Mrs. McCullough's Fourth Grade Classroom
Elms Road Elementary Room 141 School Phone # (810) 591-1249
Swartz Creek, Michigan Classroom Phone (810) 591-1271.
The parties will be held on December 18. The lower elementary parties (K-2) will be in the morning and upper elementary (3-5) parties will be in the afternoon. Our party will be 2:30-3:30. We will have a gift exchange. Each child is to bring in a wrapped gift worth about $5. Boys will bring in a boys gift and girls will bring in a girls gift. We will be having pizza and pop.
With the winter months approaching and cold weather on the way, we would like to hold our first Winter Coat Swap at Elms Road Elementary. If you have any gently used, clean children’s coats that you would like to pass on, please drop them off to Mrs. Mengel’s room (126) by Friday, November 14. All coats that are donated will be sorted by size and available for pick-up at Hobby Night on Thursday, November 20. We will also accept gently used snow pants and boots. Coats, snow pants, and boots will be available on a first come first serve basis. We will accept sizes newborn-women’s/men’s small. All clothing must be washed before being swapped. We all know how expensive buying a new winter coat can be, so let’s work together so children can get like new winter clothing. This drive is available for all Elms Road students and younger siblings. You can even drop off a coat that is too small and get a bigger one (size permitting).
Elms Road Staff
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.
November Event: Elms Cinema Date: November 26th – PM
December Event: Board Game Day
Date: January 9th - PM
January Event: Bowling* or skating Date: January 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
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Super Kid Board Game Day
You are invited to participate in Board Game Day on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Please bring to school a board game or card game that you would like to play such as Life, Monopoly, Uno, or Sorry. Please do not bring electronic video games or Twister. You may bring a snack and clear pop or water.
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.
People to Know at Elms
Mr. Kitchen - principal
Mrs. McGrady - secretary
Mr. Dutcher - physical education
Mrs. Holderbaum - technology / Art
Mrs. Jewel - librarian
Mrs. Schultz - 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
Every Friday we have a popcorn sale for twenty-five cents a bag. The proceeds go to a different classroom to spend on supplies.