The Beating Drum May 17, 2013
Chester-Andover Elementary School
DATES TO REMEMBER
5/20 – CARES Meeting, 3-4 p.m.
5/20 – 5/24 – Scholastic Book Fair
5/27 – No School, Memorial Day
6/3 – 6th Grade Move-Up Day 12 to 2 p.m.
6/4 – 6th Grade Parent Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at GMUHS. Families welcome, dinner provided.
ONGOING ACTIVITIES @ CAES
Tuesdays: Tae-Kwon-Do, 3 -4 p.m.
Homework Club 3-4 p.m. – Last Day is May 28th
Wednesdays: O.W.L.S. Program – Last Day is June 5th
Thursdays: Homework Club 3-4 p.m. – Last Day is May 30th
PARENT PICKUP LINE
From now until June 7th, the parent pick up gate will open at 2:45 p.m. instead of 2:40 p.m. to allow the CAES Marching Band to practice safely. We do appreciate your patience and understanding. Do not forget to see CAES Marching Band on May 30 at the Memorial Day Parade and June 8th at the Alumni Day Parade.
Our next CARES meeting will be on May 20th. And our last, but fun, CARES Meeting of this school year will be on Monday, June 3rd. We will meet at our usual time... After school until 4pm. Please come and join us!
THE FAMILY PICNIC
The Family Picnic is coming, the Family Picnic is coming - but we need your help! There will be a Family Picnic planning meeting on Monday, May 20th at 6 p.m. in the Gym. If you cannot make the meeting but are willing to help, please contact Tabitha Klezos at 875-2108 x 138 or email@example.com.
THE GRATEFUL GARDEN IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR 2 EVENTS IN MAY
Spring Clean Up is Saturday, May 18, 9am to 11:30am. We will be readying the beds for planting day, sewing seeds for spring greens, and assigning community garden plots.
Spring Planting for the Health Fair is Friday, May 31. Garden Volunteers will be outside helping classrooms plant & water their school seedlings during the annual Health Fair Day.
Sign up for a shift or stay all day. Tasty refreshments & garden tools will be provided. Lend a hand, leave a message for Carrie at 875-2108.
STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK THANK YOU
The week of May 6th - 10th was Staff Appreciation Week, and here at Chester-Andover Elementary School we honored our staff. Monday, the CARES group offered a free car wash to all staff members. Tuesday, Lou Parker was available for free massages for the staff throughout the day. On Wednesday, Chef Michael Kennedy came in and prepared a delicious meal for all the staff to enjoy. Thanks to all of our wonderful classroom volunteers, the staff all got to sit down together and enjoy the meal.
We wrapped the week up on Friday with a raffle. Each staff member received a prize, which had been graciously donated by both community members and business owners. We would like to thank everyone who donated, without these donations the raffle would not be possible.
A big thank you to: Locolab for their inviation design and raffle donations, Angela Markwell for Avon products, Hannah Kingsbury, Shannon Parker at Parker Posie Designs, Cindy Cole for Polish pottery, Jeanie Blanchard for Princess House Items, Drew’s All Natural Salsa, Kathy Estep, Bonnie Hudson, Misty Valley Books, Sage Jewelry, High Falls Furniture, MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub, Mike Schwarz at El SchwarEZ Athletic Socks, The Healing Experience, The Stone Hearth Inn, Aimee Knauff, ND, The Sutherland Family, The Brown Family, Tracy LaCreta at Chester Community Accupuncture, Darlton Cenate & Sons, Inc., Motel in the Meadow, Chester Flowers, Tsuga Studios, Diane Stocker for Mary Kay Products, Chris Hutchins & the Chester Branch of TD Bank, and Eclectic Computers.
SPIRIT SQUAD 2013
It is time again to think about springtime and marching bands. Each year the CAES marching band participates in two parades: Memorial Day Parade and the Alumni Day Parade.
The upper-grade flag squad marches with the band. For a number of years we have also had a Spirit Squad – a group of 2nd and 3rd graders who also march in the parades. We wear jeans or dark blue pants with a plain red, plain white or CAES T-shirt and carry small flags to wave. The students have fun being in the parade and waving to their friends and family and helps them learn the basics of marching in rows and columns.
There are no after school rehearsals for Spirit Squad. As long as the students have their permission slips in before the parade, they are welcome to march. This is a very informal group. Our goal is to have fun.
SUMMER ART WORKSHOP
Once again this summer, I Iook forward to offering this Art opportunity and am excited at the prospect of working closely with creative young artists. Projects will vary greatly and include experiences in a wide array of art media and techniques. The program will run from July 1st through July 5th from 9am -12am. daily. A tuition cost of $130 will cover all materials and a snack. Please call Brenda Sheere at 886-1699 with questions or to register your child. Class size is limited to 15 in order to insure that each child receives individualized instruction.
Please come out and join in on the fun at the Chester Reservoir for a Fishing Derby. The derby will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
BACK TO SCHOOL BOWLING
Springfield Bowl is offering a new program this summer with a great gift. At the end of our 8-week program, your child will receive a backpack full of school supplies to begin their new year of school. Our program begins on Saturday, June 8th at 4 p.m. However, this is a very flexible program and we can arrange for an optional day. Our bowling alley offers bumpers and ball ramps, so that any age can participate in this program. We also offer child friendly music. The price for this program is $10 a week; this includes shoe rentals and three games of bowling. We also allow one parent to bowl with their child for free. For more information please call Springfield Bowl at 885-5087. Registration forms can be picked up at the CAES Office. This is not a school-sponsored event.
Rockingham Area Swim Team
Is Swimming At The Walpole Town Pool and Bellows Falls Rec Center!
Come Join Our Exciting, Fun Team For The Summer.
(Mid-June thru the first week in August)
• Great training for fall athletes.
• Build strength, endurance and cardiovascular training.
• All levels accommodated, from ages 4-19.
• Flexible practice times to fit most work schedules.
• Experienced Coach, who is a NCAA qualifier and Keene State Record Holder.
• Low Family Rates
• Need-based financial aid available.
For more information and to sign up please call Sarah Manning at 1-978-495-1313
This Is Not A School Sponsored Activity.