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Annual 8th Grade Trip to Annapolis

When our students reach 8th grade, they get the opportunity to go on some pretty interesting field trips -- particularly the end-of-year overnight trip! They left for Annapolis, MD this morning after their Awards Chapel and will return tomorrow evening. They have already been enjoying the beautiful summer weather down by the water. We can't wait to hear stories when they get back.

May 29, 2019

~ Cardinal Character Trait: Citizenship ~
If you don't believe in working together,
watch what happens to a wagon  when one wheel comes off.

- American proverb

The Cardinal

In This Issue
Field Day 2019
New Building Renderings
Last Day to Order SchoolKidz
Emergency Medications Pickup
Student Artwork Selected by Crayola!
CES Receives Innovation Lab School Badge
DVD Delay
Free Ways to Support CES
Still Accepting Apps. for 2019-20
In the Week Ahead:
5/29: 8th Grade Awards Chapel 8:00am

Following the service, 8th Grade Leaves for an Overnight Trip to Annapolis

3rd Grade End-of-Year Trip to Mt. Airy Lanes 9:00am-12:00pm

6th & 7th Grade End-of-Year Trip to Hershey Park 7:30am-6:00pm

5th Grade End-of-Year Trip to Adventure Park 11:00am-4:30pm

4th Grade End-of-Year Trip to Regal Cinemas 12:00-2:45pm

8th Grade Graduation 10:00am

Early Dismissal - NO EXTENDED DAY
6/3: Summer Enrichment Camp begins!
6/3-6/5: Teacher Work Days

Click for calendar details

Field Day 2019: The weather was gorgeous, the student-designed shirts were impressive, and the teamwork was a delight to see. Thank you to Mr. Maust for putting it all together; Mr. Lynch, Ms. Stotz and the faculty and parent volunteers for helping out with all the events; and our students who show us that Cardinals sure know how to fly!

Pictured above: our 8th graders showing their goofy side after a great day spent helping with Field Day events. 
A Message from the Head of School:

Dear CES Family,

This morning we held one of the two most moving services of the year, the 8th Grade Awards' Ceremony. It is at this service that the graduates read their essays, "What CES Means to Me." The speeches are always moving, often funny, and without exception they are affirming of the good work we are doing at CES. It is wonderful to hear through the students' perspectives what this special school has meant to them. Whether they have been here since they were three years old or they arrived at CES in the past year or two, they express gratitude and appreciation.  

Almost-to-a-student, they mention how grateful they are that CES places a strong emphasis on teaching them the importance of developing strong character. It is touching to me because they also mention the reality that they do not always exhibit what they know to be "good and right." However, they "know," and they are grateful that they have these teachings to take with them as they enter high school...a place where they suspect their character will be further tested. Many of the students mention the rigor of the curriculum and they seem to marvel at all they now know about history, literature, writing, geography, science and mathematics. I marvel, too, as they reference famous quotes and historical events, as well as literary devices, scientific theories and mathematical concepts. Our 8th grade graduates are our pride and joy!

The other incredibly moving service of the year is the Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremony on Friday morning at 10:00am in the church. Not only is it a beautiful service, with all the pageantry of an Anglican service, it is when the entire community comes together to celebrate our graduates and enjoy the final communion service for the school year. Everyone is welcome, so feel free to join us!

This year, there is no rest for the weary. On Saturday morning, the lower school faculty and some of the administrators and staff will be here to finish packing up the Lower School hallways. On Monday morning, the movers arrive to move out all of the green bins and the construction workers begin the initial demolition. Included in this Cardinal are two renderings to give you a general idea of what to expect when you return in the fall. We are all so excited and incredibly grateful to all who have made donations and pledges to the capital campaign that is making this possible. We hope to send updates a couple of times through the summer.

Finally, thank you for a successful 2018-2019 school year! I hope that each one of you enjoys a fun and relaxing summer. I look forward to seeing you in the fall and hearing about your summer adventures.

With love and gratitude,

Caroline Chapin, Ed. D.

2019-2020 School Supplies
Pre-Ordering  ends TODAY, May 29
school_supplies_tool.jpg Pre-order 2019-2020 school supplies now and have them waiting for your child in the classroom on the first day of school!

Go to and enter our school code 23676 to purchase the school supply kit for your child's grade next year.

Note to rising 8th grade parents: All 8th graders will need a graphing calculator. This item is listed separately for purchase, as some students already have the calculator.
Our Parents Association receives 10% of the total value of our online school supply order. The PA uses the funds received to enhance school programs and provide family events.

Pick Up on Friday During Dismissal

Please stop by the office on the last day of school (Friday, 5/31) to pick up your child's emergency medications. Marion Entwisle will be available to return the medications to you. 

Due to safety reasons, she is unable to hand them off "through the car window" during dismissal, so please plan to park your vehicle and come to main office to get the medications. Thank you!

Student Artwork Selected by Crayola

Our students' artwork has been selected for the 2018-2019 Envision Learning in Our Interactive World Crayola Art Exhibition! Their artwork showed a true connection to the theme, had stunning visual appeal, presented age-appropriate critical thinking and responded to the theme with originality. 

Crayola will be delivering a gift pack with art supplies for each student. Congratulations!

6th Grade  7th Grade 8th Grade
Alejandra B.
Ashley D.
Esey B.
Helina Y.
Ida L.
Juliette M.
Liam S.
Madeleine P.
Olantu D.
Annelise S.
Caitlyn L.
Ethan H.
Mehki D.
Wells T.
Avery B.
Charlotte L.
Ella K.
Ezana L.
Gabrielle O.
Rachel H.
Zachary R.
Zoe M.

CES is Proud to Receive the
Innovation Lab Schools Badge!
A few weeks ago, the 4th grade Spanish class worked on the No.More.Plastic Project. They have now received an Innovation Lab Schools badge for their work!

CES is honored to be 1 in 400 schools in the world to get this award. Nice work, 4th grade!

UPDATE: Musical DVDs Delayed  

Our videographer is delayed this year and has informed us that the DVDs will likely not be completed before the end of the school year. When he is done with them, they will be delivered to the office where you can come pick them up. We will let you know once they've been delivered. 

We are so sorry for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience.


(ages 2.5 - 5 years)
(ages 6-10)
Week 1:  6/10 - 6/14
Outdoor Explorers
Outdoor Explorers
Week 2:  6/17 - 6/21
Outdoor Explorers
The Enchanted Forest
Week 3:  6/24 - 6/28
Builder's Delight
Wild, Wild West
Week 4:  7/1 - 7/5*
Builder's Delight
Party in the USA
Week 5:  7/8 - 7/12
Magic Carpet Express
Mad Scientist
Week 6:  7/15 - 7/19
Magic Carpet Express
Week 7:  7/22 - 7/26
Camping Adventures
Shower Curtain Theatre
Week 8:  7/29 - 8/2
Camping Adventures
Inventor's Workshop -
Storybook STEAM
Week 9:  8/2 - 8/9
The Enchanted Forest
Builder's Choice
Week 10:  8/12- 8/16
The Enchanted Forest
The Amazing Race

*Week 4 is prorated due to the July 4 Holiday

Free Ways to Support CES

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Link it yourself online:
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CES  continues to accept 2019-2020 applications
for classes with space available!

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