Central Emerson Elementary

Home of the Tigers - December 15, 2022

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Early Dismissal/Winter Break

  • Tuesday, December 20, Early Dismissal - 11:30 @ Central, 11:45 at Emerson
  • Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - Winter Break/No School
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - School Resumes

Principals' Message

Dear Central Emerson Families,

We want to make you all aware of our upcoming plans as we transition from two campuses as one school, to one campus with a K-6 comprehensive elementary school. Yesterday at our combined Central Emerson Elementary staff meeting, we announced the plan for next year, as well as the plan for 2024-2025. We are excited to share this information with you, our students and families, as we move forward to develop and articulate our plan.

Plan for 2023-2024
The Central campus will be a kindergarten thru 1st grade campus and will also have positive behavior support (PBS) for students in kindergarten and 1st grades. We will also continue to serve ECEAP preschool (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and developmental pre-school students at Central.

The Emerson campus will be a 2nd thru 6th grade campus and will also have a 2nd thru 6th grade positive behavior support (PBS) for students in 2nd through 6th grades.

This transition plan will keep our staffing on both campuses approximately the same for the 2023-2024 school year.

Plan for 2024-2025
In the 2024-2025 school year, the Emerson campus will become a comprehensive K-6 elementary school and staffed similarly to all other Snohomish School District elementary schools. Our Central campus will continue to support our ECEAP and developmental pre-school classrooms. Other district programs may be considered for the Central campus as we move closer to the 2024-2025 school year.

As you read this communication, you may be asking … why is this transition planned over a two-year timeframe? Can’t we all just move over together in the 2023-2024 school year? Below are some of the considerations for our decision to move only 2nd grade classrooms for the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Allow for building leadership involvement on how to best utilize space. This will allow for reflection and adjustments while we grow.
  • Time is needed to ensure the necessary structural changes at the Emerson campus including: parking, pick-up and drop-off, storage and classroom use and technology needs.
  • We also want to provide time for our teams to appropriately plan to answer our community questions and have opportunities for student and families to visit our Emerson campus prior to the first days of school.

As we move forward, we will keep you informed. As always, please feel free to reach out to us at samuel.hanson@sno.wednet.edu or alice.dailey@sno.wednet.edu with any questions or concerns.

Go Tigers!

Sam Hanson, Principal

Alice Dailey, Assistant Principal

Central Campus: 360-563-4600

Emerson Campus: 360-563-7150

Jingles & Jammies at Central Campus

Thank you Central families we had almost 300 people attend our Family Night event this week.

Bike Contest

Thanks to a generous donation from a local film maker/story teller, Kadha www.kadha.com, who made it possible to purchase and give away seven brand new shiny sturdy bikes. Kids in 3rd and 4th grades who did not already own a bike were given the opportunity to write a response to the following prompt, "Please describe the importance of being a kind friend."

Seven children were chosen to receive the bikes. If you had been there to see the smiles and excitement that spread across their beautiful little faces, you wouldn't have been able to keep from smiling yourself!

Happy riding to you - Emerson kids!

Food Drive

Thank you to everyone in the Central Emerson Community who contributed to the Snohomish Community Food Bank. We donated 1,877 items (1628 pounds of food) and raised over $1,500! Way to go, Central Emerson Tigers!

The PTA and the Food Bank were amazed at the total number of donations. The food bank drivers loved the Emerson kids helping load up the truck for them!!

The winning class at Emerson is Ms Lucas’ class. It was a close race at Central, but the winner is Mrs. Sinclair’s class. Doughnut parties are coming next week before break.

What an amazing way to gave back to our community today. The Holiday Spirit of Giving was in the air. Thank you again!!

Upcoming Dates


16 - Spirit Day: Bring your Holiday Stuffy

20 - Early Dismissal/11:30 @ Central & 11:45 @ Emerson

21- Jan. 3 Winter Break/No School


4 - School Resumes

13 - MLK Assembly, Emerson Campus 9:15

16 - MLK Holiday/No School

27 - Last Day of 1st Semester

30 - Non Student Day/No School

Reporting Absences

If your child is absent or going to arrive late, please let us know:

Central Attendance Line: 360-563-4602

Central Attendance Email: CPC-Attendance@sno.wednet.edu

Emerson Attendance Line: 360-563-7156

Emerson Attendance Email: EM-Attendance@sno.wednet.edu

Skyward/Family Access: https://www2.nwrdc.wa-k12.net/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wsnohoms71/seplog01.w

Important Weather Links

Central Emerson PTA

Stadium Flowers: We still have orders remaining to be picked up this week at Central. Please contact the PTA at ptscentralemerson@gmail.com for pickups. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped to sort and pass out orders. We appreciated it all. Red Bows will be coming home with students today.

Tiger Spirit Merch: SnapDog has officially provided us with their link for online shopping for tiger spirit merch. Orders are placed directly with them and picked up at the Snapdog location on Ave D. Here is the link for the online store!


Food Bank Donation: The Snohomish Food Bank and PTA want to thank everyone for the donations to the food drive. The winners for the doughnut party were announced above.

The Central Emerson PTA wants to wish everyone a lovely holiday season and New Year for 2023. Thank you for all the volunteers, support and participation in events. We cannot wait to get going in 2023 with more events for students.

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.

Free and Low-cost Community Programs

Below are links to some free and low-cost programs which we are aware of that are available for our district students and community members:

Central Emerson Elementary - Contact Us

Central Campus (Grades K-2)

Sam Hanson, Principal

Alice Dailey, Assistant Principal

221 Union Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290


Classroom Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Early dismissal every Friday 8:20 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Office Hours

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

Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Contact Us

Main Number: 360-563-4600

Attendance Line: 360-563-4602

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

Emerson Campus (Grades 3-6)

Sam Hanson, Principal

Alice Dailey, Assistant Principal

1103 Pine Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290


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 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 3 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.