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Canterbury Elementary School.   

Telephone: 603-783-9944

This year’s CES school-wide theme is Civics and Citizenship. Students will be covering topics such as why there are rules at home and at school, what patriotic symbols mean, and how people can effectively work together in groups. They will be learning about our nation’s past, the constitution, and how our government works.  This will all tie in well with our social curriculum, Responsive Classroom, where children learn how to take care of themselves, take care of others and take care of our environment. “There’s a tie in to participation that comes from learning about civics at a young age and through higher education. Successful people are those who understand how government works and what it means to be a citizen.”Taylor-Thoma, vice chairperson of the Maryland Commission for Civics Literacy.

Assemblies 2015/2016

Assembly 4/1/2016
Students in Mrs. Wieck's class presented sayings and their meanings. 

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Assembly 3/11/2016
Mrs. Charest's class shared their 3 wishes.

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Assembly 3/4/2016

Students in Mrs. Theroux's class shared their wax museum presentations on famous Americans. Star students were recognized. The PTO's box-top certificates were presented. The school has collected over 3,000 box tops which will translate to over $300.00 for the school. Thank you all!

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Assembly 2/19/2016

The focus for this assembly was public officials. Several speakers came and spoke about their jobs including Ken Folsom-Selectman,  Robert Reed-school board, George Saunderson-state representative, Annie Kuster-US Representative. Letters from senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte were read. A video from Governor Maggie Hassan was also played. 

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Assembly 2/12/16
Courageous Exploring Scholars presented information on Abraham Lincoln.

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Assembly 2/5/16
The Courageous Exploring Scholars presented a game that explains personalized learning and proficiency scales. 

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Assembly 1/15/16
Kindergarten students led the assembly, students watched a pig race from the  fundraiser classroom winners, and star students were recognized. 

Assembly 1/15/16

Assembly 1/8/16
First grade presented interesting facts about what animals do in winter to survive. For college day several college students visited CES, spoke with the whole school during assembly, and also in some classrooms. 

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Assembly 12/11/15
Grade 4 students presented information on crayfish and beetles. 

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Assembly 12/4/15
Grade 3 students presented their wishes.

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Assembly 11/20/15
Courageous Exploring Scholars presented a play on the brain.

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Assembly 11/13/15
Fifth graders taught us about rockets.

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Assembly 10/30/15
Students in Kindergarten got us in the mood for Halloween. 

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Assembly - 10/23/15
First graders shared about bats.

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Assembly - 10/16/15
Second-grade students shared a project in which students created insects & habitats, and wrote about their creations.

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Assembly - 10/2/15
Includes second-grade poetry, a presentation from the SPCA, and fall star students.

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Stamp Contest Winners

Assembly - 9/11/15

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One-Room Schoolhouse Visits 2016

1-Room School 2016

One-Room Schoolhouse Kickoff
Students recently experienced real-world hands-on history lessons. In order for students to learn about the 1930's time period Mrs. Gingrich, along with the Canterbury Historical Society, and many volunteers, organized a day filled with activities. Students learned about the railroad, Hoovervilles, breadlines & soup kitchens, clothing & fashion, hobo life, and fun activities from the 1930s. Thank you to all who volunteered their time!

1-Room School Kickoff

Inventors and their Inventions

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Night at the Museum 2016

Night at the Museum

Student Vote 2016

CES Vote 16

Author Gloria Gavris
Author Gloria Gavris spoke to BES students about her book E is for Election. Check out her selfie with the students and staff at:   https://twitter.com/gloriagavris

Author Assembly Jan 16

Thanksgiving Senior-Citizen Luncheon

Thanksgiving Senior Citizen Luncheon

Veterans Day Recognition

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Rockets 2015
Fifth graders learned about, made, 
and set off rockets with Mrs. Gingrich.

CES Rockets 2015

Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015

SPCA Drive

CES Pumpkin Carving for the Pumpkin Festival

Constitution Day Play

Constitution Day Play 2015

Pictures From The First Week

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Parents may log in to view student artwork that your child has been working on in art class with Miss Cotnoir. Click on the link below.