Emerson Elementary School
Garcia, Shawna
AM Kindergarten and ELL Teacher sgarcia@elmhurst205.org

Contact Information

The best way to contact me is by phone or email.


My Email: sgarcia@elmhurst205.org (link above)


Emerson School Info: (630) 834-5562


Please notify the office when your child will not be attending school. 



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.

Shawna Garcia

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Important Dates

   · February 22nd-End of 2nd Trimester and  Scholastic Book Orders Due

   · March 5th: Science Olympiad

   · March 6th-Student Late Arrival

   · March 8th– SBR’s available online after 3pm

   · March 15th-PTA Talent Show

   · March 20th-Student Late Arrival

   · March 23th-March 31st:  No School—Spring Break

   · April 1st- School Resumes


Meet your Teacher

Hi! I am Mrs. Garcia and I will be teaching AM Kindergarten, and will be an ELL teacher in the afternoon.  Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! On this website you will find information that pertains to our classroom and to Emerson School. A classroom newsletter will also be uploaded to this website weekly. Please check back weekly for any new updates. Looking forward to a great school year! 

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. 


Monday-Art and P.E.


Wednesday -No Special


Friday- No Special

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Drop Off and Pick Up Information


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

Late Start Days: 9:45-11:55




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. There will be reading, math, and writing activities that you can do at home with your child. 


-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! You can access Raz Kids by clicking here.

Classroom Behavior Plan

Here is our classroom behavior chart. It is a reward system that focuses on positives reinforcements. The students start out on green everyday and can clip up on the chart for good behavior. If they clip up to the red or star they will earn a reward coupon. They can redeem this at any time. If the student clips down to blue they will have the opportunity to clip back up. But if they clip down again to purple it will be the teachers discretion to decide if they miss out on something. If they clip down to pink I will contact you and let know what happened during the school day.