Emerson Newsletter

October 28, 2022

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Coffee... family of Rachel Stoneberg!

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Halloween at Emerson

Dear Emerson Community,

We encourage families to please keep costumes simple and easy to change into if a student is changing at school. We are highly limited in space, and it is most convenient if students can put costumes on over their regular clothes. Please remember that costumes and makeup must be school appropriate. Anything that represents a weapon, gore or violence of any kind will not be allowed. For safety reasons (and so that things don't get lost) please leave masks and accessories at home.

If parents wish to sign students out and take them home to change over the lunch hour,

  • ADK students will be dismissed at 11:30 and should return at 12:30.
  • First-Fifth graders may be picked up at 12:00 and should return at 12:55.
  • We do not have the staffing to run back and forth to let students in and out, so sticking to this schedule is appreciated.

  • Class parties begin at 2:20. Only assigned PTA parent volunteers should plan on being in the classroom at that time.

Halloween Rain Plan:

  • For safety reasons there will not be a parade for families if it rains.

  • Classroom parties take place from 2:20-3:20.

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Report Cards

A copy of your child’s report card will be sent home in backpacks on November 18th. In addition to the paper copy sent home, parents of students in grades 1-5 will also be able to view their child’s report card in Parent Vue on November 18th after 5:00 p.m. To access the report card in Parent Vue, please follow these directions. Kindergarten, PACE and Multilingual report cards are not available in Parent Vue at this time (a paper copy will be sent home on November 18th).
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Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day is approaching on November 11. We would like to recognize veterans who are part of our community and/or close to our hearts. We are creating a Walk of Honor for anyone connected to Emerson, but we need your help. If you have a family member who is serving or has served our country, please print out the attached sheet. Include a photo and information about this special person. Their names will be on display for us to honor and celebrate.
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On the lookout for....

2nd grade is very excited to hold our first Market Day, where students will produce and sell their own goods and services. We are in need of some materials for students to be able to make their goods to sell. We are looking for: Paper towel and toilet paper rolls, popsicle sticks, string, beads (and other materials to make bracelets and necklaces). Thank you so much for helping us with our project! -Mrs. Stoneberg and Miss. Buzzard.

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Wellness Tip from the Health Office

What About Those Germs?

What are the ten most common ways that germs are spread? -- With your ten fingers! Most germs that cause illnesses like colds, flu, stomachaches, and diarrhea enter your body through your mouth. Many of these germs are transported to your mouth by your hands. Frequent handwashing is a very effective way to reduce the spread of germs that can make you sick. Scrub your hands for 15-30 seconds with regular soap and water (you don’t need antibacterial soap), before rinsing. Antibacterial waterless gels can be used if soap and water aren’t available.

Kathryn Dibadj, Emerson School Nurse

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  • PTA SPONSORED GIFTS: Thank you for supporting the PTA through your membership, donations, and supporting fundraisers. We have been able to do the following for our students and school:

    • Teacher dinner for conferences (Thank you Michelle Younkin for organizing!)

  • Register now for the Reindeer Run! Register Here Use EMERSON22 to register.

    • In Person Race: 12/3

    • Virtual Race: 12/3 - 12/17

  • Thank you for supporting the PTA raffle! There is still an unclaimed prize!!! Text Veronica at 408-504-7083 to arrange a pickup date and time. AND THE WINNERS ARE…….DRUM ROLL…….

    • Art from DuPage Art League 490840

  • Cooler weather means our next dine out is Panera (167 Danada Square East) on 11/15 from 4 to 8 pm with 20% coming back to the PTA! If ordering online for pickup- please use code FUND4U. Flyer (printed or digital copy) must be shown for Emerson to receive credit.

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

  • Connect with Emerson parents on FACEBOOK.