Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of March 6, 2023
"There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony, and the beauty in nature." - Dr. Maria Montessori
Happy Youth Art Month!
March 6- PTA Boosterthon Fun Run Kick-Off
March 8- Choice Program Lottery Registration Window Opens
March 8- Georgia Walk and Roll to School Day
March 8- Choice Program Lottery Results Sent Out
March 9- Fourth 9-Week Period Begins
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!
March 24- Choice Program Lottery Registration Window Closes
March 29- Kindergarten Orientation
March 30- Science Night
March 31- Donation Dress Down Day
View the SCCPSS Academic calendar at this link.
View the SCCPSS Assessment calendar at this link.
Boosterthon Early Registration Raffle
The Bobcat Boosterthon Fun Run event officially kicks off on March 6th, but REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
If you register your student(s) BEFORE March 6th, you will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card.
Register your student(s) at http://mybooster.com/
Visit the Ellis website (https://spwww.sccpss.com/sch.../ellis/Pages/Boosterthon.aspx) for more information about the Boosterthon.
Youth Art Month-Kick Off Event
March is Youth Art Month.
There will be a kick-off event to celebrate young artists THIS SATURDAY.
Art, Art Activities, and More!
Saturday, March 4th (10am-2pm)
Bull Street Library
Check out the Ellis display (shown below) which includes a collaborative piece of art by lower elementary students and a QR code that highlights our school's learning garden. The art will be displayed throughout the month of March at the Bull St. Library.
P.A.C.K. Donations Needed
If you can donate, your child can bring the boxes to the media center and we will ensure that they get delivered to P.A.C.K.
Spring is nearly here, and we're excited to share with you our March newsletter. To view, click here. This month, all students in grades 1st through 8th will receive child safety lessons using the Monique Burr curriculum presented by educators from Mary's Place. If you would not like your child to receive these lessons, please return this opt out form to your child's teacher: 1st-6th, 7th-8th. Note that a hard copy is being sent home as well.
Let us know how we can be of service. Thanks for partnering with us!
Ms. Rebecca, School Counselor, Primary & Lower Elementary
Mr. Wes, School Counselor, Upper Elementary & Erdkinder
Ms. Lauren, School Counseling Intern from Georgia Southern University
Student PLAY Program
Did you know?
The Student PLAY (PINES Library Access for Youth) Program gives public school students free access to Live Oak Public Library (LOPL) resources and services.
- Students use their student ID/lunch number just like a library card. (Found in PowerSchool)
- The program is free and access to public library resources and services is free.
Visit the LOPL website for more information.
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 20th - March 10th, our school-wide Grace & Courtesy emphasis is PEACE.
The language for identifying/naming PEACE in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I feel calm and quiet inside, when I do not let anyone or anything take away my calmness and quiet, I am feeling and being Peaceful.
- When I try to understand another person's feelings and thoughts, when I talk with him about our problems instead of hurting him or hitting him, I am being Peaceful.
- When I feel angry or scared and I help myself feel calm and quiet inside instead of hurting someone or telling someone to go away, I am practicing Peacefulness.
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.
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