Welcome Back and Updates

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:29pm

We hope your summer has been as relaxing and productive as ours here at CLES! We will be sending out our annual welcome back letter in a week or two. Until then, we wanted to share some updates and important dates.

Back to School Events:

  • Kindergarten Orientation August 26th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Cafeteria)
  • New Family Orientation August 26th, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)
  • Open House August 26th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (classrooms)
  • First Day of School for Students August 29th School bell rings at 8:33 a.m. and the late bell rings at 8:45 a.m.
  • Back to School Night September 20th - 3rd–5th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. & September 21st - K–2nd from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Staffing Updates

We have had several staffing changes this summer and we wanted to communicate these changes with you.

We wish the following staff members the best of luck! Departing from CLES:

  • Lauren Taylor - special educator - will be taking on a new position outside the county.
  • Amanda Bucchioni - reading specialist - will be transferring to Bryant Woods Elementary School.
  • Patrick Spliedt - part-time PE teacher - will be teaching PE at Patapsco Middle School.
  • Amy Brannock - special educator - will be taking on new roles outside the school system.
  • Chelsea Dunn - 1st Grade paraeducator - will be continuing her education and teaching in Washington, D.C.

Joining CLES are the following staff members:

  • New to our kindergarten team is Amy Fuller coming from Gorman Crossing Elementary School.
  • New to our kindergarten team in the position of teacher is Beth Panageotou.
  • Jennifer Kinloch will be our new special education teacher and team leader. She joins us from Manor Woods Elementary School.
  • Kate Mason joins us from Clarksville Elementary School as a special education teacher.
  • Christina Tyrrell will be our new part-time Physical Education teacher.
  • Jennifer Kim will be our new part-time ESOL teacher joining us from Stevens Forest Elementary and Forest Ridge Elementary.
  • As our new reading specialist, Jaimie Shirokobrod joins us from Gorman Crossing Elementary and Jeffers Hill Elementary.
  • Anne Marie Kasuda will be an additional part-time school psychologist.
  • Marisa Kavka joins us from Swansfield Elementary as our part-time kindergarten paraeducator.

All of our new staff members come with strong foundations and are extremely talented. Please join me in welcoming them to our wonderful Centennial Lane community.

Changing assignments at CLES:

  • Laura Brown joins the 1st grade team.
  • Carol Wilson joins the 2nd grade team.
  • Meagan Monfrida joins the 2nd grade team.
  • Tiffani Cutler joins the 3rd grade team.
  • Melanie Montanez joins the 4th grade team.
  • Jill Blaise will be our kindergarten team leader.

Changing Names:

  • Ms. Lisa Barnett is now Mrs. Lisa Ettinger
  • Ms. Megan Corrao will be Mrs. Megan Welsch

Our Building Updates:

Our custodial crew is working tirelessly to clean our building so it is ready for the students return on August 29th. We have had maintenance to our HVAC systems, and major updates to our portables 88 and 90. Some of these updates include new flooring, doors, windows, HVAC systems and a whole new exterior. We look forward to sharing these changes with you.

We are looking forward to a great school year!