Elm Road Update


For 27 years, Penn-Harris-Madison Education Foundation has been dedicated to supporting #PHMExcellence by providing access to innovative classroom grants available to all P-H-M teachers and staff to apply. PHMEF grants provide funding for programs that fall outside schools’ budgets.

The application window for the Fall 2022 grant cycle was October. The PHMEF Grants Committee awarded more than $15,000 in this grant cycle. Executive Director Jennifer Turnblom visited schools this week to surprise teachers with the news that their grants were being awarded. Click here to watch the video to see the joyful reaction of teachers and students. Click to learn more about PHMEF grants and see the full list of grants awarded in the Fall 2022 grant cycle.

Want to help support the Education Foundation and #PHMExcellence? The Education Foundation‘s Annual Drive is underway. As a registered 501(c)3 organization, donations are tax deductible. Click here for ways to support the P-H-M Education Foundation.

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A Special Way to Say Thanks

P-H-M teachers and staff are known for excellence. As a way to say THANK YOU, consider a

donation to the P-H-M Education Foundation’s Grant Fund. This tells your child’s “Special Person” that you honor him/her and value education at P-H-M. Your contribution to the Grant Fund will be returned to the schools in the form of TEACHERS GRANTS for programs and projects that cannot be funded through school budgets.

Your child’s “Special Person” will receive a special note with your message, a pin for their lanyard, and name of the donor (not the amount given). The first 100 employees to be recognized will receive a free Gold Carwash at Drive & Shine ($17 value)! We will also be doing weekly drawings for a chance (for nominees) to win gift cards!

A “Special Person” can include a teacher, aide, librarian, bus driver, custodian, or any other P-H-M employee.

All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible, please contact the office if you would like a tax receipt.

Community Fitness Opportunities:

As the weather quickly shifts from fall to winter, the school district is happy to pilot free fitness opportunities for the P-H-M community. This will take place four (4) days per week at the sites listed below.

Who is eligible to participate: The P-H-M Adult Community and Staff (no students). This includes residents of the school district and non-resident parents/guardians of attending students.

What: Access to walking/jogging tracks, open gym/basketball courts, and weight room

When: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the sites listed below. Note: The fitness centers will be closed during designated school recess dates.

Weekly Schedule:

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Questions? Please see the assigned staff at each site to help answer your questions.

Winter is Here- Car Rider Reminders

For safety of our your child and our staff, along with keeping the line moving efficiently, please follow the instructions below.

We ask you to approach from the south and get in line with the other cars and then exit to the right out of the parking lot. Please do not come from the north and do not go around the buses waiting to come into the parking lot. At any time they can move into the parking lot. All cars exit to the right.

Please use your turn signal when approaching the school, so the traffic attendant knows that you are turning into the parking lot and can continue to keep the exiting cars moving out of the parking lot.

The students should exit and enter on the sidewalk only. Please remind them to walk.

Once the buses have left, please follow the attendants instructions to go around the corner to help unload the students in a timely manner.