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Principal's Message - May 12, 2017

We hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend!

Celebrating Success!

Thank you to Ms. Werosta and all of our parent volunteers for a beautiful plant sale!

Thank you Ms. Benarick and Ms. Everett for facilitating our annual Blue Claws Night.  It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the evening with the Elms community and to see our talented 5th grade chorus sing the national anthem! Play ball! 


Looking ahead:
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

Attention 5th Grade Parents
Gr 5 has a very busy end of year!  Lots of activities are upcoming.  It will be a fun and exciting time for them, which of course means a lot to remember for you!  Please be sure to continually check your teacher’s class page and the Elms website for updates.

  • May 25 & 26 is the trip to Princeton Museum; all permission slips are due to classroom teachers no later than May 24.
  • June 2 – trip to Black Bear Lake. Information will be sent home no later than May 19.  Permission Slips due by May 31.
  • June 15 – 10am Moving Up. Information will be sent home May 19.  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
  • June 16 – Pizza Party
  • June 20 – Field 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.