Wednesday Whistle

Emerson Parent & Community Newsletter (April 5, 2023)

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A Message from the Principal

Just a reminder, Thursday, April 6th regular schedule with dismissal at 2:30 pm, please pick up students on time as we will not have supervision after school. Additionally, NO school on Friday April 7th for Admissions Day, and the beginning of Spring Break. Please enjoy your time off and we will see you soon.

With respect and admiration,

Mrs. Dominguez, Principal

Dates to Remember

Apr. 6th 5th Grade Panoramic Picture (Redo) - Free Dress Okay

Apr. 7th NO SCHOOL - Admissions Day

Apr. 10th-14th NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

Apr. 20th Emerson Family Science Night

Apr. 21st 5th Grade CSULB Field Trip

Apr. 24th Spirit Awards for selected students

Apr. 25th Panera Bread Family Dinner Night

Apr. 27th & Apr. 28th Talent Show

May 19th Career Day (Information Below)

May 20th Kennedy's (Parents Night Out)

May 25th Emerson Open House 5:30-7:00pm


There is now a new feature allowing you to report your child's absence online, to make it easier and more convenient for our Emerson families. Additionally, you can even upload Dr. notes, Dentist or Orthodontist notes, or anything else needed to clear your child's absence. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for the absence to show its been cleared. Please expect to receive a phone call even after the absence has been reported.

Click here to report your child's absence

Safety Concerns: Pick Up / Drop off

Safety concern: More parents are driving the wrong way on the one way street off of Willow, please adhere to all parking and directional signs at all times. Also we noticed a few cars unattended in the middle of the street can cause traffic to back up and possible accidents. Please do not park in the bus loading zone or in red zone, or turn your hazards on and leave your car double parked and unattended. Safety is our utmost concern, and we thank you in advance for making sure we keep everyone safe and ticket free. Our school neighbors have kindly asked that we remind parents to NOT block their driveways when dropping off and picking up.

Important Pet Reminders

We love seeing you walk your pets to school with your student(s) but we have a few reminders.

  • Pets are not allowed on campus beyond our gates.
  • Pets must remain on city sidewalk.
  • Please deter students from petting animals near campus regardless if they know the pet.
  • Please clean up after your pet.

Returning Next School 2023-2024

Yesterday evening, an email went out to all our TK through 4th Grade families asking them to complete a survey of who will be returning for the next school year. We are currently in the planning stages for the 2023-2024 school year, and while we would like all of our current Emerson families to continue with us next year, we know that there are circumstances that may cause some of you to move away. Each year we have more students applying to our school than we can accommodate, and we have a waitlist at each grade level. Therefore, we would like to know if your child will be returning to Emerson next year. Please complete this form and submit it by April 14th. Please note that this is NOT an official document, and if your child will not be returning to Emerson next year, please be sure to complete the required withdrawal paperwork with our office. Please click the link on the button below to complete the survey if you have not already done so.

Thank you in advance for your time.

Returning Next School Year 2023-2024 Survey

Please click the link to complete the survey by April 14th

LBUSD Call for Art with LB Museum of Art

Three of our students were selected to have their artwork displayed at the Long Beach Museum of Art's Elementary School Exhibit called "I AM". The exhibit is open from April 16th-June 4th.

The students who were selected are shown below. If you are able to take the time to go down to see the exhibit, please do! See the attached flyer with for more details.

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Robo-Tech Fest Long Beach 2023 - April 23rd

Career Day - May 19th

Click the link to view the Career Day letter and access the submission form for a Presenter.

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Bell Schedule



TK & K 9:00 - 3:00

1st - 3rd 9:00 – 3:05

4th & 5th 9:00 – 3:10

EVERY THURSDAY TK – 5th Grade 2:30 dismissal

2022-2023 Emerson Bell Schedule

Click to view bell schedule along with Minimum Day for the year

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School Wellness & Prevention Lessons

In accordance with Board Policies 5145.7 (Sexual Harassment), 5145.9 (Hate-Motivated Behaviors), 5131.2 (Bullying Prevention), and 5142.52 (Suicide Prevention), students will review key procedures and processes to support a safe and welcoming environment. For additional information regarding these requirements, parents/guardians/caretakers can consult pp. 29-32 of the

Ms. Williams our school counselor will facilitate these lessons and send communications prior to the start of the lessons.

Emerson Uniform Policy

All students are required to wear a uniform at Emerson. Our uniform consists of red, white, or navy blue collared shirts or blouses, school spirit t-shirts, and navy blue or khaki shorts, skirts, and jumpers. Shoes must have closed toes and heels and should be suitable for physical education and play. No flip flops or sandals. A more detailed description of the dress code can be found on our school website

IMPORTANT: Update Your Contact & Emergency Information

We need to know how to reach you! Please make sure you provide the most accurate information to receive texts, e-mails or phone calls, and in case of an emergency. Parents are now required to verify or update their information, including emergency contacts, online in their ParentVue account. We will no longer send home emergency cards. Please visit the website for instructions on how to update your information.

Health & Safety Protocols

• Masks will be optional for students and staff.

• Surfaces will be sanitized and cleaned as much as possible.

Please CLICK HERE for the LBUSD's most recent Corona Virus Resources and Information.

Please monitor your child for illness and remember to stay home and test if you are ill.

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