We only have 4 and half days of school left! Can you believe it?? As we wrap up the year, we are celebrating all of the accomplishments we’ve made and just appreciating being a CES family. There are lots of fun events, field trips, and project presentations–we are tired–but happy! I just hope we can all enjoy these last few days before Summer and end the year looking back with fond memories of this school year.
Second Annual Bike Parade
This is one of my favorite events of the year! After having to postpone due to inclement weather, we had a beautiful evening this last Monday night to enjoy the creatively decorated bikes, Kona ice, and just visiting with each other. Lots of our CES families showed up and even a few neighborhood kids who don’t go to CES. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good picture of it, but we even got to watch our librarian, Ms. Reed show off her unicycle skill! Thank you Krystal Saffold for organizing this fun family event!
This inspiration for the CES Bike Parade: Mrs. Saffold circa 1987. Her fond memories of participating in her local bike parade led her to organize ours and we are so happy!
The Adventurers Seussical the Musical
The Adventurers treated us to a wonderful production on Tuesday of Seussical the Musical. They spent this last quarter putting this together and rehearsing during their Friday MI Mash time.All of the kids got to shine in one way or another. It was an impressive production and very enjoyable.
Our 5th and 6th grade band students spent two days a week going to CCMS after school for this last quarter practicing for All-City band. This week they toured all of the schools and gave an evening concert. This is a great experience for our students to get to play with a large group and to get to meet students from other schools with whom they will someday play in band at the high school. All of our kids represented CES well and we are very proud of them!
Celebrating Summer in the Compass Cafe’
Our kitchen staff always go way above and beyond and this is just another example! Ms. Alisa and Ms. Christina have decorated for summer and made special “dirt cups” for the kids on Friday. They have planned several special events this year to encourage students to eat school lunch and breakfast but also just to make our Compass Cafe’ feel welcoming and friendly. Our students can always count on a big smile and happy greeting to make them feel special from both of these special ladies. Unfortunately, we are going to have to say goodbye to Ms. Christina as she is being transferred to CCMS next year where she will bless many other children, but we will miss her greatly here at CES!
Celebrating our 8th Graders!
It has become an annual tradition to celebrate our 8th graders as they leave us for high school by going on a fun trip together. This year, Mrs. Mac and I took them to Colorado Springs where we went to the mall, had lunch at Olive Garden, and then played at The Summit. The next night we celebrated again with their 8th grade continuation ceremony where we were treated to our keynote speaker Mrs. Wrona, a really fun video compilation of baby pictures and CES memories, and an ice cream bar. Our 7th graders worked hard to set up, decorate, and serve the ice cream. We will miss our 8th graders but know they will do well in high school and are so proud of who they’ve become. Good luck to you Trailblazer class of 2023!
7th Grade Biking in PE
Mrs. Hanenberg wrote two separate bike grants and won enough to purchase 10 new wonderful mountain bikes from Red Canyon Cycles. Scott Eckstrom helped us purchase these bikes! He has also put thorn proof tubes in them. Some kids brought their own bikes to help with the big numbers of Middle school kids in PE. We had a few crashes. But all ok!