The Triton Tribune

Be Kind ~ Be Awesome ~ Make The Right Choices

Volume 2 ~ Issue 10 ~ September 28, 2020

Amazing Triton Staff,


"You might have to fight a battle more than once to win it." ~Margaret Thatcher~


"Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others." ~Sharon Salzberg~


Last Monday, we all learned that our district will be continuing with distance learning until the end of the semester. Although it might not be the decision some wanted, know that we working hard to improve our distance learning experience for this final week of Quarter 1 and beyond.


Potential All-Day Professional Development for Teachers on Friday, October 2:

This Friday, we are waiting to receive approval to hold a virtual professional development (PD) day for teachers. The purpose of this PD is to plan for Quarter 2 so that we can address the three needs that were revealed by our five surveys. If approved, Friday, October 2 will be an asynchronous day of learning for students while we have our our PD. I will send out the agenda tomorrow.


Other PD Opportunities:

Here are two additional PD opportunities for you:


  1. Microsoft TEAMS Training on October 2 @ 1:40pm
  2. Optional PLC PD on October 8-9. The majority of your PLC must attend and you must submit an agenda to take advantage of this paid PD during fall break.


ELM Teachers Distance Learning Dashboard:

If you have not yet completed your part of our future dashboard for students and parents, please make sure that you complete it before you leave for break. Here is the link to the dashboard. Also, if you were asking students to submit work into both Google Classroom and Jupiter, you must use only one and make the correction on the google doc. I want to make this available to students and parents by October 12.



Virtual Math Tutoring Now Available:

Thanks to our military grant, we are now able to provide math tutoring for both grade levels. From Monday through Thursdays, teaches will be available to help students with their math assignments. This tutoring is available starting tomorrow and will end on December 18. Please see the picture slide below for details.


ASB Spirit Day on Thursday, October 1 - Crazy Hair Day!

On Thursday, we are asking all of you to participate in Crazy Hair Day. Rock your wild hair and have your students turn on the camera on that day so they can share their crazy 'do. Also, please have students submit their crazy hairs look to the URL bit.ly/ELMspiritsubmision to be featured in a weekly slide show! See picture slide below.


Principal Honor Roll Celebration on Friday, October 2:

Five hundred eleven students earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher in the first 7 weeks of school. We will be celebrating these students on Friday with a drive-by celebration at ELM between 9:00am - 11:00am. More information will be sent this week via email to all students and their parents on how to participate in this drive-through celebration. Congratulations Tritons for making it into the Principal Honor Roll.


School Closed During Fall Break:

Campus will be closed during the break. This will give the custodial staff a chance to properly sanitize the rooms.


Below are slides and video information that are pertinent to the week. They appear in this order:


1. Important Dates to Add to Your Calendar

2. Viirtual Math Tutor Now Available

3. District Re-Opening Update

4. ASB Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day on Thursday, October 1, 2020

5. Yearbook Submission Request - It's All About Twins

7. September Triton Trait: Growth Mindset - The Power of Yet

~Growth Mindset Quotes

~Triton of the Week Nomination

8. Lunch Distribution Announcement

9. Attendance Clearance Form

10. ELM Restorative Practice Parent Referral Form

11. Genus Bar Teachers Support Form

12. ELM Technology Support Line


Here is the link to the parent newsletter.


Let's have an amazing week!


Mrs. Finley

Important Dates to Add to Your Calendar

Below are dates that you might want to add to your calendar.

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Virtual Math Tutoring Now Available

If your child needs help in Math, please have them attend math tutoring after school, which is available daily.

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Yearbook Submission Request

Our yearbook staff needs you! If you are TWIN, please submit your pictures in the links below.

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September Triton Trait: Growth Mindset-The Power of Yet

One of the most powerful word you can teach your children is the power of "YET." That is the key word in this month's Triton Trait of Growth Mindset. How do we encourage Growth Mindset with your children? What would it look like? During the pandemic?

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This Week's Schedule: 9/28 - 10/1

We are back to normal daily schedule for this week.

Attendance Clearance Form

Have an absence to clear? Click on this tile bar to access the ELM Attendance Clearance Form.

ELM Restorative Practice Parent Referral Form

Parents, if your student exhibiting high stress levels, has not adapted well to the start of the school year or need additional support, please click on the title bar to complete the Parent Referral Form.

Genius Bar Teachers Support Form

Triton Students, are you in need of TECH support? If so click on the title ELM Genius Bar Support Form, fill it out and an ELM Techy Teacher will reach out to you. Also check out the video below, to learn more about the Genius Bar

ELM Technology Support Desk

If you need help with any technology issue, please contact Mr. Doyle, our site IT support. He will get back to you faster.

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