Emerson Newsletter

December 22, 2022

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Otto...family of Kerry Romberg!

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Friday starts Winter Break!

We'll see everyone back on Tuesday January 10th!
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Don't forget to pack boots, snow pants, gloves etc when the students return to school on the 10th! Students must have boots and snowpants to be in the snowy areas of the playground...FUN :)

Otherwise it's blacktop only...NOT SO FUN :(

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Wellness tip from your School Nurse Kathryn Dibadj MEd, BSN, PEL-CSN, RN

Plan your mental health exercise plan! It could be a FAMILY plan.

  • Infusing intentional kind acts into your mental health workout plan bolsters your well-being.

  • Kind acts can include physically, emotionally, or instructionally supporting or helping those around you.

  • Being intentionally kind to others is an effective way to reduce your stress.

Acts of kindness:

  • physical support (e.g., carrying someone’s groceries),

  • emotional support (e.g., mouthing across the room in a meeting to an upset colleague – “it’ll be okay”),

  • instructional support (e.g., giving a quick tech tutorial to a non-techy) to others to maintain or build relationships.

Start by asking yourself, “Who around me needs some kindness?” Generate a list, and for each recipient customize a kind act. To bolster your mental health, it is suggested to aim to do 3-to-5 kind acts each week. These acts can be driven by you sharing either your time/energy or materials. Improved mental health causes improved physical health.

Have a fully healthy Winter break!

Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/canines-kids-and-kindness/202104/kindness-and-your-mental-health-workout-plan

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  1. Save the Date! The 21st annual Charlie Cornelius Invitational Scholastic Chess Tournament will be held on 2.18.23. You can find more information HERE.

  2. Sign up for Spring Chess HERE

  3. Thank you to everyone who donated to stock the teacher's lounge!

  4. 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!

    1. Yoga By Degrees: 491246

    2. DuPage Framing: 490993

  5. In addition to bringing some joy to the teachers and staff lounge, we asked the Teachers and Staff for their Wish List of items for their classrooms. Please drop off items to 501 Westwood Drive. This list will be updated on a continual basis and items are not due until items are fulfilled. Thank you for your help! WISH LIST

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

  7. Connect with Emerson parents on FACEBOOK.