Canterbury Elementary School

Welcome to the Canterbury Elementary School Home Page! We are learning so much in this 2021-2022 school year.

Canterbury Cares Food Pantry-Kid Friendly Food

Pre-K Survey Link 2022

Parent Transportation Survey

Join us for the ‘Celebration of the Arts’    on May 25th!  Student Art work is displayed all over our building. Art Show is from 5:30-6:30. CES Chorus performs at 6:30 in the cafeteria.

4-H Camp Open House

Thank you for all the donations for the Food Drive!

Kindergarten Registration

NECC Council:  Our new regional school readiness council

CES Family Letter — Feb. 24th

CES Family Letter — Feb. 15th

Preschool Screenings for 2022

Pre-K Screening Sparkler App

Family Survey Link for January

Parent Leadership and CES Family Letter — Jan. 21st

CES Family Letter — Jan. 14th

CES December Family Letter — Accolades & Important Dates

Letter from the UA Team

CES Family Letter – Oct. 22nd

Available Resources for Parents

CES Family Letter – Oct. 1st

Free Lunch Application 2021

CES Family Letter – Sept. 24th – CES Accolades and Spirit Days

CES Family Letter – Sept. 10th

CES Family Letter – Sept. 3rd

CES 2021 – 2022 Handbook

CES Handbook Acknowledgement

Student Accident Insurance If you have questions or need more information in regards to the Student Accident Insurance, please contact Michele Demicco at

CES Family Letter – August 27th

CES Arrival and Dismissal

Student Letter from Miss Cary

CES Family Letter – August 13th

CES Family Letter – July 29th

PK Screening and Registration 2021 If you know of any family, friends, or neighbors who might have a child of preschool age, please pass this information along to them.

CES Family Letter – May 28th

Summer Reading Letter

Summer Reading Brochure

CES Family Letter – May 21st

CES Field Day 2021

Town Wide Yard Sale (PTO)

Friendly and Fun Month-long Raffle (PTO)

CES Family Letter – April 30th

CES Family Letter – April 9th

CES Spirit/Reading Week (April 12th-16th)

Kid’s Lab (Submarines) April Signup

Free Saturday Lunch – Check your child’s backpack ASAP

CES Family Letter – March 5th

Letter from Pupil Service Director Ms. Beckwith

Family Letter for February 19th

Remote Snow Day Overview

Nurse Notes for 2/5/21

CES Family Letter – Peace at Home

CES Family Letter – Valentine’s Day Guidelines

Kids Lab (Dolphins) – February Signup

Full Remote K-4 Schedule

Full Remote PreSchool Schedule

CES Family Letter – January 15th

CES Family Letter – January 8th

CES Family Letter – December 18th

CES Family Letter – December 11th

Kids Lab (Paleontologist) – December Signup

Author of Canterbury Book

Family Letter with Notes from the Nurse

Family Letter – Report Card Update

Remote Student’s Report Card Cover Page

Family Letter – Conferences, Report Cards, Kid’s Lab

Canterbury Cares

Family Letter – Peace At Home

We are looking for Parent Ambassadors for the Peace at Home Parenting Program.  Please Click here for additional information.

Picture Days were Oct. 20th and 22nd. On-line Orders Available.

Family Letter (10/16/20)

Energy Assistance

Second Step Letter

October 1, 2020 Update: CES Re-Opening Plan

Fall Newsletter

Community Halloween Flyer

Family Letter (09/11/2020) – Remote learning, Resources

Procedures and Protocols  See the links below for the Student Handbook and our Protocols.

CES Student Handbook

CES Student Handbook Addendum

PK Mask Wearing Protocol

Arrival and Dismissal Protocols

2020-21 Family Free Reduced Application

Parent Technology Resource Guide

CES PTO Letter (2020)

2020 – 2021 School Calendar

School Reopening  Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! There are links below for the re-opening plan, friendly letters and the Virtual Open House.

Reopening Our Schools Plan

Student Letter from Miss Cary

Parent Letter from Miss Cary

CES PreSchool Reopening Letter

CES Virtual Open House 2020

Superintendent Letter to CPS Families

Check out this wonderful link for our  Celebration of the Arts!

WHO IS THAT behind the mask in the picture?

Canterbury Cares will be providing some summer food assistance. Click here for details.

Family Letter (6/08/2020)

Family Letter (5/29/2020)

Family Letter (5/22/2020)

Food Service Delivery Form

Remote Learning Family Feedback (May 1, 2020)

SEPAC will present How to read your child’s IEP, with the 1st session on May 27th. The link to the remote meeting is included in the flyer.

Text Messages from CPS If you would like to receive Blackboard texts from the school, send a text to the phone number 23177 and type SUBSCRIBE CANT in the body of the text. If you are having any other issues with Blackboard, please email

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registrations   Beginning April 3rd, Mrs. John will be taking registration information for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please email her at   Preschool registration is for new three and four year olds.  Students who are currently enrolled in our preschool program do not need to contact Mrs. John. Kindergarten registration is for children who will be five years of age on or before December 31, 2020. Please pass this information along to any Canterbury residents who may have children in these age groups.

Parent Letters and Information For prior parent letters and Information, scroll down to School News. Note: Additional information is posted on the Family Resource page.

Parade Bus Routes

Family Letter (5/15/2020)

Family Letter 4/21/2020

Parent Informational Letter 4-3-20

Grab & Go Letter 4-3-20

Parent Information 3-27 

Chrome Book Acceptable Use

Covid 19 Letter from Nurses

Remote Learning

Remote Learning Resources  We are pleased that you are all doing the best you can. Have fun learning!

Specials (Unified Arts) Remote Learning for Physical Education, Art, Music and Technology

Library Remote Learning

Reading and Language Arts Remote Learning from Mrs. Goodwin

More Information from Mrs. Goodwin for Reading and Language Arts

Occupational Therapy Activities

HUGS Online

Mental Health and Other Support Resources

Remote Learning Packets   Although these packets were distributed for the Initial Remote Learning, they contain some good resources and information.

Specials (Unified Arts) Remote Learning for Physical Education, Art, Music and Technology for ending 4/5/20

Kindergarten Remote Learning Overview,  Learning Packet 1, and Learning Packet 2

Grade 1 Remote Learning Information

Grade 2 Remote Learning Information

Grade 3 Remote Learning Information

Grade 4 Remote Learning Information

Physical Education Remote Learning Information

Art Remote Learning Information

Continue Keyboarding  for Technology Remote Learning.

Music Remote Learning for Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 and Grade 4.

School News

Prior Letters  shared with Families   Parent Information 3-26   Principals Letter about Remote Learning 3-25-20    Principals Letter to Families 3-17-20      Letter to Parents Regarding Recent News of the Corona Virus 3-4-20    Meal Distribution Letter 3-17-20  

CES Posts

2022-23 CPS School Calendar (6/14/2022) - 2022-23 CPS School Calendar
2021-22 High School AM Routes (8/11/2021) - 2021-22 High School AM Bus Routes
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?

Check out the CES Technology Enrichment 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.


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.


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

Fax: (860) 546-6742