Welcome to Conner Street Elementary

We are located at 445 Conner Street in Hurricane, West Virginia. We have 374 outstanding students in grades pre-K through fifth. Our Principal is Ms. Kristi Barker. We have twenty-two amazing classroom teachers, six fantastic classroom aides, three exceptional custodians, two caring secretaries, and three wonderful cooks. Our school was built in 1966 and a new addition was added in 2013. We are fortunate to be a Leader in Me school. We believe in educating the whole child. We believe that all students can learn and that we can be successful at teaching all students. We welcome parent and community involvement because we believe that together we can achieve more. Please visit our website to learn about the exciting things happening at Conner Street Elementary School!

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 December 7, 2017                                                               http://cses.putnamschools.com/             

Conner Street Elementary School


Principal’s Message: Thanks so much to our volunteers who decorated the front of the school! It looks festive and cheery! Thanks to everyone who purchased gifts for our angel tree! If you need to reach me, please email at kbarker@k12.wv.us or call (304)562-9351. Thanks! Ms. BarkerJ


Working phone numbers: PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PHONE NUMBERS IN THE OFFICE IF THEY HAVE CHANGED. We must be able to reach you in the event of an emergency. Thank you!


Mark Your Calendars


11-15- Santa’s Shop- students can bring money to purchase gifts for family members, volunteers needed, please watch for sign up sheets. Please be specific about who your child should purchase for on the envelopes.

12- 3rd Grade Winter/Holiday concert at Forrest Burdette Church at 6:00. Students performing need to arrive at 5:45 to get ready.

14- HHS students presenting Spanish class to K-2, 10:30 and 3-5 1:00

14- Ms. Barker out for a principals’ meeting

15- Angel Tree gifts due today

15- Dance- Pre-K through 1st come from 5:00-6:00 at school. $3. Pre-K-1st parents must stay at the dance with their children. 2nd grade-5th graders come 6:00-8:00, $5, and may be dropped off and picked up.

16- (Saturday) Fun Day at School (led by Miss Harrison)—see blue sign up sheets that came home. For $15, you can drop your child off (K-5th) at school and complete your Christmas shopping! $5 for each additional CSES student. Spots are limited--- sign up today!

19- Good News Club- opening meeting. GNC is a religious based club that will be meeting immediately after school on Tuesdays. Volunteers from First Baptist of Hurricane are in charge of this club. Volunteers have been background checked and trained in the curriculum.Information will come home soon regarding GNC. Students who sign up MUST stay every Tuesday for the meeting unless a note is received by a parent. Pick up time is 4:15. K-5 students.

21- Holiday Parties 1:15 for K-5, Homeroom parents plan games/lead party. School provides snacks/drinks. Wear your pajamas!

22- Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, 2 hour early dismissal for students. * Students will be sent home in the way you listed on beg. of year paperwork. Notify teacher if that has changed. No after-school care (YMCA).

Dec. 23-Jan. 1- No School, Christmas Break

**We return to school on January 2nd. ***


Thanks so much to the following students and staff members for ringing the bell at Kroger’s for the Salvation Army last Saturday! You helped raise money to provide gifts to people in need.


Tommy Lanham, Tucker Smith, Ethan White, Preston Westfall, Gracelyn Westfall, Hayleigh Westfall, Kelsie Call, Timmy Call, Lex Board, Weston Smith, Mason Lewis, Tanner Sutherland, Colt Smith, Jacob Batten, Kylie Batten, Jacey Wilkinson, Gavin Vance, Brooke Oxley, Haley Oxley, Jillian Noel, Ayla Aubrey, Rowan Menear, Ramsee Menear, Rexton Menear, Braxton Nester, Josie Shamblin, Cole Solomon, Mrs. Noel, Mrs. Jacobs, Mrs. Kelli, Mrs. Stalnaker




Congratulations to CSES’s Math Field Day Team! 5th grade: Jackson Miller, Ayla Aubrey, Bryant Flavin, Hunter Bernard

4th grade: Faith Taylor, Caleb Sadowski, Ashton Warner, Izzy Brown

Thanks to Mrs. Sutton for sponsoring the MFD Team and volunteering time to work with the students in preparation!





Community News: Christmas Dinner Boxes…

On Dec. 16th, Saturday, beginning at 8:00 am, free Christmas Dinner Boxes will be given out in front of First Baptist Church in Hurricane. All you need to do is drive up and a box will be placed in your car filled with all the food you will need to prepare a traditional Christmas dinner… with a few extra ‘kid-friendly’ foods. No ID or proof of need required. Boxes will be given out as long as quantities last, so try to arrive early. No early boxes will be handed out.



2- we are back at school today

2- Good News Club, pick up at 4:15

4- Ms. Barker out for Principals’ Meeting

10- No school for students, CE for staff

15- No school, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

16- PTB meeting, 3 pm

19- 4th and 5th grade dinner and movie (PTB sponsored- sign ups to follow)

26- Report Cards come home 1st-5th grades



For Physical Education class, Mrs. Cummings would likeyou tosend in any pictures of your family or individual childdoingany type of physical activity. Some examplescould be apicture of your family on a hike,skiing together, playing Wii together, or an individual picture of your child doing some type of physical activity. These will be displayed on a "Family Fitness" bulletin board in the cafeteria and will be returned within a month or two. Thanks!

Also, although it is a few months away, we would like to encourage everyone to be thinking of supporting our HEART HEROES here at CSES and the American Heart Association. Our kickoff for Jump Rope for Heart will be Feb. 5-9, and we would love to make this the best year yet here at CSE!





Congratulations to the class winners who competed in our spelling bee. 3rd graders- Ella Sturm, Noah Campbell, Jericho Dexter, Aiden Smith, Zoey Westfall, Kendra Rainey, 4th graders- Blake Qualls, Tristan Tucker, Faith Taylor, and Myleigh Smith, 5th graders- Ben Perkins, Ayla Aubrey, Jana Naylor-Aten, Autumn Cooper, Elijah Miller, Marijane Kinser


Congratulations to school winner Ayla Aubrey and runner-up, Ella Sturm. We are SO proud of you!

Congratulations to Mrs. Unroe’s 2nd grade class for winning November’s box top collection contest. They have earned a board game party and a new class board game for indoor recess! Remember to collect your box tops and to put them in baggies with student name/teacher name. Each month, our Boxtop Coordinator Somer Hollaway will count these and let us know the winning class. This is free money that can be used to purchase classroom materials for the students.

County-Wide Competition Alert!

Putnam County Schools are partnering with local food banks to do a county-wide food drive to help those in need. Our donations will go to the food bank at Forest Burdette Church, and benefit many of our own students. Please help by donating canned food or non-perishable foods throughout the months of December and January. We will have a big donation barrel outside of the school office, and students who donate can write their name on our sign. Thanks for your help!


They are tallying up each elementary school’s collections to declare a winner, and we would love to win this competition!



Community News: White Chapel Memorial Gardens is looking for volunteers to help with their annual candlelight service, held on Dec. 9, 2017. Volunteers are needed to help place and light candles throughout the cemetery. Volunteers should arrive by 2:00pm, and the service begins at 5:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, contact the park at 304-736-5221 or CSES parent Ashley Stalnaker at 304-444-6315.

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