January 6, 2023


COVID-19 TEST KITS Each student was sent home with a Covid-19 Test Kit before the Holiday break. If you would like more, please contact the school. We would like to support you as we all try to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Please keep in mind that these kits expire on January 13, 2023. We wish you a healthy New Year!

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT Our CES PTO presents Family Science Night, Wednesday, February 1st from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Check out all the details!

CES FAMILY PROJECT Read all about our CES Family Project!  
Throughout the month of December, our CES students have learned about the meaning of the words culture and tradition as part of our Morning Message focus on Fridays. We’ve learned about and discussed the importance of family traditions and that these traditions come in a variety of forms, including food, music, clothing, celebrations, routines, and activities. We are excited to partner with YOU as we extend upon this important topic during the month of January! We are asking that each student create a “Family Tradition” poster to share a special family tradition or 2 (or 3!) with the CES community. Does your family have a special seasonal tradition? Are there foods that are loved by your family that are a part of your culture? Is there an activity or celebration that is an important tradition for your family and/or culture? Family projects are due January 17, 2023.

“MOMMY MIXER” Here's your opportunity to meet with other parents at Cragin library on the second Saturday of each month, thru May 2023!  Details and registration information.  

COLD WEATHER REMINDERS With the cold weather upon us, we thought we would re-send information to help you through the season. See our letter for details regarding our 2022 - 23 Weather Procedures. Also, see our opt-in information from School Messenger's text messaging service. Please send your children to school with warm coats, gloves, and hats. Our school nurse has a few winter jackets, but more is needed for the number of students who have been needing them. Children will go out for a minimum of 30 minutes each day for recess unless it is raining or below 22 degrees. Thank you in advance for helping us keep them warm!


Breakfast: $1.80 Lunch: $3.00. Reduced Breakfast: .30 Reduced Lunch: .40 HOW TO MAKE A PAYMENT TO YOUR STUDENT’S ACCOUNT:
Cash - please send in the amount to be placed on the account in an envelope with your child’s full name. Check - please make the check out to Colchester Public Schools Food Service and include your student’s full name in the memo section of the check. Online payment - credit card payments are accepted through MyPaymentsPlus.com. Please note, there is a transaction-fee charge, which is explained on their website.

YOUNG YOGIS AT CES Each class will combine yoga and mindful practices in age-appropriate, playful and engaging ways. Children will participate in activities that will help stretch and strengthen their bodies, build social and emotional skills, and learn strategies for self-regulation and relaxation while having fun! Instructor Susie Hawkins will greet and walk young yogis in comfortable clothing to the class, mats provided. Register for Young Yogis through Parks and Rec. Three sessions are available in the next few months from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Classes will be held:
Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 2023
Tuesdays, February 28 through March 21, 2023
Wednesdays, March 29 to April 26, 2023


If you wish to order your 2022 - 23 Yearbook, you may at this time through March 17, 2022! They are $20.50 each. School Yearbook ID: 13227023. If you’d like to send pictures in for our Yearbook Advisor, feel free at [email protected]


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When your child is absent or will be late please call the absence line at 860 537 0717. State your child's full name and teacher along with the reason. To follow up, we require written communications to excuse tardiness and absences within (10) days. In the case of an emergency change, call the office at 860 537 0717. If you need to change your child's after-school transportation or need to pick them up early, please send  A Note to the CES Office in with your child. The notes are easily utilized and informative with several options. The information is then placed on a list by the homeroom teacher and dismissal data sheets are created for dismissal personnel. We understand that emergencies do happen and in that case, email may be utilized. Changes must be made before 2:30 p.m.


Please visit the Volunteers page @ www.colchesterct.org for more information about the application process for Colchester Public Schools.


The CES PTO wants your Box Tops! Scan using the Box Top App. See the Box Tops information.


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