From the Principal’s Desk for the week of 7/3/19

Greetings CES Families,

We hope you are enjoying your summer break with your children. We are busy with cleaning, preparing for painting, preparing for new asphalt and for new furniture. It will be a busy summer at CES, and we’re excited about the many improvements, thanks to the Measure B funds!

We had an eventful last week of school, including Field Day 2019, several class trips and celebrations, a visit from CJHS graduating seniors, a rainy 6th grade promotion ceremony, awards assemblies and a 6th-graders vs. staff and 6th grade parents softball game! (We think the game ended in a tie). We said goodbye to some fantastic 6th-graders and will miss them greatly!

Summer meals


Summer lunch meals are now being served to all students at CES from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Please give us your feedback. We strive to continually improve and we would greatly appreciate a few (maybe only a couple) minutes of your time to answer our quick, anonymous 10-question CES Spring Survey. (We are also asking 2nd-6th graders to answer a brief anonymous survey).

You can click here: to get started. We hope to close this survey down shortly so please respond within the next week or two. Thanks for your time!

Start times in 2019-2020

Please note: starting in 2019-2020, our first bell will ring at 8:10 a.m., and the tardy bell will ring at 8:15. We will dismiss school at 2:35 p.m. (1:30 pm. on Mondays).

We will have supervision by 7:45 a.m. each morning. We appreciate the feedback provided by parents and have adjusted our start and end time 5 minutes earlier, instead of the 10 minutes we originally proposed.


2019-2020 teacher assignments

We made a slight teacher assignment change last week. Ms. Klimek is interested in supporting younger students, and those dealing with reading challenges. She is currently receiving additional training to support these students. Therefore, she will be moving to kindergarten. Mr. Beilby is excited to fill her position as our 6th-grade teacher. Additional teacher assignments are listed below. We will be posting our K and 2nd grade class lists on August 19.

K = Ms. Twitchell (TK & K) and Ms. Klimek,

1st = Ms. Cardona,

2nd = Ms. O’Kelley & Ms. Whalen,

3rd = Ms. Geer (Mr. Goolsby to start year to cover Ms. Geer’s maternity leave),

4th = Ms. Crowther,

5th = Ms. Tantardino,

6th = Mr. Beilby,

Enrichment/Interventions = Ms. Bainbridge,

Special Education = Ms. Preston,

Opportunity = Ms. Bauer.

Kindergarten 2019-2020

We are excited to pilot an all day kindergarten program this coming year. Students may ride the bus to and from school, and will be released at the same time as the 1st-6th graders (8:10-2:35 p.m.).


Transitional kindergarten students will start at 8:10 in the morning, and will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m. each day. (We offered all day K at my previous schools and felt it was an advantage for students.)

We will provide additional updates throughout the summer via our school newsletter or Facebook.

Thanks for sharing your child with us this school year. We look forward to welcoming all of our students back on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 8:10 a.m.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email me. I will be working through the end of June, checking in weekly in July and will be back in August.

Ms. Nicole Peterson, our wonderful Administrative Assistant will be returning Aug. 13. Our office hours will remain from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. starting Aug. 13.