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That's a Wrap

Posted by Julia Kanouse on May 21, 2017

I want to say thank you for another great school year at Emerson!  I have enjoyed representing our school and am so thankful for all of our hard-working, dedicated, and energetic volunteers.  We couldn’t do what we do without you! ...

Teacher Appreciation, Walk to School, Farewell Thank You

Posted by Julia Kanouse on May 11, 2017

A special thank you to The Vitogiannis Family for providing lunch for our Emerson staff and teachers last week for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Everyone raved about it!  If you’d like to try it for yourself here is their address in...

Talent Show & Orientation

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Apr 12, 2017

WOW, WOW, WOW, EMERSON HAS TALENT!  A huge thank you to Marisa Costa and all of her parent, alumni, and student volunteers, as well as the amazing performers for an awesome talent show last Friday.  What a wonderful night of entertainment...

Attention 5th Grade Parents

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Apr 10, 2017

The Churchville PTA has collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies for the 2017-2018 school year to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed without the hassle and aggravation of shopping. The supply kits are only available...

Jump Rope for Heart 2017

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Mar 17, 2017

Jump Rope for Heart is well underway at Emerson!  The goal of the program is to raise awareness of heart disease, focusing on education and prevention in our students' families and community.  Second through fifth graders are having a...

Thank You - Science Olympiad Team

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Mar 15, 2017

Another awesome EMERSON SCIENCE OLYMPIAD is in the books!  A huge THANK YOU to Matt Lanoue and his dedicated committee and leaders.  So much effort goes into making SO an educational and seamless night.  There was such great energy...

Talent Show Registration

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Feb 6, 2017

It's time to bust our your dancing shoes, your best jokes and your musical instruments!  The Emerson Talent Show is back - Friday, April 7 at 6:30 pm. Students who are interested in performing must turn in their entry form NO LATER than Tuesday,...

Rec Night - Thank You!

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Feb 1, 2017

A HUGE THANK YOU to Angel Allen (and her family) for running another year of awesome Rec Nights! Rec Nights are a highlight each year for our students and we appreciate the parents, older siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, grandparents who...

Yearbook Photos Needed

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Jan 11, 2017

The students on the yearbook committee need your pictures! If you would like to submit pictures from past school activities (like the holiday parties), please load them to TreeRing! That way, we can be sure that your photos are uploaded and available...

Happy Holidays

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Dec 22, 2016

As winter break begins and we say good bye to 2016 I want to thank you for your continued support of, and involvement in, the Emerson PTA.  If you are looking for more ways to get involved in the Emerson PTA in 2017 please reach out to me and...

Chess Club - Sign Up by Jan 13

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Dec 22, 2016

Chess Club at Emerson School is a after school program sponsored by the PTA.  Any student in grades 2-5 who has a signed permission slip is welcome to participate. Download the permission slip here. Last year over 70 Emerson students participated...

Star Educator Award - Nominate Now!

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Dec 7, 2016

Kickoff for Kids wants to reward the people that enrich children’s lives through education by recognizing one Educator each month of the school year from September through May. The award recognizes the outstanding service of both Elmhurst’s...

York Apparel Open House - Dec 15

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Dec 7, 2016

Looking for York Duke Apparel for holiday gifts?  Once a year, the York Athletic Boosters brings the entire inventory of York Apparel from the bookstore to the vestibule of Door 1 at York High School for easy shopping for you.  No ID needed...

Book Drive: Class Competition

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Nov 30, 2016

Start clearing off your bookshelves!! The Book Drive for Bernie’s Book Bank starts Monday, December 12th at Emerson Elementary! There will be a Bernie’s collection bin in each classroom, and to help inspire your children to give to kids...

Book Fair Thank You

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Oct 12, 2016

On behalf of the Emerson community, a huge THANK YOU to our Book Fair Committee Chairs: Kristie Szejner, Kate Melzer, Dana Steinecker, and to everyone who pitched in to help make the Book Fair a huge success again this year. We also appreciate...

Cafe Amano Cooking Battle

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Oct 11, 2016

The PTA Council Scholarship Committee will be hosting a cooking demo on Monday, November 7th and Wednesday, November 9th at Cafe Amano in Elmhurst. It will be the same demonstration both evenings so guests may choose either date. There is a...

Kindergarten Pizza Battle

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Sep 28, 2016

ATTENTION KINDERGARTNERS! Our October PIE FIVE fundraiser is for you, our newest students at Emerson!  Each time you eat at Pie Five this month bring your receipt into your classroom and give it to your teacher.  At the end of October,...

DuPage Pads Donation Week - October 3 - 7

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Sep 28, 2016

The Emerson Charitable Outreach Committee is sponsoring a donation week in honor of DuPage Pads, an organization that assists persons without housing, employment and other basic needs in DuPage County.  Check out the donation list and...

2016 - 2017 PTA Budget

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Sep 19, 2016

On Tuesday, September 20th, the Emerson PTA will be voting on the 2016 - 2017 budget.  Please feel free to review the budget in advance.  Download here.  ...

Upcoming Community Events

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Sep 14, 2016

Please visit http://www.elmhurst205.org for a list of many upcoming events in our community.  A few highlights: September 19 @ 10:00 AM - Superintendent Coffee at Sandburg September 22@7:00 PM- "The Heroin Crisis...

15% Discount on Yearbooks

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Sep 7, 2016

Order your 2016-2017 Emerson Yearbook before Sept. 30 for a 15% discount! All students have the opportunity to create a custom page for their yearbook. If your child doesn't want to create a personal page, a page will be designed for them with various...

Dates to Remember / Open PTA Positions

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Aug 30, 2016

A few key dates to make sure to add to your calendar: PTA meeting: September 20 @ 7:00 pm in the Emerson LibraryBook Fair: October 6Fall Fest: October 21 at Churchville gymPTA Meeting: October 18 Open PTA Positions One (or two) REACH PTA representative(s)...

Calling All Bookworms!

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Aug 23, 2016

This year, all 1st-5th grade students are invited to join the Junior Book Club program. It's a book club for kids! The students will be separated by grade level and each grade level will read a book over the course of the semester, on their own...

Open PTA Positions for 2016/17 School Year

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 21, 2016

Volunteers Needed! We still have a few Committee Chair positions to fill for the 2016/2017 school year. Our PTA offers lots of great programs for all students at our school but in order to make this possible we need your help if we do not have volunteers...

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Posted by Julia Kanouse on Aug 16, 2016

Welcome to what promises to be another great school year!  I hope you had a wonderful summer break and are excited to be back at Emerson School.  For those who are new to our school community, we are thrilled to have you! We encourage...

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Apr 27, 2016

A few important dates to remember as we appraoch the end of the school year! Thursday, April 28th  Brag Night 5:30 - 7:00pm Week of May 2nd - 6th Teacher Appreciation Week Wednesday, May 4th  Late Start & National Bike to School Day ...

Potbelly's Eat & Earn for Emerson

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Mar 8, 2016

Need a break from making dinner???  Join us for Emerson's Eat and Earn at Potbelly this Thursday, March 10 from 4 to 7pm! Potbelly will donate 25% of all sales back to Emerson during that timeframe.   Hope to see you there!! ...

Coffee Talk with Superintendent, Dr. Moyer

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 17, 2016

Come meet with Superintendent Dr. Dave Moyer in an informal setting on Thursday, February 25 at 1:30 hosted by Emerson.  There will be no agenda during the approximate one-hour conversation. All are welcome to attend. ...

Note from the President

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 3, 2016

I would like to thank Angel and Derek Allen and their committee for organizing and running the Rec. Nights, along with Lisa Ruggieri for organizing the ice skating party.  Everyone seemed to have a blast at both events.    PTA Meeting...

Emerson's Winter Assembly

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 3, 2016

Emerson’s Winter Assembly is Right Around the Corner! Have you ever seen a Square Bubble? Do you think its possible? On Tuesday, February 9, Emerson will welcome Geoff Akins and Bubble Wonders. Mr. Akins does an entire performance with ordinary...

Day Off School Ice Skating

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Jan 20, 2016

Looking for something to do on our day off, Friday, January 29th? Emerson will be having open skate time at The Edge in Bensenville at The John St. rink (545 John Street, Bensenville, IL 60106). It is from 12:30-2:30 pm and is FREE to skate. Parents...

Registration for the 7th Annual Emerson Science Olympiad Now Open

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Jan 7, 2016

7th Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 7th Annual Emerson Science Olympiad Fun Night What is the Science Olympiad? Throughout the evening, teams of 4 to 5 students grouped by grade (K/1st, 2/3rd, 4/5th) are...

Science Olympiad Items Needed

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Dec 17, 2015

The 2016 Emerson Science Olympiad is on the horizon (March 1, 2016)! Nine fun and exciting, hands-on learning activities have been chosen to spark the imagination and illuminate the world of science.  The experiments, along with additional...

Amazon Smile

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Dec 13, 2015

You Shop.  Amazon Gives. Emerson PTA is excited to announce another way families can support our school to provide all of the activities and events that our children enjoy throughout the year.  The program is called AmazonSmile.  It...

Fair Share Needs You!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Nov 5, 2015

We still have a long way to go so we truly are relying on your support and do not want to eliminate any quality programs. Collecting Fair Share is in lieu of sending students home with the task of selling door to door, hitting up friends and family,...

