A Message From Your Principal
A Message From Your Principal
Posted on 05/01/2017

April 29, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We have many items on our calendar for the month of May.  It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly here.  We look forward to seeing you during our scheduled activities over the next two months. 

Please join us for Elmer Elementary School’s Ice Cream Social during our Parent Night PTO sponsored Book Fair on May 9th.  The event will take place from 6pm – 8pm.  I flyer will be sent home in the near future.

Dates to Keep in Mind:

We will celebrate School Spirit Day on Friday, May 12th; show your Elmer Pride by wearing your blue and white.

Our Family Fun Night featuring Eric Carle books was a huge success. The titles spotlighted were: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?;  The Very Lonely Firefly;  10 Little Rubber Ducks;  The Very Hungry Caterpillar; and Foolish Tortoise. We had a wonderful turnout for our event.  A big Thank You to everyone who was able to attend and enjoy the evening with us!

National Teacher’s Day is celebrated on May 9th and Nurse Appreciation Day will be celebrated on May 10th, as well as many other celebration days.  Please note on our calendar . . . Elmer Elementary is proud of all of our Staff!

Mother’s Day:  In the United States, Mother's Day started nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community, a cause she believed would be best advocated by mothers. She called it "Mother's Work Day."  Since then, many traditions have evolved.  Mark your calendars:  Mother’s Day is celebrated the second Sunday of May.  Second Grade will have its annual Mother’s Day Tea on May 5th.

PTO sponsored Book Fair: May 9th through May 11th.  Family Night, Monday May 9th from 6-8 pm. It’s buy one get one free . . .Mark your calendars!

May 26th will be wear red, white, and blue day in anticipation of Memorial Day weekend.  Children may come to school wearing patriotic themed clothing to show their spirit.

School will closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. 


Please remember we will be out on the playground everyday.  Students should come dressed for active play.  Sneakers work best . . . as a reminder students are not permitted to wear flip-flops to school.  Thanks for your help and cooperation.


Daniel F. Bruce