Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of January 30th, 2023
"The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.' " -Dr. Maria Montessori
February 3- Choice School Application Window Closes
February 8- PreK Application Window Opens
February 17- SCCPSS e-Learning 1/2 Day
February 20- Staff Planning Day- No School for Students
February 24- Donation Dress Down Day
February 24- PreK Application Window Closes
February 25- Family Engagement Discussion
February 26-March 4- International Montessori Education Week
View the SCCPSS Academic calendar at this link.
View the SCCPSS Assessment calendar at this link.
Carnations for Sale!
Send a flower to that special someone at Ellis!
Coach Lesley is selling carnations to help raise funds for the 8th Grade Bridging ceremony.
Carnations can be purchased through School Cash Online.
**Make sure to fill out this form (also linked on the payment page) so Coach Lesley knows who to give the carnations to and what you want the card to say.**
Carnations will be delivered before dismissal on Tuesday, February 14th.
Get Savannah Bananas Tickets Here!
Charles Ellis Montessori Night at the Bananas
vs. The Party Animals
Saturday, February 25th, at 7pm (Gates open at 5:30pm)
Buy your tickets at this link.
**Deadline to purchase is February 11th.** After this date, any remaining tickets will be released back to the Bananas to sell. So get yours now!
Summer Language Camp
The CI Summit and SCCPSS Language Camps are from July 11-14, 2023 at Woodville-Tompkins High School located at 151 Coach Joe Turner Street, Savannah, GA 31408.
Transportation is NOT provided.
Camp teachers will use Acquisition-Driven Instruction methods to lead classes.
Camp hours are 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Students are encouraged to bring snacks.
If you are registering more than one child, complete a separate registration form for each child.
- Spanish – Elementary grades 3-5 (Beginning)
- Spanish - Middle grades 6-8 (Beginning)
- Spanish – Middle/High grades 7-12 (Intermediate)
- Mandarin (Chinese) – Middle/High grades 7-12 (Beginning)
- French – Middle/High grades 7-12 (Beginning)
- Spanish for Heritage Learners – Elementary/Middle grades 4-6
- English Language Learners – Elementary/Middle grades 5-6
Students can register for courses one grade above their current grade, For example, students currently in grade 2 may register for the grade 3 courses.
See form below for a QR code to sign-up your student(s).
SCCPSS Choice Program
Visit the SCCPSS website for more information and the link to the application.
**Please note**: If you have a student currently in Pre-K at Ellis, you MUST fill out the application for them to have preference at Ellis for kindergarten.**
Pre-K Application Window
Visit the SCCPSS website for more information.
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 January 17th-February 3rd, our school-wide Grace & Courtesy emphasis is SELF-DISCIPLINE.
The language for identifying/naming SELF-DISCIPLINE in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I do what is right for me to do--not just what I want to do-- I am acting with Self-Discipline.
- When I do what is good for me and other people--not just what is good for me--I am acting with Self-Discipline.
- When I stop my hurtful thoughts, feelings, words, and actions from hurting myself or hurting someone else, I am acting with Self-Discipline.
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