Principal's Message

Dear Emerson Families,

As we come to the end of the 2016-2017 school year, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the many ways all of you have supported Emerson Elementary.  I continue to be so impressed with the involvement of our parents, PTA, and the entire Emerson community.  It is your support that makes Emerson such an amazing place to be for all of us.

Emerson’s priorities and focus this year was addressing effective math instruction and improving our collaborative professional learning communities (PLCs).  Teachers at Emerson have worked collaboratively with our district math coach to implement effective mathematical practices in the classroom.  Our grade level PLCs continue to meet weekly to discuss interim assessment data and ways to improve classroom instruction so that all students are learning at a high level.  We look forward to implementing Eureka Math as part of our district’s program adoption.  We believe the new program will be good for kids!

In thinking ahead to next year, our school improvement plan (SIP) focuses on three priorities.  We want improve our instruction in the area of writing and implement exit tickets as part of our new math program in order to determine how kids are learning and to inform our classroom instruction.  Our third goal is to use mindfulness strategies as a school in order to decrease student stress and help our kids be ready to learn each day.  We want Emerson Elementary School to move from being good to great!  We are always striving to get better.

Students, now for your homework!   While you are enjoying your summer break, keep doing some academic tasks.  First of all, read, read, and keep reading!  This is the best thing we can do to maintain our skills.  Find fun ways to include math calculation and problem solving in your daily activities.  Science is all around us!  Make observations and draw conclusions about things in nature we see every day.  Write about your summer experiences.  Keep a journal or write a letter to your principal.  Be creative!  Most of all, enjoy your time with the people you love doing the things you love to do!

If you need anything, don’t hesitate to call or come by the school.  Now, get out there and share your awesomeness!

Ms. Reynolds

Teacher Requests

Teacher Requests Due May 19th

Teacher requests, based upon special circumstances or student needs that should be considered, are due via email to Ms. Reynolds.   Making a teacher request does not guarantee placement in that classroom.  The sending grade level teams work together to create the class groups for the upcoming year.  Teachers consider the needs of each child, along with parent input, as they work to create balanced classes.  Please know that the teachers spend a considerable amount of time and are very thoughtful about this process.  They work to place each student in a balanced classroom where his/her educational and emotional needs can be met. We do our very best to meet the needs of all of our Emerson learners.   Thank you for supporting us in this process.


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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