CUB COURIER Cecilton Elementary School

December 2013
Cecilton Elementary School
251 West Main Street
P. O. Box 27
Cecilton, MD 21913
Volume 4 Issue 11
Veterans’ Day
Almost 100 Veterans and guests attended our annual
Veterans’ Day Program on November 11 . Our Veterans
Day Program is always an important event. This year’s
theme was “A Star-Spangled Salute to Veterans.”
A Message from the Administration
On behalf of the students and staff at Cecilton
Elementary School we continue to graciously thank
each of you for your support. November was a busy
month! Families and community members joined us for
parent-teacher conferences, Mrs. Klopp and several
teachers and staff hosted an Intervention Night for
specially invited families, our Veteran’s Day
Celebration, P.T.O. sponsored Neon Nights, and the
first marking period awards assemblies. Our students
partnered with our PTO to collect food for those in need
and our school participated in the Coats for Kids
Campaign. During our first marking period awards
ceremony we were presented with a plaque to display
in our school and a financial donation from the George
Biddle/Cecilton Schools Alumni Association, The sense
of community partnership and servitude that exists at
Cecilton Elementary School is amazing.
Our veterans were most appreciative of the program
and the reception! We would like to thank everyone
who donated cookies for the reception that followed the
program. The Cecilton Lions Club sponsors an adopted
troop each year and the left-over cookies were
packaged and sent to them. Below, please find an
excerpt from a thank you letter sent to our school:
“Please accept my most sincere appreciation for the
outstanding Veterans Day Program that you, your staff
and especially the children provide on November 11,
2013. The enthusiasm, pride, excitement, and respect
demonstrated by all participants were delightful,
entertaining and even emotionally moving for me and
my wife.” It was obvious that this performance involved
tremendous thought, time, and energy and will be a
moment that I shall always treasure.”
You will see pictures which will document some of the
memories that were made in November and a thank
you note from a community member who attended our
Veteran’s Day program throughout this newsletter. We
appreciate that our school family and community is
willing to express concerns in order to problem solve as
well as give us positive feedback when things are going
Thank you for your continued support of Cecilton
Elementary School! We hope that you take the time
this month to make memories with your school,
families, and friends. Happy Holidays!
Mrs. Webster
Mrs. Boulden
Mrs. Webster
Mrs. Boulden
Assistant Principal
Our Pre-Kindergarten students salute our Veterans.
Have a Safe and
Happy Holiday!
Cecilton Alumni Association Present Plaque and
Donation at MP 1 Awards Assembly
Upper Bay Ruritans’ Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Thank You, Thank You! On behalf of the Upper Bay
Ruritan Club, we want to thank the members of our
school family who supported their spaghetti dinner on
November 8 by making a delicious baked item and/or
attending the dinner. The Ruritans donate $1,800
annually to our school for the Maryland Ag Lab!
Yearbook News – Mrs. West
The students have experienced many memorable
events this school year, such as an awards assembly,
school dance, Veterans Day Program, Ag Lab, and
several field trips. We need your help making sure all
our kids are represented in the school yearbook, so
please submit pictures you have taken.
Penguin Party
Please join us for our annual “Penguin Party,” on
Saturday, December 7 , from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. Each child will be able to make several holiday
crafts, visit the face painting booth, get a holiday tattoo,
make holiday cards for our soldiers, and enjoy light
refreshments (powered donuts, juice, and milk). The
cost for the Penguin Party is $5 per family. Do not
send in any money now, please pay at the cafeteria
We would also like pictures of the kids participating in
sports outside of school (baseball, football, soccer,
etc). Send them via email to
[email protected] Copy them onto a disc
marked yearbook and send it to school (put your name
on the disc and it will be returned to you).
Important Reminder about Birthday Treats
If you will be sending in treats such as cupcakes
for your student’s class, please make sure that they are
store bought and have the list of ingredients on the
Children can also participate in three estimation jar
activities (free) by guessing the number of M & M’s,
Hershey Kisses, and chocolate candies. Winners will
receive the jars and contents.
Due to several food allergies within the school, we have
to closely monitor all foods that are brought in from
home. Please consider alternative treats for the children
such as pencils or other party favors instead of food
Our hallway will be decorated with 14 gingerbread
houses created by each homeroom. You can vote on
your favorite penguin 25 cents = 1 vote.
The P.T.O. Holiday Shop will also be open in the Media
Center during the Penguin Party. Children can
purchase their own special gifts for family and friends. If
you ordered poinsettias, you can also pick them up in
the Media Center.
On-line payments for Student Meals and School
Fees (field trips, t-shirts, etc.)
For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce
the amount of cash and checks coming into our
While the children are making their crafts or making
purchases at the Holiday Shop, parents can visit the
raffle table and a baked goods table for additional
shopping opportunities.
To register:
Step 1: go to this website:
Step 2: Register by selecting “Get Started Now” and
following the steps.
Step 3: After you receive the confirmation e-mail,
please select the “click here” option, sign in and add
each of your students to your household account. You
will need your student’s ID number which can be
found on their report card. Thank you!
The Penguin Party is a family planned activity and an
adult must accompany all children. We hope you can
join us!
We hope that everyone has a safe, relaxing, and
enjoyable holiday!
News from our Counselor, Mrs. Price
December’s character trait continues to be CARING &
COMPASSION! Teachers and families should
encourage children to do kind things for others and
think of other people’s feelings.
For those of you who
receive new cell
phones for Christmas,
please remember to
donate your old cell
phones to our school.
(We also collect, eye
glasses and ink jet
Helping the Troops!: The Lions Club and a few 5
grade students will be packing boxes for the military
troops overseas this month on Tuesday, December 3 .
If you have any non- perishable food or snack
donations, please send them in with your child or place
them in the box in the lobby by this day. This month, as
a special treat for the troops we are also asking for
homemade cookies. Thank you for your continued
support for our dedicated men and women.