It is hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the end of the first semester for this academic school year. In August, we started a new school year full of excitement and new challenges; in September, we celebrated our fourth anniversary of being on this campus; in October, we found out that our school, according to federal guidelines, received a “C” rating and in November, the State released their report card ratings. Ellington received an absolute rate of “average”. It is now December and we are slowing down to celebrate the season. When we return in the New Year, we will continue to work hard with our students and parents to strive for excellence and close the achievement gap. Our goal is to improve all ratings by at least one level. To help us reach our goal, we are asking that you, as parents, encourage your child to read for at least 15 minutes each day during the winter break. This will make a big difference in your child’s success. In addition to reading, we want you to enjoy your break with your family and friends.
We wish you and your family
a warm and wondrous holiday season
and an amazing New Year!!!!
The Ellington Family
Karen M. Hollinshead-Brown, Ed.S, Principal