Crofton Elementary Newsletter

May/June 2020 (Updated as of June 5th)

Principal's Message

Hello Crofton Families!


We have finalized plans for families to pick up belongings that were left when school ended March 13. Teachers have packed students’ belonging in bags for your convenience. This plan will coincide with families returning school materials as well.


Our drive-up schedule is for June 15 and 16 with morning and afternoon pickup times. We respectfully ask families to drive up in the Hug and Hop lane and display a sign(s) in your front window with your children’s last name, comma first initial and grades written in large letters. Do not get out of your car. (SEE SAMPLE ATTACHMENT) Pull all the way down to the cub sign.


Please indicate if you have multiple children and add their names/grades as well. You may authorize someone else pick up your students belongings as long as their sign(s) indicates the names and grades of the student. We prefer you drive for safety and social distancing reasons however if you choose to walk please remain 6 feet apart from others and also bring a sign with names and grades of the students.


On June 15 from 9AM to 12 PM-students with last name beginnings with A-F can pick up. From 1PM to 4 PM students with last name beginning with G-L can pick up.

On June 16 from 9AM to 12 PM-students with last name beginning with M-R can pick up. From 1PM to 4 PM students with last name beginning with S-Z can pick up.


Yearbooks, Paw printers, and 5th grade certificates, panoramic photos and promotion programs will be with your child’s belongings. Please return all AACPS and CES materials when you come. ALPS novels, library books, guided readers, kindergarten book baggies, teachers’ readers and safety patrol belts will be collected when you come. Please place them in plastic bags for safety before handing them to a staff member. At this time, please do not return Chromebooks. Thank you in advance for practicing appropriate safety procedures as well as your cooperation with this plan. Email teachers directly if something is missing in your bags. Please email Mrs. Davis or Mrs. Layden if you have questions, need an alternative time/date or you are unable to secure someone to pick up the belongings.

We will not be able to say goodbye in our traditional manners however please know that the staff at Crofton Elementary holds each student in our hearts and minds and wishes a safe and enjoyable summer to our Crofton Families.


File attachments:
Pickup Sign Sample.docx


Warmest Regards,

Principal Davis


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Online Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open on Monday, June 8th.

Information regarding the registration process is posted on AACPS Website.

Prior to registering your child, please visit Locate your School, to verify that CES is your child’s homeschool.

In addition, please note the following:

  • All required documentation for registering, must be submitted at the time of application submittal
  • All documentation must be legible
  • Only one application per student is acceptable, (duplicates are not allowed)

Failure to adhere to the above, will delay your child’s registration process.


Information regarding Kindergarten conferences, teacher assignments and staggered entry days will occur in August.

CES does not have Pre- K

Weather the Storm...

I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it’s not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked, and mine might not be.

Or vice versa.

For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflections, of re-connection, easy in flip-flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial and family crisis.

For some that live alone, they’re facing endless loneliness. While for others it is peace, rest, and time with their mother, father, sons and daughters.

With the $600 (US) weekly increase in unemployment, some are bringing in more money to their households than they were working.

Others are working more hours for less money, due to pay cuts or loss in commissioned sales.

Some families of four just received $3400 from the stimulus package, while other families of four saw $0.

Some were concerned about getting a certain candy for Easter, while others were concerned if there would be enough bread, milk, and eggs for the weekend.

Some want to go back to work because they don’t qualify for unemployment and are running out of money. Others want to kill those who break quarantine.

Some are at home spending two to three hours a day, helping their child with online schooling, while others are doing the same on top of a 10–12 hour work day.

Some have experienced the near death of the virus, some have already lost someone from it, and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it.

Others don’t believe this is a big deal.

Some have faith in God and expect miracles this year.

Others say the worst is yet to come.

We are not in the same boat. We are going through a time when our perceptions and needs are completely different.

Each of us will emerge, in our own way, from this storm. It is important to see beyond what is seen at first glance. Not just looking, actually seeing.

We are all on different ships during this storm, experiencing a very different journey. — Unknown Author

Helpful Links

Information about school system operations while school buildings are closed can be found at

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

A helpful guide for elearning can be found here

Parent Resources E-learning

Answers to E-Learning questions can be found at

E-learning FAQ

Serving meals while school is out.

Food that’s in when school is out! Serving Meals Monday through Friday! Anne Arundel County Public Schools is providing free breakfast, lunch, and dinner to children, ages 2–18. There are no income or registration requirements. A complete list of meal sites can be found at www.aacps.org/mealpickup. A map of meal sites can be found at www.aacps.org/mealsitemap.

Crofton Elementary PTA

It's Election Time ! Please consider volunteering your time to be part of the 2020-2021 CES PTA Executive Board. Positions include president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. A description of responsibilities can be found here: http://ces-pta.com/info/board-members/



Please complete the nomination application by May 15th.
Email president@ces-pta.com with any questions.
https://digitalpto.wufoo.com/…/pta-nomination-application-…/