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4th Grade to  Seneca  Schoolhouse Today!

Dressed in colonial era-style clothes, the 4th Grade students headed out to Poolesville, MD today to the Seneca Schoolhouse where they get to learn about school life in Colonial America.

April 4, 2018

~ Cardinal Character Trait: Patience ~
"Patience is not just about waiting for something...
it's about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting."

- Joyce Meyer

The Cardinal
In This Issue
Used Uniform Sale
One-on-One Friday Fun
Spring Enrichment
Art Energizes STEAM Expo
Save These Dates!
Golf Classic Registration
2018-2019 Calendar Dates
CEC Cleaning Supply Drive
YMM April Newsletter
In the Week Ahead
4/4: 4th Grade to Seneca School House

After School Rehearsal for 7th Grade
4/5: Teacher Treat Lunch

Used Uniform Sale
4/6: Cardinal Casual Dress Day

Grades 5-8 to USA Science & Engineering Festival 8:00am-3:00pm

One-on-One Friday Fun
4/9: Enrichment Classes Begin
4/10: Faculty Division Meetings 3:30-4:30pm
4/11: Easter Eucharist

3rd Grade to the Discovery Theater 8:45am-2:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting 4:30pm

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A Message from the Head of School:

Dear CES Families,

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope you are refreshed and ready for the full-speed-ahead race to the end of the year.  There is a lot to pack in!

This week, we have the honor and privilege of having The Rev. Karen Johnson presiding over our chapel services.  She was the greatly beloved Chaplain at CES for many years. It is such a joy to have her here. Today, she talked to the students about the ways in which the Old Testament pretold the events that are described in the New Testament... namely, the coming of a Messiah who would serve as the "good news" of God's love in the world for generations.  She went on to describe how during Jesus' resurrected time on earth, he had the opportunity to remind his disciples that they had the Old Testament available to them as a tool for helping them understand his crucifixion and resurrection. Then she talked about the many tools we have available to us to help guide us in living in a Godly way.  First, we have Jesus, God incarnate. Next, we have the Old and New Testaments, the teachings. And last, we have the sacraments which bring us into contact with the relational Jesus. She is a wonderful teacher and your children were listening intently to her stories and message.

At CES, we continue our celebration of the Easter season... a reminder that love does indeed conquer all and that the light will shine in the darkness.

With love and gratitude,
Caroline Chapin, Ed.D.

CES Used Uniform Sale
TOMORROW, April 5th
3:00-6:30pm  in the Murdock Room

It's officially Spring and CES has switched over to spring uniforms! This Thursday, April 5, from 3:00pm-6:30pm, the Parents Association will hold a used uniform sale. Please stop by the Murdock Room to stock up! We accept cash or checks only.

If you have uniforms to donate, please make sure they are cleaned in advance. If they are stained or torn, the PA cannot accept them. All donations can be dropped off with Maggie in the front office before Thursday or brought directly to the sale. All sales benefit the CES PA. Thank you!

Bring your 1-year-old
to our monthly playtime! 

Our next One-on-One Friday Fun playtime is This Friday, April 6, 9:00-10:00am in the Preschool House!  We have space available for a few more little ones and a parent or caretaker.  

The casual playtimes are led by CES Preschool 2's teacher, Mrs. Liz Harless and include free play with the classroom toys, a snack, an art project and a music/rhythm circle.  Join the fun!  For details and to register, go to the   CES One-on-One webpage

Spring Enrichment Classes
Click HERE to check out our upcoming classes and to register!
Classes start next week!


Art Energizes STEAM Art Expo

Mrs. Luisa Vargas will be submitting artwork by CES students in PreK-8th Grade to the Art Energizes STEAM art expo.  Click HERE for more info!

New themes and new Specialty Camps!   You can check it all out  RIGHT HERE!

We are also looking for great staff talent so if you know anyone looking for a part-time summer job, please spread the word!

