Please see the list below for additional information regarding one of the many clubs available at Elmwood School.

Athletics Club

Elmwood Athletics Club is for 4th -5th grade boys. The purpose of the club is to develop leadership skills, cooperation, sportsmanship, confidence, and teamwork in intermediate males through athletics and team building activities.

For additional information regarding the club please contact Nate Bornancin, Josh McLeod, or Chris Talac.

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. This is a new program at Elmwood for boys in second, third, fourth, and fifth grade.


Elmwood has an extra curricular Chorus Club for any 4th and 5th grade student who enjoys singing. Students will be given the chance to perform in a large ensemble setting. Emphasis in rehearsals will be placed on using healthy singing techniques, developing part-singing skills, and improving general musicianship.
Elmwood's Chorus meets each Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:20 pm throughout the school year.
For information about chorus please contact Mrs. Joyce Bailey.


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.

Club FLARE meets Tuesday mornings at 7:25 am.

Please contact Mrs. Janelle Kreiling for additional information regarding Club FLARE.
Butterbraid Sale Information
Club FLARE is selling Butterbraid coffeecakes for the next two weeks! Please see the attached order form or see a Club FLARE member to order! Thank you for supporting Club FLARE.
Orders start – Tuesday 11/15
Forms turned in – 11/29
Delivery to Elmwood – Friday 12/9

Code Club

CODE CLUB will be held in the Mrs. Zamora's classroom 21 on Wednesdays from 2:30 - 3:30 PM.
Calling all 3rd-4th graders! Elmwood’s CODE Club is here! Code Club Course 2 is designed for students who can read and have little or no prior programming experience. Students will learn the basics of code in fun, interactive ways. They will create programs to solve problems and develop interactive games or stories they can share. Students will learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming.
For additional information about CODE CLUB please contact Mrs. Janet Park or Mrs. Beth Zamora.

Environmental Club

The Elmwood Environmental Club (EEC) is a program for all interested third grade students. The members learn about environmental issues which includes recycling, endangered species, and water conservation. Our members are responsible for all the recycling that occurs at Elmwood School and every week our third graders collect over 200 pounds of paper, plastic, aluminum cans, and printer cartridges! In addition, four times a year the environmentalists clean up Gartner Road and stencil storm drains in the West Highlands subdivision. Annually the club participates in Naperville's St. Patrick's Day Parade to spread their environmental message.
The Environmental Club meets on Thursdays after school from 2:30-4:00 pm. At the end of the scheduled club time, students will exit at door 17.
2016-17 Environment Club Schedule

For additional information about the club or how you can help, please contact Mr. Dave Cleveland, a retired Elmwood School teacher and Environmental Club Director.

Game Club

The Game Club is for all interested students in first and second grades. The goals of the club are to instill values of cooperation, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play. Goals are accomplished through various learning games appropriate to the first and second grade curriculum and developmental levels. During Game Club it is an opportune time for students to practice following oral and written directions and to exhibit appropriate social skills.
For additional information about Game Club please contact Miss Anne Iovinelli.

Literature Club

Do you like to read? Do you like to talk about great books? Then Elmwood's Literature Club is the place for you. Literature Club is open to all Elmwood fourth and fifth graders who enjoying sharing their love of books. Club members have an opportunity to read and discuss books from Naperville's Battle of the Books list. Throughout the year there are exciting incentives for reading, along with a variety of activities, guest speakers, and games, where quality literature is the focus.
In spring interested literature club members have the chance to try out for Elmwood's Battle of the Books Team. Battle of the Books Team Members will then compete in April against other District 203 elementary schools testing your knowledge of the Battle of the Books list.

For club meeting times, dates, and more information please contact Mrs. Molly Elsen.

Running Club

Running Club is available for all student in grades 1 - 5. The club focuses on running, stretching, and nutritional wellness. Meetings are normally held on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:00 am during the school year. Kindergarten students will run during recess on Thursdays. Runners should have athletic shoes, a water bottle and appropriate attire. In case of bad weather runners will meet in the gym.

For additional information or questions? Email us at or Call Mr. Cleveland at (630) 200-7707, Ellen Ziliak (630)383-8255 or Julie Holzhauer (630) 470-1625.


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.

Science Olympiad Club

Elmwood Science Olympiad  is offered for students in grades 3, 4, & 5.  The club provides a fun, competitive, collaborative, and participatory hands-on science learning experience in a variety of science areas. From October - April, students practice in small teams in several science events working within the scope of specific event rules found in the Elementary Science Olympiad rules manual. Elmwood will then compete in a Science Olympiad tournament against other elementary schools in Illinois in May. Space on the team is limited!

Register here! 
  • All applications are due by Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, October 7, 2016.
  • For questions, please contact Valerie Goldstein
Science Olympiad Club meetings will be held on Mondays after school from 2:30-4:00 pm from October - May.

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 Mrs. Kimberly Pellegrini, Mrs. Kaitlyn Anderson, or Miss Kristen LaRue.

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

When: Thursdays after school from 2:30-3:30 starting in November. It will be a 6 week session.