Canterbury Elementary School

January Newsletter

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a restful, relaxing break! It is great to have our CES family back together and ready to take on the new year.

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:

Important Dates

January 11: Public Hearing for proposed budget (6 PM at CES)

January 12: Public Hearing for proposed budget (6 PM at BMS)

January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (NO SCHOOL)

January 25: CES PTO meeting (6:30 PM via Zoom)

Sledding at Recess

Students had a wonderful time sledding at recess in December. Hopefully we will get more snow soon and students will continue to enjoy this opportunity!

CES Winter Recess Guidelines

We will take the children outside for recess every day that we can this winter. Please help ensure that the students are properly dressed for winter weather. See the attached flyer for details (this was also sent home with learners).

CES Library Update from Mrs. Desborough

Like so much else this school year, library classes at CES have looked a little different, but our learners have still been enjoying books and working to develop information literacy skills.

Primary grade learners spent much of the first trimester listening to books that had been nominated for the Lady Bug Book Award, our state-sponsored book award contest, then responding to the books in their Lady Bug journals. Students voted for their favorite books before the holidays, and the book that received the most votes throughout the state is “There Are No Bears in This Bakery” by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Ask your children to share what they remember about this book with you, and to talk about which books got their votes!

Learners in grades 3-5 spent the fall trimester getting acquainted with our new library catalog software, learning about our new SORA ebook app, and researching topics with our library databases. They will wrap up their research in the new year and move on to other information literacy topics like citing sources and working with primary sources.

Learners in the primary grades have been borrowing books from the Book Bus during their library classes. Learners in grades 3-5 check out books through our “concierge” service; they request new books from the library at their convenience, and we bring the books to them. CES learners have been very responsible about returning their books, especially during these often-hectic times -- we appreciate their efforts, and the support they get from their families!

CES Spirit Gear

The CES PTO will be selling school apparel just in time for SCHOOL SPIRIT days. CES will begin having SCHOOL SPIRIT days where staff and students from both Cohorts can wear their CES apparel or our school colors of royal blue and white.

The CES online store will be open until MONDAY, JANUARY 18th. You can place your order online and any items purchased will be sent home with the students once the items arrive or they can be picked up from the yellow table in the vestibule during school hours. Lynn will send an update when the items are in so parents/family members that want to use these items for gifts can let us know.

Here is the link to the online store:

Thanks for your support,