Friday, October 28, 2011

Thank you to all the families that came to parent teacher conferences.  I really enjoyed visiting with you about your child's progress throughout the first quarter.  

Our fall party will be on Monday, October 31st.  The costume parade will begin at 2:00 in the gym.  Students may wear their costume to school or bring it to change in to before the parade.  Remember no scary masks or props that could be considered weapons.  The classroom party will begin around 2:30.  Thanks also to all those who brought treats for our fall party.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I am really looking forward to visiting with parents at conferences on Wednesday and Thursday.  I have lots of information to share about your child!

We will have early dismissals on Wednesday and Thursday at 1:30.  On Friday, dismissal time will be 12:30.

2 non-fiction book reports are due on Friday, October 28th.

Please remember to send party treats by Friday.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hats on Day

Thanks to everyone who donated to Kids with Cancer.  Check out our fun hats!

Monday, October 17, 2011


The 3rd and 4th grade music program is Tuesday night.  Please have your child in our classroom by 6:45.

The weather is changing!  We will go outside for recess everyday as long as it is not raining, snowing, or below 32 degrees.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately and has a coat, hat/hood, and gloves.  

A note was sent home today about the new lunch balance policy.  Please make sure you read the information carefully.

Don't forget to return TEST ALERTS for the Science benchmark test tomorrow.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Field Trip Fun!

We had a great time on our field trip to the Pony Express Stables, Patee House, and Jesse James home.  A HUGE thank you to all the parents and family members that went with us.



Monday, October 10, 2011


Lot's of important information came home with students today:

*Parent/Teacher conference times-if you need to reschedule, please call the office as soon as possible

*Homework packet-due on Friday

*Ellison spirit wear information sheet


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Home Folder

Please take the time to look through your child's Home Folder each day.  Many important notes and papers come home each day.

Today your child brought home the weekly homework packet.  Please return the completed activities on Friday.

Also in Home Folders today:  Word Preview list, Our Week at a Glance, graded sentence dictation, Smoke Signals, and various other notes.

Thanks for signing the Assignment Notebooks each night.  This is a great way to review our day and keep you posted on what we've done each day.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Busy Week Ahead

It's Wacky Week!

Monday-Wear your PJs

Tuesday-Wild hair day

Wednesday-Mix & Match day

Thursday-Wear your favorite sports/team shirt

Friday- Wear your Braves gear

Friday is the carnival.  PTA will be selling punch cards before school this week.

New Homework Policy

We have a new school wide homework policy.  Students will now have 4 homework activities that will be sent home on Monday and due on Friday.  Homework will focus on activities we have done in class, as well as review exercises.  Watch for the first homework packet this week.