Elmwood Express

May 6, 2022

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Elmwood Families,

First of all, we want to express our gratitude for our teachers and staff at Elmwood School. What awesome work they do keeping students engaged, learning, and excited about school each day. We are so lucky to have such a hardworking group of individuals.

We thank everyone who donated to our sweet drinks for our teachers and staff! What a great way to shower our teachers will the love and gratitude that they deserve. We are enjoying all of our teas, soda, waters and coffees in these last few weeks of school!

We are also grateful for the partnership with the PATT who have helped shower our teachers with gifts of appreciation this week. We also would like to thank them for all of their hard work all year to make school a fun place to be for our students.

We cannot believe there are only 14 days of school left! While things haven't always been easy, we have all learned to value and appreciate all the moments we get to share together in the building.

Kindergarten registration is here. Please keep reading for more information so you can take advantage of early registration.

New and returning student registration information is attached. If you have not already established a PowerSchool Parent Portal, please do so immediately. Parents and guardians will need a PowerSchool Parent account to complete the registration process. If you have moved and won't be attending Elmwood Elementary next year, please call the main office to request a transfer. You will need a transfer form and your child's medical records to register at your new school.

ALL RETURNING STUDENTS TO REGISTER: Use link attached for directions!

Mark your calendars for the construction groundbreaking ceremony on May 11, 2022, from 5-6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate as we build for a brighter future.

And join us on May 19th as we highlight all the fun and excitement that awaits us next year! It will be an event that is fun for the whole family! We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions or need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Lerner, lernerm@epcusd401.org or Mrs. Hagins haginss@epcusd401.org! We look forward to a wonderful week and weekend!


Mr. Lerner & Mrs. Hagins

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Join us on May 11th for our Groundbreaking Ceremony! All students, families and community members are invited.
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PATT School Store

Tuesday-Friday every student will have a chance to buy items from our school store. Kids that had a birthday in April, May, and June will receive their birthday bucks. Your teacher will let you know what day they will be shopping!

Help us kick-off the 2022-2023 school year!

All community members including current and future Elmwood families are invited to attend our kick off to the 2022-2023 school year on Thursday, May 19th from 5:00- 6:30 PM.

Meet the teachers for the grade level your child will be attending in the 2022-2023 school year, and learn about some of our programming! This will be a fun event for all of our Elmwood families and a great opportunity to learn more about our school.

Learn about our construction project, get information from local community groups and help your child get ready for the 2022-2023 school year. We will also be offering screenings for our incoming Kindergarten students.

Questions? Contact Mr. Lerner

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Kindergarten Registration!

  • Registration for full and half day kindergarten is now open as of Monday, March 14th, 2022.
  • To register, students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022.
  • Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted to District 401, even if the child or child's parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency. District 401's liaison for homeless children is Director of Student Services, Dr. Kari Smith. You can contact Dr. Smith by sending an email to: smithk@epcusd401.org

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 11th- Groundbreaking Ceremony @ Elmwood

Thursday, May 19th- 2022-2023 Kick-off event

Friday, May 20th - Early Release and Ice Cream Social

Monday, May 23rd- Multicultural Night

View all of our upcoming district events by visiting our district calendar.

View all of our upcoming school events and activities by visiting our school calendar.


As a reminder, if your child is sick or has flu-like symptoms, keep them home and send an email to our attendance clerk. The Elmwood attendance email is ewattendance@epcusd401.org . Please include the following information in your email:

  • Your child's first and last name
  • Your child's grade level and teacher
  • Your child's ID number
  • Reason for absence and duration of absence

Email is preferred, but you can still call our absence line at 708-583-6260

Absence calls and emails must be received by 8:30 AM. Thank you for your cooperation!

The nurse and/or office clerk will help you navigate through the COVID protocols if necessary. We all need to do our part to ensure that the kids, staff and community stay safe!