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Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates!

Class of 2017

This fine group of nine, teamwork defines. 
Together we learn, laugh and strive to shine.
We're different, each a unique design.
Our strengths and talents intertwine.
United CES we define.
Excellence is our guideline.

Class of 2017

June 7, 2017

"Challenges are what make life interesting
and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

-Joshua J. Marine

The Cardinal
In This Issue:
  • Summer Work Packets
  • Squeals on Wheels Visited Preschool
  • 2017-2018 Extended Day Contract Now Available
  • CESummer - Register Today!
  • Preschool's Field Day
  • Annual Fund
  • Easy Ways to Support CES
  • Office Suites Available
In the Week Ahead:

6/8: Last day of Preschool (2's, 3's, and PreK)
6/8: 6th & 7th Grade to Hershey Park 7:30am-6:00pm
6/8: 2nd Grade to National Harbor 8:00am-2:00pm
6/8: 1st Grade to the National Zoo 9:00am-3:00pm
6/9: Last Day for Grades K-8th
Noon Dismissal
6/9: 8th Grade Graduation 10:00am

Have a wonderful summer CES!

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8th Grade Graduation
Friday, 10:00am

All students should wear their formal uniforms  (short sleeve tops are okay).

Class of 2017

 Message from the  Head of School: 

Dear CES Families,

We did it!!  This is the last week of school.  Tomorrow is the last day for our preschool children, and Friday is the last day for kindergarten through 8th grade students. Friday morning is the baccalaureate and graduation service for the 8th grade students.  It is a full Eucharist and a spectacularly beautiful way to end the year.  All of you are invited, and we would love to have you as part of the service.  It begins at 10:00am in the church.
Today was the special awards' ceremony for the 8th grade students.  During this ceremony, each student is introduced by me and then presents his or her essay, "What CES Means To Me."  Often very moving, these essays reflect each child and how CES has shaped him/her.  Today I was particularly impressed by all that the students revealed about themselves and the many ways that CES has left its imprint on them.  Without exception, each student talked about how the teachers had challenged them, but they also mentioned how they believe that CES helped them to be kinder, better people.  
In preparation for writing these essays, and anticipating what they hoped they would be able to accomplish in high school, one student said something that I found remarkable.  He said, "I hope to keep pushing myself to be the best me."  I thought, where does such a thought come from?  First of all, he had to have had a vision of who his best is, and he had to have had an awareness that not only does he want to strive to fulfill that vision but that he has already been "pushing" or "striving" towards that vision.  
How is such a vision created?  Based on what I know of his family and the faculty at CES, I believe that his vision comes from the messages he is receiving from all of us.  Certainly, his parents are the primal force, but then he comes to school, and what does he hear?  He hears,
"You can do it."
"I believe in you."
"You are capable."
"You can find a way."
"You are a child of God."
"You matter."
"You can be a person of integrity and honor."
"You can develop a heart for others."
"You can be a leader."
He also hears, "We care about you, and we will help you."
If every child who leaves CES has a vision of who he/she is as his/her best and not only wants to realize the vision but feels compelled to realize it, what a remarkable job we will have done.  I send special gratitude today to all of the faculty members, staff and administrators who work tirelessly everyday to insure that each student's day is meaningful and full of opportunities for feeling competent and strong.  I also want to express my appreciation to all of the parents and extended family members of our students for your commitment to CES, for helping us to be the best school we can be and to stay true our mission, "to nurture students to become kind, confident, well-rounded individuals prepared to contribute to their community and thrive personally, spiritually and academically."
Happy summer CES Cardinals!
With love and gratitude,

Caroline Chapin, Ed. D.
Head of School

Summer Work Packets

Summer work packets will be distributed on Friday to returning students contracted for the 2017-2018 school year who have no outstanding financial obligations for the 2016-2017 school year.
Be sure your child pulls the packet from his/her school bag when arriving home.

If your child will not be here Friday, the packets will be available for pick-up in the school office during the week of June 19.

Squeals on Wheels Visited Preschool!

Miss Kate from the animal venue "Squeals on Wheels" visited the Preschool on Monday. Their program "Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Jr." was perfect for our age groups. We enjoyed rabbits, a tortoise, guinea pigs, chicken and a pig! The PreK class could even name some of the animals in Spanish. We woke the animals up by singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and everyone got to gently pet them. What a fun event!


2017-2018 Extended Day Contract

The 2017-2018 Extended Day contract is now available.  Please click HERE to view the contract and pricing. Please turn in contracts and payment (check made payable to "CES") to the front office.  Thank you!

Age-based camps,  flexible enrollment options,
early childhood professionals on staff.

Fun activities for your children including:
science projects, arts & crafts, sports, baking, animation,
and more!

For more information and to register, please visit the official CESummer website.

Preschool had an awesome Field Day!

The students not only had a great time participating in the events but loved cheering on their friends.

2016 - 2017 Annual Fund
"Going for Greatness"

Thanks to the faithful and generous support from our Board of Governors and parents that have already given, exceptional financial results from the 'Fifty and Fabulous' Gala and 21st Annual Golf Classic, and increased support from our Foundation supporters, we approach the 'home stretch' of the school year with the opportunity to reach $300,000 raised this year, which would be a historic high.  We need every parent to help.  
Our fundraising goal from the parent community is $175,000.  Reaching $175,000 is one goal; another goal is 100% current parent participation. To date, 43% of our parents have participated in the 2016-2017 Annual Fund campaign.  Last year's participation was 70%.  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  If you have already given, please encourage your fellow parents to support this fund which bridges the gap between tuition raised and the actual cost of a CES education.  If you have not yet donated, please participate today. You may drop off a check with Maggie Schneider at the front office, or donate via this link today. 

To see how else you can give, please visit
Thank you in advance for your support.

Memorize This Date!
June 30, 2017  - Last Tax Deductible Giving Day for CES Fiscal Year

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School Code: 8575

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Jefferson Building Office Space Available
Growing out of your home?
Looking for affordable professional small office space?
Tired of complicated leases and long term contracts?
Need a professional environment with 24/7 access?

We have two, three and four room suites available to rent in the Jefferson Building.  Affordable and close to your children's school!  Please call Donna Flint, Director of Finance for lease information.  301-424-6550 ext. 104

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Have a great summer, CES!     301-424-6550     fax: 301-424-3516