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.
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.
Dear Lincoln Families,
Please remember that tomorrow is Student Late Arrival. Supervision will begin at 9:30am, with the instructional day starting at 9:45am. If no other child care option is available, parents are allowed to bring their child to school at 9:10. In order to provide adequate supervision, parents are asked to RSVP to the front office so we have an accurate count of students. Students should line up on the playground/Kindergarten doors as they do during a regular start day. Student late arrivals, allow the staff to come together for professional development. This month, our staff will be working on Learning Targets, Student Engagement, and Conferencing with Students.
Thank you to the Dads' Club for the donation of new recess equipment. The children appreciate the new equipment.
Reminder: All students grades 1-5 who go home for lunch are to return to the building on the Fairfield side of the building then enter through the main doors. Parents/Caregivers are asked not to utilize the Hillside car line as this interferes with Kindergarten dismissal and arrival.
For our students,
Kathleen J. Tomei
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.
I hope everyone enjoyed some extended time with family and friends over the Labor Day weekend. In this newsletter, you'll find helpful information and reminders.
Maintenance Updates: As we begin this week, our Maintenance Department continues repair work in Art room. Additionally, they have been installing new adjustable basketball hoops in the gym. These hoops were donated by the Dads' Club. Thank you, Dads! Finally, the Maintenance Department has been busy replacing a number of broken air conditioner units in classrooms.
Beginning of Year Assessments: These assessments are wrapping up and teachers will be meeting to identify supports needed for individual students. Some students will require tier 2 level of support in reading or math, while others may need enrichment opportunities provided by the classroom teacher. By reviewing school-wide data and identifying specific needs of students, we can ensure our core curriculum is meeting the needs of the majority of students, and at the same time, identify those students for whom something additional is needed. If you have questions about your child's learning, please contact the classroom teacher.
Grading Scale: The District has aligned all grading scales for those grades who receive a letter grade (grades 4 and 5 at Lincoln). The new scale is a standard 90/80/70/60 scale. Please contact your child's teacher if you have a question about a grade your child earns.
School-Sponsored Clubs: In the next few weeks, teachers will be deciding on student clubs. Please visit the school website for information about clubs and for information on signing up. Information should be posted in the next few weeks. School based clubs have a fee of $10/child. PTA Clubs include Running Club and Chess Club. Information about these clubs can be found on the PTA website.
For our students,
“Welcome to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205” premiered at elementary and middle school Curriculum Night events last week. It features the voices of D205 students who are also members of the Elmhurst Children’s Theatre. The two-minute video is an overview of the District’s educational priorities, punctuated with images of our students and staff at work and play. It reminds viewers that District 205 is a student-centered, future-focused community which believes all students can and must learn and grow.
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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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.