Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Well we are almost there. Tomorrow is smoothie day combined with Santa Hat day. Friday is Ugly Sweater day and the last day of school before the holidays. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday filled with lots of laughter. See everyone back and refreshed January 5th.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Sneak Peek of one of the many poinsettia arrangements that arrived and are ready for pick up tomorrow. Thank you to all the individuals who placed orders and have worked to pull this fundraiser together. We have raised $1000 !!!!!! This will help with field trip costs and scientists in the school. Looking forward to seeing many faces tomorrow at Christmas in the Meadows.

Sunday, 23 November 2014


FOOD FORMS are due on Tuesday

Christmas in the Meadows forms are due on Wednesday

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Reminders: Smoothie day tomorrow. The lost and found is quite large. Please look through the tables when you are in for interviews. Friday is a PA day. Stay warm everyone

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Poinsettia & Cookie fundraiser

The school council is working with Bradford Greenhouses agaib this year for some beautiful holiday flowers at reasonable prices. Prices are listed below. All forms need to be returned November 17th and plants will be available on November 30th. If you have any questions please let us know.

Available Colours: Burgundy, Pink, Red, White.

6” Poinsettia (standard table size) 
Available Colours: Burgundy, Pink, Red, White.

8” Poinsettia (suitable for table or floor)
Available Colours: Burgundy, Pink, Red, Tri-colour, White.

Mixed Poinsettia Tropical Planter
Available Colours: Burgundy, Pink, Red, White.

10” Poinsettia (premium floor size)
Available Colours: Burgundy, Pink, Red, Tri-colour, White.

10” Poinsettia Trees
Available Colours: Pink, Red, White.

Table Top Centrepiece
Available Colours:  Red, Gold

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Ah and just like that Halloween is over and we have had our first taste of winter. I was in Sudbury this weekend and this is was what some students did to mesh the seasons at Laurentian University.

Hopefully everyone adjusts to the time change and picking up some extra time tomorrow morning. Stay tuned for details for an upcoming fundraiser.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Library is looking for any lego that you may have and are no longer using. If you do have some, Please let us know.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Attention all cross country runners: If you have ordered Pasta on Wednesday you will receive it at 11:10 before you leave. Good Luck to each of you 

Friday, 3 October 2014

October has come quickly and so have many activities at CMES. This month includes swimming for some classes, the cross country running meet (Go Cobras), picture retake day and a PD Day (Oct 24). Another exciting event this month is the Walk to school day (This Wednesday) stay tuned for more details on this. Food days also begin this week.

Our school council met for the first time in September and our second meeting is fast approaching. Please join us Tuesday October 14th at 7pm. We will be discussing our goals for the year and how to achieve them. If you cannot make the meeting but wish to take part in the council please contact us. There are many ways everyone can help. Even if you can only spare ten minutes, every bit helps. We are also still seeking to fill the Treasurer role on our executive team. We look forward to seeing many parents on the 14th.

Saturday, 20 September 2014


THANK YOU to all the parents who came out to our first School Council meeting of the year last Monday night.  It was a great meeting and we are looking forward to a great year ahead!  We want to welcome the following people who will make up the executive of the council this year....Co-Chairs, Brenda Tervit & Bah Boubacar Caba  (Boubah), Secretary Kelly McKee (& Karen Brown Furey as a fill in when necessary).  We are still looking for someone to take on the role of Treasurer to finalize the executive team.  Please let us know if you would like to find out more about this important role on our council.  We are also looking for 2 - 4 people who would consider coming to the school approx. twice a month (you set the day and time) to be our money counters.  If you would have an interest in this please contact us.  (See the email below).

THANK YOU, as well, for coming out and supporting our Meet The Teacher Open House and BBQ as well as the Bookfair.  It was a great night!  We're hoping that the many who we handed out "Get Connected - Stay Connected" slips are doing just that!  Our plan is to update the blog on Monday of each week and whenever else is needed.  If you like our Facebook page we will be updating that 2 - 3 times a week reminding you when forms are due, special events coming up, what food days are happening that week and any urgent request/needs that arise.  We want you to feel connected to your school.

