Emerson Newsletter

September 23, 2022

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Copper (temporary) family member of Charlotte Morgan!

Mrs. Morgan and her husband train dogs for Paws with a Cause.

This is their 4th dog, Copper! He is training to be a service dog. He may become a service dog for:

Seizure response, Autism, Hearing impaired or Mobility.

Their first dog, Crispy, is a service dog in training.

Their 2nd dog, Mac , is now an Arson Detection dog.

Their 3rd dog, Denver, is now training to become a service dog.

We are so proud of the Morgan's and their pups!

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K-3rd, 5th... October 12th and 13th 4-8pm

4th grade ...October 6th 3:50-5:50pm , October 12th and 13th 4-8pm

Below is the link to sign up for conferences AFTER 4PM TODAY


Just a reminder that conferences are for parents only and that Emerson doesn't have child care available during conferences.

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Construction parking

Please give yourself time if looking for a parking spot when visiting Emerson. Because of construction, we've had a few changes which impact parking. Until construction is over, busses will be using:

1. The spots on Woodlawn north of Eagles Nest parking lot until the stop sign.

2. The east side of Woodlawn from Liberty to the first driveway on Woodlawn.

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MathCenter Volunteers

Thank you to those who have already signed up to help teachers cut, organize & prep math centers for upcoming Illustrative Mathematics units! We are going to continue to have this sign-up available throughout the year as more boxes and materials are arriving with each unit. If you are willing to give us some of your time to get these centers ready for teachers, it would be greatly appreciated!! Our math coach, Courtney Farrell, will reach out to you with more details after you have signed up. Thanks for considering! Courtney.Farrell@cusd200.org

Math Center Parent Volunteers Emerson By Week

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Lions Club

Each year, the Wheaton Lions host a food drive that supports the People's Resource Center. Our school will once again serve as a collection site. Our collection box is located in the office. Last year, our District 200 schools collected more than 1,000 pounds of food and we are hoping to beat that record this year! Thank you in advance for your support.

WNHS Homecoming Week 2022 spirit days

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Jefferson ECC still has openings!

Jefferson Early Childhood Center has availability in their tuition based, community preschool program for families interested in a robust early learning opportunity for their child. Jefferson offers a seamless transition into District 200’s Elementary Curriculum for Kindergarten. Please reach out directly to their office by calling 630-682-2474.

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We are so excited to be able to have the Run-a-thon again this year! The kids will get to run laps on Thursday, October 6th (rain date is 10/7), according to a schedule Mr. Lorch will assign. If your child would like to raise money for the PTA they can ask for donations from friends or family.

  • Money raised can be per lap or a flat donation
  • Checks made to Emerson PTA, or cash
  • Please have all donations turned in (with this form) by Friday, 10/15
  • Volunteers will be needed, watch the newsletters for more info
  • All students who turn in $40 or more in donations will receive a tshirt
  • Prizes will be given for top donations in each grade and also for the most laps run
  • 15% of funds raised will be donated back to the PE department and the rest will go to the general fundraising account.

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NAMI October Fest!

NAMI DuPage is excited to present its 3rd annual Octoberfest!

WHEN: October 7-9, 2022
WHAT: Octoberfest
WHERE: DuPage County Fairgrounds

  • Carnival rides
  • Kids’ activities and special performances (Sunday afternoon)
  • Car show
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Live music
  • And much more!

Proceeds go to NAMI DuPage so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost services, including:

  • Mental Health education to Jr. High and High School students
  • Teen support groups
  • Peer counseling
  • Educational and support programs
  • Career education

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From the nurse

Did you know that screen time shrinks the ability for your brain to use your imagination?

Here are some activities that can protect your brain.

  • Increase your time in outdoors in nature

  • Do more exercise, Movement and free play

  • Make your bedroom a screen free place to improve sleep

  • Do more creative non-screen play

  • Decrease the brightness on all screens

  • Do chores at home

All these activities engage and protect your brain and help grow your imagination!

Kathryn Dibadj, Emerson Certified School Nurse

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  • A GIGANTIC thank you to Kim Engel for all her planning efforts, Veronica Cabonor and Erin Stisser for helping out and asking for donations, and Bre Stetka for her designs for Trivia Night. More information regarding the raffle baskets will be coming soon.

  • Get your Affy Tapples from September 12th - September 23rd! Go HERE for more information.

  • Our next dine out is Chipotle (by Target on Roosevelt) on 10/18 from 4 to 8 pm with 33% coming back! If ordering online for pickup- please use code 29A6ZCJ. 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.