Hive Happenings!

August 2021

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A Message from Principal Meneses


Ellison Families,


Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! This is our summer newsletter, outlining information you won't want to miss! As you'll see below, we expect a wonderful start to the new school year and can't wait!!


We've spent the summer working hard to make this our best year yet! It’s definitely exciting to have new students and staff members joining our school family. My heart is absolutely beaming with pride for you to meet our new staff! In addition to ensuring we have the most qualified educators, we've also been working diligently on redefining and cultivating our campus mission, vision, and core beliefs. Many of our teachers were part of this important work! Research shows that developing a vision and mission statement is crucial to the success of an organization. Our mission and vision statements define our greatest hopes, aspirations, and clearly communicate our commitment to our students and community. We hope that our new and improved mission and vision inspire you as much as it has inspired us to conquer ahead!


At Ellison, our daily mission is to put students first! Our vision is that every day, every student will grow as compassionate, innovative, leaders! #TogetherWeSwarm


Over the next few weeks, our teachers and staff will continue preparing for the new school year through book studies, retreats, and professional development. Our work is heavily based on ensuring that we are fully prepared to provide daily learning experiences in which all students are highly engaged, where they feel loved and respected, and where their individual academic and social-emotional needs are met through targeted instruction.


As Ellison's proud principal, one of my favorite back-to-school events is Popsicles with the Principal and PTA! On Wednesday, August 11th, we invite all kindergarten and first grade families as well as all new to Ellison families in grades 2-5 to this event that will help us kick off the new year! This will be a great way to connect with other families and with some of our BEES staff. Children will be able to tour the school, visit a classroom, and explore the playground. This is also a wonderful opportunity for students who remained virtual last year and are excited to return to in-person learning. Parents, you'll be able to mingle, purchase PTA spirit wear, and become a PTA member. We look forward to this exciting event. Please also mark your calendar for our annual Meet the Teacher event. See details below.


On behalf of our entire faculty, thank you for the privilege of allowing us to serve your family. We look forward to the year ahead!


Sincerely,


Principal Meneses

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IMPORTANT DATES


Garden Clean Up Day- 8/7


Popsicles with the Principal and PTA!- 8/11


Look out for a special phone call/ email from your teacher!- 8/17


Meet the Teacher- 8/19


First Day of School- 8/23


PTA Meeting/ Parent Orientation- 9/14 (details to come)

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Will your child be starting Kinder, 1st, or is NEW to Ellison?

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¿Su hijo va a Kinder, 1er grado o es NUEVO en Ellison?

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MEET YOUR TEACHER!

Buzz, buzz, buzz! All families will be buzzed via phone and email by the evening of Tuesday, August 17th! Look out for a warm and welcoming message from your teacher. “Bee” sure to mark your calendar for our annual “Meet the Teacher” on Thursday, August 19th. Check out the flyer below for details you won't want to miss! See you there! #EllisonReunited #LeadersGrowingLeaders
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Let the good times Roll! We can't wait for the 1st week of school!

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Support our PTA!

Not only are all of their products cool, proceeds from their sales come directly back to our students! Thanks to PTA, our little bees have been blessed with new additions to our playground and our teachers will have an opportunity to apply for a PTA grant. Please continue to support PTA, and our Ellison bees!


Click below to visit our wonderful PTA site. With a click of a button, you'll be able to purchase spirit gear, which students are encouraged to use on the first day of school and every Friday of the year!

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE BEES PTA WEBSITE

Become a PTA member and shop for your favorite Bees gear!

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Bonnie Ellison Elementary School

Ellison is the place to “bee”- Growing, learning, and building our hive together!