Coupeville Elementary School

Summer Newsletter - 2021

Mission Statement

The mission of Coupeville Elementary School is to educate all students to high levels of academic performance, while fostering positive growth in social/emotional behaviors and attitudes. The entire staff pledges itself to these student outcomes.

Returning Tech Devices, Textbooks, and Library Books

We have many tech devices (iPads, Chromebooks, HotSpots) that were not returned at the end of the school year. If you still have a device at home, please return it to the district office (501 S Main St.) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday–Thursday. You may also drop off textbooks, like our hardcover Journeys Reading books, and any library books your student may still have at home, during those hours. Thank you!

2021-2022 New Student Registration

Parents of children new to the Coupeville School District please plan to register (grades K through 5) at Coupeville Elementary School on August 18th or 19th. The school office will be open from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00 each of those days. A current immunization record for all grade levels is required at the time of registration. Birth certificates are required for K and first grade. Children must be 5 by August 31st for kindergarten entrance and must be 6 by August 31st for first grade entrance. If children have special needs and/or have been receiving special services, a copy of their current individual education plan at the time of registration is most helpful. School begins Tuesday, September 7th. Questions may be directed to Courtney Simpson-Pilgrim, Student Services Secretary, at (360) 678-2474 or

A Counselor's Farewell

Hello CES Parents/Guardians,

It has been my pleasure working with your students at Coupeville Elementary School for the last 10 years. CES is an amazing place to work and I feel so very lucky to have been chosen as the school counselor. Despite not having any experience working with the younger ones, Mr. Ebersole took a chance on me and I am really glad he did! Although I am retiring, I will be back volunteering at the school and making myself useful. However, there will be some travel, hiking and mountain biking also. Have a great summer!

- Ms. Dana Stone, M.Ed., NCC

Coupeville School Farm Family Days!

This summer, Farmer Kylie will be hosting farm family days on the majority of Tuesdays and Thursdays. All ages are welcome, all skill levels are welcome, and anyone who is looking to get outdoors with their family and friends are welcome. They will be planting, weeding, and doing everything else that is needed to grow food for the Connected Food Program. High school aged students are welcome to come without parents, but younger students will need an adult to come along.

Want to join them? Use this sign up link:

Need to know how to get to the farm? You can enter the school farm through the hedge on Ebey Rd. See the map below.

Sno-Isle Libraries Summer Reading Fun!

Summer is here and that means our partners at Sno-Isle Libraries are busy with fun activities for our students! Your students may earn a FREE BOOK for reading 10 hours over the summer. Please see below for more information.

Big picture

2021-2022 School Year Calendar and Half Day Reminder

Below is the 2021-2022 school year calendar. As you can see, our first day of school is Tuesday, September 7th and is an early release day. Please note we will have early release every day the first week of school, to include the 8th, 9th, and 10th. School dismisses at noon on early release days.
Big picture

Community Corner

For information about upcoming community events, please check out these flyers from the Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools, Coupeville Farm to School, and Civility First, in conjunction with the Pacific NW Art School:

More Summer Fun Ideas

Take a Hike - Head outdoors on a local hike. A scenic stroll is just the way kids can get their energy out and explore good ol’ Mother Nature. It’s the perfect opportunity for teaching them about plants and flowers, too. How lucky are we to live in an area with so many beautiful hiking locations to choose from?

Feed the Ducks - Pack up the kids, head to a pond, and feed the ducks! In general, ducks may safely eat the following foods:

  • Corn (canned, frozen, or fresh)
  • Duck pellets (sold online and at pet stores)
  • Lettuce (torn into small pieces)
  • Frozen peas (defrosted)
  • Oats (rolled or instant)
  • Seeds (including birdseed or other varieties)

Enjoy watching these beautiful animals while spending quality time with your children. You can even make a half-day trip of it by packing a lunch and visiting a playground.

Play Car Wash - A car wash is probably one of the few chores that can be turned into playtime. Get out the buckets, rags, and bubbles, and let them have fun with it. Reward them for their hard work with a few bucks or a trip to our fantastic local library! Don’t forget about the summer reading program at Sno-Isle Libraries!

Plan a Treasure Hunt - Pull out the pirate hats and send them on a treasure hunt. Make a treasure map by staining the paper with coffee and burning the edges. Then, have a prize hidden at the end of the journey. Watching their excitement will be just as fun for you as it is for them!

Camp in Your Backyard - No Summer is complete without a night of backyard camping. Pitch a tent and tell campfire stories together.

Whatever you choose to do, we hope your family has a safe and enjoyable summer break!

Coupeville Elementary School

Principal Dave Ebersole - (360) 678-2470

Admin Secretary Shelly LaRue - 360-678-2471

Student Services Secretary Courtney Simpson-Pilgrim -


How to reach our staff: All district staff are accessible by e-mail, using the first initial of their first name, followed by their full last name, followed by:

For example, as provided above, Principal Dave Ebersole can be reached using the address:

Coupeville School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The board designates the superintendent to serve as the district’s coordinator regarding:

• Title IX;
• Section 504/ADA;

• Civil Rights Compliance;
And to handle questions and investigate any complaints communicated to the district of alleged discrimination.


501 South Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239