September 30, 2022

 

CES OCTOBER MENUS

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COLCHESTER YOUTH BASKETBALL

Registration is open for the upcoming season for travel leagues for grades 4-8, Rec League for grades 3-12, and Instructional Clinics for grades 1 & 2. Visit www.colchesterbasketball.org for more information and to register. Travel Team registration ends on October 14th.

BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Check out the progress of our new butterfly garden at www!

 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

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


CES SCHOOL MESSENGER FROM THE OFFICE TEAM

Dear CES Families,

When your child is absent or will be late please call the absence line to report this at 860-5370717 and press 1. Give your child's full name, teacher, and the reason why they are late or absent.

If you need to change your child's after-school transportation or you have a need to pick them up early, please send A Note to the CES Office in the morning with your child. They are then placed on the pickup/dismissal list. We understand that emergencies do happen and in that case, the email may be used. All changes must be made prior to 2:30 p.m.

Have a wonderful weekend!

The CES Office Team


CES PTO READ-A-THON UNTIL OCTOBER 3, 2022!

The Read-A-Thon encourages students to read a minimum of 20 minutes per day, which is in line with CES' literacy goals!

When: Daily between September 19 – October 3, 2022

Where: Anywhere your child reads books!

How: Stay tuned for information about how to easily activate your reader’s personal Read-A-Thon webpage so friends and family anywhere in the world can support our school.

Why: To support reading and literacy within the CES community! Any money raised goes directly to programs and events that benefit the students and/or teachers. For example, free events such as ‘Family Science Night’ or helping fund visitors and field trips.

**Prizes!! Any student with at least one pledge on their personal page will receive a prize. The top readers and fundraisers in each grade will receive additional prizes. For questions about the CES Read-A-Thon, email [email protected]


STUDENT SUPPORT AT CES

At CES, we use a multi-tiered instruction system and monitor progress over a set period of time so that our educators can make informed decisions to improve learning for all students. Read our entire Principals’ Letter from September 13, 2022, about CES student support. 


SCHOOL NOTE FOR OUR CES OFFICE

Use this helpful note to send in with your student to share information with teachers, the Nurse, the office, etc. 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. We require emergency changes to then be emailed to [email protected] 


PTO MEMBERSHIP FORM

Here’s the 2022 - 23  PTO Membership form! Please contact Jenny Sevigny ([email protected]) to join today.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

The CES PTO wants your Box Tops! Scan using the Box Top App. Here’s the Box Tops information.

AMAZON SMILE

Select Colchester Cooperative Parent-Teacher Organization as your charity on AmazonSmile and 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to the CES PTO


SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS

October 14, 2022 - Picture Day

November 15, 2022 - Picture Retake Day

Order forms were sent home this week!


FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH IMPORTANT UPDATE

There has been some misinterpretation and miscommunication regarding free/reduced meals and the SMART fund. Any student that was eligible for free or reduced-priced meals last school year (2021-22), will remain eligible until October 13, 2022, unless the student is determined to be eligible for the school year 2022-23, either through the State of Connecticut or by submitting a free/reduced application that is approved. Families eligible for free/reduced meals will receive a letter before October 1. SMART Fund (School Meals Assistance Revenue for Transition) - Colchester Public Schools has opted into participating in this fund. It provides free breakfast and lunch to students at the beginning of the school year. This fund will not last the entire school year, so this is temporary. The District Nutrition Program Coordinator will inform families approximately 30 days before the funds run out. If you have any questions, please reach out to Leanne Ranheim at 860-537-9421 ext 381 or email at [email protected]

 

Leanne Ranheim

Colchester Food Service

Jack Jackter Intermediate School

District Nutrition Program Coordinator/Cafeteria Manager

860-537-9421 Ext 381