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Letter from Principal Kloss, Mar. 6

Filed in Archive by on March 6, 2020

Dear Elsmere Families,

March is shaping up to be a busy month at Elsmere

On Monday, we gathered as a school to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. After a special visit from the Cat in the Hat and Things 1 and 2, we enjoyed a fun book read by Thing 1 and a whole school Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time. Thank you Mrs. Meyer and Mrs. Greenman for organizing this event.

Our grade 3 Jr. Environmental Club invites the Elsmere community to join the BCUEA in collecting gently used blankets, pet toys and other items for local pet shelters. A flyer about this went home last week. We have received many photos of your furry (or feathery, or scaly) friend for a display at our school. The club also invites all students to submit entries to a NYS Senate Earth Day on-line gallery run by our state Senator, Neil Breslin.

After school Enrichment classes began this week thanks to the many hours of work of Suzie Ko, Jenny Horn, Becky Ida, Mrs. Calaban, and all the parent volunteers. Students have loved the classes so far and are excited for the sessions yet to come.

Our local AAA is looking for student entries to their Traffic Safety Poster Contest.  This is a local contest so students have a great chance to be recognized. The deadline is 3/27.  Additional information is available on their website.

The Elsmere Bumble Bees rocked the BOU spelling bee thanks to efforts of Mrs. Mara, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Sauer, Mr. Martelle and yours truly. We are grateful to the Elsmere PTA for sponsoring our team!

Discussions about our school district budget have begun. You can stay informed about these through the webpage or attending the meetings.

Please continue to check our online calendar for upcoming school events and district events. As always you can check our virtual backpack for forms about upcoming events

Have a wonderful weekend.



Kate Kloss

Upcoming events for March:

  • March 10 – Coffee w/Cale 9:30am @ Elsmere cafeteria
  • March 10 – PTA mtg. 7:00pm
  • March 13 – Grade 1 Breakfast 8:40am: Bring your own breakfast and please park in the overflow parking lot in back of the building.
  • March 18 – Science Fair 6:00pm
  • March 19 – District Choral Festival for Grade 5 – 6:00pm @ BCHS
  • March 20 – NO SCHOOL District Conference Day
  • March 25-26 – Grade 3-5 State Testing – ELA


Please visit the Elsmere web site for more information.

 Read to Succeed logs can be filled in online by going to  and entering your classroom teacher’s code.  The code can be found on the Reading Log sent home in February.  Please see Mrs. Meyer if you need another log.  All reading should be entered online by April 10, 2020.

Parking lot safety reminder: Please note that the area between the main school door and the green island is for one-way traffic only, as marked by a “Do Not Enter” sign. And while there are no speed limit signs posted, please watch your speed when driving in the lot. Finally, please be mindful that cars should not be parked at the curb in front of the building. Thank you for your cooperation with this!

 School Banking takes place approximately every other Thursday at the start of the school day. Our next banking date is THURSDAY, 3/12/20.

 “Looking for family-friendly activities and events in the area? Check out our community announcements page.”