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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Emerson PTA News & Reminders

PTA Council Ice Cream Fundraising Event Tonight!

Celebrate Brag Night on April 23, 2015 116 N. York, Elmhurst IL 60126  Present this coupon at Cold Stone Creamery in downtown Elmhurst, and Elmhurst PTA Council will receive 15% back on your ice cream purchase. Proceeds benefit the PTA Council Scholarships.

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming! 

May 4th – May 8th

Letters were sent home in each child’s home folder providing details of the few things we are still in need of to make our Teachers feel extra special during this week and we need your help.

  • We would love to have each child write a letter to their teacher, in their words, to thank them for the work they do and what it means to them.
  • Monetary donations to assist with the costs for lunch and wish list items are gratefully accepted and may be sent to school in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Holler for collection. 

Emerson Fifth Grade Farewell Pool Party

When:      Saturday, May 9, 2015
Where:     York High School Aquatic Center
Time:        6:00-8:30 (time confirmed)
Swimming will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm and pizza will be served from 8:00-8:30. Please see the attached permission slip. If you have any questions please contact Stacy Flannery at

Walk & Roll to School

National Bike to school day will be on Wednesday, May 6th.  Emerson parents will be at the school in the morning passing out bike charms to all that ride their bikes and wear their helmets that day. 

Box Top Collection Contest

Gather your Box Tops! We are having a box tops contest and the classroom in each grade level that collects the most will win a prize!

Please bring all your box tops to your teacher and deposit them in the collection envelope. The contest will run from Monday April 27th through Friday May 15th.

The Empowerment Project

Zen Parenting Radio (with the support of Comprehensive Clinical Services) is bringing The Empowerment Project Documentary to York Theater on Monday, May 18th at 7 pm.

This new documentary spotlighting ordinary women doing extraordinary things inspires students to dream big! The movie is 60 minutes long, and we will facilitate a short discussion following the movie.

This movie is recommended for adults & kids 9 and up - it’s a perfect date night with your daughter (or son!) The message is valuable to everyone. Click here to see the movie trailer.  

You can click here to purchase tickets in advance.

2015-2016 Emerson PTA Officer Nominations Announced

The Emerson PTA would like to announce the officers who have been nominated by the nominating committee to serve on the PTA board for the 2015-2016 school year. These nominations will be voted on at the next PTA meeting in May.


  • President:  Megan Winton
  • Vice President Elect: Heidi Maier
  • Vice President of Communications: Jana Krausfeldt
  • Vice President of Events: Lisa Ruggieri
  • Vice President of Ways & Means: Ana Nichols
  • Secretary: Tina Jordanof
  • Treasurer:  Erin Nahumyk


If you have questions about these nominations or would like to be considered for a position, please contact Lisa Ruggieri at

PTA Seeking Volunteers for 2015-2016

A BIG thank you to each of the parents in the Emerson School community who have committed to continue serving in their current PTA roles for the 2015-16 school year!  There are many opportunities to get involved in next year.  We need your help to fill key roles such as: School Supply Boxes, Go Green!, Emerson Spirit-wear, Opening Day Coffee, Jr. Great Books, Running Club, Assemblies, Book Fair, Opening Day coffee, Library resource and many more.  Please consider your talents and time available to help bring these PTA programs to our students next year.  If there is no one who volunteers to coordinate these programs, they simply will not be offered.

We are also looking for representatives for the following district 205 sponsored positions:

Safe Routes to School (SRTS), REACH PTA, PTA Council Scholarship and School Board Representative

If you would like to volunteer for the 2015-2016 school year or would like a more detailed description of what some of these positions entail, please contact Lisa Ruggieri at  

Upcoming SERG Presentations

Diet & Nutrition and the Impact on Children's Behavior

Thursday, May 21, 2015 7:00-9:00pm

District 205 Center, 162 S. York Rd.

Other Programs that Support Emerson

Market Day

It’s time to place Market Day orders for the month of April!

Market Day is expanding their selection - starting this month, Market Day offers fresh produce! Several assortments are available to allow you to create some healthy options of your own making. In addition, the Bonus Days page features a variety of delicious dessert pies. More information is available on the Market Day web site ( and in their March flyer.

We’re in the final three months of the school year and we’re hoping you can help EIMB fundraising end the year on a high note!! In addition to the Financial Assistance we provide to families, we will soon be awarding scholarships for music camps and summer music programs - your help with Market Day orders will give us the strong push to cover these programs and avoid depleting our savings. 

More information can be found on the EIMB Market Day site (, or contact Marc Weinstein at

Emerson / Churchville:   Acct #2706    Cindy Krause (

Target “Take Charge of Education” Program

Target also offers a program that gives back 1 percent of your REDcard purchases to Emerson when you use your Target or Target Visa credit card or your Target debit card. Click here for more information or to register your REDcard.

Tyson Project A+ Label Collection Program

All we have to do to participate is clip and save the entire Project A+ label from participating Tyson products. Each label we collect is worth 24 cents for our school. A collection site has been set up at school outside of the office. If you would like more information about this program please check out this flyer or visit 

Box Tops for Education

Simply clip the box tops from hundreds of your favorite products and send them into school. Each box top is worth 10 cents and believe it or not, they add up fast! A printable collection sheet can be found on the PTA website and a collection bin is also located outside the office. For a list of participating products see the attached flyer or visit


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Emerson Eagles

Elmhurst Public Schools - District 205