Gr. 3-8 NYS Math - Wednesday, April 30 Friday, May 2

The Gr. 3-8 NYS Math Assessments will be held Wednesday, April 30 Friday, May 2. To help parents understand how the district uses the results to improve education for all students, click here to read a parent letter sent home on March 14 Posted 4/21/14.

Girls in STEM\Free "Girls in STEM Event" for Students in Gr. 4-8 - Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 22

Girls in grades 4-8 interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are encouraged to attend the free Girls in STEM event on Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at HVCC’s TEC-SMART in Malta. Space is limited; registration deadline is Tuesday, April 22. The event features hands-on workshops and opportunities to hear from successful young women inspired by math and science. Register by clicking here... A flyer with more info is available here... Posted 4/18/14.

Student with plantsCES Students Plant Flowers and Herbs

The CES Agricultural Program conducted a spring planting fundraiser and potting opportunity for students in April. For three days after school, students planted their pre-purchased plugs and were able to bring them home. Students potted lavender, rosemary, thyme, lemon thyme, oregano, begonia and geraniums. “The students were excited to bring some green home right as the weather began to improve,” said teacher Christine Charsky. Posted 4/18/14.

K-Kids receive awardStudents Honored for Fundraising

CES K-Kids were recognized by the American Heart Association and CAP COM at the March 26 Morning Assembly for raising $4,863.55 through their Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. The top three fund raisers Samantha Dubbelde, Katy Hannay and Julia Sober received gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods and the CES physical education department received $250 from CAP COM. Congratulations! Posted 3/28/14.

Reminders from CES Main Office

The CES Main Office would like to remind parents:

  • Please submit dismissal changes as early as possible. CES will not accept dismissal changes after 11:00 a.m.
  • If someone other than a parent is picking up a student, a written note from the parent is required.
  • Homework requests must be made by 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise specified by the classroom teacher.

Registration Now Open for Kindergarten

Parents of children who will enter kindergarten in September are encouraged to register them now. Registration forms are available by clicking here or by calling 732-2523. A child must be five years old by December 1 to attend kindergarten in September. Registering your child now will ensure you have time to file all necessary paperwork so your child is ready to start the 2014-15 school year on time. It also helps the school district plan for the 2014-15 school year by providing an estimate of how many students will enter kindergarten. In order to receive future mailings of upcoming events, your child must be registered. Posted 3/10/14.

Students Fundraise for Ambassadorship Program

Students Matthew Jung and Natasha Strock and their families would like to sincerely thank the community for supporting their spaghetti dinner fundraiser on March 15 which raised more than $1,000 for their participation in a Student Ambassador program! Click here to see a list of winners for the silent auction and 50/50 raffle... Posted 3/19/14.

Students Skype with authorCES Students Skype with Author

Fifth graders asked 10 authors and illustrators from around the country about their work this year without ever leaving their library by using Skype. “This really gets them excited about reading and books. All the authors they spoke with are contenders for the Newbery Medal for best children’s book,” said Library Media Specialist Stacey Rattner. “Some students also wrote authors and received letters back.” Click here to read more... Posted 3/03/14.

List of Student Summer Program Opportunities

The MHHS Guidance Office has prepared a list of summer program opportunities available by clicking here… While most of the opportunities are for High School students, there are also opportunities for Middle School and Elementary students. Please note, many programs have application deadlines. Posted 3/13/14.

Teacher James Farrell works with a studentStudents Have Fun While Learning at STEM Day

MHMS's STEM Day was a huge hit with students as they spent Feb. 27 building speakers from plastic cups, using tablets to learn about computer coding and enjoying dozens of other engaging activities as they explored Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Click here to read more and see photos… Posted 2/27/14.

Boys Tennis Team Holds Tennis Play Day - Friday, April 25

Due to the weather, the Maple Hill boys tennis team's Tennis Play Day has been rescheduled for Friday, April 25 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on the High School tennis courts. The event is open to all ages and will include tennis-related activities intended to build interest in the game of tennis and some skill acquisition. Some equipment will be available for our youngest learners. To learn more, click here for a flyer… Posted 2/26/14.

Parents: Please Use Bus Note and Student Pick-Up Note Forms

To help ensure the safety of our students, CES parents are asked to please use the following forms: Posted 9/11/13.

Help Schools by Registering for Tools for Schools

If you have a Price Chopper Advantage Card, please register for Tools for Schools to help your student’s school by clicking here... Each time you use the card, you can earn points for the school that can be used to receive free equipment. Castleton Elementary School's school codes is 15721. Posted 9/11/13.

K-5 Parent Guide to Common Core

To help parents understand the Common Core Learning Standards and how they apply to their child's education, Principal Jason Chevrier has created a K-5 Parent Guide to Common Core webpage. Click here to see the guide... Posted 8/26/13.

Have a Question About Student Arrival/Dismissal or Visiting CES?

Visit the Elementary Office/Info webpage for information about arrival and dismissal procedures, visitor information, and more.


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