Elm Street Elementary
Progress Report Newsletter, May 2018
Mr. Tate is a Top 3 Finalist for CCSS Teacher of the Year!
Elm Street Field Day is Friday!
Rising Eagle Kindergarten Night was held April 26
The Elm Street Kindergarten Team excitedly welcomed approximately 35 families (around 90 total guests) with rising kindergarteners to Elm Street last week! Loved seeing so many new Eagle families joining us under the Elm! We cannot wait to get to know them! Always fun to see many familiar families bringing new Eagles our way, too! Attendees enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to bring their rising Eagle to Elm Street to spend a little time exploring the classrooms, meet the current Kindergarten teachers and teaching assistants, and learn more about Kindergarten at Elm Street.
Kindergarten registration remains open at Central Registration Center. Please encourage anyone you know to register now. It is important that we have accurate enrollment counts to plan the right number of teachers. Families needing to register will find information online about what is needed to enroll: details can be found here.
Looking forward to getting to know our newest Eagles in Kindergarten next year!
Georgia Milestones Champion Celebrations held Friday, April 27
Here are a few highlights, but please be sure to see the full page linked above:
Thursday, May 3 - Elm Street Science Fair (after school, open to students of all ages)
Friday, May 4 - Field Day
Thursday, May 10 - Third Grade Program, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18 - Chuck Wagon Day
Wednesday, May 23 - Awards Programs for 1st, 2nd, 4th grades
Thursday, May 24 - 5th Grade Breakfast and Awards Programs for 5th, 3rd grades
Friday, May 25 - Kindergarten Program and Awards
Also, House Color Day and Student Advocacy Lunches have been moved to Wednesday, May 16 (instead of Tuesday, May 15). The change is highlighted on the dates list as well.
HOUSE COLOR DAY and Advocacy Lunches
This is also the date of our last Student Advocacy Lunches for the year. If you are planning a visit to Elm for lunch during that week, please be sure to plan your lunch visit on a different day. Looking forward to the time together in advocacy groups!
Honoring our Elm Street Retirees
Again, we hope you will please take time in the weeks ahead to congratulate each of our retirees and thank them for their service to our school. Our lives have been enriched by their service to our school and community over the years.
William Baker, Cafeteria Team
Doris Dennis, Special Education Teacher
Nancy Parks, Kindergarten Paraprofessional
Daphne Stephens, Fourth Grade Teacher
Green Team, Garden Club Plantings
Special thanks to...
- Home Depot for donating materials to build the planters
- Brad Binion and Newnan Utilities for donating the soil
- Bob Lott and Southern Roots Nursery for donating the plants
- Tom Sambdman for building the planters
- Diane Parker Allstate for sponsoring the monthly cost of recycling bins
We appreciate the way these businesses support our school! We hope our Elm Street families will choose to support them as well.
Thank you to all participating Green Team members as well as our awesome teacher sponsors and parent supporters. Green Team is making the world a better place and we could not do it without you.
Way to go, Green Team! Can't wait to watch our garden grow!
The first day
After a few days
What a ripple effect our kindness can have! We cannot keep enough supplies on hand to capture all of our kindness.
Science Fair this Thursday afternoon
Chromebook Summer Info for Parents
Annual Career Fair Held last month
Newnan Fire Department
Draye Blake, Director of Operations for Chili’s
Derek Cathey, Truett’s Chick Fil A Manager
Ryan Foles, Coweta County Investigator
Melissa Griffis, Attorney with Rosenzweig Jones Horne and Griffis
Chuck Hasty, GDOT State Materials Engineer
Gerald Kemp, Fidelity Bank
Bill Maddox, Georgia Power Maintenance Center Engineer
Luann McDonald, Travel Agents with Dream Vacations
Dianne Parker, Allstate Insurance Agent
Shurita Person, Cosmetology Instructor for West GA Technical College at CEC
Kimberly Tinsley, Dental Hygienist with Pediatric Dentistry of Newnan
Hearing about the work of others helps inspire us to make great plans for our own futures. Thank you again to all guests!
Top TEN (Traits Eagles Need)
May Trait, part of our Top TEN (Traits Eagles Need)
Optimism - the tendency to expect the best and see the best in all things
Teachers and staff are on the lookout for Eagles displaying optimism!
We will celebrate our Eagles of the Month for Integrity with our ESN Watch Party for students and parents on Friday, May 18 at 7:45 a.m. (ESN filming will take place on Thursday, May 17 at 7:35 a.m. for those students.) Looking forward to the time together! Let's see your optimism!
Special Thanks to Elm HD Interactive Panel Pledgers
Special thanks, once again, to the families and community business partners who made a financial contribution to support our Elm Street Interactive HD Panel Pledge Drive. You are making our technological dreams turn into reality!
Platinum Level Sponsor:
Dianne Parker Allstate
Silver Level Sponsor:
Sally and Dennis McEntire – Northshore at Lake Redwine
Randa Reese – Randa the Realtor
Gold Level Sponsor:
Pam and Bobby Lee
Bronze Level Sponsor:
Angela and Paul Lewis
Taylor Drake and Nathan Lee – Glover and Davis, P.A.
Tracy and Bill Behm
Emily and Joey Burg
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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!