• Weekly Update 12/12/22

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 12/11/2022 5:00:00 PM

    Good Evening Emerson Families,

    As we roll into Winter Break there is much going on!

    PBIS/StarBucks Goals

    This week we are focusing on the basics. Making sure that we are mindful of school procedures and expectations. We are trying for 1000 StarBucks for Wintry, Warm, Pajama Day on Friday.

    Dine Out 

    We will be having a family dine out at Urbane Cafe, Thursday, December 15th
    20% of food sales are donated to the Emerson PTA - take a break from cooking and support your school!
    See attached flyers!

    4/5 Chorus Performance

    Friday, Decmeber 16th at 4pm in the Auditorium our 4th and 5th grade Chorus will be performing. Come join the wintry fun.

    5th Grade OSS Meeting

    ECOS visits to share all the 411 on Outdoor Science School. Don't miss it. Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00pm in the Auditorium.

    Emerson Talent Show 2023

    Talent show casting call and meetings December 14th and 15th at 3:00pm in the Auditorium. Don't miss your chance to shine bright like an Emerson STAR!
    Students can participate in solo acts or a group act. Come and join us, it will be a blast! See attached flyers.
    Looking Ahead...
    Schedule For December 23rd

    Friday, December 23 we will have a change in schedule prior to Winter Recess.  The Schedule that day will be as follows:

     TK and All Kindergarten 8:30 - 10:55 am, 

    1st - 3rd Gr.: 8:30- 12:55 pm,

     4th & 5th Gr.: 8:40 am - 1:10 pm.  

     Winter Recess will be from December 26 through January 6, 2023. We will return to school on Monday, January 9, 2023

    Thanks and have a great evening!!

    Mrs. AJ

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  • Weekly Update 12/5/22

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 12/4/2022 5:00:00 PM

    WEEKLY UPDATE FOR December 5, 2022

    Good Evening Emerson Familes,

    We hope you had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to a great week!

    ELAC and School Site Council 

    This week we have our English Language Learner Advisory Council on Wednesday at 6:00 pm on ZOOM. Please see our website for details. 

    Our School SIte Council will also be held this week on Thursday at 5:30 on ZOOM. Look for a separate email will all the detail to follow. 

    All are welcome to attend both meetings.


    Last week student met our PBIS goal of working on kindness and respect. Unfortunately, we were rained out we hope we will be able to have our lunch on the lawn this Friday. In addition,  this week we are working on the goals of Perseverance and Focus. Our reward for 1200 StarBuck will be a Harry Potter/Hogwarts Day. Students will be able to wear their favorite Wizarding World garb! This would be a great week to set perseverance and focus goals at home or in extracurricular activities. 

    Fire Department Visit

    Tomorrow we will be visited by the fire department who will be sharing about their jobs and fire safety with students. 

    Talent Show Gear Up

    This week parent volunteers will be visiting classrooms to discuss our Annual Emerson Talent Show and how to partiticpate. Alll students are welcome to participate in this wonderful event.

    Thanks so much for being an amazing community! Have a wonderful week!

    Mrs. AJ

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  • Weekly Update 11/7/22

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 11/7/2022 6:00:00 AM


    Good Evening Emerson Families!
    What a week we had! From Halloween to Starsapalooza, what a blast! Thank you so much to all the parents and family members that made that such a success!  I, for one, had a total blast and the kids were AMAZING!


    This week we will be working on the goals of Optimism and Perseverance. This is a good week to talk at home about how these traits benefit us when we are trying to achieve goals. Our schoolwide goal is 1500 StarBucks and our reward will be a Freeze Dance Party/Contest on Thursday at lunch. 


    Due to forecasted rain, students will not be able to do Safety Valet on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Mrs. Tubbs will keep you updated for Wednesday. 


    Please remember that we have no school Friday for Veteran's Day and again on Monday for Parent/Teacher Conferences. We hope that you are staying in touch with your child's teacher and have made an appointment to meet to discuss your child's progress.

