Principal’s Corner –

Our 4th grade students will be attending their first field trip of the year to Caumsett State Historic Park on Tuesday, September 26th.   Nassau BOCES will conduct this Environmental Education program for our students where they will study diverse natural habitats such as fields, forests, pond, salt marsh and seashore.  We wish them a wonderful time!

This week we will be creating a “Kindness Wall” at Chatterton where every student and staff member will decorate a blue or yellow heart with their name and one word that describes kindness for them.  We will be displaying all these hearts for all to see.  It is one of the many ways that we at Chatterton can “Choose Kind!” Please ask your child what word they chose.

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 –

On Wednesday, September 27, The Power of One Anti-bullying Show will come to Chatterton through our Cultural Arts Program. The Power of One is a series of skits presented by actors who use boxes, colors, and masks to vividly portray what bullying is, and what can be done about it. The message of the show is that each child has the Power of One, the power to report and deal with bullying when they encounter it. There will be two age-appropriate performances, one for kindergarten through third grades, and one for fourth through sixth grades. 

Class Captain Meeting – There is a Class Captain Meeting on Wednesday September 27th at 6:30 PM in the APR.  Class captains will be contacted prior to the meeting.  You must be a PTA member to hold these positions. 

PTA Meeting – Join us for our first monthly PTA meeting!  It’s at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 27th in the APR immediately following the class captain meeting.   Hear from Mrs. Bermas and Mr. Jackson about exciting changes to the school building as well as the PTA events planned for the year.

Happening soon –

Picture Day – School pictures are scheduled for Tuesday October 3rd.  Picture envelopes will be going home prior to photo day.  Families should return the envelope and payment before/on picture day so this can accompany your child when they take their photo.  Please contact Michele Leo 516-946-1830, for any questions.

Spaghetti Night –Our Annual Spaghetti Night is Thursday, October 19th.  Flyers to attend Spaghetti Night will be going out.  Be sure to send them back in soon, as this event does sell out quickly!!  We are asking for beverage and dessert donations.  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 opens 10/1 and closes midnight on 10/15

Box Tops for EducationIt’s time to send in all those Box Tops you clipped and saved during the summer! 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.  Our deadlines for submission are October 13th, 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.