Principal's Message

  • Welcome to Elmcrest Elementary School,

    My name is Ann Marie Dickson, and I have the great privilege of being the principal of Elmcrest E.S., home of the Elmcrest Dragons. On behalf of our staff, I am happy to welcome you to our school.

    Elmcrest ES is a wonderful school that has approximately 400 students, and we service students Pre-K- 5th grade. Elmcrest Staff is a highly dedicated group of professionals who work together daily to provide a safe and academically challenging environment intended to foster learning. We are looking forward to a great school year.

    At Elmcrest ES, we recognize that in order for students to be successful, we need to create a strong link between home and school. We strongly encourage our families to take part in their children’s education and want to work in partnership with our families. This includes having parents volunteer during the school day or for field trips, to attend events before and/or after school, and to check student progress on Infinite Campus. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that s/he: 1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience. 2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers. 3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills. 4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life. 5) Informs you if s/he needs additional support in any area or subject. 6) Your child knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school.

    Please consider joining our PTA and/or volunteering, as the students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We have many opportunities to be involved at our school; therefore, please check the website for our calendar of upcoming events. 

    This school year, we will continue to work hard to provide students with a stellar education that is aligned to the Nevada Academic Content Standards and that is differentiated to meet the needs of all of our learners. In addition to our strong academic programs, we will continue to focus on having a positive school climate. Next year, we will be focusing on Social Emotional Learning, making sure that students have the emotional support they need to be successful in school.

    If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. The wonderful Elmcrest staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.


    Ann Marie Dickson

    School Principal