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

Mar 06
Differing Abilities Day/Class Placement

​Dear Ellisville Families,

In conjunction with our upcoming Game of Champions, Ellisville will be hosting activities regarding Disabilities Awareness/Differing Abilities during the first week of April.  We are looking for speakers who would feel comfortable sharing their experiences with students.  Possible topics include experience with a family member with a disability, role as a professional working with individuals with disabilities, or if you would like to share information about your own disability.  If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please contact Elizabeth Follett at follettelizabeth@rsdmo.org.  Community members are also welcome if you know of an individual who is passionate about sharing his/her story.


​STUDENT PROFILE LETTERS ARE NOW POSTED UNDER IMPORTANT FORMS ON THE WEBSITE.  These forms are due Friday, April 5th.  


Have​ a wonderful day!

Feb 21
Celebrate the Good!

Today we are celebrating another school-wide leadership role that students applied for here at Ellisville!  This year we have students acting as Pawparazzi's.  These students capture the special events that happen here throughout the year.  You may see these leaders attending classroom parties, special celebrations, assemblies, Champion families, etc.  This has been a fun experience for students in grades 1-5.

 

It's hard to believe that March is right around the corner which means so is our annual Donuts with Dads PTO event!  Last names A - L will be Thursday,  March 7th.  M - Z will be Monday, March 11th.  Click here to RSVP by March 1st.  We look forward to seeing all of our students showing off their Dads or special guests!  ​

Feb 14
Ellisville Celebrations and Events!

Happy Friendship Day!!!

There are many smiles and acts of kindness happening today at Ellisville!  It is fun to see so many of you at our Friendship Parties!  Thanks so much for volunteering to make the activities a success.  

I would also like to celebrate Mrs. Jan Birdsall as she received a nomination for the ROSE Award!  She is such a dedicated and valuable member of our Ellisville Staff!  If you see her please join me in congratulating her!  

This spring Ellisville will be going through our Lighthouse Recertification Process.  We are really excited to share our growth with the evaluators from Franklin Covey.  In my blogs I will be highlighting ways that students are leaders around our school.

This year students were invited to apply for school-wide leadership positions.  We had 172 students apply and get their jobs.  One example of this is the "Tiger Transit".  In this position, students assist staff in bus dismissal.  They line up outside and give their classmates high fives and well wishes as they leave for the day to go home, call the bus numbers to the office, and assist others that are crossing the street.  It has become a very positive addition to the end of our day procedures.

Please consider joining us at our Community Event, Black Light Bingo!  It should be a really fun night and a way to meet other Ellisville Families!  Click on the the link below to register!

http://bit.ly/EllisvilleBingo

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!!  Looks like we are in store for more winter weather!

​Sincerely,

Allison Loy,

Principal

Feb 07
And our Teacher of the Year is......

Dear Ellisville Families,

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Karen Reynolds has been nominated and voted in as Ellisville's 2019 Teacher of the Year!  Karen has been on the Ellisville staff for the past 5 years.  During this time, she has taught both 5th grade and has been a Reading Intervention Teacher.  Prior to her time at Ellisville Karen was a 6th and 7th grade Language Arts Teacher at St. Albans. 

We are extremely fortunate to have Mrs. Karen Reynolds on our staff!!  The positivity she brings every day to school is contagious!!  Anyone that knows her knows that she is very deserving of this award!  Please join us in congratulating her!!

"I am truly honored to call Ellisville Elementary my home. The staff is encouraging and supportive, the families are caring and nurturing, and I cannot imagine doing anything other than investing my time and talents each day into growing the minds of our incredible students. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with your children every day."  Mrs. Karen Reynolds

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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



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