Cougar Pride News

Conway Elementary School - January 9, 2022

Hello Cougar Families!

We are back in full swing after the holiday break! We begin winter activities tomorrow and we are all so excited. We are hoping that the weather will cooperate but we know we will have fun either way. Please read the information below and reach out if you have any questions.

ESSC - SKIERS!!

Our first ski day is Tuesday, January 10th. Due to major construction at Cranmore many changes have been made this year to keep our students safe and out of the construction zones.

Starting Tuesday we will be moving all ESSC activity to the Arlberg Children’s Center. Important things to be aware of are:

  • Skis and boards need to be in the trailer at CES by 9:15 on ski days.

  • All students need a snack and a water bottle.

  • All students MUST come to school ready for the day including a helmet. Students without the necessary equipment for outdoor activities will remain at school for the day. Students will not be allowed to phone home for missing equipment. Packing bags the night before often helps the morning go more smoothly. If your child needs something (warm coat, mittens, etc) let us know as soon as possible and NOT on the first day of skiing. We do not have any extra helmets this year.

  • Please fill out the form below and return with your child so we know how they are getting home from skiing. The choices would be by bus, Project Succeed or Conway Rec if they are enrolled, parent pick up at CES, and parent pick up at the mountain.

  • Parent pick up at the mountain has moved to the Arlberg Center (see maps below) and the pick up process has changed. Pick up will begin at 3:00 (if you need your student earlier please send in a note with your student, so that we will have them available to you at that time). Parents will park in the large dirt parking lot, closest to the pedestrian bridge going towards the Arlberg Center. Parents will walk across the bridge, check in with the CES staff member at the tent to retrieve your child and their belongings. All parent pickups must check out with Mrs. Burke.

  • All equipment including skis, boards, helmets, and boots are expected to go home each week. They are not to be stored in school. CES is not responsible for equipment that you rent for skiing or snowboarding. ESSC charges for any rental equipment that isn’t returned at the end of the season.

SKATERS!!

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Our first skating day is Tuesday, January 10th. All students MUST come to school ready for the day including a helmet. Students without the necessary equipment for outdoor activities will remain at school for the day. Students will not be allowed to phone home for missing equipment. Packing bags the night before often helps the morning go more smoothly. If your child needs something (warm coat, mittens, etc) let us know as soon as possible and NOT on the first day of skating. We do not have any extra helmets this year.


Skating Checklist

  • Helmet

  • Coat

  • Snow Pants

  • Long Socks

  • Hat

  • Mittens.Gloves

  • Ice Skates (If you have your own)

  • Snow Boots (for the walk over)

  • Snack/Water

  • NO CELL PHONES

The Holiday Store

The annual Holiday Store was a smashing success! This has been a long-standing tradition at CES. Local stores and community members donate items. Teachers have each student make a list of people that they would like to “shop” for at the Holiday Store. The Conway El elves help students do their shopping and then each gift is wrapped. The students are so excited to have gifts for their family members.

Every School Day Counts

Remember Cougar Families - every school day counts. Students are much more successful academically when they are in school on a consistent basis, but they are also more successful socially as it takes time to build strong relationships with their teacher and peers. If your child is going to be absent, please be sure to call us at 603-447-3369 first thing in the morning.


If you are looking for resources to help improve your child's attendance, please reach out. Below is an example of an attendance success plan. Check it out!

Attendance Matters PSA

As long as your child is healthy, please encourage showing up to class when school is in session. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect to peers and their teachers.

Affordable Internet

If you have qualified for free and reduced lunch, you may qualify for more affordable internet! Check out www.GetMyInternet.org!

Reminders

  • If at any time your contact information changes or your emergency contacts, such as an address or phone number please let us know immediately. It is important for us to have current information.
  • If your child is going home a different way than usual, we need to know before the end of the day (the earlier the better). Thank you for your help with this.
  • Students may bring devices (phones, ipods, smart watches etc.) to school. However, the devices will be placed in backpacks for the duration of the school day. CES is not responsible for lost or missing items.
  • For any student to be able to receive free meals, families must take one of the following actions:

    • Enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

      • This program can be applied for online at: NH EASY

    • Submit a meal benefit application to our school district

      • Applications can be submitted online at: EZMealApp

    • Funds can be added to student accounts online at any time at: EZSchoolPay

    • Funds can also be added to student accounts by check made out to Conway School District submitted to Conway Elementary.

Upcoming Events

CES PTO - Monday, 1/9 @ 4:00

Conway School Board (PD Center @ SAU) - Monday, 1/9 @ 6:30

First ESSC/Winter Activity Day - Tuesday, 1/10

No School/MLK Day - Monday, January 16

Early Release/Teacher Workshop - Wednesday, January 25