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     PTA/FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE Association Meeting
    PTA/FC Association Meeting is this Thursday, Nov. 10 @ 6:30 PM in our Auditorium. All are welcome!

    The first donations are due Friday, NOVEMBER 11th. You may donate the full amount of $270 or donate in parts. The final donations are due by DECEMBER 16th. You can also pre-pay for our 5th grade T-Shirts using the same link.

    Here is the LINK .


    When we have rainy days we will not be able to house families inside before we open the gates. We will open the gates at 8:15 and will send students directly to their indoor hallways. Kinders and Room 301, 302, and 303 will be taken to the Auditorium because they do not have indoor hallways. If rain is not actively falling we will have students line-up outside. 
    If rain is actively falling at dismissal we will not use Upper San Jose. Students will exit from lower San Jose instead. Please be kind and patient, we know rain makes everything tricky. 

    I really appreciate all of our wonderful families and am looking forward to a lovely week.

    Mrs. AJ raining

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  • Weekly Update 10/31/22

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 10/30/2022 5:00:00 PM

    Emerson Update 10/31/22

    Greeting Emerson Famillies!

    This is going to be a MEGA-week! We have so many wonderful events coming up.

    HALLOWEEN -Please take another look at our guidlines. Students in inappropriate costumes will be asked to call home for a change of clothes. Please be mindful of our neighbors when parking for and exiting the parades. 



    We will be having science assembly sponsored by our PTA on Tuesday and Wednesday Nov. 1 and 2. Bubble Mania:The Science of Bubbles for grades TK-1 and Mad Science for Grade 2-5, will be here. Please make sure to ask your kiddos what exciting science they learned all about.

    Picture Make-Ups

    Picture Make-Ups will be November 1st. 

    Emerson DEI Day of the Dead Ofrenda

    We will have an amazing opportunity to participate in viewing and adding to an Emerson Ofrenda between October 31st and November 3. Students will be able to visit during the school day with their classrooms. Families can come visit together on Wednesday, October 3 from 3-6pm.  


    Ok Emerson, are you READY TO ROCK?! We are putting together an awesome party THIS Saturday, November 5th from Noon-5pm. Come see our Stars in their very own rock bands and maybe some of your favorite teachers as well. This is a great opportunity to raise money for our school and have a great time. Please this use this link the buy pre-sale tickets and be entered in an opportunity drawing for Jingle Ball tickets!

    Red Ribbon Week Clean-Up

    Our wonderful community event, Red Ribbon Week,  which included tying ribbons to our gate has in fact caused litter throughout our neighborhood. We had no intention of creating a problem for our neighbors or environment. We hope that you might take a few extra minutes during drop-off or pick-up tomorrow to help us clean up some of the ribbons that have come loose. Thank you so much; we will also be working with our Student Council to correct this well-intentioned error and reflect on changes to future events. 

    Have a SPOOKtacular week!

    Mrs. AJ

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  • Weekly Update for 10/24/22

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 10/23/2022 12:00:00 PM

    WEEKLY UPDATES for the Week of October 24th

    Good Evening Emerson Families!

    October has flown by! Are you ready for another great week?!

    Red Ribbon Week

    This week is Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a week we can focus on making healthy choices. Our Student Council has planned a great week for us. See below:

    RR Week

    PBIS/StarBucks Goal

    This week we will be working on Compassion and Empathy. This is a good week to talk about noticing the feelings of others. Our goal is to collectively earn 1000 StarBucks. Our reward will be a school-wide Pajama Day the day after Halloween. 

    4/5 CHORUS

    The last day to sign up of our 4/5 Chorus is TOMORROW. Friday will be our first day. Yeah! Chorus will be held on Fridays, from 3-4, in the auditorium.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Teachers will be reaching out to you soon, if they haven't alrerady, to set up conferences for November. Conferences are great way to stay connected and to be a partner in your child's education. Please be on the lookout for communication about conferences.


