Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Christmas in the Meadows is just two days away!

It's not too late to get a gingerbread house to add to the gingerbread village. They are available for $4 from the office. We have some great events lined up including the Christmas store where children can buy presents for their family for $1 - $5, parents no peeking! free hot chocolate & cookies, family sing-a-long, the Kindergarten Choirs & the Concert Band, photo booth, crafts and the Book Fair in the Learning Commons. Please help fill the Mitten & Toque Tree by donating new mitts and hats for those less fortunate in the community; and we are collecting non perishable food for the
Orangeville Food Bank.  

It's going to be a memorable night!
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 8th from 6:30 - 8:30.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas in the Meadow is coming !!!

Mark your calendars for December 8th 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Kindergarten Choir 6:30
Family Christmas sing along in the gym
Christmas store (Children can purchase items for family and friends $1-$5
Craft Room
Holiday Book Fair in the Library
Credit Meadows gingerbread village display


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Lots Going on - Updates for the last couple weeks

A few updates for everyone.

A warm welcome to Virginia and Laura who have stepped in to be treasurer and secretary this year. Kelly and Brenda make up the balance of the executive positions as co-chairs. Welcome to all other new and returning members. Many things would not happen at our awesome school without you.  We are always looking for extra hands so please contact us if you would like to help out.

Congratulations to all the participants at the cross country meet earlier this month CMES was well represented.

CMES has now gone paperless for its newsletters. If you missed the letter, here are the details:

Once you sign up you will begin to receive updates via email for communication from the school. here are some of the updates from the past week or so:

Thank you to all those that supported our Vesey spring bulb fundraiser. The bulbs have left PEI and should be in this week. We will get them out as soon as they come in. 

Stay tuned for more information on our annual Poinsettia fundraiser.

Our next council meeting is tomorrow at 7pm in the staff room.

We hope to see you there. 

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Welcome back to school everyone. Its hard to believe that it is October already.
I am working on updating the blog. Thank you for your patience. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Happy Last Day of School!! Thank you for helping to make this a fantastic year! Wishing everyone a safe, and happy summer! See you in September!

Monday, 27 June 2016

As an extra treat for the last week of school, we have added a special Surprise Cookie Day tomorrow!! We are out of chocolate chip cookies, however, we have lots of yummy Caramel, Double Fudge, and White Chocolate Chip Cookies. $1.00 each. Don't miss out on the last chance of the year!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Today marks the end of an era as it is our Food Day Co-Ordinator, Nancy Turner's last food day at CMES.  Thank you, Nancy, for all your hard work over the past 5 years.  We will miss you!!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Tuesday June 21, 2016
Dear Families,
Regrettably, I will not be returning as the Food Day Coordinator next Fall and food days will not happen unless someone steps up to take over. After volunteering for five years, and assisting for several years before that, it is time for me to move on to new challenges. If you, or a group of parents ­ (round up some friends, it’s a great opportunity if you want to get involved in a positive way in your child’s school;) are interested in taking on a rewarding challenge, please let me know. I am more than willing to train, mentor and share what I have learned. It is rewarding in ways that you would never think.
The Food Days do not have to look anything like what we have now. Make the Food Days fit your schedule and life. Only free on Fridays? Move them to Friday ­ set the schedule to what works for you. I can share the pros and cons of various options.
Our past lunch days have allowed us to raise almost $20,000 a year with the money going directly back to our children to cover the costs of such things as Scientist in the Schools, emergency bussing for walking field trips during inclement weather, field trip subsidies, anti bullying presentations, new technology, recess equipment, playgrounds, sports equipment, shade trees and many other initiatives. If no one steps up, we will have to cut back on the initiatives that we support, and, or rely on more traditional forms of fundraising, such as giftware, chocolate sales and magazine subscriptions.
Two quotes that have motivated me over the years are “ Be the change that you want to see in the world.” and “If it is to be, it is up to me.” Are you the change? It’s time to pass the baton on to the next group of parents. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, even if it is just to learn more about what is involved before making a commitment. Send me an email at nancyt.sc@gmail.com or leave a message at 519­941­7487 x 500. (It’s worth it.)
Nancy Turner
Former Food Day Coordinator nancyt.sc@gmail.com
Tomorrow, our final food day for the year is Hot Dog Day!!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Our Hero, Everyday!!

Congratulations to CMES' hero, Nancy Turner, on receiving a UGDSB Everyday Hero award last night. The awards were presented to 10 recipients at a ceremony in Guelph. Nancy, we appreciate everything you do for our school and community, and we couldn't be more proud, or happy for you! Thank you!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Don't forget, today is the last day to vote for CMES' pick for the contest to name the new Orangeville Police Services dog.  CMES students voted to enter the name ACE.  Visit the link:  www.orangeville.ca/news 
Scroll down to find the news article about naming the police dog, and vote for ACE!! Voting ends tomorrow, and the winning name will be announced on June 1st, 2016. Go Cobras!! 
YAHOO!! It's Pizza Day tomorrow!! Please note that if your child is participating in either the grade 4 or grade 7 field trips tomorrow, they will have their pizza day on Thursday instead. :)