Note from the President

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Nov 5, 2015

Hello!!  Thank you to Deanna Edenhofer and the Fall Fest Committee for putting together such a fun event!  Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time!  I would also like to thank Lisa Gami, Matt Lanoue, Patsy Calabrese, Lisa Ruggieri,...

Fall Fest!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 14, 2015

Do you want a night of ghoulish fun? Join us at Emerson's Fall Fest. There will be games, raffle prizes, a costume contest, food & fun for the whole family!!!!: When: Friday, October 30th Time: 6-8pm Where: Churchville Jr. High    ...

Note from the President

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 14, 2015

Hello!  I hope you are all enjoying the short school week!! I would like to thank Sarah Judycki and all those that helped with National Walk to School Day. It was a fun morning and there were a ton of kids walking! I would also like to say...

Note from the President

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 8, 2015

A HUGE shout out to Amanda Tolman for running such a successful Playground Campaign!  Thank you to all of those that contributed!  Emerson has an amazing and generous school community!  The Harlem Wizards night was a lot of fun and...

Book Fair is Tonight!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 8, 2015

Scholastic Book Fair Is Tonight October 8th! The annual book fair is tonight in the Emerson School  Gym from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  There will be hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, and lots of other fun stuff!  We...

Save the Date: Fall Fest is October 30th

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 8, 2015

Do you want a night of ghoulish fun? Join us at Emerson's Fall Fest. There will be games, raffle prizes, a costume contest, food & fun for the whole family!!!!: When: Friday, October 30th Time: 6-8pm Where: Churchville Jr. High    ...

Book Fair is Next Thursday

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 1, 2015

The annual book fair will be held in the Emerson School Gym from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8th.  Everyone is invited so please come out and grab some great books and help support Emerson School. If you have any questions please contact...

2015-2016 PTA Budget

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 1, 2015

The 2015-2016 PTA operating budget has been set and will be voted on at the PTA meeting on October 20th at 7pm in the school library. We encourage everyone to review the budget and attend the meeting to vote! 2015-2016 PTA Budget ...

Note from the President

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Sep 24, 2015

Missed the PTA Meeting on September 15?  Check out the meeting minutes on the PTA website!   CALLING ALL AVID READERS We are still looking for a volunteer to head up Junior Great books for the 2nd and 3rd graders.  We would also need...

Note from the President

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Sep 17, 2015

We had a great turn out at the first PTA Meeting and accomplished a lot. Thank you to everyone that attended!! Please look for the PTA meeting minutes on the Emerson PTA website early next week, if you would like to know what was discussed. ...

Note from the President

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Sep 10, 2015

Hat Day was a huge success!!! It was so fun seeing all the kids in their hats and the enthusiasm that was put forth for the new playground. The generosity of our Emerson Community is always so amazing!! Thank you to Kristie Sjezner for filling all...

Note from the President

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 27, 2015

Hello!  I hope everyone is getting settled in and having a great start to the school year!  Curriculum night is this evening, so please take the opportunity to visit the library and sign up for PTA committees if you haven’t done...

Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 18, 2015

Dear Emerson Families: Welcome to what promises to be another great school year!  I hope you had a wonderful summer break and are excited to be back at Emerson school! Whether you are new to the Emerson community or one of our returning families,...

Spirit Wear is Now On Sale!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 17, 2015

Emerson Spirit Wear is now on sale and will be available through September 10th. Please be sure to get your orders in so your child can show their school spirit by wearing their Emerson gear! We have over 15 products to choose from so look for a...

Emerson Playground Project 2015-16

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 16, 2015

Emerson PTA needs YOU to help raise money for a new play structure at Emerson School! Emerson is the only school in the district that without playground equipment for use during recess. A new playground will provide our kids with more choices for...

Kindergarten Playdates

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 4, 2015

Hello Kindergarten Families, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer!  We are excited that you are coming to Emerson this year and want to invite you to come play at the Emerson School playgroundto play with other incoming kindergarteners....

Thank You and PTA Year End Update

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on May 21, 2015

Another extraordinary year is coming to a close!  I want to extend a very special thank you to the PTA board, the many PTA committee chairs and every parent who has volunteered their valuable time during the past year to help enhance our students'...

School Supply Toolbox Orders

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on May 7, 2015

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 julievzwilliams@gmail.com. ...

Order Your Yearbooks Now!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Apr 9, 2015

Emerson yearbooks are on sale now. The order deadline has been extended until April 20th and the cost per book is $16. You can customize two pages any way you'd like online. Please visit www.treering.com and enter our school passcode, 1013486722024887,...

PTA Meeting and Guest Speaker, Cathy Adams

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Mar 12, 2015

The PTA Meeting on Tuesday, March 17th will feature a guest speaker, Cathy Adams. Cathy is an Elmhurst parent who many of you may know from the popular Zen Parenting Radio podcasts. She will be presenting, Raising Kids Who Know They Belong: The...

Science Olympiad Event Information

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Mar 4, 2015

Science Olympiad 'Night-Of' General Information - Please Read The following is some general information regarding the Science Olympiad on Tuesday, March 10: Patience: There are 291 Emerson students and more than 100 parent and teacher volunteers...

Jump Rope for Heart

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Mar 4, 2015

For the past several weeks, students in grades 2 through 5 have been participating in the the Jump Rope for Heart program. By sending emails to adult family and friends via their personal JRFH web page, they are raising awareness in their community...

6th Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 4, 2015

Nine fun and exciting experiments will be presented for Emerson School’s 6th Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night to be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. These hands-on learning activities have been chosen to spark the imagination...

Rec Nights

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Jan 14, 2015

Are you ready to have some fun with your parent, aunt, uncle or older sibling?? Well put on your gym shoes and meet us in the gym!  We will have a fun evening of playing relay games.  Below are the dates for each grade level. We start...

Thank You For Contacting Your Representatives!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Dec 8, 2014

Update: SB16 Reported As Dead by Carol Snyder, District 205 PTA Council Legislative Chair According to a press release from state Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove), the School Funding Reform Act of 2014, known as SB16, has died in the House. Elmhurst...

SB16 POISED TO MOVE - RAISE YOUR VOICE

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Nov 20, 2014

by Carol Snyder, District 205 PTA Council Legislative Chair Senate Bill 16 (SB16) significantly rewrites the Illinois school funding formula, stripping many school districts of a substantial portion of their general state aid while funneling that...

November 18 PTA Meeting: Bring a Friend to the PTA Meeting!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Nov 5, 2014

Carol Snyder, PTA Council Legislative Chair will be discussing Senate Bill 16; how it will effect Elmhurst District 205 and what we can do as Emerson parents to make sure our school is being heard.  SB16 is still a very big issue and people...

Mummify Your Teacher!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 22, 2014

The students will have the opportunity to vote for several teachers to get "Mummified" at a school assembly on Friday, October 31st. To see a preview of what's to come take a look at this Mummy Madness video: http://youtu.be/3JPNGENfgCE...

Internet Safety and Child-Friendly Apps

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 22, 2014

Thank you very much to Mrs. Branford, Emerson’s Librarian, for attending our October PTA meeting. She gave use a powerful presentation and tips on Internet Safety and and shared Apps for Learning. You can link to her presentation and have...

Update: SB16 School Funding Reform Act

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 15, 2014

By Carol Snyder, District 205 PTA Council Legislative Chair SB16 continues to generate significant discussion throughout Illinois. Opposition to the bill, in its present form, is mounting because many School Districts, including District 205, will...

Coffee with the Superintendent

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 15, 2014

Emerson will be hosting the District 205 Coffee with the Superintendant on Wednesday, October 22nd. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. in the Emerson Library to talk with Superintendent Dave Purneau about what's new in District 205. All are welcome to...

Fall Fest

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 9, 2014

Emerson's annual Fall Fest is quickly approaching! It will be held on Friday, October 24th in the Churchville Gym from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. There will be games, contests, a haunted house, and many prizes to be won. Costumes are encouraged! All food donations...

Scholastic Book Fair is Thursday, October 2nd!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Sep 30, 2014

The annual book fair will be held Thursday, October 2nd in the Emerson School Gym from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  There will be hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, and lots of other fun stuff!  We hope you can join...

Calling All Earth Ambassadors!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Sep 2, 2014

Is your child interested in conservation?  Does your child like to learn about environmental issues, the Earth, and animals?  Emerson PTA is sponsoring a club for students that want to be involved! This conservation club meets each month...

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 18, 2014

Dear Emerson Families, Welcome to what promises to be another great school year!  I hope you had a wonderful summer break and are excited to be back at Emerson school! Whether you are new to the Emerson community or one of our returning families,...

PTA Meeting Dates for 2014-15

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 7, 2014

The PTA Meeting dates have been scheduled for the 2014-2015 school year. The meetings are held in the Emerson school library at 7:00pm. The dates are as follows: September 16th October 21st November 18th January 20th February 17th March 17th ...

349 Trees

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 7, 2014

The company that prints the Emerson yearbooks, Tree Ring, will plant 349 trees in Emerson's name through their partener Trees for the Future. The tree will be planted because we ordered 349 yearbooks last school year! This is incredible news and...

