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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Emerson PTA News & Reminders

PBIS Celebration Tomorrow

Our students have almost earned their PBIS Celebration for the month of April!  We expect that they will have earned it and the celebration will occur at the end of the day THIS FRIDAY. All students will be outside jumping rope at the end of the day. Here is where you can meet your children if you normally pick them up.

  • Janiga, 3rd grade and kindergarten by circle drive - 3rd front playground area, Janiga front sidewalk
  • Witt, Herman, 2nd and 4th on recess playground blacktop/grass
  • 5th grade back patio and sidewalk by the outdoor classroom

All children may keep their jump ropes that were given to our students by the American Heart Association for our excellent participation this year. 

Teacher Appreciation Week Next Week! 

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 dagandflan@yahoo.com.

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. 

School Toolbox Orders

It's time to order your school toolboxes for next school year! Order forms will be coming home in backpacks within the next week that will contain directions as to how to order on paper or online. Kit orders will be due on May 18. If you have any questions, please contact julievzwilliams@gmail.com

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.

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 lisa.ruggieri@yahoo.com.  

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

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 (www.marketday.com) 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 (sites.google.com/site/district205marketday), or contact Marc Weinstein at mweinstein7@comcast.net.

Emerson / Churchville:   Acct #2706    Cindy Krause (ckrause@elmhurst205.org

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 www.ProjectAPlus.tyson.com 

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 www.boxtops4education.com

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Elmhurst Public Schools - District 205