The start of the 2019-2020 school year is just around the corner!! We have been working all summer in the building to prepare it for kids and staff, and we are excited to welcome you all back in the coming weeks.
New Staff - Please join me in welcoming the following new staff to Ellis! Many of them have been working in the district and some are new faces to District 116 and we are thrilled they have chosen Ellis to make their home.
- Lisa Ryan – Assistant Principal
- Gerardo Castro - 5th Grade Teacher
- Elizabeth Traimany – Math Interventionist
- Alyse Driscol – Reading Interventionist
- Amie Siman – Reading Interventionist
- Eve Somarriba – Bilingual Resource Teacher
- Brian Urquhart – Music Teacher
- Jillian Hoffman – Art Teacher
- Amber Ambrose – SPED TA
- Theodore Bogdaniek – SPED TA
Class Lists - Your child’s homeroom teacher will be available in Infinite Campus on August 6th and posted on the windows here at Ellis on August 8th at 9:00 am. Students who are not registered will not appear on the lists. Please complete the online registration from the district website as soon as possible to secure a seat for your child in our classrooms.
School Day – The school day runs from 8:25 am to dismissal at 2:50 pm. Please note there is no supervision before 8:05 am so please do not drop students off prior to that time. Please support and emphasize daily attendance!
Breakfast/Lunch Information - Meals are provided through Organic Life and all students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch each day. Breakfast is served from 8:05-8:25 am. The menu can be found on the district website, here are August’s breakfast and lunch menus. Each grade level’s lunch and recess times are as follows:
Bus Information – Information on bus routes, stops, and times can be found in Infinite Campus and will be available to parents on August 6th. Complete this form for any bus changes related to before/after school care. Forms were due Friday, July 26th and can be given to the school office. In general, please allow at least three days for bus change requests to be processed. Backpack tags will be distributed at Meet & Greet.
Meet & Greet/Supply Drop Off – Come meet your child’s teacher and drop off supplies from 3:30-5:30 pm on Tuesday, August 13th. The school supply list is on the district website. Backpack tags for the bus and Parent Pick Up CarPool numbers will be distributed as well.
Arrival/Dismissal Information - If you will be dropping your child off at school, you will need to follow the drop off procedures. This information will be available at Meet and Greet.
1st Day of School – Thursday, August 15th is the first day of school! That morning, all students will line up at the student entrance by their grade level line at the student entrance and staff members will be available in all locations to help students navigate to their classrooms when the doors open at 8:05. Breakfast will be served from 8:05-8:25. There is early dismissal the first day, students will be released at 2:00 pm.
Important Information - Please bookmark the following links to reference throughout the year.
We can’t wait to see everyone! We are looking forward to a great school year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call, 847-270-9900.
The Ellis Administration
Mrs. Holland, Principal
Mrs. Ryan, Assistant Principal