Welcome to Ella Elementary


The Ella Elementary staff is excited about the 2016-2017 school year!

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Gator Patrol. Gator Patrol is students in grades 4-6 who are selected by their teacher to participate. These students will be trained to help with peer mediation and campus safety patrol.  After being trained students will help assist Yard Duty monitor the playground and bathrooms. 

Students are rotated monthly in order to allow all students to participate and be a part of something positive. 

Gator Go-Getter. Gator Go-Getter is a school wide reward system where students being caught showing good student qualities are given a ticket that they turn in making them eligible for the daily drawing from prizes. Mrs. Rasmussen chooses and announces the winners during her morning broadcast over the Ella intercom.

Upper-grade Citizenship Luncheon. Once a month one 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grader is chosen from each class to participate in this recognition ceremony. The students chosen have demonstrated good citizenship behaviors and are awarded a certificate of appreciation and attend a luncheon where they receive prizes and tasty treats.

Cafeteria Challenge. When students go to lunch they sit together as a class. Each class will earn a Gator everyday they are being respectful, responsible and safe in the cafeteria. The classes that earn 10 Gators receive a prize that is selected by the teacher from a jar. 

Prizes include:  Movie and Lunch, Ice Cream Party, 15 minutes with Mrs. Vang, Lunch on the lawn, and so on.  

Perfect Attendance. Teachers record the dates when their entire class has perfect attendance, no tardiness included, on the Perfect Attendance Sheet. Once a class achieves 20 days’ worth of perfect attendance, that class earns a pizza party during their lunch and a balloon that is graciously donated by Ms. Selenia Mosely. 


Upcoming Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year:
  • January 16, Monday- Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school;
  • February 6, Monday- Parent/ELAC Meeting (Click here for flyer):
  • February 13, Monday- Lincoln's Birthday Observed, no school;
  • February 20, Monday- Washington's Birthday Observed, no school;
  • March 10, Friday- End of 2nd Trimester;
  • March 12, Sunday- Daylight Savings Time, Spring Forward;
  • March 13, Monday- Site based work day, non-attendance day for students;
  • March 14 to March 17- Parent/Teacher Conferences;
  • March 31, Friday- District wide minimum day, school dismissed at 1:20 PM;
  • April 10 to 17- Spring Break;
  • May 29, Monday- Memorial Day, no school
  • June 9, Friday- Last day of school.



Ella Parent/Student Handbook 2016-2017 (Click to print copy)

MJUSD Civility Policy and Incident Report:

In order to keep schools and administrative offices free from disruptions and to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering school or district grounds, procedures will be established to support a safe work place for students and staff. The intent of these procedures will be to promote mutual respect, civility, and orderly conduct among district employees, parents, and the public. 

Printable Forms:
Civility Report Document 1 (Click to print copy)
Civility Report Document 2 (Click to print copy)
Civility Incident Form (Click to print copy)