Emerson newsletter

December 9, 2022

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The Pancake Breakfast is tomorrow, Saturday, December 10th from 8 am - 10am. Walk-ins welcome!

$5 per person or a max of $20 per family. More information HERE
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We have way too much in the lost and found. Parents, if you'd like to check the lost and found items you may come before or after school.

It's available to check BEFORE 9am or AFTER 3:30pm

Wellness Tip from the Health Office

What you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate sleep and appetite, mediate moods, and inhibit pain. Since about 95% of your serotonin is produced in your gastrointestinal tract, what you eat is a giant determinant of how your body and brain function.

Your brain functions best when it gets only premium fuel. Eating high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourishes the brain and protects it from oxidative stress, which can damage cells.

Healthy diets tend to be high in vegetables, fruits, unprocessed grains, and fish and seafood, and to contain only modest amounts of lean meats and dairy. They are also void of processed and refined foods and sugars, which are staples of the "Western" dietary pattern.

Family Challenge: (New Years Resolution, maybe)

  • for two to three weeks — cut out all processed foods and sugar. See how you feel. Then slowly introduce foods back into your diet, one by one, and see how you feel.

Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/nutritional-psychiatry-your-brain-on-food-201511168626

Kathryn Dibadj, Emerson Certified School Nurse

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  • The Pancake Breakfast is tomorrow, Saturday, December 10th from 8 am - 10am. Walk-ins welcome! There will be a PTA raffle at the pancake breakfast. 1 ticket for $1, 6 tickets for $5, 13 tickets for $10. CASH ONLY.

  • We are looking to spread some joy to our teachers and staff during the last week before Winter Break: Sign Up HERE Please drop off donations at 501 Westwood Drive (near Graf Park) by December 18. There will be a plastic bin out labeled Emerson. Questions?! Email:saramallen80@outlook.com

  • December 14th is our next Dine out at Chick-Fil-A at the Loop Road location from 4 - 8 pm! Mention Emerson when ordering or show the FLYER if ordering in person.

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

  • Connect with Emerson parents on FACEBOOK.