Dear CES Community,

As I listen to the rain pattering down outside, I am reminded that spring break is around the corner, leading to hopefully sunnier skies and warmer weather. Everyone in our community deserves this break, with time to reflect on the future as we celebrate the joy of Easter and make summer plans. Please stay safe next week, and remember that the week of April 6th is a virtual week for K - 8th grade. If you do travel, I ask that you arrange for a COVID test before returning to school in-person. We count on all of you to keep our community healthy.

As you consider your summer plans, I would like to announce that we will be advertising a preschool summer camp run for 3 to 5 year olds. It should involve lots of imagination play, socializing with peers, and many outdoor activities in a Covid-safe environment. See more details below. In addition, we will also be offering the Virtual Summer Academy again that was so successful last year. It involves one hour virtual workshops on a variety of academic topics with our excellent teachers. Please take the time to fill out our survey below about what courses you feel would be most beneficial to your child this summer. The catalog of courses and sign ups will be available when we return from spring break.

Over the weekend, I checked out our “Cue the Confetti” Gala webpage and took the time to get my tickets for this event on May 8th. Gala is one of my favorite events of the year. I don’t often get time to relax and socialize with all of you, and I particularly enjoy watching the auction which is always full of drama and laughs. While virtual this year, I have already been impressed by the creative energy going into the planning of this event. You will be surprised by how fun it will be! I just purchased my “Party in a Box” sponsorship and can’t wait to find out what the Specialty Cocktail will be. There is also an opportunity to “Toast your Teacher” with a wine/whiskey donation in their honor to celebrate them and all that they accomplished this year. Please RSVP so you don’t miss out on this much awaited event to recognize all that we accomplished this year.