Calais Elementary School

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Welcome to Calais Elementary!

Our Vision: calaissignStudents, staff, families and community work together to make Calais Elementary School an outstanding school, known for students' academic, creative, physical, and social achievement. Calais Elementary School works to: Honor learning differences, diversity, and the ability of each student to experience improvement and excellence. Foster a culture of continuous improvement for all students and staff. Support sustainable and balanced practices in staffing, budgeting, and educational practices. Create an environment that attracts and welcomes students, families, community, and staff.  




Newsletter 4/18/14

Volume 13-14   Issue #28

April 18, 2014

Dear Calais Families,

It’s been an exciting week here at CES: we’ve had seventeen healthy chicks make the harrowing journey out of their shells and into the first grade classroom and our fifth and sixth graders showed off some impressive learning, creativity, and skill at their Medieval Fair. We’ll have to be thinking big to keep the positive energy and excitement going after break!

I am thrilled to announce that we have found our new 1/2 teacher. Last Friday, the school board accepted the search committee and superintendent’s recommendation to hire Lisa Levangie. We are excited to welcome Lisa back to the CES staff; she brings to us her positive energy, love of learning, and expertise in teaching reading. Lisa was a teacher at Calais when our large crop of current fifth graders was in kindergarten and we needed to have two kindergarten classes to accommodate the size of the group. Since the 2008-2009 school year, Lisa has worked at the Albany Community School, first as a full-time kindergarten teacher and then as a half-time kindergarten teacher and a half-time reading recovery teacher. Lisa’s excitement and great skill in teaching reading are just what we were looking for!

It’s a slow news week, given the vacation, but here are a couple of dates to keep in mind as you schedule things for the last two months of the school year. The 4th Grade Science NECAP will be administered in the morning on May 13th, 14th, and 15th. To celebrate successful completion of the NECAP and just have a little bit of fun, the 4-5-6 Game Night will be held on Friday, May 16th from 6:30 to *9:00pm. Be on the lookout for permission slips when we get back from break. Finally, we will again have Literacy Night that features a book swap. This event will be held on Wednesday, June 4th at 5:30. Be on the lookout for details about book collection in early May.

Have a terrific vacation!



For a complete listing of events click on CALENDAR from the home page of the school website

  • Mon 4/21 – Fri 4/25 – No School: April vacation
  • Thurs 5/1 – CES Board Meeting, 6:00pm
  • Tues 5/6 – Annual CES Spring Concert & Art Show, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Tues 5/13-Wed 5/14-Thurs 5/15 – 4th Grade Science NECAPS (testing in mornings)
  • Fri 5/16 – Game Night for grades 4-5-6, 6:30-9:00pm
  • Thurs 5/22 – Parent Night for 2014-15 Kindergarten parents, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Mon 5/26 – No School: Memorial Day

UpComing Events

Thu May 01 @06:00PM - 09:00PM
CES Board Meeting
Tue May 06 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Spring Concert & Art Show
Tue May 13 @09:15AM - 11:45AM
4th Grade NECAP testing
Wed May 14 @09:15AM - 11:45AM
4th Grade NECAP testing
Thu May 15 @09:15AM - 11:45AM
4th Grade NECAP Testing