Ella Canavan Elementary

Every Student Every Day




    A Message from the Principal...


    Welcome to Ella Canavan Elementary!  At Ella Canavan, we strive to provide opportunities for all students to reach their full potential.  Our teachers are dedicated to bringing the curriculum to life and supporting deeper learning in both the classroom and our new MakerSpace lab.  We also provide various club choices, such as Chess Club, Theater Club, Glee Club, Bell Choir, 24 Club, Garden Club, Art Club, and many more.  By providing engaging activities both in and out of the classroom, we work daily to create lifelong learners and leaders at Ella Canavan.


    Ella Canavan is also fortunate to have a very active and supportive PTO.  Due to their dedication, they are able to sponsor many programs at our school.  Some of the programs PTO sponsors include MadCap puppets, Kidscripts by Magical Theater, a book for every student during Right to Read week, and field trips for each grade level.  If you would like to learn more, please check out the PTO Website or attend an upcoming meeting.


    We are excited to welcome you to our school community and encourage you to reach out with any questions or suggestions that you may have.


    Gretchen Newton, Principal



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    Building Information


    Ella Canavan    Ella Canavan Elementary School

       825 Lawrence Street

       Medina, Ohio 44256




    Principal:                      Gretchen Newton

    Associate Principal:    Sierra Pischel

    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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  • Kindergarten 24-25


    Welcome To Kindergarten!


    Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now OPEN.   Students registering for the 24-25 school year must be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2024. 


    ALL REGISTRATION IS DONE ONLINE.  For more information, please click here



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  • 2023-2024 SCHOOL FEES

    K & 1st - $36.00

    2nd - $36.00*

    3rd, 4th, 5th - $44..00*

    * Chromebook insurance - $30.00

    Cash, check or pay online using payforit.net


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    Annual registration information can now be updated at medina-oh.finalforms.com  Need help creating an account? Click here for instructions.


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    Field Day   

    Field Day

    Monday, May 20, 2024

    Rain Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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    Visit our Parent Resource page for forms, handbooks and link to the parent portal.

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    Connect with our PTO on Facebook, Twitter - Join the fun!


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    Visit the Food Service & Child Nutrition Webpage for lunch menus, pricing and payment information. 


    Lunch Menu


     Lunch Menu 

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