Grade 8 Class Night
All of the information and details for the grade 8 class night will be coming out soon. The tentative night is Thursday, June 15th for the ceremony and dance.
Leaders Club Field Trip
The Leader's Club field trip scheduled for Wednesday, 4/26 has been postponed until May 12th.
PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00pm in the media center. Please join us!

Hosting students from China

Cultural Summer Program Opportunity

Are you looking for a unique opportunity for your children this summer? Considering becoming part of the Chinese-American Cultural Program. We are looking for families to host students from China from July 9-20, 2017. Students will attend a daily program at East Lyme High School that will consist of morning classes and an afternoon field trip. Students of the host family can attend the program at no charge. Additionally, host families will receive a $200 stipend per student. Camp runs each day from 8am-5pm and lunch is included. Please click here for full information and details.

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. Items unclaimed get donated to Goodwill.
LIVESTREAM channel

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

School Calendar
The last day of the school year is Friday, June 16th with an early dismissal of 11:45am. Students also have NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 26th and Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day holiday.
PTA Staff Luncheon

To show our gratitude to our hard-working teachers, the ELMS
PTA is hosting a Staff Appreciation Lunch on Tuesday, May 2. If you can
contribute a dish, homemade or store bought, please sign up using the link below by April 15th.

 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c45a9af22aafe3-staff

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Drop off/pick up procedure:

THE PARKING LOT IS CLOSED TO PARENTS 8:00-8:30AM AND 2:30-3:00 PM.

If you are dismissing your student after 2:30, you must pick up your student in the back of the building. There is NO parent pick-up in the front of the building after 2:30pm.

We do not allow students to call home for any dismissal arrangements after 2:00pm. Please make sure you send a note with your student or call the school to make any arrangements before 2:00pm.

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. 

Great Teacher's Essay contest

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, I am pleased to announce the first annual Connecticut State Department of Education Great Teachers Essay Contest. 

The contest, open to students in grades 5 through 8, will allow students to tell us about a teacher who has inspired them to learn, grow, and rise to their potential. It will also give teachers the opportunity to hear about the impact of their work from the students themselves.

This year’s contest celebrates great educators with the theme, “My teacher has inspired me...”

I will announce the winner on May 9, 2017, which is National Teacher Day, with a visit to the student’s school. The winning essayist will also receive a certifi­cate of achievement and an invitation with his or her teacher to attend the Celebrating Excellence in Education event next fall for special recognition and a photo. The winning essay and the top 10 fi­nalists’ essays will be published and shared on the State Department of Education’s website.

Essays are due by Monday, May 1, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.

We sincerely enjoy engaging with students and teachers across the state and look forward to hearing more about the wonderful work that is happening in Connecticut schools.

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Late Bus

The late bus runs (after 4pm) 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.