Elkmont Elementary

Family Newsletter February 2020

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Please Take a Look at These Important Announcements!

The Next Fun Friday Snack is February 21st!!

Twice a month, we will have a Fun Friday Snack Time.
Students may buy snacks for $1.00 each.
These will be snacks not normally sold on regular days, such as candy, soda, chips, etc.
Here is a list of dates for this semester:
  • Feb. 21
  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 10
  • April 24

*All proceeds from Fun Friday Snacks go towards general purchases for the school.*
**Fun Friday Snack Time sales are in compliance with the "Alabama’s Implementation of USDA Smart Snacks in School and Exempt Fundraiser Guidelines"**

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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Please Wear PE/Recess Appropriate Shoes to School

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!

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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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

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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


  • 6th - STAR Testing Ends
  • 13th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • 13th - Sweetheart Dance
  • 14th - Mrs. James's Last Day
  • 17th - President's Day, No School
  • 21st - Fun Friday Snack
  • 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
  • 2nd-6th - Spring Book Fair
  • 5th - Kona Ice
  • 20th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 27th - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents
  • 27th - Report Cards Go Home
  • 30th - April 3rd Spring Break


  • 10th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 24th - Fun Friday Snack
  • 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