Kindergarten Playdates

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 4, 2014

Hello Kindergarten Families, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer!  We are excited that you are coming to Emerson this year and want to invite you to come play at the Emerson School playgroundto play with other incoming kindergarteners....

Upcoming Dates

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Jul 22, 2014

The following are important school dates to get on your calendar: August 15th - Class lists will be posted on door #1 by the end up the day. August 19th - Ice cream social in the school lunch room. 2:30 - 4:00 pm August 19th - Kindergarten Meet...

PARCC Assessments, Common Core and Illinois

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Mar 19, 2014

by Carol Snyder As your PTA Legislative Representative, I am reaching out to inform you of significant impending standardized testing changes and related legislation currently under consideration. In 2010, along with 45 other states, Illinois adopted...

Science Olympiad Fun Night

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 18, 2014

5th Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night Nine fun and exciting experiments have been chosen for Emerson School’s 5th Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night to be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. These hands-on learning activities...

Rec Nights Coming Soon! Save the Date!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Jan 9, 2014

Come have some winter fun!  Students from each grade gather during one evening to play relay games in the gym with a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or older sibling.  Below are the dates for each grade level.  If you are interested...

Junior Achievement Volunteers

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Dec 11, 2013

We are looking for volunteers to teach the Junior Achievement program for kindergarten and first grade classrooms. This program teaches financial literacy in a fun, age appropriate way. The children love having us come in! They especially love seeing...

UCC Holiday Gift Drive

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Nov 18, 2013

The Emerson Charitable Committee Sponsors UCC Holiday Gift Drive.  The Emerson Charitable Committee will once again sponsor the UCC Holiday Gift Drive. This program is for families within District 205 who have been pre-qualified by UCC in need...

2013 Winter Wear Collection

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Nov 6, 2013

From November 1 – November 22, the Charitable Committee is collecting new and gently used winter wear for kids in need. Items collected include: coats, gloves and mittens, hats, ear muffs, scarves and snow pants – all sizes and styles...

Community Conversations with the Board of Education (Corrected Location!)

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 31, 2013

The PTA Council is hosting a meeting with the District 205 Board of Education to allow parents and community members to ask questions regarding our schools.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 5th from 7:00 - 9:00pm at the District...

Mom's Night Out

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 15, 2013

Join your fellow Emerson moms for a Mom's Night Out! The Emerson Social Committee is hosting three events at Rouse, 132 N. Addison Ave. in Elmhurst, from 7:00 - 9:30pm. Preregistration is strongly recommended (see link below). Bottle & Bottega...

Mark your Calendars! Scholastic Book Fair Coming to Emerson 

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 8, 2013

Don’t miss our first book fair of the school year on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson School gym.  More cash registers will mean LESS WAITING! Please contact Suji LaBine suji.labine@gmail.com with any questions....

Thank You

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 2, 2013

Dear Emerson Families, On behalf of the Emerson PTA, I would like to extend a sincere thank you for your support of the Access Point Campaign.  Because of your generosity, we were able to provide needed technology throughout our school that...

Access Point Campaign a Success!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Sep 24, 2013

Congratulations!! The Wireless Access Point Campaign has raised enough funds to add 13 additional Access Points to Emerson!! We are so proud of our school community and thrilled to say we have met our goal of raising $7000 to add 13 additional Access...

Junior Great Books Registration Now Open!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Sep 11, 2013

This year all 2nd and 3rd grade students are again invited to join the Junior Great Books program at Emerson.  In Junior Great Books students read stories and share their ideas and opinions about them in small discussion groups held once a...

Access Point Campaign

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Sep 3, 2013

This fall, the Emerson PTA is working to raise funds to bring additional Wireless Access Point (WAP) technology to Emerson School. An Access Point is a device that allows wireless technology (iPad, laptops, iPods) to connect to a wired network...

Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 15, 2013

Dear Emerson Families, Welcome to the 2013-14 school year!  I hope you all had a relaxing and fun-filled summer break and are excited to be back at Emerson School.  Whether you are new to the Emerson community, or one of our veteran families,...

Kindergarten Families Playdate

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 1, 2013

Calling all Kindergarten families! All incoming Kindergarteners and their families are encouraged to come meet new friends at the Emerson school playground on Wednesday, August 14th from 3:00pm - 5:00 pm or on Thursday, August 15th from 5:00pm -...

Thank You

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on May 29, 2013

Another extraordinary year has come to a close!  It's hard to believe that those little kindergartners from six years ago are heading to Churchville in a few months.  A lot has changed at Emerson during those years, but the steadfast...

Field Day is May 24th!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on May 8, 2013

FIELD DAY is Friday, May 24th from 8:35 to 12:15. Held annually at the end of each school year, Field Day is an all-school event that involves games and team-building activities on the lawn and the playground. Be sure to have your children wear...

PTA Revised Bylaws Need Approval

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Apr 23, 2013

The PTA has revised the current Bylaws for the upcoming school year. Please take a moment to review them here. The PTA will vote on their approval at the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00pm in the school library. All are welcome to attend....

Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Apr 3, 2013

Let's celebrate our teachers! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th. The teacher appreciation committee is requesting monetary donations to help wth the staff luncheon and gift items from the teacher's wish lists. Additionally, we hope to purchase...

Emerson Jump Rope for Heart needs YOUR help!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Mar 20, 2013

March 20 is Emerson School's Jump Rope for Heart event.  New this year, 2nd graders will be joining the 3rd to 5th graders for this event! The goal is to raise money for the American Heart Association, and in doing so raise Emerson families'...

It's Time to Order Your Yearbooks!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Mar 12, 2013

Online Ordering is Now Open! The 5th graders have done an amazing job putting together our first FULL COLOR yearbook! The books can be ordered online at www.treering.com/validate. The Emerson school code is 1013486722024887.  All students...

Science Olympiad Rescheduled

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 26, 2013

The Science Olympiad has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 12th from 6pm - 8pm. All teams and experiments will remain the same. Please check out the Science Olympiad page for more information. ...

Summer Recreation Open House

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 21, 2013

All parents and students are welcome to stop by Sandburg Middle School on Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Come and one stop shop for all your summer camps and educational programs. This event is free and a great way to get information on a wide variety...

Playground Volunteers Needed

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 14, 2013

Lunchroom Recess is in need of parent volunteers.  Parents are welcome to volunteer for as many days as they would like.  Sign up is for the entire hour period to assist the current staff with monitoring playground activities.  Please...

PTA Council Wine Tasting

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 11, 2013

Elmhurst District 205 PTA Council Scholarship Committee invites you to start your week off right with a private evening of wine tasting with friends on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Tannins in Elmhurst from 7-10pm. The cost is $30 per person…50...

Birthday Book Club

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Feb 5, 2013

The Emerson School Library is instituting a Birthday Book Program. This program will increase the library collection and provide books in a wide range of reading levels and interests.  It will also help us provide the newest, most popular titles...

4th Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Jan 21, 2013

Online Registration Now Open! To bring you a little closer to the science of the everyday – and sometimes not so everyday – Emerson School is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night to be held on Tuesday, February...

Recycle Your Holiday Cards

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Dec 19, 2012

Emerson will be once again collecting used holiday cards to send to the kids at St. Jude's. A collection bin will be located in the office throughout the month of January. The front of the card will be removed and donated. St. Jude’s Ranch...

2nd Annual UCCA Holiday Toy Drive

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Dec 5, 2012

The Emerson Charitable Committee has partnered with My Favorite Toy Store, in downtown Elmhurst, again this year to sponsor a toy drive to benefit children of UCCA families.  All toys purchased will be given a 20% discount and distributed...

National Geographic Map of Europe Coming to Edison School

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Dec 5, 2012

On Saturday, December 15th, students can depart on the ultimate international field trip with the arrival of one of the world's largest maps of Europe.  Measuring 26'x26', the National Geographic map enables students to embark on a mock tour...

Harris Interactive Survey Opens in Early November

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 31, 2012

As Elmhurst District 205 plans for the future, it is very important that we understand the experiences and opinions of our parents, students and staff. Therefore, as previously reported in Board Highlights, the District has contracted with Harris...

Fall Fest is October 26th

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Oct 26, 2012

Emerson's Fall Fest is Friday, October 26th at Churchville Middle School from 6:30 - 8:30pm. All Emerson families are invited to this event that is sponsored by the Emerson PTA, and paid for by our families' Fair Share funds. We...

Scholastic Book Fair Coming to Emerson!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Sep 19, 2012

Don’t miss our first book fair of the school year to be held on Thursday, October 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson School gym.  We plan on adding more registers which will mean LESS WAITING! Please contact Frannie Gallagher...

Waste Free Wednesdays Return!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 30, 2012

Emerson lunches generate over 14,000 pounds of food and packaging garbage per year Hello parents and students. Next week we will be starting our waste free lunch program again. Please note that we are in no way trying to badger parents about the...

Welcome to the 2012-2013 School Year!

Posted by Jana Krausfeldt on Aug 15, 2012

Dear Emerson Families: It’s hard to believe another year is upon us, but here we are starting the 2012-13 school year!  I hope you had a wonderful summer break, and I wish you all the best for a fantastic year.  I look forward to...

Thank You for a Great Year!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on May 24, 2012

As the 2011-2012 school year comes to a close, I would like to thank EVERYONE who has helped make this year such a fabulous experience for our Emerson students! Thank you for generously giving your time, your resources and your unwavering commitment...

