Elmore Family Communication – October 18, 2021

Dear Families, Week seven began with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Students had the day off from school but Parent Teacher conferences took place throughout the day. Thank you to all the parents who took time to meet with me this week!  I truly appreciate the opportunity to have discussions with you about your child and share with you what I’ve learned about your child.   On …

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Elmore Family Communication – October 11, 2021

Dear Elmore families, We have completed our first six weeks of school!  Routines and expectations have been established and our newly formed community of learners has come together.  Week six did not disappoint!   On Monday we arrived to find the Monarch butterfly had just emerged from its chrysalis on our ceiling. I was able to climb up and put it back in the butterfly …

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Elmore Family Communication – October 4, 2021

Dear Elmore Families, Week five flew by in a whirlwind!  We are really getting used to our routines and students are settling in with work habits.  I am still in the process of doing beginning of the year assessments, and hope to be finishing up in the next two weeks.  Once this happens we will begin more explicit reading and phonics groups.   We kicked …

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Elmore Family Communication – September 24, 2021

Dear Elmore Families, This week we had our first 5 day, in-person school week since March 2020 and life is good at the Elmore School!  It feels like an accomplishment, and I will admit I’m a bit exhausted!  It was a busy week as we are in the middle of our window for the STAR assessment.  The STAR assessment is taken on student iPads …

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Elmore Family Communication – September 17, 2021

We had another great week at the Elmore School.  We began the week with a special trip to the beach at the Elmore State Park where we watched the PAML 6th grade students race cardboard boats!  It was exciting to see two siblings among the crew!  This week students worked on goal setting. They began by identifying three things they can do well and three …

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Elmore Family Communication – September 13, 2021

Dear Families, We had another great week back at school following a nice long weekend. Students continue to get to know one another as our new students become part of our Elmore School family and we continue learning our routines and expectations.   On Tuesday we made maple cinnamon applesauce using the apples we collected from our apple tree last week.  Students cut up apples which …

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Elmore Family Update – 1st Week Recap

Monday morning we opened the school doors to a new year.  Unlike last year, parents were able to bring their children into the school for their first drop off of the year.  Under masks were many smiles, evident by the sight of their eyes.  We have been spending extra time outdoors where students are free to remove their masks this year.  This has been …

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Elmore Back-to-School Update – August 27, 2021

We have been busy all week getting ready for students to come back to school on Monday!  The school is ready to go and looks polished and clean with much thanks to Gerri Wills and the LSUU maintenance crew.   For those of you who do not know, Gerri has been cleaning The Elmore School for at least a quarter of a century!  She takes …

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