Weekly Tiger News

Emerson Elementary Communication - September 30, 2021

Principal's Message

Emerson Families,

We need some help to make sure our student pick up and drop off times are safe! I have visiting classrooms along with our crossing guards to share the message of using crosswalks and talking to students about our safety procedures at the beginning and end of day. We need all of our Emerson families to help as well!

Our buses operate at Emerson from 8:15 to 8:35 a.m. and from 3:00 to 3:35 p.m. We are asking that if you are dropping off or picking up, that students use Pine Street and reinforce our message of USING CROSSWALKS for safe crossing. The crosswalk near Emerson Street should be used if students exit the vehicle on the west side of Pine Street. (A reminder that students should always exit the vehicle toward the sidewalk regardless of which side of the street they exit the vehicle.) We also have two crosswalks within our bus loop that can be used for crossing. This is the reason we are asking that personal vehicles use Pine Street for student drop off and pick up and not our bus lane. Thank you for understanding the importance of keeping all of our kids safe while motor vehicles are in the area.

Our teachers are currently preparing informational videos that will be sent home next week, explaining curriculum information as well as ways our teachers can answer any questions you might have. Those videos will also be posted the Emerson YouTube page.

We had a lot of fun this week with our Start with Hello spirit and learning week. Thank you Ms. Jamie and Mrs. Cox for taking on the leadership and supporting all of Emerson with learning about taking care of ourselves and one another. Our Emerson Tigers are truly special! Thank you for sending us such wonderful kids.

Go Tigers!

Sam Hanson

Principal, Emerson Elementary School


Go Tigers!

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It is Banned Books Week in the Emerson Library!

This week in the Emerson Library, we are celebrating our freedom to read!

In class we have been talking about some books that have been either banned or challenged at some point in their published history. We are discussing what that means when a book is banned or challenged. We are talking about how we have the freedom to choose for ourselves what we read, but we don't have the freedom to stop others from reading books, or to have those books taken out of libraries. However, this sort of thing still happens sometimes, and part of a librarian's job is to work hard to uphold your freedom to read. That means fighting against people who want to ban books, and educating kids about it so they understand what it means and feel empowered to make their own reading choices.

Uphold your freedoms!

Read a banned book today!

Families, if you'd like to know more, explore this Banned Books Escape Room, and find out more about how you can uphold your freedom to read!

Upcoming Dates


6 - Curriculum Night Videos will be available on Emerson's YouTube Channel

19 - Vision Screening for 3rd & 5th Grades

27 - Picture Make Up Day

28 - Dia de los Muertos

29 - Storybook Character Dress Up Day

Vision Screenings

Vision Screenings for Emerson's 3rd and 5th grade students are scheduled for October 19. If you do not want your child screened, please contact Nurse Marcia at Marcia.alexander@sno.wednet.edu.
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Central Emerson PTA

We would like to welcome all the new PTA members who have recently joined. Also, a big shoutout to Central and Emerson staff for joining as well.

An October newsletter with all the PTA news, exciting events and fundraising activities will be going home soon.

PTA Vice President needed! The PTA needs four full board member positions filled to keep PTA status. Are you looking to help the PTA board? We need you!

VP roles and responsibilities:

A vice president may be called upon at any time to assume the role of president, temporarily or until the position is filled in accordance with the bylaws.

Responsibilities include:

  • Implementing duties delegated by the president
  • Representing the president in his or her absence
  • Performing specific duties as provided for in the bylaws
  • Familiarizing yourself with all PTA programs and resources
  • Preparing for leadership by attending additional training opportunities and events that may be offered by your council, region, state or National PTA

We have board meetings once a week via zoom. Please contact Sasha Richards ptacentralemerson@gmail.com if interested.

Check out our FB page for all news at Central-Emerson PTA. In addition, starting next week, look in your child’s Thursday folder for a monthly PTA Newsletter.

Click here for Central Emerson PTA on Facebook.

Elementary Human Growth and Development

Human growth and development will be taught each year during 5-6th grade. These lessons will be taught at Emerson in December.

Families are invited to attend a presentation to learn about the health standards, activities and resources that will be used to teach each of the topics, and the opt-out process. Please see details below.

  • Elementary Human Growth and Development, Tuesday, November 2, 6-7 p.m. at the Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish)

If you plan to attend the presentation, please complete this online form to let us know you plan to attend. The purpose of the form is gauge the number of families that will attend and communicate with families about any changes in venue or times that may occur.

Those who are unable to attend the district presentations may review the lessons posted by clicking here. Due to copyright restrictions, we are required to post the links to the entire lessons as they were developed. Please know that some components of the lessons (example: homework-related activities for integrated learning and family homework) will not be taught.

The lessons and resources are also available for review from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (or by appointment) at Teaching and Learning Services at the Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). A video that will be used for the lessons is available for viewing at the district presentation and at Teaching and Learning. Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to upload the video to our website.

K-3 Highly Capable Program Information

If your student is currently in grades K-3 and you are interested in your student receiving highly capable services to include learning opportunities with more depth, complexity, and acceleration in the classroom please be aware of the following information. Students currently identified for highly capable K-3 services do not need to go through the K-3 referral process.

Referral packets for the K-3 highly capable program are available in all elementary schools, and on the Snohomish School District websites in English, Spanish and Russian. The completed referral packet is due Wednesday, October 27 and can be turned in at your home school or the Snohomish School District office (drop box located by the main entrance) located at 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290. Click here to learn more.

If you have questions, you may contact Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or email linda.varner@sno.wednet.edu and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258.

2021-2022 District Calendar

The 2021–2022 district calendar includes important dates for many school district events and activities, as well as information we must legally provide and information we feel will be important to you. Please note that the events in the calendar are accurate as of early September 2021 but may change due to COVID-19 related conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Our websites and school newsletters are an excellent way for parents to stay informed of any changes or newly added, adjusted or canceled events and activities.

District Approved Community Flyers

Click here to view the district approved community flyers.

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.