Read below for a few updates on upcoming events.

For all community gatherings at Emerson, please wear a face mask and attend only if you are feeling well.

  • November 2nd-9th: Oakland in the Middle Virtual School Tour Week. Learn about middle school options - info below
  • November 11th: No School for Veteran's Day.
  • November 11th: PTA MEETING - online - info below.
  • November 12th: Drop -Off Walkathon Snacks!! info below.
  • November 15th: Walkathon!!
  • November 15th: OUSD Enrollment Opens for incoming TK/Kinder and students transitioning to Middle and High schools - info below.
  • November 15th-19th: Minimum Days for Parent Teacher Conferences.
  • November 16th: School Site Council Meeting - join link to be announced in Parent Square.
  • November 22nd - 27th: Thanksgiving Break.

Emerson Walkathon
Monday, November 15th on the Emerson Big Play Yard.

There is still time to collect Walkathon pledges!

All Emerson students will walk with their classes.
Here's how to participate!
 Remember to gather pledges from family and friends! Bring them in by the morning of the Walkathon to be eligible for prizes. Click for the Walkathon pledge sheet. See this sample letter/email if you would like to email people.
DRESS UP: Prepare your superhero costume! Wear your walking shoes!
VOLUNTEER: While only parents and caregivers who are already cleared to volunteer at the school site through Oakland Ed Fund can help run the event, all community members are invited to support our kids by signing up to drop off snacks the Friday before the event!
MORE INFO:  Monday Nov 15 is a minimum day. If you have been recently cleared to volunteer at Emerson and are available to volunteer, email Elia Shelton for info.
Hello Emerson Families!
The PTA Meeting will still be held online on Veteran's Day.

PTA Meeting: November 11th 6pm - 7:30pm

Please join us at the Emerson Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting!

Walkathon • Garden Program • Teacher Appreciation • Volunteering •  Fundraising • and Community Building Events!

Every Emerson Family is welcome and encouraged to join this meeting regardless of PTA membership.

Click HERE for Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID 837 9560 3576
New Families - Join the PTA today!
Please click HERE to join the Emerson PTA online.

Returning Families - Renew your PTA Membership today!
Please click HERE to renew online.

Membership dues are $5 and must be renewed each school year.
 Mrs. Dalloway's 13th Annual Emerson Elementary School Benefit Fundraiser: November 11th - 14th.
Mrs. Dalloway's School Fundraiser is an easy, safe and local way to shop for holiday gifts and raise money for our school!

Gift Certificates Only Online Only All Day • All Night 4 Days!

Spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and out-of-town family!
Anyone anywhere can participate and support our school. 

How it works:
  • Visit online Mrs Dalloway's Bookstore during our 4-day fundraiser, Nov 11-14.
  • Purchase gift certificates online.
  • Enter Emerson-Oakland in the order comments field.
  • Mrs. Dalloway will donate 15% of your purchase to Emerson Elementary Oakland.
  • No in-store sales will count toward the school fundraiser.
  • Purchase as many gift certificates as you want, in any denomination, and redeem either online or in person.
  • Mrs. Dalloway's keeps a digital record of all gift certificates, and they never expire!
Please allow 24 to 48hrs for your gift card to be available.
Questions? email:

  • In order for your purchase to be counted, you MUST ENTER Emerson-Oakland in the order comments field at the bottom of the checkout page.
  • Gift certificates MUST be purchased between Nov11-14.

Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705.
Phone 510.704.8222,
Save the Date! Week of Nov 15 – 19.
Lets Give Thanks to our Teachers and Staff and show them some love!
Test The People
North Oakland "No-Cost To You" Covid-19 Testing

#TestThePeople is a collaborative effort to make fast, accurate COVID testing accessible to ALL. We provide fast testing for individuals in the Bay Area. We also work with grassroots community health organizations to provide testing for at-risk communities.

Scheduled drive-thru and no appointment walk ups.

North Oakland location:
5700 MLK Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94609

Enter on Aileen St.
Monday – Sunday, 10am - 5pm

may be closed during rain

Registration and clearance is required of all parents and guardians who wish to volunteer in Oakland public schools.

All Oakland SchoolVolunteers (OSV) are required to complete clearance based on the type of service they’d like to do. This is required by the state of California’s Ed Code, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), and the Oakland Public Education Fund.

Click HERE for more information or to begin the process.

Thank you to everyone who contributed during this year's October Month of Giving Campaign!!

