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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

Book Fair

 Yeehaw Pardners, lasso your friends and strut on over to the Scholastic Wild West Book Fair where you will find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters and school supplies, not to mention fun! The Wild West Book Fair will be at Emerson October 16, 2017 from 2:30 - 7:30 p.m., October 17, 2017 from 12:30 - 7:30 p.m., and October 18, 2017 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited! Our awesome teachers have selected several exciting book titles they would like to add to their classroom library. If you are interested in donating, we encourage you to stop by the Classroom Wish List Board to pick a title. Don't forget to let your cashier know you have a wish list purchase, and be sure to have your child fill out a donation bookplate sticker (located at the cashier station). At the cashier station you will also find the ever popular "All For Books" lollipops for sale at $1.00/piece. All proceeds from lollipop sales go directly to Ms. Nelson to improve her library. If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/emersonelementaryschool22 . Remember, all purchases benefit Emerson's amazing library. Saddle up and Read!!!.

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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

 

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

It is back to school time at Emerson!  I hope that all of you had a chance to enjoy summer activities, spend time with family and friends, and rejuvenate.  I am so excited to have teachers and students back in the building.  I am looking forward to an awesome year.

I would like to welcome some new faculty to the Emerson All-Star team.  We welcome Ms. Parker - kindergarten, Mrs. Morey - IP first grade, Ms. Finerfrock - IP English 2nd/3rd grade, Mr. Dadok - IP fourth grade, Ms. Feller - sixth grade, Ms. Schostek - K-1 behavior support, and Mrs. Langi - 5-6 behavior support.  I feel so lucky to have such quality educators at Emerson.

The faculty and community council have established three priorities in our school improvement plan (SIP) for this year.  The first priority is to improve students’ writing skills across all grade levels.  Our second priority is to utilize exit tickets as part of our new Eureka Math program to assess student learning and provide intervention for those students who have not mastered the concepts.  Finally, our teachers and students will explore and use mindfulness to manage toxic stress and help us to be the best teachers and learners we can be. The Emerson team will continue our collaborative conversations, learn from each other, and focus on all students learning at a high level.

At Emerson we strive to put the Salt Lake City School District vision of Equity and Excellence: Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day into action.  We are proud to be part of Team SLCSD and work collectively to meet the needs of all of our students.

I hope to see all of you at back-to-school night.  I am honored to be part of the Emerson community.  It is a privilege to serve as your principal.

Ms. Reynolds

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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