Reading-OlympicsReading Olympics – Each spring students have the opportunity to participate in the six-week Reading Olympics program to encourage reading. Students will earn individual and classroom awards based on the total hours read during each week of the program. Volunteers are needed each week to tally the reading results. Sign-up at Back-to-School Night, contact a Parent Volunteer Coordinator or complete the form at the back of this handbook.


AssembliesAssemblies The PTA sponsors two assemblies during the school year. We are exploring Veterans Day and Black History Month themed assemblies for this school year.  The assemblies are held during school hours and are designed to complement the school’s curriculum.  Parents with under-school age children may attend.

JAJunior Achievement  – Students participate in the Junior Achievement (JA) program, teaching them about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA is taught in each classroom by parent volunteers. This is a great opportunity to participate in your child’s education. The program leader will be sending out information in November, and the JA Day is in early December.

pawprintPAW Printers – this program is one of the longest running at CES and produces hardbound books written and illustrated by students in all grades. Due to the overwhelming size of this project, we are looking for grade-level and classroom coordinators to better manage the PAW Printer program. These coordinators will work with room parents in editing and/or typing the manuscript, assembling the books and helping children illustrate their stories. The program culminates in “PAW Printers Day” in the spring when the children have the opportunity to read their books to their families and classroom friends.

stemlogoSTEM Science Fair  – a wonderful opportunity for students to study a topic that interests them. Projects can be as varied as students’ interests, such as sports, engineering, music, art, rocketry, psychology or computers. Through their projects, students will discover that science is found in every niche of the universe. Workshops are held prior to the Science Fair to help children learn about the scientific method and the problem solving approach needed to plan a successful project. Volunteers are needed to help plan and set-up the event and judge the projects.

yearbook picturesYearbook (Program Leader:  Lorrin Noonan;  yearbook@ces-pta.com) – The Yearbook Committee is responsible for creating the school yearbook. The committee develops a theme, creates and layouts each page in the yearbook as well as taking photos at events throughout the school year. Yearbooks go on sale in the winter and are delivered prior to the end of the school year. Online order form will be communicated to all parents and guardians.