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Elms Elementary School Weekly Notes February 1st - 5th


Preparing Learners Today for Opportunities Tomorrow


To provide educational excellence for all students

To attain the highest level of student achievement

To provide a caring, safe, and orderly school community

To strive for continuous improvement

Pledge of the Allegiance: Mrs. MacWebb's Class

Teachers: All Lesson Plans are to be submitted in Google Classroom. They are due on Mondays by 9:00 am.

Staff Birthdays: Kelly Twohig (2/2), Angela Wesolowski (2/14)

Monday – February 1 , 2016

1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.

2. Parent Meeting - (3:45 - 4:45 pm) - Mr. Hagens - Teacher Classroom

Tuesday –February 2, 2016

  1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.
  2. Staff Meeting - (8:05 - 8:35 am) - Mr. Hagens - Elms Library
  3. Administrative Staff Meeting - (9:30 - 11:00 am) - Mr. Hagens - Administration Building
  4. Families First Parent Workshop - (4:00 - 5:30 pm) - All Invited Families - Room 114
  5. School Board Meeting - (7:00 pm) - Are are Welcome to attend - Seymour Elementary School

Wednesday February 3, 2016

1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.

2. Administrative Meeting - (9:15 - 9:45 am) - Mr. Hagens - Administration Building

Thursday – February 4, 2016

1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.

2. District-Wide Spelling Bee - (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) - Spelling Bee Participants - Flushing High School Auditorium

Friday – February 5, 2016

1. Instructional Staff please complete daily attendance reports online AM only.

Have a Great Weekend!

Families First Parent Night

We have partnered with Catholic Charities and together we will host our first "Families First" Parent Workshop. This workshop is designed to support our families in any way possible. Please see below the information that was sent out to designated families. Based on the RSVP's we might need to target more families.

Families First

Please join us for Elms Families First Night Out provided by Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties. This is for parents ONLY! It is a 7 week class starting Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4:00 – 5:30. You will be given information regarding many services Catholic Charities provide, such as:

  • Anti-bullying strategies

  • Meal programs

  • Helping understand your child

  • Discipline that makes sense

  • Personal needs, clothing, and household distribution

  • Counseling

  • Problem solving with your child

  • Community closet

  • Work Ready Room (Looking for work?)

Refreshments will be provided. There is limited space, please RSVP to 591-7350 as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Groulx at 591-7349 or Mr. Hagens at 591-7350. We hope to see you there!!

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. As we celebrate Black History Month please forward any special activities to me that you would like to share to honor this historic month and the accomplishments of famous African Americans.

Also, in honor of celebrating different cultures, Hispanic Dance Troop Cutluras del So will be here on February 17th to put on a performance for our school. The performance will take place in the gym from 10:00 - 10:30 am.

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District-Wide Spelling Bee

We are happy to highlight below the winners of this year's spelling bee who will be moving on to the District-Wide Spelling Bee this Thursday February 4th . Please join me in congratulating Elms 4th, 5th, and 6th grade top spellers!
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Special Assembly Monday February 1st

It is with great excitement that I share with you, that thanks to the hard work and important connections of our own Gina Kohler, Beth Harris, Robin Byrski, and Ann King! J On Monday, February 1st, we will have a surprise assembly for our Elms students.

Our local hometown celebrity and recent Flushing Grad, Manny Torres (recent top 24 finalist on the current and final season of American Idol) will be here for an all-school assembly. We will have him hidden in Todd’s office in the gym and then call the students down. Once the students are seated we will play his recent audition from the show for the benefit of those who have not yet heard about him. He will then come out to surprise them, sing a few songs and talk about his journey and the importance of having a dream, following through with that dream, and of course, how school fits into the big picture of it all. He will then pose for a few pictures with staff as Elms will be his last visit of his elementary school tours on Monday.

Please join me in thanking our staff for setting this up and getting the ball rolling for all of us to benefit from celebrating the recent success of one of our own Flushing Raiders!

Please remember that we are trying to keep this a secret, if possible, to surprise the kids.

He is scheduled to arrive here between 2:00 and 2:30 pm on Monday afternoon. Once we have him secured we will have Norma start calling classrooms down starting with 6th grade.

Check Our Manny Torres's American Idol Audition Below!

Manny Torres - Audition - AMERICAN IDOL