Central Community Newsletter

December 2020

Dear CCES Families,

The holiday season is swinging into gear and we hope that you and your family will enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving together. We recognize that your holiday tradition may look and feel different than in the past, just as our school year has been different but we are certain it will be no less perfect however you chose to celebrate. We are certainly missing some of our usual school traditions at CCES this year like our Holiday Concert, but know that the teachers and staff will be all the more creative in finding ways for students to make memories and enjoy the season.

One idea to celebrate the season could be to make a family Winter Bucket List to help everyone enjoy the season together. Things like planning a family movie night at home, make snowflake cutouts to decorate your windows, make a pancake breakfast, decorate ornaments for neighbors, build a snowman, or making a blanket fort can help to make family time more fun. Here at school we will continue to focus on everyone’s health, safety, and most importantly learning. As always enjoy the holiday season, we will look forward to seeing everyone in the new year, and know we are here if you need us.


Mrs. Nickerson and Ms. Wyman

Ready for Remote: Making the switch!

We wanted to take a moment and offer some helpful hints in making the shift to remote learning.

  • Devices and materials have been prepared to send home. Quarantine packets may be utilized while backpacks and devices are being put together. Please be patient.

  • School issued backpacks will include your child’s tablet for grades PK, K, & 1, or chromebook for grades 2 through 5, along with login information for Google and other applications, possible workbooks if your child’s grade level uses them and possible reading materials.

  • Locate and review the instructions your child’s teacher has sent home to login to your child’s school Google Account.

  • If you have not signed up for notifications about your child’s progress in Google Classroom, please do so. This can be a great way to stay up to date on any work they have been assigned or may be missing.

  • For students in grades K & 1, parents will want to login to look for information regarding class Zoom meetings, and how to access classwork and assignments.

  • If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher or call the office 207-285-0325.

School News

The Bubble Song: A Social Distancing Song for Kids, Hand washing Song for Kids
Greet From 6 Feet Rap | Jack Hartmann

Remote Learning Updates

Happy Numbers

Happy Numbers is an online math application that some of our remote teachers are utilizing to support math learning and progress. Activities can be assigned to students to complete independently while teachers are working one on one or in small groups of students during either Zoom sessions or even for live in-person instruction.

Remote Attendance

Please remember that attendance for the remote program is the same as in-person instruction. If your child is unable to attend their remote program, please contact your child’s teacher for any missed information, as well as the school to notify the main office of the absence.

What's Happening in Grades 4 & 5 Full Time Remote Learning?

Remote learning has really taken off with the gained experiences of both the staff, students, and families. Small group work has been a huge benefit in supporting each student as we continue to navigate through this new experience.

4th grade is learning about the Penobscot Nation as well as crafting 5 paragraph opinion essays. They have created “wanted" posters for Cinderella that coincided with the shared reading text. In Math, the fourth graders are digging deep into flexible ways of solving multi-digit multiplication problems as well as division.

5th grade is doing a nonfiction study in ELA with reading, researching, taking notes and writing informational pieces. In math, fifth graders are trying not to feel like imposters as the popular game Among Us is supporting their learning of adding and subtracting fractions.

Mrs. Sabine

Grade One News

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Grade Four News

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Season's Greetings from CCES Faculty and Staff!

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