Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of December 5, 2022
"There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all the life to be found around them..." -Dr. Maria Montessori
December 1-8- Book Fair
December 8- Festival of Lights
December 16- Donation Dress Down Day
December 16- End of Second 9-Week Period
December 19-January 2- Winter Break
January 3- Staff Planning Day- No school for students!
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View the SCCPSS Assessment calendar at this link.
The Book Fair is OPEN!
The book fair will be open during regular school hours (8am-3:30pm) every day except for Thursday, December 8th, when we will be open UNTIL 5:30pm (when the Festival of Lights will begin).
Parents/guardians are welcome to attend the book fair with (or without!) their students, but they need to sign into the front office first.
Forget the cash! You can add money to your student(s) eWallet account on the Ellis Book Fair website.
Find more information about the Book Fair on the Ellis website.
Festival of Lights
The PTA Festival of Lights will take place on December 8th at 5:30pm.
There will be performances by Primary/Lower Elementary students, Upper Elementary Chorus, and the symphonic band.
Come early or stay after school...the book fair will be open until the performances start at 5:30pm!
The 8th grade bridging club will be selling ornaments at the event to raise money for their bridging ceremony. There are several different types of ornaments to choose from (see images below). The wood slice and glass bulb are $5/each and the snowman, reindeer, and gingerbread cookie ornaments are $1/each.
For more information, visit the Ellis website.
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 November 28th-December 16th, our school-wide Grace & Courtesy emphasis is TRUST & HONESTY.
The language for identifying/naming TRUST & HONESTY in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I say to myself, "I know I can learn to do this" -- even if it's something that is very hard for me to do-- I am Trusting myself.
- When someone promises me something and I feel sure they will keep their promise, I am Trusting them.
- When I do what I promise I will do, I am acting with Trust.
- When I tell myself the truth about what I think, how I feel or what I did, I am being Honest.
- When I tell someone the truth about what I think, how I feel or what I did, I am being Honest.
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
Ellis Montessori Academy Website
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