Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, May 3, 2021
April 19-May 11- GMAS Testing
May 3-7- PTA Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3-5- Cohort A In-Person Instructional Days
May 5- Bike/Walk to School Day (Cohort A)
May 6- Bike/Walk to School Day (Cohort B)
May 6-7- Cohort B In-Person Instructional Days
May 12- Field Day (Cohort A)
May 13- "Pop Up" Spring Art Show (See info below to submit your student(s) work)
May 14- Field Day (Cohort B)
May 21- Last Day of School!
School-Wide Grace & Courtesy Focus
The Language for Identifying/Naming the Qualities of Acceptance from the "Self- Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I feel peaceful about things I cannot change and I try to live happily with them, I am acting with Acceptance.
- When I feel peaceful about people I cannot change and I try to live happily with them, I am acting with Acceptance.
National Bike to School Day
Celebrate on May 5th (Cohort A) and May 6th (Cohort B) by walking or biking to school with your family. Ms. Patra will be at Circle Park from 7:25-7:50am to encourage you. Please complete the Covid safety screening prior to heading to Circle Park.
Voting for School Council
Voting will close on May 10th.
Ellis "Pop Up" Spring Art Show
Calling all artists PK-8th Grade...we are still accepting art for the upcoming art show!
We are anticipating a pop up art event and would love to have student art submissions for the show!
There are three choices for dropping off artwork:
- Drive by Art Bin- on the Ellis front porch, drop off 8am-2pm
- Mail- Charles Ellis Montessori Academy
220 E. 49th Street
Savannah, GA 31405
Attention: Ms. Tiia
- Drop it in the basket- outside the Art Room. For students attending school in-person only.
**Please be sure to put name, grade, and teacher name on the back of the work.
E-mail any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date:
Ellis “Pop Up” Spring Art Show
May 13th, 4-6pm
Charles Ellis Front Lawn-Drive By
GMAS Testing (3rd-8th Grades) continues this week for students in the building.
Visit the "GMAS Testing Information" page on the Ellis website for more information including a schedule of the testing dates.
Share these general test day preparation tips with your students:
- Get a good night's sleep (Avoid using tech devices before going to bed).
- Pack everything you may need ahead of time (earbuds, mouse, pencil, scratch paper, snacks, etc.).
- Eat a healthy, filling breakfast (school breakfast is still FREE for all students).
- Stay calm (utilize deep breathing techniques).
- Be positive and do your best!
All Upper Elementary students continue to hear from STEAM pathway guest career speakers. This week, we've hosted a graphic designer/illustrator, an electrical engineer, and a nurse.
Erdkinder STEAM and Broadcasting students have been taking a career aptitude and interest inventory via YouScience. They will be exploring their results and doing some career research next.
Ms. Rebecca Needs Your Help:
In planning for the future of our Ellis School Counseling Program to meet the needs of all students, if you have not already, please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey: https://forms.gle/tU221X8F1mvR16EV8
Your input helps to better serve students! Thanks for your support!
Ms. Rebecca, School Counselor
or you can message me on ItsLearning
PTA Officers for 2021-2023
Co-Presidents: Kellie Groover & Emily Salzer
Co-Vice Presidents: Yael Elfassy & Amanda Fanelli
Secretary: Dionne McAffee (2nd Term)
Treasurer: Melanie Finnegan
We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to those who served on the PTA Board for the last two years. Your service to Ellis has been invaluable and appreciated!
Arts Enrichment –VACANCY
Bobcat Dads – Sean Finnegan
Campus Beautification – Jeni Brady
Communications – Sarah Smith
Cultural Diversity – Beverly Johnson
Health & Wellness – Mary Britton Senseney & Sarah Hartley
Membership – Lori Wynn
Parent Advisory – Kelly Pack & Erin Roma
School Safety – Christy Caughran
Science Enrichment – Jennifer Bailey & Lauren Wills
Special Events -- VACANCY
Teacher/Staff Appreciation – Yvette Upton
Teacher Liaison – Lisa O’Donnell
If you are interested in joining or chairing a committee, you can contact Melanie Finnegan at email@example.com.
Next PTA meeting: August 2021
Savannah Bananas Tickets
It is not too late to purchase your Savannah Bananas tickets to support the Ellis PTA!
When: Friday, May 28th, 2021
What: Savannah Bananas game admission with unlimited hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, popcorn, cookies, soda, and water
How Much: $18 (Kids 3 and Under are free!)
Join the fun as the Savannah Bananas take on the Lexington County Blowfish! Order your all-inclusive tickets online and pick up at the game.
Gates open at 5:30pm and the game starts at 7pm.
A portion of each ticket sold at the link below will be donated to the Ellis PTA. Tickets are limited, so order today!
Order your tickets here: https://ellispta.memberhub.store/store
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