSVP at (630) 617-2300 ext. RSVP (7787) or at www.focus205.org. Please indicate if you require childcare (for ages 3-12).

In between those meetings, District 205 will be gathering community input through an online, interactive and completely confidential survey administered by a company called Thoughtexchange.
What is Thoughtexchange? Watch their one-minute video to find out.

This is your chance to share what you value about District 205 as a parent and/or community member, what your vision is for our students’ future-ready learning, as well as ask any questions or contribute any thoughts you might have regarding public education in Elmhurst. Watch for the link in early October. Join the conversation!

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9/28/16

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.

Administered by a third-party company called Thoughtexchange, this is an online learning process that allows us to reach out to everyone affected by the decisions made in District 205. This process enables us to hear your thoughts and learn about your priorities.


There are three steps that you will be invited to participate in:

  1. Share – answer three open-ended questions about education in our schools (through October 12)
  2. Star – review ideas from other stakeholders and star the ideas you like best
  3. Discover – learn what is important to the community as a whole

To access frequently asked questions about the process, please click here.

On October 3, parents, staff and D205 key communicators will receive an email with an invitation to participate. If you don’t receive this email, click here to self register and be added to the Thoughtexchange process. Please join the conversation!

 

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9/27/16

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.

Due to decreasing budgets and limited available personnel, it is impossible for District 205 to prevent weeds without some chemical assistance. The best weed prevention is a healthy lawn and the majority of the applications will be feed for the grass. A limited amount of weed control will also be used in very low concentrations. All EPA guidelines will be followed. The chemical dries in less than an hour. For further information, please click on the links below:

District 205 Buildings and Grounds page - http://www.elmhurst205.org/B_G
The US EPA site – http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/human.htm#1
The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) – http://npic.orst.edu

If you have any additional questions, please contact the District Buildings and Grounds Office at 630-617-8326.

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9/27/16

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.

In October, the Student Late Arrival days vary by level and are as follows:

High School - October 5, 12 and 26

Middle School - October 6 and 19

Elementary and Early Childhood - October 19

The Student Late Arrival instructional schedule for 2016-17 is:

 

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.

The 2016-17 School Calendar - which provides a one-page overview of this information - may be found on the District 205 calendar page.

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9/11/16

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.
 

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8/29/16

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.
 

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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.

Enrollment: 437

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 10/10Columbus Day - NO School

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!

Fischer Events

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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