Emerson Newsletter

November 11, 2022

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Liffey..... family of Courtney Farrell!

Wheaton North Performing Arts Presents...

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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
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Free Thanksgiving dinner...

We have all the fixings one might expect on Thanksgiving, including turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, dinner rolls, coffee and pie.

There is no need for an RSVP - simply show up and enjoy a good time with some good food.
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PTA - Cards for a Cause

Cards for a Cause fundraiser will run from Nov. 4 - 17th.

Flyers will be going home in backpacks this week.

This would make a great Christmas Gift!

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A couple volunteers needed

We are in need of volunteers to help the nurses with Vision and Hearing screenings. We need 2 volunteers for the am session and 2 for the pm. We also need 1 volunteer to help with the rescreening. The date for the screening is Monday, November 28th. Am from 9:15-12 and on from 1-3:30. Rescreening date is Monday, December 12, am only. Please contact Megan Brash if you can help, meganbrash79@gmail.com

From the nurse....

Wellness Tip from the Health Office

We all want to fight off illness. Boosting our immunity is one way to do that.

Here are 5 Foods That Boost Immunity

Yogurt: Yogurt contains helpful germs called probiotics. Low sugar yogurt is also important in helping your body fight sickness.

If yogurt is separated when you open it, and there's a little liquid on top, that's a good sign.

Kefir: This tart milk drink also packs lots of healthy probiotics.

Walnuts: Walnuts have healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for kids in lots of ways. omega-3s help your body fight illness and respiratory infection.

Fruits and veggies: To help your immune system, aim for ones that are high in vitamin C, like citrus fruits, strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, and sweet potatoes.

Lean meats: First of all, they have protein, which is important for keeping up strength. Second, lean meats also contain zinc, which seems to help white blood cells fight off infections.

So start eating those foods that build that immunity to keep everyone healthy.

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

Emerson School Nurse

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  • SAVE THE DATE: The Pancake Breakfast is back this year! Saturday, December 10th from 8am - 10am. We are looking for volunteers to help with this event. More information coming soon!

  • 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.

  • Thank you for supporting the PTA raffle! There is one unclaimed prize!!! Text Veronica at 408-504-7083 to arrange a pickup date and time. Art from DuPage Art League 490840

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

    • In Person Race: 12/3

    • Virtual Race: 12/3 - 12/17

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

  • Connect with Emerson parents on FACEBOOK.