Elmwood Express

April 18, 2022

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Elmwood Families,

Thank you to all of our parents who volunteered at our book fair this week. If you haven't had a chance to shop, stop by tonight (4/22) starting at 5:30 and stay afterwards for our family movie night in the gymnasium (see below). We hope to see you there!

Please mark your calendars, as next Friday, April 29th is an early release day. All students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.

As a reminder, as required by the state of Illinois, all students in Kindergarten and 2nd grade, must have their dental examination completed by May 13. If you haven't done so, please be sure to have your child's dental exam completed by May 13 and submitted to Ms. Jerzyk.

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

Join us for a family movie night!

We hope you can join us tonight (Friday, April 22nd) for family movie night! Bring a blanket and your own snacks and enjoy Sing 2 in our gymnasium. Doors open at 6:00 and the movie begins at 6:15pm and the book fair will be open starting at 5:30 and will remain open until 7:00 PM. All students who attend must be accompanied by an adult.
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Title 1 Family Night

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Let's Celebrate our Teachers with a Sweet Stock-Up!

Help us to celebrate our teachers this Teacher Appreciation Week by sending in something sweet! We will be collected K-Cups, soda, iced tea, flavored water, etc. during morning drop off and dismissal on April 28th! Thank you for helping us celebrate our teachers!
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Groundbreaking Ceremony

Join us on May 11th for our Groundbreaking Ceremony! All students, families and community members are invited.
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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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Join us for our Groundbreaking Celebrations

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

Preschool screening

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 22nd- Family Movie Night! Sing 2 @ 6:15 PM

Tuesday, April 26th- Title 1 Night- Celestial Voyage

Friday, April 29th- All school assembly- Bug and Lizard Show!

Friday, April 29th- Early Release- All students dismiss at 1pm

May 2nd- May 6th- Teacher Appreciation Week

Wendesday, May 11th- Groundbreaking Ceremony

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

Monday, May 23rd- Multicultural Night

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!