Welcome to Elm Hill Primary School
Elm Hill is a primary school made up of nearly 300 students in grades kindergarten through second grade. We are organized into five smaller schools-within-a-school of K-2 teams that we call “extended families.” Since our school is named for a hill on which many Elm trees were located our extended family teams also take their names from trees. We have the Apple Family, Birch Family, Maple Family, Oak Family and last but not least the Willow Family. We hope you will come visit us!
Today has been the second day in a row of outdoor morning recess!! Hopefully this cold will lift so we can finally start sugaring in earnest in April – only a month late!
It has also been a fun month with our early release day devoted to hearing the Vermont Red Clover Award nominated books and partaking in “sugar on snow.” The kindergarten classes also enjoyed a Dr. Seuss day in honor of his birthday, March 2nd. The kindergarteners had visits from a Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 as well as participating in some very neat activities!
I have seen many of you, our parents, over the past couple of weeks for parent conferences. These conferences follow a busy month of collecting assessment data for our profile page. I hope you find this information useful and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask any of us at Elm.
I am so very grateful to our teachers for holding meetings before and after school to accommodate so many work family schedules. We have had about 85% of our students’ families participate in conferences. Such a great turnout!!
With less than one third of the year left, I’d like to take a minute to remind you about the speed on the Elm Hill drop-off circle. Because we are a school the speed limit is 25 mph on the campus. Please keep this in mind even if you arrive feeling a bit late. We must protect our young children at all costs.
And, here is a reminder that only happens in Vermont (or perhaps Alaska), please do not park on the sidewalks. I know with all the snow banks there is limited parking but it really isn’t right to make pedestrians leave the sidewalk for the road.
Thank you for all of your support as we are looking forward to spring!