April 1, 2022

Dear Families,

During the month of April we will celebrate Autism Acceptance Month.  Mrs. Amado will be reading the book: All My Stripes by Shaina Rudolph and Danielle Royer on Friday April 8th during morning announcements. The story is about an elementary aged zebra with autism who fears that his differences will make him stand out from other children. Zane the zebra learns that autism is only ONE of his amazing qualities that make him special. The story helps children to understand, embrace, and accept differences. It also reminds us that everyone is unique and has their own individual amazing colorful stripes to offer to the world.  On Monday, April 11th, Mrs. Amado will read the book: Since We’re Friends by Celeste Shally during morning announcements. Since We're Friends is about two boys. One has autism, the other does not. The story of their relationship provides practical examples of how to make such a friendship work. It will help children see that their peers with autism can make a fun, genuine contribution to friendship.



We will also have Autism Acceptance Spirit Week April 11th-14th to highlight special qualities of autistic individuals and show our support and acceptance for autistic individuals. See details on the next page. 


Autism Acceptance Spirit Week

Celebrate Autism Acceptance April 11th-14th

Magnificent Mind Monday: Autism is a neurological variation, which means the brains of autistic people work differently than the brains of allistic (non-autistic) people - and that’s amazing! Celebrate how amazing it is that all of our minds work different, wonderful ways by wearing a fun hat!

Neurodiversity Tuesday: To celebrate the beauty in the diverse spectrum of the human mind, wear rainbow and/or tie-dyed clothes to school!

What’s Your Passion Wednesday: One characteristic of autism is to show incredibly focused passion for topics of interest. What are you passionate about? Dress to show something you love!

Thursday, Autism Acceptance Day: Love and acceptance go a long way. Wear red or gold to show your support and acceptance of autistic individuals!


We are hoping that April will bring warmer weather, birds, and flowers.  Our spring break will begin on Friday, April 15th and continue through Friday, April 22nd.  We hope you enjoy a time of rest, relaxing, and fun.


Be well,

Judy O’Meara                  Meghan Amado

Principal                        Assistant Principal


2022-2023 Class Placement Parent Input Forms:

CES Placement Form: due by May 6th

Jack Jackter Placement Form: due by April 14th 

Sports Jersey Spirit Day To Strike Out Cancer

Active For Autism Run/Walk Registration Form

Support Officer Skipper (the police therapy dog) 

District Virtual Digital Learning Day: Check out all the great technology integration that has been happening in Colchester Schools

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


CES Gertrude Hawk Candy Pick-Up:
Monday 4/4 from 315-630pm at the night entrance. Contact Tiffany Moroch at [email protected] if there’s any questions or conflicts.

Calling all 2nd grade parents: JJIS PTO Positions: JJIS PTO is in need of help when your students enter 3rd grade. Click the link to see the positions.

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