Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, April 12, 2021

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Important Dates

April 12-14- Cohort A In-Person Instructional Days
April 14- GMAS Practice Test for Cohort A

April 14- Virtual Beta Club Induction Ceremony

April 15-16- Cohort B In-Person Instructional Days

April 15- GMAS Practice Test for Cohort B

April 19- GMAS Testing Begins

April 20- PTA Meeting

May 21- Last Day of School!

School-Wide Grace & Courtesy Focus

The Language for Identifying/Naming the Qualities of Courage from the "Self- Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:

  • When I make a mistake and I tell the truth about what I did, I am acting with Courage.
  • When I keep trying to learn something that is hard or scary for me to do, I am acting with Courage.
  • When I try a new food or talk to a child in class I did not know before, I am acting with Courage.


Two of our 8th grade students earned a SUPERIOR award for their media projects at the SCCPSS District-level Georgia Student Media Festival. Their projects will now move on to judging at the State level GSMF from April 11-25th.

Congratulations to Cora Browne and Carter Cummings on a job well done! We hope that you to get the recognition that you deserve at the State level.

Ellis Sports Available on Live Stream

Erdkinder students have been filming Ellis basketball games for a live stream on Coach Lesley's YouTube page. The recording of the live stream is available to watch the day after the game. You can view the schedule and find the link to watch the live stream on the "Athletics" page of the Ellis website.

GMAS Testing

GMAS Testing for grades 3rd-8th begins on April 19th for students in the building. Be on the lookout for more information specific to your student's testing schedule coming soon from their teacher.

Share these general test day preparation tips with your students:

  1. Get a good night's sleep (Avoid using tech devices before going to bed).
  2. Pack everything you may need ahead of time (earbuds, mouse, pencil, scratch paper, snacks, etc.).
  3. Eat a healthy, filling breakfast (school breakfast is still FREE for all students).
  4. Stay calm (utilize deep breathing techniques).
  5. Be positive and do your best!

For those who qualify for free/reduced lunch:

See the flyer below for an opportunity to receive FREE broadband internet service and other items. You can find information and pre-register at this link: https://www.americanassistance.com/broadbandnewebb
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Counselor's Corner

Ms. Rebecca Needs Your Help:

In planning for the future of our Ellis School Counseling Program to meet the needs of all students, please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey: https://forms.gle/tU221X8F1mvR16EV8

The purpose of this survey is to gather feedback and data about the Charles Ellis Montessori Academy school counseling program. Your input helps to better serve students and make sure their needs are met in planning for next school year.

Career Speakers Wanted (See flyer below):

Ms. Angie, Ms. Olivia, and Ms. Rebecca are working to bring in special guest speakers for 30 minute Zoom talks in Upper Elementary. If you or someone you know is in one of the following fields and interested in participating in this digital conversation, please let us know.

  • game developer
  • app builder
  • architect
  • interior designer
  • manufacturer
  • software developer
  • newscaster

8th grade Families:

All 8th graders will be meeting with their high school counselors or other designee to select elective courses for next school year on *Thursday, April 15 via Zoom. Students only need to attend, but if parents have any questions about course options, they may contact the high school counseling department.

8:00am- Woodville Tompkins

8:30am- Jenkins

9:30am- Beach

10:00am- Groves

10:30am- Windsor Forest

11:00am- Johnson

11:30am- New Hampstead

1:00pm- Islands

*Friday, 4/16- 12:00pm- Early College

*Savannah Arts Academy and Savannah High are making separate appointments.

Ms. Rebecca, School Counselor

912-395-5470 x2


or you can message me on ItsLearning

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Virtual Kindergarten Orientation

Thank you to those who attended the virtual Kindergarten Orientation!

You can find all the information presented including a letter from Nurse Chris, a list of Kindergarten readiness skills, and a link to the recorded event on the Ellis website.

The Bobcat Roar!

View the Bobcat Roar- the Ellis news program created, filmed, and produced by Ms. Angie's Erdkinder Broadcasting class.

March 2021 Edition

October 2020 Edition

Hybrid Learning Reminders

  1. Please place the name of your student(s) on the passenger side dashboard for morning arrival and afternoon dismissal.
  2. All vehicle occupants should wear masks at arrival and dismissal.
  3. The arrival COVID-19 assessment is on 48th Street from 7:15a.m.-7:45a.m. If you arrive later, you will need to walk your student(s) up to the front door to sign the tardy sheet and place the wrist band on your student(s) after COVID-19 assessment.
  4. Dismissal for car riders. Cars must travel westward from Reynolds to Habersham. Battey Avenue will not be used as an access route.
  5. Items cannot be dropped-off for students.
  6. All students returning to our school building are required to have the COVID-19 Screening Questions for Students completed and submitted by you each morning on the days they are reporting to the building.

Please use this link or the QR Code below and save this for easy accessibility each day. Siblings can be placed on one questionnaire.

From the Clinic

Please read the attached flyer with health and safety information.

Covid-19 Parent at Home Screening

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me.

Thank you,

Nurse Chris


912-395-5470 Ext. 71213

Contact US!

Student Information Specialist

Ms. Ja'Dayia Coleman-Kennedy


Information Specialist Clerk

Ms. Lucy Holloway


School Secretary

Ms. Patricia Solomon-Brown


Library Media Technology Specialist

PTA Teacher Liaison

Ms. Lisa O'Donnell


Ellis Montessori Academy Website

Click here to view the new Charles Ellis Montessori Academy website.

SCCPSS Website

Please visit this website regularly for the most up-to-date SCCPSS District information.