Ella Lewis School

Upcoming Events

Policy Committee Meeting
Date: 2/27/2018, 5:30 PM
Location: To be held at the District Services Facility at 2165 US Hwy 1 in Sullivan
Finance & Budget Committee Budget Workshop
Date: 2/28/2018, 6:30 PM
Location: To be held at the District Services Facility, 2165 US Highway 1 in Sullivan
Personnel Committee Meeting
Date: 3/6/2018, 5:30 PM
Location: To be held at Mountain View School, 542 Bert Gray Road in Sullivan
RSU 24 Board of Directors Meeting
Date: 3/6/2018, 6:30 PM
Location: To be held at Mountain View School, 542 Bert Gray Road in Sullivan
Educational Programming Committee Meeting
Date: 3/13/2018, 5:30 PM
Location: To be held at the District Services Facility, 2165 US Hwy 1 in Sullivan
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News and Announcements

Middle School Students to be part of new Building Project

At the RSU #24 Board of Directors meeting on Feb 6, 2018, the Board voted unanimously to include the middle school grades (6-8) as part of the new building project. There was optimism expressed by the board and by several in the audience that this move is in the best interest of our students. This is an important milestone in the project and will allow us to move forward with the new building process.

Honoring Henri Gignoux

At the RSU #24 Board of Directors meeting on Feb 6, 2018, we took time to recognize Henri Gignoux who will be leaving his post as a board member. Henri has proudly represented the town of Steuben since August of 2012 and has worked hard for the students of RSU #24. Thank you Henri for your years of service.

RSU 24 Board of Directors Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/6)

Greetings from RSU #24. A reminder that we have our monthly RSU #24 Board of Directors meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/6) night at the District Services Facility. The board may be making a decision on whether to include grades 6-8 in the new high school building project. Your participation and input is greatly encouraged. The attached document includes the summary feedback from the visioning work done by Katrina Kane. Hope to see you at the meeting.

Holiday Dinner & Concert

Our Holiday Dinner and Concert is on Thursday, December 21st! Dinner will be served from 11:30 - 12:30 and the concert will be immediately following. PreK-3 dinner will be from 11:30 - noon; Grades 4-8 dinner will be from noon - 12:30. Adult dinner is $6.00. Hope to see you there!

New High School Info & Input meeting

Please Attend! The Ella Lewis Community is invited to attend a forum on Wednesday, 12/20 from 5- 6:30 pm at the school. The purpose of this forum is to collect input from parents/community members about the future new Sumner Memorial High School building. Dinner will be provided. Please call the school at 546-2430 to RSVP so we can plan for enough food. Please attend this important event and share your ideas!

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Principal's Corner

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of the staff at Ella Lewis School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year!  We are all looking forward to a wonderful year in our partnership with you to ensure that our children achieve their highest potential.  We recognize that in order to be successful in school our young people need help from caring adults at both home and school and we are thankful to you for all you do to support and encourage them from the home front. It makes a tremendous difference. As your partners we share in the promise for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
There are many, many things for our young people to look forward to at ELS this coming year! As will all new beginnings, our upcoming year is full of promise and a sense of optimism for the future and we are so very excited to get started! With personalized learning always at the forefront, our students will continue to have opportunities to learn through a variety of academic, co-and extracurricular programs.
As your principal, I feel privileged and honored to be a member of this school family. Every day I find joy in my work here at the school with your children.  I can say with my whole heart there is no place on Earth I would rather be than working here at ELS with such fine teachers, parents, grandparents, and young people. I am so, so lucky!
With that said, I am easily humbled by the awesome responsibility that comes with being a school principal.  I realize that many of the hopes and dreams of this community lie in balance with the work of preparing our young people to face their futures with vigor, compassion, and ultimately, success! I take this responsibility very, very seriously.  Though I know we will face challenges and complexities as the days and months unfold, I am also confident that we will be able to work through anything that arises for our children.
I truly believe it is an exciting time to be working in public education and I look forward to working with our students and families, staff, community members and our board and district administration to provide the very best for what I believe is our community’s most precious asset, our young people!
Joanne Harriman
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