Kelly Ellis | 5th Grade Teacher


Spring Book Orders Due:

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One-Time Class Activation Code: J386K

Dear Families,

Please remember to place your Reading Club orders by April 03!

You can shop and submit your order online or return the printed order form with payment directly to me. No matter how you order, every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for our classroom.

The arrival of the book box is always a highlight-thanks for making it happen!

Happy reading,
Mrs. Ellis

Ordering online is fast and easy:

ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!


Performance Pictures:


Box Tops NEEDED!!!

Hello 5th grade families!

We are currently in a very close Box Tops race with Mrs. Sylvester’s class and losing by only 100 box tops! Please take the time to start cutting out those Box Tops, begging from neighbors and friends, and send them in soon! The contest ends before spring break.

Thanks for your help,
Mrs. Ellis


Performance is TODAY!

I was able to reserve the auditorium for today’s performance! It will take place from 12:20-12:50 p.m. Pictures to come! :)


Catch of Day Performance Postponed

Hello 5th grade families,

I will not be in school tomorrow so the performance that was scheduled for Wednesday, will be postponed for a later date/time. I will keep you posted on the new date/time when it becomes known.

Thank you for your flexibility!

~Mrs. Ellis


The Catch of the Day Performance on Wednesday!

We have been rehearsing our fluency piece “The Catch of the Day” for the past week and a half and we are ready to perform!

Our performance will take place on Wednesday from 12:20-12:50 in the auditorium. If you can join us, we would love to have you!

Cast Members:
Sam Carr-The Griot
Trip Cornell- The Weaver
Heavyn Seils- Child One
Jenna Tierman- Child Two
Caleb Leonard-The Fisher
Hannah Olthof- The Basket maker
Kamry VanLue- The Baker
Lauren Davis- Woman with the Fruit
Ashton Ross- Farmer
Savanna Vos- Man with Rice


Vocabulary Cards Due Tomorrow:

Here are the 2 new vocabulary cards and definitions that are due (with pictures and colored) tomorrow.



Flashlight Friday Fun!!


Flashlight Friday!!

Bring your flashlights to class tomorrow!! We will have a little fun reading with our flashlights!! :)


March is Reading Month:

Hello 5th grade families!

It’s that time of year again….MARCH IS READING MONTH!! We are so excited to announce that “The World According to Humphrey” will be our all-school book for the month of March! Students each received a book today and a calendar indicating on what chapters to read each night. Students can also get a paper hamster signed for every 30 minutes of reading they complete in order to “travel” to different teachers on Friday!

Also, Humphrey (the main character of the book) will be coming home with each student throughout the month of March. Students are to record Humphrey’s adventures in a journal and return it to school the NEXT day.

Along with all the fun of Humphrey, 5th graders will also have an opportunity to read throughout the month of March and earn a WhiteCaps ticket for a field trip to the ball game in May! Students MUST log their minutes and turn in NO LATER THAN MARCH 31st to receive their free ticket!

Whew!!! So many exciting things happening at Ross Park!!

Don’t forget that Family Literacy Night is TONIGHT (Monday, March 2) from 6:30-8:00. See you there!
~Mrs. Ellis