Principal’s Corner-

New York State English Language Arts was administered this week, with a few technical challenges, but largely successfully.  The tests, which were administered on the computer, had some technical glitches on Tuesday which caused for the State Education Department to suspend testing on Wednesday, which was the second day of our grades 3 and 4 assessment. Testing resumed on Thursday and continued on Friday without any difficulty.  We will make up the lost day of testing on Monday (4/8), with the second part of the grade 3, 4 exam administered in the morning.

An Invitation from the Bellmore-Merrick Director of STEM Education:

Please join us at the STEAM Career Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) in the Kennedy High School gymnasium on Thursday April 11, 2019 from 6-8pm.   All students and families are invited to come meet STEAM professionals and learn about a wide variety of careers in health science, computer science, engineering, environmental protection, aerospace, art and design and many more.  On hand to talk about careers and opportunities will be many STEAM experts and leaders, including: Erica Grow, a meteorologist on NBC Storm Team 4, and Mike Spisak, an IBM Distinguished Engineer and “Master Inventor.” Over 60 professionals will have table presentations and interactive displays to learn about and try.  We are especially excited about our visiting professionals from the world of Art and Design to inform and inspire students to the full range of STEAM possibilities in their college and career choices.  Also at the Career Fair this year, we will be hosting our first in-district robotics competition with VEX IQ teams from Grand Ave and Merrick Ave middle schools and the newly formed high school VEX EDR Robotics team.  Our medical scrabble fundraiser tournament returns as well.

For a complete list of presenters and more information, please visit our STEAM Career Fair web site:

Robert Soel, Director

STEM Education

Bellmore Merrick Central High School District


This week on April 10 is Picture Day at Chatterton. 

A Look Ahead:

April 16 is Kindergarten Orientation

April 18-26 is Spring Recess


Special notices:

School Supply SALE:  Online ordering for school supplies (for the 2019-2020 school year) is now open!

PTA Positions for the 2019 -2020 School Year

The following positions are open for the 2019-2020 school year.

  1. Co- Presidents (2 positions)
  2. VP of Committees
  3. Recording Secretary
  4. Corresponding Secretary
  5. VP of programming

Upcoming Events-  

Chatterton’s Annual Plant Sale

  • Friday May 10th all day during school
  • Parents whom Volunteer to help at the event only are allowed to shop with their children.
  • This year there will be an additional time frame for parents to come and shop together with their child from 2:55PM – 4:00PM. 
  • Please contact Autumn Donohue 516-395-5995 if you have any questions

Reminders & Ongoing Programs –

Chatterton PTA’s Fundraisers:

Dine-Out Chatterton School:  Spirit Night Event at Red Robin!

Crunch Fitness:

Adventureland Park:

  • Saturday May 4th, all day during park hours
  • Portion of bracelets purchased will go to Chatterton PTA
  • Must pre-order bracelets by April 30th  
  • See details:  Adventureland Fundraiser May 4, 2019


*Pls check our website periodically for upcoming fund campaigns!*

PTA Lunch Service

  • Ordering for May is now open

Online lunch program is BOONLI.

  • 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.

PTA Membership

We encourage everyone to become a PTA member. Every class that has 100 percent of families registered as PTA members will receive an extra recess time!!!

  • 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.
  • 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 Resources-
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!! Pls see slate for chair and committee contact info to volunteer.

PTA Website – 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 PTA Memo.

Box Tops for Education 

The 2018-2019 school year marks our 5th Box Tops for Education™ competition among classes.  As of today, this contest has generated over $5,000 for our schoolThat is over 50,000 Box Tops clipped from many of our favorite home products and foods and sent in from all grades and classes throughout Chatterton.  Each Box Top is worth 10 cents.  The PTA receives a check from Box Tops for Education™ twice a year and uses the money towards many of its sponsored programs, events and field trips to enhance every student’s experience at Chatterton School.

  • First, second and third place winnings will be announced and new prizes are created each year!  There are is ONE more submission deadline remaining this school year.  Our FINAL deadline will be  Friday,  June 14th.
  • Please note the expiration dates and cut on the dotted lines.  Nothing expired or ripped will be counted!  Please send your Box Tops in with your child in an envelope or baggie labeled with your child’s teacher’s name so that everything 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

Stop & Shop Fundraiser – Stop & Shop A+ Rewards program – Welcome to the start of a new school year and the opportunity to again earn money for our school PTA. Simply log on to or call 1-877-275-2758 to register your Stop & Shop card. Registration is now open and Chatterton’s ID # is 12028. New! If you registered last year you do not need to re-register. You can log in and verify the school assignment. Remember to have your family & friends register their cards too! Thank you for your support!

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”, including your child’s name, birthday month, teacher and grade on both envelope and photo.  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.