Canterbury Elementary School

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School News

First CES Assembly (Thursday at 2:00 p.m. )

  •     October 4th

First Day of School

The 2018-2019 First Day of School for students was Tuesday, August 28th.

School Hours:  8:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m.


Registration for Grades PK – 4 is on-going!

Please call (860) 546-6744 or come to the CES Office.


2017-2018 News

CES PTO Smile for Spring Event 

Thank you to all who contributed to the successful Smile for Spring event. We also want to send a big Thank You to the following vendors for your generous support.

American Grill, Bakers Dozen, Bethany Miller at Thirty-one, Better Val-U, Big Y, BJ’z Cycle Shop, BMB Motorworks, Brooklyn Farm and Pet, B-Z-B Farm, Central Cycle Club, Cindy Miller, CrossFit Aisling, D&G Pizza and Pub, Day Break Diner, Freedom RV, Frito Lay, Funky Little Frog, Harpo’s Jump and Fun, Jack and June Designs, MJ Egan Carpentry, Ninja Tree Service, Paint Night, Radical Roots, Raymond’s Auto, Scotland General Store, Sehl Studios, She’s Sew Obsessed, Sweet Peas, That Breakfast Place, Whisper Willow Farm, and Wild Scoops Ice Cream.

Important Dates 

To view May and June events, click on this Important Dates link.

4th Grade Sendoff 

The 4th Grade Sendoff will be on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The last school day for students is Friday, June 22, 2018.

Kindergarten Registration 

Registration is now ongoing. Please call 860-546-6744 for an appointment.

PRESCHOOL SCREENING for the 2018-19 School Year

Preschool screening is now ongoing. Please call 860-546-6744 for an appointment. If you know of any family, friends, or neighbors who might have a child of preschool age, please pass this information along to them.

Check out the CES Technology Enrichment Newsletter!

School Activities

Family Fun Nights and CES Kid’s Lab!

Thank you to those who collected recyclable cardboard boxes, tubes and other interesting shapes for our Cityscapes (or castles) project and also, the Marble Run. We had a great time at both events! The Marble Run was the first event for the CES Kid’s Lab.

Click on the link for more information about the CES Kid’s Lab.

Reading Week

During Reading Week in April, we had D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read), Wear Words on Wednesday, Swithcheroo, Character Dress Up and Tour of Doors.

Students loved bringing books and characters to life!

 Check out the Fall 2017 Newsletter!

The mission of Canterbury Elementary School, in partnership with home and community, is to promote interactive student learning through a positive, caring environment in which self-worth is enhanced and a life-long commitment to learning is developed.


Canterbury Elementary School has been gathering a baseline of data for the 2017-2018 school year in the areas of Language Arts and Math using the NWEA MAP Growth assessment. Students in grades one through four have been excited about using the Chromebooks to complete the electronic assessment. Technology skills are being developed by students having to click, double-click, and drag-and-drop to answer questions. This will definitely be beneficial for the Smarter Balanced State Testing.

Teachers will review the data, along with other data that has been collected within their classroom to better direct their teaching to the needs of each student.

NWEA MAP Growth Parent Guide



Parents at the Canterbury Elementary School have the ability to create an account and access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. In order to create an account, parents will need the user id and password provided with the letter. Please use the PowerSchool Parent Portal Log In Guide for step by step instructions. Please email the school if you have any questions.


stop bullying

The Canterbury Public Schools Safe School Climate Plan is developed and addresses the existence of bullying in its schools. A core component of preventing bullying and creating an environment that is safe for all is the ability for students to anonymously report acts of bullying and teen dating violence to school employees. Students can use the reporting form below or can text information to the school bullying reporting hotline at (401) 992- 4132  or simply write down the information and share with a teacher or administrator. Both online forms of reporting are directed to a school administrator who will follow the procedures and protocols in compliance with the Canterbury Public Schools Safe School Climate Plan.

Canterbury Public Schools Safe School Climate & Bullying Reporting Form


Important Information for Parents and Students for the 2017-2018 School Year

2017-18 Canterbury Public Schools District Calendar

2017- 18 CES & BMS Bus Run Information

2017- 18 Canterbury Public Schools Emergency Automated Notification Form (Blackboard)

2017-2018 Student Accident Insurance Information

2017-18 Application for Free and Reduced-price School Meals or Free Milk

2017-18 Canterbury Public Schools Green Cleaning Program Statement


67 Kitt Road
Canterbury, Connecticut 06331
Phone: (860) 546-6744

Fax: (860) 546-6742