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~ Literary Arts Festival Author Visit ~

Thank you Shannon Jones!

The Lower School had a wonderful visit with Author (and CES Parent) Shannon Jones on Monday when she shared her beautiful book, That's Just Me!

This book has such an important message for children: celebrate the unique qualities of all cultures.   We are so thankful that we had the opportunity to hear it!

If you'd still like to order a copy of the book, please return  order forms by this Friday.

May 17, 2017

"'I must do something' always solves more problems than 'Something must be done.'"
- Anonymous

The Cardinal
In This Issue:
  • Orchestra Concert TONIGHT!
  • Dates from the Music Department
  • LS Literary Arts Festival
  • Thank You for Attending the Preschool Spring Sing/Art Show & Garden Party
  • Place Next Year's School Supply Orders TODAY!
  • Field Day Details
  • Please Volunteer for Field Day!
  • CES Community Picnic Details
  • Dates from the Development Office
  • 8th Grade Fundraiser
  • CESummer - Register Today!
  • Easy Ways to Support CES
  • Office Suites Available
  • Student Spotlight
In the Week Ahead:

5/17: Orchestra Concert 6:30pm
5/18: Literary Arts Festival Opens! 10:30am-dismissal
5/18: Literary Arts Festival Showcase 1:30-2:30pm
5/18: Enrichment: Comics & Animation 3:30-4:30pm
5/18: Board of Governors Meeting 7:00pm
Middle School Final Exams 8:30-10:10am
5/19: 2nd Grade to Green Meadows Petting Farm 9:30am-2:30pm
5/19: Admissions Open House
5/19: Enrichment: Picasso
5/22: Enrichment: Funky Forces 
5/22: Enrichment: Soccer
5/23: Middle School Final Exams
5/23: Student Ambassadors Party 3:15-4:00pm
5/23: Professional Development Meetings 3:30-4:30pm
5/24: PA Meeting 8:00am

Click  for calendar details

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A Message from the  Head of School: 

Dear CES Families,

Conversations continue about the future of Christ Episcopal Church and School.  It is very exciting, and there is a lot of positive energy in dreaming about a new vision for the look and feel of our campus.  If you have not had a chance to look at the documents we are creating, or hear about the thinking that supports the proposed actions, please go to the web site where you will find a lot of the information.  Scroll to the bottom of the home page where you will see a button that says, "CES Capital Campaign."  Click on that button.  You will then find yourself on a newly created landing page that is hosting two documents:   Readiness Assessment Final Report and Christ Episcopal Church and School Future Plan .

The Report is a compilation of data that was collected during the six weeks of focus group meetings.  The Plan is a copy of the slideshow that was used during the focus group meetings and delineates the rationale for the proposal. Please take some time to review these two important documents, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me or one of the current members of our Board of Governors.  There is still plenty of time for conversation and input.  Nothing has happened, yet!

In other news, as I know you are well aware, the end to the school year is rapidly approaching!
  • Tonight is the final orchestra concert. It is held in the Murdock Room.
  • Middle school exams have started and will continue for the next two weeks.
  • Ryan H. (CES '22) will serve as Head of School for the Day on Monday, May 22.
  • Field Day and Community Picnic are on May 26.  See the school calendar for more details.
  • And, of course, field trips, award ceremonies and graduation ceremonies are coming up, too!
It is an exciting and busy time of the year.  Continue to keep careful watch over class and school-wide emails so that you do not miss important details.  There is a lot to celebrate.

With love and appreciation,

Caroline Chapin, Ed.D.
Head of School

Please join us tonight for the
CES Orchestra Concert


in the Murdock Room

with a reception to follow
in the Dining Room


Dates from the Music Depart ment

TONIGHT! May 17, 6:30pm  - Orchestra Concert
May 19-21 - JMU Spring String Thing  ( )
musical note

Lower School Literary Arts Festival

TOMORROW, May 18th from 10:30am - Dismissal
 in the Murdock Room

Come see your child's portfolio of writing samples from throughout the year on display.

*Literary Arts Showcase*
The Showcase presentations will take place from 1:30-2:30pm in the cafeteria.
Kindergarten - 4th grade will put on special performances for all to see!


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PS Spring Sing 2017

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our annual Preschool Spring Sing/Art Show and Garden Party last Friday! We had such a fantastic time showing you all the songs we learned and art we made.

Avoid the late summer rush
and place your 2017-2018 school supply orders NOW!

You can pre-order 2017-2018 school supplies now and have them waiting for your child in the classroom on the first day of school!  The online pre-order sale, offered by the CES Parents Association, has begun and closes Friday, June 2!
T o order, go to, enter CES school account 
#23676 and select the school supply kit for your child's class next year.

