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Family Newsletter – Jun. 12, 2015

Congratulations to Our 2015 Graduating Class of 8th Graders

To all of our students and families: Thank you for a wonderful year, and enjoy the summer!


Farewell to Jerry

Thank you for giving all of yourself to Emerson School these past six years.

From your students and families

From you faculty and staff


All School News

Join Emerson’s First Robotics Team

Open to Students Entering 4th and 5th Grade

Emerson is looking for students entering 4th and 5th grade to compete on our very first robotics team. Students will be introduced to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots that complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. Emerson is planning to field two teams of 10 students each for our initial season, which begins July 9.

This is a serious commitment as students must put in a minimum of 5 hours a week for the
entire season. Since space is limited, all interested students are required to submit an
application by June 29th.

+ Learn more and submit an application to participate by June 29

$25,000 Annual Fund Challenge: 15 Families to Go

Participation Is What Matters: 65% of Families Needed

All you need to do is participate. Whether $5 or $500, it all counts towards the anonymous donor’s $25,000 challenge of getting 65% family participation.

Current Giving Level by Grade

K: 77%, 1st: 68%, 2nd: 83%, 3rd: 94%, 4th: 66%, 5th: 72%, 6th: 56%, 7th: 50%, 8th: 54%

Easy Ways to Give: Do it Today

  • Online: By credit card
  • Curbside drop-off: cash or check accepted from your car
  • Offices: Send cash or a check with your child to drop off
  • Call: Beth at 734.665.9005, x305
  • Mail: Use the invitation reply card you received or print one

Unclaimed Medication Being Discarded

Any medication that wasn’t picked up by today is being safely disposed of.

Linda’s Summer Reading Resources

Tumble Books

Every day this summer, for no charge, anyone can got to for a book to read or a relevant video. It is aimed at readers in grades K-3 and offers a wide variety of reading options.
+ Tumble Books

Linda’s Library Blog

Linda will be updating her blog in the next few weeks with suggested reading lists. Until then, check out the other wealth of information sorted by topic, grade, type, etc.
+ In Linda’s Library Blog

Middle School News

Summer All-School Read

How I Discovered Poetry, by Marilyn Nelson

Middle school students will once again be asked to read a book over the summer. The book we’ve chosen for this summer read is How I Discovered Poetry, by Marilyn Nelson. This powerful story, written as a series of poems, follows the life of an African American girl during the 1950s and 60s. It reminds us all about the similarities we all share and how compassion and perseverance can trump all. We know that students will enjoy this book. Books are available for order through MBS Direct beginning on June 1st (all other books will be available beginning July 1).
+ Order through MBS Direct on June 1

Middle School Book Buyback

For your convenience, buyback will be offered online only at It’s simple and you can login anytime, 24/7, to MBS from your computer. No need to worry about dates or times for the books to be returned to the school.
+ See detailed instructions

6th Grade Books to Keep for Next Year

Latin: Jenney’s First Year Latin (textbook and workbook)
Social Studies: Creating America 
Spanish: Ven Conmigo! Level 1 (textbook, activity book, grammar book)

7th Grade Books to Keep for Next Year

Latin: Jenney’s First Year Latin (textbook, workbook and Bantam Latin/English dictionary)
Spanish: Ven Conmigo! Level 2 (textbook, activity book, grammar book)