Cougar Classic 2017

Ellis Middle School will host the Ellis Cougar Classic 2017 on February 17th-19th! For those of you new to Ellis, this is our BIG spring fundraiser, which includes an indoor soccer tournament for teams all over Middle Tennessee and a lot of fun school activities for students during the month of February! Friday night, February 17th is Cougar Student Night where the Ellis students have an opportunity to play on a “fun” soccer team and/or come cheer on their friends that are participating! Also, there are lots of other ways for kids that are “non-soccer” players to get involved! Here is a brief list of everything involved with the Cougar Classic and what is available to you and your students:

  • Sponsorships- Do you own a company or work for a business that would like to become a sponsor for the Cougar Classic? Lots of different levels available with many marketing perks such as a banner in the gym for a full year! We also have a Family Banner available for those families that want to make a larger contribution. Each family donating $250 or more will be added to the banner, which is displayed in the gym. Contact Julie Gafney at jgafney27@gmail.com with any questions or interest.
  •  “Raise A Paw” – A simple and easy way for all parents to contribute to our Cougar Classic Spring Fundraiser. Students bringing in a minimum $25 donation have their name placed on a paper “paw” that is posted in the school’s cafeteria. New this year… we will be building “Class Chains” for every dollar donated through “raise a paw”. These chains will be displayed at the pep rally, where the overall class winner will be announced! Donations are tax deductible. We have fabulous prizes to give away in daily drawings and grand prize drawings to those kids who have “raised a paw” for Ellis. More info to come the first week in February, along with the Raise a Paw form!!!! Thank you to Jamie Spurlock and Digital Connections Inc. for being our “Prize Sponsor” which allows us to provide some awesome prizes to the kids! 
  • Cougar Candy Grams- This is a fun way for students to receive M&Ms and Sour Punch Straws from their family and friends for Valentines Day. Orders will be taken before school starting February 6th-16th and the Candy Grams will be delivered to the students on Friday, February 10th & Friday, February 17th. More info to come along with the order form!
  •  Ellis Student Fun Soccer Teams- Ellis students are given the opportunity to build a “fun” soccer team amongst friends and peers that will compete with other soccer teams in their same grade. These “fun” teams will compete Friday night, February 17th. This is also Cougar Student Night where all Ellis students and parents are invited to watch the soccer games and enjoy something from concessions! More info about forming a team will be announced the first week of February, so tell your kids to be listening for details!
  • Cougar Fun Games- The mornings of February 15th, 16th, and 17th at 7:00 a.m. the students can bring $1 OR a can of food for a chance to participate in some challenges that include Football, Frisbee, Basketball and Soccer. These events will be held in the gym before school and gives the students “bragging” rights for strutting their stuff in front of the entire student body! All money and food will benefit local community and church food banks. More details to come….
  • Volunteer- Would you like to help out this year and make it the best Cougar Classic yet? It takes a village to pull this event off so we need YOU! Email Kim Brisson at ksbrisson@yahoo.com to get involved!
  • Social Media- LIKE, RETWEET & SHARE Cougar Classic!!! Cougar Classic has a FB page: facebook.com/EllisCougarClassic/ and you can also find us on Twitter: twitter.com/Cougar Classic and Instagram: instagram.com/EllisCougarClassic There will be a lot of reminders and updated information on Social Media so make sure your kids get on too!

Thank you in advance of your support of the Cougar Classic and if you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Cornelia Hines- 615-585-8019 corneliahines@gmail.com 

Shaunda Kohls- 615-681-1741 smkohls@comcast.net

Julie Shuck 615-948-2068 julietshuck@gmail.com

Red Ribbon Week

“Red Ribbon Week” has been a week celebrated throughout all Sumner County schools for many years in which we promote to our students the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the consequences that come with the abuse of drugs and alcohol.  We will have a special guest speaker for our 8th grade students and will promote celebrating this year’s theme of “YOLO: Live it Right!” with daily dress up days online casinos (YOLO stands for You Only Live Once).  Daily announcements will be made and lessons will be shared throughout classrooms.   Please join us in reinforcing the message at home and reminding our students of the daily dress up days.  Here they are:

  • Monday, October 24th – Pink Out Day (Wear Pink in Celebration of Remaining Drug Free and the Fight Against Cancer)
  • Tuesday, October 25th – Hat and Jersey Day (Put a Cap on Drugs and Team-Up to Fight Addiction)
  • Wednesday, October 26th – Star Wars vs. Harry Potter (Creativity and Imagination are Only Possible with a Healthy Mind)
  • Thursday, October 27th – Wear Red Day Across all Sumner County Schools (Wear Red in Celebration of Being Drug Free)
  • Friday, October 28th – Decade Day (Display Trends from Your Favorite Decade to Celebrate Life)

*Students will be expected to follow the dress code unless a specific exemption has been granted.

We look forward to helping our students develop a greater understanding of how positive choices can create pathways to a happier, healthier future full of adventure and accomplishing their dreams.

Welcome Back to School!

We are excited to welcome all students, teachers, and parents back to Ellis Middle School this year. As mobile gambling we gear up for a great year there are several important dates to keep in mind:

 

Back to School Night – 6th Grade
Thu, Aug 25
6:00 PM –  7:30 PM
Back to School Night – 7th Grade
Mon, Aug 29
6:00 PM –  7:30 PM
Back to School Night – 8th Grade
Thu, Sep 01
6:00 AM –  7:30 PM

We will have an information table set up – so please stop by to learn more about Ellis PTO!

See you there!

Cougar Classic is ON!

