Elm Street News

October 2021

From the Desk of Mrs. Walley

It is hard to believe the first nine weeks is almost over. Our students and teachers have been working hard in the classroom. With Fall Break coming up next week, we hope everyone will take some time to rest and recharge. We appreciate everyone for following the Rome City Schools Covid guidelines. We will stay in Phase 2 (meals in classrooms, masks, and no visitors) until the end of October to make sure that we stay healthy and safe. Thank you for your cooperation.

Student report cards will be sent home on Thursday, October 21st. One of the many keys to success is completing all assignments in a timely manner. Students in grades 3 through 6 use Google Classroom as a tool for completing assignments. Parents and caregivers should talk to their child about the work being assigned and help make sure it is being turned in on time. Communication between home and school is key to the success of your child at Elm Street. If you ever have a question or need to talk to a teacher about your child's assignments, please do not hesitate to reach out to the teacher. Parent Conference Day is Monday, November 1st. Teachers will be reaching out to schedule conferences for students who are struggling in the classroom. Please make it a priority to attend this conference by phone, computer, or even in-person. Take care and have a safe and happy Fall Break. We look forward to seeing our students back at school on Monday, October 18th.


Important Dates

  • October 5th--Brag Tag Sale
  • October 6th-Genius Hour
  • October 7th & 8th--No School! (Flexible Learning Days)
  • October 11-15--Fall Break
  • October 20th--PreK and Kindergarten Field Trip to Carlton Farms
  • October 21st--Report Cards
  • October 22nd--Winning House Celebration
  • October 5th--PBIS Celebration-Inflatables
  • October 25th-28th--Book Fair
  • October 26th--Snack Shack
  • October 28th--6th Grade Field Trip to the RAD Playhouse
  • October 29th--Halloween Parade, 9:30AM
  • November 1st--No School! (Parent Conference Day)


Exact Path

We are excited that Elm Street has access to a great resource called Exact Path! Exact Path is a web-based program that utilizes MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment data to promote academic growth. The program is focused on understanding where students academically and creating individualized learning paths. We are excited about the potential benefits of this program. We ask that you encourage your child to work hard on their learning path to earn their green trophies!



Congratulations to this group of Elm Street artists! They will have their artwork displayed at the Coosa Valley Fair this week.
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Back- Taylin Lytle, Corinne Daniel, Mr. Tribble, Nicolas Gaspar, & Chason Jennings

Front- Isela Nolasco-Vicente, Genesis Morales Lopez, Jaylen Angel, Evelyn Blanco Ontiveros, & Alexander Guzman

PBIS Celebrations

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House Spirit Day--October 1st

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House Spotlight: Altrusimo

Altrusimo or the "The Black House" is the house of givers and this team knows that the real power comes from not looking out for yourself, but empowering others. The House crest features different symbols that speak to the values of this house.

Heart: The heart sits are the top of the crest and represents kindness, generosity and purity, which all come from the heart.

Diamond on a Shield: The diamond on a shield in the middle of the crest represents protecting others with unity and wisdom.

Giver: Altuismo mean the givers in Portuguese

Griffin: The griffin is one of the house animals. It has the head and wings of an eagle and the body of lion. The griffin is one of the most powerful animals and is known for strength, grace, fierceness, and nurturing.

Black: The house color is black which stands for prestige and talent



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