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Address and Phone

Edison School

246 South Fair

Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

630-834-4272

fax (630) 617-8333

Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-617-2381

Hours

Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Lunch 11:05 to 12:05

 

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

 

Late Arrival Days

8/30, 9/20, 10/11, 10/25,

11/8, 12/6, 1/17, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9

Parent Links

ISBE

Office Contacts

Pluskota, James
Principal jpluskota@elmhurst205.org
McGreal, Martha
Lead Secretary mmcgreal@elmhurst205.org
Hamby, Dorothy
Registered Nurse dhamby@elmhurst205.org

Roubik, Charlene
Health Services Supervisor

Staff

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, Jan 18 - FAMILY MATH NIGHT

Monday, Jan 22 - Institute Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, Jan 25 - DARE Graduation 3:15 - 4:15

Friday, Jan 26 - Yearbook Group Pictures during lunch

NEWS

1/17/18

On Wednesday, January 31, the Elmhurst Public Library will offer Google Classroom for Parents from 7 to 8:30 PM. Google Classroom is a tool often used by District 205 teachers for grades 3-12 to distribute and grade assignments. Come to this class to learn more about how your student uses Google Classroom in school. Details and registration are available at http://elmlib.org/googleclassroom.

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1/17/18

District 205 Foundation's 2018 Thiems Grant Application deadline is fast approaching. The application has been streamlined to make it less labor intensive to apply. District 205 teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members are eligible to apply. Requested programs, projects, or instructional resources should enhance the educational experience of students, be clearly in support of and help to deliver relevant curriculum, and, ideally, demonstrate creativity/innovation.

Applications are due on Monday, February 12. Applicants requesting technology (including hardware, software, digital subscriptions, and audio/visual equipment) should review the Multimedia Recommendations and Computer Tech Options forms prior to drafting their proposals and must include the submission of a completed Thiems Grant Technology Review Form. Please review the Thiems Grant Application Guidelines and contact Executive Director Lisa Fanelli at ext. 2770 or lfanelli@elmhurst205.org with questions.

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1/15/18

With one member absent, the D205 Board of Education voted 6-0 to approve a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. There was extensive discussion on the Dual Language program before the final vote. Jane Bailey, Principal at Conrad Fischer Elementary, discussed the issue of space. She said they are planning for five kindergarten sections for next year; the school currently has four sections. Mrs. Bailey said many rooms at the school are allocated for “resource rooms,” which is nothing more than office space. If those rooms were allocated to kindergarten classes, resource personnel who previously used those rooms could partner with a classroom teacher and co-teach and/or provide acceleration.

"No implementation is without growing pains, and this will be the growing pain, but I do think it will be worth it at the end of the day,” Mrs. Bailey said.

According to Principal Bailey, it is difficult to plan for potential space concerns further down the road than the first year of the program because it is still unknown how many students will participate. If there are too many Dual Language students to fit into Fischer, plans can be made to add a second location.

Regarding impact to the Fischer community, Dr. Henderson said the District will look to collect feedback from parents, students and teachers in a similar fashion to the way feedback is currently being collected for the Standards-Based Reporting system.

“It’s not something to be fearful of, because we have to think differently,” Ms. Bailey said. “If you're talking about opportunities in a global economy, then you need to be bilingual."

Dr. Moyer added that “There are benefits for both the native English speaking and native Spanish speaking students in this program, even though the rationale focuses more on native Spanish speaking students. It’s a phenomenal enrichment opportunity to truly allow all students to graduate bi-lingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural.”

Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program planned for 2018-19 and Dual Language in general.

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1/14/18

The D205 Foundation is proud to announce Jill Riecker as this year's “Friend of the Foundation.” Jill's 20-year dedication to volunteerism and tireless commitment to providing Elmhurst students across all levels with opportunities and experiences both in and outside of the classroom are unparalleled. Jill's award will be presented as part of the festivities at the Foundation Gala -Empowering Futures to be held on February 10 at The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook.

This promises to be an amazing evening with the goal of raising funds that will enhance education and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools.
Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you cannot attend the event, consider supporting the Foundations efforts by purchasing a ticket for the Golden Raffle with a chance to win your choice of three great trips. Information about Mrs. Riecker's contributions, Gala and Raffle details and tickets are available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.