Monday, 30 May 2016

Monday, 16 May 2016

WOW!! The CMES Bike Roadeo was a huge success! We had 70 participants for the Bike Roadeo and tomorrow morning we will announce the top participants that are going onto the town competition. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Don't forget the CMES Bike Roadeo takes place tomorrow!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Happy Friday! Just a reminder that the CMES Bike Roadeo is on Monday. Students need to bring their bike in good working order, helmet, a bike lock , and the permission slip that went home earlier this week. There are extra permission forms available in the front lobby. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Dear Families,  
Due to extenuating circumstances beyond our control, some students received pizza instead of the pasta that they ordered. In order that we had enough food ready for everyone to eat by the second nutrition break, we opted to serve pizza to the older students. Those that don’t normally order pizza still received their pasta; no one went hungry. We are taking steps so that this doesn’t happen again, and we appreciate your understanding.  Questions or comments, please feel free to email me at nancyt.sc@gmail.com, or you can leave me a message at 519-941-7487 x 500 and I will get back to you.
Nancy Turner

Food Day Coordinator

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Last Thursday's Math Night in the Meadows was a resounding success!! Thank you to everyone for coming! We hope you had as much fun as we did!
The CMES Bike Rodeo is taking place at school, next Monday, May 16, 2016. Permission forms have been sent home. Please have permission slips returned by Friday, May 13, 2016. Thank you! :o)
I hope everyone is having a great week! To make it even better, tomorrow is Wednesday, and it's Pasta Day!! :o)

Thursday, 5 May 2016

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!! Hope to see everyone out at Math Night in the Meadows this evening!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Don't forget, Wednesday is Pizza Day!!
MATH NIGHT IN THE MEADOWS IS 2 DAYS AWAY!! Looking forward to a fun night! Please RSVP if you have not already done so.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The HFFA Farm to Table bags were delivered today!!  Looking forward to dinner tonight!  If you are interested in ordering a bag next month, please send us a message to arrange.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Math NIght in the Meadows!!

The flyers for Math Night in the Meadows were sent home today. It will be a fun night! Mark Thursday, May 5th on your calendars!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Growing Home Local Food Club Info

A reminder that the Growing Home Local Food Club forms are due April 6th! Let's support this great program that encourages healthy eating while assisting our local economy! Lost your form? Online registration is http://hffa.ca/…/local-food-club-membership-registration-f…/

It's Pizza Day today!  Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Parent Council Needs Your Help With Hot Lunches!!!

We need help or food days will be cancelled. If you have any time on Wednesdays please contact Nancy as soon as possible. You do not have to commit to every Wednesday. Any help is appreciated. Any questions please let us know.

Here is a link to the Dufferin Parent Support Network's workshop page. There are some great new workshop programs being offered. If you are interested in attending any of the programs, registration information is also listed.


Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter!  Just a reminder that schools are closed on Monday. Enjoy!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

All schools in Dufferin County are closed today.  If you have to be out on the roads, please be careful.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Thursday is Smoothie Day!! If, due to the inclement weather, CMES is closed tomorrow, Smoothie Day will be postponed until Tuesday. If it is a no bus day, Smoothie Day will go ahead as planned.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

CMES School Council is very excited to be working with Headwaters Farm to School in implementing the Growing Home Local Food Club. Families have the opportunity to purchase a bag of locally grown food that will be delivered to the school on a specific date. Along with the food is a recipe and information on which local farm the food was grown. Each bag cost $20 with 10% going back to the school. All money that comes back to the school will be going towards educational programs regarding farming. Forms will be sent home with the students this upcoming week and will need to be returned by April 6th.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Good Morning!  Just a reminder that today is Pita Day.   Have a great day!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Well folks, THIS IS IT! The 2016 Dance-a-thon takes place TOMORROW!! Please remember to bring your pledges in tomorrow morning! The theme for this year is black & white with crazy hats!! :o)

Monday, 29 February 2016

Please remember that the final block of Food Forms are due tomorrow  (March 01, 2016)!!

Dufferin Parent Support Network Meeting Details

We just received an open invitation for all parents to attend the next meeting of the Dufferin Parent Support Network on March 07, 2016.  Meeting details are in the attachment. :)

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Tomorrow is Hot dog day. smile emoticon
Spring block of food forms have been sent home and are due back next Tuesday March 1.
A hint if you are like me and forget what food day is coming up. Take a picture of your completed form and then you can always reference what you ordered for your kids.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Tomorrow (Wednesday February 3) is Winter Walk to School day  - Its suppose to be wet so wear layers. It is also Pizza Day. There is some controversy with the groundhog predictions as some did not see their shadow but one did. Hopefully spring is on its way.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

A happy reminder that our winter block of food days start tomorrow with pizza day!!

Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year, and welcome to the first day of school 2016!! Just a reminder that the pink Winter Food forms start this week with Pizza Day on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Also, our first Parent Council meeting of 2016 is scheduled for 7pm Monday, January 11, 2016. We meet in the school staff room, and welcome anyone who would like to join us. Have a great week!