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October 16, 2019

In this issue of Talk205…

New Announcements:

  • York High School Celebrates Veterans Day – November 9 & 11, 2019


  • Madison Early Childhood Center-Detention Basin Turf Maintenance Update
  • York Drama Presents Twelfth Night. Tickets on Sale
  • Teens, Alcohol, and Prescription Drugs – October 23, 2019
  • D205 Online Kindergarten Registration Open Now – Until October 25, 2019
  • Thrive D205 & D205 PTA Council Present Angst – October 28, 2019
  • York Boys Fall Volleyball Clinic Registration
  • York Athletic Boosters Host Trivia Night at HB Jones – November 2, 2019
  • Harlem Wizards vs. D205 All Stars Ticket Sales – On Sale Now
  • 2019 Dukes of Distinction - November 7, 2019
  • Churchville Veterans Day – November 11, 2019

Other Important Items…

New Items:

Veterans Day Breakfast- November 9, 2019
Come and celebrate the holiday with the York High School Student Council and enjoy a wonderful breakfast 

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 9-11 am
Cost: Free for veterans and their friends/families
Where: York Community High School Cafeteria, 355 W. *please enter through main entrance door
RSVP: Student Council Advisor Matt Moran at  or 630-617-2400 x7285. Please leave a message with how many people will be attending. Information will be used to gauge food preparation. Return phone calls are not anticipated.

Veterans Day Assembly - November 11, 2019
York High School will be holding its annual all-school Veterans Day assembly on Monday, November 11th. Any interested veterans are invited to come and be honored in front of the students in the York Campbell Gym. The assembly will include speeches from U.S. veterans and York students/administrators. 

Date: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 8- 9 am (veterans are encouraged to arrive at 7:15 am in the York Commons for coffee, donuts, pastries, and bagels).
Where: York Community High School- Campbell Gym, 355 W. St. Charles Road Elmhurst, IL *please enter through main entrance door
RSVP:  Student Council Advisor Matt Moran at or 630-617-2400 x7285. Please leave a message with how many people will be attending. Information will be used to gauge food preparation. Return phone calls are not anticipated.


Madison Early Childhood Center-Detention Basin Turf Maintenance
City of Elmhurst contractors completed field repairs to the Madison Early Childhood Center detention basin dual-use facility. The repairs included tilling, fine grading and soil prep of the existing grounds and installation of thick-cut rolled sod. The sod is now being irrigated temporarily to promote establishment. The City worked with the School District and the American Youth Soccer Organization to determine the best time to make these improvements. For the next several weeks, the field will be closed for all use to allow the turf to properly establish. This basin was constructed with the cooperation of School District 205 and provides stormwater storage of 6.25 acre feet and flood relief benefits to area residents.

York Drama Presents Twelfth Night. Tickets On Sale
York Drama is ecstatic to announce Twelfth Night, straight from New York City Public Works, as the fall musical! This musicalization of Shakespeare’s brilliant comedy is truly a spectacle to behold. This production has been adapted by Shaina Taub, one of the most sought-after composers on Broadway. "The music is infectious, joyful, and deep; the condensing of the multiple plot strands of the play into a musical is astonishingly successful; the emotional power of the storytelling is fully unleashed with a lightness of touch that delights and amazes", says New York director Oskar Eustis. Show dates are Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27. Tickets are $10 each, go on sale Thursday, October 10, at 6:00 p.m. and are available at

Teens, Alcohol and Prescription Drugs – October 23, 2019
Teens, Alcohol and Prescription Drugs - A Deadly Combination. A Moms’ story of losing two sons in one night. Wednesday October 23, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Bryan Middle School. Sponsored by the City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth.

Hear Becky Savage’s story of losing two teenage sons in one night to an acute alcohol and oxycodone overdose. Learn how she turned the pain of her loss into a mission of outreach and education.

