Daily Bulletin


Vanguards, remember that if you have a short day for second semester then you need to go to Room 402 to receive the early release sticker.  You need to get a new sticker even if you had a short day sticker for 1st semester. (Kulp 2/15)


ELMO’s Vocal Music Department is selling their annual “singing valentines” today, February 6 through February 13. These singing valentine grams can be purchased for $5 and $7. Don’t miss your chance to embarrass that special someone with these cute Valentine’s Day love songs. You can visit our table in the quad during lunch for more information. (Solis, 2/13)


Seniors, do you want a FREE shirt? Have you been accepted to a 4 year college? Even if it is not where you may attend, we want to know! Just print out a copy of your acceptance letter, bring it to your counselor, and you will get your “ACCEPTED” t-shirt to show off to your friends and relatives. (2/15)


Seniors, Herff Jones will be at ELMO during lunch on Wednesday, February 21st. Make sure to get your orders in. (Peters, 2/21)


Senior Legacy pages are still available until February 28th. Don't miss out. Ask your families to visit yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your page today. (Rivera 2/28)


Students, there are still some yearbooks available. Don't wait until May to pay the full $140 at once, spread the cost over 3 months with the $50, $50, $40 plan. See Mrs. Erich in A1 for details. (Rivera 2/28)



Hey Vanguards, are you a dog lover?  Better yet, are you a dog lover that wants some more community service hours?  Well, we have the perfect service opportunity just for you!  Next Saturday, Feb 18th, Paws FUR Pink will be holding a 5K over at Irvine Park and they sure can use your help.  For more information on this fun-filled event, please stop by the College and Career Center today!  (Meissner 2/13)

All you Mighty Vanguards, do you like working with younger kids?  Do you have some track and field experience that you would like to share? Esplanade Elementary is asking for our help!  They are starting to get their kids ready for the Foundation Games and they are requesting help from our Vanguards who have some track and field experience.  Can that be you?  If you are interested in helping out with the younger kids in our community, please stop by the College and Career Center today and pick up a flyer for this rewarding service opportunity. (Meissner, 2/15)

Vanguards, are you looking for a fun way to earn some extra money?  We just received three, yes that’s right, THREE new hiring opportunities for you to check out!  Irvine Park has two different openings and Knott’s Berry Farm is starting their hiring process too.  For information flyers on these fun job openings, please be sure to stop by the College and Career Center today.  (Meissner 2/15)

Seniors, don’t forget to keep checking out the scholarship list on Naviance.  It gets updated with new scholarships all the time.  In addition, we have all kinds of scholarship info in the College and Career Center as well, so be sure to come on over and check them out!  (Meissner 2/15)



Hello Elmo Female Athletes! Elmo’s NEW Mountain Biking Club is looking for GIRLS to race with the team!  

DO YOU LOVE TO MOUNTAIN BIKE? DO YOU ride the dirt at Oaks, Peters Canyon, or Blackstar Canyon? WE WANT TO MEET YOU! The SoCal race season starts soon. BE A PART OF MAKING HISTORY as your MTB Club Races in the SoCal League! JOIN US ON THE FRONTLINE…YOUR NEWEST TRADITION STARTS HERE! Please contact Coach Robin at elmodenamtb@gmail.com for info. (2/15)

Show your ELMO PRIDE and SUPPORT The MTB Club!  We are selling AWESOME ELMO cycling jerseys in our online store. Login to the ELMO MTB Club page and customize your ELMO "FAN" JERSEY TODAY! Anyone who rides a bike will LOVE this jersey! These are preorder, so get your order in before the next batch goes to production! (2/15)   






Calendar for the Week



B Day



A Day

ELPAC Testing, Library, 7:45am-3pm

Faculty Awards, Vanguard Room, Nutrition



B Day

Early Release, 2:18pm

ELPAC Testing, Library, 2:18pm

Singing Valentines



A Day

Collegebound Workshop, Room 227, 3:15pm-4:15pm



President’s Day

February 2018

  • 2/3  Winter Formal, Fête, 8pm-11pm
  • 2/5-2/9 What If? Week
  • 2/7 Early release, 2:18pm
  • 2/9 Coffee Night, Cafeteria, 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • 2/13 Faculty Awards, Vanguard Room, Nutrition
  • 2/14 Early Release, 2:18pm
  • 2/16-2/19 President’s day weekend
  • 2/21 CTP Mentor Meal, Library, 5pm-7pm
  • Early Release, 2:18pm
  • 2/22 Blood Drive, Gym, 8am-2pm
  • PTSA Screenagers Movie Night, Cafeteria, 6pm-9pm
  • Student of the Month, Library, 10am-11:30am
  • 2/28 Early Release, 2:18am

