I was hoping to post a reminder about this, but in light of COVID-19, another event will be postponed until the dust settles, the kids go back to school, and another time can be arranged.
A reminder that PTA meeting minutes are posted here on the website. Just click the tab “About PTA” and they are all there.
Have you seen the new after-school programs or did you lose a registration form?
Click here for information and forms! The deadline is February 27th!
Join us for our PTA Meeting on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 in the Cafeteria (note the new location).
Sezin Palmer, candidate for the Board of Education for District 4, will be in attendance to get a sense of the specific issues and needs of the CES community. She will also be available to answer audience questions.
Under PTA policy, we will provide an equal opportunity to District 4 and District 5 candidates for the Board of Education to attend future PTA meetings that are similar in time, venue and presentation format. Pursuant to PTA policy, this is not an endorsement of any particular candidate and we look forward to meeting other candidates for the Board of Education.
We have received the 2019-20 Howard County Reflections results and we would like to congratulate the following three CES students who have placed at the county level and have advanced to the Maryland State Reflections program.
- Sanjana Chigurula – 1st place in Primary Literature
- Vivian Lee – 1st place in Primary Film Production
- Anthony Cao – 2nd place in Intermediate Film Production
We would also like to congratulate all the 14 students who were selected by our judges to represent CES in this year’s Howard County Reflections Program. They are:
- Primary Visual Arts: Sophia Cao; James Pang; Ray Wang
- Intermediate Visual Arts: Daniel Ahn, Sarah-Jane Robbins
- Intermediate Music Composition: Violette Yang
Primary Film Production: Vivian Lee
- Intermediate Film Production: Anthony Cao; Warren Lee
- Primary Literature: Sanjana Chigurula; Dougals Gartrell Jr.; Arjun Vijarnia
- Intermediate Literature: Somya Pandove
This year’s theme is “Look Within”. We received wonderful artworks and our judges were very impressed with all the entries. We are proud of the accomplishments of all the other students who participated, including Nicholas Cao, Emily Oh, James Scherck and Aditi Vijarnia, .
We hope that our CES students choose to participate again next year. And best luck to Sanjana, Vivian, and Anthony as they represent CES at the state level.
Meng Zhu & Jodie Wang
CES PTA Reflections Co-chairs
On Monday, a little boy and his mother were using the crosswalk when they were hit by a vehicle here in Columbia. In a world that makes so little sense as it is, this little boy, Isaac Gill, lost his life. Isaac was a kindergartner who attended Longfellow Elementary school. With his parents and extended family, he attended Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Both communities are reeling and in pain and completely at a loss of what to do. But they do know Isaac’s parents need our help. There will be funeral, medical, and loss of work costs, as well as additional costs as the family heals.
CMPC has told the family they will cover the funeral costs, as well as support them with additional costs. Here is the link to aid the church in supporting the family:
The Longfellow PTA wish to support this family as well:
On a personal note, as a widow, when people donated money, it was one less thing to worry about. It’s hard to think in this kind of situation, when it feels like the world is spinning around you. But what helped me more is that with each donation, someone was thinking of me. Someone wanted to help. And even 7 years later, that support helped me know that I could go on, that the people around me and strangers alike cared.
This is a helpless situation for everyone. There is nothing we can do to make this family whole again, but this gives us something, anything, to show we are here, and we care.
The Clarksville PTA would like to extend its most deep-felt sympathies to Isaac’s family and friends.
Registration is closed for the PTA-sponsored After-School Activities, but it’s not too late to find activities for your child(ren) at school. The county has programs that are held at Clarksville Elementary and there are a lot of fun options. For the most up-to-date information and how to register, please go to this page with all the listings for activities held at our school.
- After-School Basketball
- After-School Indoor Soccer
- Cooking After School – Science Fun in the Kitchen
- Kiddie Basketball
- Kiddie Indoor Soccer
- Learn Now Music After School- Drums
- Learn Now Music After School- Viva Violin
- Lego WEDO Powerful Machines with Club SciKidz
- Science Club After School with Club SciKidz
- Tech Machines with Club SciKidz
- TGA Premier Youth Tennis (After School)
Last night, 15 children had the help of “I’m the Chef, Too!” to make snow globe cookies from scratch. They made their own dough and cut them into shape. While the cookies were baking, the kids worked with fondant to fashion the “water” to home a gingerbread man, snowman, or Christmas tree. The cookies did not stay on this earth for long, however, as each one was gobbled up, in most cases before the parent arrived to pick up their child!
The CES Drama Club will be showcasing 101 Dalmatians Jr next week!
When: Wednesday 12/11 and Thursday 12/12 at 7pm.
Where: CES cafeteria
Who: CES community (all children in attendance must be accompanied by their parent(s)/guardian(s))
Come and show support for our future actors/actresses and enjoy the show!
As a PTA member, you are not required to attend meetings. However, meetings provide a chance for you to voice concerns, become part of the community of parents, and learn about events, volunteer opportunities, and school announcements. Our principal attends these meetings and we invite important guests to speak to us about what we care about.
If you do miss meetings and want to know what you missed, all the meeting minutes are kept on the About PTA page.