Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of February 7th, 2022
February 7-11- National School Counseling Week
February 9- Boosterthon Kick-Off
February 15- Pre-K Lottery Application Window Opens
February 15- Deadline for Culture Fest Submissions (More info below)
February 17- Boosterthon Dance Fit Event
February 20-26- Montessori Education Week
February 21- Staff Planning Day- No School for Students!
February 24- Virtual PTA Culture Fest
February 25- Donation Dress Down Day
March 4- Choice Program Lottery
March 4- Pre-K Lottery Application Window Closes
March 11- Deadline to Order Yearbook
School-Wide Grace & Courtesy Focus
The language for identifying/naming ASSERTIVENESS in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I ask for what I need or want, I am being Assertive.
- When I do or say the right thing--even when it's hard--I am being Assertive.
- When I say "no" to someone who tries to hurt me or someone else, I am being Assertive.
Ellis Showcase Video
Please take a moment to view this video and share it with your family/friends. Several teachers and students are featured as well as photos of some of the things that happen here at school. The top three schools in the district whose videos get the most views will win useful technology prizes.
Thank you for your help and support!
Charles Ellis Montessori Academy parents and families,
Our Dance Fit Fundraiser kicks off on February 9th. This program will teach students valuable character traits and help our school raise funds for our students and staff.
Leading up to the Celebration Event Day, on February 17th, students will be able to get donations from anywhere in the world for the number of minutes they dance on the day of the CEMA Bobcat Dance Fit.
Key Dates to Remember:
Giving is Open TODAY! Register on MYBOOSTER.COM, share, and give!
Program Launch on 2/9
Celebration Event on 2/17
Thanks in advance for your continued support of Charles Ellis Montessori Academy students and staff!
If your family would like to share a cultural performance (song, dance, food/recipe, etc.), please use this link to record a short video.
The deadline to submit a video is February 15th.
Carnations For Sale!
If you are buying online, you can pay at this link then make sure to fill out this Google form so Coach Lesley knows who the carnation is to, who it is from, and where to deliver the carnation (in the building).
If your student wishes to purchase in-person, please send them to see Coach Lesley in the MPR.
The deadline to order is Sunday, February 13th.
Carnations will be delivered to students on Monday, February 14th.
District Honor Band
They worked hard for this accomplishment and we know that they will represent Ellis well!
PTA Spirit Gear
*NEW* FOR A LIMITED TIME: PTA has teamed up with Boosterthon to offer a couple of limited edition spirit wear items as well as car magnets. Visit this website to order. Deadline to order these items is February 14th.
If you would like to purchase Ellis logo spirit gear (including white/navy logo polos, Ellis logo/bobcat t-shirts, fleece jackets), please visit the PTA Memberhub website:
If you haven't yet joined the PTA, you may also do that on the same site.
Thank you for your support!
Help Send Our Montessorians to Nashville
An Ellis parent has taken the initiative to create a GoFundMe campaign to help these teachers offset the cost of the trip. If you would like to donate, visit the GoFundMe website.
Please reach out if we can be of assistance to you and your family. Your input helps guide school counseling program activities, better serving the needs of 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 additional.
Rebecca Burkhart- Primary and Lower Elementary School Counselor
Wesley Cooper- Upper Elementary and Erdkinder School Counselor
*NEW* Student Illness Notification Form
After we receive your form response, a member of the Ellis Covid Contact Tracing Team will contact you. Do NOT bring your student to the school building before an Ellis staff member contacts you.
Contact Tracing Team:
In addition to completing this form, please contact your student's teacher so that they are aware of the situation and so that they can provide you with information about school work your student can do at home, if appropriate per the situation.
This form is available for future reference on the Ellis website.
The Bobcat Roar
Visit The Bobcat Roar to catch the latest episode!
Lost & Found
If you recognize an item, please tell your student to go to the ramp outside the multi-purpose room (MPR) to retrieve their item. Please leave the hanger.
Thank you for your help!
Car Rider Dismissal
Please note: Savannah PD and/or campus police may start issuing tickets to anyone who is "stacking" or blocking parked cars on 49th Street. This is a safety issue...emergency vehicles must be able to get down the street, if needed.
Thank you for your help and cooperation with this matter.
Use this link to order your copy today!
Yearbooks will be delivered in April/May to your student(s).
If you have any questions, contact Ms. Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Leopold's Creative Writing Challenge
Open to all Kindergarten-8th grade students
Entry Deadline: February 11th
Visit the Live Oak Public Library website for more information
From the Clinic
Please review the flowchart on the Nurse's page of the Ellis website.
If your student has been vaccinated for Covid-19, please send a copy of the vaccination card to Nurse Chris and Mr. Wes (email@example.com) for our records.
Nurse Chris' email address has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your student is classified as a "Close Contact" with someone who has COVID-19 at school, you will receive a phone call from someone on the Ellis Contact Tracing team.
- If your student is vaccinated and identified as a close contact, you will be notified, but you will not need to pick them up right away.
- If your student is NOT vaccinated, you will be asked to pick them up immediately.
- Whether your student is vaccinated or not, you will be sent a letter via email outlining further instructions including when you should get your student tested and how long they should quarantine. You can view that letter template on the Nurse's page of the Ellis school website for your future reference.
PLEASE make sure that you correct contact information (both phone numbers and email addresses!) on file in PowerSchool.
Here's how you can enroll and participate in just a few steps:
- Visit publix.com/partners and select our school: Charles Ellis Montessori- Savannah, GA
- Provide your phone number every time you check out at Publix.
- Publix will donate a portion of qualifying purchases to our school!
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