Elk Meadows Elementary Mission Statement:
Elk Meadows Falcons are growing to be
resilient, lifelong learners.
We can’t believe October is already upon us. We are excited for cooler weather and all things fall! We have some fun plans for school this month. Please make sure you have joined PTA. This organization funds many of the “extras” at Elk Meadows. Your membership helps them continue many of the long-standing traditions students enjoy!
We are kicking off our new Golden Gate program this month. Watch for a cool black wrist band as a reminder to BE KIND and a pledge card to come home for each student! This is a pro-social program that will help us focus on creating great citizens. Each month we will have a pledge and this month’s pledge is: I will smile at others. Masks have made smiling more difficult but we have already found our teachers and students coming up with creative ways to still spread joy. Thumbs up, foot bump (the new fist bump), and many other great ideas will help us to still communicate positivity throughout our school. We will be using the Golden Gate pledges along with tracking academic growth to nominate two students from each classroom for Student of the Month. We will be celebrating those winners with a presentation in classrooms at the end of each month.
Per the district recommendation we won’t be holding a Halloween parade this year. We still plan on celebrating at school. Students are welcome to come in costume on Thursday, October 29th. Class parties will be happening with the help of our classroom assistants. Please contact your classroom teacher if you have questions or would like to donate. Thank you for understanding that we are still holding off on parents in the building in order to simplify contact tracing and to keep our students and staff members safe.
We will be sending out more information soon on Virtual Parent Conferences in November.
Fall Break will take place October 19th-26th . We are excited for the much-needed rest for our teachers who have been working extremely hard to make sure students are learning and are safe! We hope you have some fun family time planned during our week off.
Just a few reminders: parents, please send a clean water bottle with your child every day. We are still needing some help in our parking lot. Our front lot is for parking only. It is not a drop off lot. If you use the lot on 9800 South, please make sure you park in a stall and walk your child across for both drop off and pickup. Please be cognoscente of our handicap stalls and ensure that you aren’t blocking them or using them without a placard.
We appreciate all the many hands that help make Elk Meadows the wonderful place of learning that it is! Thank you to each and every member of our school community, teachers, and staff for helping to create our Elk Meadows family!
♦We are a Golden Gate Movement School!
♦NEW PTA School Spirit Shirts
Our NEW school spirit shirts are available to order! See picture below for colors and image design. We are going retro!
♦Free School Lunch
We wanted to provide information to you regarding the free lunch announcement from yesterday. You received an email from the Jordan School District letting you know that Nutrition Services will begin offering meals at no cost to all enrolled students beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at all school locations. That means no students will be charged for breakfast or lunch.
We want to remind those students that are learning at home or online that they may come and get lunch from 11:00-12:30 MONDAY-THURSDAY by coming to the cafeteria door on the northeast side of the building and ring the doorbell. A staff member will let the students in to get their lunch and then they will exit the same cafeteria door with their lunch to go home and eat. We are asking that if you would like lunch for your child to please call the office and let us know so that we can make sure we have enough lunches available.
On FRIDAY all enrolled students are invited to come and get a grab and go lunch from 11:00-12:30. If your student has been invited by their teacher to come to school on Friday then they will eat lunch in the cafeteria during their assigned time. If you were not invited by the teacher you may come and get lunch from 11:00-12:30 by coming to the cafeteria door on the northeast corner of the building. Students will ring the doorbell and a staff member will let them in to get their lunch. We are asking if you want lunch on Friday please call the front office and let us know so we can make sure we have enough lunches available.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the front office.
Elk Meadows Staff
♦Virtual Back to School Night!
We are excited to invite you to our Virtual Back to School Night! We can't wait for our new school year to begin. Even though we can't meet in person for Back to School Night this year, you will still be able to meet Elk Meadows teachers, hear from the office, and learn more about the upcoming school year. Click the link to join us - Virtual Back to School Night!
♦Elk Meadows Elementary 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan
To view the information that was sent to parents and employees, please click the link to view the Reopening Plan.
♦Jordan School District Board of Education Approved Reopening Plan Update
To view the information that was sent to parents and employees, please see link to Jordan School District website.
♦Volunteer Video - link and information page
Thank you for understanding that we are still holding off on parents in the building in order to simplify contact tracing and to keep our students and staff members safe.