Help Wanted for 2012-2013 School Year!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on May 11, 2012

Emerson PTA needs a few good women and men to fill the remaining positions for the 2012-2013 school year. The committees listed below need a chair, co-chair or representative, so please consider your talents and time available to help bring...

2012-2013 Emerson PTA Officer Nominations Announced

Posted by Joan Letourneau on May 9, 2012

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 2012-2013 school year. These nominations will be voted on at the next PTA meeting in May. President: Molly...

REACH PTA Spring Newsletter

Posted by Joan Letourneau on May 4, 2012

REACH PTA is a parent group which advocates for challenging opportunities and enrichment for gifted students in District 205. Please take a moment to look at our spring newsletter, which includes important information about Common Core Standards,...

Celebrate Earth Day at Emerson on Friday, April 20

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 18, 2012

Emerson will celebrate Earth Day 2012 on Friday, April 20 with a “Walk/Bike to School,” 3rd annual “Poster Contest,” and new “Eco Poetry Expo.”  Walk/Bike to School: Emerson students are encouraged...

Annual Family Fitness Night Is April 10

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 4, 2012

Emerson’s annual Family Fitness Night for Grades 3-5 will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 10 at Churchville Middle School. Interactive stations with a climbing wall, Wii games and more will keep the kids moving. Informational...

Emerson PTA Seeking Volunteers for 2012-2013

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Mar 22, 2012

A big thank you to each of the parents in the Emerson community who has committed to continue serving in their current PTA roles for the 2011-2012 school year! Because a number of our PTA committees currently are chaired by parents of 5th graders...

Come See Mrs. Gregor on "McPrincipal Night"

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Mar 7, 2012

On Tuesday, March 13 from 4:00 to 7:30 pm, all District 205 principals, some assistant principals and our superintendent David Pruneau will be “working” at either the Butterfield Rd McDonald’s in Elmhurst or the St. Charles Rd...

We're on the Final Stretch of the 2011-2012 School Year!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Mar 1, 2012

I sincerely hope you are enjoying the Emerson School experience with your child. We have been busy! Here is a taste of what the PTA has provided in the last two months: A memorable assembly with BMX biker Matt WilhelmRecreation Nights in the...

A "Fun Night" Had by All at Emerson's 3rd Annual Science Olympiad

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Feb 29, 2012

The Science Olympiad Committee extends its wholehearted appreciation to the teachers, students, parents and science experts from our community for donating their time, talent and needed supplies. At Emerson’s 3rd Annual Science Olympiad...

Third Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night Is Almost Here!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Feb 22, 2012

Emerson’s Third Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night will be held Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Students who registered to attend this event should have received confirmation and their team assignments on Wednesday, Feb. 15 via email....

Mark Your Calendar for the Summer Recreation Open House

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Jan 19, 2012

All parents in Elmhurst and neighboring communities are welcome to attend the Elmhurst District 205 PTA's 10th Annual Summer Recreation Open House to be held on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sandburg Middle School (345...

Congratulations to Emerson Artists!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Dec 15, 2011

Diversity Means... 2011 Reflections Art Appreciation Program Emerson had a stellar turn-out for this year’s Reflections program! There were a total of 85 projects submitted by 76 students. We had the most entries from any Elmhurst school,...

Science Olympiad Experiments Announced

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Dec 15, 2011

Nine fun and exciting experiments have been chosen for Emerson School’s 3rd Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night to be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. K-1st Grade: Groovy Baby!, Don’t Bug...

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Nov 16, 2011

Dear Emerson Families, I want to take a moment as the holiday season begins and say "Thank You!!" You have shown your deep commitment to the PTA's vision of "making every child's potential a reality" through your overwhelming donation of time and...

SMARTBoard Campaign Meets Goal of 23 SMARTBoards!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 27, 2011

Emerson parents, students, teachers and staff – Congratulations! The entire Emerson Community should be extremely proud of accomplishing our goal of raising enough funds to purchase 23 SMARTBoards for our school. In fact, we collectively raised...

Last Call for Reflections - Projects Due Friday, Oct. 28

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 26, 2011

It’s time to sing your last note. Put the final touches on your paintings. Do one last dress rehearsal of your dance. Get those photographs printed out. Cross the t’s and dot the i’s of your stories. Last take of your movie. ...

District 205 Midnight Masquerade Online Auction Officially Open

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 12, 2011

So what are you waiting for...bid now! Movie Night with the Principal, Front Row Graduation Seats, Kids Party at the School Gym, and a Cancun Vacation are just a few of the priceless experiences available for bid. View all auction...

District 205 Foundation Announces Midnight Masquerade 2011

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Sep 29, 2011

Buy your tickets today – don’t miss out!  The District 205 Foundation invites you to Midnight Masquerade 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 pm at the River Forest Country Club. We’ve got great food, great live music and dancing...

Nominate a Teacher for the Star Educator Award

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Sep 20, 2011

Do you know an educator who… Developed an innovative concept or program that helps children learn and grow?Continually motivates and positively impacts students?Goes above and beyond the call of duty?If so, please nominate them for the Kickoff...

Pie Throwing Fundraiser Earns Over $900 for SMARTBoards

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Sep 14, 2011

Last Thursday, we had a fantastic showing of kids who generously donated their dollars and threw whipped cream pies at teachers. We raised a whopping $902 for the Emerson SMARTBoard Campaign. This money, combined with our remaining balance,...

Kelly Miller Circus Comes to Town!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Aug 31, 2011

It’s Circus time! The ever popular and amusing Kelly Miller Circus returns to Elmhurst from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 9 at Sandburg Middle School. Elephant rides, a spectacular fire breather, trapeze artists and amazing animals...

Emerson Social Committee Launches SMARTBoard Campaign

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Aug 26, 2011

This year, the Emerson Social Committee, with the support of the Emerson PTA and the Emerson School staff, is launching an exciting campaign to bring SMARTBoard technology into every Emerson classroom! In the next three months, you will see multiple...

Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Aug 15, 2011

Dear Emerson Parents, Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year! If you are like me, the summer has flown and I find it hard to believe it is time to begin another school year - yet, here we are! Emerson has a very active and enthusiastic PTA that has...

Thanks for a Great Year!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Jun 1, 2011

Dear Emerson parents and students, While this may be the end of the road for me at Emerson, I can't go without thanking all the teachers and staff that I've had the pleasure of working with over the last 10 years, not to mention all the friendships...

Emerson's 1st Annual Summer Reading Challenge

Posted by Joan Letourneau on May 25, 2011

Mrs. Gregor is challenging the students of Emerson to read a combined total of 200,000 minutes over the summer. Students entering grades 1 through 5 are invited to participate. If we reach our goal, Mrs. Gregor will come to school dressed like...

Emerson PTA Announces Board and Committee Nominations for 2011-2012

Posted by Joan Letourneau on May 9, 2011

Emerson PTA Board President:Kara Caforio Vice-President – Programs/President Elect:Molly Rand Vice-President – Events:Cassie Quick Treasurer: Frannie Gallagher Secretary: Suji LaBine Committee Chairs Assemblies:Barb Uditsky Audit: Cecelia...

The Great Donation Day is Friday, June 3

Posted by Joan Letourneau on May 4, 2011

Emerson will be collecting used school supplies in connection with The Great Donation Day, a community effort to help organizations in need by reusing and recycling unwanted items. Bring in your used school supplies on June 1, 2 and 3 for...

Emerson PTA Seeking Committee Leaders for 2011-2012

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 28, 2011

A big thank you to each of the parents in the Emerson community who has committed to continue serving in their current PTA roles for the 2011-2012 school year! There are still a few remaining opportunities available to get involved...

May 2-6 Is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 20, 2011

Thank you to all of the Emerson families who have donated money and teacher “wish list” items to help the Teacher Appreciation Committee make May 2-6, 2011 a wonderful week for our teachers and staff. During the week, Emerson teachers...

PTA Collecting Donations for Caraher Scholarship Fund

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 18, 2011

Last week James, a student in Mrs. Weeks's 2nd grade class, lost his father, Edward Caraher, to a heart attack. This is a very sad and difficult time for the Caraher family, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. The PTA...

Emerson Celebrates Earth Day on Wednesday, April 20

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 12, 2011

Emerson will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 20. Dress in green and meet us on the corner – we’ll all walk to school together (click here for walking schedule). All students entering the poster contest are encouraged...

PTA-REACH Sponsors Middle School Science Spectacular II Program

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 12, 2011

Sandburg Middle School is hosting Motion Minus Petro, a free hands-on energy fair, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 13. This is a PTA-REACH sponsored Science Spectacular II program for District 205 middle school students. Rotating...

Call for Entries - Earth Day Poster and Inventors Contests

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 7, 2011

Calling all artists and inventors! Join us for the second annual Earth Day poster contest and Eco-inventors contest (click here for inventors contest rules; click here for poster contest rules). Eco-inventors entries are due Monday, April 18....

Don't Miss First Annual "Emerson's Got Talent" on April 12

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 6, 2011

The PTA is thrilled to be sponsoring the first annual "Emerson’s Got Talent" program to be presented at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 12. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response and are very excited about the show! If your child is...

