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


Word of the Month is Respect!

October 26, 2018

Hello CES Families and Friends,

Reminder – IMPORTANT – To: MRUUSD Families,   There is a nationwide shortage of Epinephrine Auto-injectors (EpiPens), and due to this shortage, most of the EpiPens that we have in stock in our schools will be expiring soon.  –Please read the attached letter if this pertains to you and your child.


Thank you for attending our/your student lead conferences.  I trust all went well and you received a good deal of information from OUR learners (both home and school).  If you need further clarification or would like to ask follow up questions, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher or me.  We very much enjoy your partnership with the school and need your educational leadership with your children.

Trunk or Treat:     Trunk or Treat is Today! 

5:30 pm (set up begins) 6:30pm Trick or Treating begins

When the candy is gone, the event is over…usually around 20 minutes, so don’t be late!

  1. If you are decorating a trunk:  Please be at the school and parked no later than 6:00 pm. Late arrivals will have a difficult time finding the right spot.  Someone will be there to help you park.
  1. If you are only trunk or treating:  Please park your car in the loop/area before the main parking lot of the school.  After you have parked, proceed to the gymwhere you will check in and there will be a family friendly Halloween movie playing for caregivers and kids while trunks are being decorated outside.  KIDS (unless they are helping set up a trunk) SHOULD WAIT IN THE GYM UNTIL…A PTO member will make announcements in the gym before treating begins-kids will be released from inside the gym this year.

The CES PTO is looking forward to seeing you all in costumes this Friday!  When you are trick or treating don’t forget to thank our guests of honor, Clarendon’s brave firefighters! Thank you for making this such a great event for our community!

 Primary news:  Grades K-2 are having a Project Based Extravaganza of Learning next week.  It will start with a combined field trip to a pumpkin patch where they will explore, do many calculations, answer lifecycle questions and find solutions to real life situations.  Our mixed groups will collaborate on this project and will be documenting the adventure!  The group’s efforts will culminate in an authentic presentation for all of us to observe.  We cannot wait!


Update on your walking trail:  CES has made the second round in the selection process for one grant and we are waiting to hear from the other.   The cost of the first phase of the trail project will be covered by the generous donation, volunteer heroes, and local fundraising.  The PTO has also participated in planning and has donated toward the trail.   A huge thank you goes to our neighbor and friend, David Chambers, for his personal labor and use of machinery in transforming our pasture into a field.


Another check-in – Hannaford Helps Schools 2018:  There’s still time! Students, families, friends, and community members you can help make a difference at your school!  Remember, the school that raises the most school dollars at each Hannaford location will get an additional $1,000 donation!  Thank you for participating!  Kevin Benasich, Hannaford Marketing Coordinator,  kevin.benasich@hannaford.com


Calling all Clarendon & Shrewsbury Basketball players:  5/6 grade Basketball registration has begun. We are planning both boys and girls teams this year. You can pick up a registration form at your school office or email me for a copy at bbm1273@yahoo.com  Please return forms to the CES or SMS office. Game and Practice schedules TBA at a later date. Games usually begin the second week of January. However, coaches would like to get together earlier for practicesand I’m hoping to get a couple games in early December with schools for kind of a pre/season game.


See the benefit fundraiser flyer for Project Graduation attached to this update.  Ordering information is included.


Important Dates:

Tomorrow                                Trunk or Treat – 5:30 pm (set up begins) 6:30pm Trick or Treating begins

Wednesday, October 31st         Halloween Parade 2:00 PM – rain or shine

                                                Daylight Savings on Saturday November 3rd – Fall back… (enjoy the extra hour)

Monday, November 12th                      Veterans Day observed – NO School

Wednesday, November 14th    Winter Sports BOOT FITTING today at CES!

Thursday, November 15th        Holiday Luncheon

Saturday, November 17th       Craft Fair – (fundraiser for our community walking trail)

Wednesday November 21 – 23           Thanksgiving Break – NO School


News from our neighbors: 

Please join ARC RUTLAND AREA for our annual JANET WETHERBY MEMORIAL Pampered Chef BINGO and Basket Raffle Fundraiser – Friday, November 2nd at the Rutland American Legion.  See attached

To Clarendon Elementary School: Thank you for visiting and supporting Riley Rink.  Skating class registration is now open online at our website.  Click here to register: https://www.rileyrink.com/lts   As always, we look forward to seeing everyone back on the ice for an active and exciting season.

See our website for these important links and forms:

  1. Fall/Winter “paper” Registration.(JISP registration is online only)
  2. JLscholarship 2018-19 application (please share with whomever may be interested)
  3. How to register online.

New and important changes to Learn to Skate -USA this year:

  1. Included in your skating registration is a membership with Learn to Skate-USA ($16.00 value)
  2. JISPhas a DEADLINE of 12/15/18.   A $10.00 fee will apply to all late registrations.
  3. JISPon and off ice volunteers will receive free public session passes(first-come first-served)

Thank You and Happy Skating!  Martina Grattan, Skating Director,  Office: (802) 362-0150 x208 www.rileyrink.com

CES Pride expectations

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

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