Ella Canavan Elementary

Recognizing Potential - Maximizing Achievement




    A Message from the Principal... 


    Welcome to Ella Canavan Elementary.  At Canavan, we encourage students to reach for the stars everyday.  While our focus is on student learning, we work to make sure our students have multiple opportunities to explore different activities.  With club choices such as chess club, theater club, glee club, 24 club, garden club, knitting club, art club and many more, the possibilities of finding an interest are high.


    Our PTO is very active at Ella Canavan.  Through their dedication, they are able to sponsor many programs at our school.  Some of the programs PTO sponsors include MadCap Puppets, COSI, Kidscripts by Magical Theater, agendas for grades 2-5, a book for every student during Right to Read week and field trips for each grade.  With their generosity we are able to extend learning beyond the classroom and provide enrichment opportunities for our students.  To learn more about our PTO, feel free to come to a meeting.  PTO meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Canavan Media Center. 



    Brian Condit





    Building Information


    Ella Canavan    Ella Canavan Elementary School

       825 Lawrence Street

       Medina, Ohio 44256




    Principal:                Brian Condit

    Secretaries:            Lilly Selva & Christina Rutter



    Phone:                     330-636-4000

    Attendance Line:    330-636-4004

    Fax:                          330-725-9379



    Winter Dress


    Weather permitting, students have recess outside each day.  A decision to have outside recess during cold weather depends upon the temperature and the wind chill factor.  All students will be outside for recess when the temperature is 20 degrees and above.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.  Boots, hats, scarves, gloves and warm coats are necessary.  



    Eating Lunch with Your Student


    Parents are always invited to join their child for lunch in the school cafeteria.  If you wish to purchase a school lunch, please call the office in the morning before 9:15 and order a lunch.  


     MCS Elementary Lunchroom Visitor Guidelines:

    1.  All adults should check in the office when arriving to eat lunch.

    2.  Any adult eating with a student should be the student's guardian or on the student's contact list provided from parents or have provided the office written/verbal permission from the student's parents. 

    3.  Adults will be given a visitor's pass and can only enter the cafeteria.

    4.  When lunch is over, adults should sign out of the office and return their visitor's pass.


    Lunch/Recess Schedule


    Grade ADK and 1:          LUNCH =   11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 

                                               RECESS = 11:55 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 


    Grade 2:                            LUNCH = 11:55 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

                                                RECESS = 11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 


    Grade 3:                             LUNCH =   12:45 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

                                                 RECESS = 1:10 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.


    Grade 4:                             LUNCH = 12:45 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

                                                 RECESS = 12:20 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


    Grade 5:                             LUNCH = 12:20 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

                                                 RECESS = 12:45 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.






    If you have not already done so, please update your students Formshare/ProcessMaker.  Medina City Schools requires completion of Formshare before students are permitted on field trips, school pictures and use of technology.  Do not hesitate to call the office with questions.  We're happy to help.  


    Formshare Instructions

    Parent Portal




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  •   Tomorrow is the final day in June our Media Center is open.  It is open from 10:00-11:30.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the Media Center tomorrow.  The Media Center is closed in July, but will be open each Tuesday in August from 10:00-11:30.  


      The last chance to order school supplies from 1st Day School Supplies is Friday, June 30th. Here is the link to order supplies.  


      This year, we are changing how we notify class placement.  Instead of placing class lists on the Commons Doors, Canavan will mail letters home notifying students of class placement.  This is done to ensure the privacy and safety of our students.  Class placement letters will arrive the week of August 14th.  


      At this point, if you are registered for half day kindergarten your child is assigned to the AM section for half day kindergarten.  As always there is a possibility the class will need to split into AM/PM sections.  The AM/PM split is determined by your address in order to match bus routes.  Kindergarten registration numbers are closely monitored and a decision is made as quickly as possible.  

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  • 1st Day School Supplies 


    Canavan has once again partnered with 1st Day School Supplies for the 2017-2018 school year.  1st Day School Supplies provides Canavan families the opportunity to purchase school supplies and have them delivered to Canavan.  This is a service provided to Canavan families and not a fundraiser.  

    Ella Canavan School Supply List

    Here is the link for the Canvan Store.  

    Orders are due by June 15th.

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     State Testing


    For state testing dates, please click here.


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