4th to 5th Grade Transition Information


We look forward to welcoming our new 5th Grade students to East Lyme Middle School!

Please find below some resources that will help make this a smooth transition!

January 2023

Welcome Video



February 2023

Postcards from the ELMS Administration were sent home to grade 4 families:




Upcoming Dates for 2023

Wednesday March 22nd at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria is Parent/Guardian Information Night & Tour -
Parent Information Form Due April 6, 2023
Due to Lillie B. Haynes hosting their "Family Night" also on March 23rd, we have changed our presentation to Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm to accommodate all elementary schools
(snow date – March 30th). During this night for parents/guardians, we will provide you with an overview of our school.  In addition, our Leaders Club Members will take you on a tour of East Lyme Middle School and share their experiences at ELMS.

March 29th 6:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria will be our Music Expo
Music Selection Form - Due April 6,2023
The Music Teachers of East Lyme Middle School are so excited to be doing our first in person Music Expo since 2019! Grade 4 students will hear performances from different musical groups, try instruments, and ask questions they may have about picking a music class for middle school. We're excited to see you there!

Tuesday April 25th at 6:00 PM in Meeting House Hill
See above for powerpoint that was presented by the counselors

Our School Counselors will host a parent/guardian information presentation entitled, “What to Expect: The Middle School Years.  This presentation will provide you with information about adolescent social, emotional, and physical growth, a typical day at the middle school, how to access information, and the programs that are in place to support every child such as Positive Behavior Intervention Supports and Advisory.

Friday, May 12th, “Move Up Day”
All grade 4 students will visit East Lyme Middle School with their grade 4 class and teachers. During the visit, students will tour the building with some of our Leaders Club Members, meet staff, play on our playground and participate in community building activities.