Principal's Message

 

Claude Chester School Where Possibilities are Endless!
Dear Parents/Caregivers  

       I am so proud of how  excellent a start of the 2020-21 school year has been despite the many changes that we needed to make to CC in order to make sure we are staying safe. 
     Our students have demonstrated that they are able to wear their masks safely, have adjusted to using the desk screens and have been giving each other space (social distancing). We are continuing to teach students how to long into the different platforms and programs to use during their Distance Learning Days.  
     I want to give a huge “Thank You!” to our custodial staff for all of their amazing work in keeping CC clean and health this summer and now during the year! They continuously cleaning throughout the day and doing deep cleaning in between cohorts. 
     We have some new faces this year to CC.  Please join me to enthusiastically welcome the following to our CC family:

Jaime Bissonnett, Social Worker in 2-3 Academy; Julianna Carroll, Kindergarten Aide; Elizabeth Couture, Grade 4 Teacher; Sabrina Diaz, Building Substitute;  Mackenzie Donnelly, Building Substitute; Jenifer Egan, Special Education Teacher;  Carolyn Ellis, Building Substitute;·       Margie Finley, Head Food Service Provider; Olivia Kelly, Paraprofessional,  Melissa Latawiec, Kindergarten Aide,  Poojaben Mehta, Preschool Paraprofessional, Dan Parker, PT Custodian; Christine Patterson, Paraprofessional; Rina Shah, Paraprofessional; Carol Torres, Nurse Aide

Please see the slideshow and video on the CC website home page that outlines some more of our procedures in place. 

This is CC's last year so we will be excited to celebrate during the year. 

Below is just SOME wonderful information about CC that we are CONTINUING:

  • CC is a Responsive Classroom School. We proactively promote positive behavior through interactive modeling and hold Morning Meetings every morning. Every adult is in a Morning Meeting everyday. We have three basic rules: BeRespectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. We have a fourth "rule" to Be Your Best. We take time at the beginning of the year to proactively review and model all rules and procedures school-wide and within the classroom to set students up for success.
  • CC has a Community Garden from which each class has gardening opportunities.
  • CC provides every student with Literacy and Math support during their Reading Workshop or Math Workshop.
  • CC has a committed PTO who are constantly looking for ways to help our school.

Thank you for your continued support and kindness to our school!

Sincerely,

Jamie Giordano

jgiordano@groton.k12.ct.us

860-449-5636

Smiling is contagious!

Principal and student sitting on the Buddy Bench

Ms. Giordano, Principal 

 

Mrs. Bibby, Assistant Principal