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:

Emerson School

 Ms. Debra Klein, Principal

 119 S. Woodlawn, Wheaton

 Phone: 630.682.2055 * Website: * FAX: 630.682.2372


April 21, 2017


Monday,  April  24                                                      PARCC Testing

Tuesday,  April 25              8:15 - 9:00 am           Chorus

                                                                             PARCC Testing

Wednesday,  April 26         8:00 - 9:00 am           Band

                                                                             PARCC Make Ups                                                                               Thursday,   April 20           8:15 - 9:00 am           Orchestra

                                          6:30 - 8:00 pm           STEM Fair


PARCC TESTING CONTINUES:  Testing for Grades 3-5 will continue through Tuesday, April 25.  The testing will be mainly in the morning.  Be sure to arrange appointments around this schedule.   It is imperative that we have students participate in testing. We count on all parents to help us.  Please help us by making sure your child is well rested, eats a good breakfast and is here and ready to participate.  If you would like more information, please visit Click on Parents & Students, then PARCC Assessment.  Thank you for helping us meet the assigned participation goals and work towards earning a 2nd blue ribbon.

STEM FAIR:  It’s almost here…Emerson’s STEM Fair will be held Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the gym and MPR. Admission is FREE to this open house event. All Emerson students who attend will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize from Moore Toys & Gadgets!

MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION DAY:  We are still welcoming volunteers to join us in sharing and celebrating your culture and heritage with our students on the afternoon of May 5!  Please get in touch with Mrs. DiLallo THIS WEEKEND if you would be interested and able to participate.  As partners in learning, we hope you will consider volunteering to run a station to help prepare our students for global citizenship.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mrs. DiLallo at

SPRING PARENTING SEMINARS:  In our continuing effort to help parents navigate the complicated world of raising children, free Parenting Seminars are being offered that will address various issues that parents struggle with.  Sessions run from Noon to 1:00 pm on these Wednesdays, April 19 and 26, and May 3 and 10 at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Road.  See the attached flyer for topics and more information.  Call or text Traci Burnham at 630.270.9678 or email to indicate your choice of sessions. If you have questions about workshop content contact, Traci at 630. 784.7226.

April 26 ~ Helping Children Cope with Depression

May 3 ~ Don’t Be Anxious About Your Child’s Anxiety

May 10 ~ Child and Teen Wellness:  How Serious is Stress?

POP TABS: Our next pop tab pick up day will be Friday, April 28. Emerson has really helped the Ronald McDonald House this year! Keep up the good work!

SPIRIT SHARING/PRAIRIE PATH CLEAN UP:  Join Emerson as it gives back directly to the Wheaton Community by participating in the City Of Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission's 22nd Annual Prairie Path Clean-Up. Meet on the Southwest corner of Carlton and Childs street at 9:00am, Saturday April 29. We'll pick up trash and recyclables along the path heading North to Liberty and South to Roosevelt. Bring your family and smiles! Gloves and bags will be provided.

EMERSON SPIRIT SHARING: Keep an eye out for this year's last donation drive in May for DuPage PADS!


KINDERGARTEN KICK OFF:  On May 4 our future kindergarteners are invited to attend Kick Off with a parent or other adult.  Parents have signed up for one of these two sessions - either from 9:30 - 10:00 am or from 1:30 - 2:00 pm.

The spring SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is coming! Please mark your calendars for May 9-12. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some new books that will get your child excited about summer reading! Details will be coming home within the next week. Also, volunteers will be needed to help out. Please contact Jan Monaghan in the LLC if interested!

BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY is Wednesday May 10!  If you are interested in helping to make the day a huge success, please contact   More details will be coming soon.

5TH GRADE AWARDS CEREMONY:  5th grade parents, be sure to mark your calendars for Emerson’s 5th Grade Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 31 @ 10:00 am.

MILE-BY-MILE MORNING RUNNING CLUB:  Morning Running Club has begun! All grade level students can participate! Running Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:30 - 9:00 am. If it is raining, running club is cancelled for that day. If the weather is questionable, you can check the Emerson PTA Facebook page or subscribe to REMIND101. Running Club will end on Wednesday, May 24!

REMIND101 - To subscribe:   Enter this number:  81010.  Text this message:  @mileb


MIND AND BODY FITNESS:  3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, come check out Mind and Body Fitness.  This new group is open to boys and girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade and will cover topics such as teamwork, communication, self-esteem, and understanding ourselves.  Sessions will be held on Fridays before Mile By Mile Club.  Drop off at Door # 19 (back gym door).  Stretching will begin at 8:05 a.m. and activities will start at exactly 8:10 a.m.  PLEASE make sure to be on time so you do not miss activity instructions or opening discussion!  Sessions will end at 8:30 am and students will join Mrs. Wecker to complete the 100 lap challenge. 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders will need to attend two sessions of Mind And Body Fitness AND complete 100 laps in order to earn a Gatorade.    

ARE YOU MOVING?/ KNOW ANY NEW KINDERGARTENERS?  If you will be moving over the summer and your children will not be returning to Emerson, please let us know.  Or, if you know of any children who will be five by September 1, 2017, or new families moving into our attendance area, please call the office, 630.682.2055.  

BASP REGISTRATION: BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:  Currently, there are openings for Emerson’s Fall Before and After School Program (BASP).  The cost is $9.50 per session.  Families are required to pay a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to ensure space for next year.  Families who have participated in BASP before are asked to fill out new forms to register for next year.  Registration forms and more information are available online and in the office.  Questions?  Please call Emerson’s BASP Director, Mrs. Gladkowski, 630.682.8478.

WHEATON NORTH SUMMER CAMPS:  Enrollment has opened for summer recreation in both Activities and Athletics camps at Wheaton North HS.  Enrollment is open to all elementary – high school age students who live in the Wheaton North attendance area. Grade levels are defined as the grade the student will enter in the fall. Follow these links for registration:

                         Please try to schedule appointments and vacations
                            with  these dates in mind, trying especially hard                                            to have 3rd – 5th grade students here for the PARCC Testing.
                  April   17 - 25   PARCC TESTING (Grades 3-5)
                                 18        PTA Meeting @ 7:00 pm
                                 27        STEM Fair  6:30 - 8:30 pm



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