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CES Pride expectations – Be Kind, Be Respectful, Be Safe and always Be Your Best!


Word of the Month is Empathy!

December 7, 2018

Hello CES Families and Friends,

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
 Mother Teresa     Share your time and your love with someone today and tomorrow.


Our family at CES thanks our learners and educators for their time in presenting at the School Board meeting last night.  Riley Chambers and Ms. Doiron presented the Crayon Project and how that came to fruition.  Paden Lynch, Olivia Graham, and Olivia Sampson from Mr. Lannon’s class explained the dynamics of their Learner Lead class culture and government like organizational structure to their learning.   Kaitlyn Haskins and Thomas Gregory from Ms. Pritchard’s class documented, on film, what it is like to be a sixth grader now and how they are deeply learning the 3 R’s in a Project Based Learning environment.


Our very own Clarendon Band and Chorus performed very well on Tuesday evening (and once in the AM).  Mrs. Doiron choreographed a very entertaining show with multiple acts, instruments, and songs.  Your fourth, fifth, and sixth graders showed us how talented they really are in 60 minute performance that felt like 10.  We certainly had fun!

Learning Our Way-episode 2 airs tonight at 6:30pm.  Ms. Pritchard’s sixth grade learners and performers present!

CES has a Winter Scapes door decoration contest.  The theme is our word of the month, Empathy.  Each class will decorate their door with this theme in mind and using their creative ideas to celebrate Winter and the holidays.  Next week, the learners will defend their door by describing what their pictorial representation means to them and how it shows empathy.  Ms. Pritchard’s sixth grade class will be filming the responses and editing a mini-film for the school.

Continual Improvement – We will be looking at data from different sources to determine our next steps toward getting even better.   By ciphering though some important information and material and examining potential root causes in areas of need, we hope to get a better picture of where we are and what we are capable of doing.   If you are interested in helping us to maintain our quest for continual improvement, please contact me at the office.  Thank you for your consideration.


The Walking Trail has been awarded the first grant of $3,800 for signage and benches.  PTO has donated $500 along with our original contribution from the Edwards.  The entire field has been tilled and disked and we were hoping the path would be scrapped and surepak put in before winter – but, winter beat us to the punch.


Important Dates:

Monday, December 10th          Early Release – Children are dismissed at 11:55

Wednesday, December 12th     High School Music program – they will be collecting food items for the needy.

Friday, December 14th             Santa Store for all of our children (If you are donating, please have your items to the office by the 12th. – THANK YOU!)

December 20 – January 1st      December Break – No School – We return on January 2nd

Looking ahead:  January 7th   Winter sports begin; January 21st Dr. Martin Luther King Day; February 27th NAEP Testing for 4th Grade


News from our neighbors: 


Tomorrow evening – About the Killington Vermont Holiday Festival | The 15th annual Vermont Holiday Festival kicks off the holiday season with a concert performed by local students on Friday evening.  See attached


“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”  – Lao Tzu

CES Pride expectations

Be Kind, Be Respectful, Be Safe and always Be Your Best!

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