Little Lancers Lowdown

“Where Learners are Grown with Pride!”

September 2022

What a Great Start to the Year!

Dear Little Elba Lancer Families,

Wow, what a great beginning of the school year! UPK and Kindergarten Orientation, as well as Open House, were huge successes! Thank you for attending and spending time visiting classrooms and our building. We saw so many Little Lancers with smiles on their faces who were ready to be back. Our teachers worked very hard to get their classrooms and spaces prepared for our Little Lancers. And a big thank you to everyone who spent a lot of time getting our entire building ready for a new school year.

We had a great first week of school. K-6 students began on Tuesday, while our UPK students started on Thursday. Our students learned new routines and expectations, met new and old friends, and had a great week of learning. The rest of September will be busy with continuing our learning and Homecoming week. Be on the lookout for our Homecoming events!

Thank you for a great welcome and for making me feel part of the Lancer family. I am very blessed to have an opportunity to work with our amazing Lancer staff, students, parents, families, and the Elba community. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.


Open House 2022


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Reminders for Arrival & Dismissal

Morning parent/guardian drop-off: 7:25am (7:20am for breakfast)

All welcomed into classrooms: 7:35am

Marked tardy: 7:40am

For those students being picked up, dismissal is as follows:

  • UPK: 10:10am & 2:10pm

  • Grades K & 1: 2:20pm

  • Grades 2-6: 2:30pm

For both arrival and dismissal, please stay in your vehicle to allow traffic to move at a steady pace. If your child needs additional time, please park in the parking lot and use the sidewalk. No parking is allowed in the loop.


If your child will be absent from school or tardy, please contact the Health Office at 585-757-9967 ext. 1240. You can leave a message any time of day or night. A written excuse must be sent when the child returns from an absence.


Please see the information below regarding the Elementary Spirit Week. We can't wait to see your Lancer spirit!

Save the date for the Homecoming football game on Friday, September 23rd.

The Homecoming parade will be on Saturday, September 24th beginning at 9am. It will begin at the Firehall and end at the Front Bus Loop. We hope to see you there!

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Lunch Menus

A friendly reminder the lunch menus can be found on the district website below. Translated versions were sent through ParentSquare.

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