Chester Elementary Newsletter

Week of February 8, 2021


Chester Elementary classes will be creating a Valentine exchange that is safe yet brings the joy of the event to the classrooms. Each teacher will communicate class specific details with families.

  1. Students will bring cards on 2/11. No late cards will be handed out.

  2. Students wash hands and sort cards in appropriate student piles.

  3. Cards sit untouched from 2/11-2/16.

  4. Students pick up their pile of cards on 2/16 and keep them at their desk/backpack. Students wash their hands.

  5. Students take them home that day.

  6. No food items will be included with the cards.

  7. This is completely optional for families!

In returning to campus, we are following the Governor's California's Safe School Plan for All. The website can be found here- Safe Schools For All. So much research is now coming out, this one article is a quick and easy read. Some important pieces here at CES are that staff at all sites are being offered regular on site Covid Tests and our District Safety team came out to watch our Health and Safety procedures in action and gave us a big thumbs up! We appreciate families keeping their students home when showing any symptoms and calling to let us know if they are absent.

Stay Well,

Colly Fischer

School Pictures are Coming!

We have Lifetouch scheduled to take school pictures on February 16, 2021. We will get all the information and orders out to you next week! Retakes will be on March 29th, 2021.

Love Bug- Fundraiser for 6th Gr. P2P Trip

LoveBug Fundraiser P2P
Have you filled out the tech survey?

PUSD is collecting input from families to guide our Technology Plan.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 2/8
  • Monday Morning Meeting- Character Focus is Courage

Tuesday, 2/9

Wednesday, 2/10

Thursday, 2/11

Friday, 2/12

  • No School
  • Chinese New Year

No School Monday, 2/15- President's Day

School Pictures, 2/16

Read- A-Thon; Feb. 22- Mar.5

In February, we will show our love for reading with a Read-A-Thon. We are excited to try a new online format while reading, reading and reading. Research shows that the time children spend reading pays off exponentially over time. Our goal is to get books in student's hands and create a love of reading.

Read-a-thons will engage your reader and it gives friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more. Our Read-a-thon starts Monday February 22nd 2021.

About one week before our Read-a-thon starts we will share instructions on how to activate your reader's personal page. This is where you will be able to view and record their progress.

We've chosen Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, gives your child a reason to read and helps in the development of stronger reading skills.

We hope EVERYONE participates.

Thanks so much,

Chester Elementary School

Meal Information

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Parent and Community Resources

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Clothing Ladder

What is the Clothing Ladder?

It is an organization that facilitates the process to give and receive gently-used clothing.

Why be a part of the clothing ladder?

It is good for the environment, helps kids, builds community connections, saves money, time, and resources, and best of all, it makes you and others feel good.

What do I have to do?

Go through your clothing at least twice a year; we suggest once during fall vacation and once during spring vacation. Deliver your bags of clean, gently-used clothing to your receiving partner.

How do I sign up?

Go directly to the signup link and fill out the clothing ladder form online:

or for more information email

After I fill out the sign-up form, what do I do?

Wait for us to find your receive-from and give-to partners. We will contact you. Next, via email, determine the time and place to exchange clothing with partners.

What do I do when I no longer want to participate?

Email us and let us know.

Sign Up Link

What is the Clothing Ladder?

Skate Park in the Almanor Basin!

Almanor Recreation and Park District is in the process of planning for a Skate Park on property owned by the district, adjacent to the ARPD office and the ARC center.

We need community feedback especially from our youth.

The information gathered will help us to evaluate community support for this project.

Thank you,

The Almanor Recreation and Park District

Greater Good Science Center

The Greater Good Science Center is a wonderful resource for all things good, check it out! Here is a quick video with tips to help persevere when you want to quit.
February Happiness Calendar from GGSC

Monthly calendar from the Greater Good Science Center

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Free Parent Resource for Chester Families

Inviting all Chester Parents!

The Chester Schools are excited to be hosting free Parenting Support Presentations via Zoom to assist our families. The pandemic has stretched your resources as a family and parents have been asked to be superheroes during this time. To help support parents with ideas and resources, Ronni J. Okraski, PHD BCBA LBA, who is Director and Owner of Positive Behavior Changes will be sharing a three part learning experience. We are inviting all Chester parents to attend. These presentations will be recorded and posted if you are not able to participate in the live sessions.

All sessions are from 2:00-2:45 PM

January 22, 2021- Changing your child’s behavior- the basics.

January 29, 2021- Increasing preferred behaviors in your child

February 5, 2021- Decreasing problem behaviors in your child

Zoom Link

Homework Hotline for grades 4-12 Science and Math

Harvey Mudd College offers a free Homework Hotline for students in grades 4-12 in the subjects of science and math. Read more here.