Lesley Ellis News and Updates

mtringali ::: Early Childhood, News & Events, Speaker Series

What do you get when you offer a compelling speaker, a chance to mingle with colleagues, and all you can eat pizza?

You get a well-attended and informative Early Childhood Forum. More than 130 teachers from 28 area school packed the Wing last Wednesday for the 9th Annual Lesley Ellis Early Childhood Forum.

Speaker Series Presenter
mtringali ::: Assembly, Arts

Pounding percussion. Happy hands. Tapping toes.

All were present in the Wing on Wednesday morning, along with abandoned Starbucks Mocha Grandes and large iced coffees from Dunkin’ Donuts.

After all, no one needed the extra jolt of caffeine thanks to the Brazilian drumming sounds of Grooversity.

Enrichment Assembly in the Wing
mtringali ::: Assembly, News & Events

The first assembly of the year was held on Wednesday morning at Lesley Ellis.

Parents, faculty, and students filled the Wing after negotiating a morning deluge that left many wet and soggy.

But the weather didn’t dampen the atmosphere and promptly at 8:45, four middle schools kicked off the assembly by leading everyone in singing the school song.

September Assembly
mtringali ::: News & Events, Families

Faculty, Family, Friends and neighbors of Lesley Ellis made the annual Free Fun Fair a Saturday morning success.

The cool September air and clear skies were the perfect backdrop to a morning of fun activities for young children and their families. More than 100 visitors enjoyed a variety of age appropriate activities (even parents joined in the fun!) including face painting, obstacle courses, button making, and block building. Apples were available for snacking and many kids ...made the rounds to each activity station, being sure to get their “passport” stamped at each location.

Free Fun Fair 2015
mtringali ::: News & Events, Leadership

What do whiffle ball, a ropes course, and story time have in common?

They were all part of a two day retreat that Lesley Ellis seventh and eighth graders attended last week at Salisbury State Reservation.

Students were accompanied by teachers Polly Vanasse and Andy Stratford and spent their days participating in a variety of activities designed to prepare the students to be peer group leaders. 

mtringali ::: Program News

Labor Day has come and gone and with it, an enviable summer mentality and schedule.

The use of alarm clocks, the organization of car pools and after school activities, and lunch making are just a few of the sure signs that a new school year is underway.

Back to School
mtringali ::: Program News, Faculty Week, Featured

The thick, immovable air of August belies the inevitably of what’s coming.


Mother Nature, in Her infinite wisdom, has seen fit each year to help nudge us forward; toward a change in routine that is anything but thick and immovable. The long days of summer are getting decidedly shorter. The August sunlight is angled lower in the sky, creating the most stunning sunsets of the year. Temperatures are cooling off….slowly.

Next week Lesley Ellis opens its doors to another school year, welcoming back its most important occupants—the students.

Liam preparing his students' lockers
mtringali ::: News & Events

With school just around the corner, we're already preparing for a fun fall! 

Mark your calendars for the Lesley Ellis Free Fun Fair. Saturday, September 26 from 9 - 11 a.m.

Open to Lesley Ellis families, their friends, and the community at large. Join us for a morning of games, crafts, music, face painting, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

hlewis ::: News & Events, Press Releases, School Bulletin

Young Adventurers, Junior Discoverers, Senior Explorers and Middle School Summer Programs are kicking off the season with cool activities to match some cool themes -- “Sizzling Science”, “Engineering with Literature”, “Fun with Bubbles”, “Land and Sea Art” and “On the Water”.

Middle School Program at Good Harbor Beach