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There is a PTA meeting tonight at 7pm in the library. Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 11/13/18




Audience: PTA

The Emerson Parent Social Committee invites you to join us for Parent's Night Out this Friday, November 16th at 8:00 at Fitz’s Pub.  Come out for a fun night and mingle with other Emerson parents before the Thanksgiving Break! 
*this is not a PTA sponsored event
 
Also, mark your calendars for these upcoming events!!!
 
January 14th -  Emerson Ice Skating Party at the Edge Ice Arena 1-3pm 
*Kiddos have the day off from school so come out and ice skate with your friends!!  This is a Free Event for students and family members.  Bring your own ice skates if you have them….skate rental is free, but the rink may not have enough skates or sizes to accommodate everyone.
 
February 8th -  Emerson Trivia Night 
*Join us for Emerson’s 2nd Annual Parents Trivia Night Fundraiser.  The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus and includes a trivia competition, raffles, silent auction, and the opportunity to socialize with Emerson parents.  More information to come in the upcoming weeks. 

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 11/13/18




Audience: PTA

Purchase your 2018/2019 yearbook by November 30th, and TreeRing will give you a 5% discount. Click here for instructions on how order yours today!

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 11/13/18




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MAKE THE RIGHT CALL…
JOIN FELLOW EMERSON DADS FOR THE INAUGURAL “BALD EAGLES” FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE SENNETT FAMILY

BEARING DOWN FOR THE SENNETTS
WHEN: 12/02/2018 11AM-4PM
WHERE: KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ELMHURST
WHAT: BEARS VS GIANTS VIEWING PARTY (NOON KICK) 

$40 donation at the door, food will be provided. 
Please RSVP to Jason.Judycki@gmail.com  by Nov 26th. Reach out for additional details.

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 11/13/18




Audience: PTA

The annual book fair will be held in the gym this Thursday from 3:00-4:30 and 6:00-8:00.  Grab your neighbors and friends and come out to get some great books and help support Emerson.  Don’t forget the teacher wish list table where kids can purchase a book for their teacher’s classroom - a sticker will be placed inside the cover with your child’s name.

 

If you miss the book fair you can still shop by visiting the online book fair!!  Simply go to Emerson's Online Fair to order online.

If you have not had a chance to sign up to volunteer and would like to, we still have some openings in the evening. Just click here to sign up.

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 10/2/18




Audience: PTA

Join us on Friday, October 26 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Emerson for fun games, activities, music, and a costume parade for each grade!
This year, we are bringing back the Haunted House! Please email Maggie De La Cruz mdlc5@icloud.com and Veronica Lopez volivarez.lopez@gmail.com if you have any spooky supplies or decorations that you can donate.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up on 10/25 after school.

Please help us make the event a success by donating an item such as candy or game supplies for the event. Sign up here.

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 10/2/18




Audience: PTA

Mark your calendars for this school year's first Eat and Earn at Currito on Wednesday, September 12th. You can stop in between 10:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Mention you are there for the Emerson fundraiser or show this flyer and 20% of your purchase will go back to our school!!

Currito is located at 272 N. York Street

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 9/4/18




Audience: PTA

Come out and join us for an “All Skate” to celebrate the start of the school year! 
When: Wednesday September 5th
Time: 6-8 PM
Where: Lombard Roller Rink - 201 West 22nd Street

This event is sponsored by the PTA with money raised from last year’s Trivia Night, and we will have the rink to ourselves! Skate rental is not included and is available for $4.

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 8/28/18




Audience: PTA

Come join us for an evening of math learning activities. Explore 6 hands-on stations with 3 levels at each station.  All learning levels are welcome – kindergarten through fifth grade. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30 pm at Emerson. Hope we can count you in!

This event is for current Emerson students and students must be accompanied by an adult. 
Please click here to RSVP for your family. 

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 8/28/18




Audience: PTA

Calling All Ladies!! The Emerson Parent Social Committee invites you to join us for Mom’s Night Out.  Thank you in advance to all the hosts!
 
