Harvest Festival gives kids a warmup for Halloween

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Washing machine

Families turned out for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun Sunday at the annual Cosumnes River Elementary School Harvest Festival. Children competed in three-legged and sack races, custume, pumpkin carving and pie-eating contests, and, in the end, everyone came out a winner. Jacob Pedego, 3 1/2, came up with the idea for his washing machine costume and took the prize for most original in the (pre)kindergarten through 3rd grade competition, while Ethan Liff's Elvis was judged funniest. Read more » about Harvest Festival gives kids a warmup for Halloween

Marking 60 years at Cosumnes River Elementary

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Cosumnes River Elementary School marked its 60th anniversary Friday with a celebration for students in the morning and a homecoming for the community in the evening. "Bridging the Past and the Future" was organized by Sloughhouse resident Christopher Utterback as his Eagle Scout project. Students learned about the four one-room schoolhouses that became Cosumnes Elementary in 1948 and the new school being planned for the site. Past principals and teachers visited, and memories were shared by long-ago pupils and people who have lived in the area for decades. Thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Considine's fifth grade class, above, they also learned how to pronounce "Cosumnes" correctly. Christopher, a 2005 CRES graduate who attends Pleasant Grove High School, was congratulated by his mother, Dia Utterback, after his presentation, below.

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CRES pupils are drinking bottled water after power outage hits well

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Cosumnes River Elementary school pupils and staff are drinking bottled water after the school’s well lost pressure Wednesday. Power to the well was accidentally cut off during repair work on the air conditioning system, Principal Mike Gulden said by phone Wednesday afternoon. Read more » about CRES pupils are drinking bottled water after power outage hits well

Picnickers enjoy back-to-school event at Stonehouse Park

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Families headed for Stonehouse Park Sunday afternoon for the annual Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA Back-to-School Picnic. The event featured burgers and hot dogs from the grill, games, and a chance for families to visit and catch up. Face painting was a big hit, and Ben Gignilliat, 3, waited in line with his mother, Lanie Gignilliat, until Anne Spencer could paint the little yellow snake he wanted.
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CRES to test emergency phone system today

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Cosumnes River Elementary will test its new emergency automated telephone system Wednesday morning.  The test call will go out to all students' home telephone numbers and emergency contact telephone numbers.  This new system has the ability to call all student telephone numbers and all employee home telephone numbers in the case of a major emergency.

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Layout for new elementary school presented to school board

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A proposed layout for Cosumnes River Elementary features a library front and center, just off Jackson Road, a 165-space parking lot at left, a two-story classroom building, rear center, and play fields on the site of the present school, right. See larger image here.

A sketch of the new Cosumnes River Elementary School -- with a library at the campus entrance, a long winding drive and play fields 10 feet above Jackson Road -- was presented Tuesday night to the Elk Grove Unified School District board. Read more » about Layout for new elementary school presented to school board

District and public will discuss how to continue school during construction

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The Elk Grove Unified School District board will begin public discussion next week about what's involved in keeping Cosumnes River Elementary School open while a new school is built on the Highway 16 site. Referring to the simultaneous tasks, Board of Education President Brian Myers said, "We've never done anything like this before."

Myers announced the Aug. 19 meeting in a forum posting. Read more » about District and public will discuss how to continue school during construction

School board gets upbeat report on new Cosumnes River Elementary

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The Elk Grove Unified School District board got news Tuesday night that was so good, board members talked about getting shovels ready to break ground for the new Cosumnes River Elementary School. Read more » about School board gets upbeat report on new Cosumnes River Elementary

CRES plans will be discussed at school meeting July 1

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The Elk Grove Unified School District will share the latest news on plans to expand the Cosumnes River Elementary School at a board meeting 7 p.m. July 1. Read more » about CRES plans will be discussed at school meeting July 1

School site? No problems yet, but no final answer, district says

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Exploratory work at the site proposed for a new elementary school has turned up nothing so far that would prevent a school from being built, according to the Elk Grove Unified School District. Read more » about School site? No problems yet, but no final answer, district says

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