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
A full-day kindergarten option, implementation of a formal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program, the addition of a dual language option, systemic interventions and/or enrichments and the addition of instructional coaches – these were the top educational priorities identified in Phase I of Focus 205 – a collaborative conversation between the community and Elmhurst School District 205.
Get ready to share your thoughts beginning Monday, October 3 through an interactive Focus 205 survey, in order to help us better understand what is important to you, both in your child(ren)'s school and in Elmhurst Community School District 205.
This message serves as notification that TruGreen will be applying fertilizer, herbicide and vegetation control throughout Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 grounds. Applications will be applied at all schools Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Student Late Arrival Days provide time for certified staff and administrators to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community.
High School - October 5, 12 and 26
Middle School - October 6 and 19
Elementary and Early Childhood - October 19
AM Early Childhood – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Early Childhood – 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
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
Middle School – 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM
High School – 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM
Supervised student arrival will begin 20 minutes prior to these start times. However, for families of elementary students who need to maintain the same schedule for Student Late Arrival days this coming school year as last, supervision will be made available beginning at 9:10 AM (which was the elementary Student Late Arrival schedule for 2015-16). Please understand that transportation will not be provided at this earlier time.
Join other parents at the Elmhurst Public Library on Tuesday, October 18 from 12:30-2:30 PM when Jacqueline Rhew from Alexian Brothers will be presenting Intervention Strategies to Engage Students with Parents Struggling with School Anxiety and School Refusal. Sponsored by District 205 Social Workers, this program is free, but limited to the first 70 in attendance.
“Welcome to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205” premiered at elementary and middle school Curriculum Night events last week. It features the voices of D205 students who are also members of the Elmhurst Children’s Theatre. The two-minute video is an overview of the District’s educational priorities, punctuated with images of our students and staff at work and play. It reminds viewers that District 205 is a student-centered, future-focused community which believes all students can and must learn and grow.
Fall brings back many memories of bygone school days. To bring that past to life, the Elmhurst History Museum's schoolmarm is gearing up for a new year at the Churchville Schoolhouse, the City of Elmhurst's 1850s-era one-room schoolhouse, located in Bensenville. Last year, more than 800 students explored local history through this unique living history experience.
You can visit this area treasure at the annual Churchville Schoolhouse Fall Open House on Saturday, October 1 from 11 AM-2 PM. Featured will be: class with the schoolmarm, musical performances of American folk songs by the Conrad Fischer School Singers (11:30 AM and 1 PM), live music by the Battlefield Balladeers, and new this year - dancing the Virginia Reel and Circassian Circle Dance with the school marm. More information is available here.
Outdoor Classroom Pictures
Outdoor Classroom News
Henry Hawk has been flying high above the Outdoor Classroom and has great news to report. The Hawthorne Students and their teachers have been busy cleaning, planting and learning in the natural setting. The 2nd graders were busy planting their early spring crops of salad ingredients. While the weather didn't really cooperate, some success with different lettuces was had. See the happy faces as they ate their greens on Salad Day last week. Now planting for stew vegetables will take place and hopefully be ready in the fall when the 2nd graders are 3rd graders.
On May 16th, our Outdoor Classroom designer, Mrs. Denise Sandoval of Good-Natured Landscapes, came back to assist Mrs. Graff's, Mrs. Behrend's, Mrs. Nowak's and Mrs. Herward's students as they rejuvenated the garden. They cleaned up weeds and brush from the flower beds without pulling out the native plants. They filled in two new raised beds with Hawthorne compost and dirt and readied them for planting. Pond rock was replaced where water drains from the playground. New signs were placed in the flower beds to identify the native plants. The space looks fantastic.
Special thanks to the Boy Scout troop that worked last weekend on refurbishing our log benches. It is hard to believe that they were put in place when we dedicated the space and they have held up pretty well since then. Now they are coated and ready to last a few more years.
Have you seen the new informational signs that have been installed in various spots around the space? The first graders enjoyed learning additional information about butterflies when they sent their Painted Ladies out into the world.
As we all begin to think about summer, our thoughts turn to caring for the garden during the summer. Henry the Hawk is hoping that Hawthorne families will volunteer to take a week this summer to help keep down the weed population. Can't do a whole week, invite another family to share the week with you. We have pictures to reference when pulling weeds! Please contact Mrs. Hochleutner or Mrs. Lindstrom soon!
Many 5th grade parents who have assisted in a variety of ways in the Outdoor Classroom are leaving for middle school. Thanks to each of you for your support and assistance with this giant endeavor. And most of all, a special thank you to Mrs. Stacey Burns and Mrs. Lisa Gerhold-Dirks for their endless energy and endless hours of work. They were a part of the committee that has been working on this dream for the past 6 years. The space started with red tulips, a tree and a weather station and has certainly blossomed into a rich learning space for the children of Hawthorne, present and future, to enjoy. If you see them, please extend a special thank you.
Well, that's about all for now. Parents, do you want to be a part of the Outdoor ClassroomCommittee next year? If so, send an e-mail to Mrs. Lindstrom. We would love to have you be a part of our group.
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