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T he middle school students have been  hard at work
rehearsing for their upcoming  p erformance
of  Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

Featured are some very serious 5th grade Rock Lobsters.

Come out and see the CES Middle School perform
next  Friday, April 28th at 6:30pm in the chapel!

April 19, 2017

"A failure is not always a mistake.  It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances.  The real mistake is to stop trying."

-B. F. Skinner

The Cardinal
In This Issue:
  • Admission Open House
  • 3rd & 4th Grade ERB Testing
  • Dates from the Music Department
  • 50th Anniversary Golf Outing
  • Sponsor Spotlight
  • Dates from the Development Office
  • CESummer - Register Today!
  • Easy Ways to Support CES
  • Office Suites Available
  • Student Spotlight
In the Week Ahead:

4/19: Track & Field Meet 3:30pm
4/19: Preschool Parent Meeting
4/20: 5th Grade to Lady Maryland 7:45am-4:30pm
4/20: 3rd & 4th Grade ERB Testing Session
4/20: 3rd Grade ERB Testing Session 1:00-2:00pm
4/20: Enrichment: Comics & Animation 3:30-4:30pm
4/20: Board of Governors Meeting 7:00pm
4/21: MAESA Scholars Fair
4/21: 4th Grade to SERC
4/21: Enrichment: Picasso
4/22: Admissions Open House
4/24: Enrichment: Funky Forces 
4/24: Enrichment: Soccer
4/25: Focus Group Sessions
8:00am & 6:30pm
4/25: Easter Eucharist 10:00am
4/25: Professional Development Meetings 3:30-4:30pm
4/25: Track & Field Meet 3:45pm
4/26: Hot Lunch Ordering Closes
4/26: MS Musical Dress Rehearsal 1:00-3:00pm

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A Message from the  Head of School: 

Dear CES Families,

Next Tuesday, April 25 is the last day when you will have the opportunity to participate in a focus group regarding the plan to sell the Jefferson Building and build a new classroom/administration building on the empty lot next to the church, currently known as Foley Park.  I would love your input so that we move forward into the future together.

There will be two meetings on the 25th. The first one is immediately following drop-off at 8:00am. The second one will be in the evening at 6:30pm.  Both of the meetings will be held in the Murdock Room.

To those who have already attended a focus group, thank you for your time and for sharing your thoughts.  For those of you who have yet to attend, I hope to see you on Tuesday, April 25.

With love and gratitude,

Caroline Chapin, Ed.D.
Head of School

for classes with space available
Saturday, April 22, 9:00-11:00 am 

Our outstanding CES Ambassadors will welcome guests and accompany tours of the Preschool House, Lower School and Middle School.  Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to get the "real story" from our student Ambassadors!  Administrators will also accompany tours to discuss the program and answer questions.

Whether someone wishes to visit for the first time or return for another look, we'll love welcoming our guests to experience CES "in action" and to discover why the school has been called Rockville's educational gem since its founding 50 years ago in 1966!


The ERB's Are This Week for  3rd & 4th Grade!
***April 18th - 20th***

This week the 3rd and 4th grades are taking the ERB's (the CTP Online Test). The Comprehensive Testing Program is a standardized test CES uses in grades 2-8 to collect basic information about student achievement in key areas: listening, reading, vocabulary, writing, and mathematics. The 3rd and 4th grade will be taking a total of 8 subtests over a 3 day period of time (April 18th-20th).

While we approach these tests in a low-key manner, we do ask families to be sure their child is well rested, has had a nutritious breakfast and is relaxed and ready to go on the mornings of the testing.   It is your child's schooling to date that prepares them for this testing so there is no studying that needs to be done.

Please contact Trina Gandal in the Learning Resource Center 301-424-6550 or email her at  if you have any questions.

Dates from the Music Depart ment
musical note

April 28, 6:30pm  - MS Musical:  Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
May 6 -  Middle School Orchestra to King's Dominion
May 17, 6:30pm  - Orchestra Concert
May 19-21 - JMU Spring String Thing  ( )

Register Today!

Recruit your team and register HERE to support our need-based tuition assistance program and win the 'Cardinal Cup Class Challenge'

The Cardinal Cup provides current parent, grandparent, alumni, alumni parent, staff or alumni staff an annual opportunity to compete on behalf of their own or their children's graduating class.  The Cup is a perpetual trophy that will reside at the school.  At least one member of each Cardinal Cup foursome must be a current parent, alumni, alumni parent, grandparent, staff or alumni staff; the foursome designates which class it is competing on behalf of upon registration.
Previous Cardinal Cup class challenge winners include:
2014 - Jason Andrew, Representing the Class of 2021
2015 - Steve Ward, Representing the Classes of 1980 and 2014
2016 - Cliff Veirs & Sandy Thompson, representing the Class of 2001
Look for additional information about sponsorships HERE ,  continuing in the Cardinal 
and on Facebook, and delivered to you at home via student backpacks!  Please feel free to call Bob Treseler at 301-538-2046, or write him at .

Sponsor Spotlight

2017 Presenting Sponsor - Rockville Fuel & Feed

Rockville Fuel & Feed is owned by Steve Ward, a graduate of Christ Episcopal School.  Rockville Fuel & Feed is a leading supplier of ready mix concrete in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.  Don't let our name fool you.  Rockville Fuel & Feed Co., Inc. means concrete.  With 6 plants in 3 locations and over 60 trucks, we can supply concrete to jobs of any size. Our plants and trucks are Maryland SHA and National Ready Mix Concrete Association certified.

50th Anniversary Sponsor - Dryden-Edwards Psychiatric Services

Dryden-Edwards is owned by Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, former Chairwoman of the Board of Governors and an Alumni Parent of Christ Episcopal School.  The practice is one of the oldest operating psychiatric practices in Montgomery County. Over the last 30 years we have provided a wide range of psychiatric services to adults and children in the Washington, D.C. metro area.  We have five physicians available to assess patients quickly and eight clinicians on staff to provide psychotherapy services to children as well as adults.  Saturday and evening hours are also available.

Dates from the Development Office
May 2, 2017 - 50th Anniversary Golf Outing
May 26, 2017 - CES Community Picnic
June 30, 2017 - Last Tax Deductible Giving Day for CES Fiscal Year

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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CES earns up to 15%!

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 ~

Antonia F

Antonia F. ('17) organized a swim for food event for the No Kid Hungry campaign of Share Our Strength.

One in six kids in America doesn't get the food they need every day. This takes a terrible toll on the children's health and development, and perpetuates the cycle of poverty.  No Kid Hungry works to end childhood hunger in the US by providing meals for children in need, and by giving families the tools they need to cook healthy meals and stretch their food budgets.

Antonia  and her teammates swam a total distance of over 15 km to raise awareness for the issue and helped provide approximately 4,000 meals for children facing hunger in the US today.     301-424-6550     fax: 301-424-3516