Emerson Newsletter

September 9, 2022

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Emerson.... family of Debby Klein!

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We need 2 volunteers in the morning for Picture day Monday September 19th!

If you're able to help please let the office know!

emersonschooloffice@cusd200.org

630-682-2055

Thanks!

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Please don't send students early for RUNNING CLUB!

We have found that some students are entering the grounds too early for Running Club. Because there is no adult supervision, students can enter grounds no earlier than 8:25am for running club. If you have any questions please call the office.
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No school Friday September 23rd ...Institute Day

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Emerson Arrival and Departure

Arrival and Dismissal Expectations


  • Student arrival is from 9:00-9:15 am. Students are not to arrive prior to 9:00 am. Grade-level doors will not be supervised until 9:00 am.

  • Upon arrival at 9:00, students should go straight to their grade-level lineup location. Student dismissal is at 3:30 pm. Please do not arrive for pick-up prior to 3:15 pm.

  • Staff members will help with arrival and departure procedures at designated locations from 9:00-9:15 am and 3:30-3:40 pm.




Emerson Arrival and Departure Procedures

Car Arrival:

  • At 9:00 am cars may begin to line up in the drop off lane located at the front of the building.

  • For safety reasons, students are only to exit out of the right passenger door of the car ONLY within the Eagles’ Nest unloading zone marked by white diagonal lines.

  • Drivers must remain in their vehicles at all times while students independently exit the vehicle.

  • EMERSON Drop off/ Pick up…For safety of students and staff we ask ALL drivers to only drive and drop off/ pick up heading NORTH. Please DO NOT turn around on Woodlawn or parking spots or make U-Turns.

Bus Zone:

  • Buses will drop off students on Liberty St between Woodlawn and Knollwood. Please no parking in the BUS ZONE

Walking Arrival:

  • No earlier than 9:00 am, students are to line-up at their designated lineup location based on grade-level.

  • Students walking to school should use sidewalks and proper crosswalks. Parents should use discretion regarding their child’s readiness to walk to and from school independently and cross unsupervised intersections.

  • Accessing playground equipment is not allowed during arrival or departure.

  • Emerson Dismissal Procedures

    Car Dismissal:

    • No earlier than 3:15 pm, cars may begin to line up at the start of the drop off lane.

      • When lining up, please pull your car as far forward as possible. First car should stay behind the driveway to the Staff Parking lot..

    • Students will be instructed to wait in Eagles Nest location until their car has pulled up into the unloading zone marked by white diagonal lines.

    • Drivers must remain in their vehicles at all times. Supervising teachers will direct and assist students into their vehicle through the right-passenger door.


    Walking Dismissal:

    • Students walking home should exit out of their classroom or assigned doors.

      • Students walking home should use sidewalks and proper crosswalks. Parents should use discretion regarding their child’s readiness to walk to and from school independently and cross unsupervised intersections. Dogs are not allowed on school grounds

    • If you choose to drive and meet your child on the back porch, please park on Woodlawn between Manchester & Liberty.

    Parking Reminders:


    The parking lot “Eagles’ Nest” and the backlot are for STAFF ONLY for safety reasons. Staff members who park in one of these designated lots may not move their vehicles during the day when students are outside.


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PLEASE....


Please LABEL YOUR STUDENT'S WATER BOTTLE! We get lost water bottles every week. They remain in the lost and found and never find their owners!

Also, you wouldn't want your student to claim a water bottle in the lost and found that LOOKS identical but turns out to be someone else's...but the student didn't know because it wasn't labeled!

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Wellness Tips from the School Nurse


As your body grows, your brain grows too. What you eat affects how your brain grows and works. So there are some brain healthy breakfast foods.

1. Eggs

The protein and nutrients in eggs help you concentrate.

2. Greek Yogurt

A full-fat Greek yogurt (which has more protein than other yogurts) can help keep brain cells in good form for sending and receiving information.

3. Greens

Kale is a super food, packed with antioxidants and other things that help new brain cells grow and prevents dementia when you're old.

4. Fish

Fish is a good source of vitamin D and omega-3s- The more omega-3s we can get to the brain, the better it will function and the better you will be able to focus.

5. Nuts and Seeds

Packed with protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, nuts and seeds may boost mood and keep your nervous system in check.

6. Oatmeal

Protein- and fiber-rich oatmeal helps keep heart and brain arteries clear.

7. Apples and Plums

Apples and plums are lunchbox-friendly and contain quercetin, an antioxidant that may fight decline in mental(brain) skills.

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

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TRIVIA NIGHT!

Trivia Night September 24th 80's Night!

Get your Emerson friends together and support Emerson PTA !

Please turn in your forms with payment by September 19th

Questions please contact Kim Engel kimengel@gmail.com


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PTA NEWS

  • MUM PICK UP is outside Door 20 on Thursday, 9/15 from 4 to 6:15 pm. We are looking for a few volunteers to help unload the truck at 1:30 pm. Email SaraMAllen80@outlook.com if you can help.

  • Trivia Night is happening on Saturday, 9/24 with an 80s theme! If you have raffle items to donate, please contact Kim Engel at kimengel704@gmail.com. Registration forms are due September 16th. FLYER

  • Chess Club is coming back on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm for 11 weeks! The cost is $100 per student and chess registration forms are due Monday, 9/12. No experience with chess is needed! We are looking for parent volunteers to be present for Chess Club. If your child is interested, please consider signing up. FLYER

  • The Burger Social is hosting our next dine out on September 14! Visit The Burger Social from 4 - 10 pm that evening and the PTA receives 15% back from every order when Emerson is mentioned. FLYER

  • Join the PTA! The PTA supports the students of Emerson in their endeavors to be successful. The PTA pays for field trips, author visits, and so much more! As part of joining the PTA, directories will be made available. MemberHub

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

  • Connect with Emerson parents on FACEBOOK.