December 17, 2021

Dear CES Families,

We are excited to share that collectively Colchester Public Schools raised $4,934.25 for Connecticut Children’s Foundation.  CES alone raised $1120.61.  That is truly amazing! Thank you for your generosity.  As a school that has been impacted by childhood cancer, we are proud to support this important cause.

As we draw close to the holidays, we want to thank you for your partnership and wish you a safe and happy holiday.  We hope that you are able to spend time with family and friends.  We look forward to the new year and welcoming your children back on 1/3/22.  Yes, 2022!  Our greatest wish for all is that this is the year the pandemic ends.  

Every Friday will be CES Spirit days.  We encourage our Cardinals to wear red and white.  Spirit wear shirts can be purchased through the CES PTO.  We are excited to show our Cardinal pride.

For information about policies, schedules, and events at CES, please see our website at  Our handbook is available online for your reference. The Digital Backpack is a weekly communication from our schools to parents and guardians via an emailed link. If you prefer a paper copy or do not have Internet access, you may fill out a form in our main office to update your distribution preference.   

Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We encourage you to contact us at any time during these hours if you need assistance with anything related to this packet for the upcoming school year.

We are looking forward to an exciting year of growth and learning!  


Judy H. O’Meara                         Meghan B. Amado

      Principal                               Assistant Principal


Autumn Winds and Leaves in Music Class:

Happenings in Mrs. Bretthauer's music class during October and November. Enjoy this video of all kindergarten through second grade children engaged in learning music through an outdoor music classroom experience, utilizing the book The Leaf Man and the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy. Children created, performed, responded and connected to Autumn through the following process.

Lego Donation: Donate legos to out lego room to help our students innovate.

New LOST and FOUND Items: Take a look at the lost and found items located in the CES lobby


 Birthday Grams:Celebrate your child's birthday and support the PTO at the same time.

ES Spirit wear flyer: It's time to order your CES spirit wear!

Join the PTO: Membership Form