CES Family Newsletter for April - May 2022
NYS Math Tests (3rd & 4th grades only): April 27-28
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6
Chorus Concert: May 5
Color Fun Run: May 20
NYS Science Test (4th grade only): May 24th and June 6th
Drama Production: June 3 at 6:30
UPK and K Orientation: June 9
Book Fair: June 13-17
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
- An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
- Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
The CES Community Works Together to PREVENT Bullying
We have a designated time for students to engage in lessons around being kind and learning how other people matter. Teachers PK-12 are using the curriculum from The Positivity Project for these lessons. We love that every student from prekindergarten through twelfth grade are hearing lessons around the same word of the week. On Fridays, our students hear a lesson from Mrs. Eichhorn on how to Choose Kindness in everything we do. These two programs have helped to support our students' learning throughout the year. Our families have been very supportive of both programs and have been contacting us when problems arise. Our families have also worked with us to support their child in doing the right thing when they make mistakes. We have been very proud of the entire CES community this year as everyone chooses kindness and inclusion rather than bullying behavior.
What should you do if your child reports bullying?
We take the safety of our community very seriously. Please reach out to the Assistant Principal (Ashley Connor) or Principal (Renee Young) of our school to report bullying. We will work with all parties involved to stop the bullying behavior and to reteach the offender how to treat other people. Disciplinary action will be taken to address the problem, as will counseling if required.
Love of Learning
First Grader Easton Shows a Love of Learning
Holly Loves to Learn too!
Positivity Project Lessons
April 25 - Purpose
May 2 - Leadership
May 9 - Other People Matter Mindset
Our third graders recently hosted our UPK students to show them what it's like to be a "big" student.
Our UPK students sat at the desks of our third graders and talked about being students at CES.
Our third graders are great role models for our youngest learners.
YMCA - Before and After School Program
The BASE program located at our elementary school is in need of workers. The morning hours are 7:00-8:15 and the afternoon hours are 2:15-6:00. New hires can be scheduled to work one or both shifts. Please contact Scott Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting our students before or after school. High school students are also encouraged to apply for the job.
Sign up For Color Fun Run Volunteers
During the pandemic we did not allow any outside food to be brought into school for classroom celebrations. We now will allow store bought or Corinth Cafe purchased foods to be used for class parties. Please do not bring in any homemade treats for classroom celebrations. We have too many allergies and food sensitivities for this to be a safe practice for our students.
Our School Lunch Menus are posted to this page during the school year. Note: All menus are subject to change. Corinth Central School is pleased to announce that all enrolled students will receive free meals through an extended waiver from the USDA. Free meals for students were extended through the 2021-22 school year.
This class was awarded a huge box of crayola supplies when one member won the Fidelis Care coloring contest.
Fidelis Care Coloring Contest Winner!
Math Tests for 3rd and 4th graders will be on April 27th and 28th
Science Test for 4th graders will be on May 24th and June 6th
Dental Health at CES
We all learned how to care for our teeth!
Kindergarten and UPK Orientation
We invite all registered UPK and Kindergarten families for an orientation on Thursday, June 9, 2022. We will have a presentation for families in our cafetorium and students will meet with our teachers to see what a UPK or Kindergarten classroom looks like. We will also have a school bus available so students can hear safety rules and take a ride.
Spring Book Fair
Talking about Grief with Young Children
Have you ever wondered how to talk about grief with your children. Please find tips linked here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBKOs1bLqIE on how to talk about death to your children.
Here are a few videos of children books about grief written for children.
Blue Strobe Lights
Please remember that there are strobe lights on the exterior of both the Oak Street and Center Street buildings. The purpose of these lights is to warn people that there is an emergency situation within the building. In the event that the lights are activated and you are outside, you should promptly move away from the building to a secure location.
Health Examination Requirements in NYS
Education Law Article 19 and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education (8 NYCRR) require physical examinations of public school students:
- Entering the school district for the first time, and in grades pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11; and at any grade level by the school administration, in their discretion to promote the educational interests of the student
- In order to participate in strenuous physical activity, such as interscholastic athletics
- In order to obtain an employment certificate
- When conducting an individual evaluation or reevaluation of a student suspected of having a disability or a student with a disability
Immunization Requirements for NYS Students
Parent Input for Student Placement
At this time each year we begin to receive parent requests concerning the assignment of their child’s teacher for the next school year. The intent of this message is to explain the procedures and practices used by staff at Corinth Elementary in establishing class lists.
Many factors are considered as we build the preliminary class lists, such as:
literacy and math levels
the specific needs of particular students
the number of boys and girls in each class
The ultimate goal of the process is to provide each child with an appropriate placement for the following school year. As in any setting, there are a number of constraints placed on this process including:
build relatively equal class sizes at each grade level
produce workable combinations of reading/math groups
maintain programs for students
(Please note: due to the aforementioned, it is not possible to guarantee that a younger sibling will have the same teacher that an older sibling has had.)
As parents, you may wish to share useful information about the specific needs of your child. This input should be conveyed through this Google Form with supporting information by Tuesday, May 24th. Your information should describe the needs of your child and should not be a request for a specific teacher or assignment. Any letter containing a teacher request or received after May 24th will not be a part of the planning. Private conversations with the teacher are not a guaranteed method of communicating this information.
Your input may be shared with those professional staff members involved in the class list process, including present and future grade level teachers. The final decision in class placement rests with administration and is made only after consideration of all factors. Please have your request in by Tuesday, May 24th.
Google Form: https://forms.gle/eWpmrxVTuiTofaES8
April Fool's Day
Who's who? These two switched places to trick us on April Fool's Day.
Third Grade Tea Party
All of our third graders dressed for tea earlier this month. We had an afternoon tea with our friends.
A Leprechaun Visited CES
We had a naughty leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day that left a mess in many classrooms.
Walking School Bus
A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school together with one or more adult volunteers to help guide them. There are many benefits to taking part in the walking school bus program!
- Children gain the benefits of increased physical activity and time spent outside
- Children learn road safety skills
- Children arrive to school on time, engaged, and ready to learn
- Children and volunteer leaders gain a stronger sense of community
- Teachers often experience improved classroom behavior from Walking School Bus participants
- Parents feel safe allowing their children to walk to school, while also saving on gas, and time spent driving to school for drop off or pick up
- There is less congestion at drop off and pick up and with less cars on the road we have better air quality
We will be taking part in a Walking School Bus program this spring!!! Please contact Sarah Smith at email@example.com for more information, to volunteer, or register your child. You can use this link https://ymcaassociation.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2otovxrCt8rUuHk to show your interest as well.
Fourth Grade Drama Production
Our fourth graders are working hard over the next several weeks to bring back a drama production for our elementary school. The night performance will be on Friday, June 3rd at 6:30pm.
UPK (Universal Pre-Kindergarten)
We have openings in all three of our UPK classrooms. Any resident child who is four years of age on or before December 1st of the school year in which they are enrolled are eligible for our preschool program. The program is free to all students and runs from 8:00am until 2:00pm. Families are responsible for transportation. Please contact our elementary office to receive a registration packet. 518-654-2960