November 2018

Important Dates


1 - PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 4PM in Media Center

7 - Staff Conference Night Dinner

16- Family Movie Night @ 6:30PM in Cafeteria

20- Spirit Night at Manhattan Pizza, 10am-10pm


7- PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 8AM in Media Center (snow date 12/14)
14 - Staff Appreciation Cookies in the Teachers Lounge

From the Board

First of all, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Fun Run fundraiser! All of your donations far exceeded our expectations! We are very excited to announce that all of your donations raised a net total of $35,000 for our school! We are so grateful to be able to provide wonderful programs for the students this year and give back to the school as much as we can.

We had a lot of generous sponsors this year for our Fun Run. We would like to recognize Bar-T for donating a full week of summer camp at Bar-T Mountainside, Manhattan Pizza for donating gift cards for EVERY student who raised $25+, Hershey Park for donating 4 tickets to Candy Cane Lane, KIDSFIRST Swim School for donating a 2 hour birthday party, Servicemaster Restoration by Cross in Mt. Airy for donating 100 beach balls for the race and Shadowland for donating a triple play pass. Massage Envy donated a gift card to the CES teacher who had the highest rate of participation, Giant donated water for the race and Wegmans gave us $150 to use towards popsicles. We are so thankful for all of the community support!

We also wanted to mention a few other businesses that were generous enough to make donations to our school. This year the Art Department will team up with the PTA to work on the Kindness Rocks project. Each student will be given a rock and they can decorate it in their art class. Each rock will be displayed out in a special spot at Centerville. We are very excited about the project and can’t wait to see the final display. We want to thank Frederick Brick Works for donating 1,000 river rocks for our students!

This year, our Principal, Mrs. Hilliard, was awarded the 2018 National Distinguished Principals Award by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Only one winner was chosen from each state for this prestgious award. Every Principal had to bring a gift to each of the recipients at the Awards Gala to represent their state. Mrs. Hilliard chose Old Bay and crab mallets, they turned out great! We want to thank Avery’s Maryland Grille and May’s Restaurant for providing crab mallets for each gift bag at the Gala.

We hope everyone has had a great first quarter so far. We have so much more fun to look forward to this year!

Best Regards,

Brooke, Ashleigh, Dee, Stacey & Alanna

FUN RUN Contest Announcement:

Grade Level Top Fundraisers will be Principals for a Half Day:

K: Mustafa Ahmad, Piermarini

1: Isabella Muniz, Packard

2: Catherine Callander, Hageman

3: Emma Tassone, Fay

4: Gabriella Savoy, Pack

5: Shewa Odegbile, House

Highest Class Participation and Winners of Ice Cream Party:

K: Brantner 91%

1: Packard 73%

2: Hageman 95%

3: Whitmore 80%

4: Roy 71%

5: House & Fegley 73% Tie

Top Classes with Most Donation Raised and Winners of Pizza Party:

K: Brantner $1785

1: Lloyd $1381

2: Hageman $1567

Johnson closely followed at $1563 will join the Ice Cream Party

3: Fay $1064

4: Roy $1343

5: House $1432

Dates for Fun Run Parties and the grand prize Raffle will be announced soon. Some Individual prizes have not shipped yet. Prizes will be sent to students in the coming weeks.

Classes that Reached 70% or Higher in Class Participation:

Winners of Extra Recess

K: Brantner, Snyder, Dabney, Richards & Roth

1st: Packard

2nd: Hageman & Johnson

3rd: Whitmore

4th: Roy

5th: Fegley & House


Congratulations to the following stars for winning the raffle grand prizes!

Free Week at Bar-T Mountainside- Anna Hauerstein, Thuman

3 Free Games Shadowland- Emily Calabrese, Hageman

Echo Dot Kids-Devin George, S. Smith

Kidsfirst swim school party- Ianna Barkataki, Snyder

4 tickets to Hershey Park's Candy Cane Lane- Maya Pierrelus, Baker

Congratulations to all the winners!

**Fay will also receive a pizza party for being the class with the most PTA memberships this year.**

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Family Movie Night

When: Nov 16th. Doors open at 6:30pm. Movie to follow soon after. Please enter through the bus loop doors.

What: The Greatest Showman. 105mins, rated PG.

Where: CES Cafeteria

There will likely be food available (pizza and snacks) for a fee. Please bring a blank or something comfy to sit on.

**Please be reminded that all children must be supervised by a responsible adult.**

Staff Appreciation

Our next event is conference night Thanksgiving dinner for the staff on Wednesday, November 7th. Please consider signing up to bring a dish! You can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084aa9a62ba64-staff5 This is a great, easy way to help at CES and our teachers really appreciate it! Any questions, please contact Brooke Faulkner - brookefaulkner77@gmail.com or Ashleigh Duclos abrooke120@aol.com


Coming soon: National PTA Reflections!!! This year’s theme: Heroes Around Me

Students may submit their entry of an original project reflecting this year's theme in one of the following categories:


Visual Art


Dance Choreography

Musical Composition

Film Production

More information, including submission dates, will be sent out within the next week.
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Fall Harvest Book Fair

THANK YOU to everyone that volunteered during Book Fair this year! This event would not be possible without so many wonderful volunteers!

The Book Fair was a huge success this year. Families purchased 179 books from the teacher's wish list this year!

CES teachers really appreciate all of the generosity and it is so exciting to watch the classroom libraries grow! CES raised more money

than ever this year for All for Books, and with this money CES was able to purchase approximately 50 books for students in need! Thank you for another

great year!!!

Grandparents' Breakfast

A special thank you to all of those who came out to the Grandparents Breakfast and for those who volunteered their time.