Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of March 7th, 2022
March 1-25- iReady Assessment Window
March 9- Choice Program Lottery Results Emailed to Parents (after 4pm)
March 9- Choice Program Registration Opens
March 11- Deadline to Pre-Order Yearbook
March 17-18- St. Patrick's Day Holiday- No School!
March 25- Donation Dress Down Day Supporting 8th Grade Bridging
March 25- Choice Program Registration Closes
March-28-April 1- Spring Break- No School!
The deadline to pre-order the 2021/2022 Ellis yearbook is Friday, March 11th. There will be a very limited quantity of extra yearbooks ordered, so, if you/your student want one, please use this link to reserve your copy today!
Please note: If the order link is no longer active, you may send cash or check (made payable to Ellis Montessori Academy) to school with your student.
Yearbooks are a fundraiser for our school...every little bit helps!
Purchased yearbooks will be delivered in April/May directly to your student(s).
If you have any questions, contact Ms. Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No EOY MAP Assessment Required
Several upper elementary students creatively represented our school. Check out their submissions in the adjacent slide show which follows the theme, "I care for myself by..."
Help Send Our Montessorians to Nashville
Ms. Jazmin is currently on top with a total of $70.21
Ms. Kami is a close second with a total of $62.01
Ms. Jess is coming in strong with a total of $50.01
Get those donations in by March 11th. The teacher with the highest donation amount will be pied in front of the whole school on March 14th!
Pick a teacher to PIE in the Face!
Pi Day is March 14th and we are continuing to raise funds for the AMS conference. Students get to vote for which teacher they want to see PIED in the FACE!
How can they vote? Donation jars with a picture of participating teachers will be placed in the front foyer each day. Drop in a dollar or two to cast your vote. The teacher who raises the most money will get PIED in the FACE on Pi Day!
About this fundraiser:
Ten of our teachers from Charles Ellis will be attending the American Montessori Society conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 17 - 20.
The Montessori Event is an opportunity to join other Montessori educators from around the world to collaborate, network, and attend transformative workshops to impact our Montessori practices here at Charles Ellis.
Workshops include topics such diversity, equity, innovation, inclusion, leadership, and public Montessori initiatives. Keynote speakers include innovators in the field of education and activist Ashley Judd.
Here is the link to The Montessori Event March 17-20.Attendance to the event is quite costly. Each teacher will be spending roughly $1000 out-of-pocket for registration, lodging, food, and gas.
Youth Art Month Exhibition
Saturday, March 5th, 10am-2pm
2002 Bull Street
Classes have been continuing to learn about assertiveness and self-advocacy. Primary read A Big Guy Took My Ball and learned about using I-messages. Lower Elementary read the book Yertle the Turtle and practiced the use of I-messages.
We are here for all students, and love serving our community. Resources are available on the School Counseling Website including a list of mental health professionals and relaxation activities. Please reach out if you need anything.
Rebecca Burkhart- Primary and Lower Elementary School Counselor
Wesley Cooper- Upper Elementary and Erdkinder School Counselor
You can view the pre-recorded 2022 PTA Culture Fest video at this link.
We wish to thank all the students (including Ms. Angie's Erdkinder Communications class who helped edit the video) and the community members who made this event possible.
If your student does not leave their device at school, PLEASE make sure that they bring their device to school every day, fully charged!
Students in kindergarten through 1st grade and those with testing accommodations should also have their own set of earbuds/headphones.
New Beginning Youth Art Exhibition
Congratulations to Ellis Erdkinder students, Cleo Cribbs and Ivy Parish, for having their art work selected to be a part of the exhibition. View their wonderful work on the Ellis website.
**Updated SCCPSS COVID-19 Guidelines**
A summary, full document, and infographic can be found for future reference on the Nurse's page of the Ellis website.
School-Wide Grace & Courtesy Focus
The language for identifying/naming PEACE in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I feel calm and quiet inside, when I do not let anyone or anything take away my calmness and quiet, I am feeling and being Peaceful.
- When I try to understand another person's feelings and thoughts, when I talk with him about our problems instead of hurting him or hitting him, I am being Peaceful.
- When I feel angry or scared and I help myself feel calm and quiet inside instead of hurting someone or telling someone to go away, I am practicing Peacefulness.
Teacher of the Year!
We know that Ms. Beth will represent Ellis and Montessori Education well throughout the next school year in this new role. We cannot be more proud of her hard work and accomplishment!
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