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January 20th - 24th

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What's Happening at CMES!

Monday, January 20th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - SCHOOL CLOSED

Tuesday, January 21st - Basketball Practice - 3:45 - 4:45pm

Wednesday, January 22nd - All Pro Dad Breakfast - 8:15am

Thursday, January 23rd - Robotics Club - 3:45 - 4:45pm

Monday, January 27th - End of 2nd Marking Period

Monday, January 27th - Fair Hill Nature Center visits Kindergarten

Tuesday, January 28th - Basketball Practice - 3:45 - 4:45pm

Tuesday, January 28th - 3rd Marking Period Begins

Tuesday, January 28th - Fair Hill Nature Center visits Kindergarten (Bolender)

Wednesday, January 29th - County-Wide Title I Meeting - 9:30 - 11am at CCPS Board Office

Friday, January 31st - Family Movie & Pizza Night - 6-8pm

Preventing the Spread of Germs

Please remind your children to wash their hands before/after using the bathroom, before eating lunch, after blowing their nose, and after coughing/sneezing into their hands. The nurse has been getting a lot of kids with fevers this week, and we are trying to prevent the spread of germs. Remind them to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds (sing happy birthday), and have them wet hands first, then use soap, then rinse. Thank you!

Principal for a Day

On Tuesday Gabriel Portillo was the Principal for a Day. He was awarded this opportunity for being the top fundraiser for the Cecil Manor March in November. Mr. Portillo did a great job walking the hallways, talking to students and interacting with staff.

CMES Carson Scholar Nominee!!

Congrats to Jack Cargill! Jack's essay was selected to represent Cecil Manor Elementary. Jack has the chance to win a Carson Scholarship worth $1,000. Great Job Jack!!!

Please Update Your Information

As December comes, so does the beginning of the bad weather. To ensure you get school closing information quickly please make sure the main office as your most up to date phone number and email.

Chronic Absences

Too many absences, excused or unexcused, can keep students from succeeding in school and in life. How many are too many? 10% of the school year—that’s 18 missed days or 2 days a month—can knock students off track and put them behind. Leaving early on a Wednesday, even though it's the early release day can negatively impact your child's education. Students who miss too much school score lower on tests in every state and city tested. Chronic absence affects all kids and not just the absent ones.


September 2019 95.1% 13th out of 17 elementary schools in CCPS

October 2019 94.4% 13th out of 17 elementary schools in CCPS

November 2019 92.9% 13th out of 17 elementary schools in CCPS

December 2019 92.6% 13th out of 17 elementary schools in CCPS

Family Movie & Pizza Night - Toy Story 4

Friday, Jan. 31st, 6pm

971 Elk Mills Road

Elkton, MD

Admission is Free. This is not a drop off event. Parents will need to stay with their children throughout the duration of the event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Cecil Manor Elementary School Vision

Cecil Manor is dedicated to building and sustaining meaningful relationships to maximize student growth and potential.
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