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 (see additional detail below):

9/8

First Day of School - School Hours:
AM Session – 9:00 am - 11:45 am
PM Session – 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

9/9

PTA Volunteer Survey Closes

9/11

Spirit Day! Wear CES gear or green and white!

9/21

Board of Education Meeting

9/26

Family Picture Day #1

9/28

Yom Kippur – NO SCHOOL

9/29

School Picture Day

10/3

Family Picture Day #2

IMPORTANT CES INFORMATION:

VOLUNTEER AT COLEYTOWN  
Last week, an email was sent out with a link to our Parent Volunteer Survey.  If you haven’t yet completed the survey, please click on the link below:

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

There are a number of ways for you to get involved at CES. Use this link to sign up for a number of different volunteer opportunities, such as the Room Representatives, Art Smart positions and other opportunities. Please make sure to complete the survey by the deadline of Wednesday, September 9th.

COLEYTOWN SPIRIT DAY – THIS FRIDAY!  
Please have your children show their school spirit and wear Coleytown Logo Wear and/or our school colors - Green & White!   

CES PTA MEMBERSHIP 
All parents, teachers and staff are welcome to become a member of the CES PTA! A separate email will be sent soon with instructions on how to register for your 2020 - 2021 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!

FAMILY PICTURE DAYS
Support the PTA and get a head start on your holiday photos! We are excited to announce our Family Picture Days for this year:

#1 Saturday, September 26, 8:00am - 6:00pm at Evan Harding Point (rain date- September 27) 
#2 Saturday, October 3, 8:00am- 6:00pm at Winslow Park (rain date- October 4)


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 $40. Visit Matt Grindle's website for a preview of his work. More information to come regarding payment options, but if you are interested and/or have questions, please contact Josh Saitz at coleytownportraits@gmail.com. Please note that Matt will observe all social distancing guidelines and will wear a face mask during the shoot. 

CES LOGOWEAR
Are you looking for a “Coleytown Rocks T-Shirt” or one of the adorable plush “Coley the Colts”?  We will be posting these items for sale on our PTA website soon!  In the meantime, if you are interested in purchasing these items now please reach out to ces_pta@westportps.org.

Face Masks and other CES Gear are still available for purchase online and for pick up at ASF Sports (1560 Post Road East).  Visit the Online Store:   CES Logowear Shop or go to ShopASF.com > Logo Wearhouse > Coleytown Elementary. 

DISMISSAL INFORMATION
Last week, the district sent an email with information about School Dismissal Manager (SDM).  Please make sure to login to view your child’s dismissal information.  The default will be their bus assignment.  Therefore, if you plan to pick up your child from school you must make that change in SDM.  Changes must be made prior to 10:45 am each day.  You can set up a recurring dismissal as well.  Please refer back to the email for more information.    
You also received information regarding Fast Lane, a new product being used to support parent pick up.  Fast Lane will not be available for use the first few days of school.  Instead, staff members will be asking each driver for their name and the name(s) of the child(ren) they are picking up from school. 

BUS INFO
Your child's bus number and times are published in PowerSchool under the Transportation tab.  Additionally, the bus routes are published to the District Web page under Transportation.  Only bus stops and morning pick ups have been put on the website. 

If your child is in the afternoon cohort, add 4 hours to the morning pick up time that has been published on the website.  This will give you an approximate time that you can expect the bus to arrive.  As always, please expect to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after the time listed.  Remember, kindergarten parents must meet their child at the stop or they will be returned to school.  Buses will run the exact same route whether morning cohort or afternoon cohort.  Please remind your child to wear their mask on the bus.

WPS REOPENING SCHOOLS WEBSITE
Detailed plans for the 2020-21 school year, including Hybrid/DL schedules and information on virtual specials, can be found online at the district's WPS 2020-2021 Reopening Our Schools Site: