Cougar Courier


February 25, 2022

Principal's Message

Greetings Elm Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful week! It was a short one, but a busy one! Trimester three officially started, and this is our final trimester of the school year! Remember to check in with your students an buckle down on course work to ensure success for the remainder of the school year!

We have a Parent Partnership event on March 2nd at 6pm, we will be discussing motivating the unmotivated student. We look forward to seeing everyone at this event.

Report cards will be released electronically on March 4th at 3:00pm, additionally March 4th is a District Institute Day for staff, this is a non-attendance day for students!

Additionally it's time for our 5Essentials Survey. Take a few minutes and complete this survey, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Please take a few minutes and read through this week’s Courier! As always, should you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. Stay safe! #TeamElmStrong

Most Sincerely,
Ms. Ashley Groeneveld

Spelling Bee

Congrats to all the participants in our District-wide Spelling Bee! An article about the event is linked here where you can read all about the event--our very own 7th grader, Mel Rubio was the runner up for the big event! A photo album from the event can also be found here. Congrats to all our participants and our Spelling Bee Coach, Ms. Mastrianni!
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Yearbook Sale Reminder!

The deadline to purchase a yearbook is quickly approaching! If your son/daughter would like to purchase a yearbook. Please click this link to order your yearbook before April 1st!

PAT Fundraiser!

The Elm PAT is proud to announce that we are conducting a cool, fun, crazy socks fundraiser to support all of our students! Support our school by purchasing these fun, cute socks for yourself or to give as gifts. See this flyer for more information!

Order your socks from March 7th thru March 24th, 2022 by clicking here!

The top 3 sellers will get Visa cards $50, $30, and $20, so sell for a chance to win big!

Career Study Experiences

This week, we were able to have an alum, Emily Long, a published author and digital storyteller visit. She was able to speak with our Creative Writing CSI courses and get them thinking about how to use their creativity in telling their own stories!

We're so proud of all of the hard work our staff and students have put into this program, and can't wait to see more!

Athletic Updates

Please see the attached for updated regulations for our Athletic conference. Both home and away guests are now able to attend games. Those who attend must follow the social distancing and mask rules of the school that is hosting the game.

Elm Middle School Book Fair

Save the Date! The Elm Middle School PAT is hosting a Book Fair! The Fair will be from Febraury 28th-March 3rd!

Attendance Reminders

If a student is going to be absent from class, a parent or guardian should call our Attendance Clerk at (708) 583-6600 or email

When calling, please spell your child’s last name and give their student ID number.

Upcoming Events

February 28-March 3- Elm Middle School Book Fair

March 2- Committe of the Whole Meeting

March 2- Parent Partnership

March 4- District Insitute Day- No School

March 4- Report Cards Released Electronically

March 9- Elm PAT Meeting

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