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Letter from Principal Kloss, June 21

Filed in Elsmere by on June 21, 2019

Dear Elsmere Families,

What a terrific year it has been! While all years have their highs and lows, for me the whole year was great. It was simply wonderful to be back at Elsmere with my amazing colleagues and your beautiful children. My bout with a serious illness last year certainly helped me better appreciate just how joy-full and special our little niche of the world is.

Many thanks to all families for your partnership in creating a fun, supportive and exciting school. A special thank you to our PTA for the work they have done this year to bring great things to Elsmere and for maintaining our strong relationship. A special thanks to Sarah Patterson and the PTA board for their dedication and creativity in making Elsmere a wonderful place for children and adults.

Next week, we will say good-bye to three of our fantastic staff. Best of luck to Mrs. Doreen Bellamy in her retirement, Mrs. Susan Rios on her move to the state of Washington and Mrs. Laura Hopper on her new job. You will all be missed!

We dismiss for the summer next Tuesday with a 12:10 dismissal, but before we go, we will have a busy day and a half! With end-of-the-year parties, class plays and our fifth grade moving up ceremony, it should be a great wrap up.

It is difficult to sum up all the fun and learning that has occurred over the year. But with “a picture is worth a thousand words”, please scroll through our Facebook photo gallery and yearbook. Many of this year’s highlights are captured here to spark those great memories and conversations. The end of the year has continued to be as busy as the beginning, so check back in a week or two for lots more photos.

Once again, thank you for your partnership and for sharing your amazing children with us.  We often hear praise for the friendly and exciting climate of Elsmere Elementary. While this reputation is well-deserved, it is truly due to the commitment and trust of the families we work with.  Thank you!


Kate Kloss