I hope as you read this blog, you have had a blessed Thanksgiving Day and that it has been a nice week off for the kids. This week I spent time working but not at school. My husband and I are a bit over the top with Christmas decorating. So much so that it takes us about 3 days to get it all up and Thanksgiving Break is the week we get it done before the craziness of Christmas begins. This year, we also needed to work in our downstairs putting things back together after a flood that took place a few months ago. We just now had everything repaired, carpet replaced, and painting completed. One project leads to another, of course, and we found ourselves replacing light fixtures, painting all of the other rooms, painting all of the baseboards and trim work, and more. In spite of the challenges we have faced with all of this, we are maintaining an attitude of gratitude. I could be sad that my kids’ rooms are now empty but I’m thankful Alex and Sadie have grown into such wonderful adults. I could be angry that I’ve spent the week working rather than resting, but I’m thankful to have the time and resources to essentially remodel our house and now I have a craft room! I am so thankful to have a warm and beautiful home and loving family. I’m thankful to live in this wonderful small town with it’s magnificent views and outdoor activities. I’m extremely thankful to lead the most amazing staff, students, and families that make up the CES family! Thank you!
Thankful for STUCO and all they do!
Our Student Council is always busy on different projects. Recently, many of our CES students made Veteran’s Day cards and then our Student Council members delivered them to the residents at McCandless Veterans’ Home in Florence. Our students enjoyed giving in this way as much as the veteran’s enjoyed their cards.
They also completed their annual food drive to benefit Loaves and Fishes and our CES Cares program. It was quite a success–thanks to all who donated!
Thank you Mrs. Rivera for sponsoring this group!
Thankful for Parent Educators!
Our 5th/6th graders are studying human body systems and were treated to some hands on learning from one of our very own parent experts. Tenille Lenard visited each of the classes to teach them about the circulatory system and brought preserved cow and sheep hearts for them to examine and touch. Some of our students were pretty grossed out by it, but most of them thought it was really cool! Thank you, Tenille!
Showing our Gratitude with a Limo Lunch!
The Friday before the break, students who sold at least 15 items were treated to a Limo ride and a Pizza Madness lunch as a special thanks for do a bit extra to help our school. It’s unfortunate that we must do fundraisers but if we didn’t, our students wouldn’t be able to do many of the things that make CES unique including having one-to-one tech, and taking more field trips than most schools get to do.
Thanks to our PTO and Beth Katchmar for making it a very fun and special day for our students.
Thank you for reading! Until next week,
Kelly Albrecht, Principal