CCES Weekly Newsletter

For the week of Nov. 29th

Here Comes December!!

We are moving into December. This month is always a lot of fun in the schools. When we return from Thanksgiving, we have an 11:45am dismissal on Wednesday, December 1st. I'm sure those three and a half weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break will fly by.

Now that we are moving into the end of the autumn season and into winter, please make sure your students have coats and hats and gloves with them for those chilly days.

During this week of Thanksgiving, we need to remember what is important to us and give thanks. I am thankful I get to share my days with such amazing students and staff members. I hope all of you enjoy your Thanksgiving Break. I look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, November 29th.

Weekly Happenings

Monday, November 29th

  • D Day

Tuesday, November 30th

  • E Day

Wednesday, December 1st

  • A Day
  • 11:45 Dismissal

Thursday, December 2nd

  • B Day

Friday, December 3rd

  • C Day
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Breakfast and Lunch information may be found at the following link:

School Buses

Please talk with your students about school bus safety and following the rules on the bus:

  • stay in seats
  • no screaming
  • hands and feet to self
  • no eating or drinking
  • wear a mask at all times

The bus drivers have a very important job of getting the students to and from school safely and distractions need to be kept to a minimum.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures


  • Remember W. Second Street is a one way street going east.
  • Drop off and pickup will be on the south side of the building on W. Second Street. For the safety of all of the children that are being dropped off and picked up, please pull into the no parking zone (parallel to the road) and let your child exit the vehicle. We ask that you then exit the spot and pull forward onto the street again. Parents should not be exiting their vehicle this year, as it will be a continuous drop and go lane.


  • Pickup will also be along W. Second Street. It will be a pick up and go as well. There will be no parking, so the first several cars will be pulling into the no parking zone and waiting until dismissal. From there, cars will fill in as cars leave. Teachers will be out with their classrooms making sure that students are getting into their parents vehicle in a safe manner.


The Coal City PSO is looking for parents to assist with various activities and attend meetings. The PSO does so many great things for our schools including funding end of the year activities, providing various supplies and giving opportunities for families to engage outside of school hours. Please consider giving a little bit of your time to help out this organization. We are so thankful for all that they do!

Backpack Program

The Coal City Backpack Program is a non-for-profit organization that offers food to families in need at no cost. Students are given a bag of food to take home twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. The bag of food is discretely place in the student's backpack. You can find more information at the following link: