Elmwood Primary School-

December 2019-January 2020 Newsletter

Message from the Principal


Leigh Daily, Principal



Shannon O’Connor, Guidance Counselor



May the Spirit of the Holidays

be with you

throughout the New Year.

Holiday Shop

When? December 3rd-5th

How? Parents will coordinate with their child a list of family members/friends. Your child will have a scheduled time to shop for the names on their list. The money sent with your child should match the number of gifts you plan to purchase.

Cost? $1.00

Why? Allows students to surprise family members with a special gift for Christmas picked out just by them.

DIBELS: Dynamic Indicator for Basic

Early Literacy Skills

Three times a year, in September, December and April, your children will be administered the DIBELS Next assessment.

DIBELS is a series of short tests that assess early childhood literacy. It is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of a set of K-6 literacy skills, such as phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy and fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

This is not an assessment in which your children can study, but rather it gives an indicator for reading success based on individual scores. Should you have questions about the results, please contact your child’s teacher.

Delays and Cancellations

Please see the Elmwood webpage for the delay and cancellation schedule.

The link is posted here for your convenience as well.



First Grade Christmas Concert

When? December 17, 2019

Who? First grade families

Times: 10am (Cupples, Dicke/Chung, Wohlgamuth, Hutchins)

2pm (Parker/Wagner, Ross, Mayse)

Hope to see you there. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Voll at volls@limashawnee.com

Brrr, It’s Cold Outside!

Please send coats, hats and gloves with your children as we will go outside for recess and science at temperatures as low as 20 degrees.

If you are in need of these items, or know of anyone in need, please contact our guidance counselor Ms. O’Connor or School Nurse Mrs. Troyer. To be excused from recess, parents will need to supply a doctor’s excuse. Thank you.

You Matter.


Thank YOU!

During Red Ribbon Week students at Elmwood raised $212 which will be used to memorialize individuals who lost their lives on 9-11. Should you be interested in personally donating to the Allen County 9-11 Memorial Foundation, please visit AllenCounty911Memorial.org, call 419-230-2180 or email kford@woh.rr.com.

We appreciate your support!


CANDY CANE SALES December 9-12


Over the last three years second grade students have sold candy canes to raise money for a school project or cause. This year we will be donating to the 9-11 Memorial Foundation.

The student body will be able to purchase an unlimited amount of personalized candy canes for 25 cents a piece.

Tis the Season to Spread Joy!

Kindergarten Registration


2020-2021 School Year

Shawnee Elmwood Primary School will be accepting kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year from January 13, 2020 - May 15, 2020 at the Elmwood office during regular school hours. Children who will be 5 years old on or by August 1st are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten.

Kindergarten Screening will take place on May 29, 2020 at Shawnee Alliance Church (located across the street from Elmwood). Parents can sign their student up for a screening time when turning in the registration packet. Mailings will be sent out in early May reminding parents of their student’s screening date and detailing orientation information.

Kindergarten Registration Continued...

The following is REQUIRED for enrollment:

Student’s birth certificate

Social Security Card

Immunization records (listed below)

Parent’s ID

2 current proofs of residency

Custody papers (if applicable)

Immunization requirements for Kindergarten:

Five doses DPT, DtaP, DT or Td or a combination. (Only four doses required if the fourth dose administered after fourth birthday)

Four doses of trivalent oral polio (TOPV), or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). The fourth dose

Of polio must be administered on or after the fourth birthday

Three does of Hepatitis B (Hep B)

Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR)

Two doses of Varicella vaccine (chicken pox) or written proof of having had the disease

Important Dates


3-5 Holiday Shop

3 Art Club

4 2 hr delay

6 Ukulele Club

9-12 Candy Cane Sales

13 Cookie Trot, Ukulele Club

17 Board Mtg, 1st Grade Christmas Concert

20 Ukulele Club


7 Art Club

10 Ukulele Club

17 End of 9 weeks, Ukulele Club

19 Pass, Shoot and Dribble

20 No School MLK Jr. Day

21 Art Club

24 Ukulele Club

29 2 hr Delay

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