If you need to contact our new leadership you can do that by emailing  Barb White will continue to organize the special events so you will hear from her from time to time as well.

Here's to a great year at CMES!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

School Council 2014 - 2015


      First Meeting:             Monday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.

      Location:                    School Library

      GUEST SPEAKER:        Anita Lagundzija-deFreitas, Our new principal.

Child Care will be provided:
You must RSVP to       
with the names and ages of your children by Sunday, September 14th.


What a great opportunity for you to come out and meet our new principal and get to know her a little more!  We are so excited for all that she is going to bring to our don’t want to miss out!

Also, each year the parent population of the school chooses a new school council by nominations and voting. This year nominations are due by Friday, September 12 and voting will take place on Monday, September 15th,    If there is more than one person nominated for executive positions.  Voting is open to all parents in the school community.  All elected members will serve a one year term. If you would like to have a copy of our school By-Laws, please email Barb White and she will send them to you They will also be available on the School website by the end of the week.  If a role on School Council is something that interests you, then make sure you join us for our first meeting.   Please be sure to read the attached Job Descriptions, along with the nomination form.

FYI:  In order for the School Council to move forward this coming year a new executive needs to be elected.  Please consider if you would be a good fit for any of the executive roles.  (Chair / Co-chairs, Secretary or Treasurer.)  If you would like more information on these roles, please email Barb White and she would be happy to treat you to a coffee and answer your questions.



Wednesday, 27 August 2014

New School Year - 2014/15's hard to believe that we are less than 1 week away from our new school year!  We hope you have had a wonderful summer break and are getting excited to begin the new year!

We are looking forward to our first School Council meeting that will be held on Monday evening, September 15th at 7:00 p.m.  Our meeting will be a time to get to know our new Principal, Mrs. Anita Lagundzija-deFreitas as well as establishing the council for the coming year.  Voting will take place for all executive positions as well as general voting members.  The executive positions available are Chair (or Co-chairs), Secretary and Treasurer.  These are vital roles on the council that need to be filled in order for the council to run for the coming year.  If you are interested in finding out more about any of these positions, please contact Barb White at
We encourage all parents to give serious consideration to being part of our School Council in the coming year. It will be held in the evenings. 
See you in a week!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Happy Summer Vacation!

Wishing all our CMES Families a Wonderful summer vacation!

Looking forward to seeing you again on Tuesday, September 1, 2014.

Something to keep in mind over the summer...we are still looking for people who would be interested in learning more about our School Council leadership roles...Chair & or Co-Chairs, Treasurer and Secretary.  If you are interested in finding out more please contact Barb White at

Happy Summer!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Meet the New Principal!

Our final School Council meeting of the year will take place this coming Monday, June 9, 3:15 p.m. in the Library.  Our new principal will be coming around 4:00 p.m. to sit in on part of the meeting.  You are more than welcome to come and join us.  Child care is provided.  All you need to do is email and let us know your children's names and ages.  Hope to see you there.

Also, a reminder of your two opportunities to come and find out what the leadership looks like on School Council and ask any questions your might have about participating in School Council. 
The two opportunities are:
Wednesday, June 11
2:10 p.m. in the Staff Room
7:00 p.m. in the Library

Both the Chair and Treasurer positions will need to be filled for next year.

School Council is hosting the Fun Dayfor the student who are not involved in Track & Field next Thursday, June 12.  We're looking for a few parent volunteers to help with the day.  Just email the above address and let us know of your interest.

Friday, 9 May 2014


Our May School Council meeting is happening this coming Monday, May 12, at 3:15 p.m.    If you'd be interested in coming and checking it out we would love to have you. 

We provide child care. 
All you need to do is message Barb White with the names and ages of the children you will be bringing. 

