Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of May 23rd, 2022
"The role of education is to interest the child profoundly in an external activity to which he will give all his potential." - Dr. Maria Montessori
School Council Nominations
The deadline to apply is TONIGHT, Friday, May 20, 2022 at 5pm!!!
It’s that time of year…!! School Council nominations are OPEN.
The School Council is a group made up of teachers, administrators, parents, and community partners that work together to address school improvement goals. We only meet 5 times per school year, but the meetings are a great way to voice questions and offer suggestions to meet challenges.
We have three parent positions to fill, so if you would like to volunteer your services for a two-year term, or know someone who would be a great addition, please use this nomination form to submit names and info.
All parents (excluding those who work at the school) are welcome to apply!
Learn more about the amazing opportunities that he will receive with this award on the Ellis website.
Monday, May 23rd- "As Needed" medication
Tuesday, May 24th- Daily and emergency medication
Please contact Nurse Chris to schedule a curbside pick-up (firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-395-5470 Ext. 71213)
All medication remaining in the school after May 25th will be destroyed per SCCPSS policy.
If Ms. Lisa does not receive the charger OR payment for the charger by Tuesday, May 25th, a fee (stated below) will go on your student's account.
The replacement cost of chargers are as follows:
iPads (PreK-K)- $25
Chromebooks (1st-8th Grades)- $30
You may send cash or check (made payable to Ellis Montessori Academy) to school with your student to pay for the missing charger or Ms. Lisa will be posting the charge to School Cash Online, where you can pay with debit/credit card or e-check, on Tuesday, May 25th. There is information on the Ellis website about registering for a School Cash Online account if you haven't done so already.
Please note: Per SCCPSS policy, if there is a balance due on your student's account for a damaged device or lost charger, they will NOT receive a school device next school year.
If you have questions, contact Ms. Lisa (email@example.com).
Free Dress Down Day
Students should abide by the "Acceptable Dress for Non-Uniform Days" guidelines on page 17 of the 2021-2022 Student Code of Conduct.
Original Works Fundraiser
These items would make great gifts for friends and family members!
Please note: The flyer that was sent home with your student has the WRONG school code on it.
Use code: Cels (case sensitive)
All orders are shipped directly to your home!
The deadline to order is May 24th.
View this CORRECT flyer for more details.
We have a limited quantity of extra yearbooks for sale if you did not pre-order. They will be available on a first come, first served basis.
If you would like to purchase a yearbook, you can send $20 cash or check (made payable to Ellis Montessori Academy) to school with your student OR you may email Ms. Lisa for the link to pay with a debit/credit card through School Cash Online (processing fee included).
Summer Reading Resources and Much More!
Visit the Ellis Media Center website for the following resources:
- List of summer reading programs
- Live Oak Public Library Student PLAY program
- eBook access (Destiny, Sora, Epic!, etc.)
- Much more!
If your child needs any resources, please reach out to our school counselors, Mr. Wes and Ms. Rebecca. Our School Counseling Website includes all past school counseling department newsletters as well as a list of mental health professionals, if needed.
Rebecca Burkhart- Primary and Lower Elementary School Counselor
Wesley Cooper- Upper Elementary and Erdkinder School Counselor
Did you know that Charles Ellis Montessori Academy participates in a Farm to School grant?
Representatives from Savannah Victory Gardens as well as the SCCPSS Nutrition Department work with our students on a monthly basis. Students participate in program activities such as: gardening, farm visits, nutrition, local produce samples, and more. School garden activities encourage healthy eating, get children to try new foods, teach the fundamentals of good nutrition, connect children to the concept of growing seasons, promote healthy outdoor physical activity, and offer students the chance to participate in environmentally meaningful activities.
We need your help. Please complete the short care-giver survey to share your views on the importance of school nutrition and school gardening program. Thank you!
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