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Weekly Weber Update

January 16, 2018

Dear Jefferson Families,

That extra day off was a wonderful day to play in the snow! Please remember that tomorrow, Wednesday, is a late arrival for students. Our teachers are continuing to be learners as well during our late arrivals. The focus is on guided reading and readers’ workshop. I know that as I have walked through classrooms, students are reading more and more and teachers are working with students in small groups to give them the differentiated support they need.

Please make sure to take some time to complete the 5Essentials survey for Jefferson. In order to get results and feedback on your input, we need to have at least 20% participation. The window closesJanuary 31st. To take the parent survey please visit and select the appropriate survey to begin. A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website.

Battle of the Books is up and running this year! Thank you to Mr. Grosso and Mrs. Georgalas for organizing and supporting the students in this wonderful activity. Students are on teams and reading a variety of books competing for a chance to move to the district level final competition. Keep on reading!

Thank you to our PTA for organizing and bringing Junior Achievement to Jefferson. A letter went home last week, if your child is interested in participating in Junior Achievement during their recess time, please complete and turn in the registration form by Friday, January 19. See the PTA website for more information.

MAP TESTING GRADES 2-5 - The MAP testing window opens on Wednesday, January 17th. Students in grades 2-5 will take a math and reading MAP assessment. This is one tool that we use in combination with formative assessments as well as other summative assessments to guide our instruction in both math and reading. Classroom teachers will put in their weekly communication when your child will be taking the assessment.

KINDERGARTEN AND “NEW TO FIRST GRADE” ENROLLMENT DATES – Enrollment for 2018-19 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 7, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).

Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.

For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-834-4530 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR D205 FOUNDATION 2018 GALA – Rise up to the challenge of making a difference in the education of our children. The 2018 D205 Foundation Fundraising Gala, Empowering Futures, will take place on Saturday, February 10th beginning at 6:00 PM at the Hyatt Lodge in Oakbrook. The evening will feature a plated dinner, beverages, fundraising raffles and games, as well as a terrific mini and live auction. This year, the event has an added bonus with a post party that includes a deejay and dancing. Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities available. More information and tickets available at

Our goal is to provide enhanced opportunities for students to learn and practice skills that will better prepare them for their future. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.9 million in educational enhancements that bring added resources and creative educational opportunities to the classrooms of Elmhurst District 205.

You are invited to attend the 16th Annual Summer Recreation Open House sponsored by Elmhurst District 205 PTA. This is a free event open to all Elmhurst families and neighboring communities. Browse the tables of various organizations offering summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. This open house will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6-8 pm at York High School,355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst

Upcoming Dates: 


17- Student Late Arrival/MAP Testing Window Jan. 17-Feb. 2
      ACCESS Testing Window Jan. 17-Feb. 20
22- Institute Day-No Student Attendance
31- 5Essentials Survey Window ends

1- PTA Meeting @ 7:00pm
6- Kindergarten and new to First Grade Registration at Jefferson 9-11am
7- Kindergaten and new to First Grade Registration at Jefferson 12:30-3:00pm
14- Student Late Arrival
19- No School! President’s Day
23- End of Trimester 2
24- PTA Winter Carnival
28- Student Late Arrival

2- Institute Day-No Student Attendance

Have a wonderful week!
Leslie Weber

Posted by: Michelle Guerino Published:1/16/18
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