Emerson Newsletter

September 30, 2022

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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.

Bailey family of Meredith McCarthy!

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Andrew Engel's pumpkin!

Andrew did such an amazing job growing this 158 Lb pumpkin! It took him 5 months to grow.

You wouldn't believe everything that goes into getting a pumpkin to this point. Soon Andrew will harvest the seeds. Way to go Andrew!

More pumpkin talk....The pumpkins are out again at Mr. Joe's house on Childs street.

He won the contest again this year for largest pumpkin according to Kim Engel, 1760 Lb's!

Just a reminder of cell phone/device use from the CUSD200 Student Handbook.

Cellphones or any electronic communication device not to be used during the school day.

Nothing new as this has been the policy for many years.

The paragraphs below are from the handbook...

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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.

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Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15th, is a great week to:

  • change the batteries in your smoke detectors
  • make a home escape plan in case of fire
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Volunteers needed!

Volunteers needed! If you would like to help count laps and organize kids during run-a-thon please reach out to Megan Brash, meganbrash79@gmail.com. You can volunteer for half of the day or all day, on Oct 6th. Thank you!
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Welcome Carol Karkkainen!

Emerson will have a temporary Math Coach, Carol Karkkainen, until Mrs. Farrell's return from maternity leave.
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Don't forget it's getting cold!

As the weather fluctuates inside and out it's a good idea to keep a sweatshirt in your students backpack or on their hook.
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From the nurse!

Wellness Tip

Did you know each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic trash flows into the ocean. This waste endangers wildlife, pollutes the water, and puts human health at risk?

You can help us all be healthier by:

-Not using plastic straws

-Choosing a cone over a cup and plastic spoon for ice cream

-Using reusable containers or wrap for your sack lunch.

-Use a soap bar instead of a plastic bottle.

These are all great ways to have a healthier planet and a healthier you!

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

Pronouns: she/her/hers (what is this?)

Franklin Middle School Tues, Wed,Thurs. 630-682-2060

Emerson Elementary Mon, Fri. 630-682-2055

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PTA news!

  • October 4th is our next PTA Meeting! We are pleased to be offering a hybrid version of the meeting. Join us in person at school or via Zoom at 7 pm! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89003081173

  • 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.

  • Reflections is back this Fall! The theme is SHOW YOUR VOICE. Every student at Emerson can participate! Artwork is judged and advances through levels: school, district, local, state, and national! Please contact Susan Botts at susanbotts07@gmail.com with any questions. You can find more information and rules on the Reflections Page on the PTA Website.

    The book fair will be open for students to shop during class library time. The fair will also be open on October 12th and 13th from 4-8 p.m.

    If you would like to help with the book fair please contact Kim Engel kimengel704@gmail.com

  • Book Fair October 11-14

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2022 Reflections Contest

Calling all Artists!

Composers, writers, visual artists, dancers, film makers, and photographers!

The PTA Reflections Program is back again this Fall! This year's theme is: "Show Your Voice!" Entries can be in visual art, photography, dance, music composition, film or literature. All work must be created specifically with this theme in mind. Entry forms will be sent home, as well as located on the PTA webpage and in the main office. Please review rules on the website for size, formats, and how to label and package artwork in your chosen category. Submissions are due no later than Tuesday, October 25th. Any questions, please contact Susan Botts at susanbotts07@gmail.com. We are excited to learn how you will SHOW YOUR VOICE!