May 26, 2022

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Placed Based Learning with Mr. Reed - A study in design thinking with kites

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You know summer is in the air when field day is just around the corner! This year's field day is extra special because it is being planned, organized, and led by Mr. Brennan's 5th-grade students! This field day experience is a salmon life cycle-themed event that will nest perfectly with the place-based learning that has been happening in all our grade levels this year.

Mr. Brennan's students have an exciting field day experience planned out where CES classes will be taking their own "class salmon" through activities that simulate the salmon life cylce- with movement, coordination, teamwork, and lots of outdoor fun!

Please send your child to school with appropriate footwear and clothing to suit the day's weather conditions.

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Our staff will be developing classroom assignments for the 2022-23 school year. Our goal is to place students into next year's classes that best suit each child's needs and ensure the best learning environment for all students. Each child's placement will be given great care as we strive to make the best student/teacher match possible. If you have specific concerns that you feel should be considered for your child's placement, please send an email to connie_barrows@csd49.org with the placement input form linked below by June 6. If you wish to discuss additional concerns with the principal, your child's current teacher, or our counselor, you may feel free to do so by leaving a message for them at 360-302-5855 and they will get back to you. Please remember we cannot guarantee that all preferences will be met as many factors must be considered.

We are looking forward to starting the 2022-23 school year in person! If you or someone you know wants to enroll in Chimacum Elementary for the 2022-23 school year, or you know you will be moving from our district, please call our office at 360-302-5855 and leave a message. This will allow us to make more accurate classroom assignments.

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Kindergarten Registration at Chimacum Creek Now Open!

If you have a student that needs to be registered for Kindergarten this fall, please complete the kindergarten registration packet which is provided below.
Kindergarten Registration Packet

Click here to open the kindergarten registration packet!

Outdoor Learning in our wonderful garden!

Sixth Grade Recognition

We are sad to see our current sixth graders leave us for 7th grade, but excited for this new milestone for them!

To celebrate our graduates, we are hosting a "graduation walk", where sixth graders walk past all the students, staff, and families while being cheered on and congratulated. Graduates end with a photo with their teachers, and a celebratory cupcake outside with their friends! The sixth-grade graduation walk is scheduled on the last day of school, June 17th at 10:00. Families are welcome to attend. Please look for more information about this event on Bloomz in coming weeks.

Here are some fun quotes from sixth graders looking forward to their seventh-grade year:

"One reason I am excited to move up to 7th grade is I'll get do lots of fun things like the foods class"- Mikhail

"I am excited for a new experience and making new friends because most of my friends are 6th graders and I'm excited to learn new things and get into a new school."- Rylan

"I am so excited for moving up to 7th grade because I am looking forward to track, band and art. -Elias

"What makes me excited about moving up to the middle school is going to foods or drawing or maybe study hall." -Landon

"I am excited to have an arts class next year!" -Grace


It's that time of year again that we become the book wranglers! Thanks for all your help in locating all your child's library books that have been checked out. All books are due on Monday, June 6th to the CES Library. If you have any questions, please contact our librarian, Michele Moriarty at 360-302-5979 or email at michele_moriarty@csd49.org

School Laptops Due By the Last Day of School- June 17

All laptops are due on the last day of school, June 17th. Please have your child return their school laptop directly to their classroom teachers. Our tech department will be implementing a new building process over the summer as well as completing the installation of new software applications and security updates.

Eagle Leaders Making Our School A Better Place!

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A Warm Welcome To Our Incoming CCP Second Graders- Soon to be 3rd Graders!

We are excited to host a tour and orientation for CCP second graders. This tour will be happening on Friday, June 10. Second graders will be riding the bus with their teachers and will be given a tour and orientation of the CES campus and programs.

Before we start school next year, we are planning a "Back to School" event where students and their families will be able to tour the CES campus and meet their teacher. More information about this event will be shared in August.

CSD Lunch Menus

Chimacum Lunch Menus



May 27 - Snow Make-Up Day (No School)

May 30 - Memorial Day (No School)

June 8 - Coffee & Conversation - 8:45

June 9 - Berg/Gonzalez Field Trip

June 9 - Pennell Field Trip

June 11 - HS Graduation

June 15 - CES Field Day

June 17 - 6th Grade Graduation Walk 10:00

June 17 - Last Day of School - 12:15 Dismissal

About Chimacum Elementary

Chimacum Elementary serves students in grades 3-6 and is located in Chimacum, Washington. Our school serves the communities of Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, Irondale, Marrowstone Island, Oak Bay, Paradise Bay, Shine and unincorporated east Jefferson County.

Our MISSION is to use S.T.E.A.M. as a foundation for unique and powerful learning experiences rooted in our community.

Our VISION is to grow students who, through powerful community-connected learning experiences, are prepared for life's requirements, challenges, and adventures and empowered to be engaged citizens and creative problem solvers.

Our Motto: "We grow kids!"

School Disclaimer

Chimacum School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator

Melinda Miller

PO Box 278, Chimacum, WA 98325



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