Elm Street News

Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum Summertime! - PART 1

Summer Reading Expectations - Coming Soon!

I apologize for the delay, but our teachers are pulling together summer reading expectations and assignments for students going into Grades 2, 3, and 4. They will be a part of my final newsletter, be sent through the Portal, be posted on the district website, and sent home with students. Please continue to encourage your students to read everyday. We want to avoid the summer slide for your student, so they can start their 2019-2020 school year off right!

MAJOR CHANGES FOR 3RD AND 4TH GRADE NEXT YEAR!!!!!

We are departmentalizing grades 3 and 4 next year. This means that your student will have not one, but two classroom teachers! They will have a Humanities teacher (Literacy, Social Studies, Writing) and a STEM teacher (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Writing). They will still be assigned to homeroom and that teacher will teach one of the sections. They will also transition between classrooms to the other teacher.


When your student receives their classroom placement sheet, you will see two teachers identified.


This has been a plan in the works for the last three years. We are excited to make this move for next year and believe it will provide more exciting opportunities for staff and students!

Girls on the Run

Elm St. School 3rd and 4th Grade Girls on the Run ended their 10 week session by participating in a 5k race on May 19th in Worcester. The girls were apart of a 600 participant run with girls and their running buddies from all over Massachusetts.

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A NOTE FROM OUR ESL TEAM - MRS. COLLINS AND MRS. BADIA

June 5th - EL Field trip to Discovery Museum. (Reminder: Please be sure to bring in permission slips.) June 12 - EL Program Celebration & Graduation (formerly Heritage Potluck). Parents should be receiving one-calls for the celebration event, as well as flyers. (5-7pm) Also, 2018-2019 ACCESS scores results will be mailed out to parents before the end of the school year.

Winners of the Bravehearts' Reading Challenge

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. JANHUNEN'S 2ND GRADE CLASS, MRS. OUELLET'S 3RD GRADE CLASSROOM, AND MRS. TAVARES'S 4TH GRADE CLASSROOM ON WINNING THE WORCESTER BRAVEHEARTS READING CHALLENGE. THEY WILL ALL ATTEND A BRAVEHEARTS BASEBALL GAME ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH!

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Winners of our Homeroom Battle of the Books

The following students won the 1st section of our "Battle of the Books!" They will now moveon the compete against each other until one champion is crowned. Parents/guardians of these students are invited to join us on Friday, June 7th at 9:30am


201

Ameer M


202

James H


203

Abbie Elizabeth R


204

Briana P


205

Taijah M


208

Jesse C


209

Owen G


210

Natalya A


302

Logan B


303

Alana Z


304

Joshua M


305

Kassandra T.P


307

Jeany S


308

Emma M


309

Mia K


310

Janessa M

LAPS OF LOVE BUTTON DESIGN WINNERS + LAPS OF LOVE

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Congratulations to Carter Suchanek, Olyvia Lucier , and Colby Payne as they were the button design winners for this year's Laps of Love event. The Laps of Love was created by an offshoot our Family Engagement Committee - our Relay Recess Team. The LAPS of Love is our Elm Street and Waterford Street version of the Relay for Life. All proceeds and monies collected in the name of Laps of Love goes straight to the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

Thanks to all who participated in and donated to The Laps of Love, Relay Recess, Laps of Love Buttons,and our Change Against Cancer events! WSS and ESS raised approximately $1240.00. All proceeds will go to the WSS/ESS Relay For Life Team for The American Cancer Society. We hope you will visit us at Mount Wachusett Community College and walk a few laps on June 7 th and 8 th !

Homework Clinic

Homework Clinic ended on May 30 th but I wanted to thank the students for coming on Thursday afternoons and working hard to get their homework done, the volunteers from the Leo Club and the community who showed up every week to help them, and to the parents who afforded them this opportunity

- Ms. Tata

Barnes and Noble Night

Come and see/hear some of our students' work - Thursday, June 6th - starting at 4:00pm


5:00-5:30

Michaud (Writing Project)


5:30-6:00

Carlson (Diorama from Number the Stars)


6:00-6:30

Tavares (Book Recommendations for Number the Stars)


6:30-7:00

Hallinan (Batches and Hatches/Poetry)

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Student Council and PAWS


On June 12 the all Student Council and PAWS members will have an end of the year, celebratory breakfast at 9:30 in the café. We thank the PTO for their support throughout the year. Thank you to the members of Student Council and PAWS for their service this year. This was a very energetic, responsible, respectful group of students who were always ready to lend a hand.


Ms. Tata and Ms. Tawczynski

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4th Grade: Wednesday June 12th from 1:00-2:45

3rd Grade: Thursday June 13th from 1:00-2:45

2nd Grade: Friday June 14th from 1:00-2:45



If you wish to volunteer and sign up to help out during field day, please contact your student's teacher. We'll take all the help we can get ;)

Gardner Middle School - 4th GRADE STEP UP DAY

On June 14 th the fourth graders will take a trip to Gardner Middle School to visit classrooms, meet the fifth grade teachers and have a tour. We will be walking unless the weather is inclement. There is no permission form needed as it is covered by the inner city form you completed at the beginning of the year. Between the Question and Answer session with Ms. Leone (School Counselor) and Mrs. Kerr (5 th Grade Teacher) on May 23 rd and the visit on June 14th, we hope the transition will be a smooth one!

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - - TUESDAY, JUNE 18TH - - 1/2 DAY - DISMISSAL AT 11:30AM