Charitable Committee Introduces Operation Emerson

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Apr 4, 2011

Operation Emerson is a new program created by the Emerson Charitable Committee to help in times of natural disaster or crisis. Operation Emerson will teach students about ways to help kids around the world after these disasters, helping them...

Safe Routes to School Partnership Publishes Bicycle Curricula Guide

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Mar 16, 2011

The Emerson PTA would like to inform families in our community of a new publication titled Bicycle and Pedestrian Curricula Guide: Making the Case for Bicycle and Pedestrian Youth Education released by The Safe Routes to School National...

PTA Announces First Annual Emerson's Got Talent

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Mar 9, 2011

Does your child have a special talent? Can he/she sing, dance, play an instrument or read poetry? If so, have them sign up for our First Annual “Emerson’s Got Talent” program to be held from 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesday, April...

Fannie May Order Deadline Extended to Friday, March 4

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Mar 2, 2011

The District 205 PTA Council has extended the deadline for Fannie May candy sales until Friday, March 4. All proceeds go to scholarships for York seniors – the more money that is raised, the more $750 scholarships that can be awarded. All...

Go Green! Announces Paper Recycling Challenge

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Mar 1, 2011

Emerson’s paper retrieval company, Abitibi Consolidated, has issued a “Paper Recycling Challenge”. Abitibi has offered a monetary incentive to Emerson for its recycling efforts during the month of March. We are asking all...

Emerson PTA By Laws Up for Review

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Feb 23, 2011

Click here to review the Emerson PTA 2011-2012 by laws, which will be posted here for the next 30 days and will be voted on at the April 19, 2011 PTA meeting. Please contact PTA President Michelle Albers at itsthatsimple@me.com...

Chicago Tribune Seeking Judges for Academic Scholarship Competition

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Feb 22, 2011

Chicago Tribune education editor Susan Keaton is seeking PTA members to help judge entries in the 2011 Chicago Tribune All-State Academic Team scholarship competition. Your judging will help assure that the best-qualified students and their...

Churchville PTA Seeking Committee Leaders for 2011-2012

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Feb 16, 2011

Attention Parents of Emerson 5th Graders! Churchville PTA is looking for volunteers for a number of committee positions for the 2011-2012 school year. Volunteering to lead a committee is a great way to get involved, learn what is going on at Churchville,...

Saris Announces Poster Contest for 5th Grade Students

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Feb 15, 2011

The League of Illinois Bicyclists and Active Transportation Alliance have partnered with Saris Cycling to launch a contest that asks 5th grade students to create a poster based on the theme “Bicycling is fun...and healthy too!”...

Science Olympiad Online Registration Ends Feb. 25

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Feb 14, 2011

To bring you a little closer to the science of the everyday – and sometimes not so everyday – Emerson School is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night to be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 from 6:00 to...

Experiments Announced for Emerson's Science Olympiad Fun Night

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Jan 26, 2011

Nine fun and exciting experiments (described below) have been chosen for Emerson School’s 2nd Annual Science Olympiad Fun Night to be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 14, 2011. These hands-on learning activities have been...

Community Input Sought in Superintendent Search

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Jan 13, 2011

Dear Emerson Parents, It has come to our attention through the PTA Council and the District 205 administration that parent and community input is being sought related to the search for a new superintendent. The Emerson PTA STRONGLY encourages as...

PTA Presents Emerson School Rec Nights

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Jan 11, 2011

Join us for an evening of fun and relay games at Emerson School’s Rec Nights for each grade level to be held from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on the following dates: 1st Grade: Thursday, Jan. 134th Grade: Tuesday, Jan. 18Kindergarten: Friday, Jan....

Pizza Party for Reflections Participants to Be Held Monday, Jan. 24

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Jan 11, 2011

All Emerson students who participated in the Reflections Art Appreciation program this year are invited to attend a pizza party to be held on Monday, Jan. 24. Pizza and drinks will be provided downstairs during your child’s regular lunch...

Scholastic Book Fair and Poetry Slam Coming to Emerson on Dec. 9!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Dec 6, 2010

This fun family event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 9 in the multi-purpose room. Stock up on reading materials for winter break, purchase books for your child’s classroom, and do some holiday shopping – it all...

Charitable Committee Announces Holiday Giving Opportunities

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Nov 30, 2010

Donations for Pajama Program Accepted at Dec. 10 Movie Night The Emerson PTA Charitable Committee is once again collecting pajamas to benefit The Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that provides more than 100,000 pairs of pajamas and books...

PTA Reflections Announces Students Moving on to Council Level

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Nov 30, 2010

Emerson students who participated in the 2010 Reflections Art Appreciation Program, themed "Together We Can!," had the opportunity to explore their creative, artistic sides through projects in visual art (drawing), photography, literature,...

Emerson School Hosting "A Child's Voice" Poetry Residency

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Nov 24, 2010

Emerson School will be hosting Bill Buczinsky, founder of A Child’s Voice, for a week-long poetry residency from Nov. 29-Dec. 6. A Child’s Voice focuses on helping children of all ages develop their poetic powers. The week...

Scholastic Book Fair Coming to Emerson!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Nov 17, 2010

Mark your calendars! This fun family event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 9 in the multi-purpose room. Stock up on reading materials for winter break, purchase books for your child’s classroom, and do some...

Join Us for The Shops of Emerson!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Nov 9, 2010

Looking for those lunch containers for your child's lunch box? Looking for fun and stylish jewelry, hair accessories and unique children's clothing? Looking for some amazing teacher gifts? Looking for some great hostess gifts for upcoming holiday...

PTA Council Announces New Project-Based Learning Opportunity

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 28, 2010

Jenny Kopach, science chairperson for the PTA Council, would like all schools in District 205 to know about an exciting project-based learning opportunity – the Disney Planet Challenge. This contest is perfect for the science and ecology...

UCCA Announces Annual Holiday Food Drive

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 26, 2010

The United Community Concerns Association (UCCA) gives assistance to Elmhurst school children and their families in Elmhurst, providing food baskets and food certificates at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Last year, UCCA assisted nearly 300...

Empowered Parenting Discussed At Next Emerson PTA Meeting - Monday, Nov. 15

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 26, 2010

What if there was one thing parents could do that would ensure their children were more appreciative? There is – by changing the way we give to our children! Instead of giving to our children because we have to, need to, should or must, what...

Home Delivery of Market Day Orders Now Available

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 25, 2010

We are pleased to announce that home delivery of Market Day orders is now available for the Churchville/Emerson/Fisher area! To introduce this new service, we are offering FREE local delivery on orders over $40.00 for the month of November...

Elmhurst PTA Council Presents Community Conversations with the District 205 School Board and Administration

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 16, 2010

All Elmhurst residents are invited to an informal gathering to engage in small group discussions with members of the District 205 School Board and the Superintendent and Administrative Cabinet. This gathering will take place Thursday, Nov. 2, 2010...

Community Members Sought for EEPRT Ranking Committee

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 16, 2010

District 205 currently is seeking parents and community members to serve on a 27-member Ranking Committee as part of the Elmhurst Educational Program Review Technique (EEPRT) process. Thirteen members of the committee will represent the 13 schools...

Midnight Masquerade Online Auction Is Open – Let the Bidding Begin!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 12, 2010

Has work, grandma or your toddler ever made you late for your child’s school performance, banishing you to the back row? Are you tired of getting the backs of all the parents’ heads in the pictures of your child’s performance?...

Emerson PTA Announces 2010 Reflections Art Appreciation Program

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 7, 2010

Please help your child explore their creative sides by encouraging them to participate in the 2010 Reflections Art Appreciation Program. This year's theme is "Together We Can!" When children express themselves through words, pictures, music, dance...

Karaoke Night Raises More than $3,500 for Emerson

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 7, 2010

The Emerson Social Committee wishes to thank everyone for their generous support and participation in the Emerson “Parent’s Night Out” event held Saturday, Oct. 2 at Riley’s Gathering Place. The Emerson...

District 205 Foundation Midnight Masquerade Fundraiser Is October 23

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Oct 7, 2010

Emerson School has already filled 3+ tables of supporting parents for the District 205 Foundation's fun and festive “Black and Orange Ball” to be held Oct. 23 at River Forest Country Club. Attire is cocktail or costume –...

Wednesday, October 6 is International Walk to School Day

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Sep 30, 2010

Wednesday, Oct. 6 is International Walk to School Day. Join millions of walkers from more than 40 countries who walk to teach and practice pedestrian and bicycling safety skills, enhance the health of kids, and improve air quality and the environment....

Donate Your Old Soccer Balls and Cleats for Share Your Soles

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Sep 29, 2010

The Emerson Charitable Committee is now collecting your old soccer balls and cleats for donation to Share Your Soles, which will deliver them to children around the world who don’t have soccer equipment. Look for the collection bins by the...

Waste Free Program Expanded to Include Hot Lunches

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Sep 14, 2010

To give every child an opportunity to participate in Waste Free Wednesdays, the Go Green! Committee has added an incentive for students who purchase hot lunch. Students who buy lunch on Waste Free Wednesdays (and any day!) are encouraged to bring...

Emerson Running Club Is Back!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Sep 13, 2010

Emerson Running Club is starting this week. New runners can click here to download the sign-up/permission form; the form also will be coming home with the students. We run Tuesdays and Fridays at lunch time, weather and...

