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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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Upcoming dates to remember:
Tuesday, September 8th: 1st day of school! :)
Thursday, September 10th: Picture Day!


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, September 2 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 the past couple of weeks! 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

Last Summer Help Date:

Hello again!

Thank you to all those who came in last week to help, I really appreciate it! I will be coming in on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.and will need some student helpers if you are interested. Once again, bring a sack lunch and I will provide some snacks, treats, and drinks. You can respond to this post or email me to let me know you are coming.

Hope to see you then!
~Mrs. Ellis

Summer Help Reminder and Date Change:

I am planning on working in my classroom Monday, August 17th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm & Wednesday, August 19th 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Bring your lunch and I will provide some snacks for the day….

Please let me know if you are able to help by responding to this post or email me at:

Hope to see you there!
~Mrs. Ellis

Summer Help

Hello 5th grade families (or should I say 6th grade???),

It’s time to start heading back into my classroom to set up for the upcoming school year and I’m looking for a few student volunteers that would like to help me!

I am planning on working in my classroom Monday, August 17th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm & Wednesday, August 19th 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Bring your lunch and I will provide some snacks for the day….(I am also planning to come in the following week, 24th-28th, and will keep you posted regarding specific dates/times ASAP).

Please let me know if anyone is interested (you can reply to this post or email me at….I have PLENTY to do and would love to visit with you!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

End of the Year Party

What a great turnout we had yesterday for our end of the year party! We had over 40 students make it out for games, snacks, and fun! The weather cooperated and the rain stayed away for the entire party! HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!!

5th Grade Party!

For: End Year 5th Grade Party-ALL 5th graders welcome!!
When: Friday, June 12
Time: 1:00-3:30
Where: 1709 Ricky Dr.
RSVP: 740-8253

What to bring: A water bottle, a towel, squirt gun, bug spray, water shoes and hiking shoes. Please put on sunscreen and wear your suit under your clothes prior to coming.

Directions: 31N to M120 exit. Stay in right hand lane and turn right on River; an immediate right on Riegler; left on Becker; right on Ricky, 5th house on the right-1709 Ricky Dr.

NOTE: Please make sure your child has had lunch prior to coming. Snacks will be provided.
See you there!
~Mrs. Ellis

Last Day Reflections

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.

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

Mrs. Ellis

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