MiniNews May 14th, 2021

PTA President’s Points

Happy Friday Hawks!Congratulations 3rd-5th graders on completing your Math and Reading EOGs!! 5th grade you just have science to go!

Thank you to all who attended our final PTA Meeting for this school year. It was nice to “see” familiar faces on Zoom and hear updates from some of our active committee coordinators! Congratulations to the newly elected 2021-2022 ELE PTA Board of Directors! I am honored to be serving as your President again next year and really looking forward to work with so many new folks in what is hopefully a more normal year!

We still have Committee Coordinator positions available, these are a great way to get more involved at ELE and are so beneficial to the students and staff! Contact Sarah Johnson, Nominating Committee Chair, at for more details!

Book Fair is in its final days!!! Follow the link below to check out new titles and teacher wish lists! Teachers have also made recommendations for summer reading, so support the PTA and keep up your reading skills by making purchases today!

It is hard to believe that we only have two weeks left of school!! That means it’s time to celebrate! Get excited for EOY Spirit Week, May 24th-28th! More details to follow from school. It’s sure to be a fun filled week!

Have a great weekend!

A Few Reminders and Updates


19           EOG (grade 5)

24-28    End of Year Spirit Week

27           Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony

28           Last Day of School


Summer Reading Opportunities…Don’t Miss Out!

In order to continue our partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, we are enouraging our ELE Hawks to participate in the  ‘Summer Break’ reading program.  Fill your summer with adventure through books and creative activities from June 7-August 14, 2021. The Summer Break program lets you track your activities online for the chance to win prizes. Click here to register beginning May 17, 2021.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program encourages our readers to transport themselves someplace magical or historical by reading 8 books in order to earn a free book.  For more information and to get a reading journal, click here or visit any B&N store. No purchase necessary. You may turn in  your reading journal anytime between July 1-August 31, 2021. Spend your lazy, hazy days of summer with a good book!

2021 Spring Book Fair

Dear ELE families,

Tired of reading the same old books or looking at a screen?  Well, we’re here to help!  ELE PTA is offering an online spring book fair from Follet Book Fairs!  While we wish we were all together and enjoying Hawkfest, this online version will have to do!

You’re invited to shop our Follett Book Fair online from May 7th-16th!  All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.  You will be able to see books recommended by our very own ELE teachers.

Now everyone can participate!  Encourage your child to create their online wish list and share with friends and family. You can also look up your teacher’s wish list and purchase a book for them too!

Our eFair code: 97WDK

Online fair dates: May 7th-May16th 2021

Orders due by: May 16th 2021

Follett will ship your books to the school after our eFair is complete.

(Full remote students will be notified to pick up books once they have arrived)

Visit our Book Fair Homepage

Happy reading!

Please contact us with any questions:

Amanda Molbert:

Felicia Ahn:

Lauren Stroupe:

A Note from the ELE Media Center…

 All library materials are due-students may return books at school or books may be placed in the book return bin located in the breezeway at ELE.

Thank you for helping your child locate his/her library books!

Birthday Books End of Year!

…the number of students who celebrated their birthday by adding a new book to the ELE Media Center this school year! We appreciate each and every book! T*H*A*N*K Y*O*U!!

The ELE Birthday Book Program has ended for this school year, but will continue next school year. Information will be shared in The Mini News monthly beginning in August!



ELE Birthday Book Program

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