K - Thursday 9/27 Hosted by Jana Kalkowski and Mary Beth Iveljic
   RSVP to janabyham@yahoo.com
1st - Tuesday 9/11 - Hosted by Carrie Kaufmann, Jennifer Witts, Lisa Wormer and Angela Hedworth 
   RSVP to carriehkaufmann@gmail.com
2nd - Thursday 9/6 - Hosted by Kai MacNicol and Sarah Porterfield 
   RSVP to kscebu2117@yahoo.com
3rd - Wednesday 10/10 - Hosted by Laura Wise and Sheri Styczen 
   RSVP to laurawise1@yahoo.com
4th - Wednesday 10/3 - Hosted by Sandra Formento 
   RSVP to mariotini@hotmail.com
5th - Thursday 9/20 - Hosted by Kate Melzer and Lisa Poczatek 
   RSVP to kate.melzer@hotmail.com
 
•  All events will start at 7:30 PM

  • Please RSVP to the hostess for more specific details
  • Suggested $10 donation to support Emerson PTA programs

* Not a PTA sponsored event

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 8/28/18




Audience: PTA

Calling all bookworms! 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 and with the help of their parents. Then, towards the end of the semester, students will meet by grade level and discuss the book during recess. We will give the students the tools to thoughtfully read and discuss books with their peers, and they will learn to contribute with confidence.  Lifelong love of reading begins with enjoying and thinking about what you've read, and that is what our program is all about!  Please note: the registration deadline is Sept 7.

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 8/21/18




Audience: PTA

The Emerson Spirit Wear on-line site is open!
New this year - The on-line store will be open year round, with select times for free shipping!  Orders placed through 9/1 will be shipped free, and distributed to your child at school. These purchases help support the Emerson PTA, and are great way to show your Emerson school spirit!

 

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 8/21/18




Audience: PTA

 

Join the PTA for an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 14th from 3:30 - 4:30 in the multi-purpose room. It's a great chance to catch up with old friends and celebrate the end of summer.  This year, you and your child can go to your child's classroom to meet your child's teacher and also drop off your school supplies during this time!

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 8/6/18




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Opening Day Coffee will be on the first day of school August 15th (8:15-10:00 a.m. and 12:30-2:00) and will be held in the Library.  This will allow you time to mingle with other Emerson parents and give you the opportunity to sign up to help with the many different programs and events Emerson has to offer to all of our students!  Room Parent sign-up sheets will also be available.  You will have another opportunity to sign up at Curriculum Night if you are unable to attend the Opening Coffee Day.

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 8/6/18




Audience: PTA

 

We have some great opportunities to get involved and head up the following committees! Feel free to grab a friend to co-chair one of these committees with you if you'd like! If you are interested, please contact Beth Diviacchi at bdiviacchi@gmail.com

 

- Go Green - Lead the committee to help plan and coordinate programs and events to build environmental awareness and promote conservation among Emerson students and their families.

 

 

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 8/6/18




Audience: PTA

 

September 18th 7:00 p.m. in the Library

October 16th 8:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room

November 13th 7:00 p.m. in the Library

January 15th 8:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room

February 19th 8:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room

March 19th 8:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room

April 16th 8:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room

May 14th 7:00 p.m. in the Library

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Posted by: Laura Yates
Published: 8/6/18




Audience: PTA

 

The nominating committee submits the following nominations for officers of the Emerson PTA for the 2018 year.

 

  • President - Beth Diviacchi
  • Vice President - Laura Wise
  • Vice President of Communications - Laura Yates
  • Vice President Ways and Means - Kristen Gryglas
  • Secretary - Tina Jordanoff
  • Treasurer - Dina Bradford
  • VP Social - Kate Melzer
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Posted by: Julia Kanouse
Published: 4/21/18




Audience: PTA

The following positions are open for the 2018 - 2019 school year:

 

  • LRC Coordinator - The Chair will volunteer his or her time to help shelve books in the library there is not set schedule  the library appreciates any time you can give! You will also be asked at times to send out a group email to the committee members who signed up to help in the library asking if they have time to stop in and shelve books.
  • Yearbook - The committee chairs will coordinate yearbook committee members to take pictures of different events being held at the school as well as some off site events like band and orchestra nights. You and your committee members will also work closely with the Yearbook Club which is made up of 5th grade students who participate in the design and production of our school yearbook. You do not need any prior experience or need to have a 5th grade student to help chair this committee.
  • PTA Council Scholarship Fundraising Coordinator-This role entails getting email communication to the school’s PTA newsletter highlighting events (2 fundraisers and the Fannie May candy sale), distributing Fannie May candy sale catalogues to the school (1 per family), and reading and scoring York seniors’ applications for the PTA Council scholarship (open to all college bound York seniors). All of the above jobs can be done on your own time in the time frame given and can flexibly work into your schedule. You are not required to be at the fundraisers.
  • School Board Representative - This person will attend School Board Meetings and relay and important information back to the Emerson PTA members at our meetings or to the President of the PTA.  If you can’t attend some of the meetings you can always view it online or look at the minutes posted on the District 205 website after the meetings.

  • Summer Camp Open House -  This person will be the Emerson Rep at the Open House held in February. You will be asked to attend one or two planning meetings and possibly be assigned a job to do on your own time as well as attend the Open House and donate an hour or two of your time on that evening.

