Emerson Elementary

January 13, 2023

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Riley and Maya ...family of Debbie Houlihan!

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No school Monday!

Martin Luther King Jr Day
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Date for Kindergarten Round Up

It's that time!

Kindergarten Round Up will be on Thursday, March 2nd from 6-7pm.

Round Up is an adult only meeting for parents to learn more about Kindergarten.

If you, or anyone you know, has an incoming Kindergartener and has questions about Round up or Kindergarten in general, please call the Emerson office!

This link provides Kindergarten information. Some of the information is from 2022 and will be updated as the district updates their information.


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From Mike Klos:

5th Grade Band Demonstration Concert on January 24th at Monroe Middle School at 7:00pm. Call time for students is 6:15pm.

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PACE info

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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Uninsured and Need Healthcare?

Uninsured and Need Healthcare?

The Dupage Health Coalition (DHC) has many healthcare resources for uninsured people in DuPage.

Flyers in many other languages are available on their website www.accessdupage.org

From the nurse:

Wellness tip from your School Nurse

Kathryn Dibadj MEd, BSN, PEL-CSN, RN

Healthy Environment, Healthy You!

Microplastics are tiny plastic pieces that are often invisible to the human eye and can contain polyethylene, polyester and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

And they are easy to unknowingly inhale or ingest.

Researchers have found the average person consumes about 50,000 particles of microplastics a year.

The easy way to reduce microplastics in the home

“We found the highest concentrations of microplastic fibers came from houses where the main floor covering was carpet, and from homes where floors were vacuumed less often,” she wrote in the report.

The report recommends using a vacuum with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter that collects fine particles, including microplastics.

Other ways to reduce microplastics

There are many ways to decrease microplastics at home:

  • Avoid disposable plastic bottles; instead use stainless steel drink bottles or drink tap water

  • Store food in glass, silicone or foil containers

  • Buy clothes made from natural materials such as wool, organic cotton, silk or bamboo

  • For carpet, choose natural fibers such as pure wool or sisal

  • Stop microwaving plastic containers

  • Install a filter in your washing machine and air-dry clothes

  • Buy loose tea leaves, not teabags and use a tea-strainer


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  • Our next PTA General Meeting is on Tuesday, January 24th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at school. Please join us!

  • Chess Club is happening again for the Spring ! Sign up forms are due Friday, January 20 (sorry about the typo on the form!). Questions? Please email emersonpta119@gmail.com FLYER

  • Our next dine out will be Wednesday, January 18th for our Buona Beef dineout at the Roosevelt location from 10 am until 9 pm. Show the FLYER or mention Emerson when ordering.

  • There are still items to be donated via the teachers and staff via the Staff Wish list. Please drop off items to 501 Westwood Drive or drop off in the office. This list will be updated on a continual basis. Thank you for your help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A44A4AF2FA2F85-teacher

  • Thank you for participating in the PTA Raffle at the Pancake Breakfast! There are still some unclaimed prizes. Check your tickets! If you have a winning ticket, contact Veronica at 408-504-7083 with a picture of your winning ticket and to set up a time to pick up your prize!

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    • DuPage Framing: 490993

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

  • Connect with Emerson parents on FACEBOOK.