Elmwood Express

May 13, 2022

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Elmwood Families,

Thank you to all who attended our Groundbreaking Ceremony! The first phase of the construction will take place this summer, with the majority of the first floor being completely renovated when we return in the fall. For this reason, our school building will be closed starting May 27th. If you need assistance over the summer, please email us at ewinfo@epcusd401.org and we will assist you.

Before the year ends, there are still plenty of fun and exciting events at Elmwood! Join us on May 19th as we highlight all the fun and excitement that awaits us next year! It will be an event that is fun for the whole family! We hope to see you there starting at 5pm. This will also be our Kindergarten Screening for all new students to Elmwood Elementary.

If you have any questions or need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Lerner, lernerm@epcusd401.org or Mrs. Hagins haginss@epcusd401.org! We look forward to a wonderful week and weekend!


Mr. Lerner & Mrs. Hagins

Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Last Call for Lost and Found

This week is the last week to claim items from our lost and found. If you child is missing items please be sure they claim them this week. We will have a table of lost and found items available at our '22-'23 Kickoff Event on May 19th. All items not claimed by May 20th will be donated.

Help us kick-off the 2022-2023 school year!

All community members including current and future Elmwood families are invited to attend our kick off to the 2022-2023 school year on Thursday, May 19th from 5:00- 6:30 PM.

Meet the teachers for the grade level your child will be attending in the 2022-2023 school year, and learn about some of our programming! This will be a fun event for all of our Elmwood families and a great opportunity to learn more about our school.

Learn about our construction project, get information from local community groups and help your child get ready for the 2022-2023 school year. We will also be offering screenings for our incoming Kindergarten students.

Questions? Contact Mr. Lerner

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We have a small number of yearbooks available for sale. If you ordered your child's yearbook online, they should have received it today or will receive it on Monday. If you would still like to purchase one, they will be for sale after school at the front entrance and the playground entrance for $15. Please bring exact change. Once they are gone, we are unable to order additional. We will sell them on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (while supplies last).

Kindergarten Registration!

  • Registration for full and half day kindergarten is now open as of Monday, March 14th, 2022.
  • To register, students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022.
  • Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted to District 401, even if the child or child's parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency. District 401's liaison for homeless children is Director of Student Services, Dr. Kari Smith. You can contact Dr. Smith by sending an email to: smithk@epcusd401.org

Student Chromebooks

All students may keep their chromebooks over the summer. If you plan to transfer, please return your chromebook to the school office. Thank you!

New and Returning Student Registration

New and returning student registration information is attached. If you have not already established a PowerSchool Parent Portal, please do so immediately. Parents and guardians will need a PowerSchool Parent account to complete the registration process. If you have moved and won't be attending Elmwood Elementary next year, please call the main office to request a transfer. You will need a transfer form and your child's medical records to register at your new school.

ALL RETURNING STUDENTS TO REGISTER: Use link attached for directions!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 18th - Regular School Board Meeting @ 7pm @ EPHS

Thursday, May 19th- 2022-2023 Kick-off event

Friday, May 20th - Early Release

Monday, May 23rd- Multicultural Night

Thursday, May 26th- Last Day of School!

View all of our upcoming district events by visiting our district calendar.

View all of our upcoming school events and activities by visiting our school calendar.


As a reminder, if your child is sick or has flu-like symptoms, keep them home and send an email to our attendance clerk. The Elmwood attendance email is ewattendance@epcusd401.org . Please include the following information in your email:

  • Your child's first and last name
  • Your child's grade level and teacher
  • Your child's ID number
  • Reason for absence and duration of absence

Email is preferred, but you can still call our absence line at 708-583-6260

Absence calls and emails must be received by 8:30 AM. Thank you for your cooperation!

The nurse and/or office clerk will help you navigate through the COVID protocols if necessary. We all need to do our part to ensure that the kids, staff and community stay safe!