Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of January 16th, 2023
"Adults have not understood children or adolescents and they are, as a consequence, in continual conflict with them. The remedy is not that adults should gain some new intellectual knowledge or achieve a higher standard of culture. No, they must find a different point of departure. The adult must find within himself the still unknown error that prevents him from seeing the child as he is." -Dr. Maria Montessori
**Watch "The Erdkinder Experience" video that the students produced at the link below to learn more about the Ellis 7th and 8th grade experience.**
January 16- Dr. MLK Jr. Day- No School!
January 21- SCCPSS Student Success Expo
January 21- Choice Program Application Window Opens
January 21- Family Engagement Discussion
January 21- Choice School Application Window Opens
January 24- School Council Meeting
January 24- Prospective Family Open House (PreK-3rd Grades)
January 25- Prospective Family Open House (4th-8th Grades)
January 26- PTA Meeting
View the SCCPSS Academic calendar at this link.
View the SCCPSS Assessment calendar at this link.
Pre-K Application Window
Visit the SCCPSS website for more information.
Prospective Family Information
Over the next few weeks, we will be conducting classroom observations and open houses for prospective families.
If you know of any families who are interested in learning more about our school, please direct them to the "Prospective Family" page of the Ellis website.
SCCPSS Student Success Expo
The application window for the SCCPSS Choice Schools program for the 2023/2024 school year will also open on this day. You can find more information on the SCCPSS website.
Career Days! The school counseling department is excited to be planning for our upcoming career days. These are opportunities to expose our students to a variety of skills. We will be doing this in two informative events:
Career Speaker Day for Upper Elementary & Erdkinder- Tuesday, February 7, 8:30-10:00. Speakers will present brief presentations in 4th - 8th grade classrooms.
Careers on Wheels Day for Primary & Lower Elementary- Thursday, February 16, 9:30-11:00. Vehicles will be parked along McGillicuddy Lane for students to learn about vehicles of the trades.
If you have interest in participating in either of these events, please fill out this form, or online form: https://tinyurl.com/EllisCareerDays23
Ms. Rebecca, School Counselor, Primary & Lower Elementary
Mr. Wes, School Counselor, Upper Elementary & Erdkinder
Ms. Lauren, School Counseling Intern from Georgia Southern University
STEM Event Opportunity
Registration for GEID is now open for 4th-8th grade students.
Ms. Olivia is trying to organize a group from Ellis to go together. If your student is interested in this event, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beacon Volunteer Program
If you are interested in being a volunteer at Ellis, visit the SCCPSS Beacon webpage to apply.
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 4-13th, our school-wide Grace & Courtesy emphasis is UNITY & LOYALTY.
The language for identifying/naming TRUST & HONESTY in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I think that all animals, birds, bugs, plants, and people are all part of Earth's big family, I am thinking about Unity.
- When I look at all the ways people who look and talk different than I do are like me, I am thinking with Unity.
- When I choose to be your friend and I am your friend forever, no matter what happens, I am being Loyal.
- When whatever I do or say helps our friendship grow closer and better and I never purposely do anything to hurt you, I am being Loyal.
- When my words and actions are the same as the love and truth of my heart, I am being Loyal to myself.
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