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CES 315 Halls Hill Road, Colchester CT  06415  Telephone: (860) 537-0717

Digital Backpack

Summer, 2017

Message from the Interim Superintendent Karen Loiselle Goodwin:
To the members of the Colchester School Community: Please click here to read.

  1. Colchester's Extended School Year Program is off to a fantastic start! Learning is on a very personalized level, meeting children where they are and providing a 5 week program to maintain their successes achieved this school year. Click here to read more!
  2. CES Library Open All Summer!  The CES library media center is open Wednesdays from 9am-1pm all summer.

  3. CES Summer Series At Cragin:  Join CES teachers at Cragin on Mondays this summer! The summer 2017 “Reading with Pizza” Series at Cragin Memorial Library kicked off on June 26.  Students and families can connect with friends this summer at Cragin while CES teachers read their favorite stories on Mondays on July 10,17,24,31, and August 7 at 6:00pm.
  4. Meet & Greet/Ice Cream Social:  ALL Grades: Monday, August 28th from 1:45-2:45pm. 
  5. Medication in School: If your child requires medication in school, please provide the nurse with a completed doctor's order form signed by a parent along with the medication needed. Only adults may bring the medications to/from school. Some examples include: ibuprofen, tylenol, albuterol, Epipen, eye/ear drops, antibiotics, etc.
  6. Volunteer/Chaperone Application 2017-2018 attached here.
  7. Tweets by Principal O'Meara - @CaringCardinals Twitter feed page for Mrs. O'Meara's Tweets! Click on the link: http://www.colchesterct.org/page.cfm?p=554
  8. CES Preschool Lottery:  For information and application click here.
  9. Dear CES Families: First grade teacher Susie Hawkins was recently awarded a Fund for Teachers Fellowship to be trained this summer as a children’s yoga and mindfulness instructor. She will learn many new practices and techniques that will help develop and support children’s physical, social and emotional well-being. Sharing what she has learned to promote mindfulness at school and home is an important part of her fellowship. If you are interested click here for details.
  10. Safe Futures is the domestic violence counseling agency for southeastern CT. For families or students struggling with domestic violence to be aware of their services. http://www.safefuturesct.org/
  11. Free and Subsidized Preschool Offered in Colchester: Click here for details.  School Readiness Applications www.ColchesterC3.org. For information, please contact Cindy Praisner, Early Childhood Coordinator at 537.0717.
  12. Early Head Start Program:  Click here for information on the TVCCA Early Head Start Program: Click here for details.

 

District News:

  1. CPS School Community Welcomes Interim Superintendent Karen Goodwin: Click here to read.
  2. Substitutes Needed (Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Nurses, Cafeteria): Are you looking for something to do while the kids are in school? Apply now to become a substitute for the 2017-18 school year as background screenings can take up to six weeks. Teacher applicants need to have a college degree or apply for a waiver from the state, nurses must have a CT RN license and valid current CPR & First Aid. Substitute applications are available at the Board of Education office located inside Town Hall or click on Substitute Application Packet. If you have any questions, contact Jan Shorts, HR Coordinator at 860-537-7264. Substitute Rates: Teachers - $85.00 a day ($42.50 half day) and Non-Certified - $70.00 a day ($35.00 half day).
  3. Board of Education Meeting: August 8th at the Town Hall at 7pm.
  4. 2017-2018 School Calendar attached here
  5. School News:  For school news and information over the summer, please visit our website for updates or follow us on Twitter @COLschools.  We hope you have a safe and wonderful summer!
  6. 08/18/17: Cub Scout Pack 13 Joining Night: Friday, August 18th at 6pm at St. Andrew's Church.  Joining Night is the time to learn more about scouts and fill out registration information. Any questions, please email colchesterpack13@gmail.com
  7. 08/25/17: Cub Scout Pack 13 Ice Cream Social: Friday, August 25th at 6pm: Is hosting an end of summer/kick off to the new scouting year Ice Cream Social, Friday, August 25th at 6pm at St. Andrew's Church for current and new cub scouts. For more information, please email:  colchesterpack13@gmail.com.

Community News:

  1. 07/31/17 - 08/04/17: CYB Boys & Girls Basketball Camp- July 31st-August 4th from 9:30-12:00. Grades 5-9 at Bacon Academy. Directed by Bacon Academy basketball coaches and players.
  2. 08/14/17 - 8/18/17: Parks and Rec Soccer Camp Registration here.
  3. 08/18/17: Cub Scout Pack 13 Joining Night: Friday, August 18th at 6pm at St. Andrew's Church.  Joining Night is the time to learn more about scouts and fill out registration information. Any questions, please email colchesterpack13@gmail.com
  4. 08/25/17: Cub Scout Pack 13 Ice Cream Social: Friday, August 25th at 6pm: Is hosting an end of summer/kick off to the new scouting year Ice Cream Social, Friday, August 25th at 6pm at St. Andrew's Church for current and new cub scouts. For more information, please email:  colchesterpack13@gmail.com.
  5. SafeFutures: Domestic violence counseling agency for southeastern CT.  Services for families or students struggling with domestic violence. Click on the link http://www.safefuturesct.org/
  6. Mattabeseck Audubon Society Thoreau Essay Contest for High School Students:  This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, naturalist, essayist, philosopher, and author of Walden. To mark this event, the Mattabeseck Audubon Society is sponsoring an essay contest for high school students in their chapter area. The Thoreau Essay Contest submission deadline is October 15, 2017 Click here for details. http://www.audubon-mas.org
  7. CYS Game Club at Cragin on Tuesdays through August 8th: Click here for details.
  8. New Venture Crew Forming: Click here for details.
  9. Colchester YSS Community ClosetNew and gently used clothing and shoes for adults and children. Open to anyone in the community who has a need for clothing. If you are interested contact the CYSS office at 860-537-7255.
  10. Free and Subsidized Preschool Offered in Colchester: Click here for details.

 

                                               

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CES
315 HALLS HILL RD
COLCHESTER, CT 06415
PH: 860.537.0717
FAX: 860.537.6573 

  






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