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


January 20, 2017
Tuesday,  January 24   7:00 pm         PTA Meeting/Dr. Schuler Presentation    

Wednesday, January 25 8:15 - 9:00 am         Band

Thursday,  January 26   8:15 - 9:00 am    Orchestra

8:00 am = 10:00 pm    Whole Foods Benefit Day

“WHOLE FOODS MARKET NEW LOCATION and BENEFIT DAY:  Whole Foods Market in Wheaton is relocating from its current location and will open at 89 Danada Square East (in the old Dominick’s) next week.  Whole Foods Market proudly supports community organizations and, as part of their opening celebration, they are hosting five community giving days in which they will donate 1% of their daily net sales to a designated organization. Emerson is fortunate to have been chosen as one of these groups!  Emerson’s day is Thursday, January 26.  Come check out the new store and support Emerson while you stock up on groceries!



DR. SCHULER TO PRESENT REFERENDUM INFORMATION AT PTA MEETING:  Please join us for the Emerson PTA meeting  on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 pm.  Dr. Jeff Schuler, District 200 Superintendent, will be there to present information on the Referendum.  Come and listen to what he has to say so that you can make an informed decision before voting on Tuesday, April 4.

D200 BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES $132.5 million REFERENDUM FOR APRIL 4:  On January 11 the District 200 Board of Education voted to place a question on the April 4, 2017 ballot asking to issue $132.5 million in bonds in order to perform critical repairs and updates to 19 of the 20 schools in the district. While there are $154.5 million in total needs across the district, the BOE has committed to paying for the remaining $22 million through reserves and future budgets. If you are unfamiliar with why there is a need for a referendum for our schools, or want to hear more about it, please come to the Emerson PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 in the LLC and hear what Dr. Schuler has to say.  There is an entire series of videos that focus on the various needs across the district that we encourage you to explore. To view the series, visit District 200 Communications on

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" type of thing 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. If you are interested in hosting a coffee house yourself, visit or call 630.682.2000.

SPIRIT SHARING:  Emerson has an opportunity to start 2017 off giving back! World Relief DuPage works with local churches and volunteers to serve 5,500 refugees and immigrants each year. We are collecting the following items from their "Top Needs" list: salt and pepper, tea bags, instant coffee, laundry baskets, trash cans, twin sheet sets, towel sets, alarm clocks, postage stamps** and gift cards** (ie Jewel-Osco or Walmart).  Send these items to school from January 18 through 30.      

                                                             **Please put stamps and gift cards in an envelope marked for the office.

PANERA BREAD BENEFIT NIGHT:  Please join other Emerson families at our next Cooks Night Out at Panera, 25 Rice Lake Square.  Dine in or carry out anytime between 4:00pm and 8:00pm on Wednesday, February 8.  A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering in order for PTA to receive a % of the purchases.  The donation given will be based on the amount of sales associated with the number of flyers. 20-30 redeemed flyers = 10% of net sales; 31-49 flyers = 15%; 50+ flyers = 20%. So, the greater the number of families participating, the more money PTA will make.  Why not take a night out of the kitchen and earn some money for PTA?!

 Please click here for Panera Bread Benefit flyer.

REFLECTIONS ADVANCEMENTS:  The Reflections projects of the following students are advancing to the State Level of competition:  Dominik (2S), Charis (2M), Michael (3M) and Cora  (4R).  Congratulations to all of them!

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.  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.  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.

"HOME RECIPES" FOR SUPPORTING YOUR GIFTED CHILD’S EDUCATION:  Save the date: Monday, February 6 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in Monroe’s LLC for a presentation by Patricia Steinmeyer, PACE Coordinator, District 200.  Please join us to explore some "key ingredients" for helping to engage, motivate,and support gifted children at home and at school.

SAFETY REMINDER:  We have had several close calls lately because parents are dropping off students on Liberty by the busses.  Please do not drop off students on Liberty, and do not pass the busses when the Stop Arm is out.

EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION:  Please see “More Ways To Know Before You Go” with information about school closing due to weather or other emergencies.  Phone calls or emails are sent to all families to let them know that school is closed.  However, you can also sign up for personalized email notification at


 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.


                24        PTA Meeting/Dr. Schuler's Referendum Presentation @ 7pm

February 20        Presidents’ Day

                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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