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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Emerson PTA News & Reminders

School Toolbox Orders Due Tomorrow!

It's time to order your school toolboxes for next school year! To order your kit(s) online, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the school's account number - 5642
  3. Choose the appropriate grade level kit - REMEMBER TO CHOOSE THE GRADE YOUR CHILD WILL BE ENTERING IN THE FALL!
  4. Enter your child’s first and last name
  5. Add to cart; confirm your order and checkout


Online orders are due May 29th!  If you have any questions, please contact

Great Donation Days

For the 6th consecutive year, we are collecting gently used school supplies and donating items collected to schools in need. We're collecting these supplies during the Great Donation Days, June 1-3: crayons, pencils, pens, rulers, glue (sticks and bottles), markers, highlighters, backpacks, pencil cases, notebook paper, paint, lunch boxes and musical instruments. If your child has your permission to donate, they can drop supplies in collection boxes in the hallway outside of Mrs. Martens-Ford's room. Have an overflowing junk or craft drawer at home in need of cleaning? Donate those items, too. For more information, contact Barbara Lonergan at

Upcoming Dates to Remember

The following are some important upcoming dates to remember:

May 29 - 5th Grade DARE Graduation at 1:30pm 

June 1 - 5th Grade Class Picnic

June 2 - 3rd Grade Class Picnic


Save the Date! Potbelly Fundraiser

Thursday, May 28th the Elmhurst PTA Council Scholarship will host a fundraiser at Potbelly's from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. All proceeds benefit the Elmhurst PTA Council Scholarship Fund and no slips needed!  Potbelly will donate 25% of the total sales collected during the event.

Churchville Charge Back by Popular Demand: Register Now to Guarantee Your Team's Spot!

Registration is now open for "The Churchville Charge: An Amazing Race for an Amazing School” hosted by the Churchville PTA. The race is Saturday, August 22, 4 to 6 p.m. Sign-up now with a team of 4 adults to guarantee your spot to compete in a series of challenges at locations throughout Elmhurst City Centre, followed by an after party at Fitz's Lanes.  This is a great community building event and loads of fun.

Click here to register and for complete details.

All proceeds fund PTA-sponsored student activities and materials for the school and teachers. Funds from the 2014 event:

  • added additional social activities for the students
  • supported school-wide academic celebrations
  • purchased equipment to improve school-wide technology usage
  • purchased school improvements, including outside benches and water bottle fountains
  • appreciated and supported our teachers and clubs 
For questions, please contact Julie Deely at


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