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5th Grade Field Trip to Georgetown
Pineapple Place and Dumbarton Oaks
Before Thanksgiving Break, the 5th grade class went on their annual trip to Georgetown. They got to visit Pineapple Place  (a real-life version of  what they read about in their novel studies,  and tour the Dumbarton Oaks Library. 

November 28, 2018

~ Cardinal Character Trait: Respect ~
"A great relationship is about two things. First, find out the similarities;
second, respect the differences.

- Anonymous

The Cardinal
In This Issue
Hot Lunch Now Open!
One-on-One Thursday Fun
Free Ways to Support CES
Winter Break Camp
Winter Enrichment
Middle School Ski Trip
Bargain Box at Christ Church
Student Spotlight
In the Week Ahead
11/30: School-wide National Geographic Geography Bee 8:30am

Last day to order Hot Lunch
12/3: Computer Science Education Week begins
12/4: Computer Science Education Week 

Faculty Meeting
12/5: Computer Science Education Week 

Ballroom Dance Recital 7:00pm
12/6: Computer Science Education Week 

One-on-One Thursday Fun 9:00-10:00am
12/7: PA Meeting 8:00am
6th Grade Reader's Theater How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Click for calendar details

A Message from the Head of School:

Dear CES Families,

I hope that each of you enjoyed the long Thanksgiving holiday.  Mine was especially wonderful as I celebrated my granddaughter's first Thanksgiving and also had time for a dinner party with one of my friends from college.  There was a lot of time for connecting and reconnecting, and of course, for oceans of delicious food! Now is the time for trying to exercise a little everyday and watching the carb intake.  Well, at least until Christmas! Luckily for me, Advent starts on December 2, so, well, you know...Christmas cookies and it's all over!

For those of you who were able to attend the chapel service on Grandparents' Day, I hope that you were as touched by what you saw and heard as I was. By the end of it, I was a puddle.  The music was beautiful and so impressive. Each year, the orchestra gets better and better. It is also fun to see where our choral program starts (as our prekindergarten children sing their hearts out), and where it ends up (with our middle school students).  My two favorite pieces were the African song that the lower school children sang, Hakuna Wakaita, and the final song, When I Close My Eyes, that the 7th and 8th grades sang together.  It was a joyful and moving service, and it reminded me of all that we have to be thankful for.

There are many exciting events coming up at CES... the ballroom dancing recital for 8th grade, the 6th grade How the Grinch Stole Christmas readers' theater, the kindergarten/preschool Sweet Shop, the Christmas concert and all the special classroom activities.  Christmas is a busy, busy time. As we all prepare our hearts and minds for this special time, I pray for peace, joy, energy and the knowledge of God's presence in and around you.

With love and gratitude,

Caroline Chapin, Ed. D.

P.S. Remember to use the Amazon link on the CES
home page to do your online, Amazon shopping!

Hot Lunch Now Open for Ordering
Place your order by Friday!

Click HERE to place your order
for December and January.

Ordering will close this Friday, November 30th.
Please note:  Your balance must be $0.00 before you can place the next order. Please make checks payable to CES and drop them off in the main office.  Thank you!

One- on- One Fun
Thursday, December 6th

Register today for our monthly 1-year-old playgroup, and  tell family, friends and co-workers!

Click HERE  for more information. 

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 link That's it!
CES receives  up to 15%!

Thank you for your support!

 Winter Break Camp
 December 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 31st
8:00am - 4:30pm, daily*

Register early and save 30%!

Early registration is open now through December 7th. 
Click HERE for more information and the registration form.

Questions? Contacts Marion Entwisle at

*care ends at 3:00pm on Dec. 24th

Winter Enrichment
Classes begin January 19th

Registration for Winter Enrichment classes is now open!
Click HERE for the schedule of classes and the registration form.

Questions? Contacts Marion Entwisle at

Ski Trip 2017

Middle School
Ski Trip
Friday,  February 1, 2019

Middle School parents, be on the look-out
for an email with more information coming soon!

Happening at
Christ  Episcopal Church
The Bargain Box 
is packed with Christmas decorations and merchandise just waiting to be selected as the perfect gift for someone special, all at very affordable prices. 

Our thrift and consignment shop is located at 398 Hungerford Drive, just a few blocks from the school, and open Mon. - Sat., 10:00am-4:30pm. All profits fund outreach projects in the community and diocese. 
You never know who you will find at the Bargain Box!


S t u d e n t   S p o t l i g h t

Congratulations to Natascha L. ('19) on her outstanding artwork! Her project on the Women's March was selected to be on the poster for the Creative Connections Children's Art Exhibit. Nice job, Natascha!

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