Visit the Backpack Fair on Sept. 18

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Sep 6, 2010

Did you know that the weight of your child’s backpack should be no more than 15 percent of your child’s body weight? Carrying a backpack that is too heavy can lead to back, neck and shoulder pain and dysfunction. To help address this...

District PTA Council's SERG Presents Literacy Program

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Sep 6, 2010

“Working the Five Components of Literacy with Struggling Readers” will be presented from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 in the Conrad Fischer Elementary School library. The speaker for this program is Tina Cerney, instructional...

Don''t Miss Emerson Social Committees 3rd Annual Parent''s Night Out Event

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Sep 1, 2010

Come join the Emerson Social Committee for a fun evening at Riley's Gathering Place on Saturday, October 2nd at 7pm.  Your donation of $20.00 includes your wristband, 1 free raffle ticket, appetizers, karaoke, and live DJ.  Cash bar with...

Waste Free Wednesdays Start September 1

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Aug 26, 2010

Emerson PTA’s Go Green! Committee has designated September 1 as the first Waste Free Wednesday of the new school year. The first three weeks will be practice runs to get students familiar with the program. We will begin qualifying lunches...

Market Day is Back at Emerson!

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Aug 24, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Emerson is once again participating in the Market Day program. Order forms are available in the Emerson School office. Orders for September are due September 9 and will be available for pickup from 5:30 to 6:30 pm...

Driver Safety Reminders

Posted by Joan Letourneau on Aug 23, 2010

As we begin a new school year, we wanted to pass along a reminder about recent changes in the law intended to promote driver safety. As of July 22, 2010: Illinois drivers must come to a complete stop for pedestrians in all crosswalks. A...

The 2010-2011 School Year is Here!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Aug 11, 2010

As PTA president for 2010-2011, I am very excited about the events and activities we have planned for our children.  The coming school year is set to be an exciting one for Emerson. Last year we implemented several new committees and programs...

Go Green Newsletter

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on May 24, 2010

Wednesdays Free of Waste, Full of Promise On an average Wednesday, 135 Emerson students participated in Waste Free Lunch. Each Wednesday, lunch waste was reduced by approximately 30 lbs*, or more than 690 lbs over 23 weeks. If those same students...

An Amazing Year!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on May 21, 2010

Congratulations to the new board of directors for 2010-2011 who were installed at the May PTA meeting. Michelle Albers: president Kara Caforio Kara Caforio: president-elect/vice president-programs Stacy Hendron: vice president-events Jennifer...

Emerson Receives PTA Environmenal Award

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on May 20, 2010

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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd - May 7th

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 23, 2010

Emerson Teachers and Staff Rock! Teacher Appreciation Week allows the Emerson Community an opportunity to celebrate the teachers and staff who provide an educational foundation (and much, much more) to our children on a daily basis. Take a look...

Board of Directors' Nominations for 2010-2011 School Year

Posted by Karen Lien Miller on Apr 18, 2010

The nominations for the board of directors for the 2010-2011 school year are: President: Michelle Albers VP Programs/President-Elect: Kara Caforio VP Events: Stacy Hendron Treasurer: Frannie Gallagher Secretary: Jennifer Velasco The nominations...

2010-2011 Emerson PTA Positions

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 18, 2010

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to serve on the board or chair a committee for next year. Here's the list for the 2010-2011 school year. Board of Directors President: Michelle Albers Vice-President – Programs/President Elect: Kara Caforio...

Emerson Celebrates Earth Day 40th Anniversary with Two Contests

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 13, 2010

Emerson Celebrates Earth Day 40th Anniversary with Two ContestsTo celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, Emerson PTA's Go Green Committee is sponsoring two contests for students. Poster Contest, invites students to showcase...

Go Green Newsletter

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 8, 2010

Go-Green News! National Cell Phone Recycling Week is this week. We are collecting old cell phones at the drop-off bins in the hall by the office.On-going collection of batteries and ink cartridges (that fit in the palm our your hand) continues through...

Green Corner - 3.24.10

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 24, 2010

Green Corner - Turn Out Your Lights, Show Support Earth Hour 2010 is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community to pledge support and turn off lights for one hour, Earth Hour, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27. Earth...

Spring has sprung! Spring Clean-up & Perennial Cuttings Requested

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 23, 2010

Outdoor Beautification Committee – Spring Clean-up & Perennial Cuttings Requested Spring has sprung and with the change in seasons it’s time to venture outdoors once again!  This Spring we will continue our clean-up efforts...

Slate of Board of Directors and Committee Heads Almost Complete for 2010-2011 school year

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 23, 2010

We are so close to filling the PTA leadership positions for the 2010/11 school year. Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered or said “yes” when asked. Only three positions are left to fill. Please thoughtfully consider whether you...

"Read to Succeed" Participation Up 30%

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 22, 2010

“Read to Succeed” Participation Up 30% Participation in the popular “Read to Succeed” program rose 30% this year. A total of 225 students logged hours of reading to earn a free ticket to Great America. Mrs. Wenig’s...

Congratulations to Emerson Reflections Honorable Mention Recipients!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 20, 2010

Congratulations to Brian Strauch and Madilyn Maucieri - Reflections Honorable Mention Recipients! On Monday March 15th, two Emerson students received an Honorable Mention at the state level for their entries into the Reflections art appreciation...

Extra Clothes Needed at Emerson

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 18, 2010

When you clean out closets for the spring, please donate some clothes to Emerson Accidents do happen and your child may find his/herself in need of a change of clothes during the school day.  Emerson is looking for gently used pants and shirts...

Green Corner - 3.17.10

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 17, 2010

Waste-Free Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 Emerson students went doubly green this St. Patrick's day with a new record 167 waste-free lunches!  Mrs. Wenigs's class brought the most with 18 total.  Conservation Kids of the Week are Calvin C....

Spring Fling

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 16, 2010

Come and celebrate spring with fellow Emerson Eagles! Time to shake off winter! Join Emerson PTA for Spring Fling, an event for Emerson families, on will be Friday, March 19th at North Beach, 1211B Butterfield, Downers Grove from 4-6pm.  Emerson...

Green Corner - 3.10.10

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 10, 2010

Waste-Free Wednesday, March 10th:122 students brought waste-free lunchesMrs. Schaubroeck's had the most with 18 wfls (WOW!)Mrs. Wenig's was a close second with 17Conservation Kids of the week are Clayton L. (Oliver) and Santino O. (Witt)30+ pounds...

Worms, Bubbles, Bridges, and Tornados invade Emerson School!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 5, 2010

Emerson School held our first Science Olympiad Fun Night on Tuesday, February 23rd.  Approximately, 250 students grouped into teams of 4 participated in 9 events hosted by area scientists and local field experts.  94 parents and 10 teachers...

Green Corner - 2.25.10

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 25, 2010

Waste-Free Wednesday February 10th was a  record setting Waste-Free Wednesday with:157 waste-free lunches (WOW!)Mrs. Wenig's class was the new class winner with 16 wfls.37.5 pounds of garbage went to the dumpConservation Kids of the Week are...

Crayon Drive!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 25, 2010

Crayon Drive! Emerson PTA's Go-Green Comittee is assisting Churchville 7th grader (and former Emerson student) Jessica Heinz, as she participates in a Churchville community service project by collecting and donating crayons for SCARCE.  Old...

Green Corner - 2.8.10

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 8, 2010

Waste-Free Wednesdays January 20th waste-free lunch stats. are as follows: 135 students brought a waste-free lunch Mrs. Schaubroeck's class had the most with 14 wfls 62.5 pounds of garbage went to the dump Conservation Kids of the Week were Ryan...

Proposed District 205 Budget Cuts: Make Sure Your Voice is Heard

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 5, 2010

Proposed District 205 Budget Cuts: Make Sure Your Voice is Heard At its regular workshop meeting on January 12, the school board received an overview of the district¹s five-year financial forecast. According to district administrators, growing...

Save the Date: Summer Recreation Open House

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 5, 2010

SAVE THE DATE Elmhurst District 205 - SUMMER RECREATION OPEN HOUSE February 18th, 6 to 8 pm You are invited to attend the 8th Annual Summer Recreation Open House sponsored by Elmhurst District 205 PTA.  All parents in Elmhurst and neighboring...

Emerson Rec Nights Are Here

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 25, 2010

Feel like winter has you stuck indoors?!?!  Emerson Rec Nights Are Coming.  Check out below for specific grade information. ...

SERG Presentation - Parent Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting - 1.21.10 - 7:00pm

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 20, 2010

Parent Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting Presented by Meg Schnoor, Assistant Superintendant for Student Services Thursday, January 21st, 7:00 to 9:00 pm District 205 Center 162 S. York, Elmhurst, Room 216 *****Join us for networking from 6:30...

Upcoming PTA Conference this January 20th from 6:30 - 9:30pm in Villa Park

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 11, 2010

Illinois PTA Conference: The Amazing Race....Our Journey Through the PTA is open to the public this coming January 20th, 2010 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Jefferson Middle School - 255 W. Vermont, Villa Park. For more information including topics and speakers...

Green Corner - 1.7.10

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 7, 2010

Waste-Free Wednesday, December 16th The Wednesday before break we hit a new high with 146 waste-free lunch participants. YES! Mrs. Schaubroeck's class had the most - 17 WFLs. Other classes participating strongly were: Mrs.Simon - 13; Phillips...

