A Message From Your Principal
A Message From Your Principal
Posted on 04/02/2018

May 1, 2018

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. 

Dates to Keep in Mind:

We will celebrate School Spirit Day on Friday, May 4th; show your Elmer Pride by wearing your blue and white.

Our Family Fun Night featuring Kevin Henkes books was a huge success. 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 8th and Nurse Appreciation Day will be celebrated on May 9th, 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 11th.

PTO sponsored Book Fair was a huge hit!  We thank you for your support.

May 25th 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.  Just a reminder this will be a 12:15 PM dismissal for students on this day.  School will be closed in honor of the Memorial Day Holiday on May 28th.


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