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Emerson Elementary Communication - September 23, 2021

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What is Start with Hello

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

We are pleased to inform you that on September 27 – October 1st, your child will be taking part in Start With Hello Week at Emerson Elementary. Start With Hello teaches students the skills they need to reach out and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their classroom, school or youth organization.

Last year, over 12,000 schools from across the United States participated in Start With Hello Week to highlight and spread the message of the power of Start With Hello’s three simple steps:

  1. See Someone Alone
  2. Reach Out and Help
  3. Start With Hello

Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely, or treated like you are invisible. It is a growing epidemic in the United States and within our schools. Excessive feelings of isolation can be associated with young people feeling isolated, leaving them vulnerable to become victims of bullying, violence and/or depression. As a result, many pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development and/or choose to hurt themselves or others. The positive news is that there are cures for disconnection and loneliness if we reach out and help one another.

We encourage you to talk to your child about the Start With Hello program and ask them to share what they have learned. Not only will that help you learn how to support your child to identify isolation, reach out and connect, and Start With Hello, it also demonstrates to your child that you take this subject seriously and can support them in their actions to create a more connected and inclusive home, classroom, school and community.

For more information on this new resource or for more information about Sandy Hook Promise programs, please visit: https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/.

Thank you for supporting Start With Hello Week!

Sincerely, Emerson Elementary Staff

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SSD-North Beginning Band Bash, September 27 at CMS

Please join us at the following times for a beginning band open house at CMS. This event is for all 6th grade students that are interested in, or already signed up for beginning band at their school.

5:00 – 5:30 PM Students from Riverview

5:30 – 6:00 PM Students from Emerson

6:00 – 6:30 PM Students from Cascade View

6:30 – 7:00 PM Students from Machias

7:00 – 7:30 PM Students from Dutch Hill

At this event, you will be able to:

  • Hear each beginning instrument played by a specialist
  • Talk to current students about their band experience
  • Hear a performance by the SHS Pantherband
  • Talk to your director about which instrument is right for you
  • Order an instrument rental package online through our local music store for pick-up or delivery

Your health and safety is our top priority! For this reason, the event will be taking place outside on our covered blacktop area and we will not be able to provide instruments for students to try. Please wear a mask while at the event, observe 3-foot social distancing, and limit attendance to 1 parent/guardian per family. Thank you!

Upcoming Dates


27-10/1 - Spirit Week (see flyer above)

27 - Beginning Band Bash at CMS (see flyer above)


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 will be happening in October. 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.

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.