We will be meeting in Mrs. Davis' room on the main level, first door on your left as you enter from the north entrance. (Across from Mrs. Wellman's room).

Hope to see you on Monday!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Are You Getting Excited?

Only 3 more sleeps until Springtime In the Meadows
 and CMES Has Talent!

I had several of our Act 1 talents on the stage today showing them where they'll stand and gave them a chance to're going to have huge smile's on your face...they are so cute!  I've also been enjoying listening to a beautiful little grade 1 girl practicing on the piano in the front hall for the last couple of weeks...she sounds'll be impressed!  Also got to see a pretty impressive Highland Dancer doing her Sword have got to see this! 

Don't Miss Out On A Great Evening!

Thursday, May 1st,  6:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Come for however long you can!

(Approximate times)
Act 1 - 6:15 - 7:15 (Kindergarten, Primary & Teachers)
Act 2 - 7:30 - 8:30 (Junior/Intermediate)

Carnival Games Room
2 Craft Rooms!
(Awesome crafting will take place!)
- hosted by our grade 8's to help support their grad.
$1.00 per item.  Drinks, Snacks & FREEZIES!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Upcoming Information

Here are some upcoming events and information that you need to know.

  1. DFS Fundraiser comes to an end on Monday, March 31st.  Please return all order forms and money in the envelope provided in your package by Monday.  We have to get all the information into the company by the end of the week.  Thank you, again for your support in all our fundraising efforts.
  2. Curriculum Night...being offered by the teachers of our school, will be happening on Thursday, April 10th.  A registration and information sheet was sent home on Thursday/Friday of this past week.  They are due back by Tuesday, April 1st.  YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT on this awesome opportunity!

CMES Has Talent!
We are well underway in prepping for our 3rd annual celebration of talent at CMES.  
Date:  Thursday, May 1st
Time:  6:15 - 8:30 p.m.
What:  CMES Has Talent Show, Games room, Craft room, Snack Shack.
Cost:   FREE!  (Snacks will be available for a minimal cost that will go towards
                       supporting our Grade 8 graduation.)
We will be breaking up our talent show into two acts.  Act 1 will showcase our primary students and Act 2 will showcase our Junior & Intermediate students.  There will be a couple of teacher/staff acts mixed into both acts.  It's going to be a great night!  PLAN NOW TO COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US!

Thursday, 6 February 2014

LATEST NEWS.............

    1. Drive slowly on the lots,
    2. Lookout for children walking,
    3. Don't block the flow of traffic through both lots,
    4. Allow room for the bus to travel through the main lot.
    5. Always keep in mind that there must always be room for a Fire Truck to pass through if necessary.  Please do not leave your vehicle unattended.
For Your Consideration...........parents of grade 4's and up, arrivng after 3:05 p.m. and just have your children wait beside the fence for your arrival so that parents of kindergarten and primary students can get in to pick up their children right at 3:00 p.m.
 2.  FUN FOOD FRIDAY FORMS - Due, Thursday, February 6th.

     MOVIES IN THE MEADOWS Form - Due Tuesday, February 11th

3.  We collect CANADIAN TIRE MONEY to help purchase sports equipment, outdoor recess equipment and other odds and ends that may be needed.  There is a donation box in the front foyer next to  the office door.  Any little bit helps!

4.  With the amount of indoor recesses that we have experienced this year, our students are in great need of more NEW or gently used BOARD GAMES, CARD GAMES or ACTIVITIES that can keep them occupied during indoor recesses.  If you would like to donate either new or gently used (make sure the games have all the necessary pieces) to the school indoor recess supplies, please drop them off in the office at anytime.



Sunday, 5 January 2014



We just wanted to send out a reminder that our monthly School Council meeting will be held NEXT Monday, January 13th at 3:15 p.m. in the Library.  If you are bringing your children, please email Barb White ( with the names and ages of your children.  We would love to have you join us!