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5th Grade Sun Tracking Study

The 5th graders are studying the movement of the sun. To get an idea of just how much the sun moves across the sky, they created a tracking diagram. Yesterday, they stepped outside each hour and, using compasses to align their trackers with true north, marked where the sun was at that time. After a cloudy start to the day, the sun came out they were able to collect plenty of shadow data.


February 6, 2019

~ Cardinal Character Trait: Self Control ~
"Silence is not always a sign of weakness; it's also a sign of self-control."

- Anonymous

The Cardinal
In This Issue
Admissions Announcements
One-on-One Thursday Fun
Last Chance for Hot Lunch!
Spring Break Camp 2019
MS Basketball Schedule
Free Ways to Support CES
Middle School Ski Trip
Happening at CEC
In the Week Ahead
2/6: Rising 5th Grade Parents Meeting 7:30am

Enrichment: Hands on Science 3:30-4:30pm

Enrichment: Games Galore! 3:30-4:30pm

Basketball (gr. 7/8) @ Woods Academy
  3:15pm - Girls
  4:15pm - Boys
2/7: 100th Day of School

8th Grade Field Trip to Ford's Theater

Enrichment: Spring Paddy Art 3:30-4:30pm
2/8: New Student Applications Due Today

Early Dismissal
  11:30am - Preschool
  12:00pm - K - 8th

CES Auction & Gala
2/11: Enrichment: Ice Skating 3:30-4:30pm

Enrichment: Robotics
2/12: Boys (gr. 7/8) Basketball @ St. John's  3:00pm

Enrichment: Comics & Animation 3:30-4:30pm

Enrichment: Karate

Enrichment: Music & Movement 3:30-4:30pm

Faculty Division Meetings 3:30-4:30pm

Girls (gr. 5/6) Basketball @ Norwood 4:00pm
2/13: Enrichment: Games Galore! 3:30-4:30pm

Enrichment: Hands on Science 3:30-4:30pm

Basketball (gr. 5/6) Basketball @ Hebrew Academy  5:00pm

Click for calendar details

2018-2019 CES

Click  HERE to view or download the Handbook.

A Message from the Head of School:

Dear CES Families,

There is a lot going on at school this week in anticipation of the gala, Denim and Diamonds , which takes place this Friday night in the Murdock Room and Dining Room. You should have received the link to the online catalog where everyone, even those who cannot join us in person, can start placing bids for the various items from the live auction and the class artwork.  I am looking forward to this evening when so many of us are able to come together for a lot of fun and to raise money to support the school we love so much. If you are not able to come, we will miss you! Please show your support by participating in the online bidding.

Another way to participate is by making a donation to the Raise the Paddle.  As in the past two galas, we will use the Raise the Paddle to continue whittling away at the various projects outlined in the capital campaign initiative, Firm Foundation Bright Future . Our goal this year is to raise money to install an elevator in the lower school building .  Why an elevator???  Well... in case you had not noticed, the church building is on four different levels and has many, many steps.  When we have a student on crutches, or we have visitors who use wheelchairs (Grandparents'/Special Friends' Day, musicals, Christmas concerts, graduation, awards ceremonies, etc.), it is incredibly difficult to navigate the building.  To get from the church to the Dining Room/Murdock Room, or vice versa, people have had to go outside. On cold or rainy nights, this is really unpleasant. So, with the elevator, people will be able to get from the church level to the Dining Room/Murdock Room level quickly and easily.  It will be a tremendous help to the school, as well as, the church.

The cost of the elevator is close to $200,000.  We have already raised a nice portion towards it.  Our most recent large FFBF donor expressed a specific interest in the elevator, so we are earmarking $75,000 of that donation towards the elevator.  We have applied for a grant from the state of Maryland that we believe will equal approximately $25,000. I am aware of at least two donations totaling $1,200 specifically given for the elevator. There may be more.  My hope is that we can raise a minimum of $25,000 during the Raise the Paddle. This would put us at $126,200, and we'll continue looking for individuals to help us close the gap.

If you cannot make it to the gala, please show your support through your financial contribution, at whatever level you can, towards the betterment of CES today and tomorrow!  If you are coming to the gala, please come ready to bid often and bid high! Go Cardinals!!

With love and gratitude,

Caroline Chapin, Ed. D.

