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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

9/14, 10/19, 11/9, 12/14, 1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17

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

Conwell, Jennifer
Health Services Supervisor

Staff

IMPORTANT DATES

April 27 - 4th & 5th Grade Spring Sing @ 6:00

May 3 - BRAG Night 5:30 - 7:00

May 8 - Miss Brook's Class Music Informance @ 2:10

May 9 - Mrs Costello's Class Music Informance @ 2:20

May 10 - Mrs Moe's Class Music Informance @ 2:10

May 17 - Late Arrival Day

May 19 - Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea (AM @ 10:00, PM @ 2:00)

May 25 - Field Day

May 29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

May 30 - Fifth Grade Picnic (11:05 - 3:00)

NEWS

4/24/17

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer joins more than 400 school chiefs from across the state, representing 1.35 million students, in calling for the Illinois General Assembly to immediately pass a state budget. The grassroots initiative - called “Pass Illinois’ Budget!” - also urges lawmakers and Governor Rauner to improve the state’s education funding formula, and pay school districts millions of dollars owed in unpaid bills this year.

As legislators return to Springfield following their spring break, school districts are using school marquees to share their frustration with the state budget crisis and taking to social media with a call to #PassILBudget. As of April 24, 2017, the state now owes District 205 $3,670,579 and has been operating without a full budget for the past 22 months.

“I stand with over 400 superintendents from across the state in a call for action,” said Dr. Moyer. “We need to end the impasse now and move forward with a budget that will serve the two million K-12 Illinois public school students who represent our future.”

The superintendents are calling on members of the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor to do the following:

  • Immediately, and with bipartisan support, end the state budget impasse.
  • Improve the state’s education funding formula and invest in students and schools, including higher education, throughout the state.
  • Pay school districts what they are owed this year.

While K-12 education has benefited from a partially-funded state budget, Illinois schools, students, families, and communities will continue to suffer without a full state budget. Districts will continue to struggle if “Mandated Categoricals,” state payments which support special education, bilingual education, transportation, and other important services, do not get paid this year. District 205 has not received three categorical payments this year. Here are the largest funds due:

  • Transportation -$990,078.06
  • Special Education - $2,616,602.18
  • State Free Lunch - $1,818.25
  • Driver’s Education - $22,080.28
  • Early Childhood - $40,000.00

State revenue accounts for about 8.13 percent of District 205’s operating budget or $9,341,790. The General State Aid payments, which support general operating expenses, are being paid on time, however, the categorical payments are not. District 205 has not received any categorical payments this year with the exception of one late quarter payment from last fiscal year.

"Because this money reimburses costs to existing programming, and because the majority of these services are required by law, the District will likely have to consider either spending down its fund balance, which is an unsustainable solution, or study options to reduce spending in other programming areas in which discretionary decisions are possible," noted Dr. Moyer.

More than 400 superintendents, representing 66 percent of Illinois’ public school students from Carbondale to Chicago to Rockford have joined the effort. Please see press release link below to view the list. Please also reference the Frequently Asked Questions document via the link below.

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4/21/17

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As a District, our mission is not only to educate our students, but to go to the next level and create life long learners.   We hope to instill the values of education that help them become “life-long learners”.  Edison’s Educational Pathway helps students understand the journey they will travel during their educational career.  We acknowledge each step along this path on the following days:

Tuesday, May 2 – Edison Elementary School Day

Wednesday, May 3 – Sandburg Middle School Day

Thursday, May 4 – York High School Day

Friday, May 5 – Higher Education Day

For complete information about Edison's Educational Pathway, please see the attached document:

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4/21/17

B.R.A.G. Night (which stands for "Bring Relatives Attention to Growth) is an event designed to showcase the work of preschool and elementary students in District 205. The purpose of the evening is to provide an opportunity for parents to visit their child’s classroom and specials areas (art, music, Spanish, physical education, library, resource classrooms) and learn from their child about his or her learning experiences.  Families are invited to visit Edison School anytime between 5:30 & 7:00 PM, on Wednesday, May 3.

