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.  


CES Newsletter 12/19/14

Volume 14-15     Issue #16

December 19, 2014

Dear Calais Families,

Thank you so much for donating to our holiday food and toy drives. I know this is a time of year when most families are working hard to put their own celebrations together. It is wonderful that we as a community are able to model generosity for our kids. Our younger students are about to head out for their service field trips. I’m looking forward to hearing from them about the experience! Another highlight of this last full week before winter break was an All School Morning Meeting at which two third grade students, Allie Lamb and Alice Bradshaw, wowed with a spirited and nearly-completely-memorized recitation of “The Night Before Christmas.”

As a quick reminder, we do have school on Monday and Tuesday. Students will be hard at work practicing key skills, finding books to read over break, and finishing up projects. We are also looking forward to our preschool plays and classroom holiday parties next week. We typically have great attendance, even close to breaks. Thank you for your continued support in expressing to students the importance of coming to school each and every day!

This is our last newsletter before January 9th, so here are some things to keep in mind (or remember on January 4th). Fun Fitness Friday is scheduled to begin on Friday, January 9th. As usual, the downhill skiing bus will leave at 12:00 and the cross country skiing/skating bus will leave at 12:30. Chaperones are welcome to meet us at school, or to meet the group at its destination. To make sure all kids are ready to go and properly equipped, we will send home gear lists on Monday, January 5th. Keep those fingers crossed and snow dances coming! If conditions are looking less than ideal, we will establish and announce our plan each week by Wednesday at 3:30. As has been the plan for the past two years, if Mad River Glen is closed but conditions do allow for our other activities to happen, K-2 downhill skiers will join the festivities here at school and older downhillers will snowshoe at Morse Farm.

Have a festive, happy weekend and winter break!



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

  • Mon 12/23 & Tues 12/14– PreK Holiday Parties 10:45am each day
  • Wed 12/24 through Fri 1/2No School – Winter Break
  • Mon 1/5/2015 - Welcome back and Happy New Year!
  • Fri 1/9 – First Fun Fitness Friday afternoon
  • Tues 1/13 – 6th Grade Parent Night at U-32, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Thurs 1/15 – School Board Meeting, 6:00pm, CES Library
  • Fri 1/16 – Fun Fitness Friday afternoon
  • Mon 1/19 & Tues 1/20 – No School – Inservice days