Chester Elementary School
November 12, 2021. Connect. Thrive
CES LOVES READING!
We love reading at CES!
This week we celebrate our love for reading with our first annual Read All Day Day (RADD!). On Friday, November 19th, we invite our students to wear their cozy pajamas, bring a cuddly stuffed animal, and a blanket or pillow that they can cuddle up and enjoy a good book.
In addition to having time to cuddle up and read, our teachers have planned some wonderful reading events for the day including guest readers, buddy reading, poetry, plays, bookmark making, flashlight reading, and more! All of our classes have different events that they have planned to engage and excite our students about the adventure and joy that can be found between the pages of a book.
Ms. Crowther will also be visiting classes to award books to students that she catches caught up in a good book! Look out for her,, dressed as one of her favorite characters!
This is sure to be an event for students to remember!
With Flexibility and Grace,
Colly Fischer and Nicholle Crowther
Lassen Hoops Info
- Basketball Registration Forms went out in take home folders on Monday for grades 3rd - 6th
- Deadline to turn in registration forms and payment is November 17th
- Registration Forms and Payment may be turned into the office or to your child's teacher
- If you have an questions, please see Mrs. White in Room 10 or call the school between 3-4pm and ask to speak to Mrs. White
STAFF SPOTLIGHT: MRS. GEER
Brooke Geer, originally from San Diego, attended Chico State University for her undergraduate degree and teaching credentials. A teacher since 2012, Mrs. Geer entered the teaching field because it was a natural fit for her to work with children. The oldest of five, Mrs. Geer was always helping her sister and brothers with homework, arts and crafts, and sports. When Mrs. Geer discovered teaching, it was the perfect fit.
As a teacher, Mrs. Geer loves the connections that she makes with students and the opportunity to build on those relationships each year. Her goal is to be a positive person in each child’s life. She hopes that students feel comfortable and safe so that they can open up and share about themselves. Mrs. Geer loves the passion in children's hearts and the joy in their eyes when they have someone to listen to them.
Away from CES, Mrs. Geer love watching home improvement shows, elephants, the color pink, and eating dark chocolate. She treasures her time with her family, especially her boys who love to hear her favorite book The Little Engine that Could.
PUSD now has a Dashboard on the website with updated Covid positive test results in each school. These results come out each Friday, so the numbers here are from last week. Please see below for the updates to this week’s Dashboard which can be found here.
Help CES earn money with Box Tops!
SPICE TUTORING AND ENRICHMENT
Fall Reading Program!
PROTECT YOUR SCHOOL DEVICE
NEW LUNCH MENU
Independent Study Explained
There are two types of independent study, long and short term. Long Term Independent Study is an option for your student if in-person instruction presents a health risk to your child. You will follow the instructions found here. Notification of Independent Study
Short Term Independent Study is provided in case a student is excluded from school due to Covid-19, exposure or symptoms and can do work from home. The school will communicate with you and explain the process. Then, we will send a short term independent study agreement to you on Parent Square. The teacher will provide work and for the work that your student completes, he/she will have those days credited and not marked as absent.
If you are planning for a child to be away from school for a family trip or the like, please notify the office. You may request a Short Term Independent study agreement in this case. This request should be 5 days in advance of your departure and will need to be approved by the principal. If approved, your child will be provided work which should be returned the day your child is back in school.
Volunteers on Campus
Volunteers on campus
CES values our volunteers who help us so much. This year, in addition to the paperwork that volunteers complete we will be requiring
proof of vaccination
Or a weekly Covid test
and be fingerprinted (this can be done at the District Office in Quincy)
You are considered a volunteer if you come in consistently to assist at school in your child’s class. Field Trip drivers or parents that help for one event are not considered volunteers in this circumstance.
Testing will occur on campus once a week starting in early October but one can get a test result from anywhere convenient. The “quick test” AKA antigen will be the test provided at the school. At this time, over the counter tests will not be accepted.
Covid Protocols- new changes
Hello Chester families!
We’d like to remind all of our families that the same COVID protocols remain in place from last school year. If your child is ill, you will need to keep them home and follow the return to school criteria (see below). The complete PUSD Covid Protocols are found
Please use the At-home Staff and Student Screening to screen your children at home prior to sending them to school. The schools will contact any guardian for pick-up if your student develops symptoms during the school day. After experiencing any of the symptoms on this list, the student must meet the return to school criteria before they will be permitted back on campus. If you have any further questions, please contact your school office.
This week brings a change to Appendix B. See below for the details.
Here is to a great year!
Your PUSD nurses,
Emilee Pruitt, BSN, RN, Lead School Nurse
Jessica Logan, BSBA, RN, School Nurse
Lauren Tasaki, BSB, RN, School Nurse
Christina Tate, LVN
Emilee Schramel LVN
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