The Ely Happening

October, 2022

A Message From Mr. Easton

Dear Ely Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already in the month of October here at Ely. The students and teachers have been hard at work over this past month of school. Students have been doing a great job of demonstrating Ely Pride (Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Ready To Achieve) in all areas at Ely.

Last month, we had our first Coffee & Donuts With The Principal. We had a great turn-out for this event. Mark your calendar for our next Coffee & Donuts Event on Thursday, October 20 at 9:30.

At the end of this month on October 31 we will be having our first PBIS quarterly incentive. Students will be able to participate in a Halloween Dance Party with their grade level. Also on October 31 students will be able to participate in a Halloween Parade. For the parade we encourage our parents to come up to the building. Students will walk outside to be greeted by their families in a parade around the outside of the school. Please note the parade will take place outside and parents will not be permitted in the building during the parade.

In November we will be having our Fall Conferences. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with your child's teacher and discuss their progress. Your child's teacher will be sending out information in the next few weeks to schedule a conference.

With the end of the 1st quarter around the corner we are excited to announce that our 1st quarter awards assembly will be taking place. Students have the opportunity to receive a Merit Roll or an Honor Roll based off of their academic achievement for the 1st quarter. In addition, each teacher will recognize one student for the 3 B's Award. This award is given to one student per class who demonstrates Being Responsible, Being Respectful, Being Ready To Achieve on a regular basis.

Please make sure that you are connected to your child's teachers dojo. This will be the quickest and easiest way to communicate about your child with their teacher. In addition, please make sure to follow Ely Elementary School on Class Dojo to receive school updates and reminders.

As always I encourage you to reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns. Together we are going to continue to make this school year "The Best Year Ever."


Principal Easton

Go Pioneers!

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures



  • Parents please make sure you are pulling all the way forward in the morning
  • Your child can exit the vehicle anywhere along the sidewalk
  • Please note that the tardy bell rings at 9:10. Any child being dropped off after this time their parent will need to sign them in the front office.
  • Please turn right out of the parking lot during the indicated times on the sign to help with traffic in the car loop.
  • Please do not park in the small loop-this loop is for daycare and busses only.
  • Parent please only have your child get out of your vehicle on the passenger side. They should not be getting on the drivers side as this can cause a safety concern


Car Rider:

Any parent/guardian picking up a student in the car rider line will need to make sure that their car rider tag is visible in the car. Please note that the purpose for this car rider tag is to ensure a safe and smooth dismissal at Ely. Parents please make sure that you are leaving your car rider tag up in the car till your child gets into the car.

Please see below for a few reminders:

  • Please make sure you are pulling all the way forward
  • Please try to avoid backing up traffic on Ohio Street and Gulf. You may use the smaller parking lot located closest to Gulf (American Legion).
  • Please stay in your car. If you do need to get out of your car to help your child, please use a parking spot
  • Please have your child load and unload on the curbside of the school (passenger side of car) for your child's safety
  • Please do not park in the bus/day care rider loop. You may use the provided parking spaces.
  • Please turn right out of the parking lot during the indicated times on the sign to help with traffic in the car loop.

Parent Involvement & Resoucres

Ely Pride Parent Group Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 3:30pm

Elywood Park, Elyria, OH, USA

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Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

I encourage you to join us on our Monthly Coffee & Donuts With The Principal. This is a great time to stay informed of everything happening at Ely.
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Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 9:30-10:30am

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

Ely Class Dojo

Make sure to follow us on Class Dojo!!

Student Birthday Treats

Families may bring in prepackaged treats (with ingredients listed by the company that packaged it) BUT we are really encouraging non-food items. We have to be very careful of food allergies, to keep all students safe. Birthday treats ARE not required or encouraged, but okay, if you choose.

Birthday treat ideas include:

Pencils, bookmarks, fidgets, pop-its, bracelets, crayons, squishes, pencil toppers or erasers, glow sticks, play dough, slinkies, stickers, prepackaged snack with ingredients listed (from the company that produces it).

