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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-617-8331

Hours

Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM


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 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Weber, Leslie
Principal lweber@elmhurst205.org
Moore, Cynthia
Lead Secretary cmoore@elmhurst205.org
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary lkirchhoff@elmhurst205.org
Gerali, Mariah
Nurse mgerali@elmhurst205.org

Staff

Important Dates

April 14 1st Grade Walk to the Dentist
April 19 PTA Meeting ~ 7:00 PM ~ LRC
April 20 Kindergarten Children Museum
April 21 Fifth Grade Field Trip ~ Art Institute
April 26 Churchville Parent Night @ 7:00 PM
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Jefferson "Tiger News"

4/27/16

The last day of school was approved at the April 26 Board of Education meeting. Due to a mild winter, and no other weather-related incidents, the five emergency days, which are built into the school calendar, have not been used. Below are the student dismissal times. Also, you will find attached a day by day, end of the school year calendar. 
 

May 23

  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior last day of school at the conclusion of exams.

May 26

  • Last day of attendance for early childhood and AM/PM kindergarten students.
  • Last day of attendance for 8th grade

May 27

  • Last day of school for grades 1-5.  Early dismissal at 11:15 a.m.
  • Last day of school for grades 6 and 7.  Early dismissal at 11:35 a.m.
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4/26/16

The Elmhurst Art Museum hosts an annual K-8 exhibit of student work from District 205. Each elementary and middle school submits 12 works in a variety of media, selected by the art teachers. Coinciding with Art in the Park, this year’s exhibit will be on display April 29 to May 2, with an opening reception on Friday, April 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Avenue.

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3/22/16

The testing window for the spring 2016 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 4 and continue through Friday, May 6. These state-required achievement tests are being given to all eligible students. Students in grades 3 – 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. At the high school level, the assessment is course based. York students enrolled in English 9 or English 9H will take the English assessment. Students enrolled in Algebra AB will take the math assessment. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students are testing within this window.

Last year, the PARCC assessment was given during two separate testing windows. This year it has been consolidated into a single testing window and the total assessment time has been reduced by approximately 90 minutes. The assessment is still aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards and maintains its focus on critical thinking, concept mastery, and writing skills.

The Illinois State Board of Education expects to receive PARCC assessment scores more quickly than last year. We anticipate that we will be able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results along with other information to help us improve our school program.

If you have any questions about the administration of the PARCC assessment, please contact your child’s principal.

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3/13/16

The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra 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 in order 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 6 through July 8. (No class on Monday, July 4)
  • NEW this year, incoming 9th grade band and orchestra students may also register and participate in the sessions at York High School.
  • The registration fee is $92.00. The registration fee includes a Summer Instrumental Program T shirt.
  • Sessions for current elementary students (incoming 5th and 6th graders) will be held Monday through Thursday mornings at Sandburg Middle School. Each session is one hour. The final performances for the elementary sessions will be on FRIDAY morning, July 8.
  • Sessions for current middle school students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at York High School. The sessions at York also include an opportunity for students to participate in Jazz Band. See the attached program description for more details.

 

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!

 

Please see the attached summer instrumental music program description for more detailed course information, rehearsal times, and registration options. If you have questions, please contact me or your child’s band or orchestra director.

 

Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program opened on March 7, 2016. You may register for the summer instrumental music program by using the Webstore (District) link on the District 205 website: www.elmhurst205.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 6, 2016.

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1st Day School Supplies

The BEST way to buy Back to School Supplies! PTA will have a pick up date in August.

1st Day School Supply

Summer Skills Books

You can give your children a summer of continued learning. Studies show that much of what is learned during the school year is lost over the summer months. Summer Skills Review Books are a great ...more

Are you Moving?

Please call Mrs. Moore 630.834.6261 and let her know if your child will not be attending Jefferson School next year. If you decide to move during the summer, please call the district office and let ...more

2016 PARCC TESTING WINDOW ANNOUNCED

The testing window for the spring 2016 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 4 and ...more

City of Elmhurst Parking News

The City of Elmhurst has been working with Jefferson School officials to evaluate traffic concerns in your neighborhood as it relates to student drop-off and pick-up. These changes will aid in ...more

“Soles for Kids”

The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive this year, and we are asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Over the past five years, through the ...more

Late Arrival Dates 2015-2016

Student Late Arrival Days for Elementary are follows:

September 2, October 14, November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4.

Vacations

Parents or guardians are expected to schedule vacations during the summer or on school holidays. If this is not possible parents/guardians must submit a written request to the principal two weeks in ...more

Box Tops for Education

This year, our school will be continuing in the Box Tops for Education program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our schools buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10 cents and ...more

Safety in our Schools

Student Emergency Procedures

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 continues to refine its crisis response planning and to be vigilant about the safety of its students and staff. Following ...more

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Events Calendar

Mrs. Krzysik Named Star Educator

District 205 News

4/27/16
4/26/16
4/25/16
4/20/16
4/18/16
3/22/16
3/13/16

Board Meeting Dates

Mission

At Jefferson School our mission is to create a learning environment where students, parents and staff work together to achieve educational excellence.

Student Council Food Drive

Student Council Food Drive

Birthday Book News

Because we no longer have birthday treats in the classrooms (too many allergies!), a good alternative is donating a birthday book to our school library. For all of the details, go to the "Birthday ...more

Parents' Response to Intervention (RtI)

Parents'Guide

Please click on the above link to view Parents' frequently asked questions on the response to Intervention (RtI)

Type to Learn

District 205 has provided a keyboarding curriculum for our upper grade students. This program, Type to Learn 4, will be practiced by students within the regular school day four days per week for 15 ...more

Weather Related Late Start Information

Classes may start two hours later than usual during emergency conditions

District 205 has implemented a late start plan as an alternative to cancelling school for an entire day due to an emergency ...more

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