We need all the help we can get to make this year’s Spring Fling successful. Please consider donating your time. Check our Sign Up Genius for ways in which you can help!
Spring Fling is scheduled for April 29th. This is a huge community event and we will need your help to have a successful, fun-filled time.
Look here for further volunteer info.
For now, if you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring the event, please fill out the form below. Sponsors will have a chance to have a link on our site and their information in our directory.
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Our Pennies for Patients campaign is starting on March 27 and will run for 2 weeks.
We have joined together with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help with their Student Series campaign to raise funds for blood cancer research.
During the week of March 27th, students will take home a collection box. Fill it with spare change from your house, car and office. Also, ask your friends and neighbors to see if they have any coins laying around. Bring in your collection box, and give it to your teacher.
If you would rather, you can go online and make a cash donation. Prizes will be given to those students who choose to donate on line.
Thanks to schools like US and donors like YOU, there are more children and adults surviving every day.
It is a night of music, performances, and interactive country exhibits. Kids will learn about different countries and sample foods from around the world!
A family or a group of families can host a country. Each country needs a lead parent as a point of contact. As a host, you can display art, crafts, traditional clothing, and other things that represent your country’s traditions. You can do slide shows or play music if you are getting a separate room. Kids love food samples (a bit size is good enough). We welcome you to bring sample foods to share with others as long as you label the ingredients clearly in case of any dietary constraints or allergies
At the end of the evening, we do an hour-long cultural program. Families (kids and parents) can perform a dance that is customarily performed in your country.
Currently, following countries have replied. To make the night full of fun, and allow kids to have chance to explore diversity of cultures, we need your help to host a country.
- United States
- India/ Pakistan
- Gullah ( a United States Sub Culture)
Let the PTA know if you are interested in hosting
We are pleased to announce that the 4th grade won the Box Tops competition for Jan/Feb 2017
4th grade turned in a total of 690 box tops!
Thank you to everyone who submitted Box Tops! Together we raised $183.80 for our school!
Our next deadline for the Box Tops Switch Day Competition is
March 30, 2017
To make sure you get credit for your Box Tops, please remember to put your name and your teacher’s name on every collection sheet
and/or baggie. Also, expired Box Tops do not count, please check those expiration dates before submitting them.
Every year the CES PTA offers each student the opportunity to “publish” a book. Students write their own creative story, type it into a template, cut and paste the story into a blank book, and then illustrate their book. All parents are invited to a grade-wide Young Authors Tea to celebrate their child’s accomplishment. The Young Authors tradition has given students not only a useful lesson in creative writing and project completion, but also a keepsake of their literary development at CES.
The 2017 templates are available for download via the links below.
The 5th Grade Young Author’s Tea will be held Thursday, April 6, at 3 pm
Save the date for December 6th from 6-8pm.
CES will be hosting a family STEM night where we will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
New this year! There will be a open house style of challenges for families to solve with their children.
In effort to to increase participation in Box Tops for Education, CES will now offer “switch days” for the class with the most box tops.
Box tops will be collected by the last Thursday of the month. The last day to sumbit box tops for the October competition is October 27th.
It is very important that each submission has the child’s name and teacher on the form. You can use that attached form or submit your box tops on a blank sheet of paper or in plastic baggies.
PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story?
If you would like to participate, please read through the following list. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
- Identify your arts category(ies):
- Visual Art if you enjoy drawing or painting
- Dance Choreography if you love to dance
- Photography if you like taking pictures
- Literature if you like writing stories
- Music Composition if you love music
- Film Production if you want to make a movie
- Decide what your topic will be for the theme “What is Your Story?”. Who are you and
how do you see the world around you? What does the theme mean to you?
- Read the attached General Rules for Participation and the Rules for the Arts Category that you are choosing.
- CREATE YOUR ART!!!
- If you have any questions, want to receive reminders, or just let the Reflections committee know that you will participate so they can verify your entry was received please use the contact form below and this information will be sent to Mike and Kathie Blackman.
- Complete the Student Entry Form. The title and the artist statement required on this form are very important.
The artist statement is your opportunity to explain how your entry reflects this year’s theme “What is Your Story?”. It is just as important as the art itself since the judges are instructed that half the total score is based on how closely the entry relates to the theme.
Print out a hard copy to turn in with your entry. Please remember both the student and parent signatures!
- Turn your entry in to the Reflections box in the school lobby by the deadline on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Please complete and include the Submission Checklist with your entry.
The top three entries in each category in each age group will move on to the Howard County Reflections Program, the top three county entries will move onto the Maryland State Reflections Program, and state winners in each category will compete in the National PTA Reflections Program. Last year’s state winning entries can be seen on the Maryland PTA Reflections website and the national winning entries can be seen on the national PTA website under Awards & Events.
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New after school programs have been added for the fall.
If you are interested in joining, print the forms below and send in the form along with a check for the fee with your child.
- Nautical Engineering. Have you ever been on a speedboat? Have you ever built your own
boat? Students in this class will be challenged to design, build, and race their own boats using recyclable materials. Takes place on Wednesdays. Download the form.
- Silver Knights Chess. Chess club is taught by experienced Silver Knights instructors using a curriculum developed by National Masters. Takes place on Fridays. Download the form.
- Rube Goldberg Challenge. The contest is offered to school teams comprised of fourth and fifth grade Howard County students. The students transform everyday materials into a wacky innovative machine that accomplishes the given task of unfurling a banner. Takes place on Mondays. Download the form.
- Lion King Drama Showcase. 15 sessions -Thursdays 4-6pm after school in band room– 9/22, 9/29, 10/06,
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 12/1, 12/8. Download Registration form here.