Comet Chronicle, Jr.
February 11, 2021
Our Preschoolers Made the News!
Art Room Update
Hello Comets! We have taken an exciting break from our regular skill building in the Art Room to make another school wide collaborative project. The students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade have learned about the art of Chris Uphues, and were inspired to create artwork out of hearts! Each student has made six hearts with fun faces, each painted a different color. These hearts will be sorted and put together to make a giant display outside the office. Here is a sneak peek!
In January we completed our basketball unit. Students had a lot of fun and improved tremendously on dribbling, passing, and shooting. In February we are participating in our annual Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. The link is below. We currently have 27 students registered. We will cover basic jump roping skills in kindergarten and first grade. Second and third grade students will learn advanced jump rope skills. I like to share many different jump rope games and activities with our students during class. My hope is that students will begin using these activities on their own. February is also Heart Health month. We will discuss making healthy choices for our heart and brain. Please have your child pack shoes for Physical Education class. Your child may bring a water bottle to the gym.
If you would like to order a CES yearbook for your student(s), please use this link: CES Yearbook. The cost of each yearbook is $10.00. This price will be available through Sunday, 2/21. Starting Monday, 2/22, you will be charged a shipping fee and the yearbook will be sent to the address you enter on the website instead of being sent to the school.
If there are snow gear that your student needs, please reach out to your child's teacher and we will do all that we can to support!
Dropping Off and Picking Up Reminder
- Pull all the way forward so that we can unload/load as many students as possible. This will make the process more smooth and efficient.
- Do not attempt to make a left turn into the car rider lane. Traffic is often backed up down S. West St. for drivers making a righthand turn into the lane. Instead, join the back of the line and make the righthand turn.
A safe and smooth process is our priority. Thank you for your support!
Late Start Wednesday
24 Hour Rule
- Come ready to learn
- Always respectful
- Exceptionally safe
Expectations for the hallway, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, arrival, and dismissal are posted throughout the school. We teach the expectations and review them throughout the school year. Students also earn CARE tickets when they follow the expectations. The office does a ticket drawing where students pick a prize from the CARE Box.
A Common Question
One of the most commonly asked questions is: “How long will someone have to quarantine if there’s a case of COVID-19?" Our response is:
“The health and safety of our students, families, and staff is and will always be our primary concern. We have been working diligently over the past several months to prepare for the safe return to school for our students and staff—implementing sanitization and social distancing protocols across the district. In the event of a COVID-19 situation in one of our buildings or classrooms, we will work with the Berrien County Health Department to assist in contact tracing to determine who needs to quarantine and for how long as every COVID exposure is unique. Ultimately, the BCHD will provide specific guidance related to quarantining and isolation.”