Emerson Elementary School


Email: lniggins@elmhurst205.org

School Phone: 

(630) 834-5562

Please notify the office if your child will not be attending school. Vacation days must be approved by the principal and vacation request forms can be found in the front office. 


Celebrating birthdays is very exciting in kindergarten! Our school policy, however, does not allow food items to be brought into the classroom. Acceptable non-food items are welcomed such as pencils, erasers, stickers, a donation of a class book, etc.

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In kindergarten, at home practice is an important factor in mastering skills. With such a short school day, practicing kindergarten skills at home is essential for student success. The following is a list of activities that can be done at home to help children master these skills. These activities are not mandatory, but are highly recommended!

- Monthly Homework Calendar: This calendar will come home on the first of every month. Students will complete a short activity daily according to the calendar. 

-Reading: Students should be practicing reading every day! Students can work on tracking print from left to write and attempting to read short words. Being read to is also great practice! Try to read at least 10-20 minutes a day!

-Raz Kids: Raz Kids is an online database that allows students to read, listen to, and answer questions about stories. This is a fantastic website and great practice for literacy! The username is lniggins0 and then click on your child's name. You can access Raz Kids by clicking here

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Important Dates to Remember:


-December 12th: Late Arrival Day

-December 21st: Student Council Sponsored Special Day “Holiday Apparel Day”

-December 21st: Holiday Party

-December 24th-January 4th: No School—Winter Break

-January 7th: School Resumes

-January 14th: No School

-January 16th: Late Arrival Day

-January 21st: No School



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Hello! My name is Lindsey Niggins and I am a kindergarten teacher at Emerson Elementary School. Welcome to Emerson School! I am really looking forward to working with you and your child this school year. On this website you will find information pertaining to our classroom as well as the school. In addition to this website, a classroom newsletter will be uploaded weekly to this website. Please check this website frequently for up to date information. I look forward to a wonderful school year! 


Drop Off and Pick Up Information

*Students will enter and exit through door #10*

Morning Kindergarten: 8:15-11:05 AM (Bell rings at 8:10 for students to enter the school)

Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:05-3:00 PM

Late Start Days:

Morning Kindergarten: 9:45-11:55 AM

Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:55-3:00 PM



Specials Schedule

Specials are activities that students attend outside of the classroom. Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to attend gym, music, art, and library one time a week. Please make sure your child has an art smock (an old t-shirt works perfectly!) and a pair of gym shoes to be left at school to be used on days when we have art and gym. The following is the specials schedule for morning and afternoon kindergarten. 


Morning Kindergarten:

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: No Special

Friday: Music


Afternoon Kindergarten:

Monday: Art and Music

Tuesday: No Special

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: No Special

Friday: P.E