Caryl Witt

(630) 834-5562 x4539 


The first day of school is Wednesday, August 14!  Our class lines up in the morning on the blacktop playground on the north side of the school.  I will be outside to meet the children. School begins at 8:15. 

Dismissal is at 3:00.  Our class will exit from the same door which we entered.  Please be prompt to pick up your child.  Each student will be dismissed only when an adult is present.   This is the week when the children meet their classmates and start learning the first grade routines. I hope they are as excited as I am to start school! 

The children will be going outside daily for recess at lunch time.  Please be sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather. It is helpful for each child to keep a change of clothes (including socks) in his/her locker in case it is needed.

I will keep you apprised of upcoming events and school activities through this web page which can always be accessed through the Emerson School home page. An email will be sent when there are any updates to my web page.

Please check your child's home folder daily for assignments or notes. You may communicate with me by sending a note in your child's home folder, leaving a message on my phone voice mail, or through email. I will respond as quickly as possible. It is very important that we work together to help your child have a successful school year!

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open. --Frank Zappa

Specials Schedule

Monday - Music, PE

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - Music, PE

Thursday - Library



District 205 supports "snack breaks" as an important part of a student's day.  A nutritional snack provides essential nutrients for the brain and also additional energy to stay attentive in class.  I am asking for your support by providing your child with a daily nutritious snack. Snacks should be small, non messy, and ready to eat.  Items such as fresh fruit, pretzels, crackers, and vegetables are appropriate choices. Please do not send cookies, candy, "fruit snacks", or chips as they will not be permitted.  We are a nut free classroom!

Water bottles may be kept in the classroom as well.  Please ensure they only contain water.




Your child's birthday is a special event in your child's life.  While birthday treats are not expected, District 205 has instituted a non-edible treat policy for birthdays.  If you wish to send  a treat, some suggestions might include: a pencil, stickers, or erasers.