The Week of 1/16 – 1/19

Jan-11-2018 By Amy Ellis


3rd quarter starts on Jan. 16th. I can’t believe we are half way through the school-year! Report cards should go home within a week.

We will be going to The Treehouse on  the morning of Jan. 26th to explore their US History exhibits, which is part of our 5th grade curriculum. Permission slips will be sent home on Jan. 19th in the red folders. Parents may chaperone and that can be indicated on the permission slip.

Parent-Teacher conferences will be on Feb. 7th, 8th, and 9th. You will be receiving an email in the near future with directions to sign up online for appointments, on a first come, first served basis.  If you need a certain time or date, you can email me now and I will schedule it with you. Please email me at

This week, PE will be on Friday the 19th, so please bring gym shoes that day instead of Thursday.


The Week of 12/18 – 12/21

Dec-15-2017 By Amy Ellis


We have a lot going on next week that I wanted to make you aware of:

Wed. is our class party. Kids may wear PJs, bring a snack, and 1 drink, as long as it is in a cup or bottle with a lid. The kids voted for an electronics party. There is a permission slip required. I am attaching the slip here that is in your child’s red folder today. ElectronicsPartyPermissionSlip

We are also having a grade-wide student gift exchange. Information also went home about that today, but I will attach the flyer here as well. Gift Exchange

Thursday is a short day.

Have a wonderful break and a Merry Christmas!

The Week of 12/4 – 12/8

Dec-1-2017 By Amy Ellis

Happy December!

Next week, on Wed 12/6, we will be having student store. Information came home about it in the red folder today. If students sell items, they must get the permission slip signed.

There is a midterm grade report in your child’s red folder today as well. Let me know if you have any questions.

Boxtop Day is Wed. 12/6.

Have a great week!

The Week of 11/13 – 11/17

Nov-13-2017 By Amy Ellis

Hi everyone!

The cutoff date for the first party in the 25 Book Challenge is this Wed. 11/15. Students need green slips signed by parents for 8 books by that date to attend the party.

Send reading slips and red folders on Friday!

Have a great week!

The Week of 11/6 – 11/10

Nov-3-2017 By Amy Ellis


Here’s what’s going on in Mrs. Ellis’s Class:

Report cards went home yesterday (11/2). After you look at them, please sign the purple paper and have your student return it to me please.

Today students received a homework assignment (Talkin’ Turkey Character), which is due Wed. Nov. 8th. It is a combination of art, writing, and students will speak about it in class. Please remind your child to do this at home and bring it back on (or before) 11/8. There is a direction page.

Picture retakes are Wed. 11/9. There is an order form in the red folder, along with a new reading slip.

Information about the maturation program is also in the red folders. I am still missing a few permission slips. Please send in asap. The program is Nov. 21, 1:00 for boys and 2:00 for girls. If you attend, you may check your student out afterwards if you wish them to go home with you.

Our school food drive ends Monday Nov. 13th. Thanks for your donations!

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Week of 10/30 – 11/3

Oct-27-2017 By Amy Ellis


I enjoyed seeing you at conferences!

Some reminders for this week:

Mon. 10/30 Hat Day for Red Ribbon Week

Tue. 10/31 Costume Parade. Bring clothes to change into for the rest of the day please. Parents are welcome to come watch.

Wed. 11/1 is Boxtop day

Please bring library books to school on Wednesday if you are done with them or if they are past due. We need PE shoes on Thursday. Please bring red folders and reading slips on Friday.

Picture Retakes are on Nov. 9th.

Information went home in the red folders about our food drive.


Thanks for all you do and tell your kids I think they are great!!

The Week of 10/9 – 10/13

Oct-11-2017 By Amy Ellis


Some reminders for this week: Please bring library books to school on Wednesday if you are done with them or if they are past due. We need PE shoes on Thursday. Please bring red folders and reading slips on Friday.

Thursday is the shot clinic. Information on this was in the red folder.

In the red folder, on Friday 10/13, will be reading slips for the next 2 weeks. Please send them both back to school on Thur. 10/26.

*************Conferences are Monday and Tuesday of next week! If you haven’t signed up for a time, please do so ASAP through the student portal. Sign ups are working online now, not through paper, as in the past.************* I am looking forward to seeing you all!

Next week: 10/16, 10/17, 10/18 are all short days for conferencing. There is no school 10/19 or 10/20 for Fall Break. There is also no school on 10/27.

Thanks so much!

The Week of 10/2 – 10/6

Oct-3-2017 By Amy Ellis


I hope you are all having a great week!

Just a couple of reminders for the week: Please bring library books to school on Wednesday if you are done with them or if they are past due. We need PE shoes on Thursday. Please bring red folders and reading slips on Friday.

Wednesday 10/4 is Boxtop Day.

In the red folder on Friday I will be sending home a list of your student’s assignment scores. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I enjoy teaching your kids so much! They are wonderful kids! Thanks for all of your support!

The Week of 9/25 – 9/30

Sep-27-2017 By Amy Ellis

This week we will have PE, library, and computers on Friday due to a schedule change. Please bring library books on Thursday for check in and remember PE shoes on Friday.

Please send the red folder to school on Friday and your  reading minutes.

Wed. 10/4 is BoxTop day.

Thanks so much for all you do and your support! I enjoy and am so proud of all of my students. They are awesome!


The Week of 9/18 – 9/22

Sep-20-2017 By Amy Ellis


I hope you are all doing well. Here are a few reminders about this week.

PE day is Thursday, so please have gym shoes that day.

Please return red folders and reading slips each Friday.

School pictures are this Friday, 9/22. An order form was sent home with your students in the red folder last Friday.

Please feel free to email me anytime at