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1/12/18

Congratulations to Jacquelyn Discipio, Principal of Bryan Middle School, for being selected as the 2017-2018 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association DuPage Region. Ms. Discipio was selected from a pool of nominees from throughout the DuPage County region. She was honored by the District 205 Board of Education at its January 9 meeting.

She was nominated by Elmhurst District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer, who stated in his nomination that “Ms. Discipio has been asked to lead monumental and transformative change in a short period of time, examples of
which include: a successful one-to-one personalized learning implementation utilizing Chromebooks in year one; implementation of a new English Language Arts curriculum and the addition of instructional coaches in year two; ongoing development of common assessments in all grade levels and content areas; and a major overhaul of the schedule to include dedicated time for interventions and enrichment and increased co-teaching for the 2017-18 school year.”

Ms. Discipio will be honored at the DuPage IPA’s annual Spring Student Recognition Breakfast on April 23. She will now be considered for a State award from among 20 nominees representing the other regions of the Illinois Principals Association. The state winners will be announced in the spring.

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1/10/18

Enrollment for 2018-19 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 7, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).

 

Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.

 

For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-617-4783 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.

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1/9/18

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu. Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater), in the presence of one or more of the following, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache and feeling very tired. For medical questions or concerns, contact your physician.
 

  • Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. As long a flu viruses are circulating, it is not too late to get vaccinated!

  • Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.

  • Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get the flu, medicine, called antiviral drugs, can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications.

 

To prevent widespread flu in the schools, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu like illness symptoms (such as fever, cough, and sore throat). Notify the school nurse if your child is experiencing influenza like illness, or has been diagnosed with influenza by a physician.

 

Your child should stay home if he/she is sick until at least 24 hours after there is no

longer a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications). This will help reduce the number of people who may get infected.


Influenza Fact Sheet English and Spanish version

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11/20/17

 

Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)

KIDS is a state-required measure of kindergarten students’ development across four domains — approaches to learning and self-regulation, social and emotional development, language and literacy development, and math. 

 

Fountas and Pinnell- Benchmark Assessment System

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System is a district-administered, one-on-one assessment that assists the teacher in determining students’ reading levels for instructional purposes.

 

​F&P Instructional Level Expectations for Reading

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Happy Holidays from the Edison Staff!

 

When Should Your Child Stay Home

Any illness which is accompanied by decreased energy and an inability to sustain usual daily activity level.

Diarrhea or Vomiting:  until illness is over and your child does not experience vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours – without use of medicine.

Red eye(s) or Skin Rash:  Your child may return to school when accompanied by a doctor’s note which states your child is cleared to return to school.  If eye drop medication is prescribed, your child will need to complete 24 hours of medication at home, prior to returning to school.

Bad coughs/Cold Symptoms  (continual coughing, persistent runny nose, headache) which cause interference with your child’s ability to focus on school activities.

Fever of 100 degrees or greater, by mouth( or 99 degrees or greater under the arm).  Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of medicine before returning to school.

If antibiotics are prescribed for communicable diseases, the medication must be given for 24 hours at home before the student returns to school. 

 

Please call the health office to speak to the R.N. if your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease , such as strep, conjunctivitis, measles, influenza, fifth’s disease, chicken pox, impetigo, MRSA, mono or shingles. In consideration for other students, please let the health office know if your child has recently been treated for head lice.

Bike Permits

To qualify for the privilege to ride your bicycle to school you must meet the criteria below:

  • Students in the third, fourth and fifth grade are eligible to ride their bicycles to school.
  • Students in first and second grade must ride their bicycle to and from school with a parent at all times.
  • Fill out the bicycle permit and return to the Edison school office.  The permit is located HERE, or from the link on the left of this webpage.

Enrollment:  292

Events Calendar

Board Meeting Dates

12/18/17

District 205 News

1/17/18
1/15/18
1/14/18
1/12/18
1/9/18
1/5/18
1/4/18
12/18/17

Students Create in the Edison Studio Makerspace

 

Mission

We specialize in engaging all children in an active learning environment that encourages innovation and creativity to empower lifelong success

Lost & Found

When you visit Edison School please take a look in the Lost and Found located just inside the main entrance.  We have many coats, sweatshirts, hats, lunchboxes, etc.  Please make sure you label your children's belongings so items are returned to the rightful owner.