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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!!

Hike For Hunger

By Austin Heck

On October 27th our school will be Hiking For Hunger. Hike For Hunger is when the students of CES  walk to Our Place and donate non perishable food items we have collected at school.Our Place is an organization that is open for people who need shelter, food, other community resources. The whole school will be participating. We are doing this because Bellows Falls Central Elementary School likes to give back to the community. The students of CES will carry the items they donated and the rest will be driven over. Please look for the containers in the hallway and DONATE!! Please and thank you.

Do you know the new art teacher?

By: Raven Stanley
Mr.Palmisano is CES’s new art teacher. He became an art teacher because he wants to help kids improve their art. Mr.P was inspired to be an art teacher from an art teacher he had in school growing up. He wanted to be an art teacher since his sophomore year in high school. Mr.P went to college at Johnson State College. He took classes at Johnson State on how to be a teacher, after that, he got a teacher’s licence. The next time you’re in the school, you should stop and see the new art teacher Mr.Palmisano.


By Liam Taylor

Something exciting happened this week to the third and fourth graders.  It was Bike Week.   You may have asked,  “What was the trailer on the back playground?”  The trailer was  full of bikes!  Mr.Lawry was able to rent the trailer and the bikes were loaned to the school.     We have bike week because it is very  important to stay safe while biking. During bike week we learn how to use hand signals, learn all about wearing bright colors and the ABC quick check.  We even got to go for a bike ride around town!  Cayden Gay, fourth grade says, “I think bike week is good because kids might not have experience with different types of bikes or they might not even have a bike at home.  I think it will help them learn skills so when they old enough to ride on roads, they will know the rules of the road and not be hit by a car.”

Thanks to Mr. Lawry and Mrs.Stuewe.  According to Mr.Lawry, “Bike week would not be possible if it weren’t for Mrs. Stuewe.”

Have You Noticed a New Face in the Library?

By Kiera Bathrick

Have you noticed a new face in the library?  Ms.Hauser is our new librarian.

Ms. Hauser has two kids and loves yoga. She has a house in Guilford and loves the candy Swedish Fish and chocolate. Ms.Hauser likes reading books to kids and became a librarian 6 years ago. She  went to school at UVM but she did most of her work on the computer. Ms.Hauser became a school librarian because she loves books and working with kids.

Also she likes teaching kids tech. Ms.Hauser applied for the library job when Mrs.Spurlock became a new librarian at the Green Mountain High School in Chester. If you see Ms.Hauser in the library make sure you give her a wave or say hi.