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Elms Principal's Message - May 5, 2017

Celebrating Success!

Thank you to Ms. Tapinis, Ms. Marullo and all of our parent volunteers for a great Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!  The staff of Elms loved lunch, all those many desserts, and the gift baskets.  Everything was wonderful!

May 8-12 is National Teacher Appreciation Week!  Thank you to all of the wonderful staff of Elms Elementary for their ceaseless dedication to the Jackson Community. 


Looking ahead:
May 8 & 9 – Gr 2 Trip
May 9 – National Teacher Day
May 9 – K Trip
May 10 – National School Nurse Day
May 10-12 – PTN Plant Sale
May 12 – 6p Elms Chorus sings at Blue Claws Game
May 15 – 6th Grade Orientation
May 16-18 – BOGO Book Fair
May 16 – 6:30p Board of Ed Meeting
May 17 – 6:30p PTN Meeting
May 19 – Supply Cart
May 19 – Gr 5 Parent Coffee With the Middle School Principal at Goetz Middle School
May 22 – Kindergarten Field Day
May 23 – Gr 1 Field Day
May 23 – Gr 4 Cruise Day
May 24 – Gr 2 Field Day
May 25 – Gr 3 Field Day
May 25 & 26 – Gr 5 Trip
May 29 – School Closed for Memorial Day

STEM
The Elms Elementary School, along with the Jackson School District, is proud to be integrating STEM into our building.  With thanks to Dr. Lisa Lane & Ms. Danielle Parella, we were awarded the Ocean First Grant and have created a new STEM Lab on the 2nd floor.  Ms. Parella & Ms. Sendecki have run 2 sessions of a Robotics Club as a soft opening, and the official “ribbon cutting” will soon be upon us!  With this in mind, I wanted to share with you the following link regarding the future of STEM and just a few of the endless possibilities we will be exploring.
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2017/03/20/stem-symposium-3-visions-for-the-future-of-stem-learning/

Elms Learning Garden
Thanks to Ms. Jessica Fioretti and the PSEG, Sustainable Jersey Grant, Elms is the proud owner of a Learning Garden!  With the help of the Elms Garden Club (a collection of students and staff volunteers in Grade K-5), we have planted fruits and vegetables, and have created a Touch and Feel Garden.