Parent Portal Grades) and assignments (Parent Portal Homework)

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Where can you get the most current Canterbury news, easy access to calendars, grades, and homework, and a snapshot of your child’s experiences in the classroom? The new Canterbury website offers all this and more! Check it out! The following is an excerpt from the parent page.

“Our families - parents, grandparents, relatives, and caregivers - are valued partners in the educational development of Canterbury Episcopal School students. We believe our student success is only as strong as the connections between our families and our school, as well as partnerships formed within the communities surrounding CES.

Please visit the Canterbury website often for information, resources, news, and more. Utilize the links to frequently review your student's grades (Parent Portal - Grades) and assignments (Parent Portal - Homework). Within Parent Portal - Homework, you will find websites of each teacher, where you may subscribe to receive assignment notifications directly to your own email.”

The upper elementary teachers have their web pages up and running. Beyond staying abreast of your child’s homework assignments, we hope you’ll take the time to look at some of the photo albums and videos the teachers have uploaded. The fun and excitement our students experience daily while learning is evident!

More upper elementary students are to be congratulated this week! Sixth graders, Harrison Jones and Demetris Shields both received their Second Class Rank in Boy Scouts Troop 493 this weekend on board the Battleship Texas.  They completed requirements in first aid, camping, swimming, personal safety, and service projects in order to achieve this rank. Hat’s off to these two fine young men! In addition, the school level National Geographic Geography Bee was held on Wednesday. Congratulations to Eighth grader, Derrick Neal who was the champion. Sixth grader, Maddie Beck, was the runner up, and sixth grader, Louis Edwards, placed third. We are proud of our student body and want to highlight their achievements. Parents, please share those special accomplishments that may occur outside of school with me. I will include them in our Weekly Updates!

Please check the website calendar to review the many upcoming events. I do want to make special note of a few, “Muffins with Mom,” the Canterbury Chess Tournament, “Crazy Sock Day,” and Chafin Center Free Dress! “Muffins with Mom” will be on Tuesday, February 5th from 7:30-8:00 a.m. This is just a special time for Moms to spend with their child before school. Our students love to show off their moms to their friends and teachers! The Canterbury Chess tournament will be held on Saturday, February 9th in Bishops Hall. It is open to all students in grades K-12 with an interest in and basic knowledge of the game of chess. Participants do not have to be members of the chess club. Registration information is being sent in Friday folders and via email. If your child is going to participate, please email me at Fees may be paid at final registration, 8:15 – 8:45 a.m., on the day of the event.

Crazy Sock Day” is an opportunity for our students to have some fun while serving their communities. On Tuesday, February 12th, also known as Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” students may wear “crazy socks” if they bring in a pair or package of socks to donate to Hotdogs and Hope, an organization who ministers to the homeless in Ft. Worth. A collection box for the socks will be located near the office. Students should inform their homeroom teachers of their donation in order to receive the pass to wear crazy socks on Tuesday, February 12th!

Lastly, but certainly not least in the eyes of our students, next Friday, February 1st will be a Free Dress Day for Upper Elementary, a reward for winning the Fall Book Drive!

Have a blessed weekend!

Liz Fitzgerald

Head of Upper Elementary

972-572-7200, ext. 154

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