Central Community Newsletter

January 2021

Dear CCES Families,

We hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season while staying healthy and safe. The brisk January weather has arrived just in time for the New Year! We are beyond proud of the staff and students here at CCES and their vigilance in following the covid precautions which have allowed us to stay open five days a week. We should count our blessings to also have a new school building with large classrooms and up to date ventilation systems which support our in-person model, unlike so many other elementary schools in our region.

As we kick off the new year, we will continue to embrace and integrate the new one to one technology we have access to here at CCES both for in-person and remote instruction. The new skills teachers and students have been learning as they use new devices and learning platforms will serve our school community well for years to come.

May the new year bring each of you new learning and joy as we continue to work together to make CCES a great place to grow and work. As always, remember we are here if you need us.


Mrs. Nickerson and Ms. Wyman

Outdoor Physical Education Fun!

Students have been enjoying the new sleds Mr. Clark has been using during PE class. The sleds were purchased with funds to promote more outdoor PE activities, which allows students to both continue to develop their health and fitness, while remaining safely socially distanced. The opportunity to go sledding during PE class has brought some age old fun to our students, where many have said they have never been sledding before. In the words of one Fifth Grader, "I'm so glad we got sleds, they are so much fun. I kept going even though my legs hurt." Never underestimate the joy of old fashioned fun and games.

Remote Learning Take Two!

We wanted to take a moment and celebrate the successes of our recent remote learning experiences. The transition into remote learning at Thanksgiving time was a mostly smooth transition. Teachers packed backpacks with learning materials and families picked up materials quickly to allow students to settle into the program and continue learning through December 4th. The work teachers have done to prepare students for this type of learning and the support of families to help students continue to learn was outstanding. This is a strong testament to the commitment the RSU 64 community has for the education of our youngest students.

  • If you have suggestions on how we may improve the remote learning program, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Wyman, our assistant principal in the office or to your child's teacher.

School News

What's Happening in Grades 2 & 3 Full Time Remote Learning?

Remote learning is moving along nicely. We are making great gains in all areas.

2nd grade is learning about landforms in Science. Volcanoes are very exciting! We just finished our Narrative Writing unit and will be learning about informational writing. In reading, students are scouring over nonfiction books and using all of the special features to identify the main idea and supporting details. In Math, the second graders are working on math fact fluency while building understanding of multiple digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping.

3rd grade is digging deeper into understanding characters. It is so important to make connections with characters, but also to really know what motivates them. In math, third graders are working on division, but they are relating it to their new understanding of multiplication! In Science, we are focusing on traits. Ask your student where you might find a whale in the desert. You might be very surprised. Third graders are working hard on mastering opinion writing. They certainly have some strong opinions and are learning how to defend those opinions!

Mrs. Reynolds

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