Ms. Ellis


Hello, My Name Is

Ms. Ellis

I recently moved to Phoenix from Minneapolis, MN! I graduated with my Bachelor's of Elementary Education and Middle Level Mathematics from Winona State University. I am teaching 5th grade here at Western Valley and am enjoying the constant sunshine here in Arizona! As much as I love exploring the Valley of the Sun and hiking the many beautiful mountains, I do miss the snow and my family in Minnesota. I have one younger brother and many cousins - who I love to spend time with and laugh!

Some of the things my family and I like to do together is fish, snowmobile, and enjoy the weather outside. I love all things coffee, dogs, and photography :) Check out the Photo Gallery for some photos from Media Club and around the school. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me: an Email or Message on ClassDojo is usually best. 

Thank you,
Ashley Ellis

Fifth Grade – Room 452
Yearbook Adviser 



My mom and dad came from MN to visit. We hiked South Mountain.

Ms. Ellis


  • AZELLA Testing - week of February 26th 
  • Spring Break - No School - March 12-19th
  • AZ MERIT Testing - week of April 2nd
  • Post Benchmark Testing - end of April



  • We are responsible for our own actions.
  • We stay on task and cooperate with others.
  • We listen respectfully to peers and teachers.
  • We follow directions appropriately.
  • We always try our best and enjoy learning.



  • Students will have homework to review learned concepts.
  • Students will read at least 30 minutes at home.
  • Students will try to be to school on time (8:00 AM).
  • Students will be prepared with necessary materials.
  • Students will converse with parents about what they're learning.
  • Students will receive warnings, notes home, or phone calls as needed.

Pringles project

5th Grade Schedule:

Monday: Art
Tuesday: P.E.
Wednesday: Music
Thursday: (extended specials) B WEEK
Friday: Technology and Library

8:00-8:15 AM  Breakfast
8:15-8:45  Listening and Speaking
8:45-9:00  Science/Social Studies
9:00-9:40  SPECIALS
9:45-10:15  Vocabulary
10:15-11:15  Reading
11:15-12:15  Grammar
12:15-12:25 Science/Social Studies
12:25-1:10 LUNCH/RECESS
1:15-2:15 Writing
2:15-3:00 PM Mathematics

Dismissal is at 3:00 PM M, T, W, and F.

Dismissal is at 1:15 PM on Th.

Dec 2017
Oct 2017