Chester Elementary School

December 30, 2019

Happy Holidays CES Families & Friends,

We hope you've enjoyed your Christmas and are getting ready for a safe New Year's. We are excited to welcome our students back on January 6, 2020.

Homework club cancelled. Unfortunately, we have to suspend our homework club at this time. We do not have the staffing available and not all of our students were benefiting from the experience. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Elks Hoop Shoot - Monday, January 6 from 1:45-3:15 in the CES gym for children ages 8-13. Come show Mr. Mac and Mr. G your shooting abilities!

Speaking of Elks! A big shout out to our supportive Elks Lodge friends! They sponsored over 40 children from Chester and Westwood for Christmas this year! Thank you Elks Lodge!

Warm Clothing Drive - at the CES cafeteria - please donate any extra jackets, gloves, snow pants, etc on Tuesday, January 7 from 2:30-4:00. Families are welcome to pick up any needed items on Wednesday, January 8 from 2:30-4:00. Please contact our Student Services Coordinator (SSC), Ms. Angie Moreau, if you have any questions.

Reading each night? 20 minutes/night. Send me your pictures and your favorite books and we'll put them in an upcoming newsletter! Thanks for considering!

New Year's Resolutions and healthy lifestyles. We typically make some New Year's resolutions for a more productive and healthy year. You may want to encourage your child to identify some New Year's resolutions to include a more productive and healthy life, including less screen time, more reading, more activities or something else? My recent studies on the negative impacts of excessive screen time (computers, tablets, phone, TV) is alarming and concerning. I've attached a brief article from the Mayo Clinic on children and screen time. Please check it out below. Thanks for considering!

In closing, we appreciate your ongoing support and teaming with us to make 2019-2020 an exceptional elementary experience for our students. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

Upcoming Dates

Dec 23-Jan 3 - Christmas break - please remember to read each day!

Jan 6 - welcome back students! (early out Mondays = 1:35, rest of week = 2:35)

Jan 6 - Elks Hoops Shoot 1:45-3:15 in the CES gym

Jan 7 - Please drop off any extra warm clothing (coats, gloves, hats, scarves, snow pants)

Jan 8 - All families welcome to pick up any warm clothing available 2:30-4:00 in cafeteria

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.