Parents – be on the lookout for the School Supply Kit order forms. Orders can be placed online at http://www.shopttkits.com using our school account #20349. All orders must be placed by June 11.
This is an updated encore of an article posted in 2013, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the PAW Printer’s program at CES. The program is now in its 26th year!
By Stacey Underwood
Twenty five years ago, two Crofton Elementary School Moms were inspired and driven to initiate a program where students would write creative stories that would be typed and bound by parent volunteers and could be enjoyed for many years to come. Thanks to Carole Fox and Nancy Gough, CES students have been enjoying having their stories “published” via the PTA’s PAW Printers Program ever since.
The PAW Printers Program is a fun and educational project for students in first through fifth grade. The PAW stands for Continue reading
The official order form in .pdf format is available by clicking here: CES Spirit Wear Order Form 2013 2014. Please send completed order forms and payment in to school with your student in an envelope marked “CES PTA Spirit Wear”. A portion of all orders benefit CES PTA programs and initiatives. For more images of the new Spirit Wear visit our Spirit Wear page. Thank you.
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Revitalization update November 2013
The final weeks of school are exciting for many reasons and among them is the arrival of the CES Yearbook! Children race home from school and pour over the pages, looking for themselves and their friends in all the events that are showcased in the book. They pass the books around to all their classmates collecting signatures and relive the school year again as they see all the smiling faces of their friends and teachers at various events that took place that year.
The yearbook preserves all those elementary school memories and as parents, you realize how quickly children grow and change through the elementary school years.
It is now the time of year when work on this book begins in earnest. Themes are chosen, the cover contest is announced, layouts are designed and pictures start flowing in for submission…the first day of school, Halloween, candid photos of class parties and projects. Creating this book is quite a process and a task that takes the effort of many individuals to complete. It has always been a parent-led project at Crofton Elementary School–the work of a number of volunteers who spend hours taking and organizing photos, completing digital layouts, proofing pages and handling sales and distribution.
Have you ever wondered how you could be a part of this wonderful project? Do you have some new, fresh ideas on how to organize the book or know of new school activities that could be included in it? Do you enjoy taking photos at school activities? Are you an accountant who would like to keep track of yearbook sales on the side?
There are so many ways to take part in the process, some as simple as submitting your photos of school events, and others more involved, such as creating pages in the yearbook software. Most of the current volunteers have children in 4th and 5th grade and will be moving on soon, so there is a need to get some parents of younger students involved and teach them the process so the yearbook can continue to be the treasure trove of memories that it has been for so many years.
If you would like to submit photos of school events, please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or copy them on a disk and send it in to school labeled “yearbook.”
Please remember that all Yearbook Cover Contest entries are due on Monday, November 18, 2013. The theme this year is “Crofton Under Construction” and the contest guidelines are located on the PTA website.
Help us capture those special elementary school moments in a yearbook for children to enjoy for years to come!
Thanks to those who took the time to respond to our online member satisfaction survey over the summer. A link to the survey was sent out to the PTA’s eNews list and posted our Facebook page, and about 20% of the people we know we are reaching responded – a pretty respectable response rate! With just under 70 respondents, here are the highlights:
Almost 90% of survey respondents receive the PTA’s weekly eNews blasts, and feel that the weekly frequency is just right.
Almost 80% of respondents feel the eNews blasts are the right mix of “hard” information about things like early dismissal dates and school closings, and more “soft” updates about things like spirit days and fundraising.
Most of the survey respondents think we are doing at least an adequate job of communicating with our community about PTA programs and initiatives: 16% think Continue reading
The PTA would like to thank Mr. Bailey and Mrs. Loiselle for the Common Core Standards presentation they gave to parents at our September 16, 2013 General Membership meeting. To download a copy of the Power Point slides used in the presentation click the link found below. For more links to useful information about Common Core Standards visit our new Common Core tab at the top of the webpage.
Welcome back to what is sure to be another fantastic year at Crofton Elementary School! On behalf of the PTA, I would like to invite you to join us and make a difference in the education and quality of life of our students.
The number one priority for parents is their children’s well-being. More than 30 years’ worth of research has proven that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school. Grades and test scores climb. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve.
There’s a simple way for you to help your child succeed: Continue reading
Click the link below to see a .pdf copy of Principal Ginger Henley’s recent letter regarding security during construction at the school. Security during Construction Fall 2013
If you ordered a school supply kit from the PTA in the spring your student will receive all their supplies when they return to school. You can ignore this post and continue to enjoy your summer. CES PTA has had a few inquiries about the possibility of ordering the kits now or at the beginning of school. Unfortunately, the Staples SchoolKidz kits are only available for order in the spring. We cannot take any more orders for the 2013 -2014 year. If you missed out on the school supply kit orders this year you can use the linked list below as a guide for your school supply shopping.