Chester Elementary School

April 5, 2019

Greetings Parents!

We are excited for an upcoming productive week of school before spring break. We tend to see a few more discipline referrals during this time, and we're asking all of our families to have a conversation with their children about the importance of following school rules, being respectful, responsible and safe. Once we return from spring break we will only have 8 weeks remaining in our school year, and still lots to accomplish! Your child's attendance at school is important during this final push to prepare students for their next grade level.

Kindness challenge. We kicked off our 5,000 random acts of kindness for the month of April challenge. Brian Williams, our kindness ninja presenter, joined us on Friday with an engaging and entertaining assembly. Teachers have logs for students to write down their acts of kindness. Our challenge of 5,000 acts for our small school equates to about 25 kindness acts per student. We hope you join us in encouraging our students to perform those acts of kindness at school and at home. Additionally, we are collecting gently used sneakers (please no sandals or boots) for children in Kenya. You can drop these shoes off in the can by the front of the office. Thank you!

A big thanks to our local Rotary Club! We had 3 6th graders present to the Rotarians requesting support for their Plumas to Pacific (5 days/4 nights) educational trip in May. Our generous Rotarians provided the 6th graders with a check for $1,000! (I love this supportive community!)

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, 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 an active part of your child's education. Thank you!

A-Z Be Kind Ideas from our creative Emma/4th grade (thanks Emma!)

Ask someone how their day was

Be kind

Comment on someone's work

Do your work

Encourage others

Follow school rules

Give someone a high five

Hug someone

Invite new people to play

Joke with people to cheer them up

Kindly help others

Let someone borrow something

Make time for friends and family

Never leave someone behind

Open your heart

Pick up trash

Quiet others respectfully to help others

Respect others


Take care of yourself and others

Use kind words

Volunteer time to help others

Write kind notes

Xplode with joy

Younger kids can use help

Zip through the halls happily

Upcoming Dates

April 15-19 - Spring Break (Easter April 21)

April 22 - 4th-6th assembly - "Leading From the Heart" from author Michelle Trujillo

April 23-24 - 6th grade rafting trip

April 24 - PTA Meeting 3:00 CES Rm 18

April 25 - Kindergarten Roundup Health & Registration Fair - 8:30-10:00 am

April 29-May 3 - PTA Read-a-thon

May 6-10 - 6th Grade Plumas to Pacific Trip

May 6-17 - 3rd-5th state testing

May 20-31 - 6th state testing

June 1 - CES Drama Club presents Alice in Wonderland (4-7)

June 4-7 - 5th grade trip to Patrick's Point

June 10 - PTA Field Day

June 12-14 Min days

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. (Snow is melting! Soon the front of our school will look like this picture! Happy Spring!)