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 Diversity!


Connecting home and school makes us a great community of learners

April 11, 2019


I am different, not less.

Temple Grandin, professor of animal science, author and advocate for those with autism

Attached is your Clarendon Elementary Community Newsletter – Coyote Chronicles (is it catching on yet?)

Ethan Bishop was awarded the Good Citizenship Award at the State House in Montpelier. He met the governor and was recognized during a legislative session. Congratulations, Ethan!  SevenDays reported on the event here.

Guest Teachers for our substitute list – Are you interested in spending more time with our children, educating them AND getting paid?  We need more adults to fill vacancies at our school.  Please consider this opportunity.

Please notice the Spring Luncheon Invite – Help us to have enough and not too much food prepared.  Please RSVP by sending in the attached form with your child.  Notice that we cannot charge for adults’ lunches – cash or check only, please.  Thank you!

Important reminder on pick up and drop off.  Please do not drive around cars dropping off children in the front of the building.  Those that need extra time e.g. car seat assistance and removal, exiting the vehicle yourself, etc. – Please pull into a parking space in front of the building so that others can quickly release the children to the sidewalk.

Clarendon Elementary School will be recognized today Thursday, April 11th in Montpelier, Vermont, along with 20 individual winners of the Reading is an Investment Program. The awards ceremony will take place from noon to 1:00 pm in the Pavilion Auditorium, next to the State House. This event will be followed by tours of the State House for those wishing to participate. Families of the students, classmates, and teachers/librarians are welcome to attend.   The competition for this title was very competitive this year with several schools achieving near 100% participation. Congratulations to Clarendon Elementary School for having this year’s highest rate of participation!

MRUUSD/LMHUUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRANSFER PROGRAM APPLICATION:  The application deadline for enrollment in the program is May 15th.  The application will be reviewed by the requested receiving school.  If an opening is available, the district will then contact you directly.

C.E.S. RUNNING CLUB 2019 Needs Volunteers!!!

Runners (or those that like to walk a lot), we need some adults to help supervise our Runners Club.  We have two coaches and would like more eyes to help with our little runners/walkers.  Open to Students in Grades K-6; Mondays and Tuesdays afterschool – 4:00 p.m.  Please contact Mary-Graham McDowell if you can help.  mgmrasco@hotmail.com  or  855-3388


Important Dates:

April 15 – 19 Spring Break – No School – Learners return on Monday April 22nd.

Sunday, April 21st                    Happy Easter

Tuesday, April 23rd                  Life Touch Picture Day

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th        SBAC Math testing – Grades 3, 4, 5, 6

Thursday, April 25th                Community Luncheon and National Walk at Lunch Day

Monday, April 29th                  PTO Meeting 5:3- 0 6:30

Friday, May 3rd                        MRU Interact Club – Kid’s Carnival at CES

Wednesday, May 15th              Summer Camp sign-up due date

May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This day provides us with the opportunities to gain a deeper mutual understanding of cultural diversity, the value and recognition of differences and how media and dialogue are avenues to respect for all people.   Resource: http://www.un.org/en/events/culturaldiversityday/


Looking ahead:  End of school days; Sixth Grade promotion night is Thursday June 13th; Field Day and family barbeque is Monday, June 17; Tuesday, June 18 is the last half day of school and K-5 Step-up day


Information from our educational partners:


Dear Campers and Families,  This year, the MRUUSD is pleased to provide an integrated camp experience featuring recreation and enrichment opportunities for all of our learners, district-wide.  In addition to our daily workshop sessions, our children will be taking trips to access a variety of local attractions as well as participating in our ever-popular “Fun Friday” adventures.  Attached please find my welcome letter and the MRUUSD Summer Camp 2019 Enrollment Form

The dates are July 1, 2019 – Aug 2, 2019.  The Due Date to enroll is May 15, 2019.  Thank you, Ms. Julia Doiron.

Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.     

Regina Brett

CES Pride expectations

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

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