December 16th, 2022
From the Principal's Desk...
Thank you to all parents and families for your flexibility and understanding with today's water main break. The students and staff displayed composure and patience and we appreciate everyone's efforts to maintain the safety of our school.
Thank you to all the parents and students that donated food, coats, and other items for our food pantry and partner. We will continue to collect coats throughout the month of December so please drop them off in the office!
Monday 12/19: Culture Day
Celebrate your culture by wearing an outfit that represents it!
Tuesday 12/20: Pajama Day
Wear your favorite holiday pajamas
Wednesday 12/21: Decade Day
Dress like you’re from your favorite decade: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
Thursday 12/22: Celebrity Day
Dress like your role model, favorite celebrity, favorite singer, actress, actor!
Friday 12/23: Holiday Cheer
Wear your favorite Holiday clothes!
We have so many fun holiday activities planned for next week! If you would like to volunteer on THURSDAY 12/22 for some holiday fun, sign up HERE:
🎄 MON 12/19: Early Release 2 PM
🎄 TUES 12/20: 5:30PM/6:30PM 1st & 2nd Grade Holiday Show & Choir Concert at the HIGH SCHOOL
🎄 WED 12/21: Visit from EPHS Swing Choir 🎵
🎄 THURS 12/22: Elmwood Holiday Activities
WINTER BREAK: Monday 12/26 - Friday 1/6 NO SCHOOL
🎵 'Season of Lights' Holiday Show! 🎵
❄️ “Season of Lights” ❄️
2022 Holiday Show & Choir Concert
Tuesday, December 20th
1st Grade: 5:30 PM
2nd Grade: 6:30 PM
**LOCATION: Elmwood Park HIGH SCHOOL**
More information can be found HERE!
Students may enter the building in the morning through the playground door (Door 8) or the main door (Door 1). Parents may use the drop off lanes on 75th Court and 76th Avenue. When using the drop off lane, parents must remain in their vehicle at all times.
If you wish to walk your child to the door or waiting for them at dismissal, we recommended parking. Please obey the adults and volunteers helping with drop-off, as our top priority is safety. Teachers will reach out to you to let you know which door your child will dismiss of in the afternoon.
In the state of Illinois, students who miss more than 5% of the school year are considered chronically truant. Students who miss between 1% and 5% without valid cause are considered truant. We have a number of supports in place to support families to get their children to school on time, each day including our West 40 Advocate. Being at school is also critically important for your children. Please let us know if there is something preventing your child from getting to school on time before their absences and tardies begin to accumulate so we can best provide you with support.
Attendance Phone Line & Email Address:
AimsWeb Winter Testing now Open!
The AimsWeb Testing Winter Window is now open! Students will be testing either the week before after Winter Break. This is our midyear checkpoint to see how our students are progressing in their learning. Please speak with your student about trying their best on this assessment. We will share out the results once we have them!
Food Pantry Resources 🍞🍎🥦
Our partners at West 40 have created a calendar of all the local food pantries on the Community Resources Website HERE. On that page, there is also a list of the Unity Fridges in the area, Unity Fridges are public refrigerators that are stocked by community members with food, it is a "leave what you can, take what you need" model. Additionally, HERE is the link to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, it has the whole list of food resources in the whole Chicagoland Area.