Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, 15th August 2020
On Wednesday we begin a new school year. While our learning environments may seem to have changed, the reality is that many things remain anchored. In Montessori we build learning communities that transcend the ideas of a physical space. These communities are established around our core values. I ask that we consider these as we move forward. Yes, we will stumble in the dark sometimes, but if we keep the child light aflame in all our hearts then we will create a great sun-filled space in which to learn and grow.
Montessori Core Values
Montessori Education values a sense of wonder and the innate desire to learn through joyful exploration and discovery about the World and how it works.
Respect, Diversity & Harmony:
Montessori Education Values self-respect, respect of others and respect for our environment. This requires that we understand, celebrate and protect the diversity within our community and our environment. WE resolve conflicts through empathy and honest dialogue.
Montessori Education encourages us to first be stewards of our own actions, and then to work with others as we care for our Montessori community and our World.
Self-Reliance and Academic Empowerment:
Montessori Education values self-responsibility and self-reliance for personal and academic growth. The individual is empowered to be a self-motivated, self-disciplined and independent learner. The ideas, interests and skills of each person contribute to our Montessori community and the World.
Peace is achieved when we live by these core values.
Student Passwords & Device Distribution
The district has made some changes to heighten the security surrounding student passwords. Parents, please note that you should wait to receive an email from your child's teacher beginning Monday 17th with the updated password. On a Sunday August 16th the district will make a call-out to parents on testing their child’s student ID and password. Please hold off on testing the system until you have received the updated password from your teacher.
DEVICE DISTRIBUTION:Phase One
August 13 and 14
Chromebooks were distributed to Erdkinder, Upper El and 3rd Grade students.
Week of August 17 we will contact parents in 2nd grade who indicated a need for technology.
Our school is awaiting more devices from SCCPSS - when those are received, Phase Two of distribution will begin.
Join Ellis PTA!
PTA is hosting a School Supply Pickup on Sunday, August 16th for any Ellis student in need of school supplies.
Donations of school supplies will be accepted until Friday, August 14th.
For more details and messages from PTA members, visit the PTA page of our Virtual Open House
Ms. Ja'Dayia Coleman-Kennedy
Ms. Patricia Solomon-Brown