CES Partner Post

Monday, May 27, 2019

Dear CES Parents,

I can't believe this will be the last week of the 18-19 school year. It was an amazing year, but we know the students are ready for the summer to begin! We have loved learning and growing with our Colleyville Cowboys!

Please remember that Monday, May 27th is a school holiday.

Also, please note on your calendars that Thursday, May 30 (last day of school) is an early dismissal for all grades at 11:45 am.

I hope you have a great rest of your day!


Sheila Shimmick
Principal, Colleyville Elementary School

Upcoming CES Events:

Monday, May 27
School Holiday

Tuesday, May 28

Fifth Grade at Main Event

Third Grade Celebration 8:00 am in the cafeteria

Second Grade Celebration 9:00 am in the cafeteria

Pre-K Celebration 1:00 pm in the learning commons

Wednesday, May 29

Fourth Grade Celebration 9:00 am in the cafeteria

Mr. Robert's Fifth Grade Watermelon Party at 1:30 pm (note the time change)

Thursday, May 30

Last day of school for all students

Early Dismissal at 11:45 am (please note this on your calendars and pick up the students on time!)

Fifth Grade Walk at 8:00 am

Fifth Grade Celebration at 8:15 am (immediately following the walk)

Start of Summer Party 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the back of CES!

Friday, May 31

Teacher Work Day

No Tardy Party

Congratulations to Mrs. Feaster's third grade class who won the "No Tardy Party" drawing due to having no tardies last week. Her class will get an extra 20 minute recess!

Lost & Found

Please encourage your students to check the lost & found. All items remaining after May 30th at 11:45 am will be donated to a local charity.

Library Books Are Due

Please return all library books. They were due on Friday, May 17. If the books were lost please pay cash or check made to CES, or replace with the same book! The first class out of each grade level to turn in all their books will win a free poster or book from Mrs. Keller! The winners so far are Mrs. Dean's class, Mrs. Dyck's class, and Mrs. Eldemon's class! Thank you!!

Amy Keller, Librarian

News from the Nurse

It has been a pleasure to care for your children this year and I wish all of our CES families a safe and healthy summer. If your child has any medication in the nurse's clinic, it must be sent home by the end of the school year. I will contact you if there is a medication that must be picked up by a parent instead of being sent home in the student's backpack. Any medication remaining in the clinic once school is out will be discarded.

-Nurse Martha

Keyboarding Resource for Students

Do you want to increase your student’s keyboarding skills? Typing Club is a web-based program for Grades 3-8 in GCISD that teaches students how to touch-type. The engaging and interactive experience is gamified, so learning proper hand positioning, posture and typing technique is fun for students. Your students can even use this program over the summer break. Students can easily access Typing Club through ClassLink or by signing in with their GCISD Google account and password at gcisd.typingclub.com.

CES Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration began on Tuesday, April 23rd and goes through the end of the school year. The school office is open each day from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm to help if needed.

CES Pre-K registration is completed online and is selected by using a lottery system. For more information, please see the following website. Tuition based Pre-K at CES

Spread the Word About GCISD Pre-K

GCISD Pre-K qualification kicked off on April 16th at the Language Assessment Center, 3050 Timberline Drive. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors that have children turning 4 years old by September 1, 2019.

For more information go to https://www.gcisd.net/parents/pre-_kindergarten

Please note this is NOT the same as tuition-based Pre-K.

Dress Code

It's getting hot outside, but please remember the school dress code! While wearing tank tops (with small straps) or tube tops, students must wear an over blouse (sweater, etc.) buttoned halfway up. These cannot be worn by themselves. Sleeveless blouses/tops must have the outside edge of the sleeve touch the outside edge of the shoulder. Also, shorts and skirts must be long enough to extend mid-thigh and allow students to be able to stand, sit and/or bend with modesty. Students that come to school dressed in clothing that is not dress code approved, will be sent to the nurse's office to call home for additional clothing. Dress code is enforced at all grade levels- pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. For a more detailed list and specific criteria for dress code, including hair styles, please go to the Student-Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct 2018-2019 provided on the district website.
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School Supply Packs for Sale online through PTA until June 16th

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Counselor's Parent Newsletter

Click on this link to access Mrs. Hernandez's May Parent Newsletter.

Volunteering at CES

In order to volunteer in GCISD, a volunteer must:

1. Read the Volunteer Handbook, watch the appropriate video included in the handbook and electronically sign the volunteer verification form.

2. Complete the volunteer background check. A link is included in the handbook. (This must be done EVERY year!)

Here is the link to the district Volunteer Information.

You cannot volunteer at the school until both of these items have been completed through the GCISD Volunteer Handbook, so don’t delay!

At CES, we ask that you do not bring younger siblings into the school when volunteering. This includes field trip chaperoning as well. Please make other arrangements for younger siblings. Thanks!

Summer Learning Resources and Suggestions

Our GT Specialist, Mrs. Petersen, created a smore for parents to use over the summer that includes resources and suggestions for their students!

Click on this Smore.

Elementary Summer Boredom Busters Doc

GCISD instructional coaches created a summer activities calendar for students called Summer Boredom Busters. It includes recommendations for a variety of activities all summer along with a weekly calendar that includes a Humanities, Math, Science and a Maker challenge each week.


Performing Arts Summer Enrichment Opportunities

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Back to School 19-20 Information

Returning Student Registration will be completed online

New Student Registration/Residency Completion- July 31 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

(all registration is initially completed online)

Kindergarten Parent Information Night and Pre-K Parent Information Night (for parents only)- Tuesday, August 13th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Meet the Teacher Night at CES- Thursday, August 15th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

The front doors to the school will not be opened until 4:30 pm.

Please park in the back of the building or walk around to the back to get into the cafeteria/school prior to 4:30 pm.

Ice Cream Social/Class Lists posted in the CES cafeteria- Thursday, August 15th at 4:00 (cafeteria doors will be locked until 4:00 pm)

First Day of School is on Monday, August 19th

School begins at 7:40 am sharp and the first bell rings at 7:35 am.

From the CES PTA

My School Anywhere App

Download the My School Anywhere App

With the MSA App, the CES Parent Portal is now in your pocket (or purse).

Search the directory, check out volunteering opportunities, and make your store purchases all from the palm of your hand.

Do you receive the Cowboy Connection, the weekly CES PTA e-newsletter? Click the link for the latest Newsletter.

Email: membership@colleyvillepta.org to receive our Cowboy Connection.

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GCISD LEAD 2021- Building Excellent Schools Together!

The mission of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is to be the BEST by Building Excellent Schools Together. Driven by a district-wide strategic plan, called LEAD 2021, we are working to transform the education experience in GCISD so that we are better preparing students for the world that awaits them now and in the future.

LEAD stands for Leading Excellence – Action Driven. For more information about LEAD 2021, please visit the district website here. There are some exciting educational experiences going on in GCISD!


Redefining Education because your future matters today!

GCISD’s Portrait of a Graduate

Skilled Problem Solvers


Global Citizens

Self-regulated Learners