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Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8:25 a.m. -3:25 p.m.
(7:30 a.m. - 8:18 a.m. B/O/C)
||Autism Fun Run
||Student Late Arrival Day 9:25AM - No Band/Orchestra/Choir
District 205 is scheduling professional development time for the purpose of school improvement planning throughout the year. This time is critical to the pursuit of exceptional student achievement and continued professional excellence. Certified staff and administrators will be using this time to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community.
The final student late arrival day for 2015-16 is Wednesday, May 4. The Student Late Arrival instructional schedule is as follows:
- AM Early Childhood – 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM
- PM Early Childhood – 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM
- 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
- Middle School – 9:30 AM to 3:25 PM
- High School – 8:55 AM to 3:06 PM
The 2015-16 School Calendar (which provides a one-page overview of this information), may be found on the District 205 calendar page.
Please see the attached Weekly Bulletin for upcoming events and activities at Bryan Middle School.
Elmhurst District 205 honored its mentors and volunteers for the 2015-16 school year on April 29, 2016. A total of 41 non-parent mentors and volunteers for the selfless dedication of their time and talents on the behalf of our students. They serve in elementary, middle and high school, as well as the Transition Center.
They were treated to a special lunch prepared by York High School Food and Restaurant Management students under the direction of their instructor, Wendy Albert, Division Chair for Technology & Applied Arts. Served at La Brigade, the high school’s authentic culinary lab and restaurant, the luncheon is a small token of appreciation for the hundreds of hours donated by community volunteers this school year.
As part of the recognition program, a total of 14 volunteers were honored with one, three, five, ten or 15-year service pins, which were awarded as follows:
- One Year – John Osbolt (Churchville Mentor) and Stacy Wrasse (York Mentor)
- Three Years – Patt Gutierrez (Sandburg Mentor), Paul Heinz (Bryan Mentor) and Jim Bursch (Sandburg Mentor)
- Five Years – Lucy Bruzas (Jefferson Classroom), Chris and Debbie Khayat – Jackson Chess Club
- Ten Years – Leslie Leader (York Mentor), Connie Nestler (York Mentor), Chuck Malefyt (Transition Center Mentor) and Karen Nishimura (York ELL Program)
- Fifteen Years – Jack Island (Bryan Mentor) and Anna Locascio (York Mentor)
This group alone has given a total of 95 years of volunteer service to the children of District 205. (Here, Jack Island is honored for his 15 years of service as a mentor.)
The mentor program is coordinated by the District’s middle and high school social workers, with support from building administrators, under the auspices of the Communications Office, which also assists in placing school volunteers.
School social workers involved in the program include: Denise Gulotta (Bryan), Bill Denny (Churchville), Mel Phillips (Sandburg) and Teri Finley (York). Melea Smith is the Director of Communications and Public Relations for District 205; Debbie Hollstein serves as administrative assistant for the Communications Office.
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.
- Freshman, Sophomore, Junior last day of school at the conclusion of exams.
- Last day of attendance for early childhood and AM/PM kindergarten students.
- Last day of attendance for 8th grade
- 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.
The Elmhurst Police Department will be offering free registration of bicycles for Elmhurst District 205 middle school students on three different dates over the next few weeks. Police officers will be present before school at each District 205 middle school to help students register their bicycles with the City of Elmhurst. They will also provide materials regarding Illinois Rules of the Road for Bicycles and other bicycle safety information. Officers will be on site at:
- Churchville Middle School on Tuesday, April 26 – from 7:45 to 8:15 AM (with a rain date of April 27)
- Bryan Middle School on Tuesday, May 3 – from 7:45 to 8:15 AM (with a rain date of May 4)
- Sandburg Middle School on Wednesday, May 11 – from 7:30 to 9:00 AM (with a rain date of May 13)
Blank forms will be available for pick-up by students who do not ride to school that day, and registration forms are always available at the Elmhurst Police Department.
Every year about 1.5 million bicycles are stolen across the U.S. The majority of these thefts occur when bicycles are left unlocked and unsecured; be it at local store’s bike rack or, left unattended in a residential yard.
Over the last 3 years, Elmhurst has averaged 32 bicycle thefts per year. And, while this number continues to decrease, your police department reminds you that the best way to prevent bicycle theft is to use locks or put bicycles away when not being used. As part of the registration event, bicycle locks will be given away as participation premiums to three lucky on-site registration participants, per school.
The Elmhurst Police Department would also like you to know that only 3 percent of the recovered bicycles, nationwide, are returned to their owner. The main reason is lack of information/proof of ownership. Bicycle registration helps the Elmhurst Police Department to return bicycles to their rightful owners.
Since implementing the middle school bicycle registration event, Elmhurst Police Department has been able to return bicycles that would otherwise go unclaimed. The EPD, in cooperation with District 205, would like to continue to make a major dent in the number of bicycle thefts reported per year with a strong education and registration campaign and that includes this 2016 event.
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.
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.
Pre-planned absences represent an attempt by the Board of Education and the middle school to accommodate special and unique needs for approved student absence from school. Please refer to procedure #18 in the student handbook for more information.
Teachers will arrange a plan for make up work before or after the planned absences. It is the student’s responsibility to follow up on missing assignments.
Steps for pre-planned absence approval: (must be followed in sequence)
- Parent/student obtains extended absence paperwork from the main office/website.
- Parents fill out Part A on form.
- Student takes form to teachers to fill out Part B.
- Once completed, the form should be returned to the health office to Mrs. Smith for administrative approval.
- Once approved by administration, the form is taken home, read, and signed in Part C by the student's parent.
- The form must be returned to the Main Office at least two school days prior to the absence.
Failure to follow the steps listed above may affect student's privileges for homework, quizzes, tests, or other classroom activities.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
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