The Ely Happening

December, 2022

A Message From Mr. Easton

Dear Ely Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Break and you were able to spend time with family and friends. This past month we had a bunch of fun activities and events for our students to participate in. We were able to celebrate our students during our 1st Quarter Awards Assembly. Our 2nd Grade students participated in Chinese New Year. Our 4th Grade Students participated in Turkey Bowl as part of their monthly incentive. Finally, several students were able to participate in Duct Taping Principal Jones to the wall before Thanksgiving Break.

Beginning next week we will be having our Holiday Santa Shop at Ely. The Ely Pride Parent Group is looing for anyone who would be interested in helping out with this event. If you are able to help, please email Kate

Before winter break we will be having holiday class parties at Ely Elementary School on December 20. Please note that the room parents will be reaching out to all parents of your child's class for what activities and supplies are needed. We encourage you to join us for the Holiday Parties to celebrate with you and your child.

Please make sure that you are connected to your child's teachers dojo. This will be the quickest and easiest way to communicate about your child with their teacher. In addition, please make sure to follow Ely Elementary School on Class Dojo to receive school updates and reminders.

With the Holiday Season around the corner, the weather in Northeast Ohio is starting to become a little chillier. Please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather. If you are in need of winter clothing (i.e. hats, gloves, jackets, etc..) please reach out to Ceara Carrers

As always I encourage you to reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns. Together we are going to continue to make this school year "The Best Year Ever" as we transition into the Holiday Break.


Principal Easton

Go Pioneers!

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures



  • Parents please make sure you are pulling all the way forward in the morning
  • Your child can exit the vehicle anywhere along the sidewalk
  • Please note that the tardy bell rings at 9:10. Any child being dropped off after this time their parent will need to sign them in the front office.
  • Please turn right out of the parking lot during the indicated times on the sign to help with traffic in the car loop.
  • Please do not park in the small loop-this loop is for daycare and busses only.
  • Parent please only have your child get out of your vehicle on the passenger side. They should not be getting on the drivers side as this can cause a safety concern


Car Rider:

I just wanted to say thank for you all of your support this year during dismissal. Our dismissal process this year has been much smoother than last year. One main reason for the success this year is that cars are turning right out of the parking lot to avoid a back-up in the car rider line. Please continue to turn right to allow for a quick flow of traffic through car rider dismissal.

Any parent/guardian picking up a student in the car rider line will need to make sure that their car rider tag is visible in the car. Please note that the purpose for this car rider tag is to ensure a safe and smooth dismissal at Ely. Parents please make sure that you are leaving your car rider tag up in the car till your child gets into the car.

Please see below for a few reminders:

  • Please make sure you are pulling all the way forward
  • Please try to avoid backing up traffic on Ohio Street and Gulf. You may use the smaller parking lot located closest to Gulf (American Legion).
  • Please stay in your car. If you do need to get out of your car to help your child, please use a parking spot
  • Please have your child load and unload on the curbside of the school (passenger side of car) for your child's safety
  • Please do not park in the bus/day care rider loop. You may use the provided parking spaces.
  • Please turn right out of the parking lot during the indicated times on the sign to help with traffic in the car loop.

Parent Involvement & Resoucres

Parent Cafe

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 9:30am

Ely Elementary School

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Santa Shop Is Coming To Ely!!

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Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

I encourage you to join us on our Monthly Coffee & Donuts With The Principal. This is a great time to stay informed of everything happening at Ely.

Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 9:30am

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

The Teacher Giving Tree!!

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Ely Winter Family Fun Night

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Ely Winter Family Fun Night

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 6pm

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

Transportation Information

Firstview Bus information

First Student offers a live tracking app called FirstView that makes it easy for parents to follow the progress of their student's bus before and after school. This is helpful to allow you to see your students bus and in the event of a delay you could get the information quickly.

You can sign up here:

Stay Informed With Ely & ECS

Text alerts from Elyria City Schools

Have you opted in to receive text messages from Elyria Schools?

If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to receive automatic text messages from Elyria Schools.

This is a valuable tool in an emergency or when there's important, time-sensitive information to share.

The service is free and opting in is easy. Parents or guardians simply need to send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district's short code number at 67587.

Just as simple, you can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop.”

The text feature and the robocall system are tied directly a student's contact information that is on file with your child's school. Please make sure this information is kept up-to-date to ensure you continue receiving calls or texts from Elyria Schools.

Petey Podcast

Check out the latest Petey Podcast with as well as previous episodes.

Petey Podcast Episodes

Ely Class Dojo

Make sure to follow us on Class Dojo!!

2nd & 3rd Grade Concert

Thursday, Dec. 8th, 6pm

600 West Avenue

Elyria, OH

Message From Nurse McCall

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A Look Back At November At Ely

Ely 2nd Grade Celebrates Chinese New Year

Ely 2nd Grade Celebrate Chinese New Year

Elyria Belief Statements

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  • Learners thrive when school is engaging and personally meaningful
  • All Pioneers have a voice in decisions that affect them
  • Excellence is achieved through vision, commitment and moral leadership