Elmwood News: Final 20-21 Edition


Fun Run Thank You!

Elmwood Families,

THANK YOU! We sincerely appreciate all of your assistance, fundraising efforts, understanding, and flexibility leading up to and during our 11th annual Dave Cleveland Fun Run!

While the crazy turn of weather made it feel like we were trying to pull off our typical October run, in true 2020/21 fashion, we were ready to be flexible and have a backup plan. Nothing about this school year has been typical or easy, but in the end the kids had a blast, felt a sense of school spirit and pride as a whole unit, created a positive memory to end the year, and remained safe, warm, and dry!

We feel incredibly lucky to have been able to squeeze something this significant into a year in which most special events were postponed or cancelled. Elmwood truly is a special community.

THANK YOU to all of the Elmwood specials teachers, classroom teachers, administration and Mr. Cleveland! We appreciate all that you do every single day of duty for the entire Elmwood community.

What does this fundraiser’s success mean for Home & School and the Elmwood community?

While the fundraising piece of the event this year was truly not the focus, we still managed to far exceed our goals. Together, we raised over $30,000. In addition, we were able to save $4K on our annual t-shirt budget by gathering amazing local sponsorships.

For perspective, this puts us in a good position to fund the current approved H&S budget for the 2021/2022 school almost entirely without a blip.

Our approved budget focuses on programs for the kids, teachers and families of Elmwood.

These funds allow us to sponsor programs including: subsidizing field trip fees, funding assemblies, class parties, movie nights, Watch DOGS, Field Day, the school garden, and more! Home and School also provides funds for additional classroom/teacher supplies, and items needed by the school.

Any additional items or fund allocations will be voted on at the start of the 2021/22 school year! We are excited about some of the meaningful ideas being presented.

Our Dave Cleveland Fun Run success also means the following: this greatly lightens the need for additional fundraisers throughout the school year. We don’t quite know what next year will look like yet, in terms of events, but we do know that any events that return will be more focused on the fun and less on the fundraising. We hope this only continues to increase participation and inclusion of all of our Elmwood families!

And the big news: Home & School, in collaboration with Elmwood’s Administration, has decided to pause having a Fun Run fundraiser next school year. However, we do plan to host a purely FUN Dave Cleveland Fun Run in the fall to CELEBRATE this incredible accomplishment and to get the fun run back on its traditional schedule. We also plan to continue our NEW tradition of holding a color run for the 5th graders!

We know this event was a huge ask for our families, teachers, and administrators during such a busy time and such a challenging school year, so our appreciation of everyone’s support and collaboration is as genuine as it gets.

TOGETHER, we were able to KEEP MOVING FORWARD and SOAR! Thank you!

Have a WONDERFUL and safe summer break full of recharge time and joyful moments.


Elmwood H&S Fun Run Committee

Sponsor THANK YOU’s:

Bottles of water and individual bananas for each student are VERY generously donated by the DeVee family from their restaurant, NWB! Check out their locations in Lisle and Plainfield!

School Supplies


Supply kits for the 2021/2022 school year are now available for pre-ordering through Carlson. Order deadline is 6/27/2021. Use this link, and select which grade your child will be in next year:


List of Supplies K-5th Grade

List of Supplies K-5th Grade Spn.

Identification and Placement for Academically Talented and Gifted Services

Each year, students in Grades 3-7 have the opportunity to be considered for placement in Honors Math, Project IDEA, and Project IDEA +. For the 2020-2021 school year, the identification and placement process will begin with the administration of the spring NWEA MAP test. For more information about the identification process, please click HERE.

MAP testing will occur at Elmwood over the next 3 weeks. All remote students are invited to Elmwood for the MAP test. If you are planning on sending your child to Elmwood for the MAP test, please RSVP on the form linked HERE.

Make sure to check out these ongoing Elmwood Fundraisers:

PURE BARRE NAPERVILLE: Elmwood parents and teachers will receive $10 off every month until 6/30/21. 50% of the first month’s proceeds will be donated back to Elmwood. Naperville@purebarre.com

MABELS LABELS - Free shipping & 20% off. A portion of the proceeds go back to Elmwood when you order through campaigns.mabelslabels.com and select Elmwood Elementary Home and School (Naperville)

MINTED.COM - Now offered year-round: 20% off cards & gifts and 15% back to Elmwood when you use promo code: FUNDRAISELMWOOD

Box Tops for Education

Got any traditional paper Box Top clips? Contact Laura Viscito at: elmwoodhands@gmail.com to submit them. Keep using the App and checking out BTFE.com.

Home & School Committees 2021-2022

Are you interested in helping out with the Elmwood Home & School Committees during the 2021-2022 school year? There will be a number of open positions including:

YEARBOOK, SFCP, SPIRIT WEAR, PROGRAMS/ASSEMBLIES, SCIENCE FAIR, BOX TOPS, FIELD DAY, PUBLICITY and we’re looking for some great volunteers! Please fill out this interest form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8e0uusBdWStgpRClGin6ffV3Tca3YjDfX1IIYsjDzDtuPtg/viewform?usp=sf_link or reach out to: ElmwoodHandS@gmail.com

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