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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Emerson PTA News & Reminders

Teacher Appreciation Week Going on Now! 

May 4th – May 8th

Just a reminder that we are celebrating teacher appreciation week this week. If your child hasn't made a handmade card or letter for their teacher yet, we encourage them to do so by the end of the week. We would love it if our teachers receive a special card from all their students! 

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

Used Children’s Book Drive

Emerson will be collecting used children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank from May 4th - May 18th. Books can be dropped of in the collection bins at Emerson and will be delivered to children in need. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

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.

School Toolbox Orders

It's time to order your school toolboxes for next school year! Order forms came home in backpacks this week. Paper orders will be due to Emerson on May 18th and online orders are due May 29th. If you have any questions, please contact

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 committee roles such as: Go Green!, Emerson Spirit-wear, Jr. Great Books, Jr. Achievement, Assemblies, Outdoor Beautification, Publicity, Reflections, Read to Succeed 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)


PTA Council Scholarship 

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  

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.

SERG Presentation

The SERG PTA will host a presentation, Improving Your Child’s Health through Nutrition, by Elizabeth Zinsmeister, a Licensed Dietician Nutritionist at Nutritional Concepts. The presentation will be held on Thursday, May 21st from 7 to 9pm at the District 205 Center at 162 S. York Rd. Please see the attached flyer for more information. All are welcome to attend!

Save the Date! EIMB is hosting a fundraiser at Potbelly

Calling all band, orchestra and choir families, their supporters and lovers of good sandwiches. Elmhurst Instrumental Music Boosters is hosting a fundraiser at the Elmhurst Potbelly on St. Charles and 83 on Wednesday, May 27th from 4-8pm. No need to bring a flyer, just show up and enjoy. As our main fundraiser of Market Day has dwindled, these small events are even more critical to helping us continue to fund merit scholarships and financial assistance in Elmhurst.

Other Programs that Support Emerson

Market Day

This is it! Our last month of Market Day and the last chance to raise funds for our music students!!

Please help Elmhurst Instrumental Music Boosters realize a strong finish to the school year with an order of food for your family. Market Day continues to offer a number of easy to prepare and healthy selections, including fresh produce, frozen vegetable blends, prepared meats and meals plus a lot of dessert items. More information is available on the Market Day web site ( and in their May flyer.

To place an order, simply check out the Market Day web site or the attached PDF flyer. Enter your food order with your Middle School’s account number by 11:00pm on the cutoff date (or turn in a paper copy of the order form to your school’s office). 

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