Elm Street Elementary
Progress Report Newsletter, May 2016
Ms. Shannon Ewing is Coweta County Teacher of the Year!!! CONGRATS!
Congratulations, Shannon Ewing, Coweta County Teacher of the Year!
After being named Elm Street Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Ewing was named one of three finalists for Coweta County Teacher of the Year. Last week, an independent trio of judges visited Mrs. Ewing (and the other two finalists) to observe her in action with students and then conduct an interview. Then, on Wednesday, April 27, Mrs. Ewing was announced as 2016 Coweta County Teacher of the Year!
It was an honor and privilege to introduce Mrs. Ewing during Wednesday night's ceremony and a pleasure to hear her talk about her work. I think many in the audience had their eyes opened to what an outstanding Media Specialist does each day!
I know our staff and students were overjoyed to celebrate Mrs. Ewing, too! It was such fun to recognize her with a Celebration Lap on Thursday morning; we all loved seeing and hearing our students and staff cheering for her.
Mrs. Ewing, you represent us well, showcasing the excellence of Elm Street Elementary and Coweta County School System. Congratulations again!
Below are a few photos and cheers from Thursday's Celebration Lap in honor of Mrs. Ewing!
Mark your calendars!
With just four weeks of school remaining, there is still much teaching, learning, and fun taking place. Be sure you've marked your calendars for all that is happening in these last several weeks. You won't want to miss out on these memories in the making!
A few highlights...
Field Day - Friday, May 6
Chuckwagon Day - Friday, May 20
Awards Days - May 25, May 26, May 27
Pep Rally and Keep Up the Pep Rally Held April 15, April 29
On Friday, April 29, we held our Keep Up the Pep Rally for students getting ready to begin Student Growth Assessments (SGAs). This event was led by our 4th and 5th grade students, together with their teachers and Mr. Tate. It was a fun afternoon in the sun, warming up for giving our best on SGAs. Check out a few of the picts and videos below...
Celebrating Mrs. Wimbley during a secret part of the Milestones Pep Rally
It was such a joy to hear our students bragging about her strengths and talents, applauding loudly for her, and presenting cheers and chants in her honor. We were all beaming with pride for her as she wore her crown and took her place in the seat of honor.
Loved the way our grade level teams worked together secretively to come up with unique ways to honor Mrs. Wimbley for all she does to support our school. A few clips and photos appear below. It was an AWESOME afternoon in honor of our truly AWESOME Assistant Principal!
We love you, Mrs. Wimbley!!!
Teacher Appreciation Week 2016
THANK YOU, ELM STREET TEACHERS AND STAFF, FOR THE INCREDIBLE WORK YOU DO DAY IN, DAY OUT, ALL YEAR LONG. WE ALL GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME, EFFORT, AND DEDICATION! THANK YOU FOR THE IMPORTANT WORK YOU DO!
Thank you, PTO, for letting our teachers know just how much they mean to you.
Important Note from Nurse Kim...
Feel free to give us a call at school if you have any questions about proper procedures: 770-254-2865.
This is also a great time to ensure all immunization records are on file for the upcoming school year, especially for students moving from PreK to K and 5th to 6th grades.
PLEASE NOTE: Any medication not picked up by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27 will be discarded.
Way to go, Elm Street Track Team!
Distinguished Young Men of Elm Street
Thank you, Mr. Petch and Mr. Liggins, for your work with Distinguished Young Men of Elm Street on Wednesdays! It was wonderful to see our young men dressed for success each week. We have all noticed their mannerly ways as well, holding doors open for others upon entering or exiting, standing to let others be seated, and more. Looking forward to seeing our young men carry forth these traditions in the weeks and years ahead.
Top TEN - One month remains!
Optimism: the tendency to expect the best and see the best in all things
Kindergarten Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting with Mayor Brady
Kindergarten students sang their traditional song once again this year to mark the special occasion! They enjoyed getting a moment to spend with Smokey Bear as well.
Awesome Lip Sync Event - Thank you!
Big thanks to all participating students, parents, and staff.
Special thanks to our faculty sponsors for coordinating the big event: Lyndsay Carnes, Shannon Ewing, and Cindy Ulinski.
We couldn't have done it without everyone's hard work and cooperative spirit.
What a fun night!
Not on twitter yet? You're missing out!
Elm Street has a few great twitter feeds to follow:
@ElmStreetELM - school twitter feed
@ElmStMedia - media center twitter feed
@ElmSt5th - fifth grade twitter feed
The QR code to the right will take you to @ElmStreetELM so you can keep up with our school tweets!
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