Weekly Tiger News

Emerson Elementary Communication - February 10, 2022

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February 18 -21 / No School

Upcoming Dates


11 - 4/5/6 Highly Capable Packets Due

17 - Report Cards Sent Home

18-21 Mid-Winter Break/No School


29-31 Conferences/Half Days Dismissal @ 11:45


1 - Half Day Dismissal @ 11:45

4-8 - Spring Break/No School

Counselor's Corner

It is National School Counselors Week, 2022. The American School Counseling Association (ASCA)’s theme is “Better Together “As School Counselors, we work with everyone!

This means I work with students, staff, parents, & outside community resources & of course, things work best when we work together & collaborate! I always hope and appreciate everyone working together to meet the needs of our students. I would like to THANK each & every one of you that has taken the time to understand our job & to work in collaboration to help each young person be successful!

Services provided through our comprehensive developmental school counseling program include:

  • Classroom Lessons - PATH’s and Second Step Curriculum - (Academic, Social-Emotional, & Career)
  • Individual Counseling - (NOTE: this is NOT therapy, it IS extra help with school related skills ex. coping skills, organization, focus, self-advocacy, etc. This is typically short term, weekly for 6-8 weeks.)
  • Small Group Counseling - (topics based on needs ex. grief, divorce, study skills, etc.)
  • Consultation and Collaboration with all Stakeholders
  • Parent Meetings
  • Crisis Management
  • Referrals for Mental Health services if needed

I feel very fortunate to be able to work in such an amazing environment with extraordinary students and staff members. My goal is to help ensure that every student feels happy, safe, and ready to learn skills needed for success. Please contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have regarding the school counseling program. The school number is 360.563.7150 or you can email me at jamie.walton@sno.wednet.edu.

A Note About Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up quickly. This is a traditional party day and many classrooms will be celebrating by sharing valentines and playing games. We will NOT be having any outside food coming in. We will still have a daily snack break and students can bring their own special snack for that day. We are aware that many packaged valentines have candy as a part of the message and those will be OK, as students will bring them home that day. We will be asking students to refrain from eating the candy until it arrives home and is checked by a parent due to individual student allergies.

K12 Isolation, Quarantine and Testing Guidance Changes

On Friday, January 7, the Washington State Department of Health updated its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for the 2021-2022 School Year. Specifically, the new official requirements included:
  • Updated isolation, quarantine, and testing recommendations to align with recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changes.
  • Expanded eligibility for and activities allowed during modified quarantine in Test to Stay programs.

Information regarding the specifics of each of those changes, as well as implementation here in the Snohomish School District, are available at the district links below:


Please click here to register for the SimpleReport rapid antigen testing tool.


  • With the cold and west weather, please make sure to send your student to school with a warm coat. Please remember to write your student's name on the tag in permanent marker.
  • Please consider sending your student to school with an extra set of clothes in their backpack. With the wet weather outside, we have had a lot of students coming in from recess wet and muddy. We have very limited extra clothing to provide to students.
  • We have had an increase in the amount of clothing in our lost and found. Please make sure to write your student's name on any clothing/water bottles/lunch boxes they take to school so we can return them to you.

4/5/6 Highly Capable Program Information

Snohomish School District students who will be in the 4th through 6th grade next year and are invited to participate in the district’s 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program which provides learning opportunities around depth, complexity, and acceleration. If interested, the below dates and information are important. Students currently enrolled in the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program do not need to complete the referral process.

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Central Emerson PTA

2022-23 PTA Board: We are actively starting to look for all NEW board members for the next school year for 2022-2023. Our elections are coming up soon in April. All positions, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary are open. If interested, please email us at PTACentralEmerson@gmail.com. Minimal commitment, easy once a month zoom meetings, meet fellow parents, get to know the staff and principals, and work to make our schools better. Think about joining today - new fresh ideas and faces make a big impact. We need the 4 positions filled to meet State PTA requirements.

The next PTA meeting will be held on February 28 on Zoom.

Art to Remember: The PTA is partnering with Art to Remember next month at both Central and Emerson. Students will be creating an original piece of artwork in their classroom in February with their teachers. This artwork will be sent and uploaded to Art to Remember by the PTA. Then families can order artwork on custom printed keepsakes. The profit helps the PTA fund projects for students at Central and Emerson. Order forms for the artwork will come home in March.

Boosterthon Fundraising FUN RUN Dates:

Central Fun Run: Monday, April 25

Emerson Fun Run: Tuesday, April 26

More information to come in April. Volunteers will be needed!

Tiger Merch: Did you miss the Central-Emerson PTA Spirit Merch orders? Did you want to order something more? Snapdog has set up a custom link for online ordering. Please see the link below where you can order and pay Snapdog directly as well as pick up at their location in Snohomish. (Unfortunately, they could not offer the ladies hoodie or the youth zip hoodie because those are out of stock at this time.) https://www.snapdogprinting.com/central-emerson-spirit-gear

Be sure to look at our FB page for all news at Central-Emerson PTA.

Click here for Central Emerson PTA on Facebook.

If you have any questions – please contact ptacentralemerson@gmail.com.

Central Emerson Spirit Gear

Click here to be directed to Snap Dog to order Central Emerson Spirit Gear.

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Emerson Elementary

Classroom Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Early Dismissal every Friday 8:35 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Main Number: 360-563-7150

Attendance Line: 360-563-7156

Attendance email: EM-Attendance@sno.wednet.edu

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.