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Elmwood Express 12-8-23

Elmwood Express 12-8-23
Elmwood Elementary School
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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Elmwood Families,

Thank you to all the volunteers and PATT board members for their work with the Holiday Shoppe! The kids had a wonderful time and we hope that the gifts they purchased will bring smiles to all your family and friends. Want to get involved with our PATT, we have a coffee with the principal on Tuesday Dec. 19th @ 9am. We will touch base about the upcoming school year and plan for the second half. We look forward to seeing many families at this opportunity.

We have some exciting events coming up over the next two weeks so please be sure to read through the Express. This includes the 1st/2nd grade music concert, holiday activities, and an opportunity to donate back to our community.

With the holidays approaching, we ask you to keep your child's school attendance in mind. Any student who misses more than 10% of the school year is considered chronically absent. If your child's attendance meets this criteria, you will be notified by the school. It is imperative that kids are at school to learn each and every day

And finally, as the holiday season approaches, they can be a time of relaxation, fun and family. But for some, the holidays bring additional stress and worry. If you find you or your family in need of support this holiday season, we are here to help. Please contact Mrs. Hagins or myself if there is something you need this season. We have a number of community partners that help. If you feel more comfortable you can also contact Mrs. Carin or Dr. Perez-Santana, our school social workers, or Ms. Christensen, who is our ALOP support for 4th and 5th grade students.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you!

Mr. Lerner & Mrs. Hagins

Upcoming Events

☃️December 12th- 4th Grade Field Trip to the Museum of Science and Industry

❄️December 13th-December 15th- Dental Smiles

☃️December 19th- Parent Meeting- 9:00 AM Cafeteria

❄️December 20th- Regular School Board Meeting at EPHS @ 7:00 PM

☃️December 21st- Elmwood Holiday Show and Concert (see flyer below); 1st Grade Field trip to the Apollo Theater

❄️December 22nd- Elmwood Park High School Winter Pops Concert at Elmwood

☃️December 25th- January 5th- Winter Break- No School

❄️Monday, January 8th- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

☃️❄️☃️❄️Classes Resume January 9th, 2024☃️❄️☃️❄️

Donation Opportunity

Please consider donating to our Toiletries Drive for our community! All items we collect will be delivered to our local church and used for people in our community. Take this time to give back during the holiday season.

We still have some spirit wear available in the office! You can purchase long sleeve or short sleeve t-shirts ( we also have limited quantities of sweaters left! If you haven't had a chance, please stop by the office to purchase yours!! We have t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and a limited quantity of sweaters left! Please note, these are on a first come first serve basis so once we are out, we are unable to complete any more orders. If you send in the money, or stop by the office, we try to fill the order and send the t-shirt home with your child the same or next day. It is a great gift for the holiday season. You can also purchase spirit wear by using the website.



Elmwood Information

Contact Us

Phone: 708-452-3558


Address: 2319 North 76th Avenue, Elmwood Park, IL 60707

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Call: 1-844-4-SAFEIL



EPCUSD 401 School Board Members

Mr. Frank Parisi, President
Mr. Peter Volpe, Vice President
Mrs. Susan Capraro, Secretary
Mrs. Jennifer Ranallo
Mr. Jonathan Rivera
Mr. Jason Shipinski
Ms. Michelle Silver