Tiger Times Family Update

May 22, 2022

Cecilton Elementary School

Meghan Brown, Principal

Samantha Wallace, Assistant Principal

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Principal's Note

Hello Cecilton Families,

There are 14 more school days to make this school year amazing! During those 14 days, we have many events taking place while we also work hard to continue learning and growing. Please remember that this Monday and Tuesday are our final MCAP testing days for our students in grades 4 & 5. They will complete the math assessments this time. We also end the week with Fun & Fitness Day Family Memo. This fun event will take place on Friday, May 27, and has a very specific schedule. Please make note of it if you choose to attend.

As we start thinking about the end of the school year, Cecilton takes time to reflect on how we are doing. We love to hear from our families and community about our events, the programs we offer, and the services we provide. We kindly ask that you complete our Spring CES Family and Community Engagement Survey. We appreciate your time and feedback! Please complete this survey by June 10th.

At Cecilton, we strive to be a support system for our students and families. If you are in need of assistance, have questions, or just need to check-in, please email me at mebrown@ccps.org or contact the school at 410-275-1000. Mrs. Wallace, our assistant principal, can also be reached at sgwallace@ccps.org. I hope you are safe and well.


Meghan Brown

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

May: Mental Health Awareness Month, Better Speech and Hearing Month, Healthy Vision Month, & Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    • Monday & Tuesday, May 23 & May 24 - MCAP Testing Grade 4/5 (Math)
    • Thursday, May 26 - Scholastic Book Fair Begins
    • Friday, May 27 - Fun & Fitness Day
    • Monday, May 30 - No School: Memorial Day
    • Tuesday, May 31 - Gifted & Talented Showcase Evening (invitation only)

June: Immigrant Heritage Month

    • Wednesday, June 1 - Scholastic Book Fair Ends
    • Wednesday, June 8 - Pre-K & Kindergarten Author' Tea (flyer to come home soon)
    • Thursday, June 9 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. (must RSVP and ONLY 4 adults per student)
    • Thursday, June 9 - Grade Level Recognition Gatherings (flyer to come home soon)
    • Friday, June 10 - Last Day of School for Students (early dismissal at 1:30 p.m.)
    • Friday, June 10 - Spring Survey Deadline

Cafeteria News: Lunch Update

Due to limited supplies and difficulties with shipping, schools will now individually develop meal menus based on in stock food items. Please see the attached lunch menu for the weeks of May 23rd and May 30th shared below.

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Fun & Fitness Day

Our Fun & Fitness Day will take place on Friday, May 27th with a rain date of Friday, June 3rd.

  • Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: 9:15 - 11:15
  • 3rd Grade through 5th Grade: 12:30 - 2:30

All students will eat lunch from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm.

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Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Application

The Cecil County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Department encourages all families to fill out a free and reduced meal benefit application for the 2021-2022 school year. Although meals will be free for all students this school year there are many benefits to the school district as a whole by filling out a FARM application. Below are some of the benefits of filling out an application, however if you have any questions about meal benefits or the school lunch program please contact the Food & Nutrition

Department at (410) 996-6257. If you would like help completing the form, please contact Cecilton's office at 410-275-1000. We will set up a date and time for you to come in and complete the form.

Reasons for filling out a Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Application:

Meal benefit Applications are confidential. The information collected from the application is used solely for the purpose of identifying one’s eligibility for meal benefits. Everything is kept confidential and is not shared with anyone. Data collected from the applications is compiled to determine eligibility rates which helps to determine Title 1 funding for schools.

  • Title 1 funding helps to provide programs for schools to enhance educational services for all students.

  • If one’s application qualifies for meal benefits it will qualify your student for P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer) benefits. Go to the following link for more information: https://dhs.maryland.gov/p-ebt/P-EBT is intended to cover the cost of a breakfast, lunch, and snack for children who qualify for meal benefits. The amount is valued at $6.82 per day for each child that qualifies.

The link to the online meal benefits application is live. See link below: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

CES Vision and Mission

Vision: Collaborate ~ Empower ~ Succeed

Mission Statement: Cecilton Elementary School is a collaborative and diverse community of critical thinkers who persevere to achieve academic and behavioral goals while developing strength of character in a safe learning environment in order to become lifelong learners.