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
May 25, 2017Monday, May 29 ~ NO SCHOOL Memorial DayTuesday, May 30 Field Trips (4 & 5) Baseball Day (1)
Beach Party (2)
Wednesday, May 31 10:00-11:00 5th Grade Award Ceremony
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dear Emerson Families,
It is shocking to me that we have reached the end of another school year. What a wonderful year it was! I wanted to take a minute to thank you all for sharing your beautiful children with us and allowing us to teach them every day. I have always said that Emerson truly is a special and unique place. The collaboration that exists between parents, students and staff is like no other. It is because of that collaboration and respect for one another that we continue to grow.
I hope that this summer you are able to find special moments as a family. I hope you explore new places, play fun games, tell great stories, read incredible books, solve problems and share lots of hugs. May you be refreshed and reenergized in the sunshine and by a less scheduled pace. I look forward to seeing the children again in the fall to see how they have grown and flourished.
For those families who are moving on to middle school or out of Emerson boundaries, please know how greatly you will be missed. I hope you take with you fond memories of your time here with us. I wish you happiness and good luck.
Sending the best of wishes and the greatest of thanks to you all,
Ms. Debra Klein
ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE OVERDUE!!!!
5TH GRADE MEMORIES AND PROMOTION CEREMONY: 5th grade parents, it’s almost here! See you at Emerson’s 5th Grade Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 31 @ 10:00 am.
NEW PTA BOARD OFFICERS: Congratulations to Emerson’s PTA 2017-2018 officers: Co-presidents: Joe Malinowski and Megan Brash, Co-Vice Presidents: Sarah Kovac and Natsuko Dai, Treasurer: Allison Torrence and Secretary: Kathleen McGrath. Thanks to the past officers for all their time and effort they’ve given for our students: Meghan Petruczenko, Jimmy Johnson, Liz Mann and Myia Miller.
POP TAB WINNERS: Congratulations to this month’s top pop tab winners: 1st place ~ Mr. Lorch, 2nd place ~ Mrs. Stoneberg, and tied for 3rd place ~ Mrs. Young and Mrs. Blair! Thanks for the pop tabs all year! Keep collecting over the summer!
SPIRIT SHARING: Thank you, Emerson, for your "spirit" and "sharing" all year long! Thank you for spirit days, and contributing to the Ronald McDonald House, Make A Difference Day, World Relief, the Wheaton Convalescent Center, Prairie Path Clean-up Day, and DuPage PADS. Emerson families are the best! Thanks also to Julie Adams for sharing her time and efforts to organize all these collections.
BE A SUMMER MATHLETE! In order for your child to keep his or her math skills sharp over the summer, the math committee has put together a Math Calendar. Each time your child plays a math game, spends time on a math website, practices math facts, etc., parents initial that day on the calendar. Students who log at least 20 "math days" over the course of the summer will get to pick a reward when we return to school in August. The calendar should be returned to your child's teacher at the beginning of the 2017 school year. An extensive list of ideas for how your child can practice math over the summer can also be found on Mrs. Farrell's math site, "Math Mania". This Google Site can be accessed via this link: https://sites.google.com/cusd200.org/mathmania/home (click on the Summer Math Options tab) or it is listed under Mrs. Farrell's Classroom Page on the Emerson website. Feel free to visit the other tabs on her site as well!
BIKES, BOOKS & BUBBLES: Emerson’s lending library will take place again this summer! Emerson staff will have the outdoor library open from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm every Wednesday from June 7 - July 26. Join us on Emerson’s BACK porch to pick out some new book titles. (Note NEW LOCATION!) Just stop by or bring a blanket and plan to stay for a while. We hope to see you there! Please contact Kerry Romberg or Andrea Kleve with any questions 630.682.2055.
PAWS PRINT: Paws Print is a 12-page newspaper created for children in grades K-5 which contains stories, fun facts, illustrations, activities and much more for students to learn all about public works. Follow this link for a downloadable PDF file that can be shared via email, read on screen, shown on a smart board or printed for distribution to children. http://www2.apwa.net//Documents/2017_Paws_Print_Final.pdf. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Lillie Plowman at email@example.com or call 800.848.2792.FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
All students entering Kindergarten and 6th grade next year are required to have a physical exam and a record of immunizations completed on an Illinois Department of Human Services School Physical form within the year before starting school in August 2017. The physical exam is expected to be turned in before school begins. Please mail or drop off the completed physical exam form as soon as possible. An IHSA sports physical form does not qualify to meet this requirement.
Medication Pick Up Reminder:
Any medication that is now being administered to your child during this 2016-2017 school year will be ready to be picked up by a parent or a designated adult by the last full day of school. The medications will not be sent home with students. Medications not picked up will be discarded and will not be kept for the next school year. Each school year we need a new doctor’s order to continue giving medication. These forms can be picked up in the Health Office or downloaded from the CUSD200 website. Thank you
ARE YOU MOVING? 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.
Have a Safe & Enjoyable Summer!
Tuesday, August 1 ~ Office Reopens
Wednesday, August 2 ~ New Family Registration
Monday, August 21 ~ Institute Day
Tuesday, August 22 ~ Teacher Work Day
5:45 - 6:30 pm ~ Supply Drop-Off
6:00 - 7:00 pm ~ Sunset Slush
Wednesday, August 23 ~ First Day for Grades 1-5
Thursday, August 24 ~ First Day for Kdg.Thursday, September 7 ~ Curriculum Night