Principal’s Corner –

On Friday, October 6th, we are conducting a planned evacuation drill to Merrick Avenue Middle School.  Please be aware that on this day from approximately 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM all children and staff will be exiting Chatterton.  During that time period there will be no one allowed to enter Chatterton Elementary School.

Fire Prevention Week is from October 8—14, 2017!   Our local fire department will be here on Tuesday, October 10th to speak with our students in Grades K-3 regarding fire safety.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to hear first-hand from firefighters how to stay safe and protected.

We are holding a poster contest for this year’s theme: “Every Second Counts:  Plan 2 Ways Out!“.  All posters must be submitted on white, 8 1/2’’ x 11’’ paper, drawn horizontally or vertically. Any type of coloring instrument can be used.  All entries are due to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, October 4th.  Please make sure the child’s name and class is written on the back of their poster!  All posters will be proudly displayed in the APR during Fire Prevention Week!

School will be closed on Monday October 9th in observance of Columbus Day.

Special notices –

PTA MembershipWe encourage everyone to become a PTA member.  Every class that has 100 percent of families registered as PTA members will receive extra recess with their class!!!  Membership is $12 for first member and $8 for each additional member.  In order to join you will need to follow this hyperlink:  you will not be able to attend PTA sponsored field trips or events if you are not a PTA member. Thank you!  These membership fees help to sponsor functions such as: cultural arts events, Peace and Friendship day, class field trips and many other great events for your children throughout the school year!

PTA Committees and Lunch Program– Please note you must be a PTA member to Chair and/or volunteer for all Committees as well as our lunch program.  Please contact Michelle Kraus for any questions about our Chatterton PTA Committees and to volunteer.

KidStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser – Valuable, kid-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books have been sent home.  Please send in your $25 payment with completed Money Collection Envelope to your child’s teacher or any unwanted books.  These books are only available through schools and our school earns 50% or more profit on each book we sell!  Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book!

Happening this week –

Picture Day – Get out those smiles!!!! 😊 School pictures are scheduled for Tuesday October 3rd.
We have a new photographer this year who some may already know from MAMS-Island Photography. Flyers were sent home last week with the details. Everything will be done online so there are no envelopes and payments due beforehand.  Please contact Michele Leo 516-946-1830, for any questions.

Happening soon –

Spaghetti Night –Our Annual Spaghetti Night is Thursday, October 19th.  This event is closed, we are at full capacity!  Please drop bottles of soda or water to main office labeled for Spaghetti Night and desserts can be brought that night.  If you are interested in helping out that night, have a question about the evening or have a small donation to donate for a door prize, please contact Letizia Maltese at or Elayna Bloch at

Reminders & Ongoing Programs –

PTA Lunch Service

Online lunch program is BOONLI.  This year we have a newly user friendly online ordering system-  Instructions for registration were included with your child’s placement letters. No late orders can be accepted.  If you have any questions or problems with registration or ordering, please contact Thanks for your cooperation.

  • Ordering for November is now open and closes midnight on 10/15


Box Tops for EducationReminder the first deadline is Friday, October 13th!!  Over the last three years, Chatterton has submitted over 25,000 Box Tops and earned more than $2,500!  We will have THREE submission deadlines this school year, and first, second and third place winnings announced and prizes distributed.  Please send all clipped Box Tops in a baggie or envelope in your child’s backpack and labeled with your child’s teacher’s name so that each Box Top is counted towards the total class numbers.  Future deadlines for submission are February 16th and June 8th.  Winning classes will be awarded extra time at gym/recess, lunch outside in the P&F Garden, a craft activity, etc. and a GRAND PRIZE will be awarded in June.  Each Box Top raises 10 cents for Chatterton and amounts to hundreds of dollars for our school that the PTA will use towards things to benefit our children. Please note the expiration dates and cut on the dotted lines.  Nothing expired or ripped will be counted!  Box Tops are included on hundreds of products including Hanes clothing, Betty Crocker baking goods, General Mills cereals, Yoplait yogurts, Kleenex and Scott paper goods and Green Giant vegetables, just to name a few.   For more information and a list of participating products, please visit

Happy Birthday! – Each month, on the bulletin board in the main hallway, the PTA posts the names of children who are celebrating birthdays.  In order to make the board more exciting and fun, we would love to include a recent photo to go beside each child’s name.  Please send in a photo to your child’s teacher in an envelope labeled “PTA birthday photo”, include your child’s name, birthday month, teacher and grade.  In addition, please label the photo with your child’s name and birth month.  Please submit by October 1.  This photo will not be returned.  Thank you very much!  Pls contact Maria Milito 516-835-2209,

Chatterton Twitter Account – Please follow us on Twitter to receive the most current “learning snapshots” being posted.  This will enable you to have a window into the learning experiences and activities your children are engaged in during the school day.

Our school Twitter account is @ChattertonSOARS.

PTA Resources-

We have a great website! If you have not already done so, please register on our Chatterton PTA website in order to receive emails regarding upcoming events, important dates, lunch program information and to receive your weekly Monday Memo.  In order to do so, log onto

Join our Facebook Page if you would like to receive up to the minute information and reminders.

PTA Committees– Our PTA can always use extra help and volunteers!!  Please contact Michelle for any questions about our Chatterton PTA Committees and to volunteer.