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!
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
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.
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
EAST LYME HIGH SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST
4:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
THE SHACK RESTAURANT
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.
Jennifer Berchielli, Technology Consultant
East Lyme Middle School - 860 691-5520
Drop off/pick up procedure:
THE PARKING LOT IS CLOSED TO PARENTS 8:00-8:30AM AND 2:35-3:00 PM.
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.
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.