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Family Newsletter – Dec. 19, 2014

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Happy Holidays from Emerson School

Letter from Jerry

Jerry the SluggerHello Parents,

What a wonderful day we all enjoyed today. Thanks to the generosity of spirit present throughout the year, and especially on display today, we are all being sent off to the four winds with the best wishes and warmth of our community. From the Toasty Toes Sock Donation Project, to the Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Middle School’s House A, to the amazing entertainment orchestrated by our Fine Arts faculty, we are grateful for our gifts and for one another.

Happy Holidays! See you in January.

Jerry Loewen
Head of School


All School News

No School on Monday, Jan. 5

School Resumes Tuesday, Jan. 6

Teachers will return to work on Monday for inservice work, but classes do not resume until Tuesday.

Full Day Child Care Available Jan. 5th & 19th

  • ​8:00am – 3:00pm is $55 each day, with lunch and snacks included
  • ​3:00pm – 6:00pm ​​afternoon child care​ available ​$6/hour​
  • Space is limited and registration is required.

+ To register or for more info, email Beth Muszkiewicz

New Private Lessons Available in Jan.

A new year, a new time for private lessons!  We have the following times available:
  • Violin: Monday 3:00-3:30pm, Friday 4:00-4:30pm
  • Piano: Tuesday 5:00-5:30pm
  • Drums or Guitar: Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm

+ Contact Rose Hacker to sign up or for more details

New After School Enrichment Classes

Bring in the New Year with new After School Enrichment Classes! Attached are the details for the Winter Term (January – March).
+ See the new Winter Term classes

Morning Child Care Relocating

Morning Child Care will relocate to the new multi-use space beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20th.  Please send your child in through the main doors to enter the building and signs will be posted to guide our students to the new location.

2014 Year-End Giving Reminders

Thank you to the families and friends who have already donated to the Annual Fund. If you’ve not yet made your gift, please know that gifts at every level are important; we value your participation!

2014 Receipt Deadlines

Our offices are closed beginning at noon on Friday, Dec. 19th and hand deliveries should be made before that date.

  • Credit card online: Receipted the same day your gift is made.
  • Credit card by reply card: Receipted the day it is processed. For a 2014 receipt, please hand submit by Dec. 19 or mail so it will arrive by Dec. 24.
  • Check by reply card: Receipted for the date written on your check.
  • Gifts of Securities: Typically initiated by mid-December (contact your financial advisor for their guidelines). Contact Sue Johnson for transfer instructions.

+ Make your gift by credit card online
+ Print a reply card to accompany a check or credit card gift in person or by mail
+ Questions? Please contact Beth Anderson at (734) 665-5662 x305.

Crochet Class for Parents and Staff

Friday, Jan. 9, 3:45pm – 5:15pm

Several parents of crochet class students have commented that they would like to learn how to crochet along with their children. Parents and staff are invited to join me for an afternoon of crochet on Friday, Jan. 9, from 3:45pm –5:15pm. There is no charge for the class, but participants will need to shop for yarn and a crochet hook prior to the class. We will be making a cowl with bulky yarn that is perfect for Michigan winters! Beginners and experienced crocheters are welcome to participate.
+ Contact Leslie Capozzoli If you are interested

Ribbon Cutting for Arts and Innovation Center

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Students will soon have their first classes and activities in the Arts and Innovation Center, which means it’s time to celebrate again as we officially cut the ribbon and tour our new spaces. All of our Emerson community is invited to participate—students, parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff.
+ Learn more and RSVP

Box Tops for Education Update

Currently at 20% of $1,000 Goal (10,000 Box Tops)

Please collect Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education labels over break. Box Top for Education Collection Sheets can be submitted at any time, and you can use the following collection sheets.
+ 25 Box Top Collection Sheet
+ 50 Box Top Collection Sheet
+ Contact Dana DeBord, BTFE and LFE Parent-Coordinator

Middle School News

WIHI Informational Sessions

Parents of 8th grade students are invited to attend one of the Washtenaw International High School Informational Sessions for Prospective Students.
+ Learn more

  • Jan. 8, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Jan. 27, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community News & Events

A Christmas Carol at Meadow Brook Theatre

Nov. 14 – Dec. 21 at Meadow Brook Theatre

Emerson 5th grader Olivia Goosman will perform in the Meadow Brook Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol. It’s a holiday classic about a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Save 20% by indicating you’re a friend of Olivia’s.
+ Learn more

5th Annual Ann Arbor Dodgeball Championship

Saturday, Jan, 17, 8:00am – 6:00pm

Have some fun while supporting Skyline High School’s Crew team.
+ Learn more