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Principal's Message

Dear Emerson Families,

Here we are at the end of another amazing year at Emerson Elementary!  As we head off for our summer adventures, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the many ways all of you have supported Emerson.  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 school improvement plan (SIP) priorities and focus this year was three-fold.  We improved our writing instruction by following a consistent writing template in each grade level.  Exit tickets were used as part of our new math program to determine how kids were learning and to inform our classroom instruction.  Finally, we used mindfulness strategies as a school in order to decrease student and teacher stress and help our kids be ready to learn each day.  Our data suggests that these actions improved learning for students.  We are always working to get better.

Next fall, we will be establishing short-term goals to address the three-year priorities we established as a school community in our excellence and equity plan (EEP).  I will keep you posted on our progress.  We will also be participating in a grant through the Utah State Office of Education to implement Inner-Explorer, a mindfulness tool, in each of our classrooms.  We are looking forward to another awesome year!

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 you can do to maintain your 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.  Think like a scientist.  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!

Wishing you all a wonderful summer break.  Now, get out there and share your awesomeness!

Ms. Reynolds

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