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

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


Word of the Month is Courage!

Dear Clarendon Community,

All of our learners, collectively, earned a school-wide PBiS celebration.  As you may recall, Positive Behavioral interventions and Supports is a program that rewards our learners for doing positive things.  We had an assembly recognizing the student of the month for each class and each one of our pride paw – ping pong ball recipients.  You will soon see pictures of this in the Rutland Harold.  The school reached their first goal (that’s a lot of ping pong balls) and the children and staff were rewarded with extra time to slide and play outside followed by hot coco with mini-marshmallows.

The CES Newsletter (The Coyote Chronicles – do you like that?) will include an article on some of our special guests and special events.  Here is the intro to the article – the remainder will be in the next edition of the Newsletter, coming very soon.  –  In an effort to bring real-world problems, solutions, and information to enhance our Project Based Learning, some of the learners and educators have reached out to many experts in their fields and prominent people in Vermont.  Those generous people have been so kind to come to Clarendon and share their stories and knowledge or to host our learners in their own setting.  We give them all a huge thank you and truckload of appreciation.  (See who in the upcoming newsletter!)

Our fourth grade learners will be taking the NAEP test February 27th.  Letters went home to all fourth grade parents and guardians.  Please call me if you have any questions or need clarification. *

Attention 6th grade parents and guardians:  Thank you to those that attended the 6th grade parent meeting.  The CES 6th Grade Parent/Guardian meeting took place on January 25th.  The discussion focused on fundraising for the 6th Grade CES Promotion Night and 6th grade yearbooks.  The 6th graders will be hosting a bake sale during the town meeting at the Clarendon Town Hall.  If you are a 6th grade parent or guardian wishing to be involved in future meetings, please contact Karen Castle at kcastle@millriverschools.org or Sarah Williams at swilliams@millriverschools.org.   Thank you!

The High School will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on March 5th if you would like to join that effort.


Important Dates:

Friday, February 01, 2019       GMMD Music Festival for selected 6th grade music students

Monday, February 4th              Winter Sports

Wednesday, February 6th         Data Review Team meets after school.  MRUUSD Board meeting

Monday, February 11th            Early Release Day – Learners are released at 11:55 AM

                                                PTO meeting reminder -Monday, February 11th at 6 pm

Thursday, February 14th          Valentine’s Day – Share some time with the ones that you love

2/18 – 2/22      Winter Recess – No School – Return on February 25th

Monday, February 25th            Winter Sports Day

Wednesday, February 27th       NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Testing for 4th Grade *

SBAC testing ELA on March 20th and 21st


* Here is a video for parents interested in hearing more about NAEP: What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RurH739zdN0&feature=youtu.be


Information from our educational partners:


Your Clarendon Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be meeting on Monday, February 11th at 6 pm.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains – Discover Girl Scouts with an informational meeting for girls and parents at the Gilbert Hart Library in Wallingford, VT on Wednesday, February 6th.   Our council serves more than 10,200 Girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont and with the guidance of more than 4,885 dedicated Volunteers. Our Girls develop skills that enable them to be Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, and Leaders. Girl Scouts is all about empowering Girls to make our world a better place.  Thank you, Julianna  – See attached flyer.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. — Thomas Jefferson

CES Pride expectations

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

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