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Principal's Message May 19, 2017

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 was 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! 

Thank you to all of our PTN volunteers for another wonderful Book Fair!


Looking ahead:
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
May 31 – Gr 4 NJASK Science
June 1 – Gr 4 Field Day
June 2 – Gr 5 Black Bear Lake Trip
June 7 – 9:30am PTN Thank you Breakfast
June 8 – Supply Cart

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 was sent home on May 17.  If you are interested in volunteering and email was sent to all 5th Grade Parents on Wednesday May 17.  You can also click this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545afad22a75-5thgrade1
  • June 15 – 10am Moving Up. Information was 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.