The Ely Happening

November, 2021

We are Thankful at Ely!!

Dear Ely Families,

It's hard to believe that we are almost finished with the 1st quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. Just as a reminder that the end of the quarter ends this coming Friday. Our students and teachers have been working so hard this year and we are truly thankful for ALL of their hard work and dedication this school year. Your child's teacher will be reaching out if they have not already done so to begin scheduling your Fall Conference.

Parents and Families thank you so much for your continued support this school year. As always if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the school. Also, don't forget to set your clocks back one hour this coming weekend.

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Go Pioneers!

Ely Awards Assemblies

We are excited to be able to celebrate the great things that our students have accomplished throughout this 1st Quarter. Please note that if your child is receiving an award you will receive an invitation from your child's teacher. We ask all visitors coming to Ely for the Awards Assemblies to please wear a mask. Below is the dates and times of our 1st Quarter Awards Assemblies:

3rd/4th Grade-Wednesday, November 17 @ 9:30 (Cafeteria)

1st/2nd Grade-Thursday, November 18 @ 9:30 (Cafeteria)

KG-Friday, November 19 @ 9:30 (Cafeteria)

Below you will find the Awards Criteria

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

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  • 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.
  • 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:

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.

Please see below for a few reminders:

  • Please make sure you are pulling all the way forward
  • 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.
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Counselor Connection

Fall Conferences

Fall conferences are just a couple of weeks away. Your child's teacher should be reaching out to schedule a Fall Conference to discuss your child's progress so far during the 2021-2022 school. Please note that you may choose to have a virtual, in person or phone conference (just make sure that you communicate with your child's teacher how you would like to have your conference).

Ely Fall Conferences

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 3:30-8pm

Ely Elementary School

Ely Fall Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 3:30-8pm

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

Parent Involvement

Ely Pride Parent Group

Each month our Ely Pride Parent group meets directly after Coffee & Donuts With The Principal. Please make sure to mark your calendar for the next meeting in November.

Ely Pride Parent Group Meeting

Friday, Nov. 19th, 10am-12pm

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

We had a great turn-out for our September and October Coffee & Donuts With The Principal. If you were unable to make this meeting I encourage you to attend one of our future upcoming meetings. See below for the schedule.

Coffee & Donuts With The Principal

Friday, Nov. 19th, 9:30-10am

312 Gulf Road

Elyria, OH

After School Tutoring at Ely

Beginning Thursday, November 18th we will be offering after school tutoring at Ely Elementary. Tutoring will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30. If you received a permission slip please make sure that you turn it back in to your child's teacher. Make sure that you indicate on the form if you would like bussing provided for your child or if you will pick them at 4:30 after tutoring.

Please note that students were selected based on benchmark assessment scores and classroom data. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your child's teacher.

Ely Pride Winners

Each week we select three students have been nominated by their teachers for showing Ely Pride: Being Responsible, Being Respectful, Being Ready To Achieve.

Students who are selected will:

-Receive a certificate

-Caught showing Pride bumper sticker


-Teacher note

-Name on the School Marquee

-Picture taken for social media

-Yard sign placed outside child's house

Monthly PBIS Events

Our October monthly PBIS event took place last Thursday and Friday. Students got to participate in a Halloween Themed Dance. We will be having another event in December for students.

In addition, students earn Pioneer Cash/Dojo points to spend at our Pioneer Store. Students can earn Pioneer Cash by: Being Responsible, Being Respectful, Being Ready To Achieve. Talk to your child about some of the cool prizes that they are able to earn at the Pioneer Store.

Elyria School Calendar Adjustment

On Monday, Nov. 22, and Tuesday, Nov. 23, students will not attend school in person. Students will be provided with assignments from their teachers so that they can learn from home on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

These assignments will not require the use of technology or Internet to be completed. Teachers will provide students with information on when the assignments are due and how they will be graded.

While students are learning from home on Nov. 22 and 23, teachers and school staff will be engaged in professional development related to classroom learning and safety. They will not be providing in-person or virtual lessons during these days; students will work independently from home on their assignments.

Thanksgiving break begins for students on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Regular in-person classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.

If you have any questions on this calendar change, please contact us.

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

Ely is Thankful for Our Amazing Custodial Staff

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Ely Remembers Coach Bogard

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Saying Goodbye To Ana Beltran

Ely, would like to wish Ana Beltran a Happy Retirement. We are truly Thankful for your years of service at Ely and with the Elyria City School District. Best of luck on your next adventure.

COVID-19 Updates

Please make sure that your student is remembering to bring a clean mask with them each day, it is a good idea to give them a backup in their book bag too.

Masks must be worn by students in preschool through sixth grade until further notice.

Visitors to our buildings are required to wear masks.

A critical reminder: Students and staff should not come to school if they are showing ANY signs of illness, such as headache or fever, cough, sneezing, shortness of breath, stomachache, etc.

This cannot be overemphasized: Please do not come to school if you are feeling ill.

The CDC provides excellent guidance on symptoms of illness and symptoms of COVID-19.


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