The Elmwood Elementary Branch
Note from the Principal
Hello Elmwood Students and Families!
Next week is the BOGO Book Fair!!📚 Click here to read more about the upcoming book fair May 22nd- May 26th.
As we get closer to the end of the year there are several items we are collecting. Please note all Library books are due back, please return them ASAP. 📘 Also, iPads, charging blocks and cords are being collected June 6th-8th. Below is the schedule for collection.
- 3rd Grade on June 6th
- 4th Grade on June 7th
- 5th Grade on June 8th
Field Day is coming and we are in need of volunteers to help out at the varying stations. Click here to sign-up. Please note that if you do not have a volunteer form on file you must stop by the main office with your drivers license (or a copy of it front and back) and complete the form at least two weeks in advance.
Fun Fest has been moved to take place during the last day of school, June 16th. With this adjustment we are excited that all of our students will be able to join us. There will be bounce houses, an obstacle course, a dunk tank, games, ice cream, a good news note store and a raffle that students in attendance will be entered in. 🥳
5th Graders promotion ceremony is scheduled for June 13th from 10-11AM. We are asking that all 5th graders wear their PTA provided "I Survived 5th Grade" tee-shirts on that day. The plan is to take a group photo with all the students to hang in Elmwood's hallway for years to come. Check out the PTA section below for more information on the 5th grade Promotion Ceremony and other 5th grade activities.
There is a new section below on the free upcoming summer camp opportunities. Click on each link to read the flyers.
South Lake Schools is going for a bond to help better our school buildings. This vote is coming to the ballots this August. To read about the plans for the bond please click here.
Mrs. Bowersox, Ed.S 💛💙
Free Summer Camp
Click on the flyers below to read more about how to enroll in these amazing summer camp opportunities to help your child advance their reading and math skills.
Character Strong & PBIS
The Good News Note Store
Ask your student(s) at home how they earn Good News Notes 🤩
Cell Phone and Technological Safety
Below check out the links to apple and android family sharing information which will guide you through making your children's technology "safe" for them by allowing you to control the content they see, the time they use it and observe the messaging they send and receive.
Family Link from Google - Family Safety & Parental Control Tools
With Family Link, you decide what's best for your family. Easy to use tools allow you to understand how your child is spending time on their device, share location, manage privacy settings, and more.* Find the screen time that works best for your child.
Lunch at School
Check out the attachment below to see the items on the a al carte menu and how it it works. Students will only be allowed to purchase 1 item a day from the a al carte menu.
Ask your students about the salad bar that houses fresh apples, sliced oranges, pears, carrots, broccoli, apple sauce, chunked cantaloupe and dried cherries 😋
After School Clubs
Get Involved in the After School Fun
Cavbots (Lego Robotics): Mondays 3:30-5:00 Last Meeting on
Michigan Stage Theater: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3:30-5:10 Completed for Year
Science Olympiad: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 (At Avalon) Completed for Year
Anime Club: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 Completed for Year
Healthy Kids Walking Club: Thursdays 3:30-4:30 Last Meeting on 5/25
Behavior Matrix and Handbook
Getting to School
Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders
- We want to encourage our students and families to cross California and the surrounding streets safely. It is important to use the crosswalks and crossing guards available.
- It helps the flow of traffic if your child is ready to exit the car.
- Parents should stay in the car, to keep the drop-off line moving!
- There is NO Parking, dropping and/or stopping in front of the school on California. When this is done it prevents the busses from traveling safely and it causes quite a jam. There are signs up and police will ticket persons who are there.
- The front loop is ONLY for Busses.
- Parents may use the West Parking Lot/Loop to Stop and Drop their student(s).
- There is NO Left Turn out of the West Parking Lot/Loop.
- Parents may park on Malvern on the East side of school and/or on Alice on the West side of the school to walk their student to their entry door.
Lastly, please be mindful of school hours and do not drop off your children prior to 8:15. At 8:15 there should be a staff member outside to supervise them. 💛💙
Absences and/or Late Arrivals
If your child will be absent or late, please contact the office to let us know. You can either call the attendance line @ (586-435-1150) or email Mrs. Baker. When leaving a message, please state the child's name, teacher's name, date of absence and reason for absence (i.e. child is ill with fever, cough, etc.)
Be sure to order a Hot Lunch if they will be late and need a lunch. Orders must be in by 8:50 AM Thank you!!
Elmwood PTA News
Please join us at the monthly PTA meetings. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm on a rotating schedule between Avalon and Elmwood.
Thank you to our past PTA Board Members!! Your efforts and hard-work are greatly appreciated.
2023 / 2024 PTO Board Members have been elected.
President: Andreea Tatu
Vice President: Sharita Gore
Treasurer: Chelsea Rumohr
Secretary: Haley Pencak