￼Elm Street School
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
Red Carpet Reading Assembly
Mrs. Nathan encourages all student to be a star and read!
Students ask one another trivia questions about literature.
Battle of the Books
We had a full house for the Battle of the Books with over 130 students in grades 3-5 participating!
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
Owl takes flight.
Student hands flying high!
Students get active after school thanks to PAC sponsored programs like BOKS and the Running Club.
Fifth Grade Helpers
Learning at Elm Street School
Students work as a team to solve social dilemmas around the school.
A clue up close... where will the expected behavior lead to next?
Kindergarteners learn letter formation and recognition.
Mrs. Carty helps students build core strength in their warm up activity.
Mrs. Oberacker uses the outdoors as an extension of her classroom as she teaches about different types of trees.
Third Graders in Mrs. Torigian's class use QR codes to discover more about biomes.
Students read together across the grades. Peer modeling and connections build lifelong learning opportunities.
5th Grade Student Council
Elections took place last week; applications, speeches, and posters were presented by many outstanding candidates.
Children of all ages love listening to read alouds. Mrs. Moise reads to a class and the students are riveted.