Letter from Jerry
As an “Emerald” Green School, we have always focused attention on our role as global citizens and stewards of our local and global environment. One of the big dates among many in our eight weeks of remaining school is Earth Day, next Tuesday, April 22nd.
As you may have heard, and can read more about below, ESPO is using Earth Day week as the official launch of our Anti-Idling initiative. With just a little bit of attention and the turn of a key, we can make the air your children breathe at Emerson safer and cleaner. What better time to make this conscious effort than these beautiful days to come when we can open the car window, turn off the engine, and enjoy the fresh air.
ESPO is also sponsoring another Earth-friendly initiative at our Passport to the World celebration next Friday. There will be a strategic effort to reduce the amount of waste generated at the event, and all plates and cups will be compostable. You are encouraged to help out by using only materials that you need and sorting your trash accordingly.
Thanks to ESPO for their forward thinking and the dedication it takes to shepherd these ideas into action.
See you at Passport to the World next Friday.
Head of School
All School News
Passport to the World in One Week
Friday, April 25, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
- In an effort to be good world citizens, we will be using compostable paper plates and glasses. Five gallon containers of water will replace individual bottles, and families are encouraged to bring their own water bottle. Students can have their passport stamped on a special designed page for bringing their own water bottle and being a good citizen.
- Families are asked to bring a dish (sweet or savory) to share at our international food festival. Many families write a story about the food they bring to be put on display. A special table with food prepared by families of children with allergies will be available.
- Please consider carpooling to be a good world citizen and maximize the number of parking spaces for families.
- Be a volunteer. This is a massive undertaking that doesn’t work without everyone’s support.
+ See openings and volunteer.
Thank you to ESPO for coordinating this wonderful event for the Emerson community.
Anti-Idling Initiative Kicks Off Monday
- Don’t idle while you’re waiting for Lenny to send you to the curb.
Lines of idling cars produce the ideal scenario for maximum exposure to harmful pollutants. It’s fine to allow some distance between your car and the car in front of you while you wait: you won’t get to your child any later.
- If you’re stopped for more than 10 seconds, turn it off!
Idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel than restarting your engine. Whether you’re dropping off your kids at school or using the ATM, if you’re stopped for more than 10 seconds, turn your car off!
- Idling pollutes
Idling one car for five minutes per day can emit as many as 25 pounds of harmful air pollutants and 260 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, a primary greenhouse gas.
Blood Drive Needs 20+ More Donors
April 29, 2pm – 7:30pm
Pizza Lunch Volunteers Needed
Come join parents in the Emerson Kitchen serving Pizza Lunch to your kids and their friends! We need volunteers for many Fridays in April, May and June. Thank you for your support of this popular fundraiser at Emerson.
+ Sign up online or email Maureen Kachman.
Re-Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards
You can earn money for Emerson every time you shop at Kroger, but you need to re-enroll every year and now is the time.
Lower School News
2nd and 3rd Grade Art Music Night
Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00pm
The program should last about one hour. This is a change from the original calendar due to the Passport-to-the-World event scheduled for Friday, April 25. Every child will have an important part, so we would like all second and third grade students to attend. Look for a letter with more details after the break.
Help Hang Artwork
Hanging all of the artwork for Art Music Night is a major undertaking, but a lot of fun. Amy Woodruff is leading the charge and needs your help.
+ Volunteer to help prep
K and 1st Grade Art and Music Sharing Time
Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00pm
Happy Birthday Emerson! The Kindergarten and First Grade classes are celebrating Emerson’s 40th birthday on Tuesday, April 29th. Family members are welcome to join the “party!” Students will share their music in the library and then walk around and view the art show.
Dress for the performance in bright, colorful, casual & comfortable clothing. * No additional “costumes” are needed.
1:00 pm – Music sharing in the library
1:20 pm – Viewing of student art work
1:40 pm – Students may leave school with their families or check into childcare
(Additional childcare will be provided, until the end of the school day, for the Kindergarten students that are not taken home after the performance.)
2:00 pm – Music sharing in the library
2:20 pm – Viewing of student art work
2:40 pm – Students may leave school or check into after-school childcare
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Borton (Mrs. B), K-1 music teacher.
Middle School News
Pioneer High School Meet & Greet
Wednesday, April 23, 11:15am – 2:15pm
Pioneer High School is hosting a Meet & Greet for all incoming 9th grade students. Incoming students will meet current students, tour the school, eat lunch, and have opportunities to ask questions.
+ Learn more
Community News & Events
Mom to Mom Sale
Sunday, April 26, 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Mom 2 Mom Sale is an event, similar to a rummage sale, where people can sell their new or gently used children’s items. All proceeds to benefit inaugural WIHI Prom and WIHI PTO (sellers keep 100% of table profits).
+ Learn more