Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Emerson Elementary School

119 South Woodlawn Street, Wheaton, IL 60187

P: 630.682.2055 F:

June 8, 2015

Dear Emerson Families,

Happy summer to you all!  I always have conflicted feelings on the last day of school.  Like the students, I am excited for a slower pace and time out in the sun.  I also feel a twinge of sadness, as I say goodbye to our 5th graders and some of our longstanding Emerson families.  There are also many staff changes occurring next year.  I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with amazing professionals this year!  Below is the list of classroom teachers for next year and some of the additional specialist changes.

We accomplished much this year.  None of it could be done without the incredible collaboration between families and staff.  I am continually in awe of the camaraderie and teamwork that exists here.  I am grateful for you all!  Here are just a few of the great things that happened this year:

  • ·         National Blue Ribbon Nomination
  • ·         Guys Read Event
  • ·         Small Steps Book Club
  • ·         Run-a-thon
  • ·         Turkey Trot
  • ·         Emerson Literacy Project-Meet the Artists
  • ·         Pancake Breakfast
  • ·         Thankful Program
  • ·         One Game, One School
  • ·         Bike to School Day
  • ·         Spirit Sharing for Ronald McDonald House
  • ·         2 Book Fairs
  • ·         Make a Difference-Clean Up the School Grounds
  • ·         Reflections
  • ·         Comic Book Club
  • ·         Girls on the Run
  • ·         Roller Skating
  • ·         Dress Up Days
  • ·         Caudill Luncheon, Battle of the Books, Blue Stem, Monarch Awards
  • ·         Galloping Ghost
  • ·         2 PARCC Testing Windows
  • ·         Plays, Readers’ Theatre, Cultures Collide
  • ·         Science Night
  • ·         Cooks’ Night Out
  • ·         Buddy Bench Dedication
  • ·         Raging Waves Fitness Program
  • ·         Fuel Up to Play 60
  • ·         Screen Free Week


As you can see from this sampling, it is never ever dull!  We have a vibrant and dedicated community offering a wide-variety of activities for our students.


Mrs. Sparacio

AM Kindergarten

Mrs. Young

Instructional Kindergarten

Ms. Hottendorf

First Grade

Mrs. Blair

First Grade

Mrs. Gunther

Second Grade

Mrs. Longo

Second Grade

Mrs. Moses

Third Grade

Mr. Lorch

Third Grade

Mrs. McCarthy

Third Grade

Mrs. Stoneberg

Fourth Grade

Mr. Gabriele

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Rexilius

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Farrell

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Wilson


Mrs. Wecker


Mrs. Kleve


Mrs. Bird


Mr. DuPree


Mrs. Tito



Thank you so very much for making the 2014-15 school year such a success.  Please have a safe and joyful summer!

Sharing in the caring,

Debra Klein