Elkmont Elementary

Family Newsletter October 2019

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State Report Card Results

Elkmont Elementary received an overall 81 for the 2018-2019 State Report Card. This is a significant improvement from last year’s score of 75. Overall, Elkmont Elementary improved in each scoring category.

  • Academic Achievement - 70.43
  • Academic Growth - 90.71
  • Chronic Absenteeism - Decreased from 25.56 to 17.3
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Join us THURSDAY for our Fall Festival and Silent Auction!

Please join us on Thursday, October 24th for the Elkmont Elementary Fall Festival and Silent Auction from 6:00-8:00 in the Old Gym! This is a FREE Admission event for our community. Please see the attached flyers for all of the information. This information will go home with your child today. All games/inflatables will be free along with a hotdog and drink for each person. There will be 4 ticketed activities.
You can pre-order tickets for ticketed items starting tomorrow through Tuesday, October 22. All tickets will be sent home with students on Tuesday, October 22nd. Tickets can also be purchased the night of the event. The Silent Auction will begin at 6:00 and end at 7:15. Please see the silent auction flyers for more details. Our highest valued item for the silent auction is an Amish made saddle valued at $1000. There are photos in this post of the saddle. We hope to see you next Thursday!!

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Veterans Day Program

DEADLINE: November 1
The EHS/EES Veteran’s Day Program will be Friday, November 8th at 9:00 am. We will have a slideshow to show Veterans from our community and those who are relatives of our faculty and students. If you would like to submit a photo, please complete this form and attach a photo of the Veteran. Or, you can email this information and a digital photo file to Jacob.Ryan@lcsk12.org.

Elkmont Talent Show Nov. 15th

The Elkmont Talent Show will be held on Friday, November 15th at 6:00 pm in the Old Gym. This is a great time to showcase talent and enjoy time with the Elkmont community!

Those interested in performing an act in the Talent Show must read the RULES AND PROCEDURES in the link below along with their parents, complete the registration form, and have a parent sign the permission slip. Students MAY NOT audition without having this form signed.

The auditions will be Wednesday, October 30th from 3:00pm until 5:00pm in the cafeteria. When students turn in the required forms, they will be assigned an audition timeslot. Those selected from auditions will be notified on Thursday, October 31st by letter.
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TEAM EES Elections

The following people were voted in as the officers of TEAM EES for the 2019-2020 school year:

Lanita Murrah, President

Amanda Mims, Vice President

Melissa Morris, Secretary

Jessica Head, Treasurer

Also, the Bylaws in the link below were adopted for the 2019-2020 school year. Membership/Volunteer forms with meeting dates will be sent home soon. It does not cost to join TEAM EES!

Workout Wednesday Nov. 13th

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Attendance Matters

Our school of approximately 345 students, we had 4,415 absences and 1437 tardies for the 18/19 school year! 31.8% of our students are considered Chronically Absent by the ALSDE. This impacts learning so much! Take a look at the chart below to see how much school your child is really missing when those days and minutes add up.
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Important School Information

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Help Our School and Buy a School Snack!

We sell a variety of snacks daily at school to help our school make purchases throughout the year. The money raised through our school snack program goes towards our janitorial fund to purchase toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, etc.

We appreciate your help!

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Fun Friday Snack September 20

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Please Wear PE/Recess Appropriate Shoes to School

We need your help! Please make sure your child is wearing PE/Recess appropriate shoes to school each day. This is for the safety of your child, as well as for ensuring that instructional time is not spent changing shoes. Coach Simmons has about 70 kids in each PE class, and we want them to be able to participate in all of their PE class. We also want to make sure your child gets the most out of recess each day. Please help us make sure your child is able to enjoy PE and recess to the fullest! Thank you!

Kids and Kin

The Kids and Kin Program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of relative child care providers and to raise their level of awareness about the importance of their roles. Educational workshops, resources, support activities, and a quarterly provider newsletter are offered to relative care providers which impact the quality of child care available in our communities. Kids and Kin includes a Voluntary Certification Program through which providers earn health and safety items, books, and learning materials for attending free training sessions related to quality child care enhancement. Participation in the Kids and Kin Program is free.

The Kids and Kin Program provides services to Relative Child Care Providers in all 67 Alabama counties.

Eligibility Requirements to participate in the Kids and Kin Program:

  • Must be at least 19 years old
  • Must be providing child care for a grandchild, niece, nephew, or sibling who is not over 12 years of age
  • Cannot be the child’s legal guardian or foster parent
  • Cannot be a licensed child care provider
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21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program

Elkmont Elementary has a 21st Century Community Learning Center After School and Summer Program to assist our families who need after school child care. The tuition is a sliding scale based on family income and we also have scholarships available. The links below will give you additional information:

Program Information: https://www.elkmontelem.org/21stcenturyafterschoolprogram

Program Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EES21stCCLC/?ref=bookmarks

For more information, please email our Site Director, Mrs. Kriston Cagle at kriston.cagle@lcsk12.org or call at 256-278-9663

Counselor Connections

Our counselor, Ms. April Hamlin, has put together a comprehensive list of resources and information for our parents and community. Please see the link below to access her page.

Important Announcements

Get Connected and Follow Us on Social Media:

Car Riders:

  • Morning: Students should NEVER exit the car until Coach Simmons gives the "GREEN" signal from the front of the line. This will ensure that all students are safe from moving cars. Parents, please do not move you cars until Coach Simmons motions for you to do so.
  • Afternoon: Please place your car rider number in a visible place in your windshield. If you need a Car Rider number, please email Mrs. James at haley.james@lcsk12.org

Absence from School: If your child is absent, please send an excuse within 3 days of the day your child returns to school. You have 5 parent notes you can use each semester if a doctor's excuse is not available.

Important Dates


  • 2nd - Workout Wednesday Parent Day in PE
  • 4th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 7th - 11th - Fall Break/No School
  • 14th - TEAM EES Board Elections
  • 17th - Report Cards Go Home
  • 18th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 24th - Fall Festival (see flyer above)
  • 25th - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents
  • 30th - Talen Show Auditions (see information above)


  • 6th - Holiday Picture and Fall Remakes
  • 8th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 9th - Veterans Day Program at 9 am in the New Gym (see flyer above)
  • 11th - Veteran's Day/No School
  • 14th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • 15th - Talent Show
  • 18th - 20th American Education Week Celebration
  • 20th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 22nd - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents
  • 25th - 29th - Thanksgiving Holidays/No School


  • 2nd - DIBELS Testing Begins
  • 6th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 13th - DIBELS Testing Ends
  • 19th - Christmas Holiday Sing-Along Event
  • 20th - 1/2 Day for Students
  • 23rd - January 1 Christmas Holidays


  • 6th - Student Return
  • 6th - STAR Reading and Math Testing Begins
  • 7th - Report Cards Go Home
  • 20th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
  • 31st - Attendance/Truancy Meeting for Parents


  • 6th - STAR Testing Ends
  • 13th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • 17th - President's Day, No School
  • 26th - 1/2 Day for Students (11:10 Dismissal Time)
  • 28th - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents


  • 2nd - March Madness Reading Challenge Begins (Kick-Off Pep Rally)
  • 2nd - Read Across America Week Begins
  • 27th - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents
  • 27th - Report Cards Go Home
  • 30th - April 3rd Spring Break


  • 24th - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents
  • 29th - DIBELS Testing Begins


  • 1st - STAR Reading and Math Testing Begins
  • 5th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • 13th - DIBELS Testing Ends
  • 21st - Last Day for Students (1/2 Days), Report Cards Go Home
  • 22nd - Teacher Workday