A Message From Your Principal
A Message From Your Principal
Posted on 01/31/2018

February 28, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The 100th day of school is behind us now and we’re looking forward to the next 80 days.  We have many exciting activities happening in March.  Save the date . . . Please mark your calendar for our Family Fun Night Event on April 18th.  This year we will be spotlighting author Kevin Henkes who is known for such titles as, ‘Owen and ‘Chrysanthemum’, just to name a few.  Please check out his website at https://kevinhenkes.com/ for more information on his books.  As always, we look forward to seeing you at this great event. 

Read Across America: We will celebrate Read Across America the week of February 28th through March 2nd.  During this week we will have different dress days linked to Dr. Seuss books as well as guest readers throughout the week.  We had a visit from Cat in the Hat earlier in February, where we had a school wide assembly.  Staff members had opportunities to read to the entire school.  It was a great amount of fun for all.  Please remember to encourage your child(ren) to read every day.

      Spirit Days February 26th /Monday – Silly Glasses - Cat and the Hat Comes Back

February 27th/Tuesday - Wear Green - Green Eggs and Ham

February 28th /Wednesday - Wear Pajamas - Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book

March 1st/Thursday - Wear Stripes - Cat and the Hat

March 2nd /Friday - Wear Silly Socks - Fox in Sox  

Author Spotlight:  Next month we will spotlight author Robert Munsch.  We will discuss techniques he uses in writing, for example this author likes to use onomatopoeia.  Onomatopoeia is defined as words that represent sounds, such as ‘splash’ or ‘giggle’, just to name a few.  Robert Munsch is also well known for his voice in his works.  Please visit his website at http://robertmunsch.com.

We will celebrate School Spirit Day on Friday, March 2nd show your Elmer Pride by wearing your blue and white.

Someone Special Celebration will take place on March 21st at Olivet Elementary School from 6:30 pm – 8pm.  If you plan on attending, please send in the bottom portion of the flyer that will be sent home with the number attending.  We look forward to see you!

St. Patrick Day activities will take place on Monday, March 19th.  Please mark your calendars!  Please contact your child’s teacher for details.  Don’t forget to wear green on March 19th

Spring Pictures will take place on March 14th.

Report Cards will be issued to students on March 29th.  Please take this opportunity to review your child’s progress with them.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.


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.  Reminder: proper footwear is required during recess.  The wearing of flip-flops is prohibited at all times for safety reasons.   Our goal is to keep students safe and comfortable during this important time in their school day.     

As we move into the spring months, enjoy some time with your children outdoors . . . have a picnic or just go for a nice walk.  Like the old saying goes . . . take time to smell the roses!    


Daniel F. Bruce