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Meeting with Authors and Illustrators!

CES students have had the pleasure of hearing some local illustrators/authors speak.    Just this Friday, November 2, the whole school was treated to a visit from John Steven Gurney, local illustrator of over 125 children’s books and a published author as well.  He shared with us his story of how he became an illustrator and explained some the methods he used to produce his work.  He even demonstrated his talent!  Mr.Gurney was at school representing the CLiF ( Children’s Literacy Foundation) grant.  The Year of the Book grant was awarded to the Rockingham Public Library and Central School benefits from this grant by being the elementary school in town.  The school library received $250 worth of brand new books and two author/illustrator visit.  In the spring, we will have another visit and students will receive a new book to take home! We would like to thank the CLiF group and the Rockingham Library for this wonderful opportunity.  We would also like to thank Mr. Gurney for an outstanding and entertaining talk and his donation of his graphic novel, Fuzzy Baseball to our school library.

The third and fourth grade students were also able to attend the student portion of the Brattleboro Literary Festival, featuring illustrator/author, Jarett Kroszcka at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro.   Similar to Mr.Gurney, Kroszcka spoke about how he became an illustrator/author.  We were able to see some of his early work and his process for creating new characters through illustration and writing.  He also dazzled us with his talent by drawing for us with a light saber!  Central students are most familiar with Krozcka’s  Lunch Lady graphic novel series.


Story Walk to School

On Wednesday October 10, CES students and staff had their first walk to school day.  The morning was cool and the walk was refreshing.  Something new this year was the story walk.  A story walk is when a book is broken apart and posted in sections, while the student’s walk, they follow the story.  The story for this month’s walk was called I Ate My Friend by Heidi McKinnon.  103 students showed up to walk!  We are hoping for an even bigger turnout next time.  Next Walk to School Day will take to place on Wednesday, November 7 and it will also include a story walk.

Delicious and Nutritious Lunch Food!

By Jade Jones

Photo by Carter Tuttle

There is a new lunch program at CES this year.  The program is including more local, homemade food on it’s menu.  If you don’t want hot lunch, this we have a fresh salad bar. Students can make their own custom salad.  It is delicious and nutritious. We also have a new lunch service provider, named Miss Denise. Fourth grader, Erin Milliken say “ The food is delicious! It’s homemade so it’s better than processed food. My favorite is the chicken nuggets.”

“The hot dogs taste just like my mom’s!” says Delaney Stoodley.  In my opinion, the pizza and all the food is delicious. Student’s can sign up for a lunch account.  Lunch costs 2.91 for students and 4.99 for adults.


The Back Playground gets a New Look

By : Delaney Stoodley


The staff at CES added something nice out in the back playground.  Some of the teachers spent their summer painting a four square court, hopscotch, bowling and tic-tac- toe.  They also added a sandbox! The students give a big thank you to everyone who worked hard to make the back playground so much fun! Have a good time out back!

CES celebrates Family Day


On Monday September 24, Parks Place came and celebrated National Family Day by setting up a table outside of CES after school.    There were prizes to be had and pasta to be given away as families signed a contract agreeing to sit down to a meal, share food and discussion.

National Family Day was started in 2001 by the Center of Addiction. It celebrates the everyday things we do as a family, such as playing a game, reading together, going for walks and of course, eating dinner together.  The belief is that the simple activity of spending quality time together as a family strengthens family relationships that can lead to a healthier, more successful lives.  Thanks to Deb from Parks Place for setting this up!

Staff Looking for Refrigerator

After many years of service, the refrigerator in the teacher’s room at CES has finally broke   We are looking for a donation of a full size refrigerator to replace the one we lost.  Please note that in addition to keeping the staff food cold, it is often used to store birthday treats for classes, ice cream and popsicles for students. If you know of a refrigerator needing a home please contact Cindy Rounds in the CES office at 802-463-4346.

Open House

Please come by on August 28 at 1:00 pm to visit your classroom and say hello to CES staff.  The time is near for the first day of school and we would love to see you at the open house to celebrate what an awesome school year we are going to have.  Feel free to stop by the office and wave to Mrs.Rounds, drop in at the library and don’t forget, if you see Mr. Sully say thank you for all his hard work this summer.

Don’t forget the first day of school is Wednesday August 29! For more information you can link to WNESU

Congratulations Fourth grade and Kindergarten!

By WIN Skills Group

On Friday June 15 at 2:00 pm CES will be celebrating the fourth grade in the Farewell to Fourth grade ceremony.  This will take place in the gym. Staff, students, parents, friends and family can come and shake the hand of a outgoing fourth grader and wish them well.



Please come and join us on Monday June 18, 2018 at 9:00 am  for our annual Kindergarten graduation. The kinders will walk through hallway dressed in graduate hats and the school community will celebrate and clap for their awesome accomplishment.  Parents, family, friends and community member are welcome to come and say their well wishes. Following the procession around the school there will be a party in the classrooms.



On Wednesday, June 6th students set a new CES RECORD!!! There were 120 students to walk from the Hetty Green Park to Central.  There was a lot of cheering and happy smiles when we got back to school. The kids in Mrs.Kane’s 4th grademade a banner that we will be hanging up in the hallway because we met the SCHOOL RECORD!!

Congratulations CES!!!

Plymouth Notch


By Tatiana  Charon Jayana Newhall

On June 6, Fourth graders will be taking a field trip to Plymouth Notch State Park. We will be visiting Calvin Coolidge’s Homestead. We will be visiting the cheese factory, general store and the church as well. Fourth graders are going because they have been learning about Vermont’s  history. Calvin Coolidge was a Vermonter who was the 30th President of the United States.

An interesting fact is he was the only President to be sworn into office by his father.