Website articles are written by Central School Fourth Graders. Previous articles can be accessed from the older post link on the bottom left.

Picking Up Litter

By Cameron Guetti

All first graders and some third graders picked up litter around the school in honor of Green Up Day.  Green Up Day was started by Vermont Governor Deane Davis in 1970. Green Up Day is the first Saturday in May.  Its main goal is to have everyone volunteer time to keep Vermont clean. Both classes filled up two or three bages to the brim.  We at CES really appreciate all their hard work these students!




By Jayana Newhall

Ms. Attig was a student teacher at Central Elementary School in Mrs.Kane’s  4th grade. She is a student from Castleton University in Rutland Vermont, and wants someday be a classroom teacher. Two of her favorite things are poetry and art. We really enjoyed having in her in our classroom.  One cool activity Ms. Attig did with us was making puppets and collaging our scenery for the puppets show. Ms. Attig ended up in Mrs.Kane’s room because Mr.Nemlich thought they would work well together and Ms.Attig would have a good experience with the students in the class.  

Myleigh Illingworth in Mrs. Kane’s fourth grade class said, “When she was teaching it was like she was a real teacher, not one just learning.”  

Tatiana Charon said “She is funny, and she made Science fun!”

We wish Ms. Attig well.  She is graduating this spring and will be looking for a job in the teaching field.  Whatever class gets her as a teacher will be lucky!

Memorial Day

By Myleigh Illingworth

Memorial Day is a federal holiday and is observed on the last Monday in May. It was also called Decoration Day.  On Memorial Day people place flowers on the graves of relatives and flags on the graves of soldiers who died in any war. In Bellows Falls the Middle School Band marches and plays at the Memorial Day ceremony.  So if you have never been you should go down to the Waypoint Center at 10am to listen to the band and speeches.

Remembering Mr. Stanley Rumrill

By Lilyth Joy



Mr. Stanley Rumrill was a World War ll vet and a member of the American Legion here in Bellows Falls, Vermont.  Sadly, he passed away last year. We are writing about him because of his involvement with students in the placing of flags at the Oak Hill Cemetery.  He also joined us for many of our Memorial Day programs at Central School for over 20 years. This year, as 4th grade students place the flags at Oak Hill Cemetery, we will be remembering his kindness and support for us at Central School.

Parent Workshop at CES

by Logan Jackson

On Wednesday,May 9, 2018, at 6:00 PM parents will have a opportunity to view Lynn Lyons’ DVD “Decreasing Anxiety: How To Talk To Your Anxious Child.”   Parents will have time to ask questions and discuss the DVD. Mr.Bill Scarlett, School Counselor, will facilitate the discussion.







CES Animal Projects at Herrick’s Cove

By Cadance James

Have you ever attended the Wildlife Festival at Herrick’s Cove?  The Herrick’s Cove Festival takes place every year on the first Sunday in May.  This year the festival will be on May 6, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4 pm. Herrick’s Cove is located off Route 5, less than three miles north of Bellows Falls.


Be sure to attend this year, because CES fourth graders will be presenting their fabulous animal projects.  Also, museum staff, members and community members will be there to teach people about animals in our area. There will be live animals such as owls, wolves, turtles and snakes.  This gives a chance for people to experience these animals in real life, and even perhaps you will have a chance to hold one of them! There are nature trails to hike, opportunities to watch demonstrations, and to attend workshops at this festival  too. Come join in the fun and see all the hard work the CES fourth grades have been doing!

Sing in Spring!

By Addison Terry

On May 2, 2018, at 6:30 PM, CES will sing and perform at their spring concert!  It will be held in the Bellows Falls Union High School auditorium. Throughout the year in music class Mrs. Daigneault has been preparing CES students, so their melodious voices will fill the auditorium with sweet sound in the concert.

Please remember Mrs. Daigneault and students work hard all year to prepare for the concert, so make sure your child attends!  Students and family members will not be allowed into the auditorium until 6:10 pm. The concert will start at 6:30 pm.


The Fantastic Mr.Fox

By Jasmine Perry-Ives & Xander Montford

On Friday, April 13, Mrs. Stagg’s WIN group put on a skit based on a few chapters from the  book, The Fantastic Mr. Fox  by Roald Dahl.  After many practices the following students: Jasmine Perry-Ives, Tatiana Charon, Cameron Guetti, Myleigh Illingworth, Madysin Howarth, Ben Valentine, Anthony Marquise, Beth Lin, Loralei Hill, Austin Bebey, Jarrick LaFleur-Brough performed two performances in the library for students and staff.  The first performance was at 9:45 am for the Kindergarteners and Second graders. The second performance was at 12:45 pm for First, Third and Fourth graders. Everyone in school seemed to enjoy the performance. There was suspense, laughter and cliffhanger at the end.

Cadance James, a student actress herself, loved the show. “My favorite part was when Bunce hit Bean and Boggis on the head with his hat.”

Addison Terry says, “ I liked it when Bunce ate a donut, Boggis was gnawing on a chicken bone and Bean was chugging cider!”

Jasmine Perry-Ives, as Bunce the actor tells us, “ It was fun to see the audience laugh and I was  embarrassed!” Other performances that stood out were Myleigh as a sly Mr. Fox and Tatianna as his worried wife. The cast was rounded out by the narrators Ben Valentine and Anthony Marquise.   The performers worked hard and left the audience very satisfied- even though it was a cliffhanger!

Walk to School

By: Ashlin Williams

Just a reminder!  Walk to School will be happening on Wednesday May 2, 2018.  All students are welcome and encouraged to meet at Hetty Green Park at 7:25.  A great way to start your day is with a healthy physical activity. Who will win the golden shoe??