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Greetings CES Families

Nightly reading

Reading at least 20 minutes per night? Send me your pictures and your favorite books and we’ll put them in an upcoming newsletter!

Chester Elementary PTA

We had a great meeting this past week with our CES PTA leaders and our California state PTA friends. They provided a wealth of information, including the many benefits of being a PTA member. Please consider joining our CES PTA by visiting the office to pick up a form. Cost is only $6.

STRAW program

This past week students participated once again in the STRAW program (Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed).

Thanks to our parent Mr. Ryan Burnett (Point Blue Conservation Science Director) and many of our local volunteers, teachers, parents, and students have been participating in this invaluable program that teaches them about habitat restoration.

Our students have been learning from guest speakers in the classroom and in the meadow, and now our 2nd-6th graders will be participating in a day working in the field on habitat restoration.

A big thanks to Mr. Burnett, Point Blue and the many volunteers who make this special opportunity happen for our students.

For more information on Point Blue, you can visit their website at www.pointblue.org.

CES students on CJHS campus after school

Please reinforce to your child that they cannot be on the CJHS campus during CJHS’ school hours. With CES releasing at 2:35 p.m. on normal days, and CJHS releasing at 3:10 p.m., students may be visiting CJHS from 2:35-3:10 p.m.

Exceptions may be made by CJHS if a parent is picking up siblings at both schools and has the CES student walk to CJHS. They will need to be on their best behavior in a designated area.

After School Homework

Teachers are giving their valuable time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Teachers are willing to assist students with their homework. However, students need to be motivated to work and on their best behavior. If not, then they will need to make a parent phone call and will be sent home early. Thanks for your understanding.

Flu mist

Flu mists will be administered at CES on Oct. 31, thanks to our friends with Plumas Health.

Parenting support classes

Plumas Rural Services offers parenting support classes. For more information, please visit their site at www.plumasruralservices.org/parenting/index.html.

In closing, we appreciate your ongoing support and teaming with us to make 2019-2020 an exceptional elementary experience for our students. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

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