Your contributions help ensure continuous programing this year. Many of our on-campus fundraisers may not happen this year due to Covid 19 restrictions. October is the ONLY time the Fundraising Committee asks our community directly for money.  

Keep in mind, donations are accepted and appreciated all year, and can be made at anytime. Consider setting up a recurring donation online today!  Every dollar amount is significant and directly supports our students.
The Emerson PTA is a non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible, to the full extant allowed by law.
Our tax-ID number is: #90-1248617.
Make an Online Donation Any Time of Year!
Box Tops for Education has gone digital!
The new Box Tops mobile app will scan your store receipts, automatically find participating products and instantly increase our school's earnings online. No clipping required!
If you haven't already, download the Box Tops app and start earning money for the school. The process takes minutes!

Download the app HERE. []
Register your profile.
Connect to EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - School ID: 416066.
Scan your receipts after each shopping trip. 

And that's it!

The more of us who participate, the more money we'll earn. Make Box Tops part of your regular shopping routine.

Participating companies include General Mills, Cascadian Farms, Annie's Organic, Lysol, Paper Mate and more... even some office supplies!

Donations Needed
Children Size 5 - 14:
Leggings • Dri-fit Stretchy pants • Sweat Pants

Please Contact Ms. Crum to coordinate drop off:

New Athletic Shoes
3rd, 4th + 5th graders in need of NEW athletic shoes (Adidas, Reebok, Fila, Saucony...while supplies last.)

Please Contact Ms. Crum:


Oakland in the Middle Virtual Tour Week: Nov. 2-9

Calling all rising 6th graders! Tune in for Oakland in the Middle virtual tour week to learn all about our amazing middle schools before the enrollment window for 2022-23 opens on Nov. 15.

COVID vaccine approved for children 5 to 11 years old

New sized doses are being shipped across the country right now, and you can expect to have access at your healthcare provider, pharmacy, and community vaccination clinics by next week.

Read Full Nov. 3 Message

Oakland Promise College Access Fall Family Cafe Workshop for Middle & High School Students
Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Castlemont High School at 8601 MacArthur Blvd. It will be useful for students, parents and guardians, and especially for first-generation college families. You can RSVP at

Save the Dates to #EnrollOUSD for 2022-23

The application window for OUSD Enrollment will be open from Nov. 15, 2021 to Feb. 4, 2022. This is especially important if your child is new to OUSD, is in a transition grade (going into 6th or 9th grade next year) or if you simply want to change your child’s school next year. Stay tuned for a new school finder tool, as well as upcoming virtual school tours and events.

OUSD Works to Repair Harm and Improve Outcomes for Black Students and Families
Read the full message from Supt. Johnson-Trammell

If you or someone you know is, or has ever been an OUSD student, parent/caregiver or family member, or teacher or staff member, and you identify as Black/ African / African American, share your story and experience!

The Black Students and Families Thriving Task Force is hosting two in-person listening sessions and two virtual listening sessions. 

We want to hear directly from our Black families, staff and students - past and present. 


  • What does LOVE look like in practice in OUSD?


  • How can we REPAIR & HEAL what has been harmed to MOVE FORWARD?

Please register for any session here and join us!

Sunday, Nov. 7
In Person East Oakland Listening Session
Akoma Outdoor Market at Liberation Park (7101 Foothill Blvd.)

Monday, Nov. 15
In Person North & West Oakland Listening Session
West Oakland Middle School ( 991 14th Street in the Cafeteria)

Tuesday, Nov. 16
Virtual Session #1 via Zoom

Wednesday, Dec. 8
Virtual Session #2 via Zoom

Task Force recommendations will be used to prioritize the work ahead that is outlined in the Reparations for Black Students Resolution. Our district’s vision is to ensure that Black students, families, and educators experience a high-quality system of care and learning that results in equity, justice, and opportunities for all.

Learn more at


Customize Your ParentSquare Settings!
Did you know? You can customize your ParentSquare settings to receive communications from your school and from OUSD  when you want (instantly, end of the day digest, or never) and in the method you want (text, email, app, or none).

Still need to get vaccinated? 

We've got you covered with several OUSD pop up vaccination sites scheduled for the next several weeks.

Walk ups are welcome but please register if you can. Details, registration links and more dates/locations at

COVID Related Updates

Next PTA Meeting: November 11, 2021 at 6pm.
Upcoming Meeting Dates: Second Tuesdays in January, March + May.

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  • Dues must be renewed each year. Please click the "Join the PTA" button below to renew now if you have not done so already!
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