Calendar Reminder

SEP Conferences: Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th 

Short Day    Tuesday, October 18th 

Short Day    Wednesday, October 19th 

No School    Thursday, Friday, Monday, October 20th, 21st, 24th 

Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon and will turn the Library into our very own bookstore. Find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters and school supplies, not to mention fun! The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Emerson October 17, 2016 to October 19, 2016. Everyone is invited! If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at Remember, all purchases benefit our school.Book fair logo

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

Here we are in October and fall is in the air!  Emerson has had a great start to the school year.  I have some updates to share with you. 

Thank you for supporting Emerson’s amazing PTA by helping your students collect donations for our annual walk-a-thon.  We had to postpone our event by one week, but the weather the day of the event was perfect! Our students and staff enjoyed walking to the great music provided by a DJ and students enjoyed fresh fruit provided by the PTA.  It was a fun event!

October brings our fall SEP conferences on October 17th and 18th.  This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher, review their progress, and set goals for the year. As part of our conferences each year, our PTA sponsors a Scholastic Book Fair.  Please visit our library with your student and see the many books they have for sale.  A percentage of the proceeds goes directly to the Emerson library.  Ms. Nelson uses these funds to purchase new library books each year.  Stop by and purchase a book that can be added to your home library and read with your child.  Thank you for supporting this event!

This past legislative session, our legislature passed House Bill 175.  This new law requires volunteers who are unsupervised with a child to have passed a criminal background check.  You will be receiving an email/letter that defines what this means for volunteers at Emerson and how to go through this process if a background check is required.  The purpose of this law is to ensure student safety and all schools are working to get this new requirement in place.

Emerson is currently looking to fill some paraprofessional positions.  If you or anyone you know is interested in a position, please contact Ms. Reynolds.

Halloween at Emerson will be celebrated on Friday, October 28th with our Halloween parade and classroom festivities.  Students are welcome to dress in Halloween costumes and celebrate the holiday.  Remember, no gore, masks, weapons, or inappropriate dress.  Monday, October 31st will be a regular school day.  No costumes or Halloween celebrations will be held that day.

Every year I am amazed at how everything comes together.  Thanks to our awesome teachers, staff, and families we are off to a great start.  Thank you for supporting our school and making Emerson such a wonderful place for all of us!

Ms. Reynolds



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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