Emerson Newsletter

November 18, 2022

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Beauty .....family of Trish Klein!

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Look for report cards today!

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Please make sure to send students with winter weather gear!

A great idea for writing names on black coats, snow pants or boots....a silver Sharpie!

Many times students can't tell the difference between their item and the student next to them so making sure they are labeled makes it much easier!

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Free Thanksgiving dinner...

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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Winter Break

Just a reminder that winter break is:

Friday December 23rd THROUGH Monday January 9th.

Students return on Tuesday January 10th!

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Vision and Hearing screening

The Illinois Department of Public Health will be doing vision and hearing screening. Based on the level of COVID transmission your child may be required to wear a mask while being screened. Please let us know if you would not want your child to wear the mask and they will be pulled from the IDPH screening.


From the nurse

Wellness tip from the Healthy Office

Nutrition for kids is based on the same ideas as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same types of things, such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat. These are called nutrients. Children need different amounts of specific nutrients at different ages.

The best eating pattern for a child's growth and development considers the child's age, activity level and other characteristics. Check out these nutrition basics for kids, based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Food packed with nutrients — with no or limited sugar, saturated fat, or salt added to it — is considered nutrient dense. Focusing on nutrient-dense foods helps kids get the nutrients they need while limiting overall calories.

Consider these nutrient-dense foods:

  • Protein. Choose seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans, peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds.
  • Fruits. Encourage your child to eat a variety of fresh, canned, frozen or dried fruits. Look for canned fruit that says it's light or packed in its own juice. This means it's low in added sugar. Keep in mind that 1/4 cup of dried fruit counts as one serving of fruit.
  • Vegetables. Serve a variety of fresh, canned, frozen or dried vegetables. Choose peas or beans, along with colorful vegetables each week. When selecting canned or frozen vegetables, look for ones that are lower in sodium.
  • Grains. Choose whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread or pasta, oatmeal, popcorn, quinoa, or brown or wild rice.
  • Dairy. Encourage your child to eat and drink fat-free or low-fat dairy products, such as milk, yogurt and cheese. Fortified soy beverages also count as dairy.

Source - https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in-depth/nutrition-for-kids/art-20049335

Kathy Dibadj

Emerson School Nurse

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PTA News

  • SAVE THE DATE: The Pancake Breakfast is back this year! Saturday, December 10th from 8am - 10am. More information coming soon!

  • December 14th is our next Dine out at Chick-Fil-A!

  • 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.