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Elkhart Elementary
1020 Eagle St.
Aurora, CO 80011 [map]
303-340-3050
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Ron Schumacher, Principal
Laura Kennedy, Asst. Principal
Lucia Carrera, Secretary
Emma Lopez, Family Liaison
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Welcome to Elkhart Elementary!

Mission Statement
"Elkhart Elementary fosters respectful, lifelong learners who use inquiry , critical thinking, and problem solving skills to be socially responsible individuals who positively impact our world."

Front of School

Elkhart Elementary School supports the District's vision that "Every student shapes a successful future." To achieve that end, our vision is to prepare students for success in middle school. We will achieve this by ensuring that every student can perform, at least, grade level proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics by fifth grade.

International Baccalaureate Night Invitation

Elkhart Elementary School is a Title 1 School.

Energy use reduction practices at Elkhart are demonstrated by the polar bear---if he’s happy we’re reducing our energy use! If he’s sad, then we need to step up!

Licensed and Classified Staff of the Year

Congratulations to Meghan Pellegrino, our 2015-16 Licensed Staff Member of the Year and Ban Al-Oqaily, our Classified Staff Member of the Year!  

Mehgan Pellegrino: 2015-2016 Licensed Staff of the Year

Mehgan Pellegrino: 2015-2016 Licensed Staff of the Year

Ban Al-Oqaily: 2015-2016 Classified Staff of the Year

Ban Al-Oqaily: 2015-2016 Classified Staff of the Year

Specialist April Newsletter

Computers

5th grade students will be preparing for their exhibition project during the next 5 weeks. They will be researching and preparing their presentations in computer class.

3rd and 4th grade students will be checking their reading lexile level and comparing it to their reading level at the beginning of the year on Achieve 3000. Ask them about their reading growth.

2nd grade students will be introduced to finding information digitally and recording the information in their Google Drive. They will have the opportunity to earn an Aurora Badge for this activity.

 

P.E.

Our last 5 weeks unit is Fitnessgram testing, so we will be testing your fitness levels with these four fitness tests in this order.

  1. Pacer run
  2. Sit - ups
  3. Push - ups
  4. Sit - reach

The test are done by colored teams, one team tests, while the other teams play Beachball Volleyball.

 

Music

Music classes this unit will shift gears away from Ukuleles in the older classes (3rd-5th).  We’ll be listening to songs in different styles as we work on building opinions in music that are expressed beyond “I like it” or “I hate it”.  We are also learning and composing around a 12-bar Blues and Blues Scales.  The younger students will continue to build their music competency by singing in languages other than English.  We’ll also begin composing in younger classes.  

 

Spanish

1st and 2nd Week= Routines and Classroom Disciplinary. Topic= Who am I?   Who are they?.( All graders)

3rd/4th and 5th Week= Kinder (Vocabulary and Colors)

3rd /4th and 5th Week= 1rts and 2nd graders ( Topic =Animales Domesticos y Granja)

3rd/4th and 5th Week=3rd, 4th and 5th graders( Topic=El Sistema Solar)

 

Art

Each class will be doing at least one clay project this year.  We will be doing clay in some of the classes this rotation as well.

Kindergarten will be working in different media during art centers.

1st grade will be working on still life paintings based on the work of Paul Cezanne.

2nd grade will be working on cupcake art based on the work of Wayne Thiebault.

3rd grade is working on various clay techniques and projects.

4th grade will be working on optical illusion art.

5th grade will be working on colorful pastel cups.


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