Elkmont Elementary

Family Newsletter September 2019

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Upcoming Parent Night

Save the Date for Monday, September 30th. We will have our Annual Title I Parent Meeting and Curriculum Night! Our Title 1 Meeting will cover our School-wide Goals and Family Engagement Plan in the Library. You will then get to spend time with your child's teacher learning how you can help your child at home with being successful at school. We hope to see you there!!. 5:30-7:00
More information will be sent home on Monday!
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Bake Sale

The Homecoming Week Bake Sales are on Monday and Tuesday. Our students will attend the EHS Bake Sale on Monday and EES Bake Sale on Tuesday. Please send money if you want your child to participate!

Dress-Up Days

Meme Monday- Dress up/represent your favorite meme (Google or any kid can help those of us who don't understand this! 😉
Tacky Tourist Tuesday
Disney Wednesday
Pajama/Tie-Dye Thursday
Red Devil Spirit Friday!

Homecoming Parade will be September 26, 2019 @ 6PM

Pep Rally will be Friday, September 27th. We will have a blackout theme and we are asking everyone to wear bright neon or white clothing!

Attendance Update

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TEAM EES Changes...

We would like to shift TEAM EES from a facebook only group to a more organized Parent/Teacher Organization that works to support the mission and vision of Elkmont Elementary School. TEAM EES has grown over the past 3 years and many parents want to volunteer, but do not always know how to get involved. This shift would allow us to organize our efforts in a more effective manner while continuing to maintain the integrity of TEAM EES which was originally started to involve ALL parents in the education of their children.

Workout Wednesday...Invite Your Parent to PE Day

Come join us on October 2 for Workout Wednesday and participate in PE with your child! This isn’t to come watch...it’s to come do PE and have fun with your child! We hope to see you here!

PE Times
K: 11:45-12:30
1st: 11:00-11:45
2nd: 12:35-1:20
3rd: 1:20-2:05
4th: 9:00-9:45
5th: 8:15-9:00

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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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Grandparents/Grandfriends Day

Grandparents/Grandfriends Day

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 - Labor Day/No School
  • 6th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 9th - Grandparents/Grandfriends Day (see the flyer above)
  • 9th-13th Book Fair
  • 13th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • 20th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 25th - Half Day for Students (11:10 Dismissal)


  • 2nd - Workout Wednesday Parent Day in PE
  • 4th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 7th - 11th - Fall Break/No School
  • 17th - Report Cards Go Home
  • 18th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 25th - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents


  • 6th - Holiday Picture and Fall Remakes
  • 8th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 11th - Veteran's Day/No School
  • 14th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • 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