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Elms Principal Message - November 2019

November 2019

Dear Elms Families,

On Monday November 11th, Elms Elementary will be recognizing Veteran’s Day.  Teachers will be addressing some of the many contributions and sacrifices made by our service men and women.  We would also like to recognized Mr. Barry Rosenzweig and the volunteers who facilitated our recent Walk to Remember, honoring our lost veterans.  All staff and students are invited to wear red, white, and blue on Monday, November 11.

Thank you to the Jackson Fire Department for coming out for Fire Safety Week, October 7-11.  Our younger students, met some of the fire fighters, saw a fire truck, and learned how it works..  Older students visited the Smoke House to teach them what to do in the case of smoke/fire.

Thank you to our PTN for running a great Fall Book Fair Event!  Our volunteers are essential to these programs.  We couldn’t do it without you.  Thank you for taking the time to organize and run our Book Fair!

Thank you to the staff and students of Elms who celebrated our Week of Respect October 7-11; School Safety Awareness October 21-25, and Red Ribbon Week (Drug Awareness) October 28-November 1.  Helping our students to know right from wrong, good choice from bad choice, and how to keep themselves as safe as possible is our ongoing mission.



Elms’ 2nd Annual Truck-or-Treat was a lot of fun and a great success this year!  It was great to see all of our families who came out for the trunk or treat event!  The trunk decorations were awesome to see!  Congratulations to our Decoration Winners: 3rd Place: Fortune Teller by the Pritchett family; 2nd Place: Circus by the Garafolo family; and our 1st place winners: Pirates by the Metelsky family!  Great job one and all!  Looking forward to next year!


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Tuesday November 19 – Thursday November 21.  Scheduling is currently open on the Parent Portal.  If you have not scheduled your conference yet, you can do so via the Parent Portal until November 6.  After the 6th, you will need to contact your child’s teacher directly either through email, or by calling the Elms Main Office.

Monday, November 18 & Friday November 22 are FULL DAYS of school.  Tuesday the 19th – Thursday the 21st are SHORTENED DAYS.  Please see the Elms Website for dismissal times, if needed.


American Education Week

American Education Week is a national week to recognize public education and educators.  During the week of November 18-22, parents are invited to visit their student’s classroom to witness education in action.  Each grade level will have approximately on-half hour to showcase a lesson for parents, and see their children actively learning.  We hope you can join us in celebrating the American education system.  The visitation schedule is below.  You will be witnessing a lesson, so we ask that you please NOT bring younger siblings to this event.

November 18 – 9:20-9:50 Kindergarten

                        10-10:30 Preschool & Ms. Nelson AM

                        12-12:30 Ms. Nelson PM

November 19 – 10:15-10:45 Grade 1

November 20 – 9:45-10:15 Grade 2

November 21 – 9:20-9:50 Grade 3

November 22 – 9:20-9:50 Grade 4

                        10-10:30 Grade 5


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. 

Any item that needs to be dropped during the day, may be left on the cart provided outside the main doors.  Paper and writing utensils are available to label the item with the students name and teacher.  The receptionist will retrieve the item and contact the appropriate personnel for its delivery.


Upcoming Events:

November 7 & 8 – School Closed – Teacher Convention

November 18 – FULL DAY

                        9:20-9:50 Kindergarten American Education Visit

                        10-10:30 Preschool & Ms. Nelson AM American Education Visit

                        12-12:30 Ms. Nelson’s PM American Education Visit

November 19-21 – Parent Teacher Conferences – Shortened Days

November 19 – 10:15-10:45 Grade 1 American Education Visit

November 20 – 9:45-10:15 Grade 2 American Education Visit

November 21 – 9:20-9:50 Grade 3 American Education Visit

November 22 – FULL DAY

                        9:20-9:50 Grade 4 American Education Visit

                        10-10:30 Grade 5 American Education Visit

November 25 – Picture Make Up Day

November 27 – Shortened Day

November 28 & 29 – School Closed – Thanksgiving Weekend

December 4 – PK-5 Assemblies

December 11 – 6:30pm PTN Meeting in IMC

December 20 – Shortened Day

December 23 – January 1 – School Closed for Winter Break



 Michael Burgos & Shawn Levinson