Wow, we have nearly made it to winter break. This year is flying by!
The annual Emerson virtual food drive raised $4,578.00 which is 17,762 meals. This is incredible! The food drive supported families in the community experiencing food insecurity during the holiday season. Your generous contributions are appreciated. Thank you to Mr. Craner for organizing this annual event.
Emerson complies with the Outdoor Air Quality Board Policy (G-9). To ensure student safety during the winter months, we monitor the air quality daily when students will be going outside for recess. As per district policy, the air quality is monitored on the air.utah.gov website. If you would like your student to stay indoors on orange air quality days, please inform the office. All students stay indoors for recess on red air quality days.
The snowball holiday gift giving initiative is underway. Thank you for providing gifts to Emerson families in need. Thank you to Ms. Zoe and Linda in the office for organizing this endeavor. The generosity of the Emerson community never ceases to amaze me.
As we prepare to leave for winter break, I want to thank the Emerson community for the many acts of caring that you show our school. I hope you enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. It is those relationships that make this season so special. Wishing our students, families, faculty, and staff a safe, relaxing, and joyful holiday season.
November is a time to give thanks for what we have and a time of giving to those in need. As we continue working through the challenges of COVID-19, I feel even more grateful for all that we have at Emerson. The Emerson community of families, teachers, staff, and students has forged on with a positive can-do attitude.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the virtual Emerson Food Drive. Your contributions go directly to the Utah Food Bank to support families experiencing food insecurity during the holiday season. The Emerson theme of making a positive impact on the community is alive and well! A link for virtual contributions can be found on the Emerson website. The food drive continues through November 24th.
I am thankful for the Emerson PTA and all they do for our school. The PTA provided dinner to our teachers during SEP conferences. They coordinated the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. This celebration took place outdoors in a way that promoted safety and still included altars, art, food, crafts, music, and dancing. Thanks to for our business partner Rico Brand who donated food and their time to make this celebration a success. Thanks to all who attend this event. The event felt like a step toward returning to normalcy.
I want to give a shout out to the Emerson students and staff who participated in the Girls on the Run 5k on Saturday, November 13th. Thanks to Ms. Duncan, Ms. Romero, Ms. Tanner, Ms. Potts, and the volunteers who coached and taught our girls about being fearless!
I am thankful for our amazing faculty and staff. I was honored to represent the Emerson teachers in Washington D.C. and receive the 2021 National Blue Ribbon School Award. The award reflects their excellence and dedication to students. I am so lucky to work with this awesome team.
I am thankful for our amazing students. They are the reason we are here. They are our purpose.