Ellisville Elementary
1425 Froesel, Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone 636-891-6600 . Fax 636-891-8853
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Principal Blog - Dr. Allison Loy

Jan 10
Celebrate the Good!

Dear Ellisville Families,

 

Happy New Year!  We are off to a terrific start!  Many of you have seen the "Caught Being Good" pics on Ellisville's Facebook Page.  If you are not following our FB Page I encourage you to do so as you may just spot your child being recognized for doing the right thing.  Students can earn these certificates from any staff member in the building!  When they receive one they bring it to the office for a sticker and a picture.  The certificate hangs on a bulletin board in the front lobby.  Each month or so, we will take them down and send them home.  We are doing this in an effort to recognize the great behavior in our students!

We are also implementing a similar plan in the cafeteria.  Students that are caught being good will receive a certificate, be recognized in the café verbally, and have the chance to have their name drawn for a Fine Dining Experience once a month.  Mr. Gentz and I will serve these students with fine "paper" China and the table will be specially decorated.  The intention is to recognize those using good manners and cleaning up after themselves! 

Retirement News:  Our lead custodian, Dan Auer, has decided to retire this year.  I know that Dan has helped many parents throughout the years with all of our special events!  Please give him a shout out if you see him or you can send cards and well wishes to the office and we will pass along!  His last day will be January 31st.  He will be sorely missed by staff, students, and parents! 

Please be on the lookout for our spring fundraiser information!  This year we will gather on March 30th for a fun night of BLACK LIGHT BINGO!  There are many ways to get involved!  We would love to see everyone there!!

 

Have a wonderful day!

Allison Loy, Principal​

Jan 03
Help us spread the word.....see more below

Calling all Ellisville Families and Neighbors…..

In ONLY 13 days we will be enrolling our newest Tigers for the 2019-2020 school year!  If you have a younger child who will be 5 years old by July 31st OR have a neighbor that meets the requirements please come see us! 

 

Registration will take place on January 16th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and again on January 17th from 10:00 AM to 3 PM.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 636-891-6600.

 

Do you want the BEST possible teacher for your child??  Early enrollment of our Kindergarten Students ensures high quality staffing!  Please don't wait to register!!  SPREAD THE WORD!!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!​

Dec 06
Spread Kindness

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.  Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.

--Scott Adams

We have been focused on the concept of kindness and spreading it throughout our school.  Many “champion teams” spread cheer on Tuesday by celebrating the goodness of a teacher or friend at Ellisville.  Please share your family stories with us so that we can pass them along in hopes of inspiring one more act of kindness in our school and community.  


Oct 11
Ask your child who their CHAMPION is at Ellisville...

Dear Ellisville Families,

 

On Tuesday we kicked off our CHAMPION Teams!  Students were placed with staff members based on interest surveys!  We plan on meeting with our teams twice a month to secure solid relationships with every student at Ellisville.  Please ask your child who their champion is this year. 

On Wednesday we held our first "Parents as Champions" meeting of the year.  Parents reflected with each other on daily struggles and wins.  They were also given some homework to write a family mission statement.  Our own Mrs. Stanze modeled her STANZE family mission statement for the audience.  A big thanks to Ms. Hinkle, Mrs. Shaw, and Mrs. Stanze for putting together a thoughtful meeting.  Attendees took home a 7 Habits of Effective Families book.  Please be on the look-out for future meetings! 

Mark your calendar for "Goodies with Grands" which will take place on October 18th and 19th.  Students' Grandpersons can join us for bagels, juice and coffee in the Cafe before school begins and then visit the Book Fair in the Library.  This event runs from 8:00-9:00 AM.

Veteran's Day is right around the corner.  We will honor veterans from on Friday, November 9th.  Please save the date!  More information will be coming out soon!


Go be someone's CHAMPION today!

Allison Loy, Principal​​

Sep 13
RSG is a SUCCESS!!

Dear Ellisville Families,

We are celebrating at Ellisville!  Why?  Our awesome community came through again and we surpassed our Ready Set Give! Fundraising Goal.  As of yesterday RSG! raised $21,890.00.  Kudos to the team of parents who advertised, organized, and were cheerleaders during the campaign!    THANKS to all of you who donated money!  Tomorrow, staff will take on students from the winning class in a Ninja Course!  Hopefully we will all return without injury on Monday! :)

Mark your calendars for the annual Ellisville Carnival held next Friday, September 21st.  There will be many games, bounce houses, food trucks and much more!  It is always something we look forward to each year! 

