A Message From Your Principal
A Message From Your Principal
Posted on 02/01/2019

January 30, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We have many activities and things to celebrate for the month of February.  Please post our calendar in a location that it can be viewed to keep up to date with our events, meetings, and school closure dates.  As always, we look forward to seeing you during the month of February.

Dates to Keep in Mind:

We will celebrate School Spirit Days on the first Friday of each month; show your Elmer Pride by wearing your blue and white.

Please be on the lookout for Progress Reports on Wednesday, February 6th.  The information in our Progress Reports are a valuable tool to track your child’s progress midway through the Second Trimester.

100th Day of School will be celebrated on February 13th for our Kindergarten students, since the 100th day falls on Valentine’s Day.  1st Grade will celebrate the 100th day of school on Feb. 14th.  Grade level celebrations will take place on these dates, so please check with your child’s classroom teacher for any classroom activity needs.  It will be a great day for everyone. 

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on February 14th for both Kindergarten and 1st Grade.  Students are encouraged to come to school wearing Red and White.  Please check with your child’s classroom teacher for any classroom activity needs.

Our schools WILL be CLOSED on FRIDAY, February 15th and MONDAY, February 18th in honor of both Presidents; George Washington & Abraham Lincoln.   Please mark your calendars! 

Save the Date:  Elmer School’s Family Fun Night will take place on February 27th.  This year’s theme is Dr. Seuss.  More information will be forthcoming. “The more you read the more things you know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.”  - Dr. Seuss


Illness at Home or During the School Day:  Our teachers and school nurse keep close watch on all children.  If illness occurs, the school nurse will attempt to notify parents/guardians.  If your child has been hospitalized or is absent from school for any illness lasting more than five consecutive days, a note from your family physician is required before your child may return to school.

Students will be sent home for the following reasons:  having a temperature of 100 or above.  (They must be fever free without Tylenol or other medication for 24 hours before returning to school) having a severe cough or cold and having diarrhea and/or vomiting (should be over for 24 hours before returning).  Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Directed Play: The children will go outside everyday for directed play as the weather permits.  Please dress children appropriately for any kind of weather condition, as well as for the use of our playground equipment.  Our goal is to keep students safe and comfortable during this important time in their school day.     


Daniel F. Bruce