Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of May 2nd, 2022
"The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth." -Dr. Maria Montessori
Meet Ms. Donna!
We appreciate you, Ms. Donna! Thank you for representing Ellis so well.
School-Wide Grace & Courtesy Focus
The language for identifying/naming ACCEPTANCE in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I feel peaceful about things I cannot change and I try to live happily with them, I am acting with Acceptance.
- When I feel peaceful about people I cannot change and I try to live happily with them, I am acting with Acceptance.
Buy a Book, Get one FREE!
You can find out more information about adding money to your student's eWallet account on the Ellis Media Center website.
This book fair happens to coincide with PTA Teacher Appreciation Week! Books for the classroom make a great teacher gift.
- Click here for links to add money to your teacher's eWallet account so that they can buy books for the classroom.
Teacher Appreciation Week
This is a great time to acknowledge those at Ellis who make a difference for our students all year round. Individual notes, gift cards and supplies for the classroom/school are always especially appreciated.
Also, students who arrive early (7:50-8:15 a.m.) on Tuesday, May 3rd, and Wednesday, May 4th, can stop by the Multipurpose Room to create a card to give to a special teacher or staff member.
PTA will host several activities throughout the week to show our love for the Ellis community.
Books Due May 6th
If your student has lost/damaged their media center book(s), you may either purchase a replacement copy (hardcover only, please!) or you may pay to have it replaced.
If you have any questions or concerns, email Ms. Lisa (email@example.com).
We're looking forward to celebrating our military families on Wednesday, May 11th. If you or someone you know is military and did not yet receive an invitation to this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your service!
If your child or someone you know needs a referral for peer mediation, or needs any resources, please reach out to our school counselors, Mr. Wes and Ms. Rebecca. Resources are available on the School Counseling Website including a list of mental health professionals and relaxation activities.
Rebecca Burkhart- Primary and Lower Elementary School Counselor
Wesley Cooper- Upper Elementary and Erdkinder School Counselor
Charles Ellis Presents
Charles Ellis Presents:
Great Thinkers in History- A Mix Tape
May 12th at 6:30pm
on the back playground* (48th St.)
CEP is an annual musical production written and performed by our Upper Elementary (4th-6th Grade) students.
Visit the Ellis website for the link to order tickets.
**This is an outdoor performance. Please bring your own lawn chairs/blankets to sit on.
Technology Return Dates
Monday, May 16th- PreK-K
Tuesday, May 17th- 7th-8th Grades
Wednesday, May 18th- 1st-3rd Grades
Thursday, May 19th- 4th-6th Grades
Please note: All devices (iPad/Chromebook), **chargers**, and personal Wi-Fi devices should be returned! Fines will be issued for any missing chargers/damaged devices if your family does not have a paid Family Protection Plan on file with the school.
If you have any questions, contact Ms. Lisa (email@example.com).
We have a limited quantity of extra yearbooks for sale if you did not pre-order. They will be available on a first come, first served basis.
If you would like to purchase a yearbook, you can send $20 cash or check (made payable to Ellis Montessori Academy) to school with your student OR you may email Ms. Lisa for the link to pay with a debit/credit card through School Cash Online (processing fee included).
Did you know that Charles Ellis Montessori Academy participates in a Farm to School grant?
Representatives from Savannah Victory Gardens as well as the SCCPSS Nutrition Department work with our students on a monthly basis. Students participate in program activities such as: gardening, farm visits, nutrition, local produce samples, and more. School garden activities encourage healthy eating, get children to try new foods, teach the fundamentals of good nutrition, connect children to the concept of growing seasons, promote healthy outdoor physical activity, and offer students the chance to participate in environmentally meaningful activities.
We need your help. Please complete the short care-giver survey to share your views on the importance of school nutrition and school gardening program. Thank you!
Important- Please Take Note!
There is a setting under the "My Account" tab where you can select to receive an email notification every time there is an item available to purchase (i.e. yearbook, field day t-shirt, etc.) (see attached picture) so that you don't miss out.
Ellis Night at the Savannah Bananas
Tickets are $20 each and include an all-you-can-eat wristband.
Order your tickets at this link.
Ms. Tanya Melville
Student Information Specialist
Ms. Ja'Dayia Coleman-Kennedy
Information Specialist Clerk
Ms. Lucy Holloway
Ms. Patricia Solomon-Brown
Library Media Technology Specialist
PTA Teacher Liaison
Ms. Lisa O'Donnell