Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I reflect on all the positive things in my life that I have to celebrate.

I am thankful for Emerson’s Multicultural Parent Group for coordinating our annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration.  This year’s Day of the Dead celebration included amazing altars, nichos, art, food, crafts, dancing, and face painting.  So many members of our community attended the event and helped us celebrate.  I am thankful for our business partners who donated food, craft supplies, and their time to make Day of the Dead such a success.

I am thankful for the Emerson community.  It is all of our amazing and generous parents, guardians, and community members that create such a rich and diverse community.  Emerson is participating in our annual food drive through November 22nd.  A theme here at Emerson is to “pay it forward” and the food drive is one way that the Emerson community can make a difference for needy families in Salt Lake City.

I am thankful for the amazing faculty and staff I have working with me at Emerson.  As I visit classrooms, I am so impressed by the effective teaching practices and the care for students I see from all of our professionals.  I am so lucky to work with each of them.

Finally, I am thankful for our students.  They are the reason we are all here…they are our purpose.  I find each of them special and inspiring in their own way.  It is easy to keep a focus on kids.  All I have to do is look at their faces each day.

Thanksgiving is a time when all of us can reflect on and celebrate all of the things for which we are thankful.  I feel so lucky to be a part of the amazing team at Emerson.  Our school community of students, families, faculty, and staff is a wonderful blessing that I am thankful for every day. 

Happy Thanksgiving!


Please look under Policies and Procedures for new information on HB175 regarding volunteering.  Contact April Reynolds for addtional information if needed.

Box Tops

Help Emerson earn money by clipping Box Tops.  Emerson’s goal is to collect $1,000! All money goes to funding teacher grants and supplies. Click here for more information.


When choosing a day care for your child, you may want to ask them about transportation.  A few examples of questions are:  where is the pick up and drop off area, do they prefer morning or full day for kindergarten, do they transport early for breakfast or do they serve it at their center?  Visit the center at different times of the day, ask about activities, policies, etc.  Below are listed the day cares that have served Emerson.

ARTFIRST, 1549 S 1100 E. ‑ 84105, 801-467-5278

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, 968 SUGARMONT DR. ‑ 84106, 801-466‑1540   

DEVLINS, 2156 S 1000 EAST ‑ 84106 , 801-486‑3545  

FUNTIME, 1248 S 300 EAST – 84105, 801-467‑9988   

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (JCC) , 2 N MEDICAL DR. – 84113, 801-581‑0098     

LITTLE SCHOLARS DAYCARE,  653 SIMPSON AVE - 84106, 801-467-8545 

MISS BILLIES/KIDS CAMPUS, 232 W 800 S – 84105 , 801-322-5683                                                                  

MONTESSORI, 1303 S 1100 EAST ‑ 84105, 801-467‑6024     

PLAYHOUSE DAY CARE, 1740 S 1100 EAST – 84105, 801-487-6679

SL COMM. ED. EXTENDED DAY, EMERSON SCHOOL through our District Community Ed Dept, 801-578-8275

ST JOHN’S COMM CHILD DEV,   475 E HERBERT AVE ‑ 84111, 801-364-4874

ZANIAC, 1045 E 2100 S – 84106,  801-997-8580

YOUTH CITY (4-14), 615 S 300 EAST – 84111, 801-535-6129 

 Liberty location-Emerson students, John Lyman 801-533-0485                                                                  

Emerson's Community Garden

Emerson has an amazing community garden and if you are interested in  volunteering or donating please visit Emerson’s Community Garden website.

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