Fall Conferences-Save The Date

Fall Conferences are November 3rd and November 10th. All students will be scheduled a fall conference to give you an opportunity to sit down with your student(s) teacher(s) to help promote a successful school year.

More information will be coming home as the dates get closer.

Petey Podcast

Check out the latest Petey Podcast with Superintendent Schloss as well as previous episodes.

Petey Podcast Episodes

School Fundraisers At Ely

The Ely PTA is hosting a fundraiser. Money earned from this sale will be put towards student events throughout the school year. We will earn 35%-40% profit on every item we sell.

If you have further information regarding this particular fundraiser please reach out to Kate Cunningham at

The Ely Pride Parent Group also sent home The No-Fuss "Un-Fundraiser" Form for parents to fill out. Please see the attached flier below for further information.

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Text alerts from Elyria City Schools

Have you opted in to receive text messages from Elyria Schools?

If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to receive automatic text messages from Elyria Schools.

This is a valuable tool in an emergency or when there's important, time-sensitive information to share.

The service is free and opting in is easy. Parents or guardians simply need to send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district's short code number at 67587.

Just as simple, you can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop.”

The text feature and the robocall system are tied directly a student's contact information that is on file with your child's school. Please make sure this information is kept up-to-date to ensure you continue receiving calls or texts from Elyria Schools.

Parent Opportunities At Ely Elementary

Please check out the flier below in regards to a Parent Café that is coming to Ely Elementary beginning in November. Mark your calendars for these three weeks, where you can meet other parents and explore topics that matter most, like family relationships connections to others and taking caring of yourself.
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Ely Weekly Pride Winners

Each week three students are recognized as our Ely Pride Winners. These are students that have been recognized by their teacher by: Being Responsible, Being Respectful, Being Ready To Achieve.

Students who earn Ely Pride will receive the following:

  • Ely Pride Certificate
  • Bumper Sticker for car
  • Name on Marquee
  • Picture shared on social media
  • Ely Pride Yard sign that will be delivered and placed in your yard
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Lunch Information

Click HERE to find the Elyria City School Food Service Web Page.

The first homeroom at Ely Elementary to have 100% of their lunch applications to be completed will be enjoy an ice-cream party.

The waivers that allowed Aramark and other school foodservice providers to serve breakfast and lunch for free during the pandemic have expired.
In an effort to support student wellness, Elyria City Schools has opted to provide no cost breakfast to all students in grades K-8

Apply online for free/reduced meals

Aramark offers an easy online application process for free and reduced school meals at

The online option for completing the meal application is handy and efficient, and is also now possible through the online registration link for new and returning students.

For assistance completing the online application, please refer to this step-by-step guide.

A Special Visitor At Ely

Superintendent Schloss visited Ely Elementary School last Friday with her lovable dog Betty.

2nd Grade PBIS Event

On Friday, September 30, our 2nd grade students participated in their grade level PBIS incentive. The students enjoyed a game of BINGO. Please see some of the pictures below from this event.

4th Grade PBIS Event

On Tuesday, October 4, our 4th grade students had the opportunity to participate in a color run. The 4th grade team has monthly incentives for their students. Please see some of the pictures from this past event.

1st Quarter Awards

10Any student who is receiving an award will be bringing home an invitation for their parent to join them in celebrating their child's accomplishments. Below is a list of dates of the 1st quarter awards. All award ceremonies begin promptly at 9:30:

10/31-KG Awards

11/1-1st Grade Awards

11/2-2nd Grade Awards

11/3-3rd Grade Awards

11/4-4th Grade Awards

Boys & Girls Club at Ely Elementary

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Ely Elementary Food Drive

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Transportation Information

Firstview Bus information

First Student offers a live tracking app called FirstView that makes it easy for parents to follow the progress of their student's bus before and after school. This is helpful to allow you to see your students bus and in the event of a delay you could get the information quickly.

You can sign up here:

Elyria Belief Statements

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  • Learners thrive when school is engaging and personally meaningful
  • All Pioneers have a voice in decisions that affect them
  • Excellence is achieved through vision, commitment and moral leadership