Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of February 20, 2023
"Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child." -Dr. Maria Montessori
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.
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.
Water Bottles NEEDED
Until the school receives updated guidance from the District, every student should have a re-fillable bottle to use so they can stay hydrated throughout the day.
Thank you for your help with this important health and safety matter.
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.
A big thank you to all of our participants in this year's Careers on Wheels event.
Students in Primary and Lower Elementary learned from career presenters alongside their work vehicles.
We are so appreciative of these volunteers:
Adams Limo, Amari Adams
Chatham County Police, Officer Joseph Saia
Chatham EMS ambulance, Savannah Foxx
Savannah Fire Department, Truck 1
Chatham County Mosquito Control
WTOC Storm Chaser, Dave Turley
City of Savannah street sweeper
City of Savannah dump truck
Savannah Police Department Mounted Patrol
Savannah Police Department SWAT
Krazian, Ly Vo
Ms. Rebecca, School Counselor, Primary & Lower Elementary
Mr. Wes, School Counselor, Upper Elementary & Erdkinder
Ms. Lauren, School Counseling Intern from Georgia Southern University
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).
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).
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