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Welcome Letter to Parents

Greetings Panther Families, 

Welcome back to Continental Colony Elementary School, a community that increases life chances with grit and resilience. We hope you had a restful and rejuvenating break filled with cherished moments and exciting adventures. As we embark on a new academic year, we wanted to take a moment to extend a warm welcome to all our returning families and extend a special greeting to those who are joining us for the first time. 

The faculty and staff of CCES are thrilled to have you as an integral part of our incredible Panther Family. This year, we are placing a particular emphasis on fostering grit and resilience, recognizing that these qualities are key to unlocking opportunities and maximizing life chances for our students. 

Grit is the courage and determination to persevere in the face of challenges and setbacks, while resilience is the ability to adapt and bounce back from adversity. We passionately believe that instilling these attributes in our students will not only help them succeed academically but also in their personal and professional lives. 

We look forward to seeing you at Open House, Monday, July 31, 2023, from 9:00AM – 11:00AM. We are asking all families to enter through the cafeteria doors. Below you will find the agenda for the CCES Open House. 

Time & Location



9:00AM Cafeteria

Welcome: Grit & Resilience

Class DOJO

Dr. Horton, Ms. C. Lee, Mr.

Phillips, Mr. Gomillion

9:30AM Cluster Hallway

Attendance Goal

Enrichment Team

9:40AM Classroom Visits

Meet the Teacher

Classroom Teachers

10:15AM Auditorium

Gifted and Talent Development

Ms. Richardson

We look forward to seeing you July 31st at Open House and August 1st at 7:45AM to begin our first day of a year filled with grit and resilience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you every step of the way. 


With warmest regards, 

Kristen Horton Ed.D. 


Continental Colony Elementary School 

Printable copy of welcome letter