Save those Used Greeting Cards

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Dec 17, 2009

Emerson Charitable Committee is collecting used greeting cards for the St. Jude's Ranch for Children. St. Jude's Ranch rescues abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths from the vicious cycle of child abuse. They...

Emerson Addition Open House Featured in The Doings

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Dec 16, 2009

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Reflections program a huge success!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Dec 15, 2009

Nice job Emerson! You did an incredible job this year for Reflections, with 106 entries turned in. That is a big increase from last year which was 45. As always, the 2nd grade put their full effort into the program and turned in 53 projects. WOW!...

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Dec 14, 2009

As we come to the end of 2009, it’s amazing to reflect on how much the Emerson PTA has accomplished in less than four months: Art and Music AppreciationAssembly - Emerald City Theatre Company Book FairBox Tops for EducationCoat Drive for local...

New to Emerson - Purchase Elmhurst Scholar Dollars through the Emerson PTA!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Dec 14, 2009

Supporting the Emerson PTA is as easy as 1-2-3! 1.  Order Elmhurst City Scholar Dollars 2.  Use Scholar Dollars to shop at many of the local Elmhurst businesses, give them as birthday gifts or treat yourself! 3.  The Emerson PTA...

Green Corner - 12.10.09

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Dec 10, 2009

Waste-Free Wednesday, December 9th:121 students brought waste-free lunches this week - an increase of 33 over last week, and tied with our record high.Garbage weight was a little heavier than normal due to a very unpopular hot...

Emerson's Science Olympiad Experiments are sure to be a hit this February!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Dec 4, 2009

Nine fun and exciting experiments have been chosen for Emerson’s Science Olympiad to be held on February 23, 2010 from 6:15 to 8:00 pm. These hands-on learning activities have been chosen to spark the imagination and illuminate the world of...

Emerson Treak or Treat for UNICEF Results - Truly Amazing

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Dec 1, 2009

Trick or Treat for UNICEF A huge thank you to everyone who participated in Trick or Treat for UNICEF this year.  From the boxes that had a few coins in them, to the $200 or so we made at Family Fun Night, to the kids who gave their allowances,...

Green Corner - 11.19.09

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Nov 19, 2009

GREEN CORNER Waste-Free Wednesdays: Emerson students have just participated in their fifth Waste-Free Lunch period. This week, 120 students packed a waste-free lunch, and  Mrs. Schaubroeck's class once again had the most per classroom. Our...

Green Corner

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Nov 12, 2009

Waste Free Lunch StatsOver the last four weeks, an average of 100 students -- or one-fourth of students eligible -- have participated in Waste Free Wednesdays. This week, Mrs. Schaubroeck's class had the most waste free lunches with 13. Eagle...

Emerson PTA meeting on Monday, November 16 in the new art room

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Nov 10, 2009

Get an advance look at the new addition as we host the next Emerson PTA meeting on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the new art room. Enter through the main entrance, then head upstairs to the new addition. Look for signs directing you to the...

Change is in the air this year…

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Nov 10, 2009

As anticipated, the construction of the new addition has forced us to be a bit creative this year in the way we offer some of our traditional programs. Turns out, change has been good. I’ve heard very positive feedback about hosting our fall...

Emerson Sprit Wear Has Arrived

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Nov 9, 2009

The Emerson PTA is pleased to roll out its Emerson Spirit Wear program for the 2009-2010 school year.  With new logos and a revitalized product offering, we are sure you will find quite a few items to help show your Emerson pride! Offering...

Save the Date: Emerson Open House – Friday, December 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Nov 9, 2009

The new addition is complete…so it’s time to celebrate. Join us for the Emerson Open House where you’ll get a chance to tour the new space, enjoy refreshments and get a jump on your holiday shopping. New addition – tour...

Emerson Supports the UCC Holiday Food Drive

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Nov 8, 2009

Please help support the 32nd annual United Community Concerns Association Holiday Food Drive.  We have shown that the Emerson community is very generous.  Please support those in need.  UCC provides assistance to families and seniors...

UCCA Invites You to "Art in the Evening: Food for Life"

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Nov 2, 2009

United Community Concerns Association (UCCA) is an organization that helps only Elmhurst residents and is not affiliated with the schools.  It is the same organization that has the food drive that starts in the schools today and runs through...

PTA Community Forum Meeting with the District 205 School Board and Administration

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 28, 2009

The Elmhurst PTA Council will be hosting the annual joint meeting with the District 205 Board of Education and School Administration.  In keeping with both the PTA Council and the Elmhurst School Board’s shared goal of enhancing two-way...

Make this Halloween a Safe One

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 26, 2009

Elmhurst's Halloween Trick or Treat Hours - Saturday, October 31st from 3:30pm - 7:30pm Outlined below is some Trick or Treat safety information.  We wish you a wonderful, safe Halloween - Emerson PTA.  Pedestrian Safety Tips for Halloween...

Emerson Family Fun Night

Posted by System on Oct 26, 2009

Get your costumes ready for a fun evening of family entertainment. Emerson PTA presents Emerson Family Fun Night: Friday, October 30th, 2009 5:30 to 7:30 pm Churchville Middle School (155 Victory Pkwy, Elmhurst) While our school addition is finished,...

Emerson Coat Drive a Success

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 23, 2009

Thanks to everyone who donated coats and other winter gear to the Emerson Coat Drive last week.  Our response was tremendous and 100’s of coats were distributed into the community to help needy families in Elmhurst and nearby areas. ...

Help the Emerson Beautification Committee Spread Mulch

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 21, 2009

Spread the Effort!  Spread the Pride!  Spread the Mulch! Emerson’s Outdoor Beautification Committee is looking for volunteers this Sunday afternoon to help in our continuing efforts as we spread mulch in the recently planted areas...

Fall is in Full Swing

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 20, 2009

We need your help. The Emerson Family Fun Night is set for October 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the gyms at Churchville Middle School. Donations for Prizes: Please drop off items in the school office by Thursday, October 29. - Small prepackaged...

League of Women Voters to Address School District 205 Issues

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 14, 2009

League of Women Voters to Address School District 205 IssuesThe League of Women Voters of Elmhurst (LWV) will hold a public meeting on Elmhurst School District 205 issues Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Elmhurst Public Library.Topics will...

Help Support the 2nd Annual Emerson Coat Drive

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 8, 2009

2nd Annual Emerson Coat Drive Clean out those closets this weekend!  After much success last year we are once again collecting clean coats, jackets and all winter gear (hats, gloves, snow pants, boots) for adults and children to distribute...

SERG Presentation - Resource, Instructional, and Everything in Between: The Special Education Environments in District 205

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 6, 2009

SERG Presents - Resource, Instructional, and Everything in Between:  The Special Education Environments in District 205.  SASED will also give an overview of the services it provides to students in District 205.    Speaker...

Emerson Family Fun Night is Around the Corner

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 5, 2009

Come and join fellow Emerson families for a fun, free evening of family entertainment.  Friday, October 30th, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm @ Churchville Middle School – two gyms.  For more information, click here. ...

Support Your Children's Creative Side - the 2009-2010 Reflections Theme - Beauty Is...

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 4, 2009

Encourage the Arts:Does your child love to draw?  Do they write silly or sweet stories on their own? If so, they will love the Reflections program. This nationally organized program allows children to express themselves through words,...

Emerson Running Club is Starting Up!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 3, 2009

Emerson Running Club will be starting up again this fall.  Weather permitting, the children will be running during lunch recess on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Children will earn a "foot" for every mile they run!  Click here to download...

We're Off to a Great Start

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Oct 1, 2009

Barely a month into the school year, and the Emerson PTA has so many accomplishments under its belt. At our first PTA meeting on September 21, the 2009/2010 Emerson PTA budget was approved, paving the way for even more exciting events and programs...

District 205 Hosts Safety Summit at York Community High School

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Sep 25, 2009

On Wednesday, October 7, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will host a Safety Summit for parents at York Community High School. Parents will have access to numerous safety professionals including representatives from Elmhurst Police and...

Join Emerson's NEW! Outdoor Beautification Committee

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Sep 21, 2009

Have a green thumb?  Landscaping expertise?  Or merely an appreciation for the outdoors and interest in improving our school campus?  Emerson’s Outdoor Beautification Committee will be kicking off our efforts in the next week! ...

New Illinois Text and Phone Laws Effect School Speed Zones

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Sep 21, 2009

Governor Quinn Signs Bill To Ban Texting While Driving, New Legislation Will Save Lives on Roads in Illinois Released August 09, 2009 from Chicago Press Release Services Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill today at Northeastern Illinois University...

2009-2010 Emerson Budget to be Approved at September 21st PTA Meeting

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Sep 16, 2009

At the beginning of each school year, the Emerson PTA will present a proposed budget for the coming school year.  The budget contains anticipated expenses and income associated with the various committees and programs that is supported by the...

Emerson Continues to Exceed District Projections

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Sep 10, 2009

At the Board of Education meeting on September 8, the administration of Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 shared updated student enrollment data collected from the first six days of school. The District enrollment has increased to 8,150...