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4/21/17

It’s time once again for Edison’s annual Bobcats Givin’ Back charity drive! For those newer to Edison, for the last several years the school has selected a charitable initiative to support, which allows our school community to come together with the goal of helping others. It is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children about the tremendous value of giving back.

This year we will be holding a book drive in support of Bernie’s Book Bank. Bernie’s Books Bank is located in Lake Bluff, IL and collects, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children's books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. They have distributed more than 8,000,000 books throughout the Chicagoland area since 2009. To learn more about Bernie’s Book Bank and the incredible impact that books can have on lower income children’s lives, please visit their website at www.berniesbookbank.org.

We will be collecting books at Edison school for two weeks starting Monday, April 24th through Friday, May 5th. Bernie’s accepts quality new and gently used children’s books from birth through 6th grade. Examples of books they do not accept are: text books, activity books, coloring books, video game guides, young adult, adult or reference books. This drive would be a great chance to have your children look through books they might be done reading and pass them along! Or maybe hit the book store to buy a few of their old favorites that they will be excited to share with others!

Our goal is to collect 1,500 books to donate to Bernie’s! Through your support, we can make a great impact on others in need. Thank you in advance for your generosity! If you have any questions about the book drive, please contact Jeff Janiak.

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4/11/17

The RevTrak Web Store is getting a makeover. This new mobile-friendly design will simplify end-user experience when making payments from any device. Visit the Web Store through any web browser on the device of your choosing – it’s that easy. In addition to the responsive design, the following features have been added:

  • Quick, two-step checkout process
  • Convenient login window

Access the Customer Account Guide and Webstore Guide for further details.

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3/30/17

The Elmhurst History Museum reminds second graders and their schools that the annual Ruth Strand Poster Contest will soon begin. Packets with contest information and entry forms will be sent to all District 205 second grade teachers during the first week of April. The 2017 deadline for poster entries is Friday, May 5, by 5:00 PM. Schools with ten or more participants will earn a $100 grant for the school’s library from the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, so please be sure to take advantage of this special opportunity. For more information or to download entry forms, visit the History Museum’s website.

 

Winners and their families will be honored at a reception in the Elmhurst History Museum’s Education Center on Wednesday, May 24, at 4:00 PM. In addition, the contest winners will be invited to march in the Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29 and be recognized by the City Council on Monday, June 5. Posters will be displayed at the museum throughout the summer months, and winning entries will be exhibited at Elmhurst City Hall.

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3/28/17

The Elmhurst District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students and 6th – 8th grade choir students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year ‘round.

  • The Summer Instrumental Music Program will run from June 12 through July 14. (No class on July 3 or 4.)
  • The registration fee is $92.00. The registration fee includes a Summer Instrumental Program T shirt.
  • Rehearsals for current elementary band and orchestra students (incoming 5th and 6th graders) will be held Monday through Thursday mornings at Bryan Middle School. Each rehearsal is one hour. There will be a rehearsal on FRIDAY, July 7th (in place of the July 3rd holiday). The final performances will be on FRIDAY, morning, July 14.
  • Rehearsals for current middle school band and orchestra students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at York High School. There will be a rehearsal on FRIDAY, July 7th (in place of the July 4th holiday). Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra students may also participate in Jazz Band. The final performance will be on THURSDAY, July 13th.
  • NEW this year, current middle school choir students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) may participate in the summer choir at York High School on Monday and Wednesday evenings (No Class on Monday, July 3rd). Middle school students who register for summer band or orchestra may also enroll in choir at no additional cost. The final performance will be on THURSDAY, July 13th.

The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!

Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Music Program began on March 20, 2017. You may register for the summer music program by using the Webstore (District) link, also found on the District 205 website: www.elmhurst205.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 12, 2017. More details can be found on the Summer School website.

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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:  283

Events Calendar

Board Meeting Dates

District 205 News

4/28/17
4/25/17
4/24/17
4/20/17
4/11/17
4/3/17
3/30/17
3/28/17
3/6/17

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.