5972 Line 72, RR # 2 Atwood, ON N0G 1B0
Telephone: (519) 356-2241 Fax: (519) 356-2242
Principal - Greg Haber
Welcome to Elma Township Public School
Welcome to Elma! We are a midsize rural elementary school serving the regions of Atwood, Brussels and Monkton. We are a school of approximately 440 students, and over 40 staff members. We are situated in the community of Atwood on a large parcel of land that offers plenty of playground equipment, green space and a beautiful nature area. We recently installed an official size track on our yard allowing us to host Track and Field events! We have added a new communication sign to our front yard adding to the already picturesque grounds. It's a little piece of heaven in the middle of North Perth!
Elma is home to 19 classrooms, including a classroom for developmentally delayed students. Our school believes in the worth of every student and believes in providing opportunities to have every child reach their fullest potential. Students are fortunate to have many opportunities to explore their talents through curricular and co-curricular activities. We boast a music program administered by a teacher with a music specialist. We run the Empower reading program, authored by Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Elma runs a before and after school tutoring program for 12 weeks a year offering both literacy and numeracy programs to students in grades 3-5. We also have a tutoring program for grade 3 and 6 classes throughout the school day to bolster literacy and numeracy skills. This year, like last year, we are running the FAME program at Elma - a fitness program for all staff and students - with the help of the Health Unit and a parent volunteer, Nancy Rothwell. We are fortunate to have a Public Health Nurse (PHN) to run an anti-bullying club every Friday at our school. Our PHN offers counselling options for students.
What makes Elma unique is its strong history of social justice initiatives. The school has supported efforts to promote communities in Sierra Leone through Free the Children. Elma has reached out to Haiti and continues to do so through the Adopt a Village campaign which is working toward raising over $5000. This is a school that works together for both the immediate and global community.