Chatham Elementary School

Where We Are Proud To Be SHARKS

Monomoy Regional School District: Our Home Away From Home...Where Everyone has a Voice at the Table

January 26, 2020

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Fin'tastic CES Students Are:

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Important Dates:

January 29:

  • Early Release Wednesday (student dismissal 1:35pm)
  • Parent University-Digital Safety and Social Media (MRHS library-6pm-7pm


CES PTO Fudgeraiser 2020! Buy a delicious box of fudge from Chatham Candy Manor and help raise money for the CES PTO events. Keep an eye out for information at CES PTO facebook page or in home-school connection folders.


January 31:

  • Save the date: CES PTO Movie Night @Community Center (see flyer below)


Febraury 5:


  • No school council this month; next meeting the first Thursday of March



February 7:

  • Proud to Be A SHARK event: PTO Cultural Arts Committee presents Brazilian Beats
(CES gymnasium-1pm; all welcome)


February 13:

  • PTO Meeting (all welcome, 2:30pm in CES Conference Room)


February 17-21:

  • Winter Vacation-no school

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CES PTO Presents: Brazilian Beats!

Acclaimed percussionist, educator, activist and Grooversity maestro Marcus Santos leads an ensemble of drummers and dancers in a high-energy survey of Brazilian drumming styles springing from his native Bahia—the original capital of Brazil. As students are introduced to soul-stirring Afro-Brazilian spirituals, to the jazz that virtuosic street soloists make with instruments as humble as plastic buckets, to the thunderous and gleeful drumming of festival marching bands,to the modern sounds of Samba Funk, they will join in the fun with call-and-response chants and funky dance moves. Volunteers will be called upon to get up on stage and help make some music.


When: Friday, February 7th at 1pm

Where: CES gymnasium

Who: ALL welcome

Dear Caregivers,


On February 7th, your child will enjoy Young Audiences’ Brazilian Beats, a performance by Marcus Santos & Grooverstiy, brought to your school by our PTO. In Brazilian Beats, acclaimed percussionist, educator, activist and Grooversity maestro Marcus Santos leads an ensemble of drummers and dancers in a high-energy survey of Brazilian drumming styles springing from his native Bahia—the original capital of Brazil. Students will join in the fun with call-and-response chants and funky dance moves as they are introduced to soul-stirring Afro-Brazilian spirituals, the jazz that street soloists make with instruments as humble as plastic buckets, the thunderous and gleeful drumming of festival marching bands, and the modern sounds of Samba Funk.

Talk about it! Ask your child about the program. You can use the following open-ended questions to start the conversation:

Tell me about the performance. What was the best part?

What surprised you? How did it make you feel?

What are you still wondering about? How can we learn more about that?

If your child enjoyed this program, we encourage you to reach out about how you can be involved in bringing the arts to schools. Please visit www.yamass.org or contact a member of the PTO committee to learn more about this and other Young Audiences’ Programs.

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Weekly Article: "Ask Me About..."



Each week the grade level teams will publish two to three statements for caregivers to use as conversation starters with their child(ren). Although the Scoop is a great place to see and discuss end-of-learning products, these "ask me about" conversation starters will help promote discussions about current learning. For additional questions to ask your child about school, please visit "Understood's" article:

How to Say It: Better Questions to Ask Your Child About School and keep us updated on how these questions are working!

Ask Me About...From PreK

How many sides does a snowflake have?

What happens when the snow melts? What does it turn out to be?

How does snow melt?

Ask Me About...From Grade K


Ask me to tell you some of the answers to our pirate wonder wall.

Ask me to read my sight word book to you.

Ask me to tell you about the surprise ending to our latest Magic Tree House book.

Ask Me About...From Grade 1

In the story "The Big Race", name two animals that were in the race and why they dropped out. Also, why do you think Red Lizard decided to share the cake with all of the animals who lost the race?


Set A has 14 cars. Set B has 17 cars.

Which set has the greater number of cars? How many more? How did you figure it out?


What is one new thing you learned about Korea?

Ask Me About About...From Grade 2

Ask me what makes me unique and how I contribute to the human race.


Ask me what the saying "you're never too young to give back" means.


