Principal's Corner

Dear Emerson Family,

Spring is on its way (We hope)! The slow emergence of nicer weather has brought with it a resurgence of purpose and direction here at Emerson School.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we remember and recognize the contributions that our predecessors made in the development of our nation and worldwide. One name that immediately comes to mind is Mrs. Katherine Johnson, immortalized in the movie “Hidden Figures.” It was her intelligence and steadfast perseverance in the face of racism that enabled NASA to be successful for the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. Ms. Johnson passed away last week at the age of 101. What a shining example of what can be achieved through scholarship and determination.

As we start to prepare for the administration of the NJSLA in two months, we are asking for a continuing collaborative effort between home and school.   Our goal is to have a larger percentage of students meet and/or exceed state standards this year as compared to last year.  Please join us in our commitment to assist our children in reaching for the stars.

One important factor in our student success is that our students are present and here on time. Students need to be in school at
8:00 am. Early pickups are frowned upon, but if it is necessary, please pick up your student by 2:00pm. In addition, parents make sure that we have your updated contact and emergency contact numbers. We appreciate you being proactive in this regard.

Lastly, remember that we are a uniform school and our expectation is that all students will be in uniform, Monday through Thursday. I thank you for your anticipated understanding and cooperation.

As always, we remain positive, productive and proud!

Until next time, 


Dr. Asante

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