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📰 News & Announcements (11.07.2023)

We're getting close to winter break for the students and even closer to the holiday break for Thanksgiving. Before we head over the river and through the woods, though, we have a couple more events planned for 2023.


Here's a quick rundown of what's below:

  • The deadline for submissions to the Reflections Art Contest is in eight (8) days! Get your submissions in by Nov 15.

  • Bingo Night is THIS FRIDAY! Take advantage of the pre-sale pricing and get your bingo cards or your Family Packs online by Wednesday.

  • Plan to eat at Lazy Dog sometime this week. We have Restaurant "night" going on all week from Nov 6-12. 15% of your entire bill will go back to the PTA.

  • The December PTA Meeting will be Dec 4th (in-person), and we will host a cookie exchange.

  • Coming soon - Book Fair, Holiday Shop, and Magic Show

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS


Family Bingo Night (Fri, Nov 11)

Join us for an evening of excitement, anticipation, and loads of fun at our Bingo Night! Whether you're a seasoned bingo pro or a first-time player, this event promises thrills for all.


What to Expect:

  • A variety of games, including multiple bingo patterns

  • Exciting prizes and giveaways for the lucky winners

  • Food and drinks

How to Play:

No prior experience is necessary! We will guide you through the rules and ensure you have a blast. Just bring your lucky charms and a competitive spirit, and you're all set to enjoy the thrill of the game.


Cost:




Reflections Art Contest (Oct 1 - Nov 15)

All students in Kindergarten through 6th grade are encouraged to participate in the PTA's Reflections Art Contest. Reflections is a National PTA program that encourages students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork for fun and recognition. The theme for 2023-24 is "I am Hopeful Because..." - students will use this theme as inspiration for creative submissions in the following categories: 1) Visual Arts, 2) Photography, 3) Music Composition, and 4) Literature/Creative Writing.


The contest will open for submissions starting October 1st and all entries must be submitted by November 15th. For more information and contest details, please visit the Reflections page on the PTA website.


If you are interested in volunteering as a judge for the Reflections Art Contest this year, please click here. Learn More About the Reflections Art Contest



Lazy Dog Restaurant Week (Nov 6 - Nov 12)

15% of all sales generated from this event are donated back to the PTA to support CES.

Print the Lazy Dog flyer attached and give it to your server when you dine in at Lazy Dog between November 6th and November 12th, and 15% of your total bill will be donated back to the organization.

Ordering takeout? Just visit www.lazydogrestaurants.com, select the Chantilly location noted below, and enter the coupon code 39CEP.


Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar 14133 Newbrook Dr. Chantilly, VA 20151



Scholastic Book Fair (Dec 2 - Dec 7)

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming! Get a sneak peek at the digital flyer here. This is an annual fundraiser for the PTA, and a percentage of all the sales from this event will go back to the PTA.


Students will be able to shop the book fair during the school day in the CES Library and we will have family events outside of school hours. A full schedule of hours is below:

  • Sat, 12/2 - 9:00AM - 1:00PM

  • Mon, 12/4 - 10:30AM - 3:30PM and 4:30PM - 6:00PM

  • Tue, 12/5 - 10:30AM - 3:30PM

  • Wed, 12/6 - 10:30AM - 3:30PM

  • Thu, 12/7 - 10:30AM - 1:00PM

Parents can set up a secure eWallet account using the CES Book Fair homepage and add funds to it online. Students and cashiers will know how much money is available to spend at the book fair, so students don't have to worry about carrying around or counting cash. For obvious reasons, this is the preferred method of payment. We do, however, accept cash, credit cards (adults only), and checks (made out to CES PTA) for all purchases as well.


Books are also available for purchase online from Nov 29 through Dec 12.




Holiday Shop (Dec 2 - Dec 7)

From December 2nd through 7th (alongside the book fair), we will have the Polar Pals Gift Shop set up to give your children the opportunity to shop for high quality gifts for friends and family in the secure atmosphere of our school. The Polar Pals Gift Shop program provides our children with an opportunity to make real life shopping decisions - plus they learn that giving is as important as receiving.

Gift items are "kid-priced" and range from less than $1.00 to $15.00, with most in the $1.00 to $5.00 range.

It is our hope that, through this program, our children will learn about handling money and receive the joy of being able to select a special gift for a loved one.

Don't want to send your student to school with cash? Be safe and pre-purchase a gift card today!

  • Sat, 12/2: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

  • Mon, 12/4: 10:30AM - 3:30PM & 4:30PM - 6:00PM

  • Tue, 12/5: 10:30AM - 3:30PM

  • Wed, 12/6: 10:30AM - 3:30PM

  • Thu, 12/7: 10:30AM - 1:00PM



PTA Meeting & Cookie Exchange (Dec 4)

Join us in-person for our next PTA Meeting on Monday, December 4th from 6:00-7:00PM. We will be giving our usual updates and opening the floor for further discussions.


This meeting, we will also be hosting a COOKIE EXCHANGE. We encourage people to bring in a 24+ cookies to exchange for a sweet treat to bring home from the meeting!


An agenda (and reminder) will be sent out closer to the meeting date.



Family Magic Show (Dec 15)

Join us for a family-friendly night of magic, featuring Turley, the magician.


Children are the stars of Turley's shows as they make things appear and disappear. There's plenty of real magic, puppets, sound effects, and FREE prizes for children.


*Concessions will be available


WHEN: Date: Friday, December 15, 2023 Doors open: 6:30pm Event Time: 7:00-8:00pm


COST: Non-Member Ticket Price: $5.00 Member Ticket Price: 20% off with promo code MAGIC20 Maximum Cost for One Family: $20.00

 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS


We are looking for volunteers to help with the following upcoming events:

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...


The CES Fall Festival on Saturday, 10/28 was a blast. Thank you to everyone who came out to this CES community event. Students and families enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather for a great time all-around!


A big THANK YOU to all of those who stepped up to volunteer and/or donate desserts/candy for this event!



 

IN THE COMMUNITY


Centreville High School and Theatre Centreville present Girls in the Boat - this fall's theatrical production. Girls in the Boat was inspired by the true stories of the U.S. Women's Olympic Rowing Team. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

  • November 17th - 7:00PM

  • November 18th - 7:00PM

  • November 19th - 2:00PM

***Note - this show is rated PG-13 for cigarette use, gun use imagery, and loss of a sibling.

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