Elm Street School

October 2015

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Principal's Message

Just 26 days into school and we are settling nicely into our learning routines. We kicked off the month of October by celebrating reading. Mrs. Nathan and Mrs. Cook led two assemblies encouraging all students to "Be A Star: Read!" Students are encouraged to track their reading this month and challenge themselves to reading 100+ minutes each week. We hope you will share in the joy of reading with your child(ren) and celebrating learning together throughout the year.

Reading together, no matter the age of your child, is not only special time together but also a great way to engage in conversations with our children. Talking about reading is a critical skill that transfers to so many aspects of life.


If you are hoping to hear more about school from your child, know that it is common for children to answer the question, "How was school today?" with "Good." and then silence. Don't fret, children will not normally elaborate without some further questioning. There are many questions that might get your child talking, here are a few of my favorite ones:


  • What was the best thing that happened at school today?
  • Tell me something that made you laugh today.
  • If I called your teacher tonight, what would she/he tell me about you?
  • How did you help somebody today?
  • How did somebody help you today?
  • Tell me one thing that you learned today.

I look forward to seeing you at any one of the upcoming events: PAC meeting, Title I Information Night, Parent/ Teacher Conferences, and the Hoedown!

Rebecca Brogadir, Principal

Save the Dates:

  • Monday, October 12- No School; Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, October 13- After School Enrichment Programs begin
  • Tuesday, October 20-
    • School Wide "Apple Crunch" in celebration of Food Day
    • School Governance Council- 3:45pm-4:45pm
    • PAC Meeting, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 21- Title I Parent and Child Information Night at 6:30pm; Elm Street School Media Center
  • Wednesday, October 28 and Friday, October 30: Parent/ Teacher Conferences & Scholastic Book Fair
  • Friday, October 30: Early Release at 12:40pm
  • Sunday, November 1: Daylight Saving Time
  • Wednesday, November 11: Veteran's Day- No School
  • Sunday, November 15: Elm Street Annual Hoedown! Yee Haw! 1:00-4:00pm- games, crafts, BBQ, photo booth, raffles, mechanical bull, and more fun!
  • Tuesday, November 17, 7:30pm- PAC Meeting
  • Wednesday, November 25- Early Release at 12:40pm
  • Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27- No School; Thanksgiving Holiday

Fifth Grade Helpers

Learning at Elm Street School

Elm's Garden Clean Up

Elm Street School

Ms. Perron & Mrs. Brogadir represented Elm Street School on the Air Walpole team against the Harlem Wizards.