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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch 11:05 to 12:05


AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

Student Late Arrival Instructional Schedule
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

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Tammaru, Nikki
Principal ntammaru@elmhurst205.org
Ryan, Amy
Secretary aryan@elmhurst205.org
Reichert, Jennifer
Assistant Secretary jreichert@elmhurst205.org
Thrall, Judy
Registered Nurse jthrall@elmhurst205.org

School Nurse

Robbie Ostling


Important Dates

July 17 Kindergarten Summer Play Date, 6:30-7:30pm, Marjorie Davies Park
August 8 Kindergarten Summer Play Date, 9:00-10:30am, Pioneer Park
August 18

Back to School Ice Cream Social, 2:00-3:30 pm, Playground
School Supply Pick-up, 2:00-3:30 pm, Old Gym
Meet & Greet Teachers, 2:30-3:00 pm

August 19

First Day of School-Full Day
PTA Coffee & Volunteer Tables, 8:15-9:30

August 25 Room Coordinators Luncheon, 10:30-12:05, New Gym
August 26 Start WOW (Walk on Wednesday) & Wear Spiritwear
August 27 Curriculum Night, times TBD
August 28 Hot Dog Picnic Lunch, 11:05-12:05, Outside
August 31 Instrumental Music Registration Night, 5:00-8:00, Sandburg


Focus 205 Community Engagement Initiative - Join the Conversation!
Beginning in September 2015, Elmhurst District 205 is launching an exciting new Community Engagement Initiative - Focus 205. This project is a collaborative conversation between the community and the school district, facilitated by ... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 7/18/15

Lunch Account Balances Migrating to MySchoolBucks - September 1
August 31, 2015, will be the last day District 205 families may check lunch balances and make food service payments to the Revtrak Webstore. Beginning September 1, lunch payments and balances will only be made and viewed through MySchoolBucks, a d... Continue
Posted by: Katherine Schroeder
Published: 7/9/15

Registration for Elementary Instrumental Music Program 2015-2016
Elmhurst Community School District 205 offers the opportunity for all students in fourth grade and above to learn to play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument through the District 205 Instrumental Music Program. 

Instru... Continue
Posted by: Katherine Schroeder
Published: 5/20/15

Sunflowers & Milkweed in the Outdoor Classroom

Mrs. Lindstrom and Mrs. Behrend’s 1st and 5th grade classes spent a sunny spring afternoon together in the Outdoor Classroom. They read The Sunflower House by Eve Bunting and planted several ...more



Enrollment: 544

Special Events

Events Calendar

December Star Educator - Cass Rufus

Congratulations to Mr. Rufus, fourth grade teacher at Hawthorne, who recognized as Star Educator for December! On December 10, Mr. Rufus was very surprised to learn that he was nominated by the ...more



What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is based on creating a positive school environment through the use of proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting ...more

District 205 News


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Hawthorne Mission

The mission of Hawthorne School is to provide an education that will enable students to achieve academic, interpersonal, and civic success.