Address and Phone
246 South Fair
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
fax (630) 617-8333
24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
Grades 1 - 5
District 205 elementary schools are seeking caring, out-going individuals to serve as lunch and playground supervisors. The main job duties are to provide a safe, nurturing environment where students can eat, play and socialize in positive and productive ways. Expectations include the development of professional relationships with students, as well as teaching and reinforcing the behavioral expectations for the playground, lunchroom and transitions in between. Effective communication and management strategies are required to be successful in this position. This role functions as a part of a team of staff members who support students.
The City of Elmhurst is now hiring part-time School Crossing Guards. Open positions are available for Regular and Relief Crossing Guards during the 2016-17 school year. Lead a safe environment for our children and become a staff member of the Elmhurst Police Department.
This letter contains new staff information, important dates and information, the building map, morning routines, lunch information, after school routines, drop off/pick up areas and PTA recognition.
Welcome New Staff Members
We welcome the following staff members to Edison School:
Ashley Nimtz – 2nd Grade – Ashley is an Elmhurst resident and graduate of York High School and a 2014 graduate of Elmhurst College. She completed a long term substitute position in Schaumburg for one year and most recently she was a 5th grade teacher in Waukegan School District 60. Ashley is an Edison Bobcat! She has her hand print on the MPR wall and is very proud to be a teacher in the school where she began her learning. We welcome Ashley as a 2nd grade teacher!
Meghan Ferst – 5th Grade – Meghan is a 2016 graduate of Illinois State University. She completed her student teaching in 4th and 5th grade. Each of Meghan’s references told me that she was a “hard worker who is never satisfied and strives for improvement for her students and herself.” Meghan is a Palatine resident who is very excited to begin teaching at Edison School. Please join me in welcoming Meghan to the Edison Team!
Kristen Childrey – Art - Kristen has worked in the district for 4 years and has enjoyed working at Jackson Elementary and Emerson Elementary School as an art teacher. She also worked at Hawthorne Elementary school as an educational assistant. Kristen graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in art education. Please join me in welcoming Kristen to the Edison Educational Team.
Casey Erklin – PE - Casey resides with his family in Naperville. Casey taught 4 years in Sandwich, Illinois as a PE teacher. After Sandwich, Casey has taught PE in Baltimore, Maryland and Columbus, Ohio. When the family returned to Chicago he has been a substitute teacher in Napervillle School District 203 and 204. He also taught in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn. I am very happy to have Casey teaching PE to our students, I know they will enjoy his energy and enthusiasm for physical activities! Please join me in welcoming Casey to the Edison Team!
Music, PE, and Spanish for 2016-17;
PE Sanna Bashor and Casey Erklin
Music To be announced
Art Terry Neigel and Kristen Childrey
Spanish/ELL Jessica Smith
Front Office Bulletin Board
The front office photo bulletin board continues to be a huge hit with parents and students. We will continue to post student summer vacation photos as well as the events of our school year. Please send your summer vacation pictures to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, our first day of school is August 18 and it will be a full day as shared below;
Tardy to School
The morning school day begins at 8:15am. If you bring your child to school after 8:15am, you must enter the office and sign them in. If a student arrives to school after 8:35am (20 minutes after the start of the morning session) it will be counted as a ½ day absence.
The afternoon school day begins at 12:05pm. If you bring your child to school after 12:05pm, you must enter the office and sign them in. If a student arrives to school after 12:25pm (20 minutes after the start of the afternoon session) it will be counted as a ½ day absence.
The lunch hour for Edison students will be as follows;
Lunch for all students in grades 1st to 5th is scheduled from 11:05 am to 12:05 pm. Each day your child has the option of going home, bringing a cold lunch or purchasing a hot lunch.
Lunch Procedures for Students Going Home for Lunch – Any parent wishing to have their child leave the building for lunch between the hours of 11:05am and 12:05pm, will be asked to follow these simple guidelines;
Hot lunch will begin on Thursday, August 18, 2016. All lunch menus and payment information and lunch money balances will be available on line at http://www.elmhurst205.org/elem_menu.
The cost of the hot lunch is $3.00 per meal. Students can purchase milk for .50¢.
Kindergarten Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
1st to 5th Grade Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Student safety patrols will not stop/direct traffic to cross students. They will only cross students when it is safe to do so.
Late Arrival Schedule
The Late Arrival schedule for 2016-17 will be as follows:
Wednesday, September 14
Schedules on these student Late Arrival days are as follows:
Staff Collaboration Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
AM Kindergarten – 9:45 am to 11:55am
1st to 5th Grade - 9:45 am to 3:00 pm
PM Kindergarten – 12:55pm to 3:00 pm
3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are allowed to ride their bicycles to school unaccompanied. Students in kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades may ride their bikes, as long a as a parent or guardian accompanies them both ways. Please obtain a permission slip from the office or download one from the Edison website and submit the completed form to the office. Students should walk their bikes on school property and use crosswalks to cross streets.
Please bookmark the Edison website for dates and events throughout the school year.
Parent Teacher Conference Dates
November 21 and 22, 2016
Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences at Curriculum Night on August 24
Thanksgiving Break – November 23, 24, 25
Winter Break – December 22 to January 6
Spring Break – March 27 to March 31
Spring Break – March 25 to 29
Please review our drop off & pick up procedures carefully as we are concerned for each child’s safety and well-being. Please follow the pickup and drop off procedures to ensure each child arrives to school and returns home safely each day. You may also refer to the student arrival & dismissal map for student arrival and dismissal areas and doors.
Our PTA is a cornerstone to Edison School’s success! We applaud and appreciate all their efforts and dedication to the students and staff. Their website is constantly updated with school information. Please bookmark and review their site often. http://www.edison.elmhurst205.org/pta
On Friday, August 12, you will receive your child’s classroom teacher assignment as an email. Please know that a great deal of time, thought, consideration went into creating class lists and all the professionals involved focused on the optimal learning and social environment for each student. Learning style, instructional style, peer relationships and student teacher relationships are priorities when assigning students to a class. Should you have questions once you receive the class assignment, I am available to speak with you, yet will not be able to make changes to class assignments because it would entirely disrupt the classroom dynamics. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in working with staff on such an important topic.
This will be an extremely exciting year for me as we continue our educational relationships. I’m looking forward to seeing our community come together in the fall for a most important event of the year….the first day of school. Welcome Back!!
To qualify for the privilege to ride your bicycle to school you must meet the criteria below:
Board Meeting Dates
District 205 News
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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.