Picture Day


School Picture Days

Dec.3 and 4- 1:30-6:30 pm (by appointment only)

Please use the link to set an appointment for each child (student and sibling)

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Picture Day Information and Ordering Information

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ASCEND Program


Emerson Partnership with ASCEND program and Upcoming Survey 


Emerson Elementary is partnering with the ASCEND Team to help increase the well-being of our students! ASCEND will be offering virtual supports including social-emotional group counseling, individual therapy, and tips for teachers and parents - all for FREE! Here’s how it works:  

  1. Look for a survey via email or text from school messenger. This survey will help take the “stress temperature” of our student community.   

  2. Click on the appropriate grade-level link and help each of your Emerson students fill out the brief survey.  

  1. We will analyze the collective information and create school-wide supports accordingly.  

  2. We will also reach out to those who indicate they would like more information or support for their family or student’s needs.  

The ASCEND Team includes a licensed psychologist and four graduate-level therapists from the University of Utah as well as a behavior specialist and special education teacher from the SLCSD.  


Annual Food Drive

Food Drive

Annual Food Drive

Emerson's Annual Food Drive

Way to to go Emerson Eagles!  We raised $3216 which is 12,248 meals and we also collected a bunch of food!

Thanks for giving back to the community!

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Give online to our virtual fund by clicking the following link. 

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PTA Reflections


PTA Reflections 2020

Each year for the National PTA Reflections program, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because.... Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Our school deadline is Friday, November 13th. All entries must be submitted online this year via our state reflections website. When you first go to the site, you will be asked to create an account with the State PTA. Once registered, you will be able to submit an image of your child’s artwork. Submit entries and review rules for each category here: Reflections 2020

All participants will receive a certificate and a small thank you prize. Winners in each category will move on to the Region 4 competition in December and will receive special recognition from the PTA.

For additional questions please reach out to Elizabeth Payne via email or text 801-330- 7251

Day of the Dead

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This year's Dia de los Muertos will be held virtually.

Emerson Elementary has a long-standing tradition of celebrating

Dia de los Muertos together.

Since we can't celebrate in person this year, the PTA is hosting a virtual event!

For more information click here

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

November is a time of giving thanks. Especially this year, it is an opportunity for reflection on the positives that we enjoy in our lives. Certainly, we are faced with many challenges right now, but when looking through a positive lens, there is much to appreciate.

I am thankful for the Emerson PTA. Their work in supporting stu- dents and teachers in their classrooms is so valued and appreciated by all of us at Emerson. If you are able, please support the Emerson PTA Move and Groove fundraiser. Your contributions go directly back to classrooms at Emerson. Thank you to Suyin Chong, for coordinating our virtual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. Su- yin collaborated with Annie Platt (art instructor) and Maddie Judge (garden educator) to create a nicho in a box activity. The Dia de los Muertos tradition lives on because of their collaborative work. We look forward to hosting this celebration face to face next year! The National PTA Reflections contest is underway. The theme this year is I Matter Because... All online entry submissions are due November 13th. Please see detailed information on the Emerson Facebook page and Emer- son PTA website We look forward to seeing the creative work of Emerson students!

I am thankful for the diverse Emerson community. Thanks to all of you for attending our SEP conferences and supporting our virtu- al Scholastic Book Fair. Your continued collaboration with teachers makes a difference for students in our school.

I am thankful for our amazing faculty and staff. I hope you realize the amount of time and energy our teachers put into planning and teaching their online lessons. Their jobs are huge this year! The shift to remote learning has been challenging and their online classrooms have become very public. None of them were trained to be online teachers. They are learners too. When you notice something good happening, let your child’s teacher know about it. They need to hear about the good things they are doing. I am proud of the way they have adjusted and continue to work to improve their remote teaching practices. They are spending countless hours working for your kids. I am most thankful for our students. Kids are the reason we are all here. They are our purpose. I continue to be amazed by their kind- ness, spirit, and resilience. They make Emerson an awesome place for all of us.

