Students at Monthly Morning AssemblyFamilies and community members helped pack the Castleton Elementary School gymnasium today for the Monthly Morning Assembly where 2nd grade was featured.

Second graders presented on the school’s mindfulness initiative, including leading deep breathing exercises that help students focus. Students also shared their favorite healthy foods and animals.

Teacher Eric Biehler announced results of the CES Super Bowl Pushup Challenge where 132 students, 80 parents and 12 teachers completed 13,718 pushups on Super Bowl Sunday. One student from each grade randomly received a T-shirt thanks to the PTO and other students will get a special recess next week.

Senior Shannon Tacy announced a new reading project where Maple Hill High School seniors will visit CES this year to read with students. Shannon noted how she attended CES when she was younger and seniors want to give back by reading to younger students.

Reading Specialist Chris Murphy discussed this year’s Ronald McDonald House Challenge where students read and raise money for the organization that helps critically ill children and their families. Mr. Murphy noted CES students have raised more than $9,000 and helped 120 families through the challenge the past two years.

Finally, students received Caring School Community Awards for displaying this month’s character trait, integrity, and classes received AMPED awards for excellence in Arts, Music and Physical Education.