A Message From Your Principal
A Message From Your Principal
Posted on 01/02/2018

December 22, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Here’s to a great 2018 and ringing in the new year 2018!  The Elmer Elementary School staff and I wish you and your families a happy, healthy New Year.

The children at Elmer have been busy with many seasonal and holiday activities.  Thank you for your help with our Coins from the Heart program, Canned Food Drive, as well as our Pajama Drive.  Your donations will help many area families this holiday season.  Excitement of the season is definitely in the air here at Elmer Elementary School.

Just a few reminders:  Please remember to contact our office if there are any changes to home phone numbers, work numbers, etc.  It’s important that we have the latest updated information.  Your cooperation is appreciated. 

Author Spotlight:  Last month’s Author Spotlight we focused on holiday and self-esteem books. Anna Dewdney, Llama, Llama, Holiday Drama; and we also focused on self-esteem  “The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.”  ~ James Bryce

Dates to Keep in Mind:

Winter Recess: December 24th through January 1st .  School Reopens on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Our schools will be closed on Monday, January 15th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Please be advised that school will be closed for students on Wednesday, January 31st  for a teacher In-Service Day.

The midpoint of the 2nd Trimester is January 30th.  Please be on the lookout for progress reports to follow.

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

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.     

Emergency Call System:  The Emergency Call System is in place in case of an Emergency School Closing.  You should have received phone calls from our district by now.  If you haven’t, please inform us of any changes that need to be made, especially phone numbers.  Also, please listen to the local radio stations or TV channels for information on our school closings or check our website, www.pittsgrove.net.


Daniel F. Bruce