Congratulations to the Emerson Class of 2016!
Letter from the Head of School
Your Summer Homework Assignment (for students and their parents):
Please complete up to 7 of the following summer activities. Extra credit for completing all 10.
- Climb a tree.
- Go “screen-free” for longer than 24 hours straight. This means no TVs, phones, tablets, laptops, etc.
- Make breakfast for everyone in the house. Extra points for cooking from scratch.
- Do something kind for your neighbor.
- Attend an outdoor music concert.
- Ride a bicycle. Extra points for riding farther in one trip than you ever have before.
- Visit your local library, check out a book, and read it from start to finish.
- Build something useful.
- Discover a new favorite healthful food. Candy and sweets do not count.
- Care for an outdoor plant, and keep it alive for the entire summer.
Have a great and glorious summer!
All School News and Info
Pick Up Student Medication in Office
After June 30, Unclaimed Meds Will Be Destroyed
Student medication will be available for pick-up in the offices through June. Please pick up any you would like to save by June 30.
Lost and Found to be Donated on Thursday
Please stop by the Fishbowl to find any items your child may have left by Wednesday, June 22. Any unclaimed items will be donated.
Your Gift Matters: Students Reach New Heights
Thank You for the Resources to Explore and Discover
“Students launched a high-altitude weather balloon 98,000 feet into the atmosphere, conducted experiments, saw the curve of the earth with GoPro camera footage, and found it when it returned to earth using a GPS tracker. None of that would have been possible without Annual Fund dollars.”
— Michael Wilson, K-3 science teacher and Annual Fund participant
Just 41 More Families Participating = $25,000 Challenge Gift
Annual Fund gifts helps fill the gap between tuition and the cost of running the school. If you have already made a gift to the Annual Fund (giving to financial aid at the Auction counts) thank you very much. Your support is deeply appreciated! If you have not yet made your gift, please join the 100% of faculty, staff, and trustees who participate in the Annual Fund by giving at emerson-school.org/give.
100% Class Participation!
Congrats to Marchell Burgess’s 4th grade class, which has reached 100% participation in the Annual Fund—a first, and something to be celebrated!
Grade Level Giving Percentages: K: 79%, 1st: 71%, 2nd: 69%, 3rd: 72%, 4th:86%, 5th: 66%, 6th: 66%, 7th: 68%, 8th: 38%
Convenient Ways to Give
- 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′
Student Dale Carnegie Course Coming to Emerson
Wednesdays 3-6pm from Sept. 21st to Nov. 13th
A Dale Carnegie course is coming to Emerson in the fall for Middle School Students! Watch this short video to learn more, and contact Rose for more info or to reserve your space now.
+ Watch this video to learn more
+ Contact Rose at email@example.com for more info and to reserve
New Openings in Popular Summer Camps
A few more openings have just become available in the popular camps listed below. Register online for these and many other camps this summer.
- Engineering Challenges, Grades 4-8: July 11-15, 9am-12pm
- Culinary Creations, Grades 2-5: July 11-15, 1-4pm
- Project Runway, Grades 3-6: July 18-22, 9am-12pm
Led by Emerson 4th Grade Teacher Marchell Burgess and Librarian Linda Lakshminarayanan
- Rocket Building, Grades 4-8: August 1-5, 9am-12pm
Led by Emerson K-3 science teacher Michael Wilson
Annual Parent Feedback Survey
Tell Us How This Year at Emerson Was
+ Participate in this quick parent survey
Jill Nolan Still Seeking a Marrow Donor
Pick Up a Test Kit in the Lower School Office
Find out if you are a qualified donor for Jill (age requirement is 18-44) by joining theNational Bone Marrow Donor Registry, which is where the doctors are looking for Jill’s match. It is as simple as giving a saliva sample, and you can do it one of two ways:
- Pick up a test kit in the Lower School Office. Once you complete your swab test and paperwork return it to the office, Emerson will send it back to Be The Match.
- Online at www.bethematch.org. Enter promo code “emerson16” to be associated with Jill’s drive.
Summer Reading with Ann Arbor District Library
The Ann Arbor District Library has a large summer reading program with multiple way to collect points that can be traded for books and other items. Register at the library or online, and get more information about recording what is read, attending events, and tackling on-line challenges.
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All Emerson Students Eligible for AADL Cards
Did you know that every Emerson student, no matter where they live, is eligible for an Ann Arbor District Library card at no charge because we are a school in the area? All you need to do is bring some proof that the child attends Emerson (a photo in the yearbook, the school ID that came with class pictures, a report card, etc.) and they will issue a library card good for one year. This can be done at any branch. Then you can sign up for the reading program at the same time.
Field Day, Carnival, Games, and Talent Show
The school year ends on a high, joyful note, thanks to Field Day games, Carnival dunk tanks, 8th grade vs. faculty competitions, and games led by Middle School students, and enjoying the wealth of talent at Talent Shows. Thank you to all of the parents who help make these activities possible,
4th Grade Field Hockey Finishes Undefeated
Congratulations to the 4th grade team of Emerson School girls who finished their field hockey season undefeated, 7-0! And they did it while focusing on having fun!
Middle School News
Middle School Book Buyback
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6th Grade Books to Keep for Next Year
Language Arts: Write Source and Write Source Skills Book
Latin: Jenney’s First Year Latin (textbook and workbook)
Social Studies: Creating America
Spanish: Ven Conmigo! Level 1 (textbook, activity book, and grammar book)
7th Grade Books to Keep for Next Year
Algebra: Algebra 1
Latin: Jenney’s First Year Latin (textbook and workbook); Bantam New College Latin/English Dictionary
Spanish: Ven Conmigo! Level 2 (textbook, workbook, and grammar book)
Summer All-School Read Options
Students Can Choose One of Five Books to Read
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Community Events and Activities
Alum Helping Build Music School in Meru
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Alum Wins Youth of the Year Award, 4-H 1st Place
Randie Jo Evans (class of 2015) recently won the Michigan Justin Morgan Horse Association’s Youth of the Year contest, and this fall she’ll compete in Youth of the Year National Finals in Oklahoma City. She and two teammates also earned first place in the 2016 Michigan 4-H Equine Educational Expo’s Hippology event, and will represent Michigan in the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup’s Hippology contest this fall in Louisville, KY.