Hi.  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!




Thursday, November 16: Town Hall Meeting, 9:00 – 9:20 a.m.


Friday, November 17: Early Release Day. Parent Conferences. Dismissal at 12:55


Wednesday, November 22: Early Release Day.  Dismissal at 12:55 p.m.


Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break


Tuesday, December 5: PTA General Meeting 7:00 p.m. in the CCES all purpose Room


Center for Enrichment Studies Letter for 3rd Grade Parents!

Parents of 3rd graders, please be on the lookout for a mailer that was sent to your home regarding testing for the Center for Enrichment Studies. There will be two parent information meetings.  November 13th at 7:00pm at John F. Kennedy High School and January 24th at Richard Montgomery High School


Don’t miss: Protect Our Kids Night on Internet Safety at NCC Elementary

Are you worried about your child using the Internet? Or maybe you’re wondering whether they should be using social media? Or have you heard some scary stories but not sure what *you* as a parent should or can do?  Then, please join the Rock Creek Forest, Chevy Chase and North Chevy Chase PTAs for an adults-only evening to learn about Internet safety and other ways to keep our children safe. Free babysitting! 


Wed, Nov. 15 @ NCC Elementary All Purpose Room, 3700 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase

6.30-7.30 pm - Snacks and mingling with resource tables on topics to help us keep our kids safe, including info on health, sleep, fire safety, Common Sense Media, parenting tips, and saving for college via the MD529.


7.30 pm - Innocence Stolen: Protecting Our Children presentation, Vincent DeVivo, MD Attorney General's Office. This will teach us about how to keep children safe on the internet. Topics include social networking, cyber bullying, sexting, and internet predators. 

Please RSVP http://bit.ly/2xX9xNp if you plan to attend. Please also indicate if you will utilize free babysitting and how many children will be attending. RSVPs are necessary to reserve babysitting space.

Hope to see you all there! 


Potomac Pizza Community Night


It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving - No need to prepare dinner! 

Join us on Monday, November 20th at Potomac Pizza in Chevy Chase from 4-9 p.m.   On the go? Carry Out AND Delivery orders will be included in this fundraiser! 20% of the proceeds will be donated back to our school. 



Meeting at Silver Creek Middle School for parents of 5th grade students

Silver Creek Middle School invites the parents of 5th grade students at Chevy Chase ES, NCC and Rock Creek Forest to a Meet & Greet

Thursday, November 30 OR Monday, December 4, 2017, 6:00-7:00PM, in the Silver Creek Middle School Media Center 

Participate in a Q&A session with Principal Dr. Traci Townsend and Assistant Principal Mrs. Kimberly Heidler, to learn more about our school

Questions?  Contact Silver Creek at 240-740-2200


Save the date for our incoming 6th grade parent meeting on Tuesday, January 16 @7:00pm (Snow date January 22) in the Silver Creek MS Cafeteria:

Hear about course offerings for the 2018-2019 school year

Learn about middle school transitions

Meet the school leadership team



CCES Coat Drive for Montgomery County Families


Please consider donating coats, hats, gloves or scarves that no longer fit your family.  Everything collected will be delivered to Linkages to Learning for Montgomery County families.  Adult coats are also needed. So as you start going through your closets please donate and share warmth this winter. There is a box outside the school office for donations. We will collect coats until November 20 so we can deliver them before the holiday. Thank you!


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Leslie Schrader (lnschrader@gmail.com).



Fundraise for CCES while you shop!  


Amazon Rewards:  Help Chevy Chase Elementary earn money when you shop at Amazon!  Just click on the Amazon button on the CCES home page to get to Amazon, and Amazon will pay CCES up to 10% of all purchases made by shoppers who reached Amazon through the link above. No sign up, no card, and no codes needed.  


*Bookmark It! Amazon will donate every time you shop, so use this the button to get to Amazon, and get donations every time you access Amazon. 

*Share It!  The CCES link to the Amazon site works for anyone, not just Chevy Chase families, so please share the link with family, friends, or colleagues.  It doesn't cost the buyer anything to use our link — just ask them to click on the Amazon button!



Cheetah Pride


It’s not too late to join the PTA and donate to the Cheetah Pride Campaign.  This fund pays for the many programs the PTA runs each year - Artists in Residence, teacher grants, curriculum enrichment programs, community events… many “extras” that are no longer paid for by the school district.  The suggested contribution is $120 per family, and it’s tax deductible.  That amount also covers the classroom fund (for parties) and a family PTA membership.  We understand that $120 won’t work for everyone; some people can and will give more, and others less.  But we appreciate every contribution and know that as a community we will work together to fully fund our programs.


Please donate online at www.pay4schoolstuff.com.   For more information and a printable donation form, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_svSgUB0FEHVF94WVlLUkNRV1k/view


Any questions, please reach out to Tabitha Bailey, CCES Membership Chair at tabithambailey@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!


CCES Website

Don’t forget to check the school website for news, calendar items, daily schedules, staff directory, and more.  This should be your first stop when you have questions: 




PTA List Serve

Please encourage friends and neighbors who are new to CCES to join the PTA list serve.  It's the best way to stay in the loop.  Simply send an email to cces_net-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and mention your child's name and grade.  Please remember that while we do allow off-topic posts, they cannot be commercial in nature, and we ask that you include “Off Topic” or “OT” in the subject line.  Direct a response to someone’s question to the sender only; please do not reply to the entire group, in the interest of limiting inbox congestion.  Also note that there are Subscribe and Unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each post.  


Have a great week!

Kate Sheckells

(Teddy, 3rd, Wade)