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Principal Message - September 15, 2017

Dear Elms Family,

 

The new school year is off to a great start.  We had the opportunity to visit all the classrooms and meet the students that make Elms Elementary such a special place.  The children looked happy and excited.  Thank you, students, for the warm welcome and the happy smiles!  I also want to thank the custodians for doing an excellent job these past few weeks preparing the building for opening day.

Safety: This week, Elms conducted our first fire drill  for the year.  A variety of safety drills will continue to be implemented regularly throughout the year.  Such drills foster student safety and are important to practice regularly.

In an effort to provide the safest environments, nothing is more important that maintaining an open line of communication between home and school   In that light, parents should be sure to complete their emergency contact information in detail.  It is important to include trusted adults in the “emergency contact” area of the portal.  This information is invaluable when an unforeseen circumstance occurs.

 

PTN:  The Elms community is committed to providing every child the opportunity to excel academically, physically, and socially. We know that we can achieve this through developing a strong partnership among school personnel and student.  Elms Elementary has the ongoing tradition of supportive, hard working parents. Parents are invited and encouraged to further that partnership in a variety of ways.  We encourage all parents to become involved with Parent-Teacher Network.  Our collective mission is to enhance and support our children’s educational experience.  Please join the PTN and please support the many events they coordinate including classroom support, working the supply cart, volunteering for an evening event, attending American Education Week, and the many opportunities to contribute and participate in school events.  Please mark your calendar: our first PTN meeting is scheduled for September 20th at 9:30pm in the Elms IMC.

 

Upcoming Events:

September 19 – Board of Education meeting 6:30pm

September 20 – 9:30am PTN Meeting – Elms IMC

September 21 & 22 – School Closed

September 28 – Supply Cart

September 29 – Kindergarten & Grade 1 Parent Meet & Greet

October 4 – PTN Fall Festival @ Cicconi Farms

October 6 – Walk to Remember

For the first 2 weeks of October Kindergartners will learn about & celebrate colors, with a specific color dedicated to each day!  Please join us in support and celebrating with our youngest learners.  All students are invited to wear the designated color for that day.

October 2 – Red

October 3 – Orange

October 4 – Yellow/Gold

October 5 – Green

October 6 – Blue

October 10 – Purple

October 11 – Brown

October 12 – Black

October 13 – Pink

 

On behalf of the entire Elms Staff, we welcome you to the new school year and to working together to help your child achieve their hopes and dreams.

Please contact the school directly if you have any questions.  We will be glad to help you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael Burgos                                              Shawn Levinson
Principal                                                         Assistant Principal