BearFacts December 14, 2017


View this email in your browser

BearFacts News

Message from the Principal

December 14, 2017

Dear Families,
Just a short note to thank you all for being champions for Emerson. I appreciate the countless ways that you contribute to making our school function and our students thrive. I am so grateful for our collaboration and meaningful work together.
I wish you all a peaceful and pleasurable winter break and I hope you can get some rest as well! See you all back at school on Tuesday, January 2nd. 
Susan Hodge

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • Thursday, Dec. 14, Winter Program Multicultural Bake Sale, 6:30 – 8pm at Willard Middle School Auditorium (2425 Stuart Street, Berkeley)
  • Friday, Dec 15, Coffee on the yard at 8am & Last day of school before winter break!
  • Monday Dec. 18- Monday Jan. 1 - NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)
  • Friday, Jan. 5, Coffee on the yard at 8am followed by All School Meeting at 8:30am
  • Friday, Jan 12, MLK Rally and march (details to come)
  • Friday, Jan 12, Last day of fall PTA enrichment classes
  • Monday, Jan 15, No School (MLK day)
  • Monday, Jan 29, No School (Staff development day)

Find more dates/details:


Save the Date for PTA Enrichment Class Performances
Friday, Jan. 12 from 5-6pm

A Note About Make-Up School Photo Delivery

Dear Emerson Families: Just wanted to let you know that if you took a make up photo in late November, it will not be delivered until January. If you wish to order a digital image or expedite your order for the holidays, please contact us directly:

Listen up, Emerson!

Did you know that Berkeley Public Schools have free audiobooks for all K-8 students to listen at home? It’s Tales2Go.

Listen to books at home or on the road during Winter Break and help our school win the Golden Headphones award, while enjoying good literature to boot!

Details are on BUSD library website, You will be guided through the initial set-up of Tales2Go on your phone, tablet or computer. It’s free & easy!

Raise money for Emerson shopping on AMAZON! 

Raise money for Emerson while you’re doing last-minute holiday shopping on! Just use this link and raise money for our school at the same time! Help Emerson Amazon meet our 2017-2018 fundraising goal of $5,700.

Thank You & Happy Holidays from the Heart of Emerson!

Thanks to the many families who have supported our school with donations of $2 and up. If you have a chance to include Emerson in your year-end giving, there’s still time to show your support by:

  • placing cash or a check made out to “Emerson PTA” in your child’s Look Folder, or in the secure Heart of Emerson box outside the office; or
  • clicking on the “Donate Now” button below or at

Have a wonderful wonderful winter break! Thank you for supporting the Heart of Emerson!


Find Emerson Online


Email: Not getting BearFacts via email? Email us to subscribe:

Facebook: (or follow @emersonPTA)

About BearFacts News:
BearFacts News is a weekly publication created by parent volunteers. It is distributed each Thursday in students' Look Folders and via email. 

If you have a news item or announcement to include in the BearFacts News, please send an email to Please keep your message brief and include all the pertinent details including dates, times, locations and contact information. The deadline is each Monday at 6 p.m.

Copyright © 2017. Emerson Elementary PTA. All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
2800 Forest Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94705