CES FAQ's

CES FAQs

Who are the principals of Colonial Elementary?

Dr. Terese Boegly and Mrs. Kylene Phillips are the principals. Dr. Boegly has been a principal at Colonial Elementary since 2000 and Mrs. Phillips joined the team in 2015. Together they lead over 75 staff members who help make CES a wonderful place to come learn and grow each day.

Who is the CES mascot?

Scout the Trailblazer is our mascot! Scout encourages us to "blaze a positive path for other to follow." Scout reminds us to be responsible, to be respectful, and to be safe.

What specialist classes are there at Colonial Elementary?

There are 7 specialists at CES! Each day the students experience Library, Gym, General Music, Technology, Health, Art or Science Process Skills! There are many exciting concepts and activities during specialist's classes to look forward to at CES – using microscopes to view cells in health class, building robots and coding in technology, creating pottery or chalk drawings in art, learning to read music and play the recorders or xylophones during music, researching and going on book scavenger hunts in the library, learning the elements of tennis or tackling the obstacles during the adventure unit, or making ice cream and designing airplanes during science process skills. Specialist classes will be sure to be a highlight of your day!

What does a typical day look like at Colonial Elementary?

At CES, students learn in the team teaching model. That means you will spend half of your day learning language arts and social studies with one teacher. Then, you will spend the other half of your day learning math and science with your other teacher! Double the teachers...twice the learning! Also during your day, you will have a 45-minute specialist class and 50 minutes for recess and lunch

What before school and after school activities are available at Colonial Elementary?

Girls on the Run – Girls meet twice a week between February and May to get fit and build self-esteem.

Garden Club – Students learning about how to grow and maintain a fruit and vegetable garden.

Odyssey of the Mind – Students work in groups to design and create solutions to given problems by developing a script for a skit to perform.

Math Olympiad – Students learn to solve higher level math problems that are scored in a competition with other students across the United States.

Math Problem Solving – Students who love mathematics come together weekly to solve challenging math tasks.

Floor Hockey, Open Gym, Tchoukball – Students meet before school to play a variety of sports with teams.

Reading Olympics – Students develop a team and read books together. They then compete against other local schools by answer trivia questions related to the information from the stories.

Read for the House – Students set a reading goal and earn money for children fighting childhood cancer.

CES Cares – Students participate in a variety of philanthropic activities – collecting books and clothing, shopping for holiday gifts for children in need from our community, collecting stuffed animals for children who are victims of domestic violence, holding their own Alex's Lemonade Stand for childhood cancer and much more!

Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Percussion Ensemble – Students further develop their music skills outside of their lessons by participating in one of these musical groups. There are two performances each year!

What activities can you play at recess?

During outdoor recess, students can play on our three playgroup equipment stations – jungle gym, swings, obstacle courses, slides, and our spider web-like Netscaper. We have two basketball courts, wall ball, and tether ball. There are fields for kickball and soccer. Or, you may choose to use jump ropes for Double Dutch or play Four Square.

A few other special events at Colonial Elementary are:

We have a Science and Innovation Night where students can participate in a variety of STEAM activities by problem solving with their families. Each fourth grader participates in the W.E.T. program where they learning important swimming skills by swimming in the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School pool! There are several special assemblies each year from author visits to engaging music and athletic groups! They are always crowd-pleasers!

How do we celebrate the positive choices student make at Colonial Elementary School?

Throughout the year, our school community joins together to celebrate and reward the positive choices students make throughout the year. These special events are called Trailblazer Days. Students participate in fun activities like our own CES carnival, movie and PJ Day in the CES theatre, creating crafts and playing team sports games! We encourage parents/guardians to attend these special events as either guests or volunteers.

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