ELMS Students Award!

Envision Kindness, the East Lyme based non-profit dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and spreading kindness is excited to announce that East Lyme Middle School students Gianna Thibeau and Alaina Crowell won the best Music and the best Cinematography awards in the 2nd Annual Envision Kindness Student Film Contest for their film   

If The Shoe Fits.

A prize of $200 was awarded to our school. We are so proud of them! You can view their film on the Envision Kindness You Tube Channel.
ELMS Rocket Launch

Hi All! In case you didn't follow, the rocket with our experiment aboard launched Sunday morning successfully!  It was aborted Saturday morning at T-13 seconds as we all sat there watching because of a misaligned nozzle.  So back we all went the next day for an amazing successful launch!  It rained up to up 30 minutes before launch which was very disappointing as we knew they would not launch in the rain. Then the rain stopped and they announced, "All clear for launch!".  Although the clouds still hung quite low and we only got to watch the rocket for about 3 seconds until it disappeared into the thick clouds, we were just so happy to watch it go, hear it and have the overall experience! The first stage also came back to earth for a successful landing and we got to hear the sonic boom as it came down also!  Now the science begins!


Book Fair

You have been invited  to sign up for "Spring Book Fair 2017." Please click on the link below to sign up. Students love the book fair and we couldn't hold it without the help of parents! Please also share with anyone who may be interested.  


4th grade transition


Parent Information Night for incoming grade 5 parents will be held on Wednesday, March 8th, 6pm at ELMS.

ELMS Care & Share Concert

The second annual ELMS Concert for Care and Share of East Lyme will be held on Thursday, March 16 at East Lyme Middle School, beginning at 6:30 pm. The concert will feature music from the 50’s and 60’s, with a few surprises thrown in. 

Performers will include ELMS principal Dr. Judy DeLeeuw, as well as ELMS students and faculty. Special guests will include members of the Paul Lussier Band, Tom Spranklin, and a surprise or two.

Tickets for the show will be available at East Lyme Middle School soon. There is no charge for admission, but monetary donations and nonperishable food will be collected at the door and donated to Care and Share of East Lyme.

Last year’s concert brought in over $800 and several carloads of food.

If you have any questions, please contact Glenn Dewell (glenn.dewell@ELPSK12.org) or the East Lyme Middle School office." 


The PTA collects Box Tops for Education throughout the school year to raise funds for our school.  Please clip box tops and send them to school with your student.  The PTA will be submitting box tops on March 1, so we need your help!


The East Lyme school district has had a Livestream channel for about three years. It is used to broadcast Live shows as well as pre-recorded videos on-line. You can watch Board of Ed. meetings, our Morning news program, music concerts and some of our special events.

To get to the LiveStream channel, click on this link. Livestream

Super student news!

Blue Crab students Ilyas Syed and Richard Chen performed cello and piano solos at Carnegie Hall in NYC last weekend.  Carnegie Hall is the most prestigious performance venue in the United States.  Richard and Ilyas scored high on performance exams and were selected to perform.  What an accomplishment for two talented fellows!

Social Studies Workshop

On January 12th, Social Studies teachers Sarah Zielinski, MaryBeth Marchand and Collin McIvor took place in a workshop called "Echoes and Reflections" that focused on Holocaust Education. They are pictured here with Holocaust survivor Gisela Adamski of Hartford. 

Lost & Found
PARENTS: If your students are missing items, please make sure they check for them in our lost and found locations in the cafeteria, PE lockers rooms and kivas. The main office also collects eyeglasses, phones, jewelry when found by staff members.
Scoliosis Screening

As mandated by Connecticut General Statutes Sec 10-2016 and 10-214, a Postural Screening Program to detect scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, will be conducted at East Lyme Middle School. Effective January 2016, FEMALES in grades 5 and 7 and MALES in grade 8 will be assessed by the school nurse.

Please click here for full information on scoliosis screening for the students.

Clothing Drive

What: Service Club clothing drive for Goodwill

When: December 8 – March 31

How: Bring clothing, linens, backpacks/totes, belts, purses, & shoes

Where: Collection bins in foyer of East Lyme Middle School

Put donations in the bins and see Stacy Watson for a receipt for use on your tax return. Clean out your closet and help Goodwill & Service Club at the same time.


Dear Parents & Families, 

As you know we have rolled out our new student information system and parent portal, Infinite Campus. We are very excited to have over 500 families logged in.

A few items to note. If you are calling or emailing about your portal account username/password please make sure to give us your name as well as the student’s first /last name and grade. This will help speed up the process. 

Period attendance in the electronic grade book is new to us at ELMS.  Our old system required home base attendance in the electronic grade book only.  If you are seeing that your student is absent for a particular class, they are most likely at a music lesson, the nurses office, or they may have had an appointment with their counselor. Band/Orchestra students generally have 2-3 lessons per month.  We appreciate your patience while we work out how to record this more accurately.

Lastly, once you login to the portal please take the time to review your household information and contact information. You may make any necessary changes.

Thank you.

Jennifer Berchielli, Technology Consultant

East Lyme Middle School - 860 691-5520

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Sports Equipment collection

Please consider donating your gently used sporting goods and activity equipment to be given to children in Connecticut suffering from mental health disorders.

Please drop them off at the  Parks and Rec office located in the community center next to the public library.         

Donated items will be going to places in CT that cannot afford equipment for sports and physical activities through the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut. For additional information please contact:

After School Clubs/Late Bus

For a complete list of activities offered after school, please click HERE.

The late bus runs are provided as a convenience for students participating in after school programs. There are only 3 late bus runs. Please carefully look at the schedule so your student knows which bus to take before he attends his after school activity.

The bus leaves ELMS at 4:10 then proceeds to ELHS. They leave the HS at 4:30 so may not be home until close to 5pm depending on location of drop off. 


Drop off/pick up procedure:


If you are dropping your student off at school between 8-8:30am, please pull around the back of the building next to the sidewalk only. When you pick up your student at dismissal (2:45pm), follow the same procedure. Please be patient as many students get picked up at the same time. You must pull forward as cars leave to make room for other cars coming into the line to avoid congestion on the main road.  We must keep our students safe.

If you need to pick up your student between those times, you must arrive in the parking lot before 2:30 and come into the main office to sign them out.

If you are dismissing your student any time between 8:30am-2:30pm, you may pull up in front of the school to come into main office to sign them out.

Bringing in student's forgotten items:

Please have their name and kiva written on item. All items are brought down to the cafeteria where the student will pick them up during lunch. We are unable to disrupt classes to alert the student. Exceptions are made for emergencies.

Absent/Tardy students:

Please call 860-691-5413 before 8:30am to confirm that your student will be absent or late to school. If we do not hear from you by 9am, we will call your contact numbers to ensure the student's safety.