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Tuesday is Pajama Day

Studetns can wear their favorite PJs to school. The CES cafeteria will be serving biscuits and gravy for lunch!

Students can bring food to conferences for CIS food drive

CIS offers games for kids during parent/teacher conferences! 

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Stuff the Principal’s office with non-perishable foods!

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School Attendance – Let the Race Begin

The race among classes for perfect attendance begins this month. To be successful, it’s important for students be in school every day. To encourage that, CES Principals have established weekly, quarterly, semester and yearly rewards to encourage students to come to school every day.

Students who have perfect attendance all week are placed in a drawing for an extra recess on Friday. Five students from each grade level are chosen. Class attendance is recorded for the month along a race track, with trophies given to the best class attendance at each grade level. Rewards for perfect attendance for each quarter, semester, and for the entire year may include Sonic coupons, a pizza party, popsicles at the park or a Wal-Mart gift card for perfect attendance all school year.

Reminder: Doors do not open 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 school day starts.

Community Happenings:

Meet Belle Coatesprofile Belle Coates

Belle Coates enjoys being on the Fifth Grade Leadership Team.

“It’s fun. I like the people on the team,” she said.

In addition to taking turns at crossing guard duty and collecting paper for recycling, she likes delivering the “orange notes.”

“We go to the front office and we hand them out to different teachers,” she said.

That’s not all.

“We talk to the cafeteria staff,” she added. “They ask what things kids would like to add or take off the menus.”

When Coates isn’t in school, she stays busy.

“I play basketball,” she said. “I also take piano lessons and sing in the honors choir.”




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Mr. Matt Koester​

Assistant Principal

Eric Hoops

Assistant Principal

Noel Shinkle


Office Hours 7:45am-4:15pm

Becky Howell

Melisa Aikins

Gloria Ruggles

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Contact Information

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