The Hidden Gem

El Carmelo Elementary School October 28, 2020


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Dear El Carmelo Families,

We continue to transition this week with the end of October, daylight saving, and our second and third-grade students beginning with a new teacher and or classmates in Distance Learning and Hybrid Learning.

We have had smooth transitions due to the thoughtful effort all El Carmelo faculty and staff continue to demonstrate. SHOUT OUT to Jennifer, Ginny, in the office, and Romeo and Rickey our custodians for their attention to detail and support of our students, families, and staff!

SHOUT OUT to our generous PTA for supporting our students with supplies including play equipment for our Hybrid students and noon activities for our students in Distance Learning.

SHOUT OUT to PiE for funding our classroom aides who are supporting our students with their work completion and work submission.

SHOUT OUT to our teachers for their thorough communication with parents about the transition to new classrooms and their work supporting their colleagues in learning about their new students.

Our fourth and fifth-grade families have made their learning model selections and will be notified by email of their child's classroom placement on Monday, November 2, 2020, by 5:00 PM.

For those of you learning from home or between home and school, please continue to practice social distancing, handwashing, and wearing a mask.

Be well,


PTA Sponsored Halloween Activities

You can upload your Halloween photos to the online gallery Dropbox here:

The Halloween Zoom Party is Saturday, October 31st from 3:00-5:00 PM

  • 3:00 - 3:30 PM - Kinder and 1st Grade
  • 3:45 - 4:15 PM - 2nd and 3rd Grade
  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM - 4th and 5th Grade


Meeting ID: 861 7041 2587

Passcode: 018507

Families are welcome to join for part or all of the party time. Halloween costumes are encouraged!



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El Carmelo Elementary School

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