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September 18, 2020

A Note from the Principal

Dear CES Families,

It's hard to believe that we are finishing up our third week of virtual learning. I continue to be amazed at the commitment and engagement shown by our scholars throughout this unprecedented educational journey. As a parent myself trying to navigate my own work load and managing virtual learning for my own children, I recognize the challenges that all of this presents to us each and everyday. For that, I thank you for your support and understanding as we work together for the best interest of our children. Please reach out to us if we can be of assistance.


Karen Hopson


2019-2020 Yearbooks

We know our scholars are anxious to receive their yearbooks from last year. Unfortunately, they have not yet been delivered to us by LifeTouch given the challenges from the pandemic. We understand that neighboring schools have received their yearbooks, however please realize that CES had well over 800 yearbooks to print which may have included embossing student names on individual books. Rest assured, we met our deadline for printing. As soon as we receive the yearbooks, we will schedule a date for distribution.

Support the Urbana Feeder

Show your Urbana pride by supporting the Urbana High School PTSA Fundraiser of a limited edition Vineyard Vines "ONE URBANA" Long-Sleeve shirt!


Click the following links (or copy in browser) for detailed instructions:


ORDER FORM: https://pdf.ac/quGat

PAYPAL PAYMENT LINK: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8sjWsgrAQf

QUESTIONS/CONCERNS: Email, UHSPTSAfundraiser@gmail.com

Thank you for your support!

FCPS Virtual Feedback Survey

Virtual learning has been underway for three weeks and FCPS wants to hear from families on how it is going. We also want to hear from you on your preference for an instructional model in the event a hybrid learning model occurs. Please take a few minutes and respond to the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fall20VirtualLearning. Thank you for your time with completing the survey by Friday, September 25.

Student Independence

We recognize that some of our scholars may need guidance and assistance during their LIVE sessions with their teachers. At the same time, we encourage you to foster independence in your child so that they can expand their proficiency with working virtually. Whenever possible, please allow your child to engage in their google meet sessions on their own. We do want to provide, as much as possible, a realistic classroom environment with students and the teacher as the sole participants of google meet sessions. Thank you for your support!

Art, Music, PE Expectations

Our specials teachers greatly enjoy engaging students in the art, music and physical education curriculum. As a reminder, students will be receiving grades for all content areas including art, music and PE. This is different than in the spring during continuity of learning. Each week, your child should participate in at least one LIVE session for each specials class along with one block of time to complete assigned tasks. Specials teachers may provide time at the end of their LIVE session for students to work on assignments or they may use the one independent block provided in their schedule. The assigned activities are not optional as they are required and graded assignments.

Girl Scout Information

The Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capitol has released a recruitment flyer which includes a link for parents to request more information. The flyer is here.

Kindergarten Material Pick Up

We have scheduled a material pick up for our kindergarten scholars ONLY on Thursday, September 24 from 3-4pm. If you have a kindergartener, please plan to come to the side entrance of CES to pick up a few materials gathered by our kindergarten team. Remain in your vehicle and a staff member will bring the items to you. If your child attends Goddard, your child's materials will be delivered to Goddard since it is so close to CES.

CES Website

The website for CES is still under revision. We apologize that much of the content on the website is outdated. We are working to revise and restore the website as soon as possible.

Join our PTA

Our PTA is in the process of planning some wonderful virtual events for our scholars. Please consider joining the PTA to share your support. It's easy to join by visiting the PTA website.

Click here for the PTA Website

Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, September 24: Kindergarten ONLY Material Pick Up 3-4pm

Friday, September 25: Full Virtual Learning Day (Fair Day is cancelled)

Monday, September 28: Schools Closed: Yom Kippur (No Virtual Learning)

Friday, October 2: Early Dismissal Day (virtual schedules will be adjusted)