    Both the teachers and I have been noticing quite a lot of candy coming to school in lunches. Please do your best to send healthy snacks and food options to school. A small treat once in awhile is fine but we have been seen much more than that.  Thank you for working with us on this. Healthy food choices such as fruits, veggies, and proteins have been shown to help students sustain focus and learning stamina.

    Halloween Parade

    Here's another reminder about our Halloween Parade coming up!


    Mrs. AJ

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  • Weekly Update 10/17/22

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 10/16/2022 6:00:00 PM

    Good Evening Emerson Families,

    Here is the weekly update for October 17th:


    This week we will be working on staying safe at Emerson. We will be concentrating on make good choices on the playground and in our classes. We are especially concetrating on personal space and keeping our hands and feet to ourselves. We will be keeping our 150 StarBucks per grade level. Our reward this week will be extra recess on Friday. 


    We have so many great opporutunities to be part of supporting our school in numerous ways. This week we have a dine out at Barragan's on Thursday, October 20th. 20% of money raised goes back to our school! We hope that you will check out our website's PTA/FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE section of our Emerson Website to check out all the good things that are happening. Click here to visit.

    Be sure to check out the Starsapalooza email sent out earlier today.

    And finally, the last day to turn in PTA reflections projects is FRIDAY. We can't wait to see your amazing submissions.


    This Thursday will be our district-wide disaster drill. This drill simulates a large scale earthquake. Check out this slide show to help explain this to your children. 


    We will be having a Halloween parade on the 31st. See below for details to help you plan. This notice will also be going home with students.

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    Here's to another wonderful week with our STARS!

    halloween candyMrs. AJ

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  • Weekly Update 10/3/22

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 10/3/2022 6:00:00 PM

    Good Evening Emerson Families and Happy October!

    Here are updates for the week of October 3rd:


    This week our school goal will be Act Responsibly. We will be working on making sure our actions are growing our responsibility for ourselves, our peers, and our school. We hope you will also take a moment to discuss ways to be responsible at home. 

    Our StarBucks goal is again 150 Starbucks per grade level. This weeks reward will be Bring a Stuffy To School Friday. 

    We congratulate last week's Supernova grade level, 4th grade, who really worked hard to help each other succeed.

    A BUSY WEEK for 5th Grade:

    This week we will be holding a very important 5th grade family meeting October 6th at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. We hope you will attend. We will be discussing Outdoor Science School as well as the many exciting events coming up for 5th grade.

    Fifth graders will also be walking to BHS on Thursday to watch the Drama departments Fall play Clue.

    California Art Day

    Our wonderful PTA famillies will be organizing an interactive art installation in our Auditorium for Friday, Oct. 7th. We are looking forward to this unique experience.

    Reflections Art Workshops

    We have three workshops planned this week in dance, photography, and video production. We hope to see you there.

    I cannot say this enough but we have such a wonderful communinty full of STARS! Thank you so much for being wonderful partners in the education of our children.

    Have a wonderful evening!

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  • Weekly Update

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 9/19/2022 7:00:00 PM

    Good Evening Emerson Families!

    We are thrilled to be starting another week with our wonderfull students! Here are some updates and reminders. 


    As posted in Dojo, please make sure that you send only plastic or metal containers to school. We have had a few broken glass containers pose a danger on our playground.

    We are also asking that you do your best to send your child with a water bottle to school. We have several refilling stations around campus. If you want to donate water bottles, please do so directly to your child's classroom rather than to the office. 


    I would like to congratulate all the students who worked hard to run for a student council position. ALL of them were amazing and I look forward to hearing their ideas as the leaders of our school whether or not they were voted in as an officer.


    We have been working hard at Emerson to make our playground a safe and happy place to be. We have increased adult presence and added Coach Luke from Peaceful Playgrounds to help teach students games and conflict resolution.  We have also worked directly with students to teach them skills on and off the playground to help them be safe and happy.  Bumps and scrapes may still happen from time to time as our Emerson Stars LOVE to play and that can happen when you are still learning. 


