Spelling Bee!

Hello All!

We are pleased to announce East Lyme Middle School’s Third Annual Spelling Bee.  There are 3 rounds for our bee this year as follows:

Round 1 – All kids will participate in a written bee in Language Arts classes.  (completed by January 20)

Round 2  -  Top 12 spellers in each Kiva compete in a kiva-wide bee.  (completed by January 27)

Round 3 – Top 2 spellers from each kiva compete against each other (on February 24)

Further details will be announced as we reach the final date.

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!

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. 

Before/After Care

East Lyme Public Schools – Vacation Childcare Program 2016

Program runs daily from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Flanders Elementary School

Fees: Full day Program Cost: $50.00/day per student

Discounts: $25.00/day students receiving Free Lunch

$37.50/day for students receiving Reduced Lunch pricing

$30.00/day for siblings attending the program together

Sibling Discounts: $50.00 for the first child and $30.00 for each additional sibling attending the same program.

* The program must have at least 20 students enrolled, two weeks prior to the program’s date, in order to have the program. If the program is cancelled, and you have signed up, you will be notified two weeks prior to the program’s date.

The following future dates are when our all day programs will be held:

Monday, February 20th 2017

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Friday, March 10th 2017

Monday-Friday, April 10th-14th 2017

Friday, May 26th 2017

If you have any questions, please email B/A School Program Coordinator, Emberleigh L Luce by email: Emberleigh.Luce@eastlymeschools.org


YEARBOOKS orders closed

Sales ended on January 20th-no more books will be sold. Any questions, please email our media specialist at Carla.woitovich@elpsk12.org.

News from Counselors

Counselors from the middle school are meeting with the high school staff to design the best possible transition to 9th grade.  Details will follow in the coming weeks.

Recent themes in Connection groups have been appreciation of our community, wellness, and setting personal and academic goals. Next month’s activities will focus on acceptance.

PTA Meeting
Will be held in our media center on Wednesday, February 8th at 7 pm. Hope to see you there!
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.

ELMS Basketball games

Attention All Basketball Fans:


Any student interested in staying after school to watch any game needs to pick up a parent permission slip in the cafeteria or main office and return it to the main office the day of the game. (See full schedule)

Students staying after school will report to Mrs. Fravel Art room after school and will be dismissed to the gym at 3:30 prior to the start of the game.


No students are allowed to stay without a permission slip! Hope to see you there.


Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards

Click here and register your Stop and Shop card to earn money for ELMS! Enter your card number, zip code 06357 and click on our school name. Perfect timing for all the holiday shopping you'll be doing! Thank you in advance for your support!


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

Fencing benefit






4:00 PM TO 8:00 PM


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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:


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


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.