Elmwood Update

January 7, 2022

Welcome Back!

I hope you had a wonderful, restful winter break. We missed our kids and it's great to see their smiling faces! Please continue to encourage and challenge your children every day to be his or her very best. We are so glad to work with you and our students!

We are almost Half-Way!

The end of the Second Quarter of school is Thursday, January 13th! There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, January 14th due to a Teacher Professional Development Day. Please remind your child to complete and submit any remaining work as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support.


It's time for our yearly Winter Benchmark MAP assessments. The information we receive from these assessments tells us how well our kids are growing in reading and math. This is really important so that we can make sure we are adjusting our teaching so that students are learning efficiently and effectively. You can help us by encouraging your child to do his or her very best. Also, make sure your child gets plenty of rest the evening before mapping. Here's the MAPPING schedule for the district:

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If your child is missing any outdoor wear or other article of clothing, please have them check the lost and found to claim his or her items. At the end of the second quarter, we will take any remaining items, launder them, and donate them to charity. Thank you!

Picking Up Kids Early...

Please remember that when picking up your child early from school, we will need to see your current (valid) photo ID. This is just one of our procedures to ensure the safety of children at Elmwood Elementary. Thank you so much for your support!


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Elmwood Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

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Drop-Off & Pick-Up:


· From 113th Street, turn RIGHT onto the Elmwood property

· Follow the curve around (we call this “the Loop”), staying in the RIGHT LANE

· Pull up your car as far as you can go. Please DO NOT leave large gaps between cars. Also, Please be mindful not to block the crosswalk!

· Have your child exit quickly and safely from the right hand side of the vehicle. Your child will see the painted walkway where he or she can safely walk into the school

· The left hand lane is a car pass-through lane. Once your child is safely dropped off, you may merge into the left lane to leave the drop off area.

· At the end of “The Loop”, turn RIGHT as traffic is ONE WAY. Turn LEFT onto 114th Street to leave the property


· Follow the directions listed above for entering the Elmwood Property

· Refer to the picture below to see where your child will be waiting for you

· Have your child enter your car via the right hand side. One your child is safely inside, you may merge into the left hand lane to leave the pick-up area

· At the end of “The Loop”, turn RIGHT as traffic is ONE WAY. Turn LEFT onto 114th Street to leave the property

Elmwood Elementary School

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Virtual Parent Information Session

Elmwood Elementary is a Title 1 School!!

It is our goal that every child should have the opportunity to attain his/her full potential!

Please View Elmwood Title 1 Meeting presentation and/or recording and Share Feedback:

To access the parent input survey click here

To access the meeting agenda click here

For more information about Title 1 click here

Elmwood Family Engagement Policy click here (Spanish version click here)

Elmwood Parent-Compact click here (Spanish version click here)

Hosted by:

Gwen Abraham Tom Price Chelsi Baxter Gina Wilson

Building Principal Assistant Principal Title 1 Literacy Coach Family Engagement Coordinator

gmabraham@ghbulldogs.org tprice@ghbulldogs.org cbaxter@ghbulldogs.org gwilsons@ghbulldogs.org

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