Chester Elementary School

November 28, 2018

Wet Winter Weather - Please make sure your child dresses appropriately

One of many things I love about Chester Elementary School is this phrase about our students being "tough mountain kids." This philosophy fits perfectly with my prior experiences - we want to help support raising resilient students who can withstand a little weather. Throughout these next few months, we are going to have days at school where we have rain and snow. In most instances, we will be sending students outside for a break to play and get some fresh air. Therefore, it's important that we all pay attention to the weather and dress appropriately - water resistant jackets or coats, water-resistant boots, warm pants, gloves, etc. We appreciate your understanding. Please let me know if you have questions, concerns, special circumstances, or considerations.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports at CES

CES, along with the entire school district, promotes a positive behavior program entitled Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This program teaches students expected behaviors and rewards students for making good choices. Students are given "Mountain Money" from staff members when they make good choices and help other students and staff. They may use this money to either be placed in a weekly drawing, or save their money to spend in the school's student store. The store is open during students' recess time on Wednesdays and has a variety of materials including school supplies and trinkets. Students may also purchase events, such as a special PE time, lunch with the principal, fishing with the principal, or even the opportunity to wash the principal's and their teacher's truck!

Parents Please Help - A Few Minutes Will Help Us With $$$ For Our Schools!

Now that all Plumas schools are able to offer free breakfast and lunch for all students, and we don't require applications for free or reduced meals, we need to collect income data to qualify for other services, such as Title 1. We've developed a field in our Aeries Student Data Information System for parents to complete this quick and easy process. Please click this link: https://plumasusd.asp.aeries.net/student/LoginParent.aspx?page=default.aspx and follow the "Income verification" (pdf) instructions attached to this newsletter.


We appreciate you taking the time to complete this process. Thank you!

Site Council Members Needed

CES is in need of parents to serve on our site council team. We are required to meet a minimum of 3 times/year to discuss and approve our school plan and safety plan. We will most likely meet after school (3:00). If you are interested, or would like to nominate a parent/guardian, please contact Alan Reeder at 258-3194 or email at areeder@pcoe.k12.ca.us . Thanks!

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Free Parent Workshop at CES - Dec 4, 6:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday December 4th at 6pm for a free parent workshop on behavior management at CES. Spend an evening connecting with other parents and caregivers while gaining insight on behavior management techniques, tips and resources. Learn about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports framework used at school and how this can be used as a tool for addressing behavior issues at home.

Guest Speakers will include Family Advocate Holly Klauck from Plumas Rural Services and Student Services Coordinator Angela Nelson. Light refreshments and snacks will also be provided.

Please contact Patty Llamas, Bi-lingual Parent Liaison, to register and for location details

at (530) 394-4902, pllamas@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Upcoming Dates


Nov 30 - Report Cards sent home

Dec 3-7 - Penguin Patch Shopping (sponsored by our wonderful PTA!)

Dec 4 - Elks Hoops Shoot 3:00 at CES

Dec 11-13 - Ms. Michelle's Art Project 2:45-3:45 (Weds until 4:30) - limited space, contact: mpetrillo@pcoe.k12.ca.us for more information

Dec 7 - 1st Trimester Awards Assembly - 1:35 1st-3rd, 2:05 4th-6th - parents will be notified if their child is being recognized.

Dec 21-- Possible make up snow day (if we have any snow days in the next couple weeks)

Dec 21 - Jan 4 - Christmas break

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.