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:

3/2

BOE Meeting  7:30pm Staples Cafeteria

3/13

Bingo Night 6:00-8:00pm

3/17

PTA General Meeting - Save the Date! 

3/17-3/20 CES Spring Scholastic Book Fair: CES Library

3/18-3/20

Parent-Teacher Conferences 

3/18-3/20

Early Dismissal @ 1pm 

KATE MESSNER AUTHOR VISIT
Thursday, April 16, 2020
We are thrilled to welcome beloved children's author, Kate Messner, for this year's final Author Visit on April 16th!  Kate Messner is the author of picture books (Over and Under the Pond, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt); current and timely novels (Breakout, The Seventh Wish); the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series; and, the ever popular Ranger in Time chapter books.  You can order books 2 ways: 1.)Printing out the order form (Click Here) and submitting it to your child's teacher with a check made out to CES PTA.  2.)Order online by visiting http://ces. westportps.org/pta/events-and- fundraising.  All orders are due by Wednesday, March 4.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to order a signed copy of the book personalized for your child.  All proceeds support this wonderful PTA program that brings children's authors to CES twice a year.  


FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
Friday, March 13th, 6:00-6:00 CES Gym
All CES families are invited to our annual B-I-N-G-O Night, full of fun prizes and a cool raffle with things kids love--Lego Sets, Board Games, Beanie Boo's, Gift Cards, CES gear & more! Snacks and waters for sale at the event. Click Here to buy tickets online via paypal or fill out this Bingo Form to reserve your tickets and return to the office in an envelope marked "Bingo" by Wednesday, March 10th. Checks payable to CES PTA.  Only $8 per person, which includes a set of 10 Bingo Cards! Please join us fo this fun CES event! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE Click Here TO SIGN UP.


CES ART SHOW
March 18-20
During March parent/teacher conferences, each student will have a piece of artwork hanging up in the building as a celebration of the work taking place during Art class throughout the year.  When you come in to have your conference, be sure to take a few minutes to find your child’s work on display.  It should be on a bulletin board next to your child’s classroom.


SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
March 17-20 CES Library
Let's get WILD about reading! Enter our tropical wilderness filled with books and rainforest adventures!
Beginning March 17th at the CES Library we will welcome you to our jungle where you can get WILD about books! Come swing from the vines into incredible new books while supporting our school!
CES PTA will earn 25% of all proceeds.  


SIGN UP FOR E-WALLET STARTING MARCH 2ND!
It’s easy to set up and manage!

E-Wallet allows parents to set up an account for each of their students that is linked to a credit card.  You can authorize your student to spend up to a designated amount, but will only be charged for the actual purchases made.  Once you sign up through the link provided, you can print your child’s eWallet card with his or her unique barcode to be used at the Fair.  We will also have a list of student accounts available at the fair in case the eWallet card is forgotten or lost. No more need to send in cash with your student!   
To sign up for E-Wallet click here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/coleytownelementaryschool1 scroll down to find the e-wallet icon and hit Get Started! 


BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The Book Fair invites parents to volunteer. Join the adventure by helping with set up or assisting kids with wish lists and finding books! Click Here to sign up for shifts: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AAAA828A3FA7-spring2

Questions? Contact Laura Leppert 


SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS
Teen Movie Night - JOIN US FOR TEEN MOVIE NIGHT AT TOQUET HALL
 ON  FRIDAY, MARCH 13th FROM 7pm TO 9:30pm . The movie will be Spider-man –Far From Home. Bring a school friend or school buddy and enjoy some free pizza, drinks or buy a snack at the snack bar while watching this fun movie!!! This is a drop off event for children receiving special education in Westport (Grades 6-12 only).  RSVP Sharuna Mahesh or Merrily Bodell 

Special Ed Parents Sip 'n Chat 
Join us to chat, exchange ideas & ask questions with other special ed parents. We meet in Room 210 at the Westport Library!  No need to RSVP.  Future meeting dates are: March 18th (9:30am), April 15th (9:30am), and June 10th (9:30am).     

SAVE THE DATE: April 1st 9am to 11:30am
8th Annual Spring Coffee Featuring an Opportunity Fair and Special Presentation by Dr. Nicholas Gelbar, PhD. BCBA-D NCSP, on Using the Life Course Framework for Children of Any Age; Preparing for Life after High School
Open to all families and caregivers with children with special needs, ages pre-K to adulthood. Join us as we explore how to guide our children through the various stages of life and learn about the wealth of opportunities available to our children in Westport.
RSVP: westportspedpta@gmail.com


BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING 
Monday, March 2nd at 7:30pm- Staples Cafeteria
Click Here for the meeting agenda.  We encourage you to stay connected and informed by attending the BoE meetings. You can also watch the meetings on television (Optimum channel 78) or live-stream via computer on the district’s website (www.westportps.org). 
As always, you can send your questions, comments and concerns to us at ces_pta@westportps.org and at the district/town level:
o    Board of Education: BOE@westportps.org
o    Interim Superintendent David Abbey: dabbey@westportps.org
o    Assistant Superintendent Anthony Buono: abuono@westportps.org
o    Board of Selectman: selectman@westportct.gov
o    Board of Finance:   town-bof@westportct.gov
o    Representative Town Meeting (RTM): rtmmailinglist@westportct.gov


**WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND TOWN**

TEAM WESTPORT
Please join us for a conversation facilitated by members of TEAM Westport to discuss thoughts and ideas regarding practices of diversity, equity and inclusion in the Westport schools.  7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 room 216, Westport Library


STAPLES PLAYERS PRESENTS SEUSSICAL
A magical, fantastical, fun-for-the-whole-family musical! Join us on a whimsical, heartwarming journey from the Jungle of Cool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Performances are March 13, 14, 20, and 21, at 7:30 pm, and March 14, 15, and 21, at 3 pm. Buy your tickets online at staplesplayers.com—or at the door 30 minutes prior to performances, as available.