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Hello Emerson Families!

I hope everyone is out and about enjoying this beautiful weather we're having! Our Eagles were very excited to be enjoying the sunshine this week, and I know many of the teachers took them outside to enjoy it more.

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Happy Friday Eve and have a great weekend!
Sheleen DeLockery, Principal

February 15, 2024 Emerson Family Newsletter


Hello Emerson Families!

This week was not just about chocolates and flowers; it was about appreciating the bonds we share with our friends, teachers, and families. Emerson has been buzzing with excitement as students prepared handmade cards, thoughtful gifts, and heartfelt gestures to express their friendship and appreciation. I hope your child had a wonderful week and shared some of these activities and memories with you!

I wanted to provide an update to our summer programming information as well; invitations for summer school were supposed to be sent out last week, however, more time was needed to collect and review data. Invites should be sent shortly, and we are aware families are planning for summer activities. Elementary summer school is scheduled for June 3-June 27, Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to noon. Additional information can be found here on the district website.

Have a wonderful long weekend!
Sheleen DeLockery, Principal

Hello Emerson Families!

Last month, all families in the school district received an update on their child’s attendance.  As we continue to prioritize student attendance throughout the school year, there are several things that you can do as families to help support this effort:

  • Encourage your child to maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Avoid scheduling non-urgent dental and medical appointments when school is in session.
  • Try to schedule extended trips when school isn't in session (longer weekends and breaks).
  • Identify a quiet place for your child to complete homework or school assignments.
  • Make sure that your child attends school if they are well enough to attend.

Should you need additional support or information about supportive attendance, please contact a member of your child’s student support team (social worker, school psychologist, assistant principal).

Have a fantastic weekend!
Sheleen DeLockery, Principal

Hello Emerson Families!

I wanted to pass along a parent support opportunity from the DuPage Regional Office of Education; in this session, parents can expect to learn tools to address difficult behaviors children may be experiencing. You’ll learn how to further empower your child/ren to succeed while using parenting techniques that promote respect, resiliency, and self fulfillment. Please click here for the flyer with additional information. 

We are also approaching Black History month in February; while Emerson is a place that strives to celebrate and teach inclusion year round, we are always open to having families come in and share about their heritage. If you would be interested in sharing during Black History month, please email me at

Have a wonderful weekend!
Sheleen DeLockery, Principal
Hello Emerson Families!

First, I'd like to thank all of you for helping make eLearning go as smoothly as possible on Tuesday and being patient as we navigated a new platform for eLearning, Google Meets. I am so proud of our students and staff for making the best of the day and coming back Wednesday with a positive attitude to keep learning!

Tomorrow is our Coffee with the Principals from 8:15-9:15 in the Multi-Purpose Room. If you are able to join us, please enter at Door 6 at 8:15. The purpose of Coffee with the Principals is to provide an opportunity to families to ask questions and problem-solve together. If you have any questions that are specific to your child, please feel free to set up a meeting individually. Mrs. Chmura and I hope to see you tomorrow!

Have a great weekend!
Sheleen DeLockery, Principal

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