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A Note from CES Principal, Mrs. Nichols
February may be a short month, but it has been busy! Our students have received their laptops. It is so exciting watching all of the learning taking place with these devices! In celebration of Black History Month, we have been learning each day about a famous Black Mississippian. Each class was assigned a person to research and share about during afternoon announcements. We have learned some pretty interesting facts so far! We have learned everything from the name of BB King's guitar, Lucille, to finding out that Oprah Winfrey's production company, Harpo, is her name spelled backwards. I can't wait to hear more during the remainder of the month.
February is known as the "Love" month. Students may purchase candy grams to be delivered to classmates and teachers. The candy gram sale is a P.E. fundraiser. An order form is shown below. Here are some ways you can teach your child to show love to others: saying thank you, sharing, feeling for others, and helping others. Learning that expressing love can be more than just saying the words is important for kids to understand and practice. These are just four ways kids can show others love. Our big idea at school this month is kindness. Kindness goes hand in hand with showing love to others. Mrs. Dix is doing a great job helping us show kindness to others. Speaking of Mrs. Dix, we showed her our appreciation for the great job she does last week during National Counselor Appreciation Month.
February weather can be unpredictable. I suggest dressing your child in layers. That way, they will stay warm on cold days and can shed layers if it warms up. I remind them daily during afternoon announcements to make sure they have their jackets, gloves, etc. Even with reminding, we still have several coats in our lost and found. If your child is missing a coat remind him/her to check the lost and found in the orange hall.
Happy Valentine's Day!
This Month's BIG Idea
- Hugging your parents.
- Helping your brother or sister clean their room.
- Calling your grandparents or another family member.
Candy Grams for Sale!
Professional Development Day
Students will not attend school on Friday, February 12, 2021. Teachers will be in professional development on this day.
Presidents' Day Holiday
Monday, February 15, 2021, is Presidents' Day. There will be no school for students or teachers.
Deadline for Mode of Instruction Changes
If you would like to change the mode your child receives instruction---virtual to in person or in person to virtual, you should visit the following link to make changes. The link will be available February 8-17 (end of school day). These changes will go into effect on March 22nd.