EMERSON FAMILY NIGHT - Let's Eat at Elgin Park Pizza!!
Wednesday, February 22nd from 5 to 10 pm - 325 E Brady, Our PTA get 15% of all proceeds from food sales. Bring the whole family and tell your friends. This place has GREAT food - WIngs, Pizza, Hoagies and Grinders, Salads and much more. Great view of downtown and the ballpark.
GIRL STEM NIGHT
Our 3rd Annual Girl's STEM NIght has been rescheduled for March the 24th. The Society for Women Engineers and The University of Tulsa brings science alive for our girls from 6 to 9 pm. The girls will come home with a T-shirt, science kit and all of the "techy" things that they made. The evening is for grades 3 to 6. Girls can bring friends or relatives if they register ahead of time. All teachers have the registration forms available. A STEM Night for boy is in the works for April.
A NIGHT OF SMOOTH JAZZ - SILENT AUCTION NIGHT FOR STEM
Plan now to attend our Annual Silent Auction, BINGO and dinner. The date is now set for Friday, April 7th from 6 pm to 8 pm. This will be a night of Smooth Jazz sung by CARMELA HILL, fun bidding on great items and tasty food provided by Elote' Restaurant in Downtown Tulsa. This is our only fundraiser for STEM - that's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Emerson. There will be art to bid on, food and hotel gift cards, at least 30 auction baskets, and things like tickets to shows, concerts, sports events, etc. The dinner is $5 for adults and $2.50 for ages 11-18. Make it a DATE NIGHT!
This event helps to keep our students seeped an a rich atmosphere of inquiry and hands-on learning. The money goes toward kits, robotics, supplies, apps, guest speakers and field trips. You can order dinner tickets or donate by using the PayPal buttons on the right of this screen.
NEWS FOR EMERSON NEXT YEAR:
In preparation for our new building construction, Emerson will be moving to the ECDC Bunche building at 5402 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74126 and have classes there this coming Fall. The building is a beautiful, and shiny new facility. We will have our own entrance and Bunche will have theirs. There will be a bus hub for the students to use or you can take them to Bunche your self. We will be back in our normal building by the Fall of 2018 and it will be amazing!
EMERSON TO BE THE FIRST PUBLIC MONTESSORI SCHOOL IN OKLAHOMA
Beginning in the Fall of 2018, we will begin our transition toward being a full Montessori school. The first teachers to train will be our PreK, K and 1st grade, which will be in one combined group. The following year, the next grouping will train. Our principal is being asked to step down, however, to make way for a Montessori principal.
Montessori education is a scientific method of teaching, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1907, to educate children through direct control of their environment. It uses materials to stimulate a child's senses, which makes the learning experience more memorable. The Montessori education method is a progression of learning beginning with activities in practical life and the sensorial, activities that internalize independence, coordination, concentration and order (ICCO), which in turn help a child to transition to more abstract learning in Culture, Math and Language.
The Montessori curriculum includes materials in Practical Life to enhance motor skills through daily functions; Sensorial to allow a child to explore his senses, and gain pre-math skills; Cultural, which includes learning about plants, animals, human anatomy, the Earth, outer space, and other cultures; Math, which helps a child understand mathematical functions in concrete form; and Language which teaches vocabulary, writing, and reading.
The Montessori education method supports and encourages multi-age grouping. Older children work with younger children; giving the older children leadership skills, and encouraging the younger children to accomplish more challenging activities. Multi-age grouping also promotes respect between older children and younger children, and reinforces knowledge of the Montessori materials.
VOLUNTEER, JUMP IN AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
When you volunteer at the school and at school events, you are making a huge difference in your child's education. The students see the example that you are showing and you are benefiting the school community. We need reading and math buddies and volunteers who can help in the office and classrooms. You must fill out a volunteer form from the office to get started.
We have many afterschool clubs to engage your child. Monday—Minecraft, Ceramics and First T. Golf Club; Tuesday—Bike Club, Chess Club, Coding Club; Wednesday— Music Club, Botball Robotics Club; Thursday—Puppet Club, Spanish Club, New Hope. Friday - Creative Movement, Guitar Club, and Events Club. Girl Scouts is 1st Thursday Every Month. Contact Susan Foust for more information at email@example.com
WHAT TECHNOLOGY ARE THE STUDENTS USING IN OUR CLASSROOMS?
Thanks to the Bond Issue, your child will either be using an Ipad and/or a Chromebook. Our instructors use Smartboards and Smart Tables, Promethean Boards and Promethean Tables. The building also has two computer labs. We are a Wireless facility, so feel free to come up to the building and use our wireless, parents!