Elm Street Elementary

Progress Report Newsletter, November 2014

Welcome to our second digital newsletter!

Thank you for coming back to view our digital newsletter. I've heard positive feedback from several of you about our new format. Thank you for sharing your impressions. Our school days have been filled with awesome learning, and we've had many special additional moments in recent weeks. Hope our newsletter connects you to our outstanding learning in addition to other special memories.

Color Fun Run and 5K - First annual event is a success!

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Is your Affidavit of Residency already in? If not, two days remain. Thanks to all who have already completed!

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Speaking of thankfulness... Check out these Thankful Trees!

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Grandparents Week and Book Fair were both a huge success!

Grandparents, thank you for coming to spend time at our school last week! We loved having you here with us througout the week. Thank you for the time you spent with us, and thank you for supporting our school book fair. We surpassed our goal - we know it is due, in large part, to your patronage and support. Our grandparents hold a special place in our hearts, and we were happy to open our doors in honor of you last week.

Mystery Dinner Theatre

Fifth Grade REACH entertained us with mystery dinner theatre on October 21. Students came dressed for their part and the evening's planned acting and improv was a hit! I'm sure you can see from the photos below just what how much fun we all had... Thank you, Mrs. Bass, for planning the evening, and thank you, parents, for creating Hollywood at Elm Street.

Mark Your Calendars! Great Memories Await...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.


Excited about this fun holiday stage show with our fourth graders!

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.


Hope you will join us for a fun night of caroling in our school neighborhood! We will leave from the front parking lot at 5:00 p.m. Hope to see you here!

See calendar note below to RSVP if you'd like. (Reservation not required - just come on out!)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.


Looking forward to seeing our youngest students take the stage!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (REVISED DATE!)


Come hear our students sing the sounds of the season. Sure to warm your heart!

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Family Caroling Night!

Friday, Dec. 12th, 5pm

46 Elm St

Newnan, GA

Hope you will join us for a fun night of caroling in our school neighborhood! We will leave from the front parking lot at 5:00 p.m. Hope to see you here!

RSVP if you'd like. (Reservation not required - just come on out!)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Elm Street Earns School Bell Award at GAESP Conference in Savannah!

Earlier this week, Dr. Hildebrand attended the GAESP Conference in Savannah, Georgia to accept a 2014 School Bell Award on behalf of Elm Street Elementary. The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP) presents this award each year for outstanding programs in the areas of curriculum and organizational leadership. Elm Street was one of no more than ten schools statewide earning the award this year. Dr. Hildebrand was proud to accept this award for our school in recognition of our Start on Track Program. GAESP found our Start on Track Program to be an innovative and exemplary program brining benefits to our students. As you know, our Start on Track program offers students an opportunity to show their commitment to health and fitness and wake up their bodies and minds by choosing to begin their day outside walking on the track. Students may head out to the track each morning upon arrival on their designated grade level days. Start on Track operates until 7:40 a.m. each morning. Thanks to Ms. Merritt, Ms. Varischetti, and the team of staff members who make this possible each morning for our school. Congratulations on another state award! Way to go, Elm Street!

2nd Grader Shares Her Writing: Thank You, Veterans

2nd grader B reads Veterans poem

Link below to view Note from Nurse Julie sent home 11/17/14

Note contains important details about when to keep your child at home. Attendance is important, but healthy attendance is key!

Inclement Weather Letter for Parents from Dr. Doug Moore - sent home 11/17/14

Click link below to read the letter in full if you missed seeing it earlier this week. Student safety is important every day of the year.

Heartwarming Second Grade Program

Our Second Graders helped us all get into the holiday spirit with a tribute to Veterans and a salute to Thanksgiving last week. Students opened with This Land Is Your Land and a tribute to our honorable Veterans. Then, they shared their own poems and writings about fall and what Thanksgiving means to them. An acrostic poem spelling out Thanksgiving helped us all remember what the season is all about. Kudos Mr. Tate, students, and teachers on a job well done!
Turkey Turkey Feather Out

Want to learn more about Georgia Milestones? Here is a quick video from Georgia Department of Education to help you learn more.

Georgia Milestones

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