Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Week of October 24th, 2022
"Young people must have enough freedom to allow them to act on individual initiative. But, in order that individual action should be free and useful at the same time, it must be restricted with certain limits and rules that give the necessary guidance." -Dr. Maria Montessori (From "Childhood to Adolescence")
October 24-28- Media Center Book Character Pumpkin Patch
October 25- PTA Paint-A-Pot Event
October 28- Donation Dress Down Day
October 29- Family Engagement Discussion
November 1-30- PTA Read-A-Thon
November 11- No School!
November 11- PTA Spirit Night w/the Ghost Pirates
November 18- Donation Dress Down Day
November 21-25- Thanksgiving Break- No School!
View the SCCPSS Academic calendar at this link.
View the SCCPSS Assessment calendar at this link.
Book Character Pumpkin Patch
All pumpkins will be featured on the Ellis Media Center Facebook page. "Like" and "Follow" our page to see the submissions.
**This year, every student who brings a book character pumpkin to display will be entered in a raffle to win a choice between two special prizes.**
Visit the Ellis website for more information.
You can find more information on the Donation Dress Down page of the Ellis website.
Family Engagement Discussion
We have several copies of "Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom" available for check out in the media center. If you are interested in borrowing a copy, please email Ms. Lisa (email@example.com).
Any student who raises $100 or more will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to the Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place in the media center the week of December 1-8, 2022.
You can find more information about this on the PTA Read-a-Thon page of the Ellis website.
Attention 7th & 8th Grade Art Students!
After school art instruction will be available for 7th and 8th grade students on the following dates : October 26, November 2, and November 9 from 3:00pm-4:15pm.
Lessons will focus on composition and observation drawing and are designed for Erdkinder students planning to study art at the high school level.
All supplies are provided. Students must have a signed permission form on file with Ms. Tiia in advance of the dates they wish to attend.
Students should see Ms. Tiia for the forms.
Students will be dismissed promptly at 4:15pm.
If you have questions, contact Ms. Tiia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PTA Spirit Night at Ghost Pirates
The Charles Ellis Montessori Academy & the Ghost Pirates have partnered together for a fundraiser and an awesome Spirit Night of non-stop entertainment for all students, families, and teachers!
Every ticket bought through the link below will contribute to fundraising for the school. So, join in on the brand new Ghost Pirates historic season and support Charles Ellis!
Game: Friday, Nov 11 at 7:30pm vs South Carolina Stingrays
Buy your tickets at this link: https://fevo.me/ellismontessorifundraiser
We have recently become aware of these community resources: Salvation Army Holiday Help and Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Grocery Giveaway. Please let us know how we or our school social worker can support you and yours.
If your child or someone you know could benefit from school counseling support, Backpack Buddies, or any school supplies, please let us know.
Ms. Rebecca, School Counselor, Primary & Lower Elementary
Mr. Wes, School Counselor, Upper Elementary & Erdkinder
Ms. Lauren, School Counseling Intern from Georgia Southern University
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 October 11th-October 28th, our school-wide Grace & Courtesy emphasis is RESPECT.
The language for identifying/naming RESPECT in "The Self-Awakened Child" series by Jonathan Wolff
- When I listen to what other people say and do not ignore them or interrupt them when they are talking, I am listening with Respect.
- When I remember to think about other people's feelings before I act or talk, I am acting with Respect for others.
- When I take good care of the things that belong to others, I am Respecting other people's things.
- When I take good care of myself, my feelings, and my things, I am acting with Self-Respect.
- When I treat people the way I like to be treated, I am acting with Respect for others.
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
Ellis Montessori Academy Website
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Please visit the SCCPSS website regularly for the most up-to-date district information.