Elm Street Elementary
Progress Report Newsletter, May 2017
Field Day is coming, Friday, May 5!
Grade levels are each wearing their own special color to build teamwork and help make the day run smoothly. Be sure to remember!
Kdg - White
1st - Red
2nd - Blue
3rd - Gray
4th - Tie Dye
5th - Yellow
We are keeping a close eye on the forecast. Right now it seems like a day that may need layers (or a change of clothes or shoes). Monday, May 8 is our most likely "rain out date" if a change of plans is suddenly needed.
Volunteers are still needed for the day's events. Please call Elm Street if you can lend a hand by working an event during part or all of Field Day!
Excited for the fun to begin!
End of Year Dates - Mark your calendars!
Summer Camp: School Musical Tickets on sale now!
Our talented cast will take the stage on Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12 for two special performances. Each show begins at 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m.
Each performer received one complimentary ticket for each night of the show for a parent or guardian to attend. Additional tickets are available for purchase ($2 each) while supplies last. Ticket order forms available in the office or simply send in an envelope labeled "Musical Tickets - Mr. Tate" and enclose a note with your child's name, homeroom teacher, number of tickets, performance date, and payment.
Excited to see our "campers" take the stage next week!
Summer Chromebook Opt In
Online Safety is important!
Our school chromebooks are equipped with GoGuardian in addition to firewalls and other restrictions to various forms of internet use on campus. However, even with these safeguards in place, it is still important to remind students of safe and effective use of electronic devices. Parents are encouraged to regularly supervise, monitor, and check the history of devices children are using. From cyberbullying to revealing unsafe personal information, it is critical that we all take an active role in safeguarding our children online.
Lieutenant Jamie Hixson with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office talks with fifth graders about online safety as part of the S.A.F.E. program each year at Elm Street. In addition, during her parent presentations at Elm Street over the years, she has regularly encouraged parents to know their children's passwords. It is not spying, it is safeguarding as a part of good parenting.
Here is a helpful link to Kids.gov a resource with some safety reminders, videos, and key questions to talk with your children about with regard to online safety.
Coming Soon - Rising Eagle Google Classrooms!
RISING EAGLE GOOGLE CLASSROOMS!
In preparation for the summer ahead, teachers are working to build a few helpful summer resources, including online summer learning links, as well as fun summer learning activities or project ideas into a new google classroom. Each grade level will have a Rising Eagle Google Classroom for their upcoming students. While students are certainly not required to take part in any activities shared in the classroom, they are invited to join in these opportunities for ongoing learning in fun ways. Our goal is to help prevent any "summer slide" in learning by engaging students in thinking moments from time to time throughout the summer. Stay tuned for more details!
New Kindergarten Parent Night held on April 27
Elm Street welcomed many eager new Eagles on Thursday, April 27 at our New Kindergarten Family Orientation. If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please do not forget to register for school this month! Details are available in the following press release from CCSS. Excited to welcome the graduating class of 2030 into Elm Street Kindergarten next year!
Please help spread the word to friends and neighbors about Kindergarten registration. We need any and all families to register during the month of May.
End of Year Awards Ceremonies
Even though we are only at the end of third nine weeks, mark your calendars now for our end of year awards ceremonies! These are important memories, and we look forward to having you join us!
Wednesday, May 24:
1st Grade Program 8:15 a.m.
2nd Grade Program 9:45 a.m.
4th Grade Program 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25:
5th Grade Breakfast 8:30 (invitation), Awards immediately to follow (approx 9:00 a.m.)
3rd Grade Program 12:30 p.m.
Friday, May 26:
Kindergarten Program 8:30 a.m.
Graduating Senior Eagle Walk - Tuesday, May 23 8:00 a.m.
Science Fair Thursday!
Thoughts for Teacher Appreciation Week!
Special thanks to PTO for making us all feel so special this week!
Athletes compete at Special Olympics at NHS
First and second grade classes lined the hallway from the lobby to the bus zone to cheer on the parade of athletes as they made their way to load their bus and head to the big event! A quick video clip and some photos appear below.
Nurse's Day is May 10
Nurse Kayla, we ALL appreciate your kind and compassionate care!
Immunizations and Medication
Immunization requirements must be met for all currently enrolled students. Please pay particular attention to this if you have a child heading to middle school next year or a child moving from PreK to Kindergarten at Elm Street.
Chuck Wagon Day is Friday, May 19
Chuck Wagon Day is Friday, May 19!
Hope you will come out and join in the fun!
Students are encouraged to bring a towel or blanket for the picnic. Parents are welcome to come enjoy grilled hotdogs or hamburgers for lunch as we picnic and dance together outside!
Milestones Assessments - Great Student Effort!
Thank you Coach Baker and Mr. Tate for hosting our 24KT Magic Celebration after the completion of Milestones as well! So proud of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who earned that extra time with you!
Loved our Pep Rally and the 24KT Milestones Magic!
Top TEN (Traits Eagles Need)
April Trait, part of our Top TEN (Traits Eagles Need)
Adaptability - Being able to change or be changed in order to fit or work better in some situation or for some purpose
May Trait, part of our Top TEN (Traits Eagles Need)
Optimism - The tendency to expect the best and see the best in all things
All cafeteria debts due
ELM STREET IS A TITLE I REWARD SCHOOL AGAIN!
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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