Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Robbie Ostling, CSN
Mark Your Calendars
Check the calendar for important dates.
Please join The Annie LeGere Foundation in raising allergy awareness this Halloween. Please display a teal pumpkin sign on your door to let trick-or-treaters know you have non-food treats available. Signs can be downloaded here. Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy, if you choose to hand out both items. Examples of items may include:
Help make Halloween safe and enjoyable for all children. To learn more go to foodallergy.org.
The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence unanimously approved to provide $50,000 to help fund the Future Ready Model Classroom project, a pilot program that will create three future ready classrooms at the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade levels. The Foundation will use proceeds earned throughout the year to help fund the project, which began this summer and should be completed in late fall of 2016.
On Monday, October 24, Focus 205 focus group meetings will be held at each of our three middle schools - Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg - from 7 to 8:30 PM. Parents of elementary and high school students are encouraged to attend their child's "feeder" middle school; parents of middle school students are invited to attend their child’s current school. Community members are also invited to participate.
Honor the Elmhurst Community’s holiday tradition and order a festive Nova Scotia Balsam tree for your front yard from the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation’s holiday tree sale. Proceeds from the tree sale will support educational grants, enhancements and programs that benefit the students of Elmhurst Public Schools.
Dear Lincoln Families,
Please read on for important information on:
Focus 205: Congratulations to Mrs. Duntemann's class-Winner of $50 of books for highest percentage of parent attendance at the Oct 3 Focus205 meeting. Mrs. Duntemann will be selecting titles and these new books will be in her classroom within days. Thank you to all parents who joined the meeting and started the conversation. We invite all parents to attend the October 24th meeting at Bryan Middle School from 7-8:30pm. During this meeting, participants will be working with other Bryan feeder schools to prioritize our wants for Elmhurst D205 schools.
Thoughtexchange Survey: We want to know what you think! Please share your thoughts through our interactive Focus 205/Thoughtexchange 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.
Fitness Testing: There are new requirements around fitness testing including state mandated reporting of aggregate fitness testing data. The purpose of these new requirements is to monitor the effects of the new Enhanced PE standards and the new State Goal 20, where students achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. Regular fitness testing is intended to give students the information they need on their own health and fitness to set and meet personal fitness goals. We can also use this data to continue improving our K-12 PE offerings over time.
We have been fitness testing in D205 for many years using the same fitness tests that are required this year. The requirements should simple for us to meet with few changes to current practice.
Erin's Law Assemblies: One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused or assaulted by the time they are 18 in the United States. In 2013 Erin’s Law was signed into state law in order to raise awareness of sexual abuse and assault of students, teachers, and other school staff.
In Elmhurst, we already have personal safety built into many grade levels’ health education curriculum. Our curriculum at each grade level will cover the following:
Lincoln's Social Worker, Ms. Emily Cohen, will visit all of the Kindergarten classrooms to share an age-appropriate read-aloud with students as a part of the Personal Safety Unit that is already in place at our schools. The Kindergarten lesson utilizes the Board of Education-approved book, My Body is Special and Belongs to Me! by Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA & Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW. A copy of this book is available in each elementary school’s library for review.
An assembly will be presented by Imagination Theater to students in grades 1-5 on November 8th. This touring group has performed Erin's Law assemblies to Elmhurst students for the past 2 years. During these assemblies, students will learn the four points noted above, and also identify safe adults in their lives with whom they can seek for help and support. Students in grades 1-3 will attend the presentation together, and students in grades 4-5 will attend the presentation together.
School Anxiety and School Refusal Presentation: Next Tuesday, District 205 social workers are holding a free program for parents about school anxiety and school refusal. The presentation will review interventions designed to increase motivation for school attendance and promote active school engagement for the child and family. Factors that contribute to avoidant behaviors will be explored, as well as ways to early identify at-risk students to provide early therapeutic responses.
What: Intervention Strategies to Engage Students with Parents Struggling with School Anxiety and School Refusal
When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 12:30-2:30pm (Q & A 1:45-2:30pm)
Where: Elmhurst Public Library: 125 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(Participation is limited to the first 70 persons in attendance – No reservations needed.)
Presenter: Jacqueline Rhew, MA, LCPC, CADC Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
One Final Thought... Model the Behavior You Want to See in Your Child: (taken verbatim from The Parent Institute; for more information visit our school website under Parent Resource tab)
"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders," said James Baldwin. 'But they have never failed to imitate them."
Like it or not, you are a model for your child's character. Each action you take teaches a powerful lesson to your child about the kind of person he should be.
Here are some ways you are a moral model:
What affects our children most? It's usually not the big things. Instead, the small actions repeated over and over have the greatest impact.
For our students,
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No Cell Phones in School Zones
It is now against the law to use a cell phone while driving in a school zone. Please keep this in mind when you are driving your child to or from school.
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To provide an education that enables all students to become life-long learners who respect the diversity of others.