A Message From Your Principal

A Message From Your Principal
Posted on 12/02/2019

December 2, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians: 

Here’s to a great 2019!  The Elmer School Staff and I wish you and your families a happy, healthy New Year!

The children at Elmer will be busy with many seasonal and holiday activities.  Thank you for your help with our Coins from the Heart program.  Your donations will help many area families this holiday season.  Excitement of the season is definitely in the air here at Elmer Elementary School.

Hopes and Dreams: My Hopes and Dreams for you this holiday season is that it is filled with laughter, family, friends, and new memories that will last a lifetime.

Just a few Reminders:  Our school day ends at 3:46 PM and our buses are on the road soon after.  Students will only be dropped off at their bus stop if a designated adult is present.  In the event that a parent/guardian or designated adult is not present at your child’s bus stop in the afternoon, the student will be returned to Elmer Elementary School.  It will then become the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pick up the student at the school.   If your child has not been picked up by the time the school office closes at 4:15 P.M., he/she will be taken to the Elmer School Age Child Care (SACC) Program.  Our SACC Program's location is the Elmer Elementary School Gymnasium. You will come to the front door and use the buzzer labeled SACC.  Any person picking up minor children from school must be 18 years of age or older and be prepared to show proper identification.

Dates to Keep in Mind: 

Please be advised that there is a 1:15 dismissal for students on the following days: Wednesday, December 11th through Friday, December 13th for Parent Teacher Conferences.

Winter Recess:  We will have a 1:15 PM dismissal on Friday, December 20th.  School will be closed from December 23rd through January 1st.  School will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd

Sight Word Bingo Night: Come join us for a night of fun and learning at our 8th Annual Sight Word Bingo Night. Students will identify sight words on bingo sheets, reinforcing the importance of learning sight words.  This event will take place on Wednesday, December 4th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Cost of admission is a food donation to benefit our High School’s food pantry.

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.    Mileage Club will resume in the spring. 

“Kindness is like snow-It beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

Sincerely,

Daniel F. Bruce
Principal

WE BELIEVE IN GROWING ALL LEARNERS TO THRIVE!

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