Weekly Tiger News

Emerson Elementary Communication - May 27, 2022

May 30 - Memorial Day - No School

Principal's Message

Dear Emerson Families,

Our hearts are broken from the news of the recent tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The safety of each and every student in our Emerson community is our highest priority. Below are some of the safety measures we have in place to keep our community safe:

  • Emerson does nine emergency drills a year: fire, earthquake, shelter in place and lockdowns.
  • We work with our district safety team, local law enforcement, as well as local fire departments.
  • There are three lockdown drills to practice what we would do if there were a dangerous person, animal or major community threat in the Emerson area.
  • We focus on getting all students into locked, secured areas as soon as possible. Staff have also been through training on being a leader and being prepared to have kids run, hide and fight if possible.

Below you will find many useful resources which could support you in navigating this devastating situation with your family. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need support.

Resources for elementary:

Hope you enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend.

Go Tigers!

Alice Dailey, Principal Intern

Sam Hanson, Principal

Emerson Elementary School


Emerson Student Essay Contest to Win a Free Bike

Centennial Masonic Lodge has donated two new 24” mountain bikes to Emerson Elementary. We plan to award these bikes to two Emerson students who write an essay to express why they would really love to have a new bike. Three mystery Emerson staff will review the student essays to determine the contest winners. Thank you to Centennial Masonic Lodge for sponsoring this wonderful bike donation.

Essays Due to Emerson Office by Wednesday, June 3, 2022 at 12 p.m.

Pictures from Science Night

Science Fair Sway

Click here to view Emerson Elementary Science Fair 2022 Slideshow.

MLL (Multi-Language Learner) Program

Next year Connie Hellmund will be moving to Cathcart Elementary to provide ELL instruction and complete her student teaching. While we are sad to say good-bye, we are really excited for all her future opportunities. Connie has been an amazing part of the Central-Emerson community and we have been very fortunate to have her on staff. She has been an incredible support to students, staff and our office and for that we say a big THANK YOU.

Next year Esther Bak and Juanita Alejandro will be Central and Emerson's MLL teachers. Mrs. Bak has been the MLL teacher at Emerson and Mrs. Alejandro comes from Central's ECEAP program. Both of them are bilingual and are excited to support our students.

Music Concerts June 2

Music concerts at Emerson ARE happening this year in the Emerson gym! Attendance for students at their grade level concert is REQUIRED, so please put this on your calendar. Each concert will feature singing, instrument playing, body percussion, and a famous composer we learned about this year! See you there!

Thursday, June 2

5th Grade: 6:00 p.m. (students arrive at 5:45)

6th Grade: 7:00 p.m. (students arrive at 6:45)

If your child is not able to attend, please send Mr. Beal an email at: justin.beal@sno.wednet.edu.

Sixth Grade Recognition

Thursday, June 16th, 9am

1103 Pine Avenue

Snohomish, WA

Parents, guardians and families are encouraged to attend the ceremony in the Emerson Gym

Upcoming Dates


30 - Memorial Day Holiday/No School


1 - 2nd Graders Visit Emerson, 2nd Grade Parent Night 6:30 p.m.

2 - 5th Gr. Concert - 6:00 p.m., 6th Gr. Concert - 7:00 p.m.

10 - Yearbook Distribution, 6th Grade Students

13 - Yearbook Distribution, All Students

14 - 4th Gr. Field Trip, Blackman's Lake

15 - Field Day, 1:15-3:15

16 - 6th Gr. Recognition, 9:00 a.m.

20 - Last Day of School, Dismissal at 11:45

AIM High School Students

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A special thank you to some AIM High School students who spent a couple hours volunteering at Emerson to help clean up the campus.

Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date!

It is important to make sure your child goes to their regularly scheduled wellness appointments, which often include immunizations. The summer months are a great time to get your child caught up with immunization requirements before the 2022-2023 school year. Schedule your appointments early, as health care providers’ schedules quickly fill up in August and September. Make sure to turn in your updated immunization paperwork to the school by Wednesday, September 7.