    Thanks to our 4th and 5th grade students and Mrs. Tubbs, our first week went quite well! We ask that you work to follow all the posted signs. It is also important that we don't block driveways when you have to park instead of using the valet service. Let's be great neighbors.


    This week we will be working on our PBIS goal "Act Responsibly." Our school-wide StarBucks goal is for all grade levels to earn at least 100 StarBucks. We have not yet reached that milestone yet. If we do, our reward will be a "Dress Alike" day! 


    The Boys and Girls Club is working hard to provide morning care for Emerson. We need 8 more families to register for it to be cost effective for the Club. They will be offering this service from 7am-9:30am to include late-bird kinders. Please see their earlier email for details.

    Have a fantastic week!

    Mrs. AJ


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  • Weekly Update

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 9/5/2022 4:00:00 PM

    Good Evening Emerson Families!

    We hope you have had a wonderful long weekend. We are looking at another full week at Emerson. 

    This week we begin our Read-A-Fun fundraiser. This is a great way to encourage good reading habits and earn some money for our school! 

    Tomorrow is an early release day. Reminder that students TK-3 get out at 2:05 and Grades 4-5 get out at 2:20.

    Wednesday 9/7 and Thursday 9/8 are School Picture Days. Students will be taking individual and class pictures. Please make sure that you take a look on our website for information. 

    Wednesday evening 9/7 is School Site Council at 5:30pm. All are welcome. Our voting members will be announced tomorrow along with a link to the Zoom meeting.  

    Thursday 9/8 is our PTA/FC Meeting. All are welcome. It will be at 8:45am in our Library. 

    This week will also be another extreme heat week. We will make sure students are inside for the hottest parts of the day. Please make sure you pack water with your students. 

    We will begin our Student Valet Drop-Off Services soon. This will take place on Cypress and Kenneth. This service will help alleviate morning traffic. We have been informed by Burbank PD Traffic Enforcement that they will begin to ticket all cars parked in loading zones. Please keep these areas clear.

    Finally, students have done a great job working on our school-goals. They have been earning StarBucks for positive behavior. Their Game Day Reward was a great success. We will continue to work on these goals. This week our goal is 700 StarBucks. Our reward this week will be a Hats and Sunglasses Day.  

    Thank you so much for your continued partnership and support. Our Emerson Community is full of such wonderful families. Here's to another great week!

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  • Weekly Update

    Posted by Jennifer Almer on 8/28/2022 7:00:00 PM


    Good Evening Emerson Families,

    We had another great week! Our Stars soared in helping to build a positive school environment. Our goal this week is to collect 500 StarBucks. Our whole school reward will be a GAME Day Friday. Students will be able to bring board games to share Friday with their class. 

    SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL-We are in need of participants for our School Site Council. Please take a moment to read the attached information. This is a great way to get involved in the academic and educational programming aspects of our school. 

    PICTURE DAY-Picture Day will be happening the week of the 5th. Look for flyers with exact dates this week.

    LABOR DAY- Monday, Sept. 5th is Labor Day. There will be no school on that day.

    HOT WEATHER- We will be experiencing very warm weather this week. While we are preparing to spend a lot of time indoors, I would like to mention again the importance of sending a refillable water bottle with your child. We have many bottle fillers around the school for their convenience. 

    AFTERSCHOOL PROTOCOLS- As a district, we are trying to make sure we have sound safety protocols. Because of this, Emerson's policy is students who are staying afterschool with a teacher need to have written, signed, and dated permission from parents/guardians on file in the office. In addition, we ask that parents and students always check-in with the office before entering the main campus. If you are picking up from an afterschool program please enter and exit using the gates assigned to that program.

    Thanks so much for all you do for our Emerson Community!

    Jen Almer-Johnson


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