The Ely Happening

February, 2023

A Message From Mr. Easton

Dear Ely Families,

And just like that we are a little over half way through the school year. Our students have been working so hard this school year. We had the privilege of celebrating their accomplishments this past week during our 2nd Quarter Awards Assemblies.

The weather in Northeast Ohio is not warming up anytime soon. With that being said please make sure that your child is dressed for the colder weather. If you are in need of winter clothing (i.e. hats, gloves, jackets, etc..) please reach out to Ceara Carrers

With the start of the 3rd Quarter we are just a short time away from our State Testing (OST) for our 3rd and 4th Grade students. If you have any concerns or questions about the upcoming testing please make sure to reach out to your child's teacher. OST Testing Dates:

  • March 28th (3rd Grade ELA)
  • March 29th (4th Grade ELA)
  • March 30th (3rd Grade ELA)
  • March 31st (4th Grade ELA)
  • April 25th (3rd Grade Math)
  • April 26th (4th Grade Math)
  • April 27th (3rd Grade Math)
  • April 28th (4th Grade Math)

We have several exciting activities and events coming up at Ely Elementary. Next week on February 9th our students will be able to participate in our 2nd Quarter PBIS event. Rick Smith Jr. (magician, illusionist and entertainer) will be out for this exciting event for our students. We will also be having another family night on Thursday March 9th. This will be an after school event and we encourage all families and students to join us for our Ely Game Night.

As always I encourage you to reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns. Together we are going to continue to make this school year "The Best Year Ever" as we head into the 2nd Semester.


Principal Easton

Go Pioneers!

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures



  • Parents please make sure you are pulling all the way forward in the morning
  • Your child can exit the vehicle anywhere along the sidewalk
  • Please note that the tardy bell rings at 9:10. Any child being dropped off after this time their parent will need to sign them in the front office.
  • Please turn right out of the parking lot during the indicated times on the sign to help with traffic in the car loop.
  • Please do not park in the small loop-this loop is for daycare and busses only.
  • Parent please only have your child get out of your vehicle on the passenger side. They should not be getting on the drivers side as this can cause a safety concern


Car Rider:

I just wanted to say thank for you all of your support this year during dismissal. Our dismissal process this year has been much smoother than last year. One main reason for the success this year is that cars are turning right out of the parking lot to avoid a back-up in the car rider line. Please continue to turn right to allow for a quick flow of traffic through car rider dismissal.

Any parent/guardian picking up a student in the car rider line will need to make sure that their car rider tag is visible in the car. Please note that the purpose for this car rider tag is to ensure a safe and smooth dismissal at Ely. Parents please make sure that you are leaving your car rider tag up in the car till your child gets into the car.

Please see below for a few reminders:

  • Please make sure you are pulling all the way forward
  • Please try to avoid backing up traffic on Ohio Street and Gulf. You may use the smaller parking lot located closest to Gulf (American Legion).
  • Please stay in your car. If you do need to get out of your car to help your child, please use a parking spot
  • Please have your child load and unload on the curbside of the school (passenger side of car) for your child's safety
  • Please do not park in the bus/day care rider loop. You may use the provided parking spaces.
  • Please turn right out of the parking lot during the indicated times on the sign to help with traffic in the car loop.

Attendance Wars At Ely

Beginning Monday, February 6th we will be having an Attendance War incentive for our students. During this two week period we will be looking for the grade level with the highest percentage of attendance. The grade level that has the highest percentage of attendance over this two week period will earn a popcorn party and a movie.

Parent Involvement & Resoucres

Valentine's Day Parties

Our Valentine's Day Parties will be taking place on Friday, February 10th at 2:00PM. The teachers will be reaching out to the room parents to help organize the class parties. If you have any particular questions please reach out to your child's teacher.

Ely Spring Conferences

Ely Spring Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 23 from 3:30-7:00. Please note that we will be using PTC fast again for sign-ups. Teachers will be reaching out to schedule conferences. If you are wishing to have a conference please make sure to reach out to your child's teacher.

Ely Parent Meeting

Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2pm

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

I encourage you to join us on our Monthly Coffee & Donuts With The Principal. This is a great time to stay informed of everything happening at Ely.

Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 9:30am

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

Stay Informed With Ely & ECS

Text alerts from Elyria City Schools

Have you opted in to receive text messages from Elyria Schools?

If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to receive automatic text messages from Elyria Schools.

This is a valuable tool in an emergency or when there's important, time-sensitive information to share.

The service is free and opting in is easy. Parents or guardians simply need to send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district's short code number at 67587.

Just as simple, you can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop.”

The text feature and the robocall system are tied directly a student's contact information that is on file with your child's school. Please make sure this information is kept up-to-date to ensure you continue receiving calls or texts from Elyria Schools.

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Elyria Belief Statements

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  • Learners thrive when school is engaging and personally meaningful
  • All Pioneers have a voice in decisions that affect them
  • Excellence is achieved through vision, commitment and moral leadership