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Principal's Message - December 2017

Dear Elms Family,


With the holidays rapidly approaching, let us be the first to extend to you and your family a warm Season’s Greetings!  It was wonderful to see so many parents and friends during parent-teacher conference week.  On behalf of the Elms staff, we thank you for taking the time to meet with your child’s teacher and to visit our school.  Marinating and strengthening the home-school connection is the key to success.


Thank you all you donated to the Elms Think Pink Walk.  Pictures from this event are posted on the school website.  All monies ($2213.00!) collected were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help support breast cancer research.


This past month, Ms. Constance Panton, published author, visited Ms. Galatola’s 3rd grade class.  Thank you Ms. Panton for sharing your stories with our students and helping them with their writing projects.


Thank you to Jenkins’ Aquarium for a great Penguin Program!  Pictures are on the Elms website.



On Monday, January 8, the Jackson Twp School District Special Education Advisory Council will present Life After School, a free workshop discussing employment for all people with disabilities.  Please join us at 6:30PM at the Jackson Liberty High School IMC.  For more information please call the Jacksons Special Education Office 732-833-4657 or email Zinke McGeady at


Winter Family Fun Night

Tonight – Friday December 1 from 6-8pm.

There will be crafts, cookie decorating, snacks and hot cocoa, singing by the Encore Ensemble, card-making for senior citizens, and more! You can also shop at our holiday shop. It wass pajama day in school today and everyone is welcome to wear their pajamas to Winter Fest as well!


Barnes & Noble Night & Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser

Join us on December 6 from 5-8pm for Polar Express Night at the Howell Barnes & Noble.  Have dinner at Chick-Fil-A before or after with the flyer, available on the Elms website, and the PTN will get a percentage back!


Building Safety

It is the policy of the Jackson School District that every individual visitor entering the building must have their own valid State, Federal or Military ID.  No visitor will be admitted without the proper identification.  This is for the safety of our students and staff.


 Upcoming Events:

December 1 – 6-8pm Winter Fest Night
December 4 & 5 – In School Holiday Shop (see the Elms ebackpack for schedule)

December 6 – Picture Make Up Day

December 7 – K-4 DARE Assemblies

December 13 – PTN meeting 9:30am

December 21 – Supply Cart

December 22 – Shortened Day

December 25 – January 1 – WINTER BREAK – School Closed

January 2 – School in Session – Normal schedule

January 2 – Report Cards Available to parents via Parent Portal

January 3 & 4 – Gr 2 & 4 InView Testing

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


 Michael Burgos                                              Shawn Levinson
Principal                                                         Assistant Principal