In partnership with Emerson families, teachers and staff, the Emerson PTA is committed to providing all Emerson students with the opportunities they need to thrive academically and emotionally. Unfortunately, insufficient public funding means that Emerson needs to bring in additional resources to fill the gap. Emerson's primary fundraisers are:

What the PTA funds

The Emerson PTA Budget supports over $170,000 of vital programs and activities at the school. The PTA will spend $550 per student during the 2019-20 school year. Every dollar counts, and every family who participates strengthens our school community by helping provide:

  • Physical education and art classes from experienced credential teachers for every student at Emerson

  • Community-building events, including the Welcome Back BBQ, Family Art Night, the Pancake Breakfast and the End-of-Year Party

  • Gardening classes, field trips, programs to help reduce the achievement gap, teacher mini-grants, bilingual office support, cultural performances, library and classroom supplies and much more!

  • The complete PTA budget and list of all things we fund can be found here.

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Target’s Take Charge of Education program donates a percentage of every purchase made with Target’s Red Card. Apply for and register your Red Card at’s ID# is 29820.

Office Depot

Office Depot will donate 5% of qualifying purchases to Emerson. If you shop online, visit the 5% Back to Schools page to register your purchase and to designate Emerson as your school of choice. Emerson’s ID# is 70006119.