Welcome to Maurepas Pre-K!
You and your child are about to embark on one of the most important milestones in their life! My name is Sheila Ellis and it is a privilege to welcome you, your child, and your family into my classroom! This year is going to be full of learning, exploration, growth, challenges, and best of all excitement!
I believe that parents are their child's first and most important teacher in life. Pre-K depends largely on your interest enthusiasm and support. It takes teamwork to provide your child with the tools for lifelong learning. By working together we can ensure that your child succeeds in school, as well as develops a love for learning.
I hope this website becomes helpful to you throughout the year. I will update it monthly.
Hello, my name is Sheila M. Ellis. This is my 32nd year teaching and my 27th year at Maurepas. I enjoy teaching at Maurepas. I love our school and our wonderful little community. It is a pleasure to have your child in my classroom this year. I am looking forward to a wonderful and successful school year. If you need to get in touch with me, Please email me or put a note in your child's Pre-K Binder. You may also leave a message for me in the office.
I have three children and three grandchildren. I love antique and flea market shopping. I am waiting for my 67 Mustang to be completely restored. I love to travel!!!!
Welcome to our PreK Class!
WE CURRENTLY HAVE 14 STUDENTS IN OUR CLASS.
APRIL 20TH: All school and class fees MUST be paid. All candy money is due. Students fees must be paid for them to attend field trip and to participate in Close Out Program.
APRIL 23RD: Field trip money and permission slips are due.
APRIL 27TH: Field Trip
MAY 15TH: CLOSE OUT PROGRAM @ 8AM IN THE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM.
Your child will eat breakfast as a group. Students will be taken to school cafeteria after attendance/lunch information has been gathered.
Initial behavior reports daily.
Check Binders daily.
MAIL/DAILY FOLDER: The first folder in their binder.This is used for daily mail from me, school etc... Also a place for you to put mail for me or the school.
HOMEWORK FOLDER: All homework should be put in this folder for Friday. Homework is checked on Fridays. It is not for a grade. This is a time for you to sit down with your child and review our daily work. Help them. Make dots for them to trace over, hold their hand at the beginning. Encourage your child to always do their best.
NO TOYS ALLOWED AT SCHOOL! THIS INCLUDES JEWELRY, SPORTS BALLS, SPARE KEYS, OLD CELL PHONES, ETC..... These are a distraction in class and cause many problems at school.
Homework assignments are given on Monday and due on Friday. Assignments are to be done in their homework folder. You need to sit down WITH them and help them. DO NOT LET THEM DO HOMEWORK BY THEMSELF. It will be helpful if you have an art box with pencils, crayons, scissors, glue sticks, glue, etc...
ALL MONEY THAT WILL BE TURNED IN TO ME, M U S T BE IN A SEALED, LABELED ENVELOPE. It must have students name, teacher name, and its purpose: lunch money, class fees, book order, etc.....
Please date all notes sent to me.
All "spare" clothing inside booksack are not required to be uniforms.
Please be sure to check daily.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
ALL IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES ARE LISTED ON THE MONTHLY NEWLETTER THAT IS DISTRUBUTED BY MHS. ALL DATES ARE LISTED ON SCHOOL CALENDAR ONLINE.
SPIRIT DAY IS THE LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH. PRE-K Students may wear spirit shirt and jean shorts, long jeans, OR uniform bottoms.
CLOSE OUT PROGRAM IS MAY 15TH @ 8AM IN THE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM.
Always check folders for material that will be covered/assessed for the week......
What we are doing in Pre-K
Recognize Letters. Name things that begin with our special letter.
Recognize words that begin with same sounds.
Use correct formation while holding crayons/pencils, etc...
Recognize our special color.
Tell how many syllables are in a word.
Our special Number, Letter
Count to 30
ID numerals up to 20
Recognize our special shape
Recite our Poem of the Week
All students are expected to know and understand our class/school rules. Please look over your childs behavior report and discuss it with them. Encourage your child to always do their best.
***Use our words to settle issues, not our hands!
Other ways you can help your child:
Teach them to tie their shoes.
Get in a routine.
Expect your child to do their best. NO exeptions! No excuses! And parents, teach them to accept responisibility for their actions. Do not be a follower. Lead by good example!
Show how math/letters/sounds/reading skills are necessary to our daily life.
Read daily(books, signs, boxes, etc)
Get your child to answer in complete sentences.
Count with them daily.
Teach them to tie their shoes.
Have patience while doing homework. Have a set time and place to do homework.
Be sure your child is prepared for school, by having homework completed, behavior report initialed, class supplies, properly groomed, etc....
My email address is:
If you need to contact me quickly, please call the office. I am not able to check email on a regular basis during school day.