Canterbury Elementary School

February Newsletter

Daily COVID Screening

Please continue to complete the daily COVID screening on each school day, whether your student is learning at school or at home.

Please feel free to reach out to the school nurse with any questions or assistance with logging in. The school nurse is Lonnie Rutledge RN, 783-9944. Thank you for your compliance in this matter.

The link to the online portal is:

It's I Love to Read and Write Month at CES!

February is “I Love to Read and Write Month!” It’s the perfect time to celebrate your child’s growth in reading and writing, and join in on all of the fun activities planned. Your child received a packet from their classroom teacher outlining the bookmark challenge, book trivia, Dr. Seuss week, and much more. Happy reading and writing!

Dr. Seuss Week - February 15-19:

Monday 2/15:

"One Fish, Two Fish"

Wear red and/or blue for your Google Meets

Tuesday 2/16:

"The Cat in the Hat"

Wear stripes and/or your favorite hat

Wednesday 2/17:

"Wacky Wednesday"

Wear your clothes backwards, inside out or mismatched!

Thursday 2/18:

"Green Eggs and Ham"

Wear something green

Friday 2/19:

"Sleep Book"

Wear PJs or comfy clothes

Important Dates

February 15-19: Dr. Seuss Week

February 17 and 19: Winter Sports days (more information to come)

February 20: February break begins

Travel During February Vacation - From Nurse Rutledge

Please notify Lonnie Rutledge RN at if you have plans to travel outside of New England during February vacation. This way we can communicate about quarantine dates to adhere to the current guidelines of ten days.

PTO Meeting (Zoom)

Please join us at the February PTO meeting, to be held on Monday 2/15 at 6:30 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 8473 1890

Passcode: CESROCKS

SRSD 2021-2022 Budget Process

Election Day is March 9. Voters will have the opportunity to mark “yes” or “no” on each warrant article in the voting booths with the outcome of each article being decided. Candidates for the one open school board seat in Belmont and the one open seat in Canterbury will also be on the ballot. Belmont residents will vote at Belmont High School and Canterbury residents will vote at the Canterbury Town Hall. Individuals who qualify for absentee voting may contact Stacy Kruger, District Clerk, at 603-267-9223 ext. 5314.

Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our CES spelling bee winners! Fifth grader Addison Safi will represent our school at the state level bee.

Mrs. Wieck: Cameron Walsh

Mrs. Charest: Nathaniel Chesley

Mrs. Whitney: Liam Treadway

Mrs. Briggs: Ella Walsh

Mrs. Cameron: Levi Lawson

Mrs. Grene: Addison Safi (runner up: Ariana Dewedoff)

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CES Spelling Bee Winner - Addison Safi

Guest Readers

For I Love to Read and Write month, teachers would love to invite anyone who would like to be a guest reader to reach out to sign up. Guest readers would join the class virtually.

If you are interested, please connect directly with your child's classroom teacher.

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Thank You, Volunteers!

Canterbury Elementary School received the Blue Ribbon Achievement Award for the extraordinary efforts of the school volunteers during the 2019-2020 school year. We had parents, community and family members assist with the following activities: being a room parent and coordinating class events and parties, chaperoning field trips, providing classroom support, serving on the PTO and reading to classes during I love to read month. We are truly fortunate to have such amazing volunteers and we appreciate all that they do to make CES such a special school.

A very special thank you to our volunteer coordinator, Heather Drouin. She does a fantastic job coordinating all of the volunteer efforts.

National School Counseling Week

February 1-5 is National School Counselors week. We truly appreciate all of the support and energy that Mrs. Myers puts into her role here at CES. We appreciate her calm, kind approach to supporting students and their families. Thank you, Mrs. Myers! You make a big difference at CES!