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
Student Late Arrival Dates
September 14, October 19,
November 9, December 14,
January 25, February 15,
March 15, April 19 and May 17
Please continue the community conversation by participating in the star step of our Focus205/Thoughtexchange survey. In step 2, participants will review ideas from other stakeholders and star the ideas you like best. This will help us to better understand what is important to you, both in your child(ren)'s school and in Elmhurst Community School District 205. To date, over 600 participants have shared over 2,400 thoughts.
Please join The Annie LeGere Foundation in raising allergy awareness this Halloween. Please display a teal pumpkin sign on your door to let trick-or-treaters know you have non-food treats available. Signs can be downloaded here. Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy, if you choose to hand out both items. Examples of items may include:
Help make Halloween safe and enjoyable for all children. To learn more go to foodallergy.org.
The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence unanimously approved to provide $50,000 to help fund the Future Ready Model Classroom project, a pilot program that will create three future ready classrooms at the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade levels. The Foundation will use proceeds earned throughout the year to help fund the project, which began this summer and should be completed in late fall of 2016.
On Monday, October 24, Focus 205 focus group meetings will be held at each of our three middle schools - Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg - from 7 to 8:30 PM. Parents of elementary and high school students are encouraged to attend their child's "feeder" middle school; parents of middle school students are invited to attend their child’s current school. Community members are also invited to participate.
Honor the Elmhurst Community’s holiday tradition and order a festive Nova Scotia Balsam tree for your front yard from the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation’s holiday tree sale. Proceeds from the tree sale will support educational grants, enhancements and programs that benefit the students of Elmhurst Public Schools.
This year we will be working on Mindset at Conrad Fischer School. Think for a minute about your beliefs. Do you believe that we each have a certain level of intelligence and specific talents or do you believe that most basic abilities can be developed through dedication, perseverance, and hard work?
Carol Dweck, a noted Psychology Professor at Stanford University, teaches us that a growth mindset creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for accomplishing our goals despite challenges, setbacks, and adversity. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and increases achievement in all areas of life from the classroom to the athletic arena and the workplace.
A fixed mindset occurs in those who do well in school as well as those who struggle. You can make a difference by what you say and how your respond to your child. We instill a growth mindset in our children when we praise them for effort rather than simply reinforcing how smart they are. Messages like “You’re so smart!” reinforce natural ability and that effort is not essential for success. Recent research even shows that a growth mindset can overcome the effects of poverty.
Let your child see your thinking. Think aloud as you make decisions or solve problems. Many children are simply doing, but we want them to be learning and growing through mistakes, trying again, and persistence in the face of challenge. Many of these ideas they practice willingly when they play video games. Before you know it, their effort pays off and they earn the reward, defeat the villain and/or win the game. Use those lessons to help your child understand that learning leads to growth, a sense of accomplishment and a taste of success.
For more information read Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
Fall Fest 2016
Family fun for everyone!
Dates to Remember
Monday 10/24 - Intramurals - 3:00-4:00
Monday 10/24 - ESL Adult Classes - 6:00-8:50
Monday 10/24 - Focus 205 Churchville Community Event - 7:00 @ Churchville
Monday 10/26 - Intramurals -3:00-4:00
Monday 10/26 - ESL Adult Classes - 6:00-8:50
Monday 10/26 - Intramurals -3:00-4:00
Monday 10/31 - Halloween - No school based celebration
Monday 10/31 - ESL Adult Classes - 6:00-8:50
Monday 10/31 - Intramurals -3:00-4:00
Wednesday 11/2 - ESL Adult Classes - 6:00-8:50
Friday 11/4 - End of 1st Trimester
Wednesday 11/9 - Late Student Arrival
9:30 - Student arrival
9:45-11:55 AM Kdg
12:55-3:00 PM Kdg
9:45-3:00 Gr. 1-5
Friday 11/11 - Veteran's Day - Not a School holiday
Monday 11/14 - Vision and Hearing Screening
Tuesday 11/15 - 7:00 PTA Meeting – LRC - Free Babysitting
Friday 11/17 - Student Progress Reports sent home in backpacks
Monday 11/21 - Regular student attendance - 8:15-3:00
Parent.Teacher/Student Conferences 4:30-8:00
Tuesday 11/22 - No student attendance
Parent.Teacher/Student Conferences 10:00AM -6:00PM
Wednesday 11/23 - Friday 11/25 Thanksgiving Break
Monday 11/28 - Classes resume at 8:15
Board Meeting Dates
The Fischer School community will work together to ensure academic excellence for all students in a safe, caring learning environment