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 31 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 last week. 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 your family! 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 ellisk@monashores.net 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

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 Tuesday, August 23rd from 11:00 am-3:00 pm & Wednesday, August 24th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Bring your lunch and I will provide some snacks for the day. 

Please let me know if anyone is interested (you can reply to this post or email me at ellisk@monashores.net)….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 for our end of the year party! We had 36 students make it out for games, snacks, and fun! The weather cooperated and the sun even came out just in time for the squirt gun fight! HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!!

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 look forward to seeing everyone that can make it at the end of the year party at Mrs. Belanger’s on Thursday. (Please see previous communication for more info).

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!

Friday: 6/10/16

What a fun and BUSY week! Field day went great and turned out to be a beautiful day!! Reminder that ALL late work & fix-it papers are due Monday, June 13th. June 14th is the last day of school and will be a 1/2 day with dismissal at 11:45 a.m. 5th grade celebration assembly is also on that day at 9:00 AM. Cake and refreshments in the cafeteria and a short EOTY classroom award session are to follow. Report cards will be sent home in the mail. Have a great weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Box Tops Beach Party:

We had a fun time at our Boxtops beach party today!





STEM til the END: Bubble Party

Challenge: Using only 2 kinds of gum, which kind of bubble gum can blow the biggest bubble?




WhiteCaps Recap

We had such a great time at the WhiteCaps game yesterday! They played an exciting game and won 5-0 against The Great Lakes Loons! It ended up to be a chilly day for a ball game, but everyone had a great time watching the game with friends! Thanks to all the chaperones who joined us on the trip.

End of Year Party!!!

Hello All,

Wow! This year has flown by and is quickly coming to an end. Your children have become very near and dear to us which is why we are inviting them to Mrs. Belanger’s house on Thursday, June 16 from 1-3:30 for some backyard fun and team building activities. Students will receive an invitation the last day of school, so this kind of a SURPRISE! We hope to see everyone! If your child is able to attend, please sign up on the following spreadsheet (attached below).

You’re Invited to
Mrs. Belanger’s House

For: End Year 5th Grade Party
When: Thursday, June 16
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.
My house is the 5th one on the right-1709 Ricky Dr.

NOTE: Please make sure your child has had lunch prior to coming. Feel free to sign up to bring a snack to share.

End of Year Party Sign-Up