Dear CES Families,
The 2019-2020 school year has been one that none of us will ever
forget! What started off so well and included so many high points, ended with
everyone missing school and each other.
It brings a smile to my face to think about some of the visits to
classrooms and the learning and excitement I would see. I think about the fun
we had together with special days and events like dress like your favorite
storybook character or Breakfast with Santa. I remember the Family Fun Run, the
Healthy Heart Challenge, the Book Fair and roller skating. In addition to the
Healthy Heart Challenge, we supported our community with donations for the Food
Drive at Thanksgiving, and to the Mitten Tree during the holiday season.
Highlights also included seeing the 3rd and 4th grade
choral and instrumental concerts. CESPA continued to make life special for
students and staff with many activities and special treats that were greatly
appreciated. And then everything changed!
March we were all forced to shift gears rather rapidly due to Covid-19. Despite the doors of the school building
closing, the teachers and staff at CES adjusted the sails and headed straight
into the wind. Many hours were spent
learning to be on-line teachers. Each
teacher created a virtual classroom to focus on academic learning, and found
ways to connect with their students to support their social emotional
needs. Parents found ways to juggle the
challenges of home and their new role as an at home teacher. When I think about all that has been
accomplished in the course of a couple of months by parents and teachers
working together, I am sincerely grateful.
These are unprecedented times and together we transformed the way we
educated and cared for our children.
Thank you for all you have done to support your child(ren) in their
like to recognize Debbie Benedict – Speech, Cheryl Knab – Special Education,
and Kate Hathaway – Grade 4 for their years of service and dedication to the
CES community. These ladies are exceptional and will be missed dearly by all.
We wish you a happy and healthy retirement.
As the school year winds down, I wanted to share more information
related to wrapping up the year. Student supply pick up took place on May 28.
If you were unable to pick up supplies, we will allow you to pick them up on
June 16 when we will be collecting student chrome books at CES. The time
schedule is listed below:
On June 16, you will also receive any yearbooks that were ordered
and spring pictures that were taken. It is also a time to return any of the
following you may have at home:
Classroom reading books
Instruments rented from school
Safety Belts from our safety
Chrome books and chargers
The staff at Churchville Elementary has planned an
opportunity for students to see and wave to their teachers before heading into
summer. A CES drive by event is
planned for Thursday, June 18th.
The teachers and staff will be spread out along Park Road in the back of
school. We invite you to pile your kids
into the car and drive through to wave and share a smile. We would love to see as many CES students as
possible! To honor our 4th
graders who will be moving over to the middle school next year, we have a
special time dedicated for them to drive through and kick off the event. We are also creating a 4th grade
“Moving Up” presentation that will be shared with 4th grade families
electronically at the end of the year.
Ø For the drive by, please enter Park Road at the Main Street end
of Park Road and proceed through to exit Park Road at West Buffalo Street. Please
remain in your cars. The CES parking lot will be closed due to construction at
school, therefore we will position staff along Park Road.
9:00 – 9:45 4th
Graders (and siblings)
9:45-11:00 K-3rd Graders
Graduating Seniors who attended CES
Although we don’t know what the
2020-21 school year will look like just yet, we do know that we will need to
continue to work together and to be prepared for any circumstance. Keeping
the lines of communication open between home and school is extremely important
as we work together to support your child.
If you find that you will be moving out of CES for next school year,
please call the office at 293-2022 to let us know as soon as you possible.
you for all you do. Stay healthy and
strong. I look forward to our continued
Principal Assistant Principal