February 8th, CES Honor Choir Tour

CES BOOK FAIR February 19-27th.  

February 26-March 2nd, Dr. Seuss Celebration week

February 27th, CIS Family fitness Night, 5:30pm

February 28th, Star Assemblies, 12:30pm-K,1,2   1:30pm-3,4,5

February 5-16th, CIS Community food Drive.  You can deliver food items to classrooms for collection. 

Community Happenings:

Reminder:   We do not open doors until 7:45am and no student is supervised until that time. It is not healthy for students to stand out in the weather prior to 7:45am so do not drop students off or let them walk to school prior to 7:45-this is still 45 minutes before the start of the school.

cat in the hat celebration

CIS fitness night


 Feb 19-23rd & 26th-27th
Shopping hours: 8am-4pm
Reading Night: Feb 22nd 6pm-7pm
Public Night: Feb 27th, 4pm-8pm

Each classroom will be visiting the book fair, Feb 19-21st. Students will be filling out a "wish list" of books they would like to own or have in their classroom. You are under no obligation to purchase what is on their wish lists. Credit cards, checks, or cash accepted. No tax charged. Parents cannot pull kids from their classrooms, bbut there are many opportunities to visit. 
Scholastics book fair is sponsored by CES PTO

Click here for more info

PTO Book fair Paws

book fair info


The health and well-being of the students in USD 413 Chanute Public Schools is our top priority.  The current influenza/illness outbreak across our state and nation has certainly heightened our sense of awareness about student/staff health.  The district is watching this issue closely, like we do every year, and are using proactive and precautionary measures to ensure that we have the healthiest environment for all students.  Our custodial staff is working extra diligently to sanitize the schools and our teachers are working with students to remind them of healthy hygiene habits to mitigate any additional spreading of illness.

We ask for parent and community cooperation during this time to help ensure that we keep the illnesses to a minimum.  The following are building policies as well as suggestions from health organizations that we would ask that everyone follow to help us maintain a healthy environment:

  • Children having a temperature elevated above 100 degrees and/or vomiting need to stay home from school. The child may return to school after being free of fever and vomiting for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

  • Keep students home that are vomiting or have diarrhea.

  • Keep students home that have pink or crusty eyes.

  • Call the doctor when illness symptoms persist.

  • Talk to your students about appropriate hygiene habits such as:

    • Covering mouths when coughing and sneezing

    • Washing hands regularly

    • Utilizing facial tissues when necessary

We are seeing that some of these “bugs” are lasting anywhere from 5-10 days.  Please keep students home while they exhibit persistent symptoms which is in the best interest of their health and for the health of all other students and staff who are in our buildings every day.



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Mr. Matt Koester​


Assistant Principal

Eric Hoops


Assistant Principal

Noel Shinkle



Office Hours 7:45am-4:15pm

Becky Howell howellb@usd413.org

Melisa Aikins aikinsm@usd413.org

Gloria Ruggles rugglesg@usd413.org

Contact Information

Chanute Elementary School
500 Osa Martin Blvd
Chanute, Kansas 66720
Phone: 620.432.2530
Fax: 620.432.2542