PARP 2019 is underway!  Please look at the calendar for the events of the week.  Last Friday, we held a school-wide assembly to kick-off our PARP week and celebrate Dr. Seuss books.  On Monday, we will host a school-wide reading celebration where all students in grades K-6 will meet in small groups to read a story and then act out and illustrate the lesson learned from the book!  Ask your children about the events that have taken place so far!  We look forