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Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

As we engage in this holiday season, I would like to thank the Emerson community for the many acts of caring that you have shown our school.Generous contributions from our school community filled twelve barrels of food that was donated to the Utah food Bank. This food will feed needy families during the holiday season. Thank you! You may have noticed that Emerson is once again participating in our snowball gift giving drive. Each snowball posted on the bulletin board outside our office represents a gift for a child in need. If you wish to participate in this gift giving drive, simply take a snowball, purchase and wrap the gift, and bring it to the Emerson office. We will deliver the gifts to our identified students. Gifts have already been rolling into the office. Thank you! I appreciate the many volunteers that work in our building. Through the work you do, each of you make a difference for teachers and kids. Thank you! May each of you enjoy this holiday season with family and friends. It is those relationships that make this season so special. Wishing the Emerson community of students, families, faculty, and staff a joyful and relaxing holiday season. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Ms. Reynolds

Emerson Sweeper Job

Come join the Emerson Clean Team!

Great Part-time work, perfect for students or those just needing a little extra income.

We have two openings for sweepers who would work Monday-Thursday 3:00-7:00 pm and Friday 1:00-4:30 (hours can be flexible)

Please see Simona, Head Custodian 

Calendar at a glance

 Calendar at a Glance. Calendar is subject to change!

Online Scheduler

 

Click on the link below to schedule your child’s SEP Conference.  The Online Scheduler window is from Saturday, September 22-October 6.

Online Scheduler Instructions:

Online Scheduler logo

School Community Council Info

Make a Difference!

Join the Emerson School Community Council

There are SIX open positions on the Emerson School Community Council (SCC)

Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council.  The councils are made up of school employees who are elected by employees, and parents who are elected by parents of students attending the school.

  • SCC meetings are typically held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM. Members are asked to commit to attending all or most of the meetings.
  • The location may rotate between the school library and SLC Library locations.
  • A caregiver/guardian member is elected to serve a 2-year term (school years 2018-19 and 2019-20).
  • SCC members help develop a school improvement plan, plan for how School LAND Trust Program monies are spent, and discuss other issues related to the school.
  • Members from all demographic groups and with children in any program (Neighborhood, IP, and Behavioral Support) are encouraged to run.
  • Light food, child care, and transportation to meetings may be available if needed.

Email Ms. Reynolds (april.reynolds@slcschools.org) or submit your name to the office before September 28, 2018 if you would like to be a candidate for the Emerson SCC.

If an election is needed (more candidates than open positions), ballots will be sent home October 1, 2018 and the election will be held October 1 – 5, 2018.

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PTA Walk-a-thon Fundraiser

Walkathon

It's Fundraising Time!

Friday, September 21st
K-3rd 8:30am - 9:30am/ 4th - 6th 9:30am - 10:30am

​Emerson Elementary PTA holds an annual walk-a-thon to raise money for the many programs we support throughout the year.  Your donation helps to provide classroom supplies to every teacher, a curriculum-based field trip for each student, teacher grants, an annual art competition, wellness week, STEM Night, a year-end school carnival, yearbooks, teacher appreciation events and more!

The suggested donation amount is $35-$45 per student.   However, no matter what amount you give, ALL students will participate in a fun walk-a-thon event on Friday the 21st.  We provide music and encourage the students to move their bodies around the field for one hour.  They can skip, run, hop, walk, or dance! Please consider joining your child for this fun event. 

Doante

 

Drop Off and Pick Up

NEW Morning Drop Off Map

​There have been a lot of questions regarding where kids can be dropped off in the morning, who can come into school before the bell rings and concerns about morning traffic.  

​We now have a new Map with the routes and guidelines.

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 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

 

Volunteering

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

2018-19 Registration for all returning and new students

Welcome to 2018-19 at Emerson!  Registration will be August 7th, 7:30 am-12:00 pm and August 8th from 12:00 pm-7:00 pm.  All registration requirements must be complete before your child will be placed in a class or attend school, even if your child is in a special program.

Registration is three steps: 

1)  COMPLETE the online registration, including the emergency release form (this form does not save!)  

2) PRINT the emergency release form and signature page.  The emergency release form does not save so if you do not have access to a printer, the emergency release form will need to be completed on paper during registration.

3)  RETURNING STUDENTS:  bring the signature page and emergency release form and 1 proof of residency to school on one of the above dates.  NEW STUDENTS:  bring the signature page, emergency release form, two proofs of residency, original birth certificate, immunizations and photo ID of parent registering on one of the above dates.  If you have already completed registration for kindergarten, you do not need to do it again!

Fall testing for kindergarten will be Aug 10, 13 & 14 by appointment.  (If you do not have an appointment, please call the office to schedule an appointment 801-481-4819)

Back to School Night Open House is August 16th from 6:00-7:30 pm.

School begins August 20th at promptly 8:00 am. We will be on a regular schedule the first week of school, Mon-Thurs full day 8:00-2:33 pm, Fri short day 8:00 - 12:27 pm.  Remember:  All registration requirements must be complete before your child will be placed in a class or attend school, even if your child is in a special program.

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

 

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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