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PTA Information

Emerson PTA

The main function of our PTA is to support the school by raising money to enhance, enrich and improve learning experiences for the children. We also provide those 'little extras' that make the school year memorable, such as the Dia de los Muertos school festival, family STEM Night, family movie nights, the school carnival, spirit wear and yearbooks.

We work to bring the communities of school and home closer together. It makes sense for families to be involved in the life of their child’s school.

The PTA is run by a committee who are all volunteers. Each class has a Room Parent to help the PTA communicate with Emerson families. We also have volunteers who manage different events and activities during the school year. PTA meetings are attended by the board, volunteers, teachers, Room Parents, and anyone else who wants to come!  

The PTA is made up of parents, carers, friends and allies – just like you! Click a button below to learn more!


Executive Board 2019-20

President Co-Chairs: Beth Mills Jennings (

Vice President: vacant

Secretary: Heidi Schubert  (

Treasurer: Jamie Mackey  (

Administrative VP: April Reynolds, Principal

Teacher Rep: Amy Nelson

PTA Email:

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 eight students. As part of the eligibility identification process for the 2020-21 school year, parents of pre-k through grade seven students may choose to have their child evaluated. This evaluation consists of both cognitive and academic assessments.

Students qualifying for a Magnet 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 of eligible students may make a first, second, and third choice of school, but placement at a specific school is not guaranteed.

Please apply online on the ELP district website, You may contact Anneli Segura, ELP Administrative Assistant, at 801-578-8573.

Applications for the Extended Learning Program  (ELP) assessments are now open.

Assessments in the 2020-2021 school year are for eligibility in the 2021-2022 school year.

Please see the deadlines below for applying for eligibility for Magnet ELP.

Application Windows

Elementary Magnet ELP application windows:

        Preschool and Kindergarten: September 8, 2020 - February 12, 2021

        Grades 1-5: September 8, 2020 - October 14, 2020

Middle School Magnet and Neighborhood ELP application window:

        Grades 6-7: September 8, 2020 - October 14, 2020



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                                                                  

Registration 2020-21

Registration for 2020-21

Online registration:

Step 1: Complete the online registration.  You do not have to print the signature page.  We will print that from the office.  

Step 2: Submit required documents.  You can upload online or contact the office to set a time to submit in person.  Returning students need one proof of residency (i.e. utility bill, rental agreement) dated within the last 60 days showing parent name and current address. New students will need 2 proofs of residency, original birth certificate and immunization records.

You may register from the link on our website: If you do not have access to the internet or would like to complete the online registration at our school please email the school 

If you plan to apply for FREE/REDUCED lunch please complete the application. You are responsible for any charges made prior to application approval.

***As a reminder, ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED before your child will be placed in a class and attend school. We will not accept incomplete registration. (i.e. signature page only, etc.)***

School begins Tuesday, September 8th.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 801-481-4819

Emerson Office Staff

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After-School Program

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Registration Opens:

  • July 20, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.
    • Due to parental feedback and the uncertainty of COVID-19 we will not have a student wait list for the Community Education After School Program this year. Families need to be able to make plans about day care needs as soon as possible and Community Education wants to be responsive to those needs.  Therefore, patents will receive a confirmation email within three (3) business days upon submitting their after-school program application informing parents whether their student was accepted or not accepted into the Community Education After-School Program.
    • Once a program is full, families will no longer have the ability to enroll in Community Education’s After School Program for that specific site. If the program has room again the school administrator and site coordinator will inform families of availability.
    • The Community Education After-School Program fees are due on the 1st of each month. The first tuition bill is due September 1, 2020.
    • Here is the link for all the fee waiver information from USBE

As new developments arise, I will keep you informed as soon as possible through our website where we will guide parents to seek general information about Community Education’s After School Program.  If you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (801) 578-8275 or my Administrative Secretary, Maxine Gilmore at

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Emerson's Community Garden

PlantEmerson has an amazing community garden and if you are interested in  volunteering or donating please visit Emerson’s Community Garden website.

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



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

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