Every Student, Every Day – Our Personal Best In Every Way

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

We have a very special request – an important message – from our Superintendent of Schools.  Please read the attachment.  If you know anyone that could or would be interested, please pass this message on to them.  Thank you very much for your consideration and assisting your school in providing for OUR students.

2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available.

August 17, 2017

Hello CES Families,


We are getting close….  I hope you are all well.  We have a few more updates and informational items to share with you before the first day of school.

Kindergarten Bus ride:  Friday, August 25th at 4:00 PM in front of the CES main entrance.   Our K-Parents will be receiving a packet, from your child’s teacher, in the mail very soon.   (Sent today)

An important note and update on our student lunch prices for school year 2017-18

Student Lunch:  $2.80 – Student Breakfast:  $1.75

Adult Lunch:  $3.75 – Adult Breakfast:  $2.50

The Clarendon Elementary School office will be closed on Friday, August 25th for District Welcome and In-Service training. 


A word of caution:  Next Monday, between 1:00-4:00 PM there will be a total solar eclipse. In Vermont it will be a partial solar eclipse, still something great to experience.  Please do not look directly at the sun and PLEASE ensure that your child does the same.  If you look directly at the eclipse, not only do you risk burning your eyes, but you also won’t be able to see the eclipse.


Here are some links from Ms. Roxane Johnson DeLear at Mill River Union High School:  Below is a link that provides a safe way to watch the eclipse-like a pinhole camera-and was created for watching the partial solar eclipse which we in Vermont will experience given a cloudless day.  http://www.eclipsesundial.com/index.php

Here are some other resources for families:



Safety Precautions: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEhelp/safety.html

There are many knock-off glasses that will not protect your eyes.  The real thing is fairly expensive.  SO, Do the right thing and follow the guidance from the links above.  Thank you and be safe!  Mr. V

Reminder on our Dismissal: 

Ø  Parent pick up will be in the front of the school (both sides of the lot).

Ø  Buses will be in the circle by the Admin Building and will exit by the Firehouse and Library/Grange

Ø  All students will be dismissed at 3:00 – when all the buses are parked and ready.

Ø  Kindergarten students will be escorted to the pickup point in front of the school and then to the buses prior to all others being dismissed.

Ø  All parents should back into a parking spot in front of the school and in front of the fence.

Ø  (For safety reasons, Kindergarten parents should try to use the spaces in front of the school.)

Ø  Students riding the bus will exit the building at the gym/cafeteria and walk directly to the buses parked in the circle by the old administration building.

Ø  All walkers and riders will be dismissed from the east side, primary wing, to be paired with their rides. 

Ø  Everyone must wait until the cars are loaded before exiting the parking lot!!!

Ø  No cars will be allowed to enter the parking lot while students are being dismissed.  

CEBA / AfterSchool:

The before and after school program will be running starting the first day of school.   Please use the on-line registration form if you would like.  Read the handbook, sign the last page and return it with your child or with the registration.  Some information for you…

  • Fee structure will be the same as last year,
    • before school $4.00 flat fee
    • After school $4/ hour
  • Hours will be
    • 7:00 – 7:55 Breakfast people will be sent down at 7:45
    • 3:00 – 5:30 for the afternoon

From Ms. Tinsley:  One of my goals this year is to expand the opportunities for our students.  So if you have an idea for an enrichment program, I would love the opportunity to discuss it with you.

v  First day of school is Wednesday, August 30th 

v  NEW HOURS for CES – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

v  Breakfast coverage begins at 7:40 AM

v  Parent and guardian drivers, please have your children here by 7:50 AM for the start of school at 8:00 AM


Questions from your Facebook page:  Your child’s school supplies are provided by the school and of course your tax dollars.  The correct contact for bus information for inquiries is Nichole Peterson at npeterson@millriverschools.org.  The Kindergarten Bus ride will be at 4:00 PM on Friday, August 25th – A packet with all of the information is in the mail. 


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

COACHES – If you are interested in coaching this year, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Brett Myher @ bbm1273@yahoo.com or call the main office.  We thank you in advance for taking on this challenging, yet very rewarding position.

Please pass this information along to anyone who may benefit.  If you have any questions or need further clarification, please call the office and leave a message for me or Amanda.   Thank you all for your support and collaboration with the school and our community.  We will see you soon, Mr. V

News from our Neighbors and Outside Organizations:

Mill River United Soccer:  See attached – If you are unable to attend the potluck dinner and would like to play this season please contact:  Ian Akin @ imxfc1@gmail or 802-353-2729. 

Check out our (your) Facebook page, Clarendon Elementary School Parents, for important updates throughout the year. https://www.facebook.com/groups/143657972434798/  

Important Flyers and Links (Note: all flyers can be found here: CES Website Flyers Folder)