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Pickering Mystery?!

By Adam Augustinowicz

Have you noticed where Mrs. Pickering went?  Did she disappear?  I don’t think so.  She started teaching kindergarten in CES in 1988.  This year Mrs. Pickering replaced Mrs. Durand as the Reading Specialist.   She says that, “The hardest transition is not teaching kindergartners and not being part of their school life.”

Mrs.Pickering wanted this job because she said it would be a good challenge.  Her most common work spot is the Reading Room.  She compares this job to her kindergarten job by saying she still gets to help students and teachers.  Hopefully you love Mrs.Pickering as much as we do after reading this.

This is Nim’s Island Theme Day Report!!

By Alex Cote

Something exciting is happening on Tuesday, November 21 2017!  It is Nim’s Island Theme day! You may be wondering, what is Nim’s Island theme day? You will find out! All the staff have planned this amazing thing at the Bellows Falls CES school. They like to watch all the kids have a fun day of creating and learning. We are also going to have a movie at the end of the day. The day is what we call our STEAM day. STEAM Stands for science, technology, electronics, art and math. A lot of teachers work very hard to plan all the activities for the children and teachers to have fun all day! Stay tuned for pictures!

Hike For Hunger Part 2!

By Cayden Gay pictures by Liam Taylor and Kiera Bathrick


Our Hike for Hunger outing was a success!  We all carried a nonperishable food item  and we brought them to Our Place  a community organization.  Kiera Bathrick and Liam Taylor took a lot of great pictures on the side. We all gave at least  two cans each. Our donations were greatly appreciated, THANK YOU EVERYONE!


Third Grade Dictionaries

By Raven Stanley

The organization who gave the third graders their dictionaries were the members of the Gassetts Grange of Chester. The third grade received the dictionaries on Wednesday October eleventh. Gassetts Grange has been giving dictionaries to the third grade at CES  because it is their way of trying to help others in the community.

Two of the third graders said their favorite thing to do is look up the fifty states in their books.  The Gassetts Grange has been giving dictionaries for over ten year’s.

Thank You PTO!

The staff at CES would like to thank the PTO for our monthly treat!  It was yummy and a feast for the eyes!  If you are interested in joining the CES Parent Teacher Organization, the next meeting is on November 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  To contact the PTO email them at    

Are you Ready to Be Scared?

By Kiera Bathrick

On October 31, there is going to be a Halloween party and parade at CES. Any age can go to the parade and the parents or siblings that aren’t in this school can watch the parade from  the sidewalk. The parade is going to be at 1:30. For the parade we are going to walk around town. The Route we are taking is: George Street to Pine Street, Atkinson Street to Oak Street, then Church Place and then back to school.  We are doing the parade and party to celebrate Halloween. CES students are going to dress up and walk around the town. Make sure you bring your camera and take pictures of your children!


Who Made This Mess ?

by Liam Taylor

Parents of kindergarteners may ask, who is Kinderoo? Kinderoo is a famous kangaroo puppet at CES .  What does Kinderoo do for my child? Kinderoo introduces letters to kindergarteners.  Mrs. Pickering created her 20 years ago.  Kinderoo’s  favorite thing to leave on the floor are jelly beans, for the letter “J.”  Sully, our custodian does not like Kinderoo because she leaves messes on the floor. She comes from “The Success for All”  reading program. She arrived to CES by hopping.  Now you will know who you child is talking about when they speak about Kinderoo.

The New Teacher: Mrs.McCants!

By Cayden Gay

Have you seen our new kindergarten teacher Mrs.McCants? Here’s a little about her! Mrs.McCants worked 6 years in the Air Force as a plane mechanic. She said she didn’t like being an Air Force Mechanic.  When she was done being an Air force mechanic she had many other jobs like construction person and a retail person. Mrs.McCants is a teacher because she likes kids and likes to see them grow up.  She also enjoys  how much they have learned when they’re older. She says CES is great. Mrs.McCants grew up in Bellows Falls and went to Bellows Falls High School, Middle School and Central School. Miss McCants has been a teacher for five years! If you see Mrs.McCants don’t be scared to say “hi”!!



By Austin Heck and Liam Taylor


On October 6, 2017, there was a STEAM Day,  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering,  Art and Math.  We created towers out of newspaper and we played human marble madness. human marble madness  uses cardboard to make a track. Then a  student would drop a marble and try to get it in a cup while everyone is holding onto a piece of the track.  We also did an  egg drop at the end of the day.  Egg drop is where you put protection around an egg with limited resources. Then when  everyone had finished there protected egg project, Mr.Scarlet, Ms.Hauser, Mrs.Stuewe and Mr.Lawry were on the roof dropping them to see if they survived. Only two eggs  survived. Jayana, Madison and Autumn’s egg was the only student egg to survive and the only teacher egg to survive was the Bisbee Bomber.


By Cayden Gay  

This past month was our first Walk to School Day. Walk to School Day is to teach kids to stay fit and healthy. There were a lot of kids at Hetty Green Park where we met in the morning. There was a big turnout! Who won the First Golden Shoe award of the year?! The class with most percentage of walkers participating would receive the prize.  There were 7 walkers in Mrs.Rawlings class,  8 walkers in Mrs.McCants, Mrs.O’s and Mrs.Bisbee’s class.  Mrs. I’s class and Mrs.Kamel’s class both had 6 walkers ,11 walkers in Mrs.Hearne’s class,  9 walkers in Mrs.Verespy’s class, 4 walkers in  Mrs.Green’s class, and 12 walkers in  Mrs.Kane’s class. The lucky class that won the Golden Shoe Award was Mrs.Kane’s class.  Great job everyone, this was a great Walk to School Day!!