Cougar Courier


October 28, 2022

Principal's Message

Greetings Elm Families,

Wow! What an amazing week, and there is still a party to celebrate it all! We have certainly seen a great deal of excitement and participation from all of our students during Spirit Week. Thank you for bringing all of your energy this week.

Additionally, believe it or not, our first trimester of school is coming to an end in just about four weeks. Now is a good time for all families to check in with their students to see how they are doing in their classes. Advise your students to take part in make-up work, re-take a test, and to meet with a teacher for extra help.

Parent teacher conferences are next week November 2nd and November 3rd, and we are excited to welcome all of our Elm families to meet with our staff. For more information on scheduling conferences please visit the conference link.

Picture Retake Day is on Monday. Please take a moment and look at and our school code is FE11022 for ordering of photos.

Purchase your Elm P.A.T. gear here!

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

Most Sincerely,
Ms. Ashley Groeneveld

International Friends Celebrates Halloween

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Assistant Principal's Corner

This was an awesome week at Elm Middle School; our students got to visit the high school for a play, and each day students showed their school spirit and dressed up with the theme of the day. Our week was capped off with students and staff dressing up for Halloween; Congratulations to the ELA department for winning best team costume "The Grammar Police" and Ms. Hanson for winning best staff costume "Flamingo Friday".

Go Cougars!

David Parolin - Assistant Principal

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Dean's Den

Hello Elm Familes,

Students had an awesome time at the Wolves game on Tuesday! Not only did our choir get to perform before the game, but we even had a few students get to ride the Zamboni! We also got to celebrate a wolves win!

Mr. Goodman- Dean of Students

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Cougar Athletics

This Week:

Tuesday- Girl's Volleyball (Home)

Wednesday- Boy's Soccer (TBD)

Thursday- Boy's Soccer (TBD)

Halloween Dance

Don't Forget! Halloween Dance is tonight! Tickets can be purchased at Door One upon arrival! Dance begins at 6:00pm and ends at 9:00pm! Addtional snacks will be available for purchase! A huge thank you to our PAT for all of their work to make this happen for our students!
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Halloween Costume Reminders

Students are welcome to wear costumes on the 31st! Please see below for costume reminders!
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Save the Date

2023-2024 Course Selection Night is November 15th! We look forward to meeting everyone and talking through all things Course Selections on this evening.
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Breakfast at Elm

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Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities

Elm offers a wide array of clubs and activites for our students to participate in! We'd love to have all of our students contributing to our school community! Take a look at the list of clubs and activities and encourage your student to try something out!

Box Tops for Education

Hey Cougars!

Join Elm in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth 10 cents each and they add up fast. Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies, or experiences the kids love!

Use this referral code K7Y8751D when you sign up, and you will get 25 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2023, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:

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.

For instruction on how to use PowerSchool for attendance please see the video here!

Upcoming Events

October 28th: Halloween Dance

November 2nd & November 3rd: Parent Teacher Conferences

November 7th: No School

November 8th: No School

November 15th: Course Selection Night

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