Mrs. 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
November 17, 2017
Monday, November 20 - November 24 ~ NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 28 8:15 - 9:00 am Chorus
7:00 pm Northside Band Festival @ WNHS
Wednesday, November 29 NO BAND
Thursday, November 30 8:15 - 9:00 am Orchestra
AND THE WINNER IS MEI!: Thanks to all the students who designed games for Mrs. Klein’s contest. “Mrs. Klein’s Thanksgiving Game”, created by Mei S. (4R) is the winner! 2nd place: “Math Path” by Ali H. (3L) and Charis (3M). 3rd place: “Gold Rush” by Kenna K. (5S). 4th place: “Escape from Autumn” by Maddy C. and Addy S. (4R). 5th place: “Shape Block” by Whitney Y. (4F). 6th place: “Tree House Climber” by Ethan C. (5S).
NO PARKING IN NORTH LOT: For safety reasons the parking lot on the north side of the building is to be used by staff that arrives before school starts. It is not to be used for parents/visitors during the day.
DISCOUNT REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 17 AT MIDNIGHT FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL WHEATON IL TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK: Day of race registration will be available for $40/person, cannot guarantee shirt and size. Don’t miss this event on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23 @ 8:00am! All ages and levels of runners/walkers are welcome, and strollers are allowed, for this fun course through the Emerson neighborhood, including Graf Park and the DuPage County Fairgrounds. Come warm-up for your Thanksgiving feast with the wonderful Emerson community and earn that extra gravy! Last chance to register online @ https://raceroster.com/events/2017/14435/wheaton-il-turkey-trot-5k-runwalk. Net proceeds go to the Emerson PTA and Easter Seals Dupage & Fox Valley http://www.easterseals.com/dfv/. Any questions, or if you’d like to volunteer, please contact Jen Moreno and Brandon Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all the latest information, “Like” us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/EmersonPTATurkeyTrot5kRunWalk/.
CHRISTMAS SHARING: Since 1969, the Wheaton schools, area churches, local organizations, businesses, and individuals have joined together to help make the Christmas holiday happier for many needy families in the Wheaton area. The Christmas Sharing program fills a major need in our community and we hope that you can help make it as successful this year as in the past. Items needed are good, gently used clothing, especially for infants and children, winter coats, boots, scarves, mittens and gloves, bed linens and towels, dishes, flatware, cooking utensils, games, toys, and books. New games and toys are always much appreciated, as well as diapers in all sizes and new underwear and socks, and non-perishable food & staples, paper products and baby food. Of course, monetary donations are always welcome! (Checks may be written to “Wheaton Warrenville Christmas Sharing”.) Please bring your contributions to Emerson’s front hallway by Monday, December 4. Volunteers are needed to help sort food and clothing after it is picked up from the schools, as well as the days of the event. Questions? or to volunteer, please call Carol, 630.682.5663.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST/BOOK SWAP: Please join us for a fun morning with Emerson families and staff. Emerson’s 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, December 9 from 8:00-10:30 a.m. Pancakes will be cooked by “celebrity” teacher chefs. Our favorite jolly old elf, Santa Claus, will be visiting as well! The cost is $6.00 per person with a $25.00 max for family of 5 or more. If any of our families that qualify for free or reduced meals are interested in attending at no charge, please email Ruth.Graunke@cusd200.org to take advantage of that. The Book Swap is returning this year. Send books your children no longer want to school , and they can pick out new ones.
GOT GRIDDLES? WANT TO VOLUNTEER?: In order to make the pancake breakfast a success, we need some help. The PTA is looking for a few volunteers to help the teachers make pancake and griddles to use on the day of the event. If you can loan yours, please drop it off (labeled with your name) at the office the week before. If you can volunteer the day of, please email Sarah Kovac at email@example.com.
VETERANS DAY: Our 4th graders, under the direction of Miss Fishleigh and Mrs. Rexilius, planned and carried out a wonderful tribute to our veterans! Thanks to all of them for all the time and effort that went into that, as well as to Mrs. Liebenow for all her work getting all of the Emerson students prepared for their part. Thanks to those veterans who were able to attend and to all veterans for their service. More thanks to Sheryl and Dick Duncan for donating McDonalds gift cards to honor our veterans.
SHOUT OUTS! Thanks to Colleen Winckler and Jenny Lakomecki for coordinating dinner for the Emerson staff during Parent Teacher Conferences and those who provided the delicious desserts, as well as Joe Petruczenko with Steamboat BBQ in Wheaton for the generosity and amazing food!
Thank you to Jeanine Stout for coordinating another successful Roller Skating party. It was great to see so many Emerson families out on the floor having a great time!
KINDERGARTEN AND CHORUS PROGRAM: Emerson’s Chorus and kindergarteners will be performing at their winter program on Monday, December 11 at 11:00 in the Emerson gym.
SPIRIT WEAR: Emerson spirit wear is available online by visiting sbitees.com/t/emerson-spirit-wear. Keep in mind it’s a great holiday gift idea as well as being prepared for Emerson Spirit Days..
LOOKING FOR A GREAT HOLIDAY PRESENT FOR YOUR FUTURE FALCON? No matter what season… Wear northside pride! Shop at the Holly Dazzle Sale at Wheaton North on Saturday, December 9 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Enter at Door 26. All proceeds support the WNBooster Club.
PARENT MOBILE APP: A one-stop shop for parents! Access school and staff contact information, school calendars, lunch menus, library accounts, lunch balances, high school sports scores and more. Visit www.cusd200.org/mobileapp for more information about how to use the app.
Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE) Grades 2-5
For the 2018-2019 School Year, please note that all Second Graders will be screened for PACE in February 2018 using the Cognitive Abilities Test. More information will follow in December 2017. Parents of second graders who are eligible for further PACE testing based on the Cognitive Abilities Test and/or local assessments will be notified at the end of February. Testing will qualify students for the following 2018-2019 classes:
3rd Grade PACE Mathematics and 3rd Grade PACE Reading
In March 2018, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Students in Grades 3-5 may be recommended for testing by their Teacher and/or Parent. The deadline for a Parent to request PACE Testing is Friday, January 12, 2018. This testing, which will include the CogAT 7 and subtests from the Iowa Assessments, will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2018-2019 classes:
4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics 4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics 6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts
Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2018-2019.
Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing.
Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, and will be scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Friday, January 12, 2018 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.
Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments > Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms
Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 or email PACE@cusd200.org with any questions.
Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 or email PACE@cusd200.org with any questions.November 2, 2017
EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION