Central Elementary Principal's Message page

Principal's Message

Welcome to Central Elementary School


We believe that all students learn in a multitude of ways and through a variety of experiences.  Our teachers and support staff are critical partners in this education.  We also rely upon support from local Community Members in many different ways.  We are always seeking new sponsors, volunteers, and mentors to assist our school.  We welcome new ideas and feedback on what is going well and areas for improvement.  


As we deepen our Balanced Literacy instruction, we will help your student LOVE reading.  There is no greater joy than watching a person become engaged and engrossed in a great story.  We want them to share this love of reading with you.  Stay tuned for more information and ideas that you can do at home to support literacy development.

https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/intro/

Additionally, Numeracy is equally important.  We will develop your students’ love of mathematics and help them to think more critically.  We will offer workshops and ideas on how to grow this support for numeracy and literacy.


As always, we will integrate Science, Social Studies, and Specials such as Art, Library, Music, and Physical Education (PE) into each week.  In addition to the academic foci for our students, we also monitor the Social/Emotional/Health of our students.  We will be implementing Second Step lessons to assist students with understanding how to be safe and responsible students at school.  Be sure to check out this explanation of this program.  

https://www.secondstep.org/what-is-second-step


Finally, we will be working with your students on physical health and safety in COVID-19 times and beyond.  We will be sharing routines and structures that support a safe learning environment for all of our CES Community.  Stay tuned for updates on how to support students and families at CES.  Here is a link from the CDC on checklists for families for returning to school.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/parent-checklist.html


https://www.healthvermont.gov/media/translation/covid-19-translations


We will continue to update you throughout the year and ask that you continually update Cindy Rounds, Administrative Assistant in the CES Office, of any contact information changes.   We will also update you via Facebook and Robocalls throughout the year.  


We look forward to hearing from you regarding your questions, concerns, and ideas for making CES the best school it can be.  


Regards,



Kerry S. Kennedy, CES Principal

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