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Even “Winter Wonderland” needs holiday help.The school has a list of families that would benefit from additional help during the holidays. Names and info can be found on snowballs on a poster near the office. The snowballs will describe what someone wants, needs, wears, or reads. Families are asked to take one or a few snowballs and return them back to school wrapped with the snowball attached (so we know who it belongs to.) Please have the snowballs returned by Dec. 18th and please include a gift receipt if possible.

Science Fair

 

Science Fair

Science Fair is coming soon!  Emerson will be conducting its annual Science and Engineering Fair February 1, 2018. We are looking forward to our students being full participants.The top projects from the SLCSD Science and Engineering Fair, to be held Feb. 7, will then be eligible to be entered in the University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair (USEF) held at the University of Utah March 20-23, 2018.

All projects Due: January 30, 2018

General information:

1.  Projects are to be done either individually or with one or two partners. (maximum is 3 students per group) Due Date: Tuesday January 30.  While time will be spent at school discussing well designed projects, the project itself is to be completed on the student's own time.

2. All projects must be accompanied by a project board and project journal. (instructions are included in this packet)

3. The project must involve actual experimentation OR be an engineering project. It should not be simply a report, a description, a model or system (even an advanced one) from someone else's plans.

4. There is a timeline for completion of steps of the project included in this packet.

5. Experimentation may not begin until AFTER teacher approval of the plan. This is to insure that all rules of the International Science Fair are followed.

6. The top scoring students and their projects from Emerson's fair will be invited to enter the Salt Lake City School District Science Fair held February 7. The top projects from that fair will be eligible for the USEF at the University of Utah, held March 20-23.

7. Parents are allowed to assist with ideas and offer advice. The work must, however, be done by the student. 

Projects Due: January 30, 2018

More Information

ELP Testing

The Salt Lake City School District's elementary Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides gifted educational services for identified gifted and high ability Kindergarten through grade six students. As part of the eligibility identification process for the 2018-2019 school year, parents of pre-k through grade five students may choose to have their child evaluated. This evaluation consists of both cognitive and academic assessments.

Students qualifying for an ELP placement have shown that they need an academic program that allows them to move more quickly, work with more complex concepts, and delve more deeply into academic content.
ELP services are available at all district elementary schools, with full-day Magnet classes at Emerson (dual immersion), Hawthorne, and Whittier Elementary schools. Testing is for the program, not a specific school. Parents may make a first, second, and third choice of school, but placement at a specific school is not guaranteed.

Please submit registration and disclosure statement forms to the district ELP office between December 6, 2017 and January 26, 2018. These forms are available on the district website, http://www.slcschools.org/departments/curriculum/extended-learning-program, at all district elementary schools, and through the ELP Office. You may contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at 801-578-8573. More Information

Middle School ELP Testing

Applications for magnet ELP testing will be available on the ELP website, http://www.slcschools.org/departments/curriculum/extended-learning-program,  beginning September 25, 2017 and are due to the ELP office by November 1, 2017. The testing window will be from November 2-December 14. More Information Click Here

Eureka Math

Eureka Math Parent Resources

Your involvement in your child’s education can have a significant impact on his or her success in school.  That is why the teacher-writers who developed the curriculum, also created a suite of parent support resources that will help you support your child at homework time. These resources include:

• Homework Helpers — A grade-level resource that provides step-by-step explanations of how to work problems similar to those found in Eureka Math homework assignments. There is a Homework Helper to go with every homework assignment in the curriculum.

• Parent Tip Sheets — Topic-level tip sheets that explain math strategies and models provide key vocabulary, sample problems, and links to useful videos.

Watch for a green Eureka Math parent letter to come home with your student.  This resource will provide step-by-step directions on how you can create an online account so that you can start accessing these fantastic resources.

Parent Link

 

Safe Schools

Dear SLCSD Families,

 

Excellence and Equity: Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day: this is our vision statement for the Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD). We are committed to achieving this vision and ensuring ALL students in our district obtain a quality education.  

 

We believe in our students and in their hopes, dreams, and potential. Our schools and our students are strengthened by our district’s diversity. SLCSD embraces and supports all of our students, regardless of background, race, ethnicity, or any other factor. And we will continue to champion our students and families, and to welcome and teach every single child who enters our school doors.

 

In January 2017, the SLCSD Board of Education passed a Safe School Resolution affirming our district’s commitment to our students and our schools. During these uncertain times, we appreciate the support of our teachers and our parents in having conversations with students about current events and reassuring them that school will always be a safe space.

 

Below are some tips to help adults talk with children about these important yet challenging topics:

 

  • Don’t be afraid to talk to children about recent events that appear in the news and on social media.
  • Promote a sense of safety by acknowledging current events, and ask children if they have any questions or concerns they would like to talk about.
  • Use age-appropriate language (i.e. talk to elementary-school-aged children about the importance of being a good friend and valuing each other’s differences).
  • Share experiences, when appropriate.
  • Model good behavior, such as being supportive of other cultures.
  • Share ideas about how our children can respond to those who are displaying inappropriate behavior.

During the school year, SLCSD administrators and counselors are a good resource to assist teachers and parents in addressing any concerns that may arise when speaking to children. We in SLCSD will never stop doing what is right for ALL of our students.

 

Yours in education,

 

Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Salt Lake City School District

 

Calendar at a glance

 Calendar at a Glance. Calendar is subject to change!

Volunteering

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

DAY CARES SERVING EMERSON

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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