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Emerson School is dedicated to your child’s happiness, safety and success. Our services include a nurse, social worker, and psychologist on our campus, as well as having a before and after school program, PEER, available at no cost to students of working parents. We also have free sports programs for students in grades 5-8 and art, music and physical education for all students.

Enroll your K-8 student today! School starts August 1!

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Celebrate Diversity

The students of North High School, Whittier Elementary School and Emerson Elementary School have joined forces to spread love and positivity to your neighborhoods. In light of some recent events in our nation, we have been working very hard to strengthen our minds, schools, families and communities. Fear and hate have no place in our hearts, homes or schools. We are working towards building communities where everyone is loved, accepted and welcomed with open arms. We want our community to be a place that everyone can call home. We hope that you will join us and celebrate diversity! By placing this student-created yard sign outside of your home, you are displaying a symbol of our unity and showing that you celebrate diversity with us!

Please proudly display the “Celebrate Diversity” sign in front of your home as a way to symbolize that the members of your household celebrate diversity and support No Place for Hate® schools in your community.

Send us pictures of your family with the sign and/or doing a diversity activity and we will add them to the website: Diversity.PhxSchools.org

Need a sign? Contact Julie Robbins at Whittier School:
602-257-3814 | Julie.ROBBINS@phxschools.org

Download the Table Talk Discussion Flyer.

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Emerson Students Proud of Mural

Panoramic photo of the Emerson School Mural

Emerson School students painted a huge mural used at Banner Samaritan Hospital in a pedestrian walkway while construction was underway.

DPR Construction provided all the hard hats, painting materials and panels. The students loved the project.

Now the students are so proud to have the mural installed at their school. It was transferred, installed and sealed by DPR at no cost to the school. The students and staff are very grateful to DPR

Close up photo of the Emerson School mural

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Emerson Family Picnic, March 29

Sponsored by your Emerson Student Council
When: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Emerson School basketball courts and field

Download Flyer for More Details!

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Superintendent Larry Weeks encourages all members of our district to immediately “SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING” should they see anything that seems suspicious. His letter sent to parents and staff outlines the measures we take to ensure safety, yet reminds that we must all be vigilant and report anything suspicious immediately to school or department leaders. Those leaders will bring the information immediately to his attention. Thank you for bringing any questions you have to the attention of campus or department leaders in the district or the Superintendent’s office at CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org or 602.257.2912.

Please remind everyone you know – SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING.

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AzMERIT Testing Begins in April

Students in grades 3-8 will begin AzMERIT testing in April.
For more details regarding AzMERIT and Move on When Reading, please see:

AzMERIT Letter for Parents of 3rd Graders

AzMERIT Letter for Parents of 4th – 8th Graders

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Bringing Attendance Home: Parent Video

Bringing Attendance Home: Parent Video from Rachel Auerbach on Vimeo.


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August is Attendance Awareness Month

Phoenix #1 proclaimed August “Attendance Awareness” month because we understand the strong relationship between good attendance at school and student achievement.
In fact, studies show that students with poor attendance in the early years tend to struggle with achievement throughout the rest of their school years. And, good attendance leads to high school graduation!

For more information, please read here about the effects of poor attendance.

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Summer Learning Ideas

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I hope everyone is enjoying the start to their summer. Temperatures are high and so is the tendency to let summer slip away by sleeping in, playing video games, and watching a lot of television. We should all take advantage of the opportunity for a little more sleep and yes there are educational video games and television. Just don’t underestimate the value of active engagement for kids over the next eight weeks.

Have you heard of summer learning loss? Summer learning loss is the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer holidays. “Summer loss was more pronounced for math facts and spelling than for other tested skill areas. Summer loss was more pronounced for math overall than for reading overall.” (Eric Digest, 2003).

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a teacher to keep your kids’ brains growing over the summer months. I’m sure you have lots of family activities planned. If you are looking for some new ideas, there are lots of great resources, some offered through the city Parks and Recreations Departments and your local library.

Here are a couple you might want to try:

• Stop by the Phoenix Public Library or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org. There are great reading rewards programs, a Kids Coding program (ages 4-7 and 8-17) calendared throughout the months of June and July, and of course books and movies to check out.


• Visit the Phoenix Parks and Recreation site phoenix.gov/parks for a calendar for summer camps, swim lessons, and storytelling & crafts at the Pueblo Grande Museum.

• To break up the monotony of the day, or slow down for a minute, have your child log onto their Imagine Learning or Study Island school account (if you don’t have a computer or internet access, visit your local public library)


• With most ingredients found at home, you can make your very own play-dough. This involves heat on the stove, so make sure an adult is helping. Kids can create for hours. Talk to them about what they are making. Ask them to tell a story about it and then have them write down their story in a journal.

A cool playdough recipe

Source: playdoughrecipe.com

1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
1 cup of flour
1 tablespoon of oil
Food coloring

• Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a pan.
• Mix the water with the food coloring.
• Add the water/color-mix to the other ingredients, stir well.
• Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, while constantly stirring.
• When the mixture becomes “doughy”, remove from heat and start kneading. (the dough will be hot, so mind your hands)
• When desired texture is achieved, the playdough is finished, enjoy!

With all these engaging activities for you and our kids, summer will be over before you know it.
Enjoy and see you all soon! The first day of school is August 2.

Enrollment for students is happening all summer, K-8. Our office hours are 7:45-4:15

Lucia Raz, Principal

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Partnering to Test the Drinking Water on Our Campuses

May 11, 2017

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we have been working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to conduct screening programs to determine if there is a presence of lead in school drinking water. ADEQ is coordinating with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems and public schools to proactively conduct these screening tests.

Emerson School drinking water was tested. There were no samples obtained that indicated a presence of lead in the drinking water above 15 parts of lead per billion parts of water (15 ppb). This is the level that is in compliance with federal drinking water standards.

We are pleased with these results. We will continue to work with ADEQ to insure the drinking water on our campuses is safe for students and staff. The safety and health of our students and staff is our number one priority.

Should you have further questions regarding this topic, there is information available at azdequ.gov/LeadScreeningProg or you can speak to Principal, Ms. Lucia Raz or call my office at 602-257-2912.

Mr. Larry Weeks,
Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1


Download Letter from Superintendent (English & Spanish)

17 de noviembre de 2017

Estimadas Familias y Comunidad de Phoenix #1;

En el Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix, hemos estado trabajando con el Departamento de Calidad Ambiental de Arizona (cuyas siglas en inglés son ADEQ) para llevar a cabo programas de investigación para determinar si hay presencia de plomo en el agua potable de las escuelas. ADEQ está coordinando con varias agencias estatales y locales, sistemas públicos de agua y escuelas públicas para llevar a cabo proactivamente estas pruebas de detección.

Se revisó el agua potable de la Escuela Emerson. Ninguna de las muestras obtenidas indicó la presencia de plomo en el agua potable superior a 15 partes de plomo por mil millones de partes de agua (15 ppb). Este es el nivel que cumple con las normas federales del agua potable.

Estamos satisfechos con estos resultados. Seguiremos trabajando con ADEQ para asegurar que el agua potable en nuestras escuelas es segura para los estudiantes y el personal. La seguridad y la salud de nuestros estudiantes y personal es nuestra prioridad número uno.

Si usted tiene más preguntas sobre este tema, hay información disponible en azdequ.gov/LeadScreeningProg o usted puede hablar con el Director, el Sra. Lucia Raz o llamar a mi oficina al 602-257-2912.

Sr. Larry Weeks,
Superintendente, Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix

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