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


Word of the Month is Trustworthy!

February 16, 2018

Hello CES Families and Friends,


As you know, there are no Winter Sports activities today– The next schedule WSD will be March 2nd.  Then, remember to bring a snack and a bottle of water.  We will provide our fresh fruit and vegetable program snack to all as well.

Authentic Collaborators visit our classrooms:

CES wants to thank Mr. David Francomb for sharing his career responsibilities and interests with our Sixth Graders in Ms. Pritchard’s class.   One student has a strong interest in this field (along with a few others) and may be choosing this kind of career.  Mr. Francomb described his own interests and encouraged all of the students to learn and study hard – that will open up future opportunities for each of them.  David has offered to send in others in the field to talk about a number of other areas of interest.


Ms. Ciera Rife, a design engineer from Advanced Animations in Stockbridge, visited our fifth graders in Mr. Lannon’s class.  The learners contacted Ms. Rife themselves and asked her to share some ideas and her knowledge to strengthen their class project.  Ms. Rife explained, drew, and described many ways to get the dinosaur head to move.  Her expertise in animatronicsand her real life experience in building similar projects excited the learners to learn even more.  The career opportunities in this field are phenomenal and pay very well.  Ciera lives right here in Clarendon.

The school will be conducting a complete disinfection of the rooms, tables, and door handles over break.  

The following recommendations are from our district nurses and Jennifer Piosole, an epidemiologist:  Students or staff who develop flu-like symptoms should stay home.  Symptoms of the flu can include:  Fever (100 degrees F or above); Cough; Sore throat: Runny of stuffy nose: Body aches; Chills; Tiredness; Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting


Ill individuals should stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or sign of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of a fever-reducing medicine (Tylenol, Advil, etc.).

The norovirus (stomach bug or stomach flu) is also going around and staff and students with vomiting and diarrhea (with or without fever) should also stay home until 24 hours after all symptoms resolve.  Any student or staff member with confirmed Strep Throat may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotic therapy.


A note from our Guidance / School Counselor:  Denny McCullough, M.S.   802-775-5379×105


Hello Clarendon Families,

A heads up to a troubling trend among our nation’s young people:  Some students are getting up at 3am to watch challenge videos.  Tip: Check the time on your child’s view history (all electronic devices that can access the internet).
This practice first started in 2017 but has resurfaced.  There has been talk of it with a few of our CES students.  I will contact you directly if I hear your child speaks of it.  An indicator they are exposing themselves to this kind of video may look like; exhaustion from waking in the middle of the night, nightmares, fear of going to sleep, talk of ghost and paranormal activity.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Here is a link to an article with a better explanation of what children may be doing:




The Advisory Committee will be meeting next February 28th at 3:15.  We will continue our discussion on the walking path and the recycling and composting programs.  New participants are welcome.  New ideas and suggestions will always be considered – Anything to improve the student experience or enhance the CES School and community.   


Information from our neighbors:


Indoor Soccer – Mill River United Indoor soccer registration for Mill River United is now open for kids in grades K-11. Season begins on March 13th and ends on May 7thSee attached for more details and contact information.

Mini-Mighty Minutemen Wrestling:  For grades K-6 began on Tuesday February 13th at 5 PM in the Mill River High School Wrestling Room.  All interested students are invited.   Questions:  Call Charlie Pritchard at 775-9375 or Dave Allen at 446-3077.


Important Dates: 

Friday, February 16                District Sixth Grade Field Trip – See attached letter (hard copy went home)

Winter Break   February 19 – 23  No School   Winter Break

Things to remember:  Please do not drive around cars dropping off their children.  That is a safe zone for exiting on either side of the car. Please back in to a parking spot when preparing to pick up your child.  WAIT for the stop sign to turn to slow.  We have a lot of children walking to cars and we do not want to lose even one.

Trustworthy is the word of the month for February.   Please try to call attention to or emphasize this word and its meaning at home.  We want everyone in our school community to understand and practice being trustworthy.

PS – Please tell us if you know of anyone who does not get these emails.  If you want a hard copy, please let us know.

CES Pride expectations

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