Message from the Principal

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Greetings Ellis Community,

Spring is here!  Which means fewer inside-recess days, and more end-of-year fun events to look forward to! On April 27, Lifetouch will be here to take Class Pictures.  Thankfully, we are at a place again where classrooms can come together on the stage and mark the school year with a class picture.  Informational flyers and order forms will be sent home soon!

Spring is also the season for our special Ellis International Day on May 24, where we will come together to celebrate one another and the different cultures representative of the Ellis Community.  There will be scheduled events, such as dancers, artists, and musicians, as well as displays of student projects. 

Field Days will happen on May 26 and 27 outside on the playground and field.  ECE will enjoy their Field Day on May 26 from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. Kindergarten through 2nd grade will participate on May 27 beginning at 9:00 and ending at 10:30 a.m.  3rd, 4th, and 5th will have their Field Day on May 27 from 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

As the schedules for the International and Field Days are finalized we will share them with the community so that families can choose to attend events specific to their student(s).

Finally, I want to encourage all families to register their student(s) for Summer Academy. Summer Connections Academy is FREE and is 7.5 hours per day from June 14 – July 22.  All students entering 1st through 5th grade next school year are eligible to participate.  Licensed teachers will be teaching literacy, math, science, art, and career exploration. Students will engage in hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities for 60 minutes each day.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided at no charge, and there will be fun events scheduled throughout the summer!  You can register at https://myportal.dpsk12.org/

  1. Log into your Parent Portal account
  2. Select “Summer Connections” in the top navigation bar
  3. Complete the application

For more information, visit the Summer Connections website at https://www.dpsk12.org/academics/summer-connections/

Jamie Roybal, Principal