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February 10, 2020

 
In this issue of Talk205…

New Items:

  • D205 Incoming Kindergarten & New to First Grade Registration Days – February 11 & 12
  • D205 Superintendent’s Coffee Tour at Fischer – February 11
  • 5Essentials Parent Survey Closes February 14
  • D205 at the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 7
  • Elmhurst Commission on Youth & D205 Teen Job & Volunteer Fair - March 9

Reminders:

  • EMB Hosts Downtown Elmhurst Chipotle Fundraiser – February 11
  • District 205 PTA Council Winter/Spring 2020 Scholarship Fund Event at Tannins – February 13
  • Annual York Green Scene Fundraiser – February 29
  • D205 & Chicago Bulls Team Up to Offer a Sweet Discount for February 2020
  • York Football Host Indoor 7-on-7 Camp – March 1, 8, & 15

Other Important Items:


New Items:

D205 Incoming Kindergarten & New to First Grade Registration Days – February 11 & 12
D205 is hosting two special registration days for incoming kindergarteners and new to first grade students on February 11 & 12, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at their home school. Note: If you have already registered your student during D205’s Fall online registration, there is no need to do anything further. This process is solely for families that have not registered already.

If you have any questions, contact your home school. Please share this news with parents of incoming kindergarten students who turn five on or before September 1, 2020 and incoming first graders who are new to the area and/or those who have not already registered for the 2020-21 school year.


D205 Superintendent’s Coffee Tour at Fischer – February 11
D205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer will visit with the Conrad Fischer school community at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Join us for a cup of coffee, light refreshments, great conversation and questions about our schools. Dr. Moyer will cover the following topics:

  • D205 Construction Update
  • ThriveD205 Update
  • Administrative Staffing Update

5Essentials Parent Survey Closes February 14
The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is open until February 14 for parents to share thoughts about your experiences with our schools. This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the parent survey link. You will need to enter the county (DuPage) and school name. 


D205 at the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 7
You are invited to join District 205, the D205 Foundation and York High School Alumni at the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 7, 2020! D205, the D205 Foundation and York Community High School Alumni Association will be at Doshi Orthodontics, 488 Spring Rd., from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

Stop by for treats and a warm place to meet! Grab your friends and family and meet us to celebrate St. Paddy's day! Special thanks to Dr. Doshi and his team for partnering with us!


Elmhurst Commission on Youth & D205 Teen Job & Volunteer Fair - March 9
Learn about volunteer and paid work opportunities with local organizations as well as information about work permits for those under the age 16. No registration required. Sponsored by Elmhurst Commission on Youth, District 205, Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA, Elmhurst Junior Women's Club, Elmhurst Parks District and Elmhurst Kiwanis

  • 3-6 p.m. - Monday, March 9, 2020, York High School Commons

Reminders:

EMB Hosts Downtown Elmhurst Chipotle Fundraiser – February 11
Elmhurst Music Boosters is hosting a fundraiser at the downtown Elmhurst Chipotle on February 11 from 5-9 p.m. 33% of all proceeds go back to EMB. Show this flyer on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're there to support EMB.

EMB is hosting their annual Skating Party for band, choir and orchestra students in grades 4-8 on March 8, 4-6 p.m. at Lombard Roller Rink. Click here to register.


District 205 PTA Council Winter/Spring 2020 Scholarship Fund Event at Tannins – February 13
The following schedules contains the upcoming events that benefit the D205 PTA Scholarship Fund:

  • February 13 - Tannins from 6-10pm: PTA Scholarship Fundraising Event. Tannins will donate 15% of sales from the evening to the PTA Council Scholarship! 
  • February 28 - Lunching for Dukes. See the link to the flyer for special details.
  • March 10 - Livia ALL DAY: PTA Scholarship Eat and Earn. Livia will be donating 10% of all sales from this day to the PTA Council Scholarship!

Annual York Green Scene Fundraiser – February 29
The York Athletic Boosters will hold its Annual Green Scene Fundraiser on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Fitz's Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight. Join us on this fun, casual night for bowling with the York coaches, open pool, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, light buffet and cash bar. Items include auction baskets with parking passes, graduation packages, sports tickets and more! Come out and support your York Dukes and the entire Athletic Program. Get your tickets now, $50 in advance; $60 at the door.  https://yorkab.ejoinme.org/greenscene2020

Do you have something fun or event tickets for our silent auction? We would love your donation! Contact Christine at cljuneman@gmail.com or Lisa at obrien213@att.net.


D205 and the Chicago Bulls Team Up to Offer a Sweet Discount for February 2020
Enjoy a legendary outing at a Chicago Bulls game with Elmhurst School District 205 students, faculty, family and friends. Share in the excitement of Bulls basketball and the NBA’s leading entertainment experience. Don’t miss out on exclusive savings! Purchase tickets at a discounted price now for games in February 2020.


York Football Host Indoor 7-on-7 Camp – March 1, 8, & 15
Calling all current 7th and 8th Grade Football Players! York Football will be hosting an Indoor 7 on 7 Camp in the York Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 1 from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, March 8 from 4-5:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 15 from 4-5:30 p.m. The cost is $50 for all three dates or $20 per session. All money is donated to the York Football program. This camp is geared toward Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs, Linebackers and Defensive Backs. It will focus primarily on the terms of passing concepts, defensive coverages and pass game fundamentals. Please CLICK HERE to sign up! Questions can be directed to Head Coach Mike Fitzgerald at michaelfitzgerald@elmhurst205.org. Go Dukes!