Note:  Rising 7th and 8th graders who do not have a graphing calculator should add it to their orders.

Items listed after the school supply kits and calculator are OPTIONAL.
School supply lists will be provided in the students' summer work packets for families who wish to shop themselves for school supplies.

Our Parents Association receives 10% of the total value of our online school supply order.  The PA uses all funds received to enhance school programs and provide family events.

Field Day Details
Field Day is Next Friday, May 26th
Woodley  Gardens  Park
900 Nelson Street
Rockville, MD 20850
(across the street from Carmen's and Hard Times)

All students need to be dropped off at Woodley Gardens Park between 8:40 and 9:00am! ( Please no sooner as their homeroom teachers will not be there to assist!!)

After dropping off your child at Woodley Gardens Park, make sure to stop by Carmen's across the street, mention "CES Field Day" and get your $1.25 coffee to start your day!

We will have a welcome and blessing from Dr. Chapin, and then some quick warm-ups to get our hearts pumping.  Station Events will start at 9:15 a.m. and take place on the Upper Field.  A period of 15-20 minutes will be allotted for snacks/rest after Station Events. This is a great time to get a snack from Carmen's, who will have their cart set up in the shade.
Our 2nd session will begin at approximately 11:05 a.m. and consist of Individual Events and Relays run on the Lower Field.

Items you may want to send with your child  on Field Day:
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Water, water, water
  • Money for Carmen's (lunch will be provided by CES)
  • Blanket(s) to sit on
Our Field Day should conclude between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. but don't forget to stick around for the CES Community Picnic in honor of our 50th anniversary!

AFTER FIELD DAY - Pick-Up Designation
You MUST sign out your son/daughter from their homeroom teacher by 12:30pm   whether you are going to the picnic  or leaving Woodley Gardens Park!  PLEASE CLICK HERE  to  designate someone to pick up your child. It can be you, a family member, another CES parent or family friend.

Please be aware that school supervision of children ends at 12:30pm There is no Extended Day on May 26th.

CES will provide lunch for the CES community and we hope that you will be able to stay. The children can play on the playgrounds and fields, while parents enjoy each others' company.  It will be a great way to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. Please RSVP through this link to ensure there is enough food for everyone. Please see below in the Cardinal for more details.

Should rain or the threat of rain occur on Field Day
an announcement will be made to the community
by 6:00am via e-mail.

IF FIELD DAY IS CANCELLED,  all students should be dropped off at CES where a  REGULAR NOON DISMISSAL  schedule will take place.

S tudents may wear their Field Day t-shirts to school!!
Field Day will not be rescheduled if cancelled!

We are always in need of parent volunteers for Field Day... this day cannot happen without your assistance.  If you're loo king to enjoy some sun (fingers crossed!) and hear kids laughing then this is the volunteer job for you!!

Please email Bryan Maust ( and he will forward more details as the big day gets closer.

Pictured: Current 8th Graders Max M., Matthew M., & Maxwell G. back in 1st grade on Field Day!

CES Community
50th Anniversary Picnic

After the Field Day activities on Friday, May 26th, please be sure to stay around  and
join us  for the CES Community Picnic at Woodley Gardens Park!

12:30 PM

900 Nelson Street
Rockville, MD 20850
(across the street from Carmen's)

In honor of our 50th anniversary,  CES will provide lunch for everyone from Carmen's.
Hot dog
Choice of soda or water
To ensure that there is enough food for everyone, please click HERE to RSVP.
Thank you!

Dates from the Development Office
May 26, 2017 - Field Day and CES Community Picnic catered by Carmen's
June 30, 2017 - Last Tax Deductible Giving Day for CES Fiscal Year

8th Grade Fundraiser for Class Gift to CES

Each year, the 8th Graders conduct a fund raiser to raise money for their class gift to CES. This year, the 8th Grade Class will be selling pizza slices at lunch on two days after the hot lunch program has ended:

Friday, June 2nd
Tuesday, June 6th

It will be Papa Johns pizza, $2.00 per slice. Want to take advantage of not having to pack a lunch? Then please plan to send money in with your student so they can grab a slice or two to support the 8th graders!

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.

Three FREE Ways to $upport CES

School ID: 00699

Use the link above to register your Giant Bonus Card.  Click here for more instructions

School Code: 8575

Use the link above to register your VIC card, or give the cashier our school code at checkout.
Click here for more instructions

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Thank you for supporting CES!

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

~ S t u d e n t   S p o t l i g h t ~

Christian B. ('25) earned a Sportsmanship medal in flag football last week 
for the value of  Courtesy. 

Way to show CES Cardinal Character, Christian!     301-424-6550     fax: 301-424-3516