The Meerkat Memo

November 25th - 29th

What's Happening at CMES!

Tuesday, November 26th - Robotics Club - Grades 2 & 3 - 3:45 - 4:45pm

Wednesday, November 27th - No School

Thursday, November 28th - Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 29th - No School

Tuesday, December 3rd - Robotics Club - Grades 2 & 3 - 3:45 - 4:45pm

Tuesday, December 3rd - Chick-Fil-A Night - 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 5th - Spirit Day - Dress to Impress

Tuesday, December 10th - 3rd Grade visits the Capitol in Washington D.C.

Wednesday, December 18th - Jingle Bell Tour - 2:30 - 4:00 pm (more details to come)

Thursday, December 12th - Fifth Grade goes to see The Nutcracker

Monday, December 16th - Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 18th - Pre-K Progress Reports Distributed

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful brilliance of the fall season. Please take this time to reflect on the people in your life that you are thankful for.

Dress Like Your Favorite Storybook Character

During American Education Week our fourth-grade team (and a couple of students) dressed up as their favorite characters from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Chronic Absences

Too many absences, excused or unexcused, can keep students from succeeding in school and in life. How many are too many? 10% of the school year—that’s 18 missed days or 2 days a month—can knock students off track and put them behind. Leaving early on a Wednesday, even though it's the early release day can negatively impact your child's education. Students who miss too much school score lower on tests in every state and city tested. Chronic absence affects all kids and not just the absent ones.

Volunteers Needed!!!

If you are able to volunteer for Our Cookies with Santa event on Dec. 13, please email our PTO at Also, if you are interested in coaching our boys and girls basketball teams this winter please email Mr. Stephen at We can not field a team if we do not have a coach for the children.

Lost and Found


The lost and found is being emptied and donated to Goodwill the last day before Thanksgiving break. If your child lost an article of clothing please have them go to the lost and found to recover it.


Thanks to you, the PTO raised close to $4,000 during our Cecil Manor March. Thank you to Ms. Richie and Ms. Estep for organizing the march and the PTO for managing the fundraising.

Chick-Fil-A Night

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm

1100 East Pulaski Highway

Elkton, MD

This is a PTO event to raise money for Cecil Manor Elementary Programs.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Cecil Manor Elementary School Vision

Cecil Manor is dedicated to building and sustaining meaningful relationships to maximize student growth and potential.