SAVE THE DATE: Emerson Parents' Night Out - Friday, September 11

Posted by Karen Lien Miller on Aug 12, 2009

Mark your calendars for the second annual Emerson Parent's Night Out on Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at Fitz's Lanes (formerly Seven Ten). While this isn't a PTA-sponsored event, all proceed are donated to the PTA. It's a fun way to contribute...

Looking Ahead to a New Year

Posted by Karen Lien Miller on Aug 11, 2009

Emerson’s new construction is well underway just in time to house our growing student population. The Emerson PTA is going to be very creative this year to continue to offer a full slate of activities and events in the space available. Now...

Charitable Outreach Committee Needs You

Posted by Karen Lien Miller on Aug 11, 2009

Last year was the first for our Charitable Outreach Committee and we completed some great projects. In planning for our second year, we need your ideas for new projects that will energize your children to participate. Several of our projects from...

Help Wanted: School Tool Boxes

Posted by Karen Lien Miller on Aug 11, 2009

The PTA needs extra hands to help sort and distribute School Tool Boxes. It won't take much time. Meet at the Emerson gym on Friday, August 14 at 10 a.m. For safety, no kids allowed becuase of construction. ...

Vote Now! Emerson's Very Special Person Nominations

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on May 15, 2009

Very Special Person Award Every year, the Emerson PTA elects a "Very Special Person" (VSP) who is honored at the end of the year awards assembly. This year's assembly will be held in the gymnasium on June 16th at 9am. Historically, the VSP has...

Spring Sneaker Drive!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on May 3, 2009

Grab All Your Old Sneakers and Bring 'Em to Emerson! We hope you have been saving your well-worn sneakers for the Go-Green committee's sneaker drive for NIKE beginning Monday, May 4th. A special box for this week-long drive will be located on the...

Look out for School Supply Order Forms this Friday, May 1st!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 29, 2009

School Supply Boxes The Emerson PTA provides a wonderful service to parents and students during the month of May.  Teachers have finalized the school supply lists for the upcoming year and the PTA has contracted with School Tool Box to create...

2009-2010 Nominations for the Emerson PTA Executive Board

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 25, 2009

We are pleased to report the 2009-2010 nominations for the Emerson PTA Board.  The slate will stand for 30 days prior to board installation at the next PTA Meeting. President Karen Lien-MillerVice President - Programs/President Elect Michelle...

B.R.A.G. and Book Fair!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 25, 2009

On Thursday, April 30 from 5:30-7pm, Emerson Elementary will host an open house B.R.A.G evening where you and your child(ren) can visit the school and "brag" about all the fun and educational experiences they have had throughout the school year. ...

2009-2010 Nominations for the Emerson PTA Executive Board

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 25, 2009

Attention Emerson Membership We are pleased to report the 2009-2010 nominations for the Emerson PTA Board.  The slate will stand for 30 days prior to board installation at the next PTA Meeting. PresidentKaren Lien-MillerVice President - President...

Experience the excitement of Pinewood Derby Car Racing!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 24, 2009

Come watch the scouts of Cub Scout Pack 61 compete in this annual car race on Saturday, May 2nd from 11am-2pm.  Pinewood Derby gives boys the chance to take a block of wood and turn it into a cool car which they race against one another. ...

Help the Emerson PTA make a difference!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 21, 2009

We Need You! You know how excited the children are to see you at school.  The bright, smiling faces who wave (and sometimes scream) hello when you visit the school for the many events or volunteer in the classroom.  These are the children...

Catch a Great Game and Support the Emerson PTA!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 17, 2009

Come and join Churchville, Emerson and Conrad Fischer families on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:11pm and see the White Sox vs. Twins at U.S. Cellular!  You can pick your seats based on your budget and preference.  Get a group together and help...

Emerson Running Club

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Apr 17, 2009

Dust off those running shoes!  Now that spring is here, we are happy to introduce the Emerson Running Club.  On Tuesday and Fridays through the end of the year, Emerson students grades 1-5 are welcome to join the Emerson PTA and run, run,...

Say Hello to Spring!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 21, 2009

2nd Trimester Student Progress Reports (SPRs) are out, Spring Break is just around the corner, and we are on well on our way into the 3rd and last trimester of the year.  How quickly time flies! In the PTA world, we continue to offer the programs...

PTA - Parent Enrichment - Celebrate Calm - Kirk Martin!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 20, 2009

Emerson, Field and Hawthorne PTAs are very excited to present Kirk Martin who will be presenting to our membership on Monday, March 23rd from 7-9pm at Field Elementary Auditorium.  Kirk Martin is a published author and part of Celebrate! Calm...

Emerson Eagles Go the Distance at the Annie Ryan Fun Run

Posted by Karen Lien Miller on Mar 17, 2009

Want your child to be part of “kids helping kids?” Sign up for the Emerson Eagles team running in the 10th annual Annie Ryan Run benefiting the Midwest Children’s Brain Tumor Center on Sunday, May 17. Choose either the 1-mile...

District 205 Chess Tournament - Registration Deadline March 13th!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 10, 2009

ATTENTION EMERSON CHESS PLAYERS District 205 Chess Tournament is March 18 All boys and girls ages 2nd grade through 5th grade are invited to participate in the 13th Annual District 205 Chess Tournament, which will be held on Wednesday,...

District 205 Science Curriculum Parent Survey!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Mar 9, 2009

Please Help!   A few short minutes will help impact our children's future science curriculum. Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is currently undergoing a study of its science curriculum in all grades.  As part of this process...

Come and join us for the Emerson Parent's Night Out!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 25, 2009

Join fellow Emerson parents at Seven Ten Lanes on Saturday, March 7th from 7:30pm - 10:30pm.  Come on out, get to know some of your children's friend's parents and bowl the night away!  The cost of the event is $35.00 per person in advance,...

Get Active at Family Fitness Night!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 23, 2009

Churchville Middle School is hosting a Family Fitness Night for Churchville, Conrad Fischer and Emerson students this coming Wednedsay, March 4th from 6:30pm-8:00pm!  This is a wonderful opportunity to visit our middle school, find out what...

Emerson Staff Rises to Unexpected Challenge

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 12, 2009

On Thursday morning the Emerson PTA thanked the Emerson staff for their quick and calm response to the threat that occurred at our school this past Tuesday, February 10th. As a token of appreciation, the Emerson PTA sponsored breakfast at this week's...

Emerson Students Helping Our Military - One Solder at a Time

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 9, 2009

In honor of Joe Vanek, a former Emerson student who was killed in the line of duty in Iraq in 2007, the Emerson Charitable Committee is currently collecting donations for Military Care Packages.  Parent leaders are working collectively with...

Family Fun Night is Just Around the Corner

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 8, 2009

Please join the PTA for its 2nd Annual Family Fun Night Emerson students are welcome to come and skate the afternoon away compliments of the Emerson PTA. Admission, Skate Rental, Cookies and Hot Cocoa complimentary! Date:  Sunday, February...

Emerson Celebrates National Green Week with its 2nd Waste Free Lunch!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 6, 2009

On Thursday, February 5th, Emerson Elementary took part in its' 2nd Waste Free Lunch Day.  The children were excited to report that Emerson reduced its' lunchroom waste by 35%.  For more information on the Waste Free lunch program and...

Our New Look!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Feb 4, 2009

Welcome to our New Look!  We started the school year with a goal to improve our email distribution system and redesign our Emerson PTA website.  The Distribution System was implemented in November of 2008.  After a few short months,...

Support the PTA, Order Market Day!

Posted by System on Feb 3, 2009

Please help support the PTA by ordering through Market Day!  The PTA receives a percentage of every order. The money received helps to support the classroom, assemblies and events that we offer to students, staff and parents throughout the...

Emerson's Book Fair a Huge Success

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 30, 2009

WOW!  What a wonderful turnout for the Book Fair Safari on January 23rd.  Thank you to all the Emerson Families who came out in support of this event.  We increased our sales and thus our profit exponentially this year.  The...

Reflections Rocked in 2008

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 29, 2009

PTA Reflections a Huge Success! Congratulations to all artists who participated in this national art program! We had 46 students enter projects and 16 of those were selected to be showcased during a York High School banquet. From those 16 students,...

Happy New Year!

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 5, 2009

Welcome back to Emerson! Just prior to our Holiday Break, we were thrilled to hear that the District 205 School Board, under the advisement of Superintendent Dr. Lynn Krizic, approved the 5 classroom addition to Emerson Elementary.  The addition...

We're Off to a Great Start

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 1, 1900

Barely a month into the school year, and the Emerson PTA has so many accomplishments under its belt. At our first PTA meeting on September 21, the 2009/2010 Emerson PTA budget was approved, paving the way for even more exciting events and programs...

Change is in the air this year…

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 1, 1900

As anticipated, the construction of the new addition has forced us to be a bit creative this year in the way we offer some of our traditional programs. Turns out, change has been good. I’ve heard very positive feedback about hosting our fall...

Emerson PTA meeting on Monday, November 16 in the new art room

Posted by Vanessa Cowhey on Jan 1, 1900

Get an advance look at the new addition as we host the next Emerson PTA meeting on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the new art room. Enter through the main entrance, then head upstairs to the new addition. Look for signs directing you to the...

President's message

A special thank you to The Vitogiannis Family for providing lunch for our Emerson staff and teachers last week for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Everyone raved about it!  If you’d like to try it for yourself here is their address in... Continue »

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