Principal’s Corner-

It feels like March will (please) go out like a lamb!  In fact, the weather report for the remainder of this week (3/11-15) and the beginning of next calls for fairly moderate temperatures.  This relatively warm weather will allow for construction crews to be opportunistic and resume their work on the building extension.  

 

This week is an important school/home week as we send home report cards on Wednesday and host parent/teacher conferences on Thursday evening and Friday morning. We look forward to furthering our work together to best support your children. 

 

On Tuesday this week we will be hosting local author Jen Calonita for our 3-6 graders, and on the following TuesdayMarch 19, we will be hosting local author Judy Pernice for our K-2 students.  After the presentations the authors will be in the library signing the books that we pre-sell.  We look forward to both special events. 

 

As I mentioned in my first Monday Memo, the Chatterton community is special.  I knew that even before I arrived, but the acts of kindness and care exhibited by the students, staff and parents over the past couple of weeks has confirmed all my beliefs. 

 

Mr. Seinfeld 

 

Special notices:

Friday March 15th, there is no school for children due to Parent Teacher Conferences. 

 

Donate for the 6th Grade Bake Sale!

Please bring in your baked goods for the bake sale on March 14th. Drop off in the main office by 5:00.

No need to bake, we would love if donated store bought goods as well!

If you have any questions please contact Ellen Restivo at (845)742- 6051 or email at ellenrest@gmail.com

 

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-  

Cultural Arts:

As part of our PTA’s Cultural Arts Program, Fuel The Soul Yoga Studio of Merrick will conduct a Yoga Assembly at Chatterton on Friday, March 22.  The entire school will have a chance to practice yoga. Each grade will be seen individually, and will be led through a fun, yet relaxing, yoga class.  The program consists of a mix between a lighthearted approach to yoga asana (exercises) mixed with fun and educational ideas about the concepts found in Yoga, including, Community, Deep Breathing, Mindfulness, Concentration, Focus, Quiet, Caring for others, Self Awareness, the origins of Yoga and the Postures, Nature, Balance, Acceptance and Contentment.

  • Fuel the Soul Yoga Studio uses age appropriate teachings to make all of the sessions fun, unique, educational, and physically invigorating.
  • Please have your children wear loose, comfortable clothing on Friday, March 22 for the yoga sessions.

 

Chatterton’s Spring Fundraiser- CASINO NIGHT!!

  • Friday April 5, 2019 @Merrick Hook & Ladder 7:30PM-11:30PM
  • This event is Sold-out!!

Reminders & Ongoing Programs –

PTA Lunch Service

  • Ordering for April closes 3/15

Online lunch program is BOONLI.

  • Online ordering system- www.boonli.com. 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 support@boonli.com. Thanks for your cooperation.

Chatterton PTA’s Fundraisers:

Pls check our website periodically for upcoming fund campaigns!!  http://chattertonpta.org/fundraising/

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:  Chatterton.memberhub.store
  • 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 www.boxtops4education.com

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 www.stopandshop.com/aplus 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, mcpmilito@yahoo.com.

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.