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

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

 Please Check out our November Newsletter!

Please read the November Momentum Newsletter from Superintendent Younce

Word of the Month is Fairness!

December — Happy Holidays!

December 7, 2017

Hello CES Families and Friends,

Congratulations to one of our own Clarendon Elementary Heroes!  Ibane Earle, one or our sixth grade learners, received a Certificate of Appreciation Awardfrom the City of Rutland Police Department.  From the Police Department:  The City of Rutland Police Department would like to recognize 11 year old IbaneEarle for his preparedness and quick action during a stressful emergency situation.   He “took charge” and got help for someone in need of medical attention.  For his outstanding action during this incident, Ibane demonstrated good citizenship and The Rutland City Police Department would like to award him with this Certificate of Appreciation.

CES/SMS Basketball – Coach Eric McKee is starting practices tonight at 5:00 PM for those that are signed up AND have their paperwork complete.

Pint-Size Heroes – Clarendon Elementary will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday January 16th.  They will be accepting donations from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  $5.00 Dunkin Donuts gift cards will be given out while supplies last.  To register on line, please visit the Red Cross website at redcrossblood.org and enter CLARENDON to schedule your appointment.  This will speed your process when you arrive.

Follow the link below to get a copy of Computer Science Education Week and see our CES learners writing code and modeling successfully for other schools.  https://thinkaboutcode.blogspot.com    Then go to previous posts.  Today’s https://thinkaboutcode.blogspot.com/2017/12/3rd-and-4th-graders-building-their-own.html

Monday’s https://thinkaboutcode.blogspot.com/2017/12/clarendon-elementary-1st-grade-takes-on.html

Remember next Monday, December 11th is our Early Release Day – Students are dismissed at 12:00 PM.

The Advisory Committee discussed the CES school-wide composting and recycling program at our meeting yesterday.  Mr. Amerio said the outside bins are ready.  We are hoping to begin our program, the first phase, after the New Year.

Walking Path – Kimberly Griffin, formerly of RAPAC (Rutland Area Physical Activity Coalition) directed us to Andy Paluch of Come Alive Outside.  Andy connected us with Russ Marsan for initial design ideas and preliminary construction advice.  Russ is with Carpenter & Costin.  Russ, Andy, Russell Edwards, George Ambrose, and Fred walked the potential path on Thursday.  We are excited to start conversations with our community and share ideas with same.


CES Santa Store:  It’s time to dust off your shelves – do you have games, puzzles, kitchen gadgets, etc. that you’d like to donate to our Santa Store?  Donations can be sent in with the students or dropped off at the school’s main office.   All donations will be accepted between 7:30 and 4:00 NOW thruDecember 13thSee Flyer Here

Please – Donations must be clean, in good shape, and with all pieces/parts.  No clothing items will be accepted.

These gently used donations will be sold at our store December 15th giving each student an opportunity to Holiday shop for their families.  Items will be sold for $1.00 and under – many gifts at 25 cents.

These donations generously provided by you, the CES school community, give all of the children a chance to participate in the gift of giving during the Holidays.  Thank you to the 6th grade students who will assist in helping the younger children shop and wrap gifts with paper and supplies provided by the Clarendon PTO.


Health Officials: The Time to Get Your Flu Shot is Now   BURLINGTON – Vermont health officials say we may be in for a rough flu season, and are advising people to get their flu shot to protect both themselves as well as others, such as children too young to be vaccinated.  Find a flu shot near you at healthvermont.gov/flu  See attached

Important Dates: 

Monday, December 11                        Early Release day

December 21st – January 1st December Break – NO School

Friday, January, 12th                Winter Sports Program begins with a boot and skate fitting – dry run

                                                            Middle of the second trimester

Monday, January 15th              Dr. Martin Luther King Day – No School

Tuesday, January16th             Red Cross Blood Drive at CES

Friday, January 19                   First official day of District-Wide Winter Sports Activities

Fairness is the word of the month for December.   Please try to call attention to or stress the word and its meaning at home.  We want everyone in our school community to understand the value of Fairness.

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

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

High School Food Drive

Momentum Newsletter Oct 2017

Holiday Craft Fair Flyer

Tick Tips Sheet

September PBL Update Letter

PTO Minutes/Agenda

Art to Remember Newsletter

Tentative Soccer Schedule

Mrs. Doiron’s Music Notes

A Letter from our new Art Teacher, Ms. Sauer