NEW THIS YEAR!  Looking for rising ninth graders who would like to volunteer for a week or more with our Little Cardinals (preschool camp)! Email Marion Entwisle at with any questions.

Save These Development Dates!
May 1, 2018  - Annual Golf Outing at Blue Mash Golf Course
June 30, 2018  - Last Tax Deductible Giving Day for CES Fiscal Year

Save the Date and Register for the

Click HERE 
to register for the 22nd Annual Golf Classic.

2018-2019 CES Major Dates

New Teacher Orientation
Professional Planning Week
First Day of School
Early Dismissal (Extended Day available)

Labor Day Holiday

Columbus Day Holiday
Early Dismissal (Extended Day available); Professional Work Day

Early Dismissal (Extended Day available); Parent Conferences
School Closed for students; Parent Conferences
Veterans' Day Holiday
Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day; Early Dismissal (No Extended Day)
Thanksgiving Holiday (Classes Resume November 26)
24-Jan 1:

Early Dismissal (No Extended Day)
Winter Break

Classes Resume
No School for Students - Professional Work Day
Martin Luther King Holiday

Presidents' Day Holiday

Early Dismissal (Extended Day available)
Spring Break 

Classes Resume
No school for students; Optional Spring Conferences
Easter Holiday

Field Day; Early Dismissal (No Extended Day)
Memorial Day Holiday
Last Day of School; Early Dismissal (No Extended Day)

Professional Work Days

Snow Make-Up Days:  February 18; April 18; April 22 (If needed)

Christ Episcopal Church Outreach
 ~ Cleaning Supplies Needed ~

Beginning March 27th and lasting through April you can help those in need with the 'necessities of life' by participating in Christ Church's Cleaning Supply Drive for the Kaseman Clinic. The Clinic, located just two blocks from our church, provides a range of services to adult patients who are low income or who have no health insurance.

Before you buy any supplies, please look at the following list of acceptable items, which will also be posted on the Outreach Committee bulletin board in the Church dining room.

Acceptable items include:
  • Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
  • Small Trash Bags
  • C-Fold Paper Towels (#2 Box)
  • Rolls of Paper Towels
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Scouring Powder
  • Facial Tissue
  • Toilet Paper
  • Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Windex
  • Bleach
  • Pinesol
  • Dish Washing Liquid
  • Napkins
  • Paper Cups
  • Bottled Water

YMM Art April Newsletter
Happening in April
YMM will be continuing Themed Days! During the themed days listed below, students are encouraged to dress up for their art class!

April 7-8: Wacky Tacky Day
May 12-13: Flower Power Day

Cherry Blossom Fashion Workshop -  Students will learn about the  history of the Cherry Blossom  Festival in the United States, and  then design a wearable canvas  tote bag inspired by Cherry  Blossoms.  This workshop is open to the  public, so bring a friend!  To enroll, please call 703-942-8765  or email Sarah at Limited space

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Ages: 8-16
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Price: $30

Outdoor Sketching Workshop - Students are invited to participate in an outdoor sketching workshop to improve their observational drawing skills while enjoying the beautiful views and relaxing environment of the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Registration fee includes art supplies, YMM sketchbook, snacks, transportation and park entrance fee. This workshop is open to the public, so bring a friend! Limited spots are available. Call 703-942-8765 or email Sarah at to register.

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Ages: 10-16
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Price: $40
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

The New Website is Here!
YMM Art Space DC is proud to  announce that our new and improved  website is officially up and running!  You can find our latest news and  upcoming events as well as the  classes and camps we offer! Check it  out!

Have Your Party with YMM Art!
Birthday Parties - YMM Art Space would love to host your next birthday party! We customize art projects to match the interests of the birthday boy or girl. For more information, please email Sarah at For Kids Party Contract, click here.

Adult Parties - YMM Art Space offers adult art parties featuring a fun and creative art
project! We provide the art supplies! For more information, please email Sarah at For an Adult Party Contract, click here. All participants must be at least 18 years of age.
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There are lots of things happening at YMM.
Check out their full April newsletter HERE!

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