Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of October 31st, 2022
"Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life." -Dr. Maria Montessori
Erdkinder (7th and 8th grade) students will spend time outdoors learning lessons and doing a variety of activities at Oatland on Fridays. Their work will continue throughout the school year until the culminating event at which they will volunteer their energy and time. You will be able to see their hard work and efforts at the Child in Nature (Fairy and Gnome Festival) event in the spring.
Last week, Erdkinder students learned all about maritime forests and they created "Jack of the Wood" art on the trees.
November 1-30- PTA Read-A-Thon
November 4- PTA Wreath Sale Deadline
November 11- No School!
November 11- PTA Spirit Night w/the Ghost Pirates
November 18- Donation Dress Down Day
November 21-25- Thanksgiving Break- No School!
December 1-8- Book Fair
December 2- M.E.S.S. Holiday Party
December 8- Festival of Lights
View the SCCPSS Academic calendar at this link.
View the SCCPSS Assessment calendar at this link.
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 October 31st-November 18th, our school-wide Grace & Courtesy emphasis is FORGIVENESS.
The language for identifying/naming FORGIVENESS in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:
- When I make a mistake and say to myself, "It's OK to make a mistake. I will try to do better the next time, " I am Forgiving myself.
- When I make a mistake and say to someone who feels sad or angry at me for what I did, "I'm sorry. Is there something I can do to help make it right?" I am helping the other person to Forgive me.
- When someone hurts my feelings or does something that makes me feel sad or angry, I am practicing Forgiveness when I say to them, "I felt hurt and angry by what you said and did. Maybe what you did was an accident. If I did anything that caused you to hurt my feelings, I'm sorry and I will try to do better. I hope you feel better soon." Then I let me hurt and angry feelings go away.
Glasses Found at Fall Festival
Any student who raises $100 or more will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to the Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place in the media center the week of December 1-8, 2022.
You can find more information about this on the PTA Read-a-Thon page of the Ellis website.
Thank you for your support and happy reading!
Attention 7th & 8th Grade Art Students!
After school art instruction will be available for 7th and 8th grade students on the following dates : October 26, November 2, and November 9 from 3:00pm-4:15pm.
Lessons will focus on composition and observation drawing and are designed for Erdkinder students planning to study art at the high school level.
All supplies are provided. Students must have a signed permission form on file with Ms. Tiia in advance of the dates they wish to attend.
Students should see Ms. Tiia for a permission form if they wish to attend.
Students will be dismissed promptly at 4:15pm.
If you have questions, contact Ms. Tiia (email@example.com).
PTA Wreath Sale
The deadline to order is Friday, November 4th.
To order, visit https://sherwoodfundraiser.com/CharlesEllisPTA
Find more information on the Ellis website.
PTA Spirit Night at Ghost Pirates
The Charles Ellis Montessori Academy & the Ghost Pirates have partnered together for a fundraiser and an awesome Spirit Night of non-stop entertainment for all students, families, and teachers!
Every ticket bought through the link below will contribute to fundraising for the school. So, join in on the brand new Ghost Pirates historic season and support Charles Ellis!
Game: Friday, Nov 11 at 7:30pm vs South Carolina Stingrays
Buy your tickets at this link.
You can view all of the pumpkins on the Media Center Facebook page.
Congratulations to Audrey in room 5 who created a Moana pumpkin to display. Her name was randomly chosen in our participant raffle drawing to win a $15 gift certificate to the book fair which will be held in the media center December 1st-8th.
This week in School Counseling, Erdkinder students began a career assessment using YouScience, logging in from their PowerSchool portal.
Upper Elementary received a practical lesson on kindness, coming up with specific ideas on how to be kind to others, and to ourselves.
Lower Elementary has been reading Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, and learning how to be better advocates for ourselves, as well as how to use I-messages to express ourselves.
Next week, Primary classes will begin lessons on Safer, Smarter Kids with the leadership of prevention educators from Mary's Place of the Coastal Empire.
We thank you for your support of our comprehensive school counseling program!
If your child or someone you know could benefit from school counseling support, Backpack Buddies, or any school supplies, please let us know.
Ms. Rebecca, School Counselor, Primary & Lower Elementary
Mr. Wes, School Counselor, Upper Elementary & Erdkinder
Ms. Lauren, School Counseling Intern from Georgia Southern University
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
Ellis Montessori Academy Website
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