Guest Check In
Margarita Man and Beer & Wine Service
Silent Auction, Heads and Tails Ticket Sales
Appetizer Service
Dinner Service
Catering by Mackie's Southern BBQ
Welcome, Sherry Truhlar, Red Apple Auctions
Close of Silent Auction, Sherry Truhlar
Opening Prayer, Rev. Karen Johnson
Dr. Caroline Chapin, Head of School, Christ Episcopal School
8:20 - 9:40pm
Heads and Tails
Live Auction, Sherry Truhlar
Raise the Paddle, Dr. Caroline Chapin and Sherry Truhlar
9:50 - 11:00pm
Dessert, Dancing

See you at the Gala this Friday!
Don't have a ticket? You can buy one at the door!
Can't make it to the Gala? You can bid online NOW!

From the Admissions Office
New student applications  due this Friday, Feb. 8
We are having an outstanding admission season working with the many wonderful families who are in the CES admission process for 2019-2020 enrollment.

Families submitting applications  by Friday, February 8th  will receive notification on March 1st if all steps in the process are completed by then.

Please submit the  CES Admission Application to begin the process. 

We look very forward to working with you!

One-on-One Fun
Tomorrow! February 7th,  9:00-10:00am
The perfect way for your child to have a first school experience in a warm, toddler friendly setting.

HERE to register or for more information about our 1-year-old playgroup.

The hot lunch ordering site will open on Friday evening and close for the final time on Sunday at midnight (11:59pm).

This will be the last opportunity to make chances to your order for February and March!

Spring Break Camp

It's hard to believe that Spring is almost here!
During our spring break (March 25-29), Extended Day will be offering  a variety of fun
for all ages!  Consider coming with a chapel partner, CES or neighborhood friend.

Register by Friday, March 1st for best prices!

Click HERE for more information and the Registration Form.
Questions? Contact Marion Entwisle at


Girls Basketball
Grades 5/6
Grades 7/8
Tue Feb 12 @ Norwood 4:00pm
*Wed Feb 13 @ Hebrew Academy 5:00pm
*Wed Feb 6 @ Woods Academy 3:15pm
*Thu Feb 21 @ Bullis 2:45pm

Boys Basketball
Grades 5/6
Grades 7/8
*Wed Feb 13 @ Hebrew Academy  4:00pm
*Tue Feb 19 @ Barnesville School 3:30pm
*Wed Feb 6 @ Woods Academy 4:15pm
Tue Feb 12 @ St. John's 3:00pm
*Thu Feb 21@ Bullis 2:45pm

*games noted with an asterisk are doubleheaders with another CES team

As with all MS Sports, games are subject to change

Free Ways to Support CES

School code:  8575

Please link your Harris Teeter  VIC Card by asking  your cashier to use our school code
Link it yourself online:
  1. Go to
  2. Go to "My Account" 
  3. Type in our school name in the "Together in Education" section

School ID:  00699

Please link your Giant Bonus Card using our school ID.
  1. Sign into your account at
  2. Select "My Account"
  3. Select "Manage My Account"
  4. Select our school name in the "Rewards & Savings" section

Simply do your Amazon shopping  through this linkThat's it!

CES receives up to 15%!

 CES participates in the Boxtops for Education program. Have you been clipping Boxtops?  Keep it up! The next collection date is February 22nd.

Thank you for your support!

Middle School Ski Trip 2019

This biennial event is a much-loved tradition at CES. Our entire Middle School rides up to Whitetail Resort on a big comfy tour bus; there the students spend the day learning how to ski or snowboard, enjoying hot chocolate in the ski lodge, and spending time with their friends. For our graduating 8th graders, this is an especially meaningful trip. At CES, we work hard AND play hard!
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Happening at
Christ Episcopal Church
CEC Shrove SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast & Mardi Gras Celebration
SUNDAY MORNING *MARCH 3rd*  8:30am - 1:00pm  
Mardi Gras (translated from French, means "Fat Tuesday") is a traditional "last-chance blowout" before Lent. It was used as a time to empty the kitchen of all fattening and rich food before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Thus, pancakes, syrup, toppings, sausage, and applesauce are a Shrove tradition... and we'll celebrate on Sunday!
Bring friends, family & neighbors - it's a great time to introduce someone to one of our best traditions and as a special bonus... a chance to meet our NEW RECTOR, REV. LISA ZAINA!

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