neighborhood involvement

Happy 4th of July, friends!

The Ellis family is looking forward to tomorrow's 4th of July celebration in Lakewood.  We love our traditions - it all starts tonight when we talk about waking up early and doing the Lakewood fun run.  Occasionally that happens, but more often we rack it out of bed, throw on clothes and race over to find a place to sit and watch the parade.  For 12 years we have talked about having a float, and I'm sure the topic will come up again tomorrow.  For the record, my daughter has been on a float once.  So I have moved that off my bucket list.  The thing we never miss are the fireworks - we always manage to get our act together by 9pm one way or another!

I hope you all have a great time doing whatever you do to celebrate our great country.  Given all the political rancor that is nearly impossible to avoid, we need a day to lay aside our disagreements and recognize that all of us, regardless of political affiliation, are so blessed to live in freedom.  May that always be the hallmark of the USA.

Happy 4th of July, friends!

Back to school!

I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing summer.  The Ellis family stayed busy with swim meets and trips to visit relatives.  It was fun but we are ready to get back to a routine - bring on the 2016-2017 school year!

For my patients returning to school, I wish you all success with your return to class.  Great things await you and I'm excited to hear all about it at your next orthodontic appointment!

As a reminder, Ellis Orthodontics loves to support our local schools and is already gearing up for this year's fundraisers.  Last year we sponsors the following:

  • The Long Run, benefitting JL Long Middle School
  • The Trek for Tech, funding technology at Lakehill Prep
  • The Community Partner Program at St. John's Episcopal School
  • The St. John's Episcopal School Carnival and Auction Party
  • The St. Thomas Aquinas School's Fall Carnival and Spring Auction Party
  • The Carnival at Stonwall Jackson Elementary
  • The Fall Carnival at Lakewood Elementary
  • Homecoming at Woodrow Wilson High School

If you would like Ellis Orthodontics to assist with fundraising at your child's school, please let us know!