Posted in Uncategorized on 05/15/2013 09:14 pm by Mrs. Ellis
Box Tops for Education is doing something right now that they have never done in the past. They are giving away Box Tops! Yes, that’s FREE money for Ross Park!
YOU can instantly earn Ross Park 5 FREE Box Tops! That’s 50¢ per person….which can add up quickly! No sweepstakes to enter, no games to play. All you have to do is log into your Facebook account and then follow the instructions on this link “I Love My School Summer Countdown”, and Ross Park instantly gets the credit!
This promotion ends May 26 or when they have given away 5 million dollars!
Thank you for your help!
Posted in Uncategorized on 05/03/2013 01:04 pm by Mrs. Ellis
Good Afternoon! I hope everyone is gearing up for a wonderful weekend. I apologize for this being my first post since I started! I am enjoying working with your children, and I think (I hope!) they are enjoying having me as their teacher!
Your child will have a few notes in his/her Friday Folder including one about Reproductive Health, and the May/June Newsletter. Please take notice of all the important dates through the remainder of the year! Also, the Walk A Thon will be next Friday (May 10th), and our class will be walking at 9:20-9:40, 11:35-11:55, 1:10-1:30, and 3:05-3:30. Hopefully the students have been collecting donations, and let me know if you would like to volunteer on that Friday.
Thank you, and have a relaxing weekend!
Posted in Uncategorized on 04/10/2013 11:18 am by Mrs. Ellis
Born April 8, 2013 @ 11:40 a.m. 8 lbs 9 oz and 22 inches long. We are all doing great and enjoying being a family of four!
Posted in Uncategorized on 03/28/2013 03:58 pm by Mrs. Ellis
Check out our performance from today! The kids did a great job and loved being in front of Mrs. Wygant’s 4th graders.
Look under the “YouTube” link on the side of the blog to view!
Posted in Uncategorized on 03/24/2013 03:30 pm by Mrs. Ellis
1) Science Heredity test will be Wednesday 3/27. Study guides were created and sent home last week.
2) Thursday 3/28 is our last day before spring break. This will be our Read-In day! Students may wear his/her pj’s; bring a blanket, favorite books, snacks, drinks, etc to celebrate MIRM and our adventure with Dog Heroes!
3) Whitecaps reading logs are due by Thursday 3/28. This MUST be turned in order for students to earn their ticket to the game.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Posted in Uncategorized on 03/22/2013 08:13 am by Mrs. Ellis
Hello 5th grade families,
I would like to introduce you to Mrs. Sundell! She will be filling in for me starting after spring break, while I am on leave. I will miss all of you, but have the greatest confidence that the rest of your child’s 5th grade year will be a successful and memorable one!
Hello! My name is Bethany Sundell and I will be your child’s long-term substitute teacher while Mrs. Ellis is away. I graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in May of 2009. After graduation and moving to this area, I immediately began substitute teaching throughout various local school districts including Mona Shores. I look forward to working with this great bunch of students, and making the remainder of their 5th grade year memorable!
Posted in Uncategorized on 03/20/2013 10:18 am by Mrs. Ellis
People can be HEROES for many different reasons. We would like to invite all HEROES during the month of March to come and be a guest reader at Ross Park Elementary.
MIRM (March Is Reading Month) is an annual tradition at Ross Park that encourages students and their families to be life-long readers. We would like to acknowledge all HEROES in our community by inviting you to come and read with our Ross Park Super Sailors.
If you would like to be a guest reader, please fill out the bottom of this form and return it to me ASAP. I would LOVE to have you! Thanks for all you do!
Hero Note to Parents (2013 MIRM)
Posted in Uncategorized on 03/16/2013 08:08 am by Mrs. Ellis
During the month of March, we have been working with measurement! Students have been estimating and measuring length, width, and height, learning how to convert between 2 units of measurement, and to add and subtract measurements. As a wrap up to our learning, students may bring in a recipe using measurement to share with the class. This assignment in OPTIONAL. Students will need to bring in a dish for the entire class to try, as well as a recipe card with all the measurements they used in order to make it! Students will sign up this week to bring a measurement dish during the week of March 25th.
Please contact me if you have any questions,
Posted in Uncategorized on 03/15/2013 09:05 am by Mrs. Ellis
Hello 5th Grade families!
This year our Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled after spring break. However, I will be unable to attend so I am offering a time to meet before I leave!
If you would like to request a conference, please fill out the section on the form below (the form is also in your child’s Friday Folder) and return it by Friday, March 22nd. If you do not see a need for a conference please discard.
Please note that this schedule does not allow for me to meet with all parents at this time. Mrs. Sundell will be taking over for me and she will be available to meet on Thursday, April 11 from 6-7 pm and Monday, April 15 from 2:15-3:35 pm if you would like to meet with her.
Spring Conference Form 2013
Posted in Uncategorized on 03/07/2013 11:30 am by Mrs. Ellis
This memo will be in your child’s Friday Folder tomorrow:
We have two 5th graders that have completed their artwork for the Chicago T-shirts! Alexa Musk & Kambree Dewitt are our artists! If you would like to order another t-shirt, sweatshirt or hoodie, please see the memo in your child’s FF. The memo also contains important chaperone info. Please review and return the bottom portion by 3/11. Continue following the calendar for the MIRM reading each night as we continue reading! Send in dog tags after 1 hour of reading (students will travel to a new teacher every Friday). Continue reading AR books, and make sure to initial the Whitecaps card for every 15 minutes read. Have a great weekend & remember it is Daylight Savings time this weekend (spring ahead). Don’t forget to check out my Blog for newsletters and other classroom news! Smiles! ~Mrs. Ellis