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My name is Melody Farrow. I teach kindergarten-2nd grade physical education. This is my 36th year of teaching and my 17th year teaching at Elkhart Elementary. I love teaching in this community. My conference period is 10:35-11:10. Please feel free to contact me if needed.


New Territory

My prayer for you and your family is for everyone to stay safe and healthy.  As far as physical education goes the best thing for your child is to play outside.  The NFL has a program we follow that says "Fuel Up and Play 60."  It encourages children to play outside for at least 60 minutes per day and get away from "screen time."  Again, I miss all of the sweet kiddos that I get to see on a daily basis.  You will all remain in my prayers. 


The elementary field day has been scheduled for Friday, May 1.  We will have the bounce houses on May 19 and 20.

Elkhart Food Pantry

We are collecting baked beans for the month of March.  Thank you for your generosity toward our community food bank.

Food Pantry

We are collecting cereal for the month of February.  I also wanted to remind everyone to please send in boxtops if you have them at home.  I can only send them in to General Mills in October and February.  I would like to send as many as possible at the end of this month.  We use the money from the boxtops to pay for the bounce houses at the end of the school year.  Thank you so much for helping with this and the Elkhart Food Pantry.  Our Elkhart Elementary parents really are the BEST!!!

January Food Pantry

We are collecting cereal for the January Elkhart Food Pantry.  This is a great way to teach your child the importance of giving back to the community he/she lives in.  
Also, please keep sending in the boxtops.  We rely on that money to pay for the bounce houses at the end of the school year. 
Thank you.

Red Ribbon Week October 28-31

The following are the dress up days for red ribbon week:
Monday-It's cool to be drug free.  (wear sunglasses)
Tuesday-I'm too bright for drugs. (wear bright or neon colors)
Wednesday-Double up against drugs. (friend dress alike)
Thursday-Say boo to drugs.  (wear halloween costume)


We will continue to collect the paper copy of the boxtops as long as they print them.  I will mail boxtops off at the end of October.  We rely heavily on those to purchase bounce houses and p.e. equipment through out the school year.  Please try to get them in by the end of this month.  Thank you.

Elkhart Food Pantry

I'm always excited to see how generous our students are at Elkhart Elementary.  We've collected over 60 boxes of cereal for the month of September.  We are going to collect canned soup for October.  Thank you for willingness to share with those less fortunate.

Elkhart Food Bank

I am so excited and proud that we collected 85 cans of chicken for the September Elkhart Food Bank.  That was with only collecting for 2 weeks!!  Wow!!  For the October Food Bank we will be collecting cereal.  We will collect it for the whole month of September.  Thank you so much for teaching your child how important it is to give back to the community. 

BoxTops for Education

Boxtops have now gone digital.  All you have to do to turn in boxtops is to download the boxtops app from your smartphone app store.  Register for Elkhart Elementary and follow the directions from there.   No more cutting boxtops and sending them to school in baggies.  They will automatically be applied to our school's account. 


I'm excited to be teaching your child in p.e. at the elementary school.  We will continue to pair with the Elkhart Food Pantry to help teach children the importance of giving back to the community we live in.  For August will collect canned chicken.  Thank you for encouraging your child to give. 

East Texas Food Bank

We are excited to continue our donations to the Elkhart Food Pantry.  We will be collecting canned chicken during the month of August for the September Food Bank.  Thank you for teaching your children the importance of giving to others.