|CES Newsletter 5/18/12|
|Dates to Remember|
|Kindergarten Parent Night|
|Retirement and Farewell|
|Kent Museum Back to History Day|
|End of Year Breakfast|
|Swim Lessons at Curtis Pond|
|Spring Football Clinic|
|Girls Lacrosse Clinic|
Dear Parents and Families,
Congratulations! Our librarian, Eric Mongeon, has been hired for the position of technology integrationist. Eric will be working full time at Calais next year as librarian and technology integrationist. Calais Elementary School is committed to preparing our students with 21 century skills and will continue to provide students with increased access to technology and instruction.
4th & 5th Grade Petra Cliffs Field Trip- As we prepare for our 6th graders to rise up to 7th grade, we are also making plans to bring our current 4th and 5th grade students together for a day to begin the important work of building positive relationships for a classroom community of learners. We will be taking 4th and 5th graders to Petra Cliffs located in Burlington for team building on the ropes course and rock climbing. Please make sure that your child’s permission slips are returned to his/her teacher. Students will need to bring a lunch and wear appropriate clothing and shoes for climbing.
We had a wonderful turnout for our annual Celebration of Learning on Thursday, May 17th. Calais art teacher, Heidemarie Holmes-Heiss, spearheaded the celebration this year. The school was transformed into an art museum filled with displays of young artists’ representations of skills and talents.
Lots of DATES TO REMEMBER!
Note – class field trips are not listed here; please contact classroom teachers for field trip info.
· Wed 5/23 –Info Night for all Parents of Next Year’s Kindergarteners, 6:00pm
· Mon 5/28 – Memorial Day – No School
· Wed 5/30 – Retirement & Farewell Party 6:30pm
· Fri 6/1 – End of Year / Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:00-9:00am
· Wed 6/6 - Field Day (K-6)
· Wed 6/6 – Last day of Preschool for Mon/Wed group
· Fri 6/8 – Last day of Preschool for Tu/Th/Fri group
· Thurs 6/14 – 6th Grade Graduation 6:30pm
· Fri 6/15 – Last Day of School for grades K-6 – 12:30pm dismissal
Ø KINDERGARTEN PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday May 23, 2012 6:00-7:00pm
Open to parents of ALL Kindergarten students for the 2012-13 school year (parents of our current 4-year old preschoolers and families new to CES). This is a chance for parents to learn about the kindergarten program, ask questions and meet Mrs. Weller, our Kindergarten teacher.
Ø KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION & SCREENING
Thursday May 24, 2012 1:00-3:00pm Open to children who are Calais residents, five years of age on or before September 1, 2012 and who are NOT currently enrolled in the CES preschool program. If you know a Kindergarten-eligible Calais child who is not currently enrolled in our preschool, please ask the family to call Sue to make a registration appointment: 454-7777 Ext. 0
Retirement and Farewell Party
Wednesday, May 30th – 6:30pm
Please come to a retirement party for Deborah Grout,
celebrating 31 years of teaching at CES
and to say farewell to Principal Grace Hoffman
The CES Kids' Kent Museum Committee is sponsoring a
"Back to History Day" on Thursday, May 31st. The committee members will perform informational skits for the classes, and the kitchen will prepare an Olden Days Lunch.
END OF YEAR BREAKFAST!
Friday, June 1st 8:00-9:00AM
We are fortunate to have so many parents, family members and community members who share their time and talents both in and out of the classroom. Did you chaperone on a field trip? Read to students in a classroom? Clip Box Tops for the PTO? Do the Monster Mash at the Halloween Party?
Participate on Fun Fitness Fridays? Coach a Calais Cougar? Are you a Dr. Seuss Day Dad? Did you teach kids to get their Hands on Nature?
Kick off to Summer Reading!
Get ready to read over the summer months. Parent information, books and art supplies will be handed out to each student at the end of year breakfast. Please come to get your own backpack filled with goodies!
Everyone, come for breakfast! Please join us before school on Friday, June 1st
Swim Lessons at Curtis Pond
The Calais Swim Committee is pleased to offer another season of swimming lessons at Curtis Pond with Ally George as the swim instructor. Ally is an American Red Cross Certified Life Guard and Water Safety Instructor. This summer we will have three, 2-week sessions:
Session 1: June 25-July 6
Session 2: July 9-July 20
Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3
Look for registration forms coming home on Friday June 1st. Forms will also be available at that time at the Maple Corner Store, the Adamant Co-op, and the East Calais Store.
See you at the pond!
Sponsored by Central Vermont Youth Football & U32 H.S.
LEARN FOOTBALL SKILLS
NON-CONTACT – NO PADS OR HELMETS NEEDED
5:30-7:00P.M. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th
U32 JR & SR HIGH SCHOOL FIELD
For more information and participation form, please contact C.V. Raiders Head Coach, Andy Flagg at:
http://www.nvyfl.org and follow link to Teams, CENTRAL VERMONT RAIDERS.
GIRLS LACROSSE YOUTH CLINICS
Come and play with the U32 Girls Varsity Team
Learn stick skills, shooting, passing and more!
Open to girls in grades 4-6 who are interested in playing lacrosse
Bring any equipment that you have, we will have extra sticks
Clinics will be held after our home game on:Sat. 5/26 GAME @ 11:00- CLINIC from 12:30-2
We hope to see you there!