Elmhurst Police Department will host an info session and Q&A following the presentation. FREE to community members in and around Elmhurst. Appropriate for sixth grade and over to attend. Questions email Jackie at

Any person who has a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting, should contact Valerie Johnson, ADA Compliance Officer, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., City of Elmhurst, 209 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126, or call 630-530-8095 TDD, within a reasonable time before the meeting. Requests for a qualified interpreter require five (5) working days' advance notice.

D205 Online Kindergarten Registration Open Now – Until October 25, 2019

On Oct 11-25, D205 is hosting registration for ALL kindergartners online. It is earlier than usual and online to accommodate interest in ALL D205 kindergarten programs, particularly all-day kindergarten. Please share this news with parents of children who who turn 5 before Sept 1, 2020 so they do not miss registering their child for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.

Parents, many of whom are new to D205, will use the homepage of our website to access registration during this period. We will use a feature called a “page pop” or a pop up message to help guide them to the right place. You will notice that a box will appear on the screen when you access the homepage. This message is for our new kindergarten parents. Simply, exit the message to continue to your destination as normal.

These special messages are not ads, but a notification feature of the new website and controlled by the D205 Communications and Public Relations Department. The message will expire at the close of registration. 

Thrive D205 & D205 PTA Council Present Angst – October 28, 2019
Thrive D205, sponsored by D205 PTA Council, will present the movie Angst, at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 28 in York Auditorium.

Angst is an hour-long film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects, and what we can do about it. The movie features interviews with kids and young adults who cope with anxiety. Mental health experts also are interviewed about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects.

A Q&A session with local mental health professionals will follow the movie. Event is free and open to the public. Families are welcome to attend. The movie is appropriate for grades 6-12.

York Boys Fall Volleyball Clinic Registration
The Fall Clinic will be held on Saturday, October 26 and Saturday, November 2 from 12:00-2:00 pm in the Field House.  As always, the clinic will be hosted by the York coaching staff and varsity players.  The cost is $50 total for both days, and it includes a "York Boys Volleyball" T-shirt for each athlete (Adult Sizes Small-XL). Please follow the link for registration.

York Athletic Boosters Host Trivia Night at HB Jones – November 2, 2019
Join the York Athletic Boosters for its first Trivia Night fundraiser sponsored by Community Bank of Elmhurst on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at HB Jones, 551 S York St, Elmhurst. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.; trivia starts 8:30-10:30 p.m. $50 per person includes light buffet, soft drinks and trivia. Space is limited. More info and sign up by October 19th. For questions please email Lisa O’Brien or Dana Sidoryk at

Churchville Veterans Day – November 11, 2019
Churchville is currently planning for its 11th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony, which will be held on Monday, November 11 at 2 p.m. in the Churchville gymnasium. We welcome all Veterans join the Churchville staff and students for this event. Join the ceremony and share in the news that Churchville Middle School has been recognized as a 2019 National Veterans Day Regional Site by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Harlem Wizards vs. D205 All Stars Ticket Sales – On Sale Now
Hottest ticket in town! The Harlem Wizards vs. D205 All-Stars face off again on November 2 at 5 p.m. at York High School. Cheer on your teachers and principals in this family-friendly exhibition basketball game to benefit the Elmhurst D205 Foundation. Tickets available online now. Buy early for best prices and seating. Don't delay; this WILL sell out!

2019 Dukes of Distinction Ceremony – November 7, 2019
Elmhurst District 205, York High School and the York High School Alumni Association are excited to announce the 2019 Dukes of Distinction honorees!

Congratulations to Thomas Ballent and Alice Jahnke Ballent (Class of 1974), Kathleen Harger (Class of 1972), Joel Herter (Class of 1955), Susan Grohne Harry (Class of 1990) and Laura Orvidas (Class of 1978).

We will share more about each of the honorees in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 PM at York High School when this year's Dukes of Distinction will be honored.

The York Distinguished Alumni Program began in the fall of 2013 and has since inducted 30 notable alumni into the program. To learn more, visit