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As on an artist’s palette consisting of many colors, so is the make-up of our school.  The Elmer Wood Staff works to blend these colors to harmonize and bring out the true beauty of each child.  Hence, our mission statement:
“Every Child is a Masterpiece in the Making” is the foundation upon which our school vision has been established.  The ultimate purpose of education is to help each student develop academic skills and accept the responsibilities and obligations of good citizenship which lead to successful participation in tomorrow’s world.  Our programs meet the diverse needs of all students, generate a sense of belonging, and nurture our youngsters as they each find their path through childhood.


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GATE Festival

On January 30th, over 270 third through eight grade GATE students had the chance to participate in a Build, Engineer, Invent festival. Lawrence Hall of Science brought this hands-on design challenge experience to the Atwater Community Center. Students had great fun exploring building in two and three dimensions while discovering the design properties involved in constructing giant structures, bridges, rockets, and more!


 We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.--Aristotle


THANK YOU Woodchuck families!  Over the last few months, Elmer Wood has done AMAZING things to support our school families and those in need in our community.  Because of your generosity, we were able to:
Donate 691 POUNDS of canned and non-perishable food items with our Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive.
Collect $1342 to support Kops for Kids through our Pennies for Presents competition!  
Congratulations to Mr. Jimenez and his third grade students for coming in with the most money collected with $92.17 and to Ms. Bonita and her students for coming with the MOST pennies with 5747!
Support 24 Elmer Wood students and their families with our Toy Drive donations!  This year’s toy drive a HUGE success, and the families we were able to assist were incredibly grateful.  
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