Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January Issue

Happy New Year!

Welcome back for the 2nd semester!

It's great to be back at school for our 2nd semester.  I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas Holiday season.  It was nice to be away from school for a couple of weeks and "Sharpen the Saw".

Leader in Me Habit of the Month:

Habit 5 – Seek first to understand, then be understood.

  • I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings
  • I try to see things from other viewpoints
  • I listen to others without interrupting
  • I listen with my ears, my eyes and my heart
  • I am confident in voicing my ideas
Take a few minutes a day/week and talk to your kids about the 7 Habits and focus in on Habit 5 this month.

There are parent resources on the "Leader in Me" website @


PTO Meeting Information

February 2, 2015 @ 6:00pm in the cafeteria
 PTO Officers:
President: Christi Allen
Vice President: Kaine Story
Treasurer: Lisa Browning
Secretary: Tammy Baker

Box Top info!

Our Box Top drive has been a huge success so far this year, thanks to your help and support. Our goal for the 2014-2015 school year is $2,500 and as of our 1st and 2nd term drives, our grand total is...drum roll please...$3,416.50!!! Please read more about our Box Top Drive here!


Mid-Year Testing

DIBELS testing is this week for grades K, 1, 2.  Here is a link for the updated Benchmark goals:

DIBELS Benchmark Goals

If you have any questions regarding the Benchmark Goals or your child's DIBELS scores please let me know or contact your child's teacher.

All students in grades K-5 will be going through Benchmark testing in Global Scholar.

Global Scholar is a web-based assessment testing students go through 3 times a year at CES.  Since the Global Scholar testing is web-based so our teachers are able to use the data immediately in planning lessons accordingly for students.

Want to learn more about Global Scholar CLICK HERE


CES Building update:

Last week we had a meeting with our Architects and we are about 90% finished with the drawings for the new building.  Here is the current timeline we are working on:

Jan / Feb - Finalizing our plan in the next 2-3 weeks 
Feb - Sending plan to the State Department for approval
Mar - Bidding out the plan with the Board of Education
April - Accepting the bid from a construction company
May - Start construction

Link to Building Plan

I know the construction start date has been pushed out a couple of times but please be positive and patient.

Links of interest:

Creekside Elementary School

East Limestone High School

Limestone County Schools

2014-15 School Calendar

Welcome Letter for new CES parents - CLICK HERE 

Parent Guide to the "Leader in Me"