Principal's Message

Principal's Message

A Message from the Principal - Ms. Gwen Abraham

A Message from the Principal - Ms. Gwen Abraham

Fall 2018

Dear parents,

Please keep in mind that Parent-Teacher conferences will be taking place on November 7, 2018, this year and we thank you in advance for your involvement in your son or daughter’s academic progress. 

On behalf of the entire staff at Elmwood Elementary School, thank you to everyone who has made the start of the school year exciting and productive. A strong focus has been placed on establishing routines, which has gone well thus far. Practicing PAWS behavior has been another important priority and the students are doing a great job working on behavior, positive attitudes, work ethic and doing one’s best no matter what the task. Thank you to our families at home who have reinforced these values.  

The last two months has seen some very important milestones at Elmwood Elementary, namely the Beginning Band program is up and running. It is very exciting to see kids coming to school each and every day with an instrument in their hand. Everyone knows that the Garfield Heights City Schools has a successful musical arts program at the older grade levels, so preparing students at even younger ages is certainly rewarding and means continued success for the future. Elmwood is delighted to provide kids an opportunity to develop their artistic talents.

As we approach the holiday season, please continue to encourage your students to work hard. Check monthly newsletters and your teacher’s weekly newsletters for updates on projects and activities. 

Finally, parents always have the opportunity to attend our regular monthly PTA meetings, and we very much value parent partnerships. Your involvement shows our children that education matters.

Gwen Abraham

Elmwood Elementary


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