Chester Elementary School
March 29, 2019
Hopefully we have seen the end of snow for the season. I think we're all ready for summer, and I'm excited to enjoy our beautiful surroundings for a full summer since moving here last August!
Friday, April 5 at 9:30 am we hope to finally welcome Brian Williams/Kindness Ninja to CES for a kindness assembly! Parents are welcome to join us. Please see below for more information.
Interesting article about disciplining. I came across this article last weekend about the Inuit tribes in the north and how they don't yell at their children or even discipline them in a traditional way. It reminded me that over the years I've realized I needed to change my discipline strategies as a principal because they are not as effective in changing behaviors. Instead, we try to take more of a counseling and teaching approach, and provide more relevant consequences to help address the mistake made. I continue to learn better strategies when dealing with students who may make a bad choice, and this article helped me in my improvements. I've included the link below - worth perusing!
Know an incoming kindergartener next year? If so, please pass on that our K round up is April 25, 2019 from 8:30-10:00 am at CES. We will be providing free health exams, and requesting birth certificates and shot records. Please register your K child online by visiting www.pcoe.k12.ca.us, click on "enrollment" on the right side of the screen, select "2019-2020 school year," create an account and complete the registration. We can also assist with online registration on April 25. Please call CES if questions. Thanks!
We appreciate your willingness to review our communication, stay informed and be a part of your child's education. Thank you!
Kindness Ninja Now Coming to CES April 5, 9:30 am.
We are EXCITED to announce that CES is going to be taking on a massive kindness challenge and its launching with an assembly on April 5 (assuming no more big snowstorms)!
THE CHALLENGE = KINDNESS EXPLOSION
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.
Snow poems from a couple of our 4th graders! Well done Brooke & Finn!
More Snow? from Brooke/4th grade
Snow. Snow. Snow.
The dreadful snow.
Knocking on my windows and doors.
Swaying back and forth like a swing.
Whistling like a train in the night.
Getting STRONGER, and STRONGER each time.
Rarely calming down. Heaping. Falling. And never ending.
Snow. Snow. Snow. The dreadful snow.
“Salt Like Snow” from Finn/4th grade
Salt like snow. Salt like snow
Oh the salt like snow
As it sprinkles around the world. It is salt like snow
As I play around, I play in the salt like snow
The snow is as light as the night
The snow is as white as the summer moon light
The salt like snow.
April 2 - Plumas Rural Services Community Dinner Meeting 5:30-7:00 Chester Wellness Center
April 3 - CES Site Council 3:00 Rm 17
April 5 - Kindness Assembly 9:15-10:00 am - parents welcome
April 15-19 - Spring Break (Easter April 21)
April 22 - 4th-6th assembly - "Leading From the Heart" from author Michelle Trujillo
April 24 - PTA Meeting 3:00 CES Rm 18
April 25 - Kindergarten Roundup Health & Registration Fair - 8:30-10:00 am
Thanks for your support!
6th graders spent the day at Lassen Park on Friday!
March 29, 2019 - Check out how much snow is up at Lassen Park!
A big thanks to Ms. Klimek and Mr. Wade/PUSD for making this opportunity possible!
Hire a baseball fan like Mr. Beilby and he buys all of his students MLB hats!
MLB has started & Mr. Beilby is integrating baseball into his students' learning
MLB Celebration - must include Cracker Jacks! Thanks Mr. Beilby!