Principles desk for the week of 12/24/19

Happy Holidays CES families and friends,

We are enjoying this holiday season at CES, and finding a balance between our academic content needs and some holiday spirit and activities. Our winter break is upon us (Dec. 20-Jan. 6). We’ll be taking two weeks off, and will be excited to welcome our students back Jan. 6, 2020.

Homework club cancelled

Unfortunately, we have to suspend our homework club at this time. We do not have the staffing available and not all of our students were benefiting from the experience. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Elks Hoop Shoot

Monday, Jan. 6. from 1:45-3:15 p.m. in the CES gym for children ages 8-13. Come show Mr. Mac and Mr. G what you got CES Volcanoes!

Warm Clothing Drive

Please donate any extra jackets, gloves, snow pants, etc. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 2:30-4 p.m. inside the CES cafeteria. Families are welcome to pick up any needed items Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 2:30-4 p.m. Please contact our Student Services Coordinator, Ms. Angie Moreau, if you have any questions.

Outdoors recess

Please make sure your child has the proper clothing to be outside for 15-20 minutes enjoying some fresh air and play even when it’s cold or snowing. (We will limit recess if we have a heavy rain to prevent them from getting drenched). If students wish to climb on the snow hills created from the plows they need to have some boots and snow pants. Please let me know if questions or concerns. Thanks!

Reading each night?

As a reminder: Establish a 20 minutes per night to have your child read. Send me your pictures and your favorite books and we’ll put them in an upcoming newsletter!

New Year’s Resolutions and healthy lifestyles

We typically make some New Year’s resolutions for a more productive and healthy year. You may want to encourage your child to identify some New Year’s resolutions to include a more productive and healthy life, including less screen time, more reading, more activities or something else?

My recent studies on the negative impacts of excessive screen time (computers, tablets, phone, TV) is alarming and concerning. Thanks for considering!

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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