Mrs. McCullough's Fourth Grade Classroom
Elms Road Elementary Room 141 School Phone # (810) 591-1249
Swartz Creek, Michigan Classroom Phone (810) 591-1271.
March is Reading Month
The principal's challenge begins. If the students meet the goal of reading 20,000 books this month, Mr. Kitchen will camp in the pavilion April 1.
Wednesday, March 4 Read a hat day
Wednesday, March 11 Read a shirt day
Wednesday, March 18 Read a word day
Wednesday March 18 is early release day. Play practice will be canceled that day. We may make it up on Monday, March 16.
Parent Teacher Conference
Have you signed up yet? I plan on showing parents the most recent assessment data so that parents will see growth.
Start & End Times for Students Elementary: 8:40 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
AM ½ Days
8:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Early Release Days
8:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
Note: This is our second year having early release days.
Cell Phone Policy
Cell Phone Policy – Please remind your child that if you require them to bring a cell phone to school, it must remain in their backpack and turned off during school time. We've had several incidents with students carrying cell phones or leaving them on. Active cell phones during school hours cause distractions to learning and class time activities. If this rule is broken, our school policy is to confiscate the cell phone, turn it into the office and have the child’s parent come and pick up the phone. Thank you for your help with this matter!
Children may bring in birthday treats. It should be something that is quick and easy. For example, it could be some sort of candy, cookies, or cupcakes. It is also a good idea to send napkins. It is best to drop it off in the morning, so I can figure out the best time to serve it. Today we have 25 students in our classroom. It could change by Tuesday.
Snacks and Water Bottle
Children are allowed to eat snacks in the classroom. It should be a healthy snack. I also allow the children to have water bottles on their desk. The bottles need to have a top on them and should be filled with water only.
January Event: Bowling* or skating Date: February 30th - AM
February Event: Elms Cinema Date: February 27th - PM
March Event: Minute to Win It Date: March 26th - PM
April Event: McDonalds & Elms Park
Date: May 1st - PM
May Event: Scavenger Hunt Date: May 28th - PM
People to Know at Elms
Mr. Kitchen - principal
Mrs. McGrady - secretary
Mr. Dutcher - physical education
Mrs. Holderbaum - technology / Art
Mrs. Jewel - librarian
???? - speech and language teacher
Mrs. Svinerich - special education teacher
Mrs. Wood- student success coordinator
MS Moore- School Psychologist
Mrs. Pobocic music teacher
Mrs. Mathus -music teacher
??? math lab teacher
Our after School Play
We will be having an after school musical play again this year for those children in my classroom who are interested. We will practice every Wednesday after school at Elms. There will be an evening performance for friends and family April 1 at 6:00 -6:30 PM at the Performance Art Center.
Practices after school at Elms 3:40-4:45 Wednesday February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Please be prompt picking your child up.
Dress rehearsal Tuesday, March 31 after school – 5:00
A school bus will take the children to the Performance Art Center (by the high school) PAC for rehearsal. Pick your child up promptly at 5:00 at the PAC on this date.
Play performance is at the PAC by the high school April 1 6:00-6:30
Leo’s Coney Island - Leo’s has a VIP Rewards and Fundraising Card. It is like a loyalty card (looks like a gift card). Every time you eat at Leo’s on Miller Road, they donate 20% of your bill to Elms Elementary.
Keri Goupil has the cards. Parents, please ask your child’s teacher if you’d like one.
Our Special Schedule
Our special schedule is a little bit complicating. Instead of a schedule being on one particular day, it rotates every three days. Also every sixth day, we have an extra special at the end of the day.
This makes it a little difficult to know when to bring tennis shoes for gym so each week I will try to post our gym schedule here.
Three Can Thursday – Three Can Thursday will officially start this week. This helps raise money for PTA.
The next PTA meeting will be Monday, October 13th at 4:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
There will be free childcare and activity/ craft provided.
Keep sending in those Box Tops and Labels for Education. Classroom contests will be starting up soon and every Box Top and Label count!
Don’t forget to link your Kroger Card to Elms Road Elementary. This helps raise money for PTA.
Every Friday we have a popcorn sale for twenty-five cents a bag. The proceeds go to a different classroom to spend on supplies.