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Custodial parents/guardians of District 205 students, as well as District 205 staff, are automatically included in messaging (both email and phone calls) sent through this system. Because Talk205 is connected to our Student Information System, parents need do nothing when students move grades or schools. Information will automatically be updated if you have already provided the District with an email address and phone number.

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Welcome back to the 2019-20 school year and welcome to the first issue of Talk205!

As school begins on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, an issue of Talk205, our district-wide newsletter, will arrive in your inbox each week. The goal is to communicate timely information to parents and the community, such as District 205 news and initiatives, student and staff accomplishments.

Thank you for reading and feel free to share your ideas for Talk205 and school communications atinfo@elmhurst205.org. Have a great school year!

Sincerely,

The D205 Communications and Public Relations Department


In this issue of Talk205…

  • #D205FirstDay Photo Contest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • All-Day Kindergarten Information Sessions – September 3 & 5
  • D205 State of the Schools Address – September 9, 2019
  • Elmhurst D205 Presents: How to Raise an Adult w/ Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims – September 23, 2019

Other Important Items…


#D205FirstDay Photo Contest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

The first day of school is officially here, and our #D205FirstDay contest is BACK for a second year! Here’s what you need to know:

WHO: You!
WHEN: Wednesday, August 14
WHERE: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
WHY: To share all the moments that come along with the first day of school
HOW: On Wednesday, post your back to school photos with the hashtag #D205FirstDay on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The D205 accounts will share, re-tweet and re-post your entries. The photo voted the winner by D205 staff will receive a $20 gift card to the Elmhurst City Center!

Rules: 
-Be sure to like District 205 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be eligible for the prize.
-Post your photo(s) any time on Wednesday, August 14th. 
-The winner will be voted on and revealed on Friday, August 16th!

SHARE this post with your friends and let them know to LIKE us!

All Day Kindergarten Information Sessions – September 3 & 5
District 205 is ready to start phasing in ADK at our schools, as early as the 2020-21 school year – ahead of schedule – and completing the phase-in by the start of the 2024-25 school year.

D205 will be hosting ADK information sessions for parents of preschoolers to learn more about our program and timeline. Join us for one of three information sessions on all-day kindergarten.

  • Bryan Middle School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
  • Sandburg Middle School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
  • Churchville Middle School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
  • Benefits of all-day kindergarten
  • Tentative staggered start schedule
  • Tuition cost
  • Details on lottery process
  • Dates and process for kindergarten registration
     

D205 State of the Schools Address – September 9, 2019
Share in the success story of our schools on Monday, September 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the York High School Commons. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Parents and our school community are invited to attend this special annual address hosted by Superintendent Dr. David Moyer designed to celebrate recent successes, share updates on key endeavors like the District’s Master Facility Plan, the coming of All-Day Kindergarten to D205, the Business Incubator Program and Manufacturing Lab at York High School as well as Thrive D205, the district’s new school and community wellness partnership. D205 is poised to be a national leader in future-ready learning.

Elmhurst D205 Presents: How to Raise an Adult w/ Dr. Julie Lythcott Haims – September 23, 2019
As a kickoff to the new Thrive D205 School & Community Wellness Partnership, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 presents How to Raise An Adult w/ Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the York High School Commons. The event is free, open to the community, and designed to kick-start a community conversation about the stress levels in students and the supports needed to assist them at home and school.