September 17, 2021

(PTO and CES happenings are at the bottom on the page)

Dear CES Families,

We are so proud of our Cardinals for the transition they have made as we get back to school.  We have learned and practiced many routines over these past few days.  It’s hard to believe that we have already been in school for 11 days!

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.

Buses have gradually become faster with bringing your children home.  Thank you for your patience as we established those routines.  Safety is always our priority.  If you have any concerns about the posted routes, please call M & J Bus Company (860)537-2622 or our office (860)537-0717 for additional information.

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 come in or 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!  Open House will be held on Thursday, September 30th.  Preschool and Kindergarten will be held from 5:00-6:00 PM and Grades 1 and 2 will be held from 6:00-7:00.  We hope to see you then.  Just like the Meet and Greet, we are asking families to sign up for a 15 minute time slot to visit the classroom. You will receive an email by the end of the day Monday, September 20th from Sign-Up Genius to sign-up for a time. If you do not receive an email, please reach out to Meghan Amado.


Judy H. O’Meara               Meghan B. Amado

      Principal               Assistant Principal



On October 4th, Author Vanessa Kann will virtually present her new book Rubylicious. On October 7th, Author Alex Willan virtually  present his new book Dragons Are The Worst! to the CES students. If you wish to purchased a signed copy of either book, please return this author visit form to the CES library by 10/1.


August/September Newsletter

Kyle's Smiles 5K Road Race: Please join us on October 30, 2021 for a 5K to honor the memory of Kyle Ashley.  Proceeds will be used to continue support of new playground equipment at Colchester RecPlex. 

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

CES FALL BOOK FAIR: September 27th through October 1st

CES EATS OUT flyer: Support the PTO on September 30th from 11-9 at The Plum Tomato

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

Join the PTO: Membership Form 

Please consider joining the PTO. It is a great way for you to show support for your child and to ensure he/she receives the best education possible. You can attend the PTO meetings, volunteer your time for PTO events and support the fundraising events to help educate your children.