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December Calendar

12/5           Christmas Tree Lighting @ City of Camden (6:00pm)

12/9-11      Winter MAP Testing

12/12         3rd Grade Christmas Program @ 6:30 pm

12/20         Early Dismissal @ 11:30

12/23-1/1  Winter Break

From Mrs. Goodwin

Dear CES families,

I absolutely love this time of the year!  The weather is just right, and there is a warm and friendly atmosphere that surrounds us.  I hope you have an opportunity to help us spread some holiday cheer by attending the City of Camden Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 pm or our 3rd grade Christmas program that will take place on Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm.  Most importantly, I am wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy the holiday break and cherish the time with your loved ones.  

Educationally yours, 

Mrs. Goodwin

Art Room News:



It’s the kids' most wonderful time of year in the art room!  We will be making our annual snow starting on Friday, December 13th!  We could use your help with supplies. Items needed are: toilet paper (lots of toilet paper), glitter, and dish soap.  All of the students say THANK YOU and I say THANK YOU for your support! You guys are the best! 

Mrs. Armstrong

Music Notes:
CES Chorus

On Wednesday, December 4th, the CES Chorus went to Morningside of Camden to sing our fun holiday songs for the residents there. This was fun for the students and their audience!

On Thursday, December 5th, our CES Chorus will be performing at the Camden Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony downtown in front of City Hall. We will meet in front of the City Hall sign at 5:30pm. This is a great event for the whole family. Santa will be coming to town! 

Tuesday, December 10th will be our last after-school rehearsal before winter break. Chorus rehearsals will resume on January 21st.
   Girl Visiting Morningside Resident

Students Visiting Morningside Residents
Third Grade:
The Greatest Showman
  “The Greatest Snowman” will be performed on Thursday, December 12th at 6:30pm. Students will need to arrive and meet teachers in the music room at 6:00pm. If your child has received a speaking part, please make sure it is completely memorized by the week of December 9th or it can be given away. Thank you for your understanding! Our third grade students are so excited to present their musical to our families and friends. We will do a second performance on Friday, December 13th at 9:15am for all of Camden Elementary and families who were unable to attend the evening program.    
Library Shelf
  I hope everyone is enjoying the monthly READ-O activities!  The December READ-O should have been sent home with students early this week.  Please enjoy some of these fun literacy activities over the winter break and help heighten a love of learning and literacy in our Colts.  
Fun Run Highlights!
  Thank you for helping us raise $15,000 for shade for our playground!!!  Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. White, and Nurse Rhonda were good sports about helping us reach our goals during this campaign!  
   Mrs. Goodwin and Nurse Rhonda were slimed when we reached our $15,000 goal.  
   Fun Run Slime  
   A local goat got a big smooch from Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. White for students reaching their $12,000 goal.  
   Kissing the Goat  
   Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. White got a sweet treat for students reaching their $9,000 goal: A pie in the face!  
   Pie in the Face  
CEP Corner

Thank you to everyone who supported our Camden Colts Fun Run through sponsorship, pledging, donating cookies, and giving of time and talent. We appreciate you. Thanks to you, we reached our goal of $15,000 in profit that we can put toward the total cost of $25,000 for shade on the playground!

Another way to help is to simply use Amazon Smile when you do your online shopping this holiday season, and year-round. Amazon Smile is the same site as except that a small percentage of what you spend goes to a non-profit of your choice. Simply choose “Camden Primary Partners” as the recipient of your funds and shop as you normally would. There is even an Amazon Smile app for your phone.

In the new year look for information about an upcoming general membership meeting - there will be snacks and door prizes and valuable information about what we have going on and how you can get more involved. Until then, we wish you a happy and safe holiday!

Beta Club Bake Sale 
  Monday, December 9th-Friday, December 13th, our CES Beta Club will be holding a bake sale in the cafeteria during all lunches! Items will cost $1.00 and all proceeds collected will go to adopting a family for Christmas! Thank you for your support!  
Cafeteria Expectations

Parents, you are always welcome to come and have lunch with your children.  We value the time you spend with your children. Therefore, only your child is allowed to sit at a parent table with you.  If you would like to sit with multiple students, please sit with the class table (if there is enough room). Thank you for following our cafeteria expectations. 

Awards Day Programs 

Please save the date for our 1st Semester Awards Day Programs:

January 23

4th @ 8:30

3rd @ 11:00

1st @ 1:00


January 24

5th @ 9:30

2nd @ 12:30

Lost and Found! 
Our lost and found table will be located outside of the gym until December 20th for students and parents to stop by and find any missing items. Items not claimed after December 20th will be donated to charity. Thank you! 
Candid Colts
   Students in Mrs. Matthew's pre-kindergarten class were ready for Thanksgiving!  
   Kindergarteners in Thanksgiving Costumes  
   Students in Ms. Porter's Class completed a fun (and yummy) activity separating mixtures.  
  Girl Separating Mixtures   

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