- Elmhurst Music Boosters
- REACH Parent Group
- York Athletic Boosters
- Illinois PTA
- National PTA
- PTA Council
Elmhurst Music Boosters (“EMB") is a parent organization established to support the development of the District 205 music students in grades four through eight. Founded in 1978, EMB works in cooperation with the district’s music staff to provide young musicians with an enriching and rewarding musical experience.
EMB raises money for music scholarships for deserving band, orchestra and choir students as well as providing financial aid to students in need of assistance. An annual social event is provided as a way of rewarding students for their hard work and dedication.
EMB raises money through dues from patrons, donations, and fundraisers. New patrons are welcome at anytime by accessing the District 205 Webstore to join. Questions regarding your EMB membership status? Please e-mail EMB.
EMB provides a vehicle for parents to become involved in the music education provided by District 205. Members of the EMB Board meet to discuss ways in which to enrich programs and provide support to both students and staff. Parents often chaperone performances as well as EMB sponsored events.
We're excited for another year of great performances! See our newsletter below or click here for upcoming events and information!
Click HERE to be directed to the REACH Parent Group page.
REACH PARENT GROUP:
Reach Parent Group
See our December meeting minutes, including important information on the REACH identification process, placement timeline, rubrics, and the appeals process. One important component to REACH identification is the NWEA MAP Winter Testing, which is currently taking place at schools: January 9 - 26.
Next Meetings: (There will be no January meeting.) Mark your calendars for the 3-part Executive Function Speaker Series on Wed. Feb. 15, Wed. March 15, and Wed. April 19, 2023 - 6:30-7:30 pm via ZOOM and available to ALL district families. The presenter, Dr. Georgia Bozeday, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center and serves as the Director of Education Services at Rush Neurobehavioral Center, specializing in a number of educational areas, including instructional differentiation, curriculum and lesson development, parenting and teaching practices related to the different states of brain development, and the implementation of executive function skills.
Reach Parent Group meetings/presentations are open to ALL D205 parents. Past Meeting Minutes/Presentations are posted on the Reach Parent Group website, social media, and emailed to all subscribers. Subscribe to the REACH Parent Group Communication List here (new subscription through ParentSquare). Questions? Contact Gwen Reedy or Pragna Dave.
Reach Parent Group meetings/presentations are open to ALL D205 parents. Past Meeting Minutes/
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REACH PARENT GROUP - WHAT IS THE
REACH Parent Group (formerly REACH PTA) is a parent group dedicated to supporting gifted and talented programs in District 205 and encouraging higher level educational opportunities for ALL District 205 students. Our area of focus includes:
- Providing parent and student resources for gifted and advanced learners
- Organizing advocacy at local and national levels
- Sponsoring and/or promoting academic-based extra-curricular activities that are accessible to all students
- Collaborating with REACH teachers to provide additional resources and student opportunities.
Every child’s potential is a reality.
To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Who We Are
The Illinois PTA was founded on May 30, 1900, and has since worked diligently to support public schools and to ensure that all children and youth have equal opportunities and access to a quality education.
We are a state-wide volunteer organization dedicated solely to the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, and community.
The Illinois PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is guided by an approved set of bylaws.
The Elmhurst District 205 PTA Council is comprised of PTA Presidents from each of our local PTAs.
The PTA Council provides an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and information between the local PTAs within District 205. The Council disseminates Illinois and National PTA updates, sponsors an annual community forum in conjunction with the District 205 Board of Education, organizes an annual open house of area summer camps for children, and raises funds for scholarships awarded to York High School graduating Seniors each year.