Emerson newsletter

December 2, 2022

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Maisy...family of Madison Bray!

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PACE testing

Elementary Testing for the

Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE)

Grades 2-5

Second graders will be screened for PACE in February 2023 using the Cognitive Abilities Test. More information will follow in January 2023.

Parents of second graders who are eligible for further PACE testing based on the Cognitive Abilities Test and/or local assessments will be notified at the end of February for Iowa subtests for math and/or reading. Testing will qualify students for the following 2023 -2024 classes:

3rd Grade PACE Mathematics

3rd Grade PACE Reading

In late February, into March 2023, , the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Students in Grades 3-5 may be recommended for testing by their teacher and/or parent. The deadline for a parent to request PACE Testing is February 1, 2023. This testing, which will include the CogAT 8 and subtests from the Iowa Assessments. Testing will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2023-2024 classes:

4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics

4th and 5th grade PACE Reading

6th grade Fast-Paced Mathematics

6th grade Fast-Paced Language Arts

Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test

Students currently attending a private school or homeschooled, but reside in the

District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing.

Parents will be notified by their child's school about testing dates & times prior to testing.

Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website

Questions? Contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 or email PACE@cusd200.org

From the nurse...

Wellness tip from the Health office

Exercise- Let’s Mix it Up!

The 3 elements to fitness include Endurance, Strength and Flexibility. To really be “in shape” an exercise program should include all 3. Aerobic exercises, which raise the body’s heart rate, include running, bicycling or playing games like basketball and soccer. Strength training doesn’t just mean pumping iron-stomach crunches. Pull ups, climbing and push ups are activities that tone and strengthen the body’s muscles. Finally stretching exercises are important to allow the body's joints to reach their full range of motion. It is recommended for school age children to spend 1 hour a day being active-and remember-mix it up!

Kathryn Dibadj, M.Ed., BSN, PEL-CSN, RN

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  • The Pancake Breakfast is back this year! Saturday, December 10th from 8am - 10am. Join the PTA and your favorite Emerson staff members for some Yummy pancakes, coffee, juice, and great community! Our very own Emerson Chorus will also be performing and don’t forget to shop the Girl Scout Troop’s craft tables. $5 per person or a max of $20 per family. More information HERE

  • There will be another PTA Raffle during the pancake breakfast: 1 ticket for $1, 6 tickets for $5, 13 tickets for $10. CASH ONLY.

  • December 14th is our next Dine out at Chick-Fil-A!

  • Find all of our meeting, event, and fundraiser information in our 2022- 2023 PTA Calendar

  • Connect with Emerson parents on FACEBOOK.