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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

Monday, May 21 Kindergarten Picnic Lunch 11:05 - 12:05
Thursday, May 24 Field Day (CHANGED from 5/22 due to weather)
Thursday, May 24 Last day of school for AM/PM kindergarten students
Friday, May 25 Last day of school for elementary school students (11:15am dismissal)

 

NEWS

5/12/18

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is evolving in many ways as it seeks to prepare our students for a future we can only imagine. Future Ready is more than a catch phrase. It is a commitment to empowering and equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to be college, career and life ready.

Our District is working to deliver future focused curriculum and provide supportive learning environments for all students. In order to do that, we have embarked on a journey to address aging facilities and infuse our schools with the necessary tools to achieve that goal. The Focus 205 community engagement process, which began in 2015, was the first step. Master Facility Plan (MFP) work continues today; click here for more information and a meeting schedule.

Our community has long valued small class sizes and neighborhood schools. Elementary school class size targets are 25 in grades K-2 and 27 in grades 3-5. The current average class size in District 205 is 21.8. Occasional enrollment anomalies mean that class sizes are not consistent; some are below target and others are close to high end of the range. School capacity (percent of space that is being utilized) is another issue in District 205. Some of our buildings are overcrowded; others are operating at nearly full capacity, and some are underutilized. This poses instructional and staffing challenges that may increase as the community of Elmhurst continues to grow.

One potential component of the draft Master Facility Plan is boundary adjustments. The District realizes that any adjustments, even those that impact less than 5% of students, families, and/or houses, will be difficult. The options that have been presented to the Board of Education, and are being shared with the community, are preliminary. This is a work in progress and community feedback will be an important part of the process as we move forward.

Boundary adjustments can provide a long-term solution to overcrowding and student population “bubbles.” When schools are evenly sized and utilization is consistent, it is easier for the District to adhere to class size targets and maintain appropriate staff-to-student ratios. Consistencies like these help all students learn and grow.

D205 hired Cropper GIS in early 2018 to conduct a boundaries study. The primary goals were to increase space to accommodate All Day Kindergarten and balance class sizes across the District. The District asked the Cropper team to identify solutions that would affect the least number of families possible.

Two options (A and B) were presented to the Board on April 10. Both addressed ADK and balancing class sizes.  They also provided potential options for housing students during construction at Lincoln and Field Schools, two of our oldest buildings at 103 and 87 years old, respectively.

In response to feedback from the Board of Education and parents, the administration asked Cropper to see if there were alternative solutions that could meet the criteria and better preserve natural barriers such as train tracks and major roads. Two additional options (C and D) were developed and presented to the Board on May 8. Option D impacts the fewest students (3.6%), does not require busing students who currently walk, preserves natural barriers and does not send any students away from new construction, but also does not preserve contiguous boundaries.

Developing these additional options emphasizes the importance of community feedback. The plans remain a work in progress. No decisions have been made, nor will any changes be made in the immediate future. The Board will consider how it wants to move forward with the boundary discussion at its May 22 meeting. Options A, C and D are linked below.

Boundary adjustments would only be considered in a Master Facilities Plan that includes All Day Kindergarten. The District is committed to ensuring that current students will not be impacted by boundary adjustments and will be developing “grandfathering” provisions to minimize the impact on siblings and families. As with the entire process, we will be seeking community input on this portion of the plan as well. Our goal is to minimize the impact on individual families and achieve the goals outlined above.

Four community meetings have been scheduled. Draft plans, budgets, and potential boundary adjustments will be presented. The presentations will be followed by small group discussions. All attendees will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback via an electronic exit survey. Meeting dates:

  • Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 pm @ Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 pm @ Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 pm @, Sandburg Middle School

For additional information related to the development of the proposed MFP, please visit www.elmhurst205.org/MasterFacilityPlan.

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5/10/18

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Education heard an update from the All Day Kindergarten Committee. In the state of Illinois, 79% of 859 districts are offering all-day programs, as of 2015.

“All Day Kindergarten educates the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner,” said Lincoln Principal Jen Barnabee. “It enhances the legacy of Elmhurst by supporting students to reach their full potential. Children in full day classes excel in reading, number knowledge, writing and self-regulation versus their half-day peers. A full day program provides us the time to make the learning experience for our youngest students even better. They deserve the same robust, inter-disciplinary as the rest of our students receive.”

View the Kindergarten video created by D205 Communications Office here:
 

 

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5/8/18

If you are moving outside of the Edison area, or your student will not be returning to Edison school in the fall, please call the school office and let Martha know.  The office phone number is (630) 834-4272.  There is some paperwork you can complete now that will make the transition easier.  And, we want the chance to say goodbye!

