Ellisville Elementary
1425 Froesel Drive, Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone (636) 891-6600
Principal Blog - Dr. Allison Loy
Oct 12
TONS OF FUN AT ELLISVILLE!

Dear Ellisville Families,

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow ends the first quarter of school!   Students have been hard at work and will be excited to share their progress with you at our Student-Led Conferences on October 24th and 25th.  

There are many fun events coming up so please mark your calendars!  
Our PTO Carnival will be held TOMORROW, October 13th.  We hope to see many families come out for a fun evening.  Thanks to all the parent volunteers who have spent hours of time setting up our carnival and haunted house!  

Next week we will support the American Cancer Society by sponsoring a PINK OUT week!  If you are child would like to participate and wear pink please send in a dollar OR wear PINK all week for a five dollar donation!  

For the first time at Ellisville we are inviting any “Grand”​ Person in to have Bagels and take a peek at the book fair.  This event will be held at 8:00 AM in our café on the mornings of October 18th and 19th.  Your child may invite anyone who is GRAND in their life.  

We will bring October to a close with our Trunk or Treat ​Evening on October 26th.  

Please click on the links in the text​ for more information on some of these events!

Make it a great day!



Allison Loy, Principal

Aug 24
Safety Procedures---PLEASE READ

Dear Ellisville Families,

 

Hope your school year is off to a great start! 

 

I’m reaching out to remind everyone and share with new families a few safety procedures.  Safety is a priority here and we want to make sure everyone has a clear understanding. 

 

ALL visitors to school must ring the bell, share their name and reason for visiting and then come directly to the main office to sign in.  If you need to pick up your child, Mrs. Alexander will call the classroom and direct your child to come to the office.  Visitors are not allowed to go to classrooms before checking into the office for safety and learning purposes.

 

If you need to change your child's DISMISSAL routine, please contact the office by 2:00 p.m.  You may call 636.891.6600 or email alexanderlea@rsdmo.org and your child's teacher. If your child attends Adventure Club please include them on the email as well.

 

All Parent Pick Up is at the back of our building.  Please pull around the track and wait in your car for your child. We ask that you DO NOT park and wave your children over to your car through traffic.  Please DO NOT pull into the bus lane during dismissal to pick up your child, which is in the front of the building. 

 

For student attendance, please call the school at 636.891.6600 or email alexanderlea@rsdmo.org and your child's teacher.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.  Your child's safety is always a priority at Ellsville!!  Please share these procedures with anyone that is picking up your child. 

 

 

 

Allison Loy, Principal​

May 25
Happy Summer!!!!

Dear Ellisville Families,

 

From all of us here at Ellisville Elementary…Have a Wonderful Summer Break!!!!  Enjoy your families and make some lasting memories!  Please accept our apologies for the late running buses!! 

 

Sincerely,

Allison Loy, Principal​

May 11
THANK YOU PTO!

Dear Ellisville Parents,

The staff at Ellisville want to give a shout-out to the Hospitality Committee for taking such good care of us all year long!  Today we were spoiled with a catered lunch from Charlotte's BBQ!  It was delicious and very much appreciated!

Stop by tonight and wish our retirees (Mr. Proffer, Mrs. Schelp, and Mrs. Trevathan) well as they move to the next phase in their lives.  We will be celebrating in the café from 4:00-6:00. 

Looks like a dry day tomorrow for field day!  Thanks in advance for our volunteers who make this day possible and to Sara Robeson, Keri Shuert, Rachel Waldmann, and Mr. Gentz for planning a fun day for our students!​

Apr 20
Good things happening at Ellisville...

So happy and thankful to share that the Ellisville Elementary Community raised just over 5,000.00 to support Rally for Reilly Fitz!  Thanks to all of you who gave so generously whether it was buying a bracelet, t-shirt, bookmark or just sending in money for our walk!  If you missed out and would like to make a donation, please give the office a call!

I am excited to announce that Mrs. Toni Smith has been hired as the Library/Media Specialist for the 2017-2018 school year!  Toni previously taught 2nd grade in another district and has been a dedicated substitute in our building the past two years.  

MAP testing is underway in 5th grade!  The students have been working hard this week.  Thank you for having your students here on time during our testing window!  If a student is tardy to school and their class is testing they have to sit and wait for their classmates to finish the session. 

5th Graders will continue testing on the following dates: Friday, April 21st through Tuesday, April 25th.

3rd Grade testing window is Thursday, April 27th through Tuesday, May 2nd

4th Grade will test on May 4th, May 8th, and May 9th

Please make sure the students eat a good breakfast and get a good night's sleep! 

Bring the family and enjoy "Moana" on Friday, April 21st in the school gym!  Don't miss this free, year-end event put on by the Dads of Ellisville!  There will be free popcorn and water as well!  Doors open at 6:30 PM, show at 7:00PM.

Apr 06
Mouse Races and Staffing Updates

Dear Ellisville Parents,

Thanks to all of you who came out to support our Spring Fundraiser, Mouse Races!  It was a super-fun event that was well organized and very profitable for our school.  A big THANKS to the event organizers Leslie Stiff and Beth Lastrina for putting on a fabulous event! 

 

STAFF UPDATES:

We have a few retirements to announce along with some new hires. 

We will be saying goodbye to Mr. Kent Proffer, PE teacher, after 33 years in education.  He has been an integral part of developing a solid Physical Education Program here at Ellisville.  We wish him much luck on his next journey in life.