Hello Parents:  Cougar Classic is ON rain or shine, school or no school!!!!!! We are going to be optimistic that school will be in session tomorrow so here is the revised snow plan for the Cougar Classic Weekend February 12th-14th!

Free T-shirts- The shirts are in the first period classrooms so the kids can just put them on in the morning!

Candy Grams- We are extending the sale of Candy Grams and selling tomorrow(2/12) and next Wednesday through Friday. We will still have a delivery tomorrow and next Friday as well. The Pixie Sticks are $1 each, chocolate roses are $3 each or 5 for $10.

Raise A Paw- We are also extending the RAP campaign and it will end next Friday, February 19th. We will still offer daily cash prizes on tomorrow,  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week!  The grade that has the highest participation will get to each lunch outside, have Maggie Moos and have a bubble ball party in the gym for the entire grade all on Friday, March 18th!  This is Ellis’ biggest fundraiser all year long and we need YOU to help make it happen! We can’t help Mother Nature but we can have a great time this weekend and support our incredible Ellis Middle School!!!

Cougar games: We are going to have the Frisbee, football throw and soccer shootout at the same time! Starting at 7:05 tomorrow in the gym. Bring in a can of food or $1.00 for a chance! All monetary donations go to the Samaritan Center and all food will go to Our Lady of the Lake Church.

Pep Rally- The Pep Rally will start at 1:30 in the gym. The t-shirt design contestants will be recognized, the fun soccer teams will be announced and the select group of teacher and staff will play a soccer game all while rolling around in a bubble ball!

Friday Night Cougar Night- The Fun Soccer Games are ON school or no school! So come on out and support Ellis while watching soccer and enjoying concessions!  Everyone is probably a little stir crazy anyway with the snow days! First game starts at 3:45 with the 7th grade! Gate fee is $5.00 per person(5 and under free) OR you can buy a weekend pass for $8.00.  Spirit wear will also be on sale and we will have gate ticket drawings at 5:00, 8:00 and 10:00!!! If medical releases have not been turned in for each player, the student will NOT get to play!

All Students MUST leave campus tomorrow after school and cannot return until 3:30. This is a very important rule to end the school day, kids leave, and  then return for Cougar Night!!!!!

The competitive soccer teams start Saturday morning and go all day/night long Saturday and Sunday! Gate $5.00 per person (5 and under Free)

Thank you to everyone for their donations and help so far. Any questions please contact Cornelia Hines corneliahines@gmail.com  OR Shaunda Kohls smkohls@comcast.net

Thank you to our title sponsor Dollar General, our Classic Sponsors: David Kimbrough and Higgs Pediatric Dentistry and our Cougar sponsors: Indian Lake Weight Loss Center, INFINITE Connections and Kids City Smiles, Dr. Mary Beth Tabor and Dr. Clair Poff!

Cougar Classic Soccer Tournament

Friday, February 12 – Saturday, February 14
Ellis Middle School Gym

Here are details about the coming weeks and the weekend of the event which is only two weeks away! We hope every family can participate in some way to support Ellis Middle School and this super fun event!

  • Candy GramsCandy Gram forms went home with your student on Friday. Chocolate roses for $3 each and Giant Pixy Stix $1.00 each. You can send the form with payment to the office or sales will go on in the concession stand before school each morning from February 1-11. There will be 2 delivery dates this year: Friday, February 5 and Friday, February 12. Download order form.
  • Sponsors – Do you own a business or work at an establishment that would like to sponsor the Cougar Classic? We have lots of different levels of sponsorships! Great advertising impressions while helping out Ellis. Any questions or if you would like to help out please contact Cornelia Graves Hines or Shaunda Kohls
  • “Raise A Paw” is a simple and easy way for all parents to contribute to Cougar Classic. Download order form. The campaign runs from February 3-12; students bring in a minimum $25 donation and have their name placed on a paper “paw” that is posted in the school’s cafeteria. We have fabulous prizes to give away in daily drawings and grand prize drawings to those kids who have “raised a paw” for Ellis. Any family who makes a donation of $250 or more will be placed on a group Family Banner which is on display in the gym all year long. Family banner donations need to be in no later than Friday, February 5 in order to have the banner made by CC weekend. The grade that has the most participants in raising a paw will get to eat lunch outside and have a Nashville Bubble Ball party in the gym! Check it out here…… http://nashvillebubbleball.com/bubbleballnashville.com.html
  • Cougar Games – February 9-12, starting on Feb 9 at 7:00 a.m. The students can bring $1 OR a can of food for a chance to throw a football, shoot a basketball at half court, fly a frisbee and kick a Soccer ball all in the gym! This will give the students “bragging” rights for strutting their stuff in front of the entire student body! All money and food will benefit local community and church food banks.
  • Pep Rally to kick off the weekend is on February 12 at 1:30 and grand prizes will be awarded!
  • Fun Teams – Ellis students can participate on a fun soccer team that play against age appropriate peers on Friday night, February 12. Cost is $100 per team, the forms are available in the office and are due on February 5. Friday night is also Cougar Night where all Ellis students and parents are invited to watch the soccer games and enjoy something from concessions! Games begin at 4:30 and entrance fee is $5.00
  • Middle Tennessee Competitive Soccer Teams play on Saturday and Sunday all day. Entrance is $5.00 (5 & under free) OR a weekend pass for $8.
  • We Need Volunteers - Would you like to help out this year and make it the best Cougar Classic yet? It takes a village to pull this event off so we need YOU! Email Shaunda Kohls at smkohls@comcast.net.

Thank you in advance of your support of the Cougar Classic and if you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact:

Cornelia Hines
615-585-8019
corneliahines@gmail.com                                        

Shaunda Kohls
615-681-1741
smkohls@comcast.net

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