Emerson newsletter

January 20, 2023

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Ted...family of Kathy Dibadj!

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Battle of the BOOKS!

Battle of the Books

Friday, 1/20 "Virtual" quiz at Emerson whole group

Friday, 1/27 "Virtual" quiz at Emerson whole group

Tuesday, 1/31 Battle at Wheaton Public Library

Monday, 2/6 Battle at Wheaton Public Library

Tuesday, 2/14 Battle at Wheaton Public Library

Wednesday, 2/22 Battle at Wheaton Public Library6

Monday, 2/27 Battle at Wheaton Public Library

Remind your kids they need to have read ALL ten books from their section to participate in the battles at the Wheaton Public Library. If they have not finished yet, they can come to the battles and root the team on.

Thank you!

They did a great job at our first practice battle! Love seeing the excitement from the group.

See Sarah Lindsay or Val Boden for any questions.

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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

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From the nurse....

Wellness tip from your School Nurse

Kathryn Dibadj MEd, BSN, PEL-CSN, RN

Last week how to reduce plastic use was shared. This week the answer to why we want to reduce our use of plastic.

Did You Know?

  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are significant contributors to environmentally related diseases, and plastics are a pervasive and widespread source of exposure.

  • Many common plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including EDCs, that are harmful to human health. These chemicals disturb the body’s hormone systems and can cause cancer, diabetes, reproductive disorders and neurological impairments of developing children.


  • An expert overview of twenty years of research shows that plastics pose a threat to public health because they contain a host of hazardous, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that leach and contaminate humans and the environment.

  • Here is a report that describes pathways of contamination and biological effects of the plastic chemicals. Access the report.

  • Toxic action(from microplastics) occurs by causing: chronic inflammation, changes in the immune response, neurotoxic effects and/or serving as a vector for microorganisms and /or toxic chemicals. May require accumulation over time.




So lets to all we can do to reduce our environmental exposure to plastics and be as healthy as we can be.


A reminder from the Library Learning Center:

If your student brings their Chromebook home each day, please make sure they are charging their Chromebook each night. Chromebooks should come to school every morning fully charged and ready to use. Chargers should come to school with Chromebooks in case students need to recharge during the day. The library has a very limited amount of spare chargers that students may use in emergencies only. If your student has lost their charger or if you have questions about Chromebooks and chargers, please contact Ms. Colon: kristyn.colon@cusd200.org

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Our next PTA General Meeting is on Tuesday, January 24th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at school. Please join us!

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PTA News

  • Our next PTA General Meeting is on Tuesday, January 24th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at school. Please join us!

  • There are still items to be donated via the teachers and staff via the Staff Wish list. Please drop off items to 501 Westwood Drive or drop off in the office. This list will be updated on a continual basis. Thank you for your help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A44A4AF2FA2F85-teacher

  • Thank you for participating in the PTA Raffle at the Pancake Breakfast! There are still some unclaimed prizes. Check your tickets! If you have a winning ticket, contact Veronica at 408-504-7083 with a picture of your winning ticket and to set up a time to pick up your prize!

    • Yoga By Degrees: 491246

    • DuPage Framing: 490993

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

  • Connect with Emerson parents on FACEBOOK.