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Elms Principal Message May 26, 2017

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Celebrating Success!

Thank you Mr. D’Ambrosio for your flexibility with this week’s field days and weather conditions!  Thank you to all the parents who came out to cheer on their students!

Thank you to our Kindergartners who put on a fantastic Patriotic Assembly!  You worked hard and sounded wonderful!


Looking ahead:
May 29 – School Closed for Memorial Day
May 30 – Gr 3 Field Day (rescheduled from 5/25) Rain or shine!
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
June 8 – Gr 5 Middle School Summer Reading Assembly
June 9 – K-4 Summer Reading Assembly with the Jackson Library
June 15 – Gr 5 Moving Up
June 16 – Gr 5 Pizza Party
June 20 – Gr 5 Field Day
June 20-23 – Shortened Days – K-5 Dismissal 1:35pm
June 23 – Last Day of School!

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.

  • 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.