Letter from Principal Kloss, Apr. 21

Dear Elsmere Families,

Whether you are playing in the sand or enjoying our crazy weather here at home, I hope you are having a terrific Spring Break 2022. Mr. Lis and Mr. Schwartz have been busy this week shining up the building for our final months together this school year. If last week was any indication of what is in store, (photos here)  what a fun two months it will be! 

Highlights for the coming weeks include:

Looking back on the week before our break: 

In-Person PTA meeting – our first in two years! We welcomed more than 25 parents back to the building with a presentation titled A Day in the Life of an Elsmere Student (thank you Mrs. Mooney!) a school tour and a PTA meeting. To find out how you can get involved with the school and this welcoming group, please click here and scroll through our glossary.

We are writers and readers! With seven months of learning so far this year, Elsmere students’ skills are blossoming. As you can see from our photo album below, student authors shared their non-fiction writing across grade levels, created projects about life in Colonial America and more.

Earth Day – All students were treated to a fun presentation about composting and conservation thanks to Dan Rain and Kristen Lilkas, former Elsmere parents who taught about composting and helped each child start a flower or vegetable plant of their own to take home. I wish you all well with your seedlings!  As you may know, Elsmere school composts in the cafeteria (and hopefully soon, in classrooms) thanks to the efforts of our students. If you want to learn more about composting, see this great article featuring our presenter .A special thank you to Amy Kraweicki, Noel Kieb, Nancy Hernandez, Lizzy Kloss, Lisa Greenman and Melissa Lawler for volunteering and helping run the program!

Your suggestions, thoughts and questions are always welcome. Reach out anytime.


Kate Kloss