January 2018

1/15 No school – Martin Luther King Day

1/16 Faculty Awards, Vanguard Room, Nutrition

1/17 El Modena Showcase, Cafeteria, Library, Gym, 6pm-9pm

1/18 Student of the month, Library, 10am-11:30am

1/25 Minimum Day, Finals, Period 1 & 2

1/26 Minimum Day, Finals, Period 3 & 4

December 2017

12/1     Drama Shakespeare Festival, Cafeteria or room 426, All day

12/2     Saturday School, Room 401, 8am-12pm

12/5     PAL Alliance Day, Cafeteria, 8am-11:16am

12/6     Early Release, 2:18pm

12/7     PTSA Meeting, Vanguard room, 8:30am-10:30am

12/12   Faculty Awards, Vanguard Room, Nutrition

12/13   Regular Schedule Wednesday

12/14   Holiday Concert Instrumental Music, Cafeteria, 7pm

12/15   Late Start, 0-period 7am, 1st period 8:42am

November 2017

Upcoming Dates: NOVEMBER

11/1 Early Release, 2:18pm

11/2 PTSA Meeting, Library, 6:45pm-8:45pm

11/3 College Application Day, Counselors, Library & Career Center, 8am-11:16am

11/4 Saturday school, Room 401, 8am-12pm

Vanguard Pride Day, 8am-12pm

11/7 Non Student Day

11/8 Early Release, 2:18pm

11/10 Veterans Day, No School

11/11 Marching Band Tourney, Fred Kelly Stadium, 7am-10pm

11/14 Faculty Awards, Vanguard Room, Nutrition

11/15 Regular Schedule Wednesday

CTP Mentor Meals, Library, 5:30pm-8pm

11/16 Student of the Month, Library, 10am-11:30am

11/17 Late Start, 0-period 7am, 1st period 8:42am

11/20 – 11/24 Thanksgiving Break

11/29 Early Release, 2:18pm

October 2017

Upcoming Dates: OCTOBER

10/1 SAT Boot camp, 9am-1pm

10/3 Vision and Hearing Screening, Cafeteria, 6:30am-3:30pm

10/4 Early Release, 2:18pm

10/5 PTSA Meeting, Vanguard room, 8:30am-10:30am

10/6 Homecoming Assembly, Amphitheater, 10:46am-11:46am

10/7 Saturday school, Room 401, 8am-12pm

Homecoming Dance, Gym, 7pm-10pm

10/10 Faculty Awards, Vanguard Room, Nutrition

10/11 PSAT/SAT Day, Minimum Day

Safety Team Information and Training Meeting, 2pm

10/12 Dodgeball Tourney for Red Cross, Gym, Lunch until 10/26

10/14 Saturday school, Room 401, 8am-12pm

10/18 Early Release, 2:18pm

CTP Mentor Meals, Library, 5:30pm-8pm

10/20 Coffee Night Vocal Music, Cafeteria, 6:30pm

10/21 Saturday school, Room 401, 8am-12pm

10/23 Red Ribbon Week until 10/27

Parent information night by counselors for Elmo senior Parents,

Library, 5:30pm-6:30pm

OUSD College and Career night, Gym, 6pm-8pm

10/24 Health Freshman and Sophomores Assembly, Cafeteria, 8am-11:30am

10/25 End of Quarter One, Minimum Day, 12:12pm

Reflections Awards Ceremony, Library, 5pm-9pm

10/26 Blood Drive, Gym, 8am-2pm

10/27 Fall Festival, Nature Center, all day

Student of the Month, Library, 10am-11:30am

10/28 Saturday school, Room 401, 8am-12pm