Weekly Tiger News

Emerson Elementary Communication - June 17, 2021

Principal's Message

Greetings Emerson Families,

These past two days have been so fun as we celebrate all Emerson Tigers. Our 3rd and 4th grade students got to spend the last two days enjoying Morgan Town Park, fun classroom activities and celebrations. Our 5th and 6th grade students have had fun playing games, celebrating successes, and getting recognized for their accomplishments. On behalf of our entire staff, we can’t thank you enough for sending us such great kids. Our 6th grade students were amazing as always at their recognition and special lunch. We wish nothing but the best in middle school and beyond. “Once a Tiger, always a Tiger!” we will miss you.

We would like to thank the Centennial Masonic Lodge for the donation of two beautiful bikes. We also had an anonymous donor who donated four additional bikes. The essays were judged by three mystery judges selected by Mr. Hanson. These six students were able to convince the judges to why they needed a new bike: Mariah A., Camila S., Makena H., Miguel G., Eli J. and Dylan I. Pictured below are the students on their new wheels. Congratulations and please remember to bike safely and wear a helmet.

It is this time of year where people announce they are moving on from our building to new jobs, retirements, new states and things out of their control. We want to recognize these amazing staff members who will be moving on for the coming 2021-2022 school year. On this list are people who have dedicated more than three decades and many two decades to the Emerson Community. We can’t thank them enough for their service and dedication to students. The people on this list have made a huge mark on this place. We are both sad and joyful for them at the same time.

  • Karen Tognotti (Para educator) and Becky Crawford (6th grade teacher) our retirees.
  • Ed Kowalski (4th grade, behavior coach, leader) will be teaching at Valley View Middle School to teach Science/Math.
  • Tanya Hasting (4/5/6) and JoAnn Chan (school psychologist) are both moving to Texas to be close to family.
  • Christi Hood (para educator), Noel Strickland (para educator), Adam Weiss (Behavior Tech) were working the 2020-2021 school with us and we are uncertain of their plans at this time. We thank them for their outstanding support this year.
  • Doug Focht (Substitute Music Teacher), Spencer Rice (6th grade remote teacher), Flo Arias (Student Intern/Volunteer extraordinaire), Isabella Lierman (Student Teacher) are all currently looking for their next move and whomever gets to hire them will be very lucky.

We appreciate all of you and know that the future looks bright.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow (9:30-12:30 or 2:00-5:00) or on Monday (8:00-12:00) at the technology/materials return. Please call the office if you are unable to make the published times to arrange for an alternate time.

Have a great summer.

Go Tigers!

Mr. Hanson

Principal, Emerson Elementary School



Bike Essay Winners

Autograph Books

The Emerson Elementary Autograph Books for 2020-2021 have arrived. They were distributed to students this week. Remote students can get their copy when they return their technology and materials on Friday, June 18. Thanks again to Central Emerson PTA for the purchase of these books for the entire student body.

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Report Cards & McDonald's Treat

Be on the lookout for a Summer Treat reward from the Central-Emerson PTA. Snohomish McDonald's donated all the treat coupons for a free sundae, pie or cone this summer for all Central-Emerson students. Thank you to Tamara at Corporate and Angela, the manager, at Snohomish McDonald's for working with the PTA. We hope all the kids can enjoy a treat this summer after a crazy year of school. Look for them in your student's report card envelope.

So Long Mrs. Tognotti, Mrs. Crawford & Mrs. Hastings

We will miss you!
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have a great summer

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Upcoming Dates


18 - 8:35-9:35 Last Day of School Zoom

9:30-12:30 & 2:00-5:00 Materials and Device Return

Report Card Pick-up for remote students

21 - 8:00-12:00 Materials and Device Return

24 - Emerson Office Closes for Summer


2 - Class Lists Posted and Meet the Teacher Event from 5-6 p.m.

8 - First Day of 2021-2022 School Year

Spring Scenes from Emerson Elementary

Click here to see a glimpse into life at Emerson.

Technology Device Return

On Friday, June 18, all district issued laptops, carrying cases, device chargers, hotspots, webcams, library books, classroom materials and any other items that were checked out to your student(s) will need to be returned.

Drive Through Technology/Materials Collection Schedule:

  • June 18 – 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • June 21 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you are unable to return checked out materials/devices at the above times, please call the office at 360-563-7150 to arrange for an alternate time.

Central Emerson PTA

  • The PTA Board is looking for a Vice President for the 2021-2022 school year. If interested please email Sasha Richards at sasharichards@icloud.com.

Click here for Central Emerson PTA on Facebook.

Need to register a new student?

You may apply online!

For New Snohomish School District Families:

For Parents who already have a child enrolled in Snohomish School District:

Do you live outside the district or Emerson area?

  • You will need to apply for a Variance. Choice transfer (outside SSD) or In District transfers are required yearly. Please go here for more information: https://www.sno.wednet.edu/variance
  • Once your variance is approved, please complete the online registration process above.

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors!

If needed, paper copies of the new student registration packet are available in the school office or can be downloaded at the links below. Packets can be returned to the Emerson Office.

If you have any questions, please contact

Michele or Susan at 360-563-7150

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School Bus Driver/Transportation Open House - June 18

School Bus Driver/Transportation Open House


  • Hiring drivers for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Take a ride on a school bus with a district staff member!
  • Computers available for applicants to fill out applications. District staff available to assist with the online application process.
  • Paid training with a bonus for successful program completion.
  • Obtain a CDL Class B endorsement.
  • Pay scale $23.73-$28/hour
  • Flexible hours … 20-40 hours/week available depending on availability.
  • Bring a valid driver's license and resume.
  • Snacks will be available.
  • Click here to be redirected to the school district’s online application system.

Please visit/call our Transportation Office at 360-563-3525 with any questions about becoming a bus driver.

“When the rubber meets the road… delivering what truly matters!”

Kids' Cafe - Returning summer 2021

All area kids age 18 and younger are invited to join us at our Kids' Café summer breakfast and lunch program. The program is free, and there is no pre-registration or sign-up. Kids just need to show up and enjoy a great breakfast and/or lunch. Kids' Café is held Monday through Friday and runs from Tuesday, June 22, through Friday, August 27.

We offer meals at the following times and locations:

  • Three Rivers Mobile Home Park - 11:15-11:30 a.m. Lunch (to-go breakfast will also be provided for the next day)
  • Snohomish Boys and Girls Club -8:30-9 a.m. Breakfast and 11:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Lunch
  • Snohomish Aquatic Center - 12:10-12:25 p.m. Lunch (to-go breakfast will also be provided for the next day)
  • Circle H Mobile Home Park - 12:45-1 p.m. Lunch (to-go breakfast will also be provided for the next day)
  • Snohomish Mobile Home Park on Avenue D - 11:20-11:40 a.m. Lunch (to-go breakfast will also be provided for the next day)
  • Snohomish High School - 11:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Lunch (to-go breakfast will also be provided for the next day)
  • Valley View Middle School - 12:20-12:35 p.m. Lunch (to-go breakfast will also be provided for the next day)

Important 2021-2022 School Year Dates

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - First day of school
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 25-Friday, November 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021 - Winter Break
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day

Emerson Elementary

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:30 & Friday 8:00-3:00

Emerson's YouTube Channel

Attendance Line: 360-563-7156

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, 360-563-7314, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu

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