Elmwood News


Stage 4 Covid-19 Protocols

It has been great seeing the hallways full of happy students returning to in-person learning. The wonderful increase in students attending in-person learning, 5 full days a week, has been made possible by changes to guidelines from IDPH. These guidelines have decreased the minimum amount of space required between students to be 3 feet, and notes that a school bus can safely transport up to 50 students at a time. Keep in mind though, that the definition of a close contact, which is an individual who has been less than 6 feet away for a cumulative 15 minutes or more in a 24 hour period to a known individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, has not changed. The transportation department has created procedures for cleaning and disinfecting between routes. This means that although D203 is following the safety guidelines presented by IDPH, more students may be affected if someone tests positive for COVID-19.

To minimize the number of students needing to self-quarantine due to being a close contact, it is very important to remember to monitor your students for signs of illness and to keep them home from school until you have spoken with a physician. Please remember, if one of your student’s are showing any signs of illness, all students in that family must remain home until they have met the D203 guidelines to return to in-person learning.

Thank you for helping keep all of our students and staff healthy as everyone returns to school!

Spirit Day Alert- Elmwood Pajama Day on Monday!!

Today, April 16th, is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work day. We will be celebrating this national day on Monday by asking all staff and students to wear pajamas on Monday!

Switching to Online Instruction

We will work with families on an individual basis to make arrangements to temporarily be Online only for quarantine recommendations related to COVID or other unique medical situations.

We will NOT be able to accommodate changes to Online only for vacation or single day absence purposes. If you choose to go on vacation and it impacts your in- person attendance during this time, you will need to remain on-line for the remainder of Trimester 3.

As you can imagine, there is a tremendous amount of planning that goes into the daily instruction for each session, and unique to Online only, materials must be sent home ahead of time. For this reason, among others, we cannot accommodate daily changes for students to access online learning for reasons other than COVID related situations or other unique medical situations.

Water Bottle Filling & Stage 4

While the water fountains are closed during Stage 4, the bottle filling stations are still open. Again, we encourage all students to bring a bottle of water to school each day. Students may use the bottle filling station as needed throughout the school day.

Arrival Temperature Checks

We are no longer requiring temperatures checks during student arrival. Students will continue to be encouraged to utilize hand sanitizer upon entry and follow our social distancing strategies.

Student Council Better Know a Staff Member- Ms. Pealer & Ms. Wood

Elmwood Home & School Updates

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 13th at 9:30 a.m.

Details and links will be sent via newsletter closer to the date

State Standardized Testing- Grades 3, 4, 5

All students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take the state standardized test in April- the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. Students in grades 3-5 will take tests in English Language Arts and Math.

This test must be administered at school. Remote students are invited to come to Elmwood on the day your grade level is testing. Parents will be responsible for driving your children and dropping off/picking up at Door 1. If you do not want your remote student to take these tests, please contact the main office.

3rd Grade Schedule

ELA Tests: 4/20, 4/21 at 12:30-1:45 (Remote Students 12:15-2:00)

Math Tests: 4/22, 4/27, 4/28 at 12:30-1:30 (Remote Students 12:15-1:45)

4th Grade Schedule

ELA Tests: 4/20, 4/21 at 8:30-10:00 (Remote Students 8:20-10:15)

Math Tests: 4/22, 4/27, 4/28 at 8:30-9:30 (Remote Students 8:20-9:45)

5th Grade Schedule

ELA Tests: 4/20, 4/21 at 12:00-1:30 (Remote Students 11:50-1:45)

Math Tests: 4/22, 4/27, 4/28 at 9:30-10:30 (Remote Students 9:20-10:45)

Parking Reminders for Our Neighbors

Please be aware and courteous to our neighbors surrounding Elmwood during pickup and drop-off times. We ask that you do not park in such a way that you block homes’ driveways and pause our pick up lane to grant access to our neighbors and their driveways during pick up time. On Sycamore Drive there is a family that requires access to their driveway around dismissal time. This family is asking for your help in allowing easy access in front of their home. Please be courteous to our neighbors. Thank you for your help!

Aramark Information April, 2021

Few changes to next week’s lunch menu!

Wednesday 4/21: Cold Choice: Pancakes with Cheese Cubes/Stick

Friday 4/23: Cold Choice: Cheesy Pull apart with marinara cup.

Parent Letter

Aramark April Menu


Save the Dates - Spring Book Fair

May 10 - May 23 flyer

Book Fair is online and helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25.

Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting our Book Fair!

Elmwood Home & School Committees 2021-2022

Are you interested in helping out with the Elmwood Home & School Committees during the 2021-2022 school year? We’re looking for some great volunteers! Please fill out this interest form or reach out to: ElmwoodHandS@gmail.com

Elmwood H&S Committee Interest Form 2021-2022

D203 Summer Learning Registration is Open

The purpose of Summer Learning is to maximize the opportunity for summer programs to advance every child’s learning, District 203 offers Summer School programs for elementary, junior high and high school students. Please visit https://www.naperville203.org/summerschool for additional information and the online registration packet.

Running Club

Running Club is back this Spring!

The Running Club for 1st - 5th grade only, will started on Thursday, April 15th at 7:30 AM on the track. This club will only take place during good weather. To enroll your child or volunteer to coach, please complete go to the following SignUpGenius webpage


You must sign up to get running club communications

Questions? Email us at elmwoodrunningclub@gmail.com.

Click here for more information.

Make sure to check out these ongoing Elmwood Fundraisers:

PURE BARRE NAPERVILLE: Elmwood parents and teachers will receive $10 off every month until 6/30/21. 50% of the first month’s proceeds will be donated back to Elmwood. Naperville@purebarre.com

MABELS LABELS - Free shipping & 40% off for the month of March. A portion of the proceeds go back to Elmwood when you order through campaigns.mabelslabels.com and select Elmwood Elementary Home and School (Naperville)

MINTED.COM - Now offered year-round: 20% off cards & gifts and 15% back to Elmwood when you use promo code: FUNDRAISELMWOOD

Attention 5th grade parents!

The 5th grade celebrations committee has been working hard behind the scenes to try and make sure the kids' milestone graduation from elementary school is memorable and special. Even though there was a bumpy start of this year, we can hopefully celebrate the finish of their Elmwood career in a festive way. We will need parents' help with making these things happen!

Each year, there is a video that we show on the last day of school that shows highlights of students' time at Elmwood.

For all parents: We would like for you to submit some candid photos you have taken through the years to include in the video. Please email photos to Elmwood5thgrade2021@gmail.com that you would like us to try and put in the video. Fun Run, Field Day, Halloween parades, Valentine parties, and anything in between. Final day to submit photos is May 1, 2021.

In the video, we feature a side-by-side photo of each student from when they began kindergarten and of their 5th grade school photo. **If your child did not attend Elmwood for kindergarten, please send an email to Elmwood5thgrade2021@gmail.com with a comparable photo from kindergarten of your child, along with their name. If your child attended Elmwood for kindergarten and had a photo in the yearbook previously, we will have yours already, so no need to send one. Last day to submit a kindergarten photo is May 1, 2021.

Soon there will be information coming about yearbook dedications, yard sign purchase information, volunteer opportunities, and more, so please be on the lookout for future info. Thanks in advance for your help!

The 5th Grade Celebrations Committee

Lost & Found

Please take a quick look at the lost and found items located in our school lobby. Contact the office at 630-420-6341 if you see an item that belongs to your student so that it can be delivered to the classroom.

Elmwood Spirit Wear

Elmwood Spirit Wear - password: eagles

Spirt Wear orders will be delivered to Elmwood and distributed to students.

Thank you! Stay healthy and safe!

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