Ella Canavan Elementary

Every Student Every Day




    A Message from the Principal... 


    Welcome to Ella Canavan Elementary.  At Canavan, we encourage students to reach for the stars every day.  While our focus is on student learning, we work to ensure our students have multiple opportunities to explore different activities.  With club choices such as chess club, theater club, glee club, bell choir, 24 club, garden club, art club 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 Theatre, agendas for grades 3-5, 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



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    Building Information


    Ella Canavan    Ella Canavan Elementary School

       825 Lawrence Street

    Medina, Ohio 44256




    Principal:                       Brian Condit

    Associate Principal:     Gretchen Newton

    Secretaries:                  Christina Rutter

                                           Julie Barnes


    Phone:                      330-636-4000

    FAX:                           330-636-3829


    ATTENDANCE LINE:     330-636-4004

    Please call the attendance line if your child will be absent or tardy.  


    Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    School Hours:  8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

    Tardy Bell rings at 8:55 a.m.


    Canavan Daily Schedule

    For our regular bell schedule, list of early release dates and dismissal times, click here.


    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.  


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