Elm Street Elementary
Report Card Newsletter, January 2017
Happy New Year, Elm Street Families!
2017 is here and our students and teachers are rocking and rolling with learning! A renewed energy fills the halls and writings about resolutions cover the walls. It's an exciting time as students and staff set goals for second semester and begin striving to achieve them! Thank you, parents and families, for being our partners in learning. If you have questions or concerns about your child's achievement, please reach to his or her teacher. We will always make time to talk with you about your child's progress.
Mark your calendars!
Expo Day, Dances, and Other Events Ahead...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Monday, January 16 ~ No School
Friday, January 20 during school day; specific grade level times listed in flyer above.
Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dances (Rescheduled date/time due to weather)
Saturday, January 21
Father-Daughter Dance 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 4:45 p.m.)
Mother-Son Dance 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
Advance ticket sales ended. Tickets available at the door for $7 per couple.
Family Enrichment - DATE CORRECTION - Monday, January 30
Monday, January 30 at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (evening session by reservation only)
Topic: Healthy Homework and Study Habits
Family Engagement and Student Activities calendar had misprint of date; session is scheduled for Monday, January 30, 2017. Contact Ms. Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org to R.S.V.P.
Book Fair February 6-10
1st Grade Program Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Valentine's Day Parties Tuesday, February 14
Progress Reports Issued Tuesday, February 14
Art Walk Save the Date! Thursday, February 16
Mid-Winter Break February 20-24
Musical Auditions for 4th and 5th Graders - "Summer Camp: A Musical Caper About Finding a Place to Belong"
Calling all performers!
It's musical time!
Our Elm Street school musical is open to all interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. This year's musical is "Summer Camp: A Musical Caper about Finding a Place to Belong." Auditions will be held for 4th and 5th grade students interested in lead or mid-lead roles in the production. 3rd graders and other 4th and 5th graders will form the ensemble group of the musical.
Rehearsals for the musical will be held every Tuesday after school (beginning January 24). Those with speaking roles will have occasional Monday afternoon rehearsals as well.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. with pick up in the bus zone.
All interested participants must sign up online by Friday, January 13 (this includes speaking parts and ensemble/chorus roles) using the following link: http://tinyurl.com/elmstreetmusical
Students who were part of chorus during first semester still need to sign up for the musical by tomorrow in order to participate.
Elm Street has a few new faces!
New Front Office Clerk!
Ms. Catherine Rosselli-Rodriguez is our new Front Office Clerk. Please help us welcome her!
Welcome to Elm Street
Thank you for helping them feel at home.
Long Term Art Sub!
Mr. Mikhail Arnold is our long-term Art sub. Please help us welcome him!
Speaking of Perseverance... 4th Grade Meets MLB's Will Smith
During his visit at Elm Street, he shared "I had a dream and I never gave up on it." He shared examples of his perseverance and told students he would practice at home in the mirror for hours, working on his form, after he had already spent time practicing with the coach. Smith told students, "When I got the call to go to the Major League, I called my mom and my sister, and I just cried for a while. It's okay for boys to cry."
Smith showed students the value of a growth mindset by explaining that he wasn't the best at the sport growing up. But, he liked playing so he went to the ball field to practice and play. He became better at the sport through hard work, practice, and listening to the direction of coaches. Now he's a major league ball player!
Here's Smith's stat page on ESPN:
It was a privilege to hear about his hard work and the difference it made in his life as a professional athlete. Thanks for spending a little time at Elm Street, Mr. Smith!
Academic Team Prepared for First Meet
Student Attendance Awards - Monthly Winners
November/December Highest Attendance Winners
Kindergarten: Ms. Andrea's Blue Bugs
First Grade: Ms. Copeland
Second Grade: Ms. Stephens
Third Grade: Ms. Sambdman
Fourth Grade: Ms. Allen
Fifth Grade: Ms. Kuehl
And.... as an added bonus, all students K-5 with Perfect Attendance during first semester have earned a little fun in the sun with extra recess time with Dr. Hildebrand and Mrs. Wimbley. Honorees will be announced on ESN in the coming days. We're planning to head outside together one day next week!
Science Olympiad Practice Continues
Compassion, Wellness, and a Growth Mindset are part of our New Year's Resolutions!
Pet one animal a day to help them feel better!
2 things to learn, one way to make every day happier, etc.
Eat healthy and exercise - he's already started in Yoga Club!
Not on twitter yet? You're missing out!
Elm Street has a few great twitter feeds to follow:
@ElmStreetELM - school twitter feed
@ElmStMedia - media center twitter feed
@ElmSt5th - fifth grade twitter feed
The QR code to the right will take you to @ElmStreetELM so you can keep up with our school tweets!
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