CCES Weekly Newsletter

For the week of September 26th

Homecoming Week

This is Homecoming Week! Our list of spirit days is below. The Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, September 30th. The Elementary School will dismiss at 1:35 PM (first and last day dismissal time). The parade route will head north on Broadway, then east on Carbon Rd., concluding at Berst Center/Assumption parking lots, at which time all parade floats/vehicles will disperse.

We also have Parent/Teacher Conferences coming up on Thursday, October 6th from 4pm-8pm & Friday, October 7th from 9am-1pm. The students have an 11:45 dismissal on Thursday and they have no school on Friday, October 7th. The students will be home also on Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day. Please let us know if you have any questions.

See everyone Monday for Pajama Day!!

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Weekly Happenings

Monday, September 26th

  • B Day
  • Pajama Day

Tuesday, September 27th

  • C Day
  • Go GOLD! for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

Wednesday, September 28th

  • D Day
  • Class Color Day (2nd Grade - Purple; 3rd Grade - Orange)

Thursday, September 29th

  • E Day
  • Farmer Day (Dress like a farmer today)

Friday, September 30th

  • X Day
  • Coaler Day - Show your Coaler Spirit
  • 1:35 Dismissal


~1:35 Dismissal on Friday, September 30th for the Homecoming Parade

~Order yearbooks by September 30th (flyer below)

~McTeacher's Night is October 18th (flyer below)

~Please contact the office: 815/634-2334 if your child is going to be absent from school

~Please escort your student(s) to the front door if they arrive after 8:10 AM

~Students can bring water bottles to use throughout the day, including lunchtime

Order a yearbook

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Save the date

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September Calendar

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Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures



  • Remember W. Second Street is a one way street going east.
  • Drop off and pickup will be on the south side of the building on W. Second Street. For the safety of all of the children that are being dropped off and picked up, please pull into the no parking zone (parallel to the road) and let your child exit the vehicle. We ask that you then exit the spot and pull forward onto the street again. Parents will not be allowed to exit their vehicle this year, as it will be a continuous drop and go lane.


  • Pickup will also be along W. Second Street. It will be a pick up and go as well. There will be no parking, so the first several cars will be pulling into the no parking zone and waiting until dismissal. We ask that the cars fill in and pull all the way up to the parking lot. From there, cars will fill in as cars leave. Teachers will be out with their classrooms making sure that students are getting into their parents vehicle in a safe manner.

School Buses

Students riding a bus to school get dropped off on the North side of the building. Staff is always visible when students enter and leave the building. If you need assistance with bussing, please contact the bus company: 815/634-0333.

When Do I Need To Keep My Child Home From School?

If your student as any of the following symptoms, please keep him or her home and report the symptom(s) to the school:
  • Fever - 100.4 or higher
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Muscle Aches
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny nose/Congestion
  • Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Your child needs to remain home until they are fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours.

*Please remember to call the school and report your child's absence(s) at 815-634-2334

Lockers and Cubbies

Students in the gold hallway (Friddle, Hamilton, Skubic, Smith, Smolik, Vironda, Watson, Watters)) will have lockers. Students in the green hallway (Bormet, Foley, Forkal, Hanley, Petersen, Terrel) will have cubbies in their classroom.

Water Bottles

Please have your child bring a full, labeled water bottle with them to school each day or to leave at school. We have two water bottle filling stations that will be utilized for refilling when necessary.


This year we will again be offering Music and Art all year long. The students will follow an ABCDE schedule with Physical Education every day and Art once a week for an hour and Music twice a week. Specials classes do not switch at the trimester.


Breakfast and Lunch information may be found at the following link:

Backpack Program

The Coal City Backpack Program, a non-for-profit organization, is pleased to offer a food Backpack Program to area students in need. The Backpack Program will drop off a specific number of bags of food to the school, which will then be distributed once a week to children enrolled in the program. The bags will contain a variety of nutritious, non-perishable food items such as macaroni and cheese, fruit cups, granola bars, raisins, juice boxes, crackers, oatmeal, and applesauce. The bags may include products containing peanuts, wheat, milk, or other common food allergens. It is your responsibility to ensure the items are appropriate for your child to consume. The food will be in nondescript plastic bags, which can then be put in your child’s backpack. The Backpack Program is voluntary and is offered at no cost to participants. We request that you complete the online form below as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our school counselor, Cristina Schultz, at 815-634-2334 ext. 4004 or

Here is the link for the Backpack Program Letter: