Cougar Courier


February 11, 2022

Principal's Message

Greetings Elm Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful week! It's been a fun and busy one here at Elm! We've had students diving into their Career Study courses taking virtual field trips and having presenters talk to them about their various courses! We had our first basketball games, Go Lady Cougars, and conferences just around the corner!

As a reminder next week February 16th & February 17th are Elm Middle School's Parent Teacher Conferences! We can't wait to see all of our families and connect on how we can work together to support out students. Information was sent out for you to sign up, please don't hesitate to reach out if you need help. Directions for sign-up can also be found here.

Additionally it's time for our 5Essentials Survey. Take a few minutes and complete this survey, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Please take a few minutes and read through this week’s Courier! As always, should you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. Stay safe! #TeamElmStrong

Most Sincerely,
Mrs. Ashley Groeneveld
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Cougars Care

As we embark on Trimester Three, it's crazy to think we're looking at the last trimester of the year where we will spend time resetting expectations for students around building up our school community! Take a few minutes and talk with your students about how they can continue to embody a positive member of our Elm community!

8th Grade Dance

The theme has been selected by the students and it is Glow in the Dark! We're very excited the PAT has been working hard to make this an evening to remember for our students. They've brought in a professional party planner, catering by DaLuciano's and a DJ, to make this a one-of-a-kind night for our students! Thank you to everyone for your hard work! We can't wait to celebrate our graduating Cougars! Dance date is May 19, 2022!

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Elm Athletics

We're excited to be hosting our first home games next week! Per the Leyden Norwood Athletic Conference, we will be allowing only home visitors in for games, your athlete has been given a pass for your family that will be checked prior to entry for the game! We thank you so much for your partnership. Go Cougars!

Elm Middle School Book Fair

Save the Date! The Elm Middle School PAT is hosting a Book Fair! The Fair will be from Febraury 28th-March 3rd!

Cougar Spiritwear

Ordering for Spiritwear is currently open until February 28th! Get your orders in!

Save those Boxtops!

Hi! Join Elm in earning money for our school by using the Box Tops of Education app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. Plus, use this referral code K7Y8751D when you sign up and you’ll get 40 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 02/14/2022. Use this link below to download the Box Tops App and begin earning money for Elm. THANK YOU!!:

Attendance Reminders

If a student is going to be absent from class, a parent or guardian should call our Attendance Clerk at (708) 583-6600 or email

When calling, please spell your child’s last name and give their student ID number.

Upcoming Events

February 16- Parent Teacher Conferences

February 17- Parent Teacher Conferences
February 18- Conference Exchange Day
February 21- No School Presidents Day

February 25- Early Release Day

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