Ask me to tell you about Derek the veteran and Jax the service dog.

Ask Me About...From Grade 3

  • The effort I put into my MAP assessments
  • My word sort for this week
  • How I collaborated with a team this week in PE

Ask Me About...From Grade 4

  • How can you use fractions to describe your weekend activities?

  • Can you name the 3D shapes you see in your home?

  • What are you learning about the “World in a chocolate bar?”

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Attendance Matters:

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The "Kindness Club" gives a big "SHARK shout out" to Fancy Fruit for all the fabulous fruit they provide our students each week.

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Stellar Spellers! #Character-set a goal, make a plan, and celebrate when I reach the goal!

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CES Students Take A Deep Dive Into Learning By Developing our Next "C": Collaboration!

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Kindergarten News:

This week we finished reading Pirates Past Noon and we were excited to learn the answer to a mystery! We continued to act out the story and complete our centers all while taking the MAP testing this week.


Before we began reading our book we made a list of all of the questions we wondered about pirates. Our week ended with us giving the answers to what we learned.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w_kY7OCPfXd6fJMyVSRp7ivG-Bp3m4Rh


We began letters to a school in Japan in anticipation of our next Magic Tree House theme. We are curious about what school is like in Japan.


We are learning new sight words and practice reading sight word books.

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PreK News:

Let it Snow!

This week we started our unit on winter and snow. We used our smartboard to look at actual snowflakes and saw a snowman melt. At the academic table, we read a book with predictable text that describes different types of snowmen. Later, we sequenced building a snowman.

Using another book, we placed a seal on an iceberg by demonstrating different concepts such as under, beside, over, on ... At the art table, the students described how their snowman melted. Finally, in science, we made insects and studied our mealworms.


We filled our 5th shark jar. Students voted on wearing their favorite color.

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The "Kindness Club makes Valentines for local families.

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2nd Grade News:

Second graders had special visitors this week! This event was part of the culmination of their unit on how kids can make a difference. Students studied a variety of characters (fiction and nonfiction) and how their contributions to the world and story made a difference. We were lucky enough to have the author of one of our stories, Max and Charlie Help a Hero, come to visit us. Kim Rodriguez brought along Retired Deputy Steve Xiarhos and Derek Hill (a veteran) and Jax (his service dog). Mr. Hill is a veteran who served in the marines on 15 tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. He brought his service dog Jax and explained the dog's role in his life now. Students asked many informative questions and were able to see Jax in action.
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2nd and 4th Grade Collaborate to Engineer a Solution to a Second Grade Problem

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Citizenship in Action~'Soup-er Salute' Please help our deep learning session students and Mass Maritime Cadets by sending in cans of soup for our food pantry! Our goal: 129 cans of soup to = 129 years of Mass Maritime

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Picture, and SHARK shout out, of the Week: Thank you for your support Mr. Bystrom!

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General School Information

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2019-2020 CES PTO Meetings Will Be Held on the 2nd THURSDAY of Each Month-ALL Welcome

CES PTO Student Directory 2019-2020

Please click here for the 2019-2020 PTO School Directory.

To add to/change/edit the student directory, CLICK here

Please contact the school office to update our database, and click here to update the CES PTO Directory.

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2019-2020 School Council Members:

2019-2020 School Council members:

Ms. Meghan Lampert (EL teacher)

Ms. Lenore Chieffo (Gr 3 teacher)

Ms. Lindsay Bierwirth (CES parent)

Ms. Ann Barnard (Gr 2 teacher)

Ms. Kathy Ware (Library Media teacher)

Ms. Maegan Story (MRSD parent and community representative)

Ms. Jessica Rogers (CES parent)

Ms. Deb Lopes (CES parent)

Dr. Millen (Principal)


The CES School Council meets the first Thursday of each month from 2:30-3:30pm.

Meeting agenda and minutes for upcoming and from past meetings online.

Click here for the 2018-2021 Schoolwide Improvement Plan

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Quote of the Issue: "One kind word can warm three winter months. " --Japanese Proverb

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Please Visit the Mini-Libraries at Lake Street Terrace Apartments and out front of CES

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Community News:

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