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Emerson Parent & Community Newsletter (January 25, 2023)

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A Message from the Principal

The character trait for the month of February is Kindness. Students are always encouraged to be kind, but we will be putting a special emphasis on kindness all next month. If your child would like to participate in Emerson’s Kindness Challenge, print out the calendar below and encourage them to perform acts of kindness throughout the month.

With respect and admiration,

Mrs. Dominguez, Principal

Dates to Remember

Jan. 27th 4th Grade LB Promise field trip (LBCC)

Jan. 27th Last Day of Semester

Jan. 27th Family Dinner Night at Chuck E. Cheese

Jan. 30th Spirit Award Assembly for Selected Students (see below for information)

Feb. 1st Kindness Challenge Begins

Feb. 2nd 4th/5th Grade Field Trip to LB Symphony

Feb. 3rd Sweethearts Dance at Stanford

Feb. 8th Achievement Reports Live on ParentVue

Feb. 10th 100th Day of School

Feb. 13th No School Lincoln's Birthday

Feb. 14th Wear red, pink, or white as a reminder to show love & kindness

Feb. 20th No School President's Day (Washington Birthday)

Feb. 27th Spirit Awards


There is now a new feature allowing you to report your child's absence online, to make it easier and more convenient for our Emerson families. Additionally, you can even upload Dr. notes, Dentist or Orthodontist notes, or anything else needed to clear your child's absence.

Click here to report your child's absence

January 30th - Spirit Awards Assembly

This month's Spirit Awards assembly (on Monday, January 30th) with be a New Years theme and students can wear any pastel colors to show their spirit that day.

Next month, the Spirit Assembly theme will be Disney!

Important Pet Reminders

We love seeing you walk your pets to school with your student(s) but we have a few reminders.

  • Pets are not allowed on campus beyond our gates.
  • Pets must remain on city sidewalk.
  • Please deter students from petting animals near campus regardless if they know the pet.
  • Please clean up after your pet.

Pick Up / Drop off

Our school neighbors have kindly asked that we remind parents to NOT block their driveways when dropping off and picking up. Also we noticed a few cars unattended in the middle of the street can cause traffic to back up and possible accidents. Please do not park in the bus loading zone or in red zone. Safety is our utmost concern and we thank you in advance for making sure we keep everyone safe and ticket free.

Comic Creators is coming to Emerson!

Create your original comic book! Comic Creators will be meeting on Thursday's starting February 23rd. Register now and save $5! Click on the permission slip below to sign your child(ren) up.

WeBreak Breakdance Class is back!

Classes resumed on Tuesday, January 24th. Please click on the flyer or the link below to register for classes.
Click Here to Purchase a Yearbook

Click on yearbooks; search Emerson Parkside Academy

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Click Here To Volunteer for the Sweetheart Dance

This is a parent-created event, so all of the following volunteer slots need to be filled. We got this! Please review the entire list and click on the button to sign up. My email is if you have any questions! -Elisa Lima, Co-chair

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Bell Schedule



TK & K 9:00 - 3:00

1st - 3rd 9:00 – 3:05

4th & 5th 9:00 – 3:10

EVERY THURSDAY TK – 5th Grade 2:30 dismissal

2022-2023 Emerson Bell Schedule

Click to view bell schedule along with Minimum Day for the year

School Wellness & Prevention Lessons

In accordance with Board Policies 5145.7 (Sexual Harassment), 5145.9 (Hate-Motivated Behaviors), 5131.2 (Bullying Prevention), and 5142.52 (Suicide Prevention), students will review key procedures and processes to support a safe and welcoming environment. For additional information regarding these requirements, parents/guardians/caretakers can consult pp. 29-32 of the

Ms. Williams our school counselor will facilitate these lessons and send communications prior to the start of the lessons.

Emerson Uniform Policy

All students are required to wear a uniform at Emerson. Our uniform consists of red, white, or navy blue collared shirts or blouses, school spirit t-shirts, and navy blue or khaki shorts, skirts, and jumpers. Shoes must have closed toes and heels and should be suitable for physical education and play. No flip flops or sandals. A more detailed description of the dress code can be found on our school website

IMPORTANT: Update Your Contact & Emergency Information

We need to know how to reach you! Please make sure you provide the most accurate information to receive texts, e-mails or phone calls, and in case of an emergency. Parents are now required to verify or update their information, including emergency contacts, online in their ParentVue account. We will no longer send home emergency cards. Please visit the website for instructions on how to update your information.

Health & Safety Protocols

• Masks will be optional for students and staff.

• Surfaces will be sanitized and cleaned as much as possible.

Please CLICK HERE for the LBUSD's most recent Corona Virus Resources and Information.

Please monitor your child for illness and remember to stay home and test if you are ill.

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Nutrition Services Breakfast & Lunch Application

Check out our Online Meal Application! You can fill out a meal application for free or reduced-priced meals at:

This application is Smart-Phone friendly and is available in English and Spanish. For more information, call Nutrition Services at (562) 427-7923 or CLICK HERE.