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: www.cusd200.org * FAX: 630.682.2372

 “INSPIRING IN EVERYONE A PASSION TO EXCEL” CUSD200

 February 17, 2017


                Monday, February 20

NO SCHOOL ~ Presidents’ Day

Tuesday,  February 21                           8:15 - 9:00 am Chorus

                                                                          7:00 pm PTA Meeting

Wednesday, February 22                       NO BAND

Thursday,  February 23                          8:15 - 9:00 am Orchestra

Friday,  February 24                               9:00 - 10:30 am Coffee House @ Monroe

 

IT’S BAAAAACK!  RAGING WAVES WATER PARK:  Plunge Into Fitness Challenge! Now through April 7, add 30 minutes of exercise per day by walking to and from school, playing outside, participating in extra-curricular activities, whatever you can do to get your body moving! Flyers and fitness logs are coming home in backpacks today explaining all the rules and deadlines to complete this program and earn a FREE PASS to Raging Waves Water Park this summer! Let’s get healthier together!  Any questions please contact Jen Moreno, jenmoreno70@gmail.com.  Have fun and play on!


JUMP ROPE FOR THE HEART:  Emerson School is participating in “Jump Rope For The Heart”, and we are going strong! Emerson has already donated more than $3000 to the American Heart Association to help kids with sick hearts! Emilie Gill, from the AHA, visited Emerson for our kick off assembly. She did a great job presenting the program and inspiring all of us to keep our hearts healthy & strong!  All classes participated in our “Jump Rope For The Heart” event during PE classes. The students experienced all kinds of jump roping by rotating through stations and later became blood cells circulating through the Heart Adventure Obstacle Course!  Emerson School will be collecting donations through Friday, February 24!  

 Thank you for your support!Heart To Heart Heart-rate, ...

STEM FAIR PLANNING MEETING:  Are you interested in learning more about the upcoming Emerson STEM Fair to be held in April? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The STEM Fair is run similar to last spring’s Art Fair. We need parent volunteers to run activity tables to make the STEM Fair a success! There will be a planning meeting on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 pm in the Staff Lounge. We’ll provide K-5 STEM hands-on activity ideas if you are interested in participating in the fair but don’t know where to start. If you work in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math and have skills to demonstrate to aspiring minds, WE NEED YOU! If you are interested in being part of the fair, but cannot make the planning meeting, please contact Lisa Dillow at lisadillow@hotmail.com.


FAMILY DAY OF PLAY:  Children, parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and community members are invited to a fun morning of activities for young children, along with resources and information on Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 - 11:30 am at Hubble Middle School, 3S600 Herrick Rd in Warrenville.  Family Day of Play recognizes the importance of early learning and play in children’s growth and development.  All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.  This event is brought to you by the Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative.


HEY 5TH GRADERS:  Can you duck, dip, dive, and dodge?  On Saturday, March  11, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Franklin Middle School invites 5th graders from all CUSD200 elementary schools to participate in its Fifth Annual Dodgeball Tournament. The theme of the 2017 event is “Service and Sacrifice.” With that theme in mind, the 2017 tournament will benefit the following charities and organizations: The DuPage Hundred Club; Team Red, White and Blue; The Pat Tillman Foundation; and Franklin Middle School.  Each organization will benefit equally from the proceeds.  There will be separate boys and girls tournaments that will start with a round robin tournament.  Each team will play four games and then will be seeded in a double elimination tournament.  The winner of the tournament will be crowned champion!  Form a team of six boys or six girls and then pick up a packet in the Emerson office. Good luck!


GUYS READ EVENT:  Calling all 3rd - 5th grade boys!  “Guys Read” is an after-school event that will take place on Thursday, March 16 from 3:30-5:00 pm in the library.  Each student will receive sports-related articles to read ahead of time and then join us for games, trivia and fun!  A snack will be provided.  Check your email today to sign up!  Please contact Andrea Kleve or Kerry Romberg with any questions, 630.682.2055.


D200 REFERENDUM FOR APRIL 4:   If you have questions about the referendum to be voted on Tuesday, April 4, view the series of videos that focus on the various needs across the district.  These videos are available by visiting District 200 Communications on YouTube.com. If you and your neighbors are interested in having someone from the District senior leadership team come and answer questions or would like to host a coffee yourself, visit  www.cusd200.org/facilitiescommunications@cusd200.org or call 630.682.2000.  Morning coffee houses to be held at our middle schools are listed below.


UPCOMING COFFEE HOUSES:  District 200 is hosting Coffee Houses at our four middle schools to provide information about the referendum. The Coffee Houses are scheduled as follows:

Friday, February 24                  Tuesday, February 28                         Tuesday, March 14                            Friday, March 17

   9:00-10:30 a.m.                         9:00-10:30 a.m                                   9:00-10:30 a.m                                9:00-10:30 a.m

Monroe Middle School             Franklin Middle School                      Hubble Middle School                     Edison Middle School

1855 Manchester Rd.                   211 E. Franklin St.                           3S600 Herrick Rd.                       1125 S. Wheaton Ave.

 

The coffee houses are intended to be a casual open house with coffee and "drop in if you have questions" or wish to have a conversation in a small setting.  Someone from the District senior leadership will be there to provide information and field questions about the referendum.  Coffeehouses such as these were scheduled during the day to appeal to stay at home parents or others who can't attend evening events.


ROUNDING UP KINDERGARTENERS:  Emerson’s Kindergarten Round Up (Information Night) will be held Thursday, March 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Please remember this evening is intended for adults only in order for parents to receive all of the necessary information, so please arrange for any needed childcare.  Any and all children residing in the Emerson Elementary School area that will be five years old by September 1st, 2017 need to be included.  Please inform us of any children that you know will be attending Kindergarten in the fall.  If there are uncertainties on which school boundaries a student lives in, please call our office at 630.682.2055.  Our incoming kindergarteners will have the opportunity to visit Emerson at Kindergarten Kick-Off on Thursday, May 4.  You will have the option to bring them from 9:30 until 10:00 am, or from 1:30 until 2:00 pm on that day.


EXPLOREMORE DAY INSTRUCTORS NEEDED:  Mark your calendars!!! Friday, May 26, 2017. . . If you were to pick one day to spend at Emerson this year, this is it!  Exploremore Day!!!  This is the day when faculty, staff, parents, students, community resources, and many more come together to create a fun, educational, and memorable day for all.  The Exploremore Day Planning Committee has begun course development and we'd like to hear from you. Do you have an idea for a class? Do you have a creative idea or a talent to share with Emerson students? Do you know a small business that would like to come run a class? We would love to hear all about it! Are you willing to lead a class but need some ideas? No problem! We have some tried and true student favorites that need you!  Please visit this link, or see flyer in today's backpack, for more information and to submit your idea https://goo.gl/forms/weDv0WBvhx6lW3QP2  Thank you! If you have any questions please contact Hillary Lang, hillarylang@gmail.com.


SAFETY REMINDERS:  

The Law:

  • No cell phone usage in school zones

  • Children under 8 must be secured in a child safety seat

Recommendation:

  • Children under 13 should ride in the back seat

  • Children should only exit their car curbside

UPCOMING DATES
                         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.
 
 February 20        Presidents’ Day/NO SCHOOL

                                 21         PTA Meeting @ 7pm

 

                  March      3         Institute Day – NO CLASSES

                                  9         Kindergarten Round Up 6:30-7:30

                                17         PTA Meeting @ 7pm

                                 27-31     Spring Break

                   April       14          No School

                   April        18 - 25   PARCC TESTING (Grades 3-5) 

 

 
 

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