     

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Posted by: Julia Kanouse
Published: 3/14/18




Audience: PTA

The 2nd Annual Emerson School Talent Showcase will return on Friday, February 23, 2018.  

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm:  Kick-Off Meeting in the school gym.  Students are required to perform a sample of their act. NEW THIS YEAR:  Family acts are welcome.  If students wish to have their parent(s) perform on stage with them, this year they can! Attendance is mandatory.  Students will be allowed to leave after they show the sample of their act.  

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm:  Dress Rehearsal in the school gym.  Attendance is mandatory and students are required to stay the entire time.

 

Friday, February 23, 2018 - Talent Showcase - Call time & Show time TBD 

 

Anyone interested in participating must turn in an Entry Form by Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

 

Additional information & the Entry Form can be found on here.  Questions can be emailed to Marisa Costa - mcosta88@comcast.net

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Posted by: Julia Kanouse
Published: 12/5/17




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Approved meeting minutes from the September PTA meeting are now available.  Click here to read.

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Posted by: Julia Kanouse
Published: 10/18/17




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REACH PTA 

Please take a moment to review the meeting minutes from the first REACH PTA meeting of the year held on September 15th, which have been posted on the website  http://www.elmhurst205.org/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1253769094522  We have confirmed the date of our first parent informational meeting for October 2nd (see below). In addition the goals and objectives have been added to the website. 

 

REACH PTA Distribution List

If you would like to receive information from the REACH PTA, please visit the REACH PTA website and click the link under the section STAY INFORMED. 

 

October 2nd: REACH INFORMATIONAL MEETING 
Parents please join us for a REACH information meeting Monday, October 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Sandburg Middle School auditorium. Invited speaker is Deborah Lee, District Coordinator for Professional Learning–REACH. The presentation will cover a program overview, identification, expectations, appeals, and more.  There will be an added focus on those families new to REACH. In addition, experienced REACH parents will be on hand for a Q&A session to address  parent questions and/or concerns. This program is open to all parents including second grade parents wanting to learn more about the program. 

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Posted by: Julia Kanouse
Published: 9/27/17




Audience: PTA

Emerson Elementary School Directory is Going Green! Our school directory will be on-line this year instead of a printed paper copy distributed to families. This directory will include all family, student and staff contact information for Emerson Elementary School. The website is called Directory Spot and can be accessed via the internet or free mobile app. See below for easy instructions on how to create an account for yourself and access the directory. Please note that users have been given access based on the e-mail on file with the school through the registration process.  

Step 1: Click on the link in the e-mail received from Directory Spot (be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don't see it). Create a password for your account.  All users should have received an e-mail from Directory Spot on 9/12/17. If you did not receive an e-mail or cannot create an account with your e-mail, please contact Vanitha Lanoue at vanitha.nama@att.net.

Step 2:  Login to your account via the website.  The information is organized by family, teacher, grade and class.  

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Step 3: Download the mobile app “Directory Spot” and log in to your account. The information is slightly condensed here and available by families or teachers.  There is also quick access to our Emerson school calendar! 

Demo video: https://youtu.be/0qA9vRddQd4. Note:  If you already have an account set up for another school, you can use the same login and password and now access Emerson’s directory as well! 

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Posted by: Julia Kanouse
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: PTA

The proposed budget for the 2017 - 2018 school year can be found here.  The budget will be voted on at the September 19th PTA meeting, taking place at 7:00 pm in the Emerson Library.  If you have any questions or comments prior to then, please contact PTA President, Kristie Szejner, at kristie_01@msn.com or PTA Treasurer, Dina Bradford, at dinabradford@gmail.com

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Posted by: Julia Kanouse
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: PTA

Calling all bookworms! All 1st-5th grade students are invited to join the Junior Book Club program. Each grade level will read a book over the course of the semester, on their own and with the help of their parents. Towards the end of the semester, students will meet by grade level and discuss the book during recess. We will give the students the tools to thoughtfully read and discuss books with their peers, and they will learn to contribute with confidence. 

Program Details
Students will obtain the selection for their grade level in September. They will read the book until November, at which point they will meet with us and learn to discuss the book they’ve read!
The program will repeat with a new book selection in January, with a book discussion occurring in March.
 
Enrollment Information
If you are interested in your child joining our program, please send an email with the subject line “Junior Book Club" to Zahra Suratwala at zahra140@gmail.com. Be sure to include your child’s name, grade level, and teacher’s name. If you have any questions, please let Zahra know. Please note: the registration deadline is Sept 4.  

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Posted by: Julia Kanouse
Published: 8/23/17