Canterbury Elementary School

December Newsletter

CES Basketball

Over the last several weeks, the CES basketball club members have been working hard to improve upon their dribbling, shooting, and passing skills with Mrs. Doucette. Members have partaken in several lead-up games such as red light/green light, monster in the forest, 21, and around the world. Members have also been engaged in skill-related drills, fitness activities, and have practiced chest passes and bounce passes to a wall.

Daily COVID Screening

As more children are attending school each day now that K-2 Cohorts A and B have combined, it becomes even more vital that the online covid-19 screening is completed along with a temperature check. We ask that you do this each morning before you start your routine, whether it be in person school or remote school.

The reason for doing it Monday through Friday is so we can speak with anyone who may have symptoms and get testing initiated early, if needed. This may eliminate missing more days of school than necessary. If a student is having symptoms on the weekend it should be reported to the school nurse on Monday.

Please feel free to reach out to the school nurse with any questions or assistance with logging in. The school nurse is Lonnie Rutledge RN, 783-9944. Thank you for your compliance in this matter.

The link to the online portal is:

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Art Class

Students have been busy learning, inside and outside! Students in the third grade were learning about the artist Alma Thomas. This artist used lines and dots to create a mosaic-style piece. Students used watercolors to create their piece of art. They were encouraged to fill their whole paper. They had to think about the colors that would fill the whole space and also create their scene. Students in the fourth and fifth grade are learning about a famous Canadian artist named Emily Carr. She developed a style of broad and deep colors while depicting landscape scenes that also showed movement. Students had the opportunity to observe and sketch trees so that they could create their tree-inspired landscapes.

CES Winter Recess Guidelines

We will take the children outside for recess every day that we can this winter. Please help ensure that the students are properly dressed for winter weather. See the attached flyer for details (this was also sent home with learners).


At this time, we are not accepting donations of food for holidays or birthdays for safety purposes. As we are able to lessen this restriction, we will certainly keep you updated. Thank you for your understanding.

Car Riders

Please help us to keep car drop off and pick up running smoothly and safely by remembering the following:

*please wait behind vehicles that are loading and unloading riders. DO NOT drive around vehicles on the left.

*cars should not enter the lot until after the buses have left in the afternoon (at approximately 2:20).

*load and unload your student on the passenger side whenever possible. Unloading on the side closest to the building is safest.

Important Dates

December 5 and 12: Christmas trees for sale at the town center

December 9: Picture Retakes from 1:00 to 2:00 (all cohorts)

December 11: Progress Reports Issued (students in Cohort B will bring them home; they will be mailed to students in Cohort C; students in Cohort A will bring them home on 12/15)

December 23-January 1: Holiday Break

PTO Update - School Spirit Apparel and Christmas Trees

The CES Spirit Apparel is ready and will be sent home with students next week. If you would like to pick up your items at the school, please email Lynn Blanchette by Friday December 4th so we can set them aside. The items can be picked up from the yellow table in the vestibule during school hours.

The PTO is currently selling NH grown Christmas trees at the town center on Dec. 5th and Dec. 12th. A PTO member will be available from 10 am - 4 pm both days to help customers. The cost of trees is $50.00 and checks can be made payable to: CES PTO. Trees may also be purchased from the Canterbury Store using Cash or Check during normal store hours.

Holiday Travel Guidelines

Our current guidelines for travel outside of New England require a 14 day quarantine upon return to New Hampshire. The exception to this is if a PCR Covid -19 test is obtained after 5 and through 7 days of return. If the results are negative the student may resume school. Families planning to travel outside of New England should contact the school nurse as soon as possible to determine their return to school date. Please contact Nurse Rutledge with any questions at
December Lunch Menus

Click here for the December lunch menus.