Elmwood News (Last Newsletter)

Happy Summer Vacation!

Message from Principal Polomsky

Elmwood Parents & Community

On behalf of the entire staff at Elmwood, we want to thank you for your collaboration, partnership, and support as we worked with your children this year. Elmwood is truly a special place to learn and grow. I am proud of the growth your children have made this year and we can't wait to see what next year brings!

To our amazing 5th grade student & parents moving on, best wishes in your continued journey on to Lincoln or Jefferson. We enjoyed watching the video from yesterday's celebration! Congratulations!

While my last official day at Elmwood isn’t until June 30th, I know that many of you are ready to have some closure on this school year in order to look ahead into summer vacation.

With that, I wanted to say good-bye for now and best wishes to all of you. While I am excited about the next chapter in our lives in California, I am sad to leave such an extraordinary community.

The past seven years have been filled with wonderful memories that will never be forgotten. Most importantly, I am personally fulfilled as I have watched your children grow over the years. Your children are well prepared to succeed in the future as they continue with life’s journey, and I wish them the very best.

You have been an amazing partner to work with over the years and I truly appreciate the support you have provided to the staff and myself.

I will miss all of you and your children and I can’t thank you enough for the experiences that you and your children have provided to me.

If you need anything, I’m still around until 6/30/20; however if I don’t hear from you, I wish you the best. If you make it out to California in the future, please be sure to look me up as I’d enjoy seeing you and the kids.

Best Regards,


New Principal at Elmwood (effective July 1, 2020)

I am delighted to officially welcome Mr. Matt Langes, who will become Elmwood’s new principal on July 1. Mr. Langes is an experienced and committed leader who comes to us within our school district as he is currently serving as the Assistant Principal at Beebe Elementary School. Mr. Langes wanted to share a letter with you HERE, so you can learn a bit more about him. If you haven't done so already, please reach out to welcome Mr. Langes to Elmwood, he can be contacted at mlanges@naperville203.org


Reminder: Naperville School District yearly Fee Payments can be made online.

Summer Resources

As you look ahead and into the summer, we want to share some available online resources that we've made available to our students while they are at home. Please check these resources out and encourage your kids to do the same.

SOAR into Summer Reading

There is no school for 89 days! Why not Soar into Reading? Follow the easy directions in the flyer below and you will be involved in a celebration when you return to school this fall. At the celebration we will share books and you will receive a Summer Reading certificate.

What Happens:

  1. Read at least 800 minutes (grades K-2) or 1,000 minutes (grades 3-5).
  2. If you read that amount, you will receive a certificate of recognition at the Celebration.

See the flyer about Summer Reading and record your summer reading minutes.

Elmwood Kindergarten Preview 2020-21

Information regarding kindergarten enrollment and the kindergarten school day can be found on Elmwood's webpage. Our Kindergarten staff will answer many of your questions in a short video.

Current 3rd Grade Students wanting to be in Band or Orchestra during 4th Grade

District 203 is offering a virtual process for our 3rd grade students to select an instrument so they can be part of band or orchestra as 4th graders. If you are interested, please see the following instrument presentation to help you select your instrument.

5th to 6th grade Transition

Information for both Lincoln and Jefferson Junior High Schools can be found on the school websites. For the most current information click below.

School Supply Packets for 2020-2021 School Year

Elmwood Home and School is offering a great opportunity to save you time & money! School Supply kits for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year are available on-line at www.carlsonschoolkits.com until June 10th . Supply packets will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. Other hard to find items will be available at the school store the first few days of school. Click HERE for supply lists for each grade level.

Summer School Payment

Even with the uncertainty that the next few weeks brings, we still plan to move forward with our plans for Summer Learning 2020. If circumstances change and we need to re-evaluate our summer offerings, we will communicate those changes in an expedited manner. As of now, registration continues to be open both online and through paper registrations. Paper registrations can be dropped off at the District 203 offices, 203 W. Hillside. Although the building is temporarily closed, there is a mail slot through which registrations can be dropped. Summer learning staff will pick up the registrations on a regular basis. Online registration can be accessed at, https://www.naperville203.org/domain/1054. High school students who wish to be added to a waitlist for Online US History, Online American Government, Online Consumer Economics, or Driver Education can email the high school directors, Heather Schild, hschild@naperville203.org, or Tom Gebbie, tgebbie@naperville203.org.