Thursday, November 17, 2016

Day of Giving!

Day of Giving Donations

On December 3rd, Elm Place Middle School will be sponsoring their annual Day of Giving.

This will be a day when collected goods will be given to those in need in our own community. Last

year, Elm Place was able to help 150 to 200 local families!

Each school in the district is offering to collect goods. The Indian Trail Community is helping to

collect toiletries for Elm Place’s Day of Giving. We are asking for all donations to be brought to Indian

Trail by Thursday, December 1st.

Wish List Items for Elm Place’s Day of Giving

Razors Shampoo/conditioner

Toothpaste Mouthwash

Toothbrushes Chapstick

Hair brushes/combs Lotion

Body soap Liquid hand soap

Hygiene products Hand sanitizer

Donations can be brought to classrooms. There is a collection box in

each classroom for items.

In addition, donations can be brought to the drop off line at Indian

Trail on Wednesday, November 30 from 8:30-8:40 am.

Thank you for donating!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MAP Test Schedule

We will be completing the Reading MAP test Thursday at 10am and Math on Tuesday at 12:45pm.  We just wanted to keep you updated so parents and students are aware of these tests.

Open House

Open House Information

Hello everyone,

In light of the oppressive heat up here on the second floor, there will be no formal presentation in our classrooms this year at Open House.  Here is the link to the Fifth Grade Open House Presentation for you to look at before Thursday night.  

We are looking forward to meeting you on Thursday night in our classrooms!  Come in, take a look around, say hello, ask questions if you have them, leave a letter for your child, and leave when you’d like.  And be sure to introduce yourself to the other teachers in the building who are part of your child’s day.  

The slideshow is linked here 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A message from Ms. Lee, Indian Trail's art teacher

What exciting activity is happening in art class?
Follow Twitter postings of daily or weekly updates and pictures of art class activities at:

IT Art Room @itartroom

Mrs. Luthardt on Twitter

Ever wonder what your child does in music class?  Please join my Twitter account to find out.  I will post daily/weekly updates and pictures of our class activities at:

¿Alguna vez se preguntó lo que su hijo hace en la clase de música? Por favor únase a mi cuenta de Twitter para estar bien informado. Voy a publicar las últimas noticias y fotos diarias/semanales de nuestras actividades durante la clase en:
IT Music Class @aluthardt124

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


If your child is concerned about their clothes, please have them bring a smock to school. Some examples are an old large t-shirt, and old button-down shirt, or a School Smart full protection vinyl smock. Students should try to avoid wearing their best clothes and shoes on the day they have art.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Start of School

It has been a great start to the year.  Often times at can be a little warm at the start of the school year, so I want to make sure that all students are bringing water bottles everyday.  We do take frequent breaks during the day and find alternative learning environments when it gets too warm, but it is important that they stay hydrated.  I look forward to a great year.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

School Supplies

Would you mind sending this reminder to the 5th grade parents since the school supply kit orders are due on Friday

Subject Line: Order your school supplies before May 27!

If you haven’t already, now is the time to order your school supplies for the Fall.  The sale will be open until Friday, May 27.

Order your school supplies on-line - its convenient, stress free and best of all, through bulk purchasing, we’re able to save you money.   

We work directly with the Deerfield Coalition, a non-profit that provides support to people with disabilities, to offer the kits at special pricing and Elm Place benefits from each kit that is purchased. Orders will be delivered right to school for student pick-up on locker day.

·      To order, visit:

A lists of required supplies by grade, can be found on both the PTO and EP websites. 

Questions? Contact Heather Plush,

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Library Books

As the end of the year comes to an end all library books must be accounted for. Your student's books are due back to school Friday May 27th which is BEFORE Memorial Day weekend.  If your student has lost a library book, Mrs. Grost is asking for you to pay for a replacement. If you have any questions about what your child has out or how much their LOST library book costs, please email her at

Monday, April 11, 2016


our school code is 19642

When you get to the website:
enter our school code: 19642
select:  buy a yearbook
select: quantity you wish to buy
select:  buy these items
select: buy these items for a student (in the red box)
select:  the green button that says student
Enter:  your last name and hit search
select:  Add new student name  (please add for each student

enter all the details including your credit card and make sure you receive a confirmation code so you know you completed the purchase.

This is the only time the yearbooks will be on sale.  
Remember:  the deadline is April 24th!
Thank you!

Friday, March 18, 2016

A message from Ms. Lee, Indian Trail's art teacher

What exciting activity is happening in art class?
Follow Twitter postings of daily or weekly updates and pictures of art class activities at:
IT Art Room @itartroom

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Your Chipotle Fundraiser Is In One Week

Your Chipotle fundraiser is a week away! Attached is the official fundraiser flyer to send to your supporters ahead of time to promote the event.
  • Indian Trail Elementary School PTO
  • 03/14/2016
  • 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • 1849 Green Bay Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
Important Reminders
  • Make sure that your supporters show the official flyer (hard copy or on their phone) or tell the cashier at checkout that they are here for a fundraiser before they pay! If they don’t tell our cashier that they are there for the fundraiser, your organization won’t get credit for the sale.
  • Your organization is NOT permitted to hand out flyers to regular customers or promote the event inside or outside of the restaurant or in the parking lot at any time.
  • Gift cards purchased during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The 2016 February Youth Art Month North Shore School District 112 Exhibit

The 2016 February Youth Art Month
North Shore School District 112 Exhibit
This exhibit represents a selection of kindergarten through eighth grade art work created by students in North Shore School District 112.

The exhibit will be on display from
February 17th through February 27th at
The Arts Center of Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park

You and your family are cordially invited to join the district art teachers 
for an informal open house to be held on
Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.

We are proud to share a small sampling of the outstanding work produced daily in the district schools with the community.
Please join us to celebrate the talents of our students during this evening.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Baby Photos

Dear Parents of Fifth Grade Students,

It is time to continue a fun tradition as the yearbook is being pulled together--the fifth grade baby pictures page!

To have your fifth grade student's baby picture included as part of this montage at the end of the yearbook, please email a photo that meets all the criteria listed below to Jessica Millen(ityearbook2015@gmail.comno later than March 3rd.  (This is purely optional but I hope to have as many of our fifth grade students represented as possible!)

The photo should be: 
  • a close-up of your child when he/she was two years old or younger
  • of good image quality (the computer program we are using to compile the yearbook won't accept the photo if it is too pixelated...)
  • an electronic .jpeg file (hard copies will NOT be accepted--if you only have a hard copy please scan it so the file can be emailed and uploaded to our site) with your child's first and last name as the file name
  • in color 
  • emailed to with your child's name as the subject no later than March 3rd.  
  • If you do not receive email confirmation from within 48 hours of sending your photo, please follow up.
If you are sending from an iPhone, please make sure the photo is sent "Actual Size" or "Large" to ensure the photo will not be too blurry. 

Thank you,
Jessica Millen
Yearbook Editor 2015-16

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Middle School Placement Tests

Middle school placement tests will be starting soon.  The dates are Friday, January 29th for the M-CAP and M-Comp. These would be given during the math time. The CogAT assessment would be given on Tuesday, February 2nd in our classrooms.