Address and Phone
246 South Fair
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
fax (630) 617-8333
24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch 11:05 to 12:05
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
Late Arrival Days
9/14, 10/19, 11/9, 12/14, 1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17
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Registered Nurse firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Mon, October 24
||Community Focus Meeting @ Sandburg
|Tues, October 25
||CHICAGO CUBS DAY
|Tues, October 25
||6:30 - 8:00
||Family Chess Night
Please continue the community conversation by participating in the star step of our Focus205/Thoughtexchange survey. In step 2, participants will review ideas from other stakeholders and star the ideas you like best. This will help us to better understand what is important to you, both in your child(ren)'s school and in Elmhurst Community School District 205. To date, over 600 participants have shared over 2,400 thoughts.
Even if you could not participate in the first part of this process, you are invited to participate in this next step. Click here to self-register and be added to the Thoughtexchange process. To access frequently asked questions about the process, please click here.
Please join The Annie LeGere Foundation in raising allergy awareness this Halloween. Please display a teal pumpkin sign on your door to let trick-or-treaters know you have non-food treats available. Signs can be downloaded here. Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy, if you choose to hand out both items. Examples of items may include:
- glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
- pencils, pens, crayons, or markers
- Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
- mini slinkies
- whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
- bouncy balls
- finger puppets or novelty toys
- spider rings
- vampire fangs
- mini notepads
- playing cards
Help make Halloween safe and enjoyable for all children. To learn more go to foodallergy.org.
The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence unanimously approved to provide $50,000 to help fund the Future Ready Model Classroom project, a pilot program that will create three future ready classrooms at the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade levels. The Foundation will use proceeds earned throughout the year to help fund the project, which began this summer and should be completed in late fall of 2016.
Foundation Chair Brian Bresnahan explains, “Our mission states that we are dedicated to innovations in education. Helping to move the District further along the spectrum of Future Ready Learning is definitely something we want to be involved with. I think the community will see the value in it and support us.”
Schools selected for project are Fischer (Dawin Strelow/ Kindergarten), Lincoln (Cecilia Dunn/third grade) and Bryan Middle School (Erin Fox/6th grade). In the spring of 2016, all three teachers, along with principals Jane Bailey (Fischer) and Jacquie Discipio (Bryan), as well as Mr. Bresnahan and Foundation Executive Director Lisa Fanelli, participated in Future Ready Model Classroom workshops, led by Wight and Company, the District’s architects. “You could feel the excitement in the room as teachers and administrators collaborated on a vision for the future that would permanently impact the classroom experience on a daily basis,” said Mrs. Fanelli.
Architectural firm Wight & Company was hired by the District as part of a process to develop a long-range Facility Master Plan. Wight has completed a facility study that resulted in an educational alignment guide. Findings and recommendations from this guide will be used to move forward. According to Wight, ready schools must be “agile” and accommodate small group collaboration, learning commons, hubs for social learning, tech-infused spaces, STEM and maker spaces, as well as addressing safety and security considerations, health and comfort, fitness/wellness and outdoor learning.
“The fact that we received multiple Thiems Grant applications requesting new types of seating options, desks and other furnishings, is evidence that teachers want their classrooms to evolve in order to meet current needs,” said Geri Sorrentino, Foundation Programs Chair and District REACH teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School.
These model classrooms will allow people to go beyond imagining what future ready learning environments could be and will actually make the vision come to life in these spaces. Both the Board of Education and Superintendent Moyer have expressed gratitude to the Foundation Board for their support in this project. “These classrooms will assist with future planning to ensure that, one day, all District 205 students will be afforded the opportunity to learn in an environment that promotes engagement, rigor, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication and citizenship in the global information age,” commented Dr. David Moyer, Superintendent of Schools.
Following the completion of these model classrooms, the plan is to gather feedback from participating teachers and students to develop a recommendation toward a District standard for furniture, finishes and integrating classroom technology, as part of a visionary Facility Master Plan. These model classrooms will test and inform that process.
There will be a special public open house at Bryan Middle School on Monday, October 24, from 5:15 to 6:35 PM, just prior to the Focus 205 focus group meetings, held at the three District 205 middle schools from 7 to 8:30 PM.
"We are thrilled with the Foundation's support for Future Ready learning in the District. We could not be more appreciative and are excited for the potential that this project has to begin to shape future decisions about how we utilize space to support learning and teaching," noted Superintendent Dr. David Moyer.
This project is another example of supporting innovation and positioning the District for the future. The Foundation has funded and supported numerous pilots over the years, most of which have later been adopted to benefit teachers and students.
Detailed information about plans for the classrooms, as well as the opportunity to make a donation supporting the project, can be found on the District 205 Foundation website: www.elmhurst205.org/futurereadyclass
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 was school picture day at Edison. If your student was absent, we already have them on a list for retakes on Friday, November 4, 2016. If, for any other reason you would like to have your student's picture retaken, simply contact Martha in the school office and let her know. Proofs of the photos taken on October 12th should be sent home by the end of October. Orders may be placed on line or returned to the school with payment.
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.
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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.