Chester Elementary School

February 1, 2019

Greetings Parents!

A shout out to our boys and girls 3rd-6th grade hoopsters! Chester Elementary basketball players would like to recognize parents and community volunteers for supporting their participation in youth athletics. Volunteers have learned to operate game clocks, keep official books, collect gate fees, run a snack counter, officiate games, chaperone and transport students, and not to mention, coach our 3rd-8th grade girls and boys basketball teams. Volunteers, we appreciate your efforts to promote healthy and cooperative future leaders! Thank you.

Kindness Ninja Coming to CES Tuesday, February 5, 9:15 am!

We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that our school is going to be taking on a massive kindness challenge and its launching with an assembly on February 5 at 9:15 am in the CES gym . We’d love to invite our parents to join us!


The entire student body will be challenged to carry-out acts of kindness in the halls, classrooms, at home and throughout the community. Each student will receive a kindness challenge so don’t be shocked if you see a little more Kindness around the house .

Challenge #2 – Global Impact

During the assembly, students will hear stories, see pictures and watch videos of kids their own age in Kenya. But one big difference, is that these children have never worn a pair of shoes in their life! We are going to challenge the entire school to collect gently used sneakers that will be sent to needy children and families around the globe. So go throughout your closet to see if you have any sneakers you don’t wear anymore. (also ask your friends, family and neighbors!) Important – we are only collecting sneakers. Please don’t bring boots, flip-flops, slippers, etc.

To help us make an even bigger impact, we want to ask you to engage in conversation with your family about the subject of Kindness. Ask them about what they’ve done, acknowledge what they do, and encourage the simple life skill of Kindness.

Upcoming Dates

Feb 5 - Kindness Ninja Assembly 9:15 (guest speaker encouraging kind acts) - parents welcome

Feb 13 - CES Site Council Meeting

Feb 18-22 - Winter break - no school

March 8 - end of 2nd trimester

March 13-14 - Talent Show Practice (sign ups Jan 29-Feb 25 in CES office)

March 15 - Talent show at CES (sponsored by 3rd Grade & Drama club)

March 16 - Parent Conference, Quincy

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.