New Emerson News

New Emerson School • August, 2020 • Issue 1

New Emerson Ninjas: We Can Do Hard Things!

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(Above: Fifth graders Reese Edmonds, Kyler Eckhardt, Mason Hooker, and Landin Reid)

As part of our school's Covid-19 lesson planning, teachers are purposefully teaching a variety of social-emotional skills that we believe students need to navigate this year's challenges. In the Libratory last week, learners found out about "Grit," perseverance, and persistence. They learned that just like ninjas, who wear masks and keep their distance, we too, can be warriors who do hard things.

Welcome Back, New Emerson Families!

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Hello, New Emerson families. Wow! We are celebrating our first week of school. Everyone is excited to be back and it shows with all of the smiles I see on their faces. Thank you for preparing your learner for their return to school.

Celebration is in order for implementing the drive thru pick-up and drop-off. We are improving our time each day. Here are a few tips for making our drop-off go more smoothly.

  • Pull onto the gravel to unload. Unloading on the street is impeding traffic.

  • Have your child ready to leave your vehicle with their backpack and water bottle for the day.

  • Your child can open the door. They do not need to wait for an adult to open it for them.

We are unloading cars between the two gates. Students should not unload at the dumpster area. Thank you for your cooperation.

Our mornings feel lonely without you and we miss you! Thank you for your continued support as we make our journey through our New Emerson Phase 1 plan. When you have questions or need additional information about what’s happening at school, please feel free to email, call, or catch me at drop-off or pick-up time.

Looking forward to a great year of learning.


Terry Schmalz

New Emerson Principal

254-6500 extension 53100

Picture Day is This Week -- Thursday, Aug. 27th

We are excited to share that we will be having Picture Day this year. You should have received a note and order packet in your child's backpack. Please send the packet and money back with your child on Thursday. Thank you.

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Lions Club Awards New Emerson with $9454 for Libratory iPads and Virtual Reality Goggles

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(Above: PTO Co-President Stacey Kristy accepts the Lions Club grant funding on behalf of New Emerson last week at the country club.)

New Emerson School Phase 1 Opening: Procedures & Guidelines

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We are a K-5 public, magnet school in Grand Junction, CO with an emphasis on teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.