August 14, 2016
Dear Emerald STEAM (EmSTEAM) Magnet School Families:
Welcome to Emerald Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Magnet Middle School. The staff and I are pleased to welcome you and your student to our STEAM Community. It is an honor to serve the students, families, staff and the community of El Cajon. We believe in a focused vision, accountability and collaboration with parents and the greater community.
Emerald STEAM Middle School provides all students opportunities to utilize state-of-the art technology to expand learning. Students have access to iPad carts, 1:1 Chrome Book which your child takes home, heart rate monitors during PE, coding labs, robotics labs, digital media lab, Makerspace and much more.
Our exceptional staff exhibits collaboration, teamwork, diligence, and passion to provide an excellent STEAM academic program in order for students to succeed and to be prepared for the 21st century. Our mission is that EmSTEAM students will persevere as critical thinkers who collaborate and contribute to their community through cross-curricular STEAM integrated projects that address real world problems with innovative solutions.
We believe in working hard and celebrating our successes. The Emerald ASB and PTA provide fun activities such as pajama day, twin day, spirit day, spirit assemblies, guest speakers, and field trips. Extracurricular activities include clubs, an extensive after-school sports program, tutoring, Saturday Strategic Support, and district wide Saturday enrichment opportunities. Please encourage your student to participate fully in any and all school activities to maximize the middle-school experience.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with you to ensure your student’s success. Emerald families are strongly encouraged to stay informed and up to date on student grades and assignments by signing up for Parent Connect. We look forward to continuing and deepening this partnership in order to provide support for your child. In addition, we urge parents to view the EmSTEAM website in order to receive up to date announcements and information on upcoming events.
Furthermore, we encourage family participation here at EMSTEAM. There are several opportunities available to parents such as PTA, School Site Council (SSC), English Language Advisory Council (ELAC), and other volunteer activities.
Our wonderful team of teachers and I look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Night date and time to be determined.
I look forward to working collaboratively with students, families, staff and the El Cajon community to achieve and maintain high academic standards, excellence, build 21st century skills and to create a community of confident life-long learners. Together we will make this a successful and rewarding school year.
EmSTEAM Magnet Middle School