Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of December 12, 2022
"The child has a different relation to his environment from ours...the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul. He incarnates in himself all in the world about that his eyes see and his ears hear." -Dr. Maria Montessori
December 16- Donation Dress Down Day
December 16- Make Up Picture Packets and/or Money Due
December 16- End of Second 9-Week Period
December 19-January 2- Winter Break
January 3- Staff Planning Day- No school for students!
January 4- Beginning of Third 9-Week Period
January 16- MLK Jr. Day- No School!
January 21- SCCPSS Student Success Expo
January 21- Choice Program Application Window Opens
View the SCCPSS Academic calendar at this link.
View the SCCPSS Assessment calendar at this link.
Make-Up Photo Packets
Please return the packets and/or money (if you wish to purchase any photos) back to school by Friday, December 16th.
Make checks payable to Strawbridge.
If you have questions, contact Ms. Lisa (email@example.com).
This month, we will supporting Loop It Up Savannah.
For more information, visit the Ellis website.
Ornaments for Sale
Contact Coach Lesley (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to purchase.
Choose from gingerbread, snowman, or reindeer.
Wood slice with Ellis logo and 2022 charm.
Ball with card that says "This ribbon is special for both me and you! If we take it out and measure it, we'll remember how little I was in 2022!"
Top Ranked Stock Market Game Team
This team of students in Mr. William's 6th grade GEP class are the top ranked team (#1 in SCCPSS Elementary/K-8 schools and #2 in SCCPSS overall) in the GCEE's Stock Market Game.
There will be an online awards ceremony next week, and they have been invited to attend a reception for in-person recognition in the Spring at Atlanta's Fox Theater.
Excellent work, Bobcats!
Making Marks: A Community Exhibition
The opening reception for this exhibition is this weekend...see flyer below for information about the event.
As the winter holiday approaches, we wanted to thank everyone for the massive support of our Angel Tree project. In classrooms, we've been working with all students on personal responsibility. Read more in our December newsletter.
Ms. Rebecca, School Counselor, Primary & Lower Elementary
Mr. Wes, School Counselor, Upper Elementary & Erdkinder
Ms. Lauren, School Counseling Intern from Georgia Southern University
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
Click here to view the new Charles Ellis Montessori Academy website.
Please visit the SCCPSS website regularly for the most up-to-date district information.