The Chatterton PTA welcomes all of the Chatterton families back to school in our first official PTA Memo. We are looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

  • Welcome back to school!  We are thrilled to have all of our staff and students back in the building this week.  Chatterton just is not the same without everyone together!  Our teachers are working hard to unpack all their rooms and get the classrooms to their typical high standards.  We will ensure that during this transition period, all classrooms are safe and clean for the students to learn!

    This week we will have our first fire drill, which will be just one of our many beginning of the year drills.

    On Thursday and Friday of this week, we will be meeting with each grade level to review our Code of Conduct standards of behavior for all students.  We will be discussing our school-wide themes of kindness, empathy and perseverance. Please take time to review the Code of Conduct at home with your child.

    We are looking forward to a fabulous start to an amazing school year!  We look forward to seeing everyone at Chatterton!

    Dana Bermas

    Principal

    Chatterton School

DATES TO REMEMBER

Wednesday September 4thNew Parent Tea at 9 AM in the All Purpose Room

Friday September 6th- PTA Lunch Volunteer Meeting – If you have volunteered to chair a lunch it is important that you attend the meeting, Friday, September 6th in the APR at 9 AM.  All lunch, ice cream & snack cart volunteers should attend. The PTA cannot run a lunch program if we do not have enough parent volunteers.

Thursday September 19th- Welcome Back Picnic – Come join Chatterton families for a “Welcome Back” evening of food, fun and dancing from 5-7 P.M. on the field behind the school!  Don’t forget to bring your chairs or picnic blankets. In case of rain, the picnic will be held in the Chatterton All Purpose Room.  Food and drinks available from Matty Smokes BBQ & Catering by purchasing tickets (for the food and drinks) in advance. More details about food tickets to follow! Or, bring your own picnic food and/or drinks (non-alcoholic only).  Enjoy music provided by a live DJ.  Every child will receive free ices, compliments of the Chatterton PTA. Additionally, ice cream will be available for purchase from on-site ice cream truck.  Welcome Back Picnic 2019

Monday September 23- Class Captain Meeting – There is a Class Captain Meeting on Monday September 23rd 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.

Monday September 23- PTA Meeting – Join us for our first monthly PTA meeting Monday, September 23rd at 7 PM in the APR immediately following the class captain meeting. Hear about some changes to your child’s school day as well as the PTA events planned for the year.

Open House– See your children’s classrooms and meet their teachers!  Please look for the notice that will be sent home for the times and dates.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PTA Membership

The Chatterton PTA membership site is open for for the 2019 -2020 school year. Check out our new look! Get a jump start on the school year by joining.

Use link: Chatterton.memberhub.store

  • Membership is $12 for first member and $8 for each additional member.
  • 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!
  • 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 Lunch ServiceLunch service begins Wednesday September 11th.

  • 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.
  • Ordering for September was open on August 24th and closed at midnight September 2nd.
  • Ordering for October opens Wednesday, September 4th and closes at midnight Wednesday, September 18th.

PTA RESOURCES

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.

  • Log onto http://chattertonpta.org.
  • A printed copy of the PTA Memo will be sent home with your child(ren).  This will be the only printed copy. After this week, the PTA Memo will come directly to you through email or it can be viewed on-line at the above link.

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 see slate (link below) for chair and committee contact info to volunteer.

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.

CHATTERTON PTA’S FUNDRAISERS

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

  • Chatterton PTA Discount Cards:  This year we have teamed up with Birch and Lakeside PTAs to raise money for each of our PTAs. The cost per discount card is $20.Please follow the link below to the cheddar up app and follow the directions to purchase your card.https://my.cheddarup.com/c/merrick-school-district-2019-20-discount-card-16411

    Once you have received confirmation of your purchase please forward it to chattertonfundraising@gmail.com and please include your home address when emailing the confirmation.

  • Shop at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints and 13% of your purchase will be donated to Chatterton PTA!!  http://chatterton.shutterflystorefront.com
  • BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION-  The 2019-2020 school year marks our 6th Box Tops for Education™ competition among Chatterton classes.  As of today, this contest has generated over $6,000 for our school.  That is over 60,000 Box Tops clipped from many of our favorite home products and foods and sent in from all grades and classes throughout Chatterton.  We welcome and encourage you and your child(ren) to help support our school in this program!The PTA receives a check from Box Tops for Education™ twice a year and the money goes directly towards many of its sponsored programs, events and field trips to enhance every student’s experience at Chatterton School.  Please send in your clippings in a baggie or envelope with your child’s teacher’s name so that each Box Top is counted towards total class numbers.  Prizes are awarded to the top classes!OUR COMPETITION DEADLINES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR ARE AS FOLLOWS:

    *** FRIDAY OCTOBER 18th, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14th and FRIDAY, JUNE 12th***

     BIG CHANGES ARE HERE!!!

    You may have already noticed on some products that traditional Box Tops are being phased out and instead of clipping, ALL BOX TOPS WILL BE EARNED DIGITIALLY via receipt scan.  You’ll now download the new and improved, user-friendly Box Tops app, register and select Chatterton as your school, and then scan an eligible receipt containing Box Tops products.  Chatterton earns 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities.  The app will automatically add Box Tops to Chatterton’s earnings online, giving visibility to see how you are supporting our school in real-time. For more information or questions, please contact Chatterton’s Box Tops Coordinator, Samantha Pucella, at samanthawaters1@hotmail.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!

ONGOING REMINDERS

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.