Emerson newsletter

November 4, 2022

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Buddy..... family of Evie Kapitaniuk

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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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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...All are welcome to come and enjoy!

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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Cards for a Cause fundraiser

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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Wellness Tip from the Health Office

Stress relief from laughter

A good sense of humor can't cure all ailments, but data is mounting about the positive things laughter can do.

When you start to laugh, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter can:

  • Stimulates many organs which increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.

  • Activate and relieve your stress response.. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.

  • Soothe tension. Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation

Laughter isn't just a quick pick-me-up, though. It's also good for you over the long term. Laughter may:

  • Improve your immune system.

  • Relieve pain by producing its own natural painkillers.

  • Increase personal satisfaction.

  • Improve your mood. Laughter can help lessen your depression and anxiety

So, Improve your sense of humor

  • Put humor on your horizon. - like a funny movie, book or comic.

  • Laugh and the world laughs with you. Find a way to laugh about your own situations and watch your stress begin to fade away.

  • Share a laugh. Make it a habit to spend time with friends who make you laugh..

  • Do a Knock, knock joke..

  • Know what isn't funny. Don't laugh at the expense of others. Some forms of humor aren't appropriate. A joke that hurts someone is not funny.

Laughter is the best medicine

Go ahead and give it a try and let the medicine of laughter work.

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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:

    • Provide ~30 dollars for each classroom Halloween party

  • Thank you for supporting the PTA raffle! There are some unclaimed prizes!!! 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.

  • 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.