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The Elm School PTO is hosting a Mom's night out!
Thursday, December 5th (See Flyer Below)
Come have a glass of wine (or 2) and some treats on us.
Bring friends from Elm School and elsewhere - everyone is welcome.

Do any of the items above belong to your family??
Lost & Found tables will be in the lobby when you come for conferences.

Headlines for the week of November 24, 2019:

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PTO: Stuff to Do This Week!

  • Do you order Holiday Cards?  Consider using  Use the code FUNDRAISEELMPTO at check out from 11/1/19 through 11/30/19 to get 15% off your order AND 15% comes back to Elm.  More info below!

Before you do any more shopping on Amazon - please select Elm School PTO as your charitable organization and a portion of your eligible purchases every time you shop will be donated to the PTO. Please Sign Up at

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Bowser Tech Bytes

We have a new addition to our Bowser E-Notes! Look for it below under Elm School, District & Community News.  The "Tech Bytes" will be a weekly/bi-weekly item that will include both information about digital citizenship lessons happening in the classrooms, as well as research and information for parents to bridge the conversation with your children about being responsible digital learners in 2019. 


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are a very important opportunity for communication between home and school.  We look forward to having the time to share information about the progress of your child(ren).  

The District has set aside two days for conferences during Thanksgiving week.  We appreciate your making yourself available during these times to meet with your child’s teacher.   The conference dates are Monday, November 25th (2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, November 26th (8:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.)  


Please Note: This is not meant to be a comprehensive list - just key highlights from the PTO, school & district.  If you want to see everything on the school and D181 calendars, check out

**  NO SCHOOL - Monday 11/25 - Friday 11/29 -  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!


The Elm School Book fair will be open during conferences on Monday (11/25) from 2:00-8:00 PM and Tuesday (11/26) from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM.  

** Planning to buy books for holiday gifts, or didn't have a chance to make it to our book fair?  If you shop at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Downer's Grove, La Grange or Anderson's Toyshop in Naperville over the next 2 weeks, 20% of your purchase comes right back to Elm School!  Print and take the coupon below to present with your purchase.  Thank you for supporting Elm and happy reading!

** During Break - design a Bookmark and enter it into the Library Bookmark contest for December.  Bookmark entries are due by Friday, December 6th.  Form below.

 Save the Dates!
  • 12/5: Thursday Night Mom's Night Out : Fun with fellow moms - see flyer below!
  • 12/5:  Dads - take your kids to eat at The Patio - fundraiser night
  • 12/6: Elm PTO General Meeting - 12:30 Teacher's Lounge, Executive Board session immediately following
  • 12/18:  Elm Students in BAM Seussical Performance at 4pm

Elm School, District & Community News


Digital Citizenship Focus of the Week: Digital Footprint and Identity

This week’s lesson focused on digital footprints and identity. A person’s digital footprint can affect their online reputation for a long time, but kids don't always realize that digital footprints aren't just a personal matter. Students learned how they can contribute to a positive digital reputation, both for themselves and for others.

Students learned the definition of the term "digital footprint" and identified the online activities that contribute to it. We also examined the ways they are -- and are not -- in control of their digital footprint. Students also learned to understand what responsibilities they have for the digital footprints of themselves and others. Third grade also read and discussed the book, The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story, by Julia Cook.

Check out these resources that you can use at home to discuss digital footprints and identity:

Family Activity-Digital Footprint and Identity

Family Tips - Digital Footprint and Identity

Please review the flyer below with Important information from Nurse Pavich!


Moms Night Out - Thursday, December 5 from 7-9 pm

Jeans & a Cute Top Shop - Hinsdale

Get your friends together for a mom's night out and private shopping event!
Check out a new store in town, do some holiday shopping and have some fun.
The event is open to all Moms, Elm School or not, so bring your friends! Great Raffle items will be available and 15% of all purchases during the event will benefit the Elm School PTO!  
Please RSVP HERE! (so we know how much wine and snacks to have for you)

Minted Holiday Cards: 

Get your holiday cards ordered early this year! Shop during the month of November and YOU save 15% off your order and the Elm School PTO gets 15% back from your order! Minted has unique designs that are fully customizable using Luxe paper and printing. Take one stress off your holiday list knowing your cards are ordered and will be beautiful. 

Use promo code: FUNDRAISEELMPTO at check out.
Code valid on holiday cards and holiday gifts and active through 12/15/19


We still have shifts open for the Book Fair -  Click HERE to volunteer!

** BAM THEATER registration has opened for Jungle Book, the 2020 musical!  See the 2 page Flyer below for details.  Register HERE!

** YOUNG REMBRANDTS registration has opened for Winter 2020.  See the Flyer below for details.  Register HERE!

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