Canterbury Elementary School

Welcome to the Canterbury Elementary School Home Page! 

Change in School Start Time

Please click on the link to view the letter in regards to the change in School Start Time.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

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

Kindergarten registration is now ongoing. Please call the school office at 860-546-6744 to make an appointment.

School News

Canterbury Elementary School raided $557.25 on ‘PJ Day for the Kids’ to benefit the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s. Click to view the letter we received from them.


Important Dates for January

  • January 17th– Early Dismissal @ Noon (Prof. Dev.)
  • January 20th– Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
  • January 24th– CityScape Fun Night 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • January 30th– Assembly @ 2:00 p.m.
  • January 31st – Kid’s Lab 3:30 – 4:30

Important Dates for February

  • February 14th– Early Dismissal @ Noon (Prof. Dev.)
  • February 17th– President’s Day (No School)
  • February 18th– Winter Break (No School)
  • February 28th – Kid’s Lab 3:30 – 4:30
CES Posts

January Lunch Menu (12/5/2019) - January Lunch menu January Chef’s Choice (BMS only) Monday: Tuna Sandwich Tuesday: French Bread Pizza Wednesday: Hot Dog Thursday: Cheese
2019-20 School District Calendar (8/6/2019) - CPS 2019-20 School Calendar
CES Report Card Memo (11/9/2018) - CES Report Card Memo  — To view a report card template, go to the grade level.
CES Parking Safety Memo (11/9/2018) - CES Parking Safety Memo


CES Kid’s Lab!

What is the CES Kid’s Lab?
CES Kid’s Lab aims to get students interested in and excited about STEM related concepts. Our hope is to provide opportunities for students in grades K-4 to create, construct, experiment, invent, think, solve, risk, try, grow, learn, explore and collaborate outside of the classroom. All while having FUN! Prior Kid’s Lab included ‘all about 3D Printers and How they are going to Change… Everything!’ and What is DNA?

What time? 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Music and More…

  • November 7th – Assembly @ 2:00
  • December 11th — Concert @ 6:30
  • January 30th — Assembly @ 2:00
  • March 19th — Assembly @ 2:00
  • May 14th — Celebration of the Arts 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • May 21st— Assembly @ 2:00


Check out the CES Technology Enrichment Newsletter!


Fall Newsletter

Check out the CES Fall 2018 Newsletter!

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


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.

Events from Spring 2018

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!

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.


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

Fax: (860) 546-6742