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 10/17/14

Volume 14-15  Issue #8

October 17, 2014

Dear Calais Families,

It may have been a short week back from the long weekend, but it sure has been a busy one! On Wednesday, we celebrated the first full treasure chest of the year with lunch served at the “Cougar Café” and an outdoor disco party. Students seemed to enjoy the high quality restaurant service – a few asked if they were expected to tip – as well as the stunning disco moves of Mr. Fish and Mr. Middelton. I’d like to send a special thank you to the students who helped make this celebration happen. Several fifth and sixth graders helped create our center pieces and decorate for the disco party and the fourth grade class created a terrific disco ball – aluminum foil has so many uses!

Today is, of course, our annual Bring a Neighbor to Lunch event. I’m looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces. This annual tradition is such a great opportunity for us to hear from our neighbors and for parents, grandparents, and friends to get a taste (literally) of a day in the life of a CES student. If I’m being honest, I’m a little extra excited for this year’s lunch because it’s a great reason to wear my Cougar Café apron again!

We are looking forward to sharing students’ progress and great work at conferences in a few weeks. We have been working hard to coordinate our progress reports, especially in those multiage classes, as well as nail down schedules with our newly flexible format. We are happy to share that in many grades we are able to offer more before school and evening times than in years past. Please be on the lookout for the green conference scheduling sheets, next Friday, October 24th.

Finally, here’s a little Halloween info. First, it is looking like we will pull off a Halloween party this year. Please check out the info later in this newsletter and consider helping with this favorite event. It is particularly important to have many hands to make light work of setting up and tearing down. Second, please remember that each classroom will likely have different plans and rules for Halloween costumes and parties. Most classroom teachers will be communicating their plans and expectations with students and parents in advance of Friday the 31st. If you have any questions about what is or is not allowed, please be sure to speak directly with your child’s teacher.

Have a fabulous weekend!



UpComing Events

Thu Oct 23
Picture Retake Day
Fri Oct 24 @10:30AM - 11:45PM
PreK Storytime
Sat Oct 25 @01:00PM - 03:00PM
Halloween Party
Mon Oct 27 @06:00PM - 09:00PM
School Board Meeting
Mon Nov 10
12:30 Dismissal