This reminder is especially important if your child is transitioning to preschool, kindergarten, or 7h grade, as each of these grades has additional immunization requirements.

Every student enrolled/registered in school or childcare in the state of Washington must have medically verified up-to-date immunization records on file with the school in which they are enrolled/registering before the first day of school 2022-2023. Medically verified immunization records include one or more of the following:

$30 affordable connectivity program plans for families

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is offering eligible households high speed internet (100Mbps download) for $30 a month with no additional out of pocket costs.

There are three ways families can qualify:

  • Income of 200% or less than the federal poverty guidelines
  • Program participation (such as Free Reduced Lunch Program eligible, or SNAP, etc.), or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program

What families need to know about this new ACP opportunity:

For those that meet the eligibility requirements:

  • $30 guaranteed plan download speed of 100 Mbps
  • 20 providers to choose from
  • New or existing internet plans
  • Three ways to qualify

Click here to apply and for further details about the federal program.


If I am approved for ACP and currently on an internet service plan with a provider, can I switch to a different internet service plan of that provider, including to that provider’s low-cost plan, and receive the ACP benefit?

  • Yes. The ACP benefit can be applied to any internet service offering, and providers cannot restrict you from switching service offerings or subject you to mandatory waiting periods. Sometimes providers prohibit existing customers from switching to low-cost internet service plans; however, consumers receiving the ACP benefit are not subject to these “existing customer” restrictions.

What happens if my provider has eligibility requirements for an internet service plan that conflict with ACP rules? (e.g. My provider requires that I pay off my past debts before signing up for XYZ internet service plan)

  • ACP rules override the rules of participating providers in the context of an ACP consumer. For instance, a provider may generally require that consumers pay off past or present debts before signing up for XYZ internet service plan. However, consumers who are approved to receive ACP benefits are not subject to that requirement (since the ACP rules prohibit providers from declining to enroll ACP consumers based on past or present debts).

Note: The ACP rules clearly allow ACP consumers to apply their benefit to any internet service offering that is generally available (i.e. not a grandfathered/legacy plan) and prohibit mandatory waiting periods (47 CFR 54.1808(e)(6)(iii)) and restrictions on switching plans (Para. 166 of the Report and Order).

Central Emerson PTA

PTA Election: The PTA Election will be held later this month. All FOUR PTA spots will be open for nomination during our elections for the next School Year 2022-2023. The PTA Board would love fresh faces and ideas. Be a part of your child’s school and volunteer. If you have any questions please contact the ptacentralemerson@gmail.com.

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.

Central Emerson Spirit Gear

Click here to be directed to Snap Dog to order Central Emerson Spirit Gear.

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Dates

2022-2023 School Year
  • Wednesday, September 7 - First day of school
  • Week of October 24 - Fall conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Friday, November 11- No school/Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 - No school/Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, December 20 - Half-day early release
  • Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - No school/Winter Break
  • Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break
  • Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day
  • Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day
  • Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break
  • Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break
  • Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 16 - Last day of school
  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days

Visit www.sno.wednet.edu/calendars for additional information regarding district and school events and activities.
Student Transportation Input Form

Click here to complete transportation form for 2022-23 school year.

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New Students - Register for the 2022-2023 School Year

Have you recently moved to the area? Or, do you have a child who will be new to the Snohomish School District during the 2022–2023 school year? We can’t wait for you to join us! Register now at the Snohomish elementary, middle or high school your child will attend. Learn more at www.sno.wednet.edu/newstudentenrollment.
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Summer Swim Lessons - Register Today

General registration for summer swim lessons is happening now. More information about our summer lesson program available at www.sno.wednet.edu/swimlessons. Register in-person at the Snohomish Aquatic Center Welcome Desk or register online by clicking here.

District Approved Community Flyers

Fliers are typically posted on Tuesdays during the months of August through June. For additional flier program details and/or to complete a request for distribution, please click here.

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.