Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, 24th August 2020

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"If help and salvation are to come , they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men." Maria Montessori

"Beware the Ides of March"

When I returned to the building back in June, it was eerily quiet and the strangest , most gut-wrenching thing, was the date that remained on many classroom whiteboards -

Friday 13th March, scripted in beautiful cursive. Two days later would be the Ides of March. Both dates are often associated with portents of doom, but the Ides of March, in Roman times, was also the deadline for paying off any outstanding debts. What debts had we as humans incurred that would cause our world to spin into apparent chaos?

Turn now to this past Wednesday, August 19th, not a remarkable date in our minds under normal circumstances. The building was again eerily quiet and, despite the anticipation of the sky falling down and everything we had worked towards falling apart, it would have appeared to the lay person, as being a fairly uneventful day. However, I knew in the background much was happening. The Charles Ellis Montessori Community was up and running, fulfilling our mission to "Educate the Whole Child for a Whole World". The BIG WORK was underway both in the building and in the ether. Never in arrears, we were contributing to the coffers, paying it forward with kindness and love.

And did you know? August 19th was World Humanitarian Day.

Serendipity prevails and we are given a signal of HOPE!

Student Schedules by Developmental Level

Primary Schedule PreK & Kindergarten

Lower Elementary Schedule - !st, 2nd, & 3rd Grades

Upper Elementary Schedule - 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades

Erdkinder Schedule - 7th & 8th Grades

Student Passwords & Device Distribution


Phase Two

Our school is awaiting more devices from SCCPSS - when those are received, Phase Two of distribution will begin.

Counselors Corner

Our school counselors play a vital role in student success. Visit our site for helpful information and support.

Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ivey are excited to be starting School Counseling Instruction this week!

Zoom links for Counseling Instruction will be on classroom's ItsLearning Page and/or you will receive a link from the classroom teacher.

Charles Ellis Montessori Academy School Counseling Website:

Ellis School Counseling Info for families: tinyurl.com/EllisSchoolCounselingInfo

Savannah Area Potential Virtual Learning Childcare-

While we know home may be the safest place during this time, sometimes it's difficult when parents are working. Here are some options we have become aware of. Note that space is limited and some may already be booked:


From the Clinic

Please make sure that all immunizations are up to date and that you have processed documentation with Nurse Chris. Please contact her via email Christine O'Boyle <Christine.O'Boyle@sccpss.com> if you have any questions.

Listen to a message from Nurse Chris

and view Important Information on our

Virtual Open House Site.


Listen to a message from Ms. Barbara, School Nutritionist,

and view Important Information regarding School Lunches

on our Virtual Open House Site.

Athletics - Go Bobcats!

The district has cancelled athletics for grades 6-8. View the Athletics page of our Virtual Open House for a message from Coach Lesley.

Join Ellis PTA!

PTA is hosting a School Supply Pickup on Sunday, August 16th for any Ellis student in need of school supplies.

Donations of school supplies will be accepted until Friday, August 14th.

For more details and messages from PTA members, visit the PTA page of our Virtual Open House


The establishment of a school council is intended to bring parents and the community together with teachers and school administrators to create better understanding of and mutual respect for each other's concerns and to share ideas for school improvement. Visit the School Council page of our Virtual Open House for more information.

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