Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Existing Families 

we hope your summer was pleasant and your kids are recharged and ready for school...or at least you are ready for your student to begin their new school year.


Here's a quick look at the upcoming dates:

Wednesday, August 9th CAMP EMERSON (see flyer below).   

8:15. Begins Sign In and Refreshments 

9:00 - 10:00 am is orientation in auditorium for parents.  

Students will be participating in preplanned programs and orientation from 9 am -2pm.  Pizza lunch is served to your students along with a snack of fresh fruit.  Please send a water bottle along with your child so they can refill as needed.

Who should attend?  If you've registered as a new family or a new student attending Emerson for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Tuesday, August 15th is the First Day of School!  7:55 am is the bell.  

Suggestion for Student Drop off - Vehicles:  Welcome to middle school.  To limit the car congestion in front of school and keep the flow moving - it would be super helpful if you have your student ready with their back packs etc to exit vehicle without you having to actually park for more than a few moments.  Of course many of you will want to walk your student into the school, so please consider parking on the other side of Selby or further down the block.  

PACE Board Members for the school year: 2017-2018 

President:  Jay Manning

Treasurer:  Jae Wu

Secretary:  Stephanie Fraticelli

VP Hospitality:  Doris Chun

VP Communications:  Margaret (Maggie) Maloy

VP Administration:  Shannon Colleary

VP Fundraising:  Sandra Showers

VP Community Outreach:  Loretta Gaffney

PACE meetings are open to all parents, teachers, and administration.  They occur one time a month.  The PACE meetings for 2017-2018 will be listed in August.

If you are interested in working as a liaison or a sub committee in one of the areas of PACE, please send an email "Contact PACE" menu heading above.  Please note that PACE Board is the umbrella under which other parent committees and initiatives function, this helps keep order and a "Wild West" approach curtailed.

If you have a specific topic of interest to a grade level, etc, that you feel is important enough to discuss at a PACE meeting, please submit your idea to PACE ahead of time to get placed on the agenda.  Contact Us  in the heading menu above.


Example of notice posting from this past year:

These are the next dates for meeting finishing up the 2016-2017 year: 

  • Thursday, May 4th  at 6:30 pm - PACE Board Nominations
  • MONDAY, June 5th at 6:30 pm  (Tentative)  this is the last meeting.  Voting for seats on the PACE Board will take place. If you want to know the positions, please sign up for the news letter which is emailed every week between Sunday and Tuesday. Nominations took place on May 4th as was announced in the newsletter. Scroll down this page to see the link for sign up.

* Dates are subject to change.  Please sign up for the weekly newsletter (at bottom of this page) which will have updates on meeting dates and topics listed.

  • Stay informed about what is happening at school
  • Meet other parents and build your Emerson social network.
  • Get Involved!  We have many volunteer and PACE leadership opportunities.
  • Hear interesting speakers on relevant topics

Visit Emerson

TOUR DATES During 2017-2018 school year are not yet available. Please check back in August 2017. Thank you for your interest in Emerson Community Charter School. Our tours are a great way for prospective families to become familiar with our campus, our academic and extra-curricular programs, and our community. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend the tours with their parents.

No more tours remain for  the 2016-2017 School Year.

Reservations are required. Please RSVP by sending an email to EmersonToursRSVP@gmail.com

and include:

1) Your name

2) The name of the school your child currently attends

3) Your child’s current grade

4) The tour date you’d like to attend

5) The number of people who will be attending the tour in your group.

All tours begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. with a presentation in the auditorium followed by a campus tour led by student ambassadors and parent volunteers, culminating with a Q&A with the principal in the library. Please plan to arrive by 8:15 a.m. to park and check in.


PACE needs your support.

We realize that not everyone has the means to donate and not everyone has the time to volunteer. But by committing to help in whatever way you can contribute, you help our students achieve their full potential.

 By giving your time or making a donation to PACE, we can provide the tools our students need to prepare for high school, college and beyond.

Please consider making a donation, volunteering your time, or both, to PACE and Emerson Community Charter School.

To donate in any amount, please click the Donate button below. 

 Donate to PACE Through 


Online Donation Options


For a one-time donation using PayPal, please click on the Donate link:

You can also divide your donation into 5 monthly installments. Please select one of the payment/installment amount options and click on the Subscribe button.

Recurring Payment Options

Thank you for supporting Emerson Community Charter School!

Visit Emerson Community Charter School website!


If you are a parent or student, please register on the Emerson Community Charter School - homepage for email updates from teachers.

You may also be able to access files and grades through the website: Schoology

Current Families...sign up for PACE updates e-mail.

 to Subscribe to the PACE Email list where you'll receive timely information about Emerson and your child's grade-specific news,  please click the belowlink:

Welcome prospective parents!! Sign up to get emails regarding tours and other events for future Emerson families!!

Stay connected with us to receive community announcements and find out about future Emerson Community Charter events!!

PACE is now set up to send you Text Messages.

This will be reserved for timely or urgent reminders and changes to dates etc.  Otherwise please rely upon the weekly newsletter from PACE.  or continue to refer to Emerson's school site for the calendar.

NOTE: When you fill in your name - please add  your student(s) 8th grade graduating year

Let's get started!!

Get TEXT reminders of important events, dates, or changes from PACE.
     We are using a texting service REMIND.com. 

It's quite simple.   on your mobile phone messaging screen, in the send TO
 field, enter:  "81010 "   and in the message field enter:  "@pacecom"

Do not enter the quotations.   Once you send this, you will receive a confirmation message back from Remind.com

Below is alink to a PDF file with specific directions.  So, if you don't have texting or prefer to receive these text messages via email, that is possible too.