Weekly Tiger News

Emerson Elementary Communication - November 18, 2021

Principal's Message

Greetings Emerson Families,


On behalf of our entire Emerson team we want to say thank you for attending our parent teacher conferences last week. We had a wonderful turn out and we appreciate all of you making the time to connect and partner with us on behalf of your amazing children. We learn so much from all of you by sharing your thoughts and ideas on the best ways to support students both at school and home.


Attached you will find a rendering of two pieces of playground equipment that we have ordered for Emerson’s playground. We are so lucky to have the support of our community. The Lions Club made a donation for a new slide and we had an anonymous donor make a large donation for a fun new climbing tower (which has a capacity of 45 students)! The anonymous donor also donated enough money to purchase five new eight foot picnic tables that will be used to help us meet the demand for outside eating areas. Again, we feel so fortunate to live and work in a community that cares so much for Emerson students. Our Central-Emerson PTA has also been very supportive and is helping us make this playground addition happen. The new equipment was ordered earlier this month and when we get closer to the installation date, we will let you know. It has been over 20 years since Emerson has had new playground equipment.


Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving and want to wish you and your family an enjoyable holiday.


Take care of yourself and each other.


Sam Hanson

Principal

Emerson Elementary School

360-563-7150

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Online Book Fair, November 8-21

This Year, Our Book Fair Is Online! Students can discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns our school rewards for resources in the library. Plus, books will ship directly to your address, and extended family members can shop too. Shipping Is Free on book-only purchases over $25.


*Please note that there are some delays in shipping happening around the country, but orders should ship out within one to two weeks.


Use this link to shop at our fair online:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/emersonsnohomish


Use this link to view a video for our online fair:

https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6206818915001

Upcoming Dates

November

24 - Half Day release at 11:45 a.m.

25-26 - Thanksgiving Break/No School


December

17 - Half Day release at 11:45 a.m.

20-31 - Winter Break/No School

Counselor's Corner

Holiday Resources

We created this list of resources with organizations that offer assistance for families during the holiday season, including toys and food. Please read through the list and check their website since many have deadlines to request help.


If you need further assistance, please contact me.


Jamie Walton

Counselor, Emerson Elementary School

jamie.walton@sno.wednet.edu

360-563-7179

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Central Emerson PTA

Fall Fundraiser - The Central-Emerson PTA has teamed up with Stadium Flowers in Everett, a family owned local business founded in 1947 known for handcrafting quality evergreen products with locally sourced materials, for our fall fundraiser. Supporting our school is as easy as decorating your home with fresh evergreens this holiday season. All proceeds (50% of each order) is allocated to Staff Appreciation and Student Activities. Please see the flyer below for more details.


You can order at this link: https://bit.ly/3mhDHGg

  • We are ONLY Accepting Credit/Debit via VENMO @CentralEmerson-PTA
  • Orders & payment are due by Thursday, November 18th
  • Greens must be picked up at Central on Thursday, December 2nd from 10-12 p.m. and/or 4-6 p.m.
  • We'll need a handful of volunteers to help us sort and hand-out deliveries. Please email Dana Harker (danaclem@gmail.com) if you're able to help.
  • You can also email Dana Harker (danaclem@gmail.com) with any questions.


Tiger Merch: The Central-Emerson Spirit Merch was a HUGE success with a ton of orders. Snapdog has received our order and is currently processing it. Turn around time is about 3-4 weeks. All orders will be delivered to your student at school to bring home. We will keep you updated on the status of the order. Looking forward to seeing all the kids in their cool Tiger Pride Merch.


Thank you for supporting our Central-Emerson PTA!


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.

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Are you ready for inclement weather?

If inclement weather conditions occur during the night, the district office will decide whether to:

  • Hold school (regular hours)
  • Hold school (delayed start) - All schools will start two hours late
  • Close school
  • Learn more at www.sno.wednet.edu/weather

In the event that our schools are closed or are starting late:

  • Automated phone calls and emails are sent to all district families through the School Messenger system (the system is automatically populated with the primary phone numbers and email addresses available in the Skyward/Family Access system).
  • A notice is posted on the district Facebook page at www.facebook.com/snohomishschooldistrict
  • A notice is placed on the district website at www.sno.wednet.edu
  • Local television and radio stations are notified.
  • Emails are sent through our listserv newsletter subscription system.
  • A notice is sent to the statewide public emergency notification system - www.flashalertseattle.net

Because we know many are getting ready for school or leaving early, we try to get these notifications out to our school community between 5:15-5:45 a.m. If we are fully certain of the situation the evening in advance, we will let our families know at that time. If Snohomish is not mentioned during the newscasts, through School Messenger or on our website, you will know our schools are open and buses are operating on or near the normal schedule.

Limited transportation information:

When weather conditions dictate that certain roads are not safely passable, the district will announce it is providing limited transportation. Each school office has a list of the roads/areas that our buses will not travel on when limited transportation is in effect. Please remember, limited transportation will be in effect for both the morning and afternoon routes, even if roads have cleared during the day.

  • 2021-2022 Limited Transportation (Snow) Routes & Schedules - www.sno.wednet.edu/snowroutes
  • Parents/guardians of students on special education services routes/buses should receive information in mid-November 2021 with their inclement weather schedules and stop locations. If unsure of times/locations, please contact the Transportation Department at 360-563-3535 or 360-563-3525 in the morning.
  • The times and locations on the limited transportation (snow) pdfs reflect normal pick up times - please add two (2) hours if there is a two-hour school delay.
  • If routes operate on limited transportation (snow), those routes will be in effect for both the morning and afternoon, even if roads have cleared during the day.
  • There may be a situation in which there is no two-hour delay and buses are operating on limited transportation routes. In these cases, schools will start at normal times.

If there is a 2-hour delayed start, the following will apply:

  • All regular full-day classes will be held (beginning two hours later than normal).
  • No a.m. and/or p.m. half-day special education preschool, or ECEAP.
  • No morning elementary band.
  • No morning AIM classes.
  • No zero-hour classes.
  • No morning Sno-Isle Technical Skills Center.
  • No out-of-district transportation.
  • Buses may be on normal routes or limited transportation routes (decision will remain in effect for the entire day).
  • Note: If there is inclement weather on any Friday and a two-hour delayed start is decided, please note the following:
    • Schools will start two hours after usual starting times.
    • Schools will dismiss at their regular (Monday through Thursday) dismissal times and not the regular Friday two-hour early release times.
    • School schedules are located here - www.sno.wednet.edu/calendar

Please note: If school has been closed for the day, there will be no district busing or transportation available. All evening meetings or functions scheduled to take place in district facilities will be cancelled. A decision will be made by noon on the impacted day regarding the possibility of afternoon district- and school-sponsored activities and practices.

If school is in session and weather worsens during the day, the district office will make the decision whether or not to close school and will notify the schools. This will occur only if there is an emergency, such as a localized disaster or widespread extreme weather conditions. If a school closure occurs in the middle of the day, secondary schools will dismiss students so that most will arrive home before elementary students. Elementary students will be dismissed at the regular time. Parents/guardians need to have an alternate plan for their child(ren). Make certain they know what they are to do and/or where they should go if parents cannot get home due to weather conditions.

Important community resources and links:

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.