Elmwood Clubs

  • Please see the list below for school sponsored clubs that are funded by the district.

Battle of the Books Club

  • Battle of the Books is a club for students who absolutely love to read and discuss quality literature! In Battle of the Books, students are given a list of 40 books to choose from. These books are chosen each year by teachers and public librarians from the Naperville area. Each week, we will do different activities as well as practice comprehension questions to help the group remember what the books are about. In April, we will compete against other schools in the district to see which school can recall the most information about the books on the list.  

    For club meeting times, dates, and more information, please contact Ms. Shelby Getzin and Ms. Sarah Stock

Boys Only Book Club

  • The Boys Only Book Club is a bi-weekly event where boys can come together to read, discuss, listen to, and enjoy books.   For more information contact Sandra Volling or Candice Anderson.


  • Club FLARE (Friends Learning And Respecting Everyone) was developed in an effort to proactively meet the needs of Elmwood School's female fourth and fifth grade population in the fall of 2007. The club teaches girls about relational aggression, a phrase coined by leading relational expert, Dr. Nicki Crick of the University of Minnesota. Relational aggression has been around a long time, but didn't develop a label until the year 1995. 

    Relational aggression defines what takes place when relationships are used to harm others. Girls most often use RA against each other in covert or indirect forms. The other forms of aggression are verbal and physical. Relational aggression is the most hurtful form with devastating long term effects for the target. Covert examples of RA include: eye rolling, facial expressions, hand motions, whispering, etc.
    Part of FLARE's purpose is to assist girls in recognizing the roles within relational aggression and problem solving how to deal with a relationally aggressive situation. Girls role play scenarios, discuss problem solving skills, and journal about their own experiences with friends and relational aggression. 

    Please contact Mrs. Janelle Kreiling for additional information regarding Club FLARE.

Code Club

  • Calling all 2nd and 3rd graders! Elmwood’s CODE Club is here! Code Club is designed for students to learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. They will create programs to solve problems and develop interactive games or stories they can share.
    For additional information about CODE CLUB please contact Mrs. Beth Zamora or Mrs. Janet Park.

Calming Club

  • Calming Club is where everyone is invited to set aside an intentional day each week to remember to take a breath, find moments of mindfulness, slow down, reset, and recharge. This club takes place every Monday morning from 7:35-8:00am. Meet at Door 7 by the gym, then move to Mrs. Sturgeons classroom.

    Contact Ms. Sturgeon with any questions.

Lego League

  • Lego League is a club for 4th and 5th grade students who are focused, collaborative, enjoy building challenges, and love solving problems. Lego League will be held in the mornings during the fall and will end with students participating  in a Saturday competition that students on the team are required to attend.  The club is very popular and there are more applications than spaces available for the team. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Positano mpositano@naperville203.org, or Ms. Getzin sgetzin@naperville203.org.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

  • Dungeons and Dragons Club is where students first choose an exciting character to play as. Then, Mr. Frederickson takes everyone on an engaging, heroic adventure! It's a great place for the students to work as a team and exercise their imagination. The club takes place in Room 29 every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00a.m.

Running Club

  • Running Club for Grade 1- 5 students will be meeting on Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:00 am and will focus on running, stretching, and nutritional wellness. 

    Runners should plan to wear a mask the entire time, have athletic shoes, a water bottle and appropriate attire. Students will be required to keep socially distanced during this activity.

    Ms. Carrillo, Mrs. Espinoza, Ms. LaRue, Mrs. Sippel & Mr. Cleveland will be coaching our Club, along with volunteers.  In case of rain, the Running Club will not be meeting, parents will be notified via email, Facebook Post and alerts on the Remind App by 10:00pm on Wednesday evening. If the weather is inclement please do not plan to send your student to the Running Club.

    For additional information or questions? Email us at elmwoodrunningclub@gmail.com.

Safety Patrol

  • Fifth grade students that are interested may sign up to be a part of Elmwood's Safety Patrol. Members are stationed at various locations on school grounds and their responsibility is to guide children safely during arrival and dismissal times. The safety patrol will not be responsible for student misconduct, but will model and encourage exemplary behavior. Patrol members are not in positions to direct vehicular traffic. Those duties are the responsibility of the Safety Director and the teachers.

    Two intersections, Magnolia & Sycamore and Magnolia & Elmwood, are monitored by teachers who are responsible for students crossing safely at corners. Safety patrol members are stationed at those corners to ensure students stand and wait at the corner. Patrol members are then directed by the teacher to allow students to safely cross the street.  Patrols are assigned positions from 7:55 to 8:10 A.M. and 2:30 to 2:40 P.M.
    If your fifth grade student would like to be a member of Safety Patrol, please contact Mr. Corby Howard for more information.

Student Council

  • The Student Council was designed to promote school spirit, develop leadership skills among its members, teach the democratic process, and encourage community involvement. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about their school and have fun! The students meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss issues, and to plan and implement activities that relate to themselves, the school, and the community. Student Council hosts Elmwood School's Spirit Days, Candy Cane Caring, and various community projects decided upon by the council. They also are in charge of the Spirit Bash concessions and coordinating the all school talent show. 

    Fourth and fifth grade students interested in participating in student council need to submit an application for participation in the fall. Student Council begins in October and lasts through the school year.

    For more information regarding Elmwood's Student Council and their activities throughout the school year please contact Ms Anne Blank, Ms Kristen LaRue, or Ms Rebecca Sippel.

Yoga Club

  • What: A club that teaches more about the practice of yoga and staying healthy. We will learn new yoga poses and practice them together.

    Who: Mrs. Haack will be leading the yoga practice for interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

    When:  Club will take place in the Spring