Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of March 27, 2023

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"We are the sowers- our children are those who reap. We labor so that future generations will be better and nobler than we are."- Dr. Maria Montessori

Pictured above: Erdkinder (7th and 8th grade) students cheer on their schoolmates during the Boosterthon Fun Run.

In case you missed the great news: We EXCEEDED our Boosterthon fundraising goal! We could not have done it without our amazing school community. These funds will be used by the PTA to support activities and projects throughout our school. THANK YOU!

Important Dates

March 25- Family Engagement Discussion
March 28- School Council Meeting

March 29- Kindergarten Orientation

March 30- Science Night

March 31- Donation Dress Down Day

April 3-7- Spring Break- No School!

April 13- Spring Band/Chorus Concert

April 18- GMAS Assessments Begin (See SCCPSS Assessment calendar)

April 20- PTA Meeting

View the SCCPSS Academic calendar at this link.

View the SCCPSS Assessment calendar at this link.

Family Engagement Discussion

Join us...tomorrow!!

The next Family Engagement discussion will be Saturday, March 25th, at 9:30am in the Ellis Media Center.

This month's discussion will include:

  • Developing Independent Problem Solvers
  • The Power of Questions...and Listening
  • Technology Use

Coffee and childcare will be provided...please join us!

Our students need your help!

Stefan & Caleb, 5th and 6th grade Ellis students, have started a petition to end Daylight Savings Time in Georgia.

Click this link to read more about their cause and to sign their petition. They would also appreciate it if you could share this link on your social media pages.

They are very confident and have high hopes that, with our school community's support, they can reach their goal of 10,000 signatures!

School Council Meeting

The next School Council meeting is Tuesday, March 28th, at 3:30pm in the Ellis Media Center.

The Ellis School Council advocates for our school at the district-level and beyond. Meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend.

Science Night

Ellis Science Night will be held on Thursday, March 30th, from 5-6:30pm.

Ellis students and adult volunteers will be having science demonstrations, experiments, and activities for students and their families to explore.

Please join us!

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten orientation is set by the district for Wednesday, March 29th, at 9:30am.

If your student will be at Ellis for kindergarten during the 2023/2024 school year, please join us for this informal meeting if you are able.


The next donation dress down day is Friday, March 31st.

This month, all proceeds will support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Click here for more information on how to donate.

SMF Explorer Pass

The Savannah Music Festival (SMS) has a fresh new initiative: the Explorer Pass.

SMF wants to inspire all SCCPSS students and give them access to a first-class musical experience.

With the Explorer Pass, young people in our community, along with their adult chaperones, will be able to attend SMF general admission performances ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Download and/or present the PDF document attached below for admission.

Visit the SMS website for more information!

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Free Books for First Year Students!

Thanks to a grant from Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and International Paper, all 1st year students received three free books of their choosing to add to their home libraries on Friday, March 16th.

RIF.org has resources (activity sheets, book recommendations, etc.) for parents to help encourage your students to read. Visit the parent resource page of their website for more information.

Hooray for books! Happy reading, Bobcats!

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 March 13th-31st, our school-wide Grace & Courtesy emphasis is COMPASSION.

The language for identifying/naming Compassion in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff:

  • When I care about other people as I care about myself, I am feeling Compassion.
  • When I see that other people are feeling hurt or sad and I do something to help them feel better, I am acting with Compassion.

Beacon Volunteer Program

We are so happy to welcome volunteers back into the building this year.

However, all volunteers MUST be approved through the SCCPSS Beacon Volunteer Program.

If you are interested in being a volunteer at Ellis, visit the SCCPSS Beacon webpage to apply.

Contact US!


Ms. Tanya Melville


Vice Principal

Patrice Prince


Student Information Specialist

Ms. Ja'Dayia Coleman-Kennedy


Information Specialist Clerk

Ms. Lucy Holloway


School Secretary

Ms. Patricia Solomon-Brown


Library Media Technology Specialist

PTA Teacher Liaison

Ms. Lisa O'Donnell