• Accelerated Reader

    This reading incentive program is designed to encourage students to read more books independently.  After reading a chosen book, they take a quiz online at school.  They receive awards for every five quizzes they pass.  Awards are distributed weekly at Friday's Morning Meeting time. For further information, please contact Mr. Bailey, Reading Resource Teacher, at dbailey@aacps.org

    Letter to Parents

    Parent's Guide


     Reading Olympics

    This annual reading incentive program takes place in the Fall of every year.  All students and staff are invited to participate for the entire six-week program.  Olympic team members who read for at least one hour per week for all six weeks receive a gold ribbon.  Team members who read four weeks get a silver ribbon and students who read for at least two of the weeks get a bronze ribbon.  All Olympic team members get a hand-created button designed each year by our art teacher, Mrs. Best.  Class participation is encouraged and rewarded with Olympic torches and books for classroom libraries.  For further information, please contact Mr. Bailey, Reading Resource Teacher, at dbailey@aacps.org


    Bowie Baysox Reading Incentive Program

    The Bowie Baysox baseball team sponsors this annual reading incentive program that takes place in early Spring and culminates at a ball game in May.  Students in grades K-5 who reads four books receive a free ticket to the ball game. Other family members can purchase tickets at a discount and make this into a family event.  Participants get to walk on the field before the game and be recognized for their reading.  Fireworks and the running of the bases ends the evening.  For further information, please contact Mr. Bailey, Reading Resource Teacher, at dbailey@aacps.org.


    Vocabulary Parade

    This annual parade takes place in the Spring at CES.  Students create posters, hats, or costumes to show off a new vocabulary word that learned during that year.  Classes are assigned to other buddy classes and they teacher each other their words.  Then the parade begins and follows the same route as our Halloween parade and is led by a visiting Word Wizard.  For further information, please contact Mr. Bailey, Reading Resource Teacher, at dbailey@aacps.org.


    Math Facts in a Flash

    This math program is designed to help studnets practice and learn their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.  They can log in and practice their facts at home or at school.  Quizzing is done only at school.  Students receive an award as they pass each set of five levels.  Rewards are distributed every other week at Friday’s Morning Meeting.  For further information, please contact Mrs. Fischetti, Math Lead Teacher, at dfischetti@aacps.org.

    Math Facts in a Flash Parent Information

    Parent Letter


    24 Game Club

     This after-school club is for studnets in grades 3-5 who already have a mastery of their math facts.  Studnets meet on Wednesdays 3:45-4:30 to play the 24 game which requires studnets to use four numbers form a card in any combination of facts to reach a total of 24.  Studnets enter a school competition in March and the top two studnets in each grade compete in the countywide competition.  For further information contact Mr. Bailey at dbailey@aacps.org.


    SeaPerch

    This science enrichment club is for students in grade 5.  Student-led teams build and operate underwater robotically-operated vehicles (ROVs). The junior engineers cut and drill PVC pipes, waterproofed motors, and solder wires and a circuit board. Teams present their ROV at the Elementary Expo at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD. For further information, please contact Ms. Dubina at pdubina@aacps.org or Mrs. Loiselle at mloiselle@aacps.org.


    Continental Math League

     This math enrichment program is for our studnets in grades 3-5 who are identified as gifted and talented in math.  The program has students work through 3-4 challenging math word problems per week.  The emphasis is on the problem-solving process, not on getting the correct answer.  Students on the team participate in several national online meets where they are presented with six very challenging math word problems to solve within 30 minutes.  For more information, please contact Mr. Bailey, Reading Resource Teacher, at dbailey@aacps.org.


    Drama Club

    Join us as we learn the ins and outs of the theater.  Our fourth and fifth graders focus on song, dance, acting, and backstage elements.  Each year we put on a full production for all to see.  We have just finished our audition process for our production of Shrek The Musical Jr. Our performance will be at the end March.   For more information, please contact Mrs. Adams at acadams@aacps.org or Mrs. Thompson at  cathompson@aacps.org.


    Dance Club

    This after school club is for students in grades 4-5 interested in dance.  Participants will learn various styles of dance throughout the year.  The dance company will perform at the annual countywide Dance Festival in February.  For more information, please contact Ms. White, Fourth Grade Teacher, at lewhite@aacps.org.


    STEM Fair

    The STEM Fair at CES is an opportunity for students in grades K-5 to develop a scientific display that shows the results of a science question or engineering problem that they conducted.  The school fair is held in the spring and the first-place winners in grades 3-5 goon to compete in the countywide STEM fair.  For more information, please contact Ms. Dubina, Lead Science Teacher, at pdubina@aacps.org.


    Girls on the Run

    Girls on the Run is a physical-activity based program that inspires our 3rd through 5th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using fun lessons which creatively integrate running.  We want every girl to know and activate her limitless potential and boldly pursue her dreams.

     We value standing up for ourselves and others, nurturing all parts of our heath, embracing differences, recognizing our power and responsibility, expressing joy in our thoughts, words, and deeds, and leading with an open heart.

     During our sessions, we focus on life skills like cooperation and open communication to enable each girl to reach her fullest potential.  We run, but it is a small part of what we do.  We begin to find out who we are and who we have the potential to be.  We also work on the courage to live up to that potential.  We find our place in the world and work to embrace it. For further information, please contact Mrs. Devereaux, Second Grade Teacher, at mdevereaux@aacps.org.


    Garden Club

    Our Green School Committee oversees our Garden club for students in grades K-2.  This club works to maintain and improve our outside educational areas, while learning about our environment and what it needs to stay healthy. For further information, please contact Mrs. Curtis, First Grade Teacher, at dcurtis3@aacps.org or Mrs. Williams, Second Grade Teacher, at klwilliams3@aacps.org.


    Aerospace Engineering Club

    The aerospace engineering club if for students in grades K-2 nad runs for six week sessions. This club introduces it members to the fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design.  Through focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons, and more!  For further information, please contact Mrs. Shidle, First Garde Teacher, at cshidle@aacps.org.