The Triton Tribune - Parent Edition

Be Kind ~ Be Awesome ~ Make The Right Choices

Volume 2 ~ Issue 23~ January 25, 2021

Amazing Triton Families,


This is the Great Kindness Challenge Week!


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr Seuss


ELM's mantra is Be Kind ~ Be Awesome ~ Make The Right Choices. In creating this mantra, much thought was placed on the order of the acts. If we are kind, then we are being awesome and we ultimately make the right choices. Additionally, ELM staff typically starts each week with promoting Kindness Monday. One would think that the idea of being kind is a no brainer, but because we are all different, being kind comes natural to some while for others, being kind requires more thought and effort. However, it does not matter how we arrive at kindness, as long as our behaviors reflect the good in all of us.


The power of kindness is underestimated. It is highly contagious and makes people feel good. Nobel Laureate, Albert Schweitzer said this, "Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun melts the ice, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.'


As we begin this week, I hope that each of you will read the section on the Great Kindness Challenge and participate either individually or as a family to perform one act of kindness daily.


Additionally, due to the high COVID-19 rates, the district is not allowing any non-essential drive through events; therefore, all semester academic honors will be sent home via mail. Thank you for your understanding.


January 25 marks the beginning of the in-person support for at-risk student. If your child has been approved for coming on campus for academic support AND you have accepted, please make sure that they are at school by 8:45am with ample time to check in.


Finally, read the section on submitting your child's yearbook portrait by the end of this week. If you are 8th grade parent, you will also have the opportunity buy an ad to honor your child. All information are in the yearbook section.


Let's have an amazing week!


Mrs. Finley

Be Kind: Are You Up To the Challenge?

Let's show kindness to someone every day this week. Below are activities that you can participate in:



  1. Great Kindness 25 Acts of Kindness [link]
  2. Kindness Unites Paper Chain [link]
  3. The Great Toy Giveaway-Year 2 [link]



If you participated, please send me a picture of you participating by emailing me via Jupiter Grades. Make sure you include a picture.

The 2021 Great Kindness Challenge Kickoff - KINDNESS UNITES!

Kindness Unites! Together We Are One!

SOM Principal Julissa Gracias, CPM Principal Bill Walsh and yours truly wrote a song about unity; that regardless of our differences or where we come from, together we are one. And it all begins with being kind. This song was written four days ago and rehearsed in one day because we wanted to release it to you at the start of the Great Kindness Challenge Week.
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Yearbook Pictures Needed for your Child(ren)

Parents, please follow the instructions to send in a picture for your child(ren) to be included the 2020-2021 yearbook. Click on this title bar to go to the submission website.

A Preview of the 2020-2021 Yearbook....

Yearbook Preview Video
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Yearbook Dedication Information is below: Deadline is February 11.

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Virtual Math Tutoring Begins This Week

Don't wait to ask for help in math. Start now. See the links and times below for Math Tutoring in both 7tth and 8th grades. As soon as we secure teachers for other subject ares, we will offer virtual tutoring for them also.

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In-Person Academic Support Begins Now: January 25, 2021

Below is the tentative in-person support that ELM will provide.

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8th Grade Promotion Information

Please read the letter from the district regarding credit requirements for promotion. This will be discussed at the Coffee With the Principal on January 26

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ELH Incoming 9th Grade Parent AP Class Information

8th Grade Parents, if your child interested in taking AP classes next year, then this meeting is for you.

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January Triton Trait: Curiosity

The Triton Trait for January is Curiosity. As educators, we must encourage students to be curious throughout their learning. Below is a video about as an organization we can encourage you to be curious so that you are a model for our students.

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ELM Daily Virtual Bell Schedule

Below are the three bell schedules that will be utilized this semester: Schedule A (Per.1, 2, 3); Schedule B (Per. 4, 5,6) and Schedule F (Per. 1-6 minimum day).

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Parent Attendance Excuse and Change Form

Click on the title bar to access the form to submit a student's absence or to request a change in attendance.

ELM Restorative Practice Parent Request Form

Please click on the title bar above to request a restorative conference with Ms. Quinn.

Genius Bar Support Form

Do you need technology help. Genius Bar is available from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Complete the form by clicking on the title bar. A Genius Bar Teacher will call you.

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