Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of February 13, 2023
"The child who has never learned to work by himself, to set goals for his own acts, or to be the master of his own force of will is recognizable in the adult who lets others guide his will and feels a constant need for the approval of others." -Dr. Maria Montessori
February 17- SCCPSS e-Learning 1/2 Day
February 20- Staff Planning Day- No School for Students
February 24- PreK Application Window Closes
February 25- Family Engagement Discussion
February 26-March 4- International Montessori Education Week
March 3- Donation Dress Down Day
March 6- PTA Boosterthon Fun Run Kick-Off
March 8- Choice Program Lottery Registration Window Opens
March 14- PTA Boosterthon Fun Run Event
March 15- Deadline to Pre-Order Yearbook
March 17- St. Patrick's Day- No School!
March 20- No School!
View the SCCPSS Academic calendar at this link.
View the SCCPSS Assessment calendar at this link.
Valentine's Day- Tuesday, Feb. 14th
**Please note: If deliveries are sent to school, we will ask the delivery person to return them or the items will be held in the front office for you to pick up at the end of the school day.
We appreciate your understanding.
Pre-K Application Window
If you or someone you know is interested in applying Pre-K at Ellis, visit the SCCPSS website for more information and a link to the application.
This past week was National School Counseling Week, which focuses attention on the contributions of comprehensive school programs. To learn about our school counseling data and info, click here. This year's National School Counseling Week theme was dream BIG, and we helped our students do just by hosting Career Speaker Day. Presenters came to speak with classrooms about their careers. Thank you to our amazing speakers!
- Andrew Cosey, Cocoran Austin Hill Realty
- Audris Hymon, Members First Credit Union
- Ben Brodhead, Eight Cranes Acupuncture & Counseling
- Ben Karpf, Superior Court Judge
- Bradley Thompson, Prosecutor
- Chandler New, Savannah Aviation
- Savannah Fire Department
- Kelly Pack, AJC Logistics
- Kwame Nyong'o, Animation & Illustration
- Lee Heidel, Neighborhood Comics
- Nate Fuller, Choate Construction
- Rich Burkhart, Photos by Rich Burkhart & Savannah Morning News
- Sally Silbermann, Coastal Health District
- Sarah Smith, Enactus Marketing & Communications
- Tommy Cramer, Joye Psychology & Excelsior Foundation for Family Wellness
Next week, our Primary and Lower Elementary students will participate in Careers on Wheels and learn about jobs through this touch-a-truck type event.
Ms. Rebecca, School Counselor, Primary & Lower Elementary
Mr. Wes, School Counselor, Upper Elementary & Erdkinder
Ms. Lauren, School Counseling Intern from Georgia Southern University
PTA Staff Appreciation Brunch
Calling all families!
The PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee is organizing a Staff Brunch on Friday, March 31st, at 10am, and we would love your help!
If you would like to show your children's teachers some love, we have listed some easy ways to contribute to this brunch. We hope this can be a way for parents to easily and sincerely show appreciation.
Please click this link to sign up to donate/volunteer. The PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee will reach out to you with details on how to drop off your contribution.
Lost & Found- Updated!
They collaborated in their peer online community in preparation for their work to be utilized in a larger community of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caregivers.
Students reviewed computer science skills in photography, formatting text & images, re-sizing, cropping, adding borders, and following a few standard website design practices.
Please click the link above to view the lost & found. If you see something that belongs to your student, contact their classroom teacher or have your student retrieve the item from the ramp in the hallway outside the multi-purpose room (MPR).
Pre-order a Yearbook!
The deadline to pre-order a copy is March 15, 2023. Any additional copies that we receive will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
Pre-ordered yearbooks will be delivered directly to your student towards the end of the school year.
If you have any questions, contact Ms. Lisa (email@example.com).
Grace & Courtesy Emphasis
Throughout the school year, Ellis has a school-wide focus on specific positive character traits. Each teacher may choose to highlight these "Grace & Courtesy" emphases differently, but as a school we follow a general common curriculum.
From February 6th-February 17th, our school-wide Grace & Courtesy emphasis is ASSERTIVENESS.
The language for identifying/naming ASSERTIVENESS in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I ask for what I need or want, I am being Assertive.
- When I do or say the right thing--even when it's hard--I am being Assertive.
- When I say "no" to someone who tries to hurt me or someone else, I am being Assertive.
Beacon Volunteer Program
We are so happy to welcome volunteers back into the building this year.
However, all volunteers MUST be approved through the SCCPSS Beacon Volunteer Program.
If you are interested in being a volunteer at Ellis, visit the SCCPSS Beacon webpage to apply.
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