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It was great meeting you all at tonight’s open house! It’s going to be a great year!

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Note: Every parent that provided their e-mail at Open House is already added to the subscription list.

Upcoming dates to remember:
Tuesday, September 2nd: 1st day of school! :)
Monday, September 8th: Camp Parent Information Meeting (@ 6:00 p.m.)



Welcome Back!

Hello 5th Grade families and friends!

Welcome back and get ready for an exciting year in 5th Grade! Please join me at the Ross Park Open House on Wednesday, August 27th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Hope to see you there! :)

~Mrs. Ellis


Thank You & Farewell

Hello Families/Friends,

First off, I would like to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to those that came in and helped today! We got SO much done and had a lot of fun doing it too! :)

As the new school year begins, I will be updating my email list to current 5th grade families. This will be my last post that will be sent to your email address. However, I would still LOVE to stay in contact with you! Please don’t hesitate to call/email me any news/updates, questions, sports schedules, or even a simple hello! I have enjoyed getting to know you and your children and would love to hear how they are doing.

You can email me at or call 231-798-1773 (ext. 8629).

Good luck in the middle school!! I know you will all do great and AMAZING things!
Mrs. Ellis


Classroom Help

I can’t believe it’s that time already….back to school!!

I will be working in my classroom this week on Wednesday (8/20) from 11-4 and I could use some help to prepare for the upcoming school year! If your child would like to help me out, I will provide lunch, some snacks, and drinks! They can volunteer for the whole time or for an hour or two…

Please let me know if your child is planning on coming in so I know how much food to get for lunch. :)

~Mrs. Ellis


Memory Books Are In!

If you ordered a memory book, they are now in! They will be in the office for you to pick up (starting tomorrow Friday, June 20).

If you did not order one this past spring, and would like to, there is still time! Please contact me for the pin # to order directly from their website!

Below are the students who have ordered a book:
Salaihah Andrade
Lyndi Filius
Morgan Gerrans
Gus Jensen
Taya McGlothin
Gabrielle Miller
Gabe Pesta
Willow Scott
Alissa Vongphrachanh
Allison Wessell
Clayton Zerkle (blue spine-deluxe binding)
Mason Plooster
Natalie Muchna


Saying Goodbye

Hello 5th grade families,

I am so honored to have spent this school year getting to know your child! Every student has touched my heart and I will remember them for many years to come. Thank you for your support throughout the year, it truly makes a WORLD of a DIFFERENCE when we work as a team! I will be coming in throughout the summer and will need lots of help to prepare for the next school year! If your child would like to help out, I will be looking for volunteers. Stay posted and I will post dates/times to my blog over the summer.

**NOTE: For those who ordered a classroom book, I will contact you as soon as they arrive!

Have a GREAT summer and enjoy your time as a family!

Mrs. Ellis

Below are some pictures of some of our balloon activities we participated in over the last few days of school. The kids and I had a blast!


Dissection Success!

Wow!! Our pig heart/lung dissection was amazing! The students did such a great job staying on task, working together as a team, and teaching others what they were learning! I loved watching and listening to your kids explain to other students from Kindergarten through 4th grade about the heart and lungs and their functions. Thank you to ALL who came to help set up, assist students, and clean up! It is GREATLY appreciated!!! :)



5th Grade Picnic TOMORROW!

Just a reminder to those on the End-of-the-Year Committee that our 5th grade picnic will take place tomorrow, June 4, from 10:30-2:15 at Ross Park (the park across the street). If you signed up to bring in supplies, you may send them in with your child in the morning or bring them to the picnic at 10:30. If you are bringing in water, pop, or juice please put them in a cooler with ice.

ALL students should wear their 5th grade t-shirt, sunscreen, and bring any baseball equipment they would like to use.


Calculating Volume

The past 2 weeks we have been learning about calculating volume of rectangular prisms! The kids have been having fun building various rectangular prisms and then calculating the volume of each of the figures.


Learning Garden

We helped in our Ross Park learning garden today!! We have been growing cherry tomatoes in our classroom for the past few weeks and were ready to plant today! Mrs. Smith helped us and taught us about growing gardens. Please look for updates throughout the summer for opportunities involving our learning garden!