Red Ribbon Week will be taking off on Monday, October 22nd throughout CES. The Red Ribbon campaign promotes the intolerance of drugs and is held every October in the US. The theme for Red Ribbon Week this year at CES is: “Life Is Your Journey-Travel Drug Free”. A kick off event for Red Ribbon Week will be held on Monday at 8:30AM. After that, there will be a parade around the block escorted by the Calais fire & police.
The daily themes for this years Red Ribbon Week are:
Tuesday 10/23: “We are RED-y to fight drug abuse” (wear as much red as you can)
Wednesday 10/24: “My future is bright – no drugs in sight” (wear as many bright clothes as you can)
Thursday 10/25: “United we stand for a drug free land” (wear as much red, white, and blue as you can)
Friday 10/26: “Put a cap on drugs” (wear silly or unusual hats)
Monday 10/29: “Drugs can’t find us” (wear camo or black)
Tuesday 10/30: “We are a team & we are teaming up against drugs” (wear sports uniforms, jerseys, or T-shirts)
Wednesday 10/31: “We can all be superheroes fighting drug abuse” (dress as a superhero)
Tryouts for winter sports for Calais Elementary and Calais Middle School students are coming up. Winter sports include basketball and cheering. Tryouts for basketball for 3rd and 4th grade will be Monday November 5th from 6-7 at the Rec Center. 5th and 6th grade tryouts will be on Wednesday November 7th from 6-7 at the Rec Center while 7th and 8th grade tryouts will be on Thursday November 8th from the same times at the Rec Center. There will be a mandatory registration for any students K-8 interested in cheering on Tuesday November 6th from 5-6 at the Rec Center. There are only 20 spots open that will be given to the first 20 to sign up. The fees for the basketball leagues are $30 for residents and $40 for non residents. The fees for cheering are also $30 for residents and $40 for non residents. It is recommended that fees are paid at registration. For any further questions regarding the winter sports leagues contact the Calais Recreation Department at 454-2761. To download a registration form for winter sports click here.
CES will be participating in the 14th annual Turkey-A-Thon. This event raises money to buy turkeys for local food pantries. This year CES has a goal of raising enough money to buy 50 turkeys. Collection will take place over the next two weeks. Students and their parents are encouraged to send in pennies and dollars to help reach the set goal. The class that raises the most money will get an ice cream sundae party.
On October 19th, the Calais PTO will be holding the annual Family Highlighter Dance from 5:30PM to 7:00PM at the Calais Elementary School. The cost will be $1 for each person. Concessions such as pizza and baked goods will be available for those attending to purchase. All students and their parents/guardians and friends are invited to come.
The following students are the first members of our Royal Readers at C.E.S.: Leah, Zachary B.,Ethan C., Lillie W., Kelley S., Aiden., Sophia R., Ariel M., Abigail M., Samuel B., Hannah P., James M., Ryan B., Kate M., Alivia M., Lila C., and Dylan S. Congratulations to all our readers. We are looking forward to seeing who will join our group next month. These students took the reading challenge to read for 20 days for 20 min. Each month they take the challenge they receive reading jewels, royal crowns, entry into prize drawings, etc.
Please check out our reading wall between the cafeteria and gym.
On Friday June 8th, CES held the annual Hokey Pokey Fair. This event is an end of the year celebration in which students leave classes and gather with friends and their parents to enjoy a variety of games, contests, and snacks. This event is a staple of the school, and Hokey Pokey Fair day is one of the most exciting days in the school year.
This is the C.E.S. Wall of Readers! The students who participated each month had a picture taken and added to our Readers Wall of Fame. Our reading challenge will continue this summer. Students that read and fill out a reading log (20 days for 20 min.) can visit C.E.S. on July 10th from 1 – 2 p.m. for an ice cream party.