Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Youth Leadership Initiative Mock Election

I'm excited to announce that our classroom will be participating in the Youth Leadership Initiative Mock Election!  During the week of October 22, students will be able to cast their vote in a mock mid-term election in our classroom voting booth!  The ballot will include voting for the future Governor of Georgia and the Georgia House District 1 Representative.  The results of our classroom election will be compiled with those of other schools around the country.  It will be exciting to see how our results compare with the outcome of the actual election!  

More information about each of the candidates can be found below:

Georgia Governor Candidates:
Stacey Abrams
Brian Kemp
Ted Metz
Bobby Waldrep (no website available)
Bobby Williams
David Byrne (no website available)
Rod Mack

Georgia US House District 1 Candidates:
Earl "Buddy" Carter
Lisa Ring

Progress Reports and 6th Grade Report Cards Issued

Weekly progress reports for all students have been sent home today.  Please review, sign, and return them to your homeroom teacher tomorrow.

6th grade students:  Your first report card has been given to you today!  Please review it with your family.  You do NOT need to sign and return it.

Monday, October 15, 2018

PTA Holiday Fundraiser

The PTA Health and Wellness Committee is excited to once again kick off its annual greenery sale!  This fundraiser offers beautiful greenery at affordable prices and is used to raise money for our school gardens.  Order online using THIS LINK or use the paperwork that came home with your child.  Local delivery items will be available for pickup at Ellis during the week of November 26.  Direct delivery items can be shipped anywhere!  The deadline for order is November 1.  Thank you for your support!

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Week of October 15, 2018


By Robert Frost 

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

This beautiful October week will bring many opportunities for fun and learning in the classroom!  Social studies lessons will focus upon the structure of the United States Federal government, the causes of WWII, and Latin America country profiles.  Our novel studies will continue with a focus on making personal connections to the text you are reading.  Please be sure to complete your lesson follow-up work in a timely manner.  As always, you will have your weekly NewsELA current event and quill.org activities to complete.  

Please study the following word-study lists for a quiz this Friday:

Circle group:

-less: affectionless, ceaseless, merciless, relentless, weightless

-ness: abruptness, fierceness, stubbornness, loneliness, queasiness

Triangle group:

Long a (ai):  refrain, stain, faint, waist, snail, claim

Long a (ay):  gray, splay, relay, always, pray

Square group:

Closed Compound Words: waterproof, tombstone, battleship, woodshed, skateboard

Open Compound Words: barbed wire, dead end, hay fever, post office, blood pressure

There are three other happenings this week:

-Monday is the rescheduled fall picture day.  Feel free to dress up!
-Friday is the PTA Fall Festival!  Please join in the autumn fun in the school yard!
-Mr. Trent's homeroom conferences continue this week.  Please contact me ASAP if you need to reschedule for any reason.  

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. Trent

Monday, October 15th

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Classes Resume Friday October 12, 2018

All facilities will reopen and classes will resume on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will be fully operational and schools will operate on their regular schedules.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Severe Weather Closure for Thursday, October 11, 2018

Based on the expected tropical storm force conditions forecasted for our area as a result of Hurricane Michael, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will be closed on Thursday, October 11th, 2018, for all students and all staff. All athletic, after-school, and after-school extracurricular activities remain canceled for today - Wednesday, October 10th, 2018. The YMCA’s Pryme-Tyme Afterschool program will remain open on Wednesday until 6:00pm.

Only essential personnel, as directed by his or her supervisor, will be required to work on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

The school District will maintain regular contact with the Chatham Emergency Management Agency to monitor storm impacts. If there are any further changes to the District’s operational schedule, notifications will be provided through the parent and staff call notification system, district website, and social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. 

An update will be provided Thursday afternoon regarding school operations on Friday, October 12, 2018