Calais Elementary School

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Welcome to Calais Elementary!

Our Vision: calaissignStudents, staff, families and community work together to make Calais Elementary School an outstanding school, known for students' academic, creative, physical, and social achievement. Calais Elementary School works to: Honor learning differences, diversity, and the ability of each student to experience improvement and excellence. Foster a culture of continuous improvement for all students and staff. Support sustainable and balanced practices in staffing, budgeting, and educational practices. Create an environment that attracts and welcomes students, families, community, and staff.  


Newsletter 1/23/15

Volume 14-15  Issue #19

January 23, 2015

Dear Calais Families,

After two packed days of in-service work aligning curriculum and instruction across WCSU schools and reflecting on and adjusting a few of our practices and plans for supporting a diverse population of CES students, it was great to welcome students back on Wednesday. The major highlight of our short week was this morning’s All School Morning Meeting. Led by our kindergarteners, the entire student body spent some time remembering the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and thinking about the history and current state of civil rights in the country.

You’ll notice that the WCSU Bus Stop Conversations newspaper is going home with students twice a month starting today.  Bus Stop used to be included in the World newspaper but the World is no longer distributed to households.  We will send home one issue per family. 

Next week, report cards will be sent home on Friday, January 30th. Please look for the customary envelope in your child’s backpack and be sure to sign and return it. As there were with progress reports, there are some slight changes to the report card format and content. Please check out next week’s newsletter for more information about this SU-wide adjustment.

I would like to thank our PTNO for their continued efforts to raise school spirit and some funds for small projects that would otherwise be overlooked. Please remember to get your orders for Calais Cougar Wear in by next Friday. I am looking forward to seeing all the Cougar pride on display in a month or so!

Finally, I have a quick Fun Fitness Friday update. We have decided to send nearly all staff members, including classroom teachers out with the kids each week. Those of us who usually stay behind are looking forward to sharing these winter wellness experiences with our students and our many wonderful volunteers. This is a community building opportunity that will pay great dividends in our classrooms, hallways, and beyond!

Have a terrific weekend!



For a complete listing of events click on CALENDAR from the home page of the school website

  • Fri 1/30 – Fun Fitness Friday afternoon
  • Fri 1/30 – Report Cards sent home with students
  • Fri 1/30 – Calais Cougar Wear order forms due
  • Fri 2/6 - No School – Inservice day   
  • Wed 2/11 – School Board Meeting, 6:00pm, CES Library
  • Fri 2/13 – Fun Fitness Friday afternoon
  • Mon 2/23 – Tues 3/3 – No School – Winter Break
  • Tues 3/3 – Annual School/Town Meeting, 8:30am, CES Gym