Letter from Principal Kloss, Oct. 29

Dear Elsmere Families,

This month, we focused on how a Love of Learning can help us all become better. This includes enthusiastically tackling challenges, pursuing new interests, and truly listening to others. Teachers in each grade nominated one student who fostered this trait throughout the whole month. While teachers said there were many students to choose from, congratulations to these students for their strength in Love of Learning. Our focus for November is Gratitude.

At our assembly, we also celebrated The Big Apple Crunch, which highlighted healthy eating (important for learning!) and the enjoyment of fresh, local products. Many thanks to our food services department for the donation of 300 apples!

Thank you and congratulations to nine of our fifth graders, who volunteered to speak about Elsmere at the BCSD School Board meeting held at our school this week. Nora, Tess, Grace, Isaac, Liam, Penny, Griffin, Matilda and Graham articulately shared self-composed information as seen here (25:30-32:42)

The PTA Trunk or Treat last night was a tremendous success! Lots of fun photos and thank yous on the Elsmere PTA facebook page

On Thursday, Elsmere librarian Mrs. Meyer and I are traveling to Washington, DC for the National Blue Ribbon Award Ceremony. It is an honor for us to be accepting this award on behalf of our school community! Join us for a short virtual visit to DC on Thursday at 10:15-10:30

Upcoming Events (Check our Virtual Backpack too!)

(M) Oct. 31 –  Halloween – Students may wear costumes to school on Halloween following the guidelines here.

(T)  Nov. 1  – 7pm: Superintendent Q & A on Student Safety (see information here)

(W) Nov. 2 – 7p: BOE mtg


(M) Nov. 7 – 7pm: PTA mtg

(Th) Nov. 10 – 2:00 – Wear RED, WHITE and BLUE for the Elsmere Veterans Day Assembly

(F)  Nov. 11 – NO SCHOOL in honor of Veterans 

BC Spirit Run at the Elm Ave Town Park. 


Kate Kloss

Photos from the Week

Elsmere Family Google Site

Dear Elsmere Families,

Children and adults are invited to wear a costume or part of a costume to school on Monday, October 31 following the guidelines below:

  • No guns, swords, or any type of weapons (even if just toys)
  • No costume masks (this is because we need to ensure that students are wearing their COVID masks)
  • No bloody, gory, or scary costumes, such as zombies, as we have children as young as four years old at school
  • No inflatable costumes
  • No props (nothing that needs to be held or carried around)

Children may be wearing the costume for the entire school day, so costumes should:

  • Be comfortable
  • Allow students to participate in regular school activities including recess, lunch, PE and bathroom breaks
  • Be something that can get soiled or torn (hey, stuff happens)
  • Include practical footwear

We recognize that not all families celebrate Halloween, nor will all students want to wear a costume to school. Those who would prefer not to wear costumes are invited to wear school spiritwear and/or dress in BC’s orange & black colors.

Your child’s teacher will be in touch regarding whether the class will be wearing their costumes all day or putting them on for a portion of the day. Please look for communications from him/her regarding this.

Thank you for helping to make this a happy and safe Halloween for us all.


Kate Kloss