Cougar Courier


March 11, 2022

Principal's Message

Greetings Elm Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful week! We're getting close to spring break and many fun celebrations on the horizon! We're settling into trimester three and now is a great time to talk with your students about their classes and grades for the final trimester of the year!

We have Illinois State testing just around the corner as well, take a few minutes to read through the letters below outling our plans for testing this year! These are very important assessments for all of our students to be present to take!

Please take a few minutes and read through this week’s Courier! As always, should you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. Stay safe! #TeamElmStrong

Most Sincerely,
Ms. Ashley Groeneveld

Illinois State Testing Reminders

Students will be taking the IAR & ISA tests over the next few weeks.

The ISA will only be taken by 8th graders on March 22nd. More information can be found here.

IAR tests will be given to all students at Elm the week of April 11th. More information can be found here.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

PowerSchool Account Information

If you have not set up a PowerSchool account, linked here are directions for you to set up a “Parent Access Account” for your child’s account.

Through PowerSchool you are able to access:

  • Grades

  • Schedule

  • Grade History & Report Cards

  • Attendance

  • Teacher Email Addresses

Please call the main office if you have any questions!

Treat Sale!

On March 18th, PAT will be holding a treat sale for all lunch periods. Treats will be sold for $1 dollar each!

Mark Your Calendars!

It is time to celebrate our families and cultures! If you and your family would like to participate in planning our Multicultural Night, we will send out a Google Form to sign up in the near future.

Ideas include dance and cooking demonstrations, community potluck, multicultural readings, and a student showcase!


May 19th, 2022

Elmwood Park High School

Save the Date!

8th Grade Graduation will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 10am. The ceremony will be held outdoors at EPHS. More information to follow!

Yearbook Sale Reminder!

The deadline to purchase a yearbook is quickly approaching! If your son/daughter would like to purchase a yearbook. Please click this link to order your yearbook before April 1st!

PAT Fundraiser!

The Elm PAT is proud to announce that we are conducting a cool, fun, crazy socks fundraiser to support all of our students! Support our school by purchasing these fun, cute socks for yourself or to give as gifts. See this flyer for more information!

Order your socks from March 7th thru March 24th, 2022 by clicking here!

The top 3 sellers will get Visa cards $50, $30, and $20, so sell for a chance to win big!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 22-23 school year will be open on Monday 3/14! If you will have an incoming Kindergarten student, please see this link for more information!

Attendance Reminders

If a student is going to be absent from class, a parent or guardian should call our Attendance Clerk at (708) 583-6600 or email

When calling, please spell your child’s last name and give their student ID number.

Upcoming Events

  • March 16th- Regular Board of Education Meeting

  • March 17th- Spring Musical @ EPHS

  • March 22nd- Illinois Science Assessment (8th Grade)

  • March 25th- Early Release Day

  • March 28th- Spring Break Begins

  • April 4th- School Resumes

Need Help? Contact Us!