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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

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.

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.