Our Mission is to prepare all students to reach their full potential as life-long learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community.

PTA News and Announcements

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

8/26

Newcomers Welcome Reception: Families new to Westport, 10:00am-11:00am in CES Library (This is only for families new to Westport. It is not for incoming Kindergarten students, unless your family has just moved to town.)

8/26

Kindergarten Bus Safety Experience: 10:30am-11:00am

8/26

Meet the Teacher: Grades K-2 11:00am-11:30am; Grades 3-5 11:30am-12pm

8/27

First Day of School: School Hours: 8:30am - 3:15pm

8/30

Kindergarten Lunch Volunteer Training: 9:00-9:30am in CES Cafeteria

8/30

School SPIRIT Day

9/5

I SCREAM for School Party: 4:00pm - 5:30pm at CES(K-2) Playground

9/5

Room Representative Orientation: 11am-noon CES Library

9/11

School Picture Day

9/12

Back to School Night for K-2: 7:00pm-8:15pm

9/17

Newcomers Welcome Coffee: 9:30am

9/18

Sip 'n Chat for Special Ed Parents: 9:30 Westport Library Rm 210

9/19

Back to School Night for 3-5: 7:00pm – 8:15pm

9/21

Family Photo Day #1: 8:00am - 6:00pm

9/28

Family Photo Day #2: 8:00am - 6:00pm

10/3

Kindergarten Coffee: 9:30am

CES PTA MEMBERSHIP
All parents, teachers and staff are welcome to become a member of the CES PTA! A separate email will be sent with instructions on how to register for your 2019-2020 CES PTA membership and the Online Directory, which lists all of the CES families and their contact information. Thank you in advance for joining and supporting the PTA. We look forward to another great year!


VOLUNTEER at COLEYTOWN
There are a number of ways to get involved at CES. Look for a separate email coming on or around August 23rd with a link to our Online Volunteer Signup. Use this link to sign up for school events, fundraisers and activities, as well as the popular Room Representative, Art Smart, and Library Volunteer positions, which are sought after in-school volunteer opportunities. If interested, please make sure to complete the survey by the deadline of Thursday, August 29th.


VOLUNTEERS FOR KINDERGARTEN LUNCH
Calling all Kindergarten parents! If you are interested in volunteering in the cafeteria, please attend a short, mandatory training meeting on Friday, August 30 at 9:00 in the CES Cafeteria, and sign up here for lunch shifts. For questions, please contact Sivan Hong.


DISMISSAL PROCESS & LUNCH PAYMENT PROGRAM
DISMISSAL MANAGER, which is used for the afternoon dismissal process & MY SCHOOL BUCKS, which is the online account for the school lunch program, as well as monthly lunch menus, can all be accessed by clicking on the "Parents" tab on the CES website.


BUS INFO
Students are assigned to a bus at the start of the school year. Bus assignments will be emailed out by the district around August 22nd and the bus routes will be published on the District’s website under the Parents tab, in Transportation & Safety.


SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Still need to get school supplies? You can find the list in the CES office, under the parents tab of the CES website, or click here.


NEWCOMERS WELCOME RECEPTION
Monday, August 26, 10:00-11:00 am
Families new to Westport are invited to the CES Library prior to Meet the Teacher. "Newcomers" are those families with at least one child transferring to CES from another elementary school. Come and receive a special tour of the school from our 5th Grade students and find out all you need to know about Coleytown and the upcoming school year from the PTA and school administrators. Questions? Please contact Maureen Asiel. Save the Date for a Newcomers Coffee on Tuesday, September 17 at the home of Caroline Elizondo.


I SCREAM FOR SCHOOL PARTY
Thursday, September 5, 4:00pm - 5:30pm at the CES K-2 Playground, Rain Date: 9/11
The CES PTA invites students, their families and teachers to an afternoon of fun at our second annual "I Scream for School" Party! Come catch up with friends, dance to the beats of a dj, and celebrate the beginning of a new school year. An ice cream truck will be available to purchase a sweet treat. Questions? Please contact Jacque Haberstroh or Jen Dolnier


COLEYTOWN SPIRIT DAY!
Friday, August 30
Please have your children show their School Spirit and wear Coleytown Logo Wear and/or our school colors - green & white.


SIP 'N CHAT

September 18th at 9:30am at the Westport Library Room 210
Join us to chat, exchange ideas & ask questions with other special ed parents. We meet in Room 210 at the Westport Library - new location this year! No need to RSVP. Future meeting dates are: October 16th, November 20th, and December 18th. Contact David Herling or Becky Martin


FAMILY PHOTO DAYS
#1 September 21, 8:00am - 6:00pm at Winslow Park (rain date- September 22)

#2 September 28, 8:00am- 6:00pm at Evan Harding Point (rain date- September 29)

Support the PTA and get a head start on your holiday photos! A $70 sitting fee will get you a photo session with Matt Grindle and the opportunity to purchase the digital package of your choice. Packages start as low as 1 digital photo for $25. Visit Matt Grindle's website for a preview of his work. More information to come, but if you have questions, contact Josh Saitz


KINDERGARTEN COFFEE
October 3 at 9:00am at the Home of Jess Casper, 6b Pheasant Lane
Join PTA members, CES administration, and other Kindergarten parents for coffee and conversation! Questions? Contact ces_pta@westportps.org.


BACK to SCHOOL NIGHTS
September 12 at 7:00 pm for grades K, 1, & 2
September 19 at 7:00 pm for grades 3, 4, & 5
This is an opportunity for parents to hear from their child’s teacher and special area teachers about the curriculum and the school day. Students do not come to school on these evenings, so we suggest that you make child care arrangements in advance. At Back to School Night, parents can sign up to volunteer for parties, parent/teacher conference, and other events. This year’s conference dates are November 20-22 and March 18-20.

The CES PTA looks forward to welcoming everyone back to Coleytown and enjoying another great year!