Elkmont Elementary

Student/Parent Newsletter

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Summer Program is Coming to EES


We will now offer a Summer Program at Elkmont elementary during the month of June! While this program will have an educational focus, it will be built around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning, and include weekly field trips to include canoeing, the zoo, and roller skating. For more information, visit the link below.



We want your feedback on Elkmont Elementary! Please use the link below to complete our Title I Parent Survey.

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Spring Assessments Start in APRIL


April is the month for our Spring Assessments required by our state and/or our district. While we understand that assessment scores are just one measure of a child's progress, we also know that these spring assessments are what will be used to determine the State Report Card Grade for our school.

Last year, Elkmont High School, as a K-12 school, scored a C for our overall grade. This year our goal is to score a B or higher. Our teachers have been working extremely hard this year to improve instruction in the classroom, monitor student progress, and provide interventions needed to hep students who are struggling. Our students have also been working very hard to set goals for learning and striving to meet those goals.

Students in grades 2-5 are setting goals for the upcoming Scantron and DIBELS tests. Our K-1 students are discuss "how to do your best" at school. I will be meeting with every student over the next couple of weeks to discuss their goals they have set for themselves.

Below you will find a Testing Schedule so you know when your child will be testing. Also, here are some tips for parents to help their child be prepared on the day of testing:

Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast

Many teachers report that students who don't do well on tests haven't gotten enough sleep, and haven't eaten breakfast on the morning of the test. Doing both of these things will ensure that your child is working at full capacity. As always, we will serve free breakfast in the morning.

Be on Time to School

When students come to school late on testing days, they are not allowed to enter the testing room and start testing. Therefore they must take the tests in a make-up setting. This can make testing more stressful for students who have to test in a different classroom with a different teacher.

Remain positive

Staying calm will help your child stay calm. If he/she gets nervous about the test or is likely to experience anxiety during the test, help him/her practice some relaxation techniques that she can try once she's taking the test (Narang, 2008).

Testing Schedule

Scantron Testing Schedule

April 10th and 11th: 5th Grade Science Scantron Assessment

April 16th and 17th: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Reading Scantron Assessment

April 18th and 19th: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Math Scantron Assessment

April 23rd and 24th: 2nd Grade Reading Scantron Assessment

April 25th and 26th: 2nd Grade Math Scantron Assessment

April 30th: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Math Scantron Assessment

DIBELS Testing Schedule

April 24th: Kindergarten

April 25th: 1st Grade

April 26th: 3rd Grade

April 30th: 4th Grade

May 1st: 5th Grade

May 2nd: 2nd Grade

Our Next Kona Ice Day is May 8th

Prices range from $3-$6.

Kindergarten Registration On Monday, May 7th

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21st CCLC After School Care Program

We still have a few spots open for our 21st CCLC After School Program. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Cagle at Kriston.Cagle@LCSK12.org

Students attending must have these items on file to start.

  1. Copy of insurance card
  2. Signed acknowledgment form from the parent handbook. Found on the link below.
  3. Registration form along with $10 fee. Check or money order ONLY.
  4. Tuition for Thursday and Friday as well as the following week (week of January 8th). You can pay weekly or monthly.

Bus transportation will not begin until January 16th, Therefore, all students must be picked up no later than 5:30. Pick up will take place at the elementary door located by the New Gym Parking Lot. You MUST have your driver's license to pick up your child.

Please follow our 21st CCLC Facebook Page to stay up-to-date on important announcements! https://www.facebook.com/EES21stCCLC/

If you have any questions, please contact Kriston Cagle at Kriston.cagle@lcsk12.org

TEAM EES Parent Volunteer Group

Team EES is a Parent Volunteer Group on FB. If you want to join and learn how you can better better support EES, please click this link the link below and ask to join!

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 Pugh 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 Pugh 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


May 2

  • Progress Reports Go Home

May 7:

  • Kindergarten Registration at EES, 6pm-7:30pm

May 8:

  • Kona Ice Day

May 22:

  • Field Day

May 23: Awards Day

  • 8:00: PreK and Kindergarten in the classrooms
  • 8:40 1st Grade in the classroom
  • 9:20: 2nd Grade in the classroom
  • 12:00: 3rd-5th Grade in the New Gym

May 24:

  • 1/2 Day for Students, Last Day of School
  • 21st CCLC After School Center CLOSED
  • Report Cards Go Home