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Principal Message June 2019

June 2019


Dear Elms Families,

Another amazing school year is coming to a close, but the remaining days are packed with planned celebrations and lots of learning.  When reflecting upon all of the accomplishments and wonderful memories that this year has provided, we feel truly grateful to the students and staff that help make Elms an incredible school.  We would also like to say thank you to our wonderful PTN for all of the enriching opportunities and resources that they provide to our students throughout the year. It truly takes a village to raise and educate a child and we couldn’t be more proud of this community.


Thank You!


Mr. Burgos


Mr. Levinson


Field Days

Thank you to Mr. D’Ambrosio for all of the planning and coordination he has put into ensuring that our kindergarten through fifth-grade students have a day filled with exercise, sportsmanship, and smiles. Please make sure your child brings a towel, drink, and has sunscreen applied at home, as teachers are not permitted to do so.


Kindergarten: Thursday, May 30th


Grade 1:           Tuesday, June 4th


Grade 2:  Thursday, June 6th


Grade 3:  Monday, June 10th


Grade 4:    Thursday, June 13th [Rain date - Friday, June 14th]


Grade 5:  Friday, June 7th [Rain date - Tuesday, June 11th]

Fun Run

This year’s PTN sponsored Fun Run took place on Friday, May 17th and was a huge success! Thank you to all of the families who came out to support the event and watch their children compete in the races.  The turnout this year surpassed last year’s “Run” and we are excited to continue to grow this traditional event.


Multicultural Night

A heavy crowd populated the school on Tuesday, May 22nd for Elms 1st Multicultural Night. The evening was dedicated to all of the diverse families that help make the Elms community a truly special and unique place.  The night included various skits, singing performances, diversity centers, and classroom projects featuring countries and cultures from all over the world. Our “Cupcake Wars” event capped off the night as families designed cupcakes and tables celebrating various countries from all across our globe. All entries were judged and scored in 4 different categories. Congratulations to all of our winning contestants!

Blue Claws Night

The Blue Claws celebrated the Elms School community on Tuesday, June 4th with a special Elms Night. Our chorus ensemble was featured by singing the National Anthem.  In addition, the first pitch was thrown out by a 5th-grade student who has exemplified excellent character traits all year long and embodies what it means to be an Elms Tiger. Congratulations to Brendan Beldowicz in Ms. Konopack’s class! Congratulations to the Osborn family, winners of the Blue Claws Luxury Sweet!

5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

Our 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony is quickly approaching and we are excited to celebrate all of the accomplishments of this group of students.  Please join us in honoring the Elms’ graduating class of 2019 on Tuesday, June 18th. The ceremony will begin at 10 am in the Gym and conclude with refreshments in the Cafeteria.  Please know that space is limited to 3 guests per family.



  • June 17-20 will be shortened days for students and dismissal will take place at 1:35 pm
  • Report Cards will be available on the Portal for parents starting on June 24th
  • Any medications in the nurse’s office must be picked up before summer recess.


Check-it Out Summer Library Nights:

This summer, Elms Elementary is proud to continue the "Check-it-Out" Summer Reading Initiative. We are excited to bring parents and students together in our mission to promote literacy through reading. Elms’ Library will be open for readers during the summer on the following dates: July 10th, July 11th August 7th and August 8th between 2 pm and 6 pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!