Emlen Elementary K-5

Mrs. Tammy Thomas

6501 Chew Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19119
Phone: 215 951-4010

Where all students can achieve at high levels.

Emlen Elementary

Message from the Principal


Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:


Welcome to the School District of Philadelphia and to Emlen School. We are excited about the many wonderful learning opportunities that have been planned for this school year and look forward to working with you and your children to make those opportunities a reality!  Our staff is ready to instruct the students using the Common Core Curriculum in a rigorous and meaningful way.  Your continued support is essential to making this year a successful one for all students!


We invite you to become involved with the program at Emlen School, to become an active member of our Home and School Association, and to serve as a volunteer in whatever area you are able. Together we will make a difference in the lives of our children.



Tammy Thomas, M.ED.



Points of Pride

  • Safe environment
  • Outstanding academic opportunities
  • Updated technology throughout the school, including a mobile laptop lab, new computers in the classroom, and smartboards in several classrooms
  • Made AYP in 2011
  • Vocal Music education for all students K-5
  • Girl Scout Troop  
  • Active Home and School Association

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Welcome Back!





  • Parents please be aware of the UPDATED Early Dismissal Protocols!  These apply to EVERYONE!
  • The Scholastic Book Fair was a great success.  Thank you all for your participation.
  • School will be closed for all students and staff November 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of our families.
  • Report Card Conferences will be held December 4-6.  Students will be dismissing at 12:04.  Evening conferences will be held December 5th from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
  • Box-Tops for Education are now being collected!  Collect them and send them in.  Emlen gets $.10 for each box-top.
  • Parents, please remember the importance of sending in notes to excuse your child's absences.  These notes can not be accepted three school days after the absence.

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Which evening works best for you for any night meetings that Emlen may have?