Debbie Schelp has also decided to retire at the end of the year as our Librarian.  She has been a dedicated employee at Ellisville and has always been very helpful to teachers and students as they are looking for resources to enhance their teaching and learning.  Debbie has been the librarian at Ellisville for the past 21 years with a total of 38 years in education.

One of our SSD Teachers, Sharon Trevathan, is also moving on to the next phase of her life.  She has been a support to many students and teachers throughout the years.  Sharon has been a part of our staff for 16 years with a total of 31 years in education.

Our classroom assistant, Jolene Hodges, is officially retiring after being a support here for the past seven years.  She is moving to North Carolina with her husband to enjoy the beach.  Jolene has been a staple for us at recess and lunch duties in the freezing rain or sweltering heat! 

 

NEW HIRES:

With the retirements come new hires!  We are excited to welcome the following people to Ellisville.

Shannon Stanze—Kindergarten

Elizabeth Dean—Kindergarten

Andrew Schroeder—Physical Education

Luke Thuston—Physical Education​

Mar 23
2017 Mouse Races

Dear Ellisville Parents,

I hope that you will consider joining us at Mouse Races this Saturday evening!  It is a fun adult event that has supported many of our efforts at Ellisville Elementary!  

We would love to see you there!! 

Allison  

Mar 02
2017 Ellisville Teacher of the Year....Maureen McGeehan....

​               ELLISVILLE 2017 TEACHER OF THE YEAR:

We are excited to announce our 2017 Teacher of the Year…Ms. Maureen McGeehan!!!  Today we celebrated with an exciting school-wide parade.  This year is Maureen's 31st year in education.  She has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.  When I asked her what her favorite things about teaching were this was her response.  :)

  • developing relationships with students and colleagues
  • seeing my students develop independence and confidence
  • seeing students achieve their potential
  • sharing my sense of humor with students

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    DONUTS WITH DADS:

    It was great to see so many Dads and family members the past two days!  Thanks to Rachael Narsh and her committee for serving donuts!!!  Our students are always so proud to walk in and show off their Dads! 

     

    DISTRICT NEWS:

    Rockwood consistently balances its budget and works hard to be fiscally responsible. In fact, we are one of only four school districts in Missouri to earn a AAA rating from Standard & Poor's for this high level of financial responsibility. 

    Now, we are aware of 2,300 new homes being built in the district in the coming years.

    These projections of increases in student enrollment led district officials to review current capacity in our schools. We evaluated how much space is available in each school – realizing the calculations are different at the elementary, middle and high school levels. We also considered our curriculum and the learning spaces needed to meet the needs of instruction.

    During the last few years, the district has made a concentrated effort to decrease elementary class sizes. Our preferred Rockwood class sizes have made a difference in our school as we move toward the state's desirable class size numbers.

     In the latest edition of Super Talks with our Rockwood Superintendent, Dr. Eric Knost provides an overview of Prop T. The bond issue will address increasing enrollment and our continued support for STEM/Innovative learning.  Prop T is a $95.5 million bond issue that will not raise the current Rockwood tax rate. 

     Learn more about Prop T on the April 4 ballot.

     Have a great day!!

    Allison Loy, Principal

     
Feb 22
Prop T Information

Dear Ellisville Families,

We have known for a long time that hands-on, experimental activities engage more students. We have made a concentrated effort to provide more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education to prepare our students for the future.


Being a critical thinker and problem solver is one of the most essential skills for students to be successful. Our Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost shares what innovation looks like in our schools. Take a moment to view the video and read his message.


Funds from Prop T will fund the creation of an innovative learning space in our school. This space will become a collaborative K-5 classroom that will be equipped for robotics, computer programming, STEM+ maker spaces, 3D design in prototyping, and invention kits in arts/engineering.


Prop T is on the April 4 ballot and will not raise the current Rockwood tax rate. I invite you to learn more about Prop T projects for our school and feeder community.


Feb 16
Prop T

Dear Ellisville Parents,

I wanted to share that our Board of Education recently voted to place a bond issue on the April 4 ballot. Rockwood voters will consider Proposition T (Thrive) to address increasing enrollment and our continued support for STEM/Innovative learning. Prop T will not alter the current Rockwood tax rate.

Funds from Prop T will build a new elementary school in Rockwood.  The last time Rockwood built a school was in 2004 in response to growth in the Wildwood area when we built Fairway Elementary School.

We are again experiencing increases to student enrollment. According to Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost, about 2,300 homes are expected to be built in the district in the next five years. Projections of increases in student enrollment led district officials to review current capacity in our schools. We evaluated how much space is available in each school. We also considered our curriculum and the learning spaces needed to meet the needs of instruction.

During the last few years, the district has made a concentrated effort to decrease class sizes at the elementary levels. Our preferred Rockwood class sizes have made a difference in our elementary schools as we move toward the state's desirable class size numbers. Here is a quick overview of the projects funded by Prop T:

Class Sizes

  • build a new element ary school in Eureka to address increased student enrollment
  • repurpose the existing school for early childhood education and RSD programs
  • add classrooms to schools to address increased student enrollment

Innovative Learning

  • create and equip innovative learning spaces in our elementary schools to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in our curriculum
  • complete the final phase of high school STEM lab renovations
  • expand the implementation of the one-to-one student/technology program

The $95.5 million bond issue requires a four-sevenths (57.14 percent) majority for passage on April 4. I'll continue to share more information about the bond issue in the coming weeks.  You can always contact me with questions or visit the Prop T website for more information. ​

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