Chester Elementary School

November 16, 2018

We Are Thankful!

It's not hard to be thankful and count our many blessings this time of year, especially when we consider our Butte County neighbors to the southwest dealing with such devastating fires. Superintendent Oestreich is in communication with the Butte County School District, and has created an opportunity for us to donate to Butte County families through the PUSD Education Foundation. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to PUSD, 1446 E Main St, Quincy, CA 95971. All proceeds will be forwarded to Butte County each week. Or, you can donate directly to Butte County School District. More information is available at this link: CES and CJSHS have received a couple new students from Paradise and are expecting more new students after the Thanksgiving break. We are welcoming them in and supporting them through these tough times.

Personally, as I reflect on my very first trimester at Chester Elementary, I am so thankful for the wonderful students, caring and committed CES staff, and incredibly supportive parents - all working together to provide an exceptional elementary experience for our students. I have had the opportunity to be principal of 3 other elementary schools, and CES is a special place like no other school I've experienced before. Students, staff and parents continue to amaze me each day with their desire to learn, passion to support students and interests in supporting the school. I'm also thankful for our many new Chester friends, this beautiful community we can now call our home, and the variety of outdoor opportunities this area provides for all of us. (I'm still searching for those hot fishing spots!) My wife (Christie) and I thank you all for welcoming us to your wonderful community.

During this Thanksgiving week, please enjoy the extra time with your children and family, count your many blessings, plan some quality time/activities with your children, and know that we will be excited to welcome back all of our students on Monday, November 26, to start our 2nd trimester of learning at CES! Thank you!

Parents Please Help - A Few Minutes Will Help Us With $$$ For Our Schools!

Now that all Plumas schools are able to offer free breakfast and lunch for all students, and we don't require applications for free or reduced meals, we need to collect income data to qualify for other services, such as Title 1. We've developed a field in our Aeries Student Data Information System for parents to complete this quick and easy process. Please click this link: and follow the "Income verification" (pdf) instructions attached to this newsletter.

We appreciate you taking the time to complete this process. Thank you!

Site Council Members Needed

CES is in need of parents to serve on our site council team. We are required to meet a minimum of 3 times/year to discuss and approve our school plan and safety plan. We will most likely meet after school (3:00). If you are interested, or would like to nominate a parent/guardian, please contact Alan Reeder at 258-3194 or email at . Thanks!


Thanks for your support!

We enjoy partnering with our parents to provide an exceptional elementary education for all of our students. We appreciate your ongoing support to benefit our students. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Dates

Nov 19-23 - No school - Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 26 - 2nd trimester begins!

Nov 28 - CES PTA meeting 6:15 (Red Onion Grill)

Nov 30 - Report Cards sent home

Dec 3-7 - Penguin Patch Shopping (sponsored by our wonderful PTA!)

Dec 7 - 1st Trimester Awards Assembly - 1:35 1st-3rd, 2:05 4th-6th - parents will be notified if their child is being recognized.

Dec 21--Jan 4 - Christmas break