Allison Loy, Principal​

Sep 06
Parents as Champions

​Ellisville Parents,

Would you like to help your family carry over the 7 Habits of Leadership that your child has learned at school into your family's everyday life?

Please read attachment for a great opportunity!

Parents as Champions.pdf



Aug 30
#CHAMPIONS!!!

Ellisville Families,

It has been an awesome start to the 2018-2019 school year!  The students seem to be loving school and back in the routine.  As I walk around and visit classrooms I see students participating, engaged, and working very hard.  Our teachers spent the first week creating a warm and caring culture in their classrooms. 

What does the word "champion" mean to you?  To some people it is about winning especially in the sports world.  Our definition of a champion is someone that is always there for you…no matter what.  Here at Ellisville we are committed to ensuring that each student has a champion within our walls.    Champions encourage, listen, support, and never turn their backs.  In the next month students will be matched with staff members based on interests.  Two days out of each month we will dedicate time to "Champion Families".  As we move into fall please ask your child who their champion is at school.  We are all excited to kick off this new initiative in the hopes that EVERY student feels important and cared about each day. 

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Allison Loy, Principal​

Aug 06
Arrival and Dismissal Procedure Updates

Dear Ellisville Families,

 

As you probably already know, the Adventure Club space has been relocated to our cafeteria.  The drop-off and pick-up areas for Adventure Club will now be in the back of the school with the other morning and afternoon traffic. 

Please note that anyone dropping off for Adventure Club must do so prior to 8:54 AM.  This will be our NEW drop off time for all students.  Once staff has arrived out back the doors will be open to STUDENTS ONLY.  As you recall at the end of last year we had ALL visitors check in via the front entrance.  The back door entrance is for STUDENT ARRIVAL only.  During heavy traffic days (party days, etc) we will have staff in the back entry to check parents in as the majority of our parking is there. 

If you are an Adventure Club family drop off must happen prior to the start of the school day (8:54).  The earliest pick up time for Adventure Club is 4:15 PM.  If you need your child earlier than that please have them go to parent pick-up. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office or the Adventure Club office.

Thanks for your help in making this a smooth transition!  We look forward to seeing everyone!

Sincerely,


Allison Loy, Principal​

Aug 02
WELCOME BACK TIGERS!!!

Dear Ellisville Families,

 

Welcome!  On behalf of the entire Ellisville staff, I'd like to welcome our new students and families and those returning to school.  I hope that every single one of you had a fantastic summer!  We have been busy at school preparing for the new school year.  Everyone is anxious to see the almost 600 smiling faces walk through our doors!  We hope that you are all as excited as we are!

"Leaders are Champions" is our theme for this school year, as we commit to being a champion for every Ellisville Tiger!  We will continue to do whatever it takes to make our school a great place with both academics and social experiences. 

We have several exciting events coming up prior to the first day of school.  Please save the dates below:

August 7th 3:30-4:15  Popsicles on the Playground for incoming Kindergarten Students

August 8th 5:00-6:00 Kindergarten PARENT Meeting in the GYM (No Students Please)

 

OPEN HOUSE/CURRICULUM NIGHT August 9th

New Family Welcome in the Café:  3:15-4:00

Kindergarten Open House:  5:00-6:00

1st & 2nd Grade Open House:  4:00-4:30 followed by Curriculum Night 4:30-5:00

3rd & 4th Grade Open House:  5:20-5:50 followed by Curriculum Night 5:50-6:20

5th Grade Open House: 6:40-7:10 followed by Curriculum Night 7:10-7:40

Feel free to have your child bring in all their supplies to open house and plan on staying for your teacher's presentation with your child. 

Our year for our students officially starts on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:09 AM. 

 

Lastly, every student will find out who their "CHAMPION" teacher will be tomorrow via email in the afternoon. 

We are all looking forward to a fantastic year!!!  

Sincerely,

Allison Loy, Principal​

May 17
A Message from the Principal and Assistant Principal of the Day

We had a blast as Principal and Assistant Principal of the Day!  Next week we made the decision to have dress up days every year to kick off the last week of school!!  


Marvelous Monday---dress like your favorite superhero

Tourist Tuesday--Dress for a vacation

Wacky Wednesday--Crazy Socks, Hair, Clothes

Team Thursday--Dress for your favorite sport


Thanks Mom and Dad for this opportunity!

Have a great weekend everyone!!
​Spencer Mathus & Cooper Dalton

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