Chester Elementary School

March 15, 2019

Greetings Parents!

We all did really well with the time change on Monday. Almost all of our students were able to make it to school on time. Well done! (Next week should be easier - our students looked a little tired this week.)

Hopefully our students and families are making the adjustment with the time change. We noticed some sleepy students towards the beginning of the week, but saw improvements as the week progressed. Some students indicated they're playing video games like "Fort Night" until late at night, or using their cell phones throughout the night to communicate with their friends. Obviously, we discouraged them from staying up too late and encouraged them to get to bed early enough to get plenty of rest. If this could be your child, it may be a good idea to check on them periodically in the evening, or move the video games, cell phones and other electronic devices to a place where they can be more easily monitored in the evenings?

Ned Show Assembly this Tuesday, March 19 from 9:15-10:00 - This is a motivating and entertaining assembly about Never giving up, Encouraging others and Do your best. It is free of charge, if we agree to sell their yo-yo’s for 2 weeks from the office, which range in price from $8-$15 (the performer does yo yo tricks while he/she is delivering their message - all proceeds goes to the NED organization). I’ve used The Ned Show in the past at another school and the performer delivered a quality message, was entertaining and the assembly was valued by staff. Parents are welcome to join us. (Unfortunately, I have to be in Quincy at a principal's meeting, but Ms. Cardona will be our acting principal for the day and will be available to support the assembly.)

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!

K-3rd families. Please check out the "My Body Belongs to Me" letter attached to this newsletter to learn more about a presentation on March 27. We will be welcoming Michelle Ridley from Plumas Crisis and Intervention Center to provide this training to our students. We want our families to be aware of the content and if you do not want your child to participate then complete the attached form and send back to your child's teacher. They provide a phone number if you have questions about the lesson. Thanks!

Parent request for assistance forms are available and attached to this newsletter (CES RFA Parent Form). If you have concerns about your child's progress, please notify your child's teacher, or complete the attached form and return to the office. We will also reach out to parents when we are concerned about students' progress.

Our 2019-2020 calendar is attached for your perusal. Please use this calendar to plan your upcoming family events and try not to miss school. If you must miss 5 days or more, please complete the "ISO Contract" (below) and turn in to the office. We will then request work from the teacher so your child doesn't get too far behind.

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 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

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

March 16 - Parent Conference, Quincy

March 19 - NED Show Assembly 9:15 am (parents welcome!)

March 19-22 - PTA Book Fair (Rm 18)

March 20 - PTA Meeting 6:15 (Coldwell Banker, Peninsula office)

March 21 - CES book making with Ms. Crowther & Ms. O’Kelley 6:00

March 22 - 2nd trimester awards assembly: 1st-3rd 1:35, 4th-6th 2:05

March 27 - My Body Belongs to Me K-3rd presentation (Michelle Ridley) - more info below

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!

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. (Don't you love the summer picture of CES? Who's tired of all this snow?)