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!
Principal, Colleyville Elementary School
Upcoming CES Events:
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
Lost & Found
Library Books Are Due
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.
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.
School Supply Packs for Sale online through PTA until June 16th
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.
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
Performing Arts Summer Enrichment Opportunities
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
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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