News Post

Kate Sampson

April 17, 2020

Dear D205 Families,

A link to a video version of this message is available here. This afternoon, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a statement in which he suspended in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. At the April 28th Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education meeting, the administration will present the board of education with options to consider for how District 205 moves forward with upcoming events such as graduation and summer school. Separate communications will be developed and released early next week with detailed information about athletics, activities, and other activities that were originally scheduled for or postponed until May.  

Today was the first of five remote professional learning days for teachers. The purpose of these days is to give teachers the time to plan engaging and meaningful lessons for students, develop strategies to support students and families, ensure consistency of expectations for the amount of work students are being asked to do and the manner in which feedback is provided and grades are determined, and to increase the teachers’ collective ability to leverage digital tools in ways that promote rigor, personalization of learning, and student engagement. I emphasized these things when I addressed the teachers this morning, and reiterated the importance of trying to find creative ways to personally connect with students.  

In his address, the governor stated that, “the unprecedented circumstances”  dictate that grades should be about feedback, not a tool for compliance. Today’s communication provides updated information on assessment during this period of remote learning and should serve to provide clarity on how grades will be calculated at each grade level. If you have additional questions, please direct them to your child’s teachers.

All of our families are in my thoughts and prayers every day.  Stay well.

Dr. David Moyer
Superintendent
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205


17 de Abril, 2020

Estimadas Familias del Distrito Escolar 205,

Un enlace a una versión de video en ingles de este mensaje está disponible aqui. Esta tarde, el Gobernador de Illinois J.B. Pritzker emitió una declaración en la que suspendió el aprendizaje en persona por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. En la reunión de la Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar 205 de la Unidad Comunitaria Elmhurst del 28 de Abril, la Administración presentará a la Junta de Educación opciones para considerar cómo avanza el Distrito 205 con los próximos eventos, como la graduación y la escuela de verano. Se desarrollarán y publicarán comunicaciones separadas a principios de la próxima semana con información detallada sobre atletismo, actividades y otras actividades que originalmente fueron programadas o pospuestas hasta Mayo.  

Hoy fue el primero de cinco días remotos de aprendizaje profesional para maestros. El propósito de estos días es darles a los maestros el tiempo para planificar lecciones interesantes y significativas para los estudiantes, desarrollar estrategias para apoyar a los estudiantes y sus familias, garantizar la coherencia de las expectativas sobre la cantidad de trabajo que se les pide a los estudiantes y la forma en que se reciben los comentarios. se proporcionan y se determinan las calificaciones, y para aumentar la capacidad colectiva de los maestros para aprovechar las herramientas digitales de manera que promuevan el rigor, la personalización del aprendizaje y la participación de los estudiantes. Hice hincapié en estas cosas cuando me dirigí a los maestros esta mañana, y reiteré la importancia de tratar de encontrar formas creativas para conectarse personalmente con los estudiantes.

En su discurso, el gobernador declaró que, "las circunstancias sin precedentes" dictan que las calificaciones deben ser sobre la retroalimentación, no una herramienta para el cumplimiento. La comunicación de hoy proporciona información actualizada sobre la evaluación durante este período de aprendizaje remoto y debe servir para proporcionar claridad sobre cómo se calcularán las calificaciones en cada nivel de grado. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, diríjalas a los maestros de su hijo(a).

Todas nuestras familias están en mis pensamientos y oraciones todos los días. Mantenganse bien.

Dr. David Moyer
Superintendente (Rector)
Unidad Comunitaria Escolar Elmhust Distrito 205

  • Bryan
  • Churchville
  • Edison
  • Emerson
  • Field
  • Fischer
  • Hawthorne
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Sandburg
  • York

Celebrating Arbor Day

The City of Elmhurst planted a tree in front of our school in celebration of Arbor Day. The 2nd grade class celebrated by singing songs, presenting cards to the city and putting the finishing touches to plant the tree.

5th graders working in groups on decimal division.

4th graders planning their Nora friend visit!

Our day started with lots of work as readers and writers. 3rd grade researching countries, 2nd graders using non fiction text features, and kindergarten readers’ workshop!

Our kinder cuties explored snow today and discussed what they notice/wonder. One asked, “why is the snow still white even though the sun isn’t shining on it?” (They previously learned snow is clear.) 💚 this problem based learning experience and our teachers for trying something new!

Kicking off passion projects for 2020 in 4th grade! All students are channeling passion focused on a historic event or person. Love this amazing start!

5th graders posing questions they want to answer through their explorer research. Next one was: What was the effect of their trip?

Third graders are sharing their backpack designs in See Saw! Today the class watched one example!

First grade tackling three steps to solve math problems: Read, Draw, Write! One student told another, “Don’t be scared! Think positive!” 💚💚

5th graders find main idea using different strategies and reflect on what works for them as readers.

3rd graders are in the final phases of design on their Defined STEM backpack project!

2nd graders are getting ready for their human body unit! 🤣 We had lots of fun tracing today!

Blended learning in @jacksonartspace! 5th graders watching their next steps on video!

Adding 2 addenda by making a new ten! Conceptual math helps students understand place value and expand number sense!

5th graders posing questions they want to answer through their explorer research. Next one was: What was the effect of their trip?

Learning about Simple machines is so much more fun and engaging when the Dupage Children’s Museum comes to us!! 3rd grade kicks off their unit with some really cool authentic exploration!

Our kinder cuties explored snow today and discussed what they notice/wonder. One asked, “why is the snow still white even though the sun isn’t shining on it?” (They previously learned snow is clear.) 💚 this problem based learning experience and our teachers for trying something new!

Kinder students are predicting which kind of salt will melt the snow first. Making predictions in their inquiry based unit!

3rd graders are learning fractions! Small groups and games are helping build number sense!

What better way to celebrate coming together to meet a goal for Kindness than Fort Reading! 🙌🏻 Ms. Q’s 4th graders were giddy with delight in their cozy spaces. 📚📖📚

Kindergarten got right to work writing today! They will be ready for 1st grade before we know it!

 

Fifth grade has started printmaking in Art and it’s all about those intricate details!! Sketch, transfer, reveal, cut and use...can’t wait to see their finished products!

Fifth grade has started printmaking in Art and it’s all about those intricate details!! Sketch, transfer, reveal, cut and use...can’t wait to see their finished products!

Second graders are activating schema by connecting what they already know about crocodiles to what might happen in their new book 👏🏻📚

4th graders are synthesizing their research into rough drafts for their “Who Was...” passion project and will be writing their own books. Cover art to be done in @jacksonartspace !

Third graders are launching book clubs and setting norms for their meetings!

Third graders are using graphic organizers to curate their country research and draft their informational writing.

 

4th graders playing a game for an organized, indoor recess. All students participate! It’s a great team builder!

5th grade student led discussion using a short article about the controversy of exotic animals as pets.