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5/8/18

District 205 is working to develop the next phase of its comprehensive facilities study and is creating a Master Facility Plan that will serve our community for many years to come. There are two community-wide Future Focused meetings remaining on the following dates and at these locations:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 7 – 9 PM, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 7 – 9 PM, Sandburg Middle School

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you, and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!

The remaining Future Focused school-specific informational sessions are:

  • Wednesday, May 23 at Bryan - 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24 at Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 at Sandburg - 6:15 PM

More information is available at www.elmhurst205/masterfacilityplan.

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5/1/18

We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the hassle and aggravation of shopping. 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy, and hassle free! And just like last year, the supply kits will be delivered directly to classrooms!

 

NEW THIS YEAR - REACH supplies are now available online! After adding the appropriate grade's kit to your cart, add the REACH kit (regardless if your child is in LA, Math or both). Next, ALL REACH MATH students will add an additional supplemental kit which is grade appropriate (3-4 GRADE MATH or 5 GRADE MATH.) You can make your purchase right now by clicking HERE. Orders must be placed by June 30th. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Jacobs.

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4/25/18

The final calendar of the 2017-18 school year was approved at the April 24 Board of Education meeting. Below is a list of last days and dismissal times. Both the calendar and last days are posted on the District website's calendar page. They are:

          May 24th:  Last day of school for Early Childhood students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for AM/PM kindergarten students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for high school students
          May 25th:  Last day of school for elementary school students (11:15 AM dismissal)
          May 25th:  Last day of school for middle school students (11:35 AM dismissal)

 

 

Calendario aprobado de fin de año
 

El calendario final del año escolar 2017-18 (final calendar of the 2017-18 school year) fue aprobado en la Reunión de la Junta del Consejo de Educación del 24 de Abril. A continuación se muestra una lista de los últimos días y los tiempos de salida. Tanto el calendario como los últimos días se publican en la página del calendario (calendar page) del sitio web del Distrito. Los días son:

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de preescolar.

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de Kinder AM/PM

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Preparatoria

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Primaria (Salida 11:15 AM)

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Secundaria (Salida 11:35 AM)

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4/20/18

You’ve likely heard that the District is creating a Master Facility Plan that will focus on educational needs for students, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), All Day Kindergarten, and Future Ready Learning. The plan will also address pressing maintenance and facility needs.

Several options for meeting these goals have been developed. The District planning team would like to gather feedback from parents and the community so that plans can be refined and the next steps defined.

You are invited to be part of an Edison-specific listening group/conversation on May 2, at 8:15 AM in the Edison Multipurpose Room. The District will share draft plans and gather feedback about Edison School.

 

We also hope you will be able to attend one of the four Future Focused community presentations. Additional information about the full Master Facility Plan will be shared at these meetings, and you will have the opportunity to provide feedback about the full plan. The same information will be presented at all four meetings, so please attend the one that is most convenient for you.

 

Saturday, May 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
York Community High School

Monday, May 14 from 7-9 p.m.
Churchville Middle School 

Wednesday, May 23 from 7-9 p.m
Bryan Middle School 

Wednesday, May 30 from 7-9 p.m
Sandburg Middle School

Please share these dates with friends, family and neighbors. The District would like to hear from everyone, including residents who do not currently have students enrolled in D205 schools. Please invite them to join the conversation!

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4/12/18

At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board heard from three teachers and an instructional coach about how the infusion of technology via the District’s Mobile Learning Implementation has dramatically changed student engagement in their classrooms. They also provided teacher feedback samples on the topics of creativity, student-to-device ratios and device types.

A video created by the Communications Office demonstrated these new and exciting modes of learning and teaching. Assistant Superintendent of Innovation & Growth Dr. Mark Cohen noted that “these skills fit our concept of being future ready and future focused, allowing for collaboration in the digital space beyond the walls of the classroom.”

 

 

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3/12/18

What is a PLC? In District 205, PLCs play an important role in promoting student growth and building the capacity of our teachers. But what is a PLC and what is its function?

PLC stands for Professional Learning Community. PLCs are designed to ensure high levels of teacher collaboration focused on student learning. They can take many forms. Examples include ensuring that teachers of the same grade level or subject area, as well as instructional coaches, special education teachers and support staff, have time to analyze assessment data, share best practices for success, and plan for future learning.

PLC groups meeting during student late arrival days, institute days and also during the school day at various times throughout the week.

Watch the video below, and let our teachers show you how PLCs are utilized in D205 schools. 

 

 

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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:  295

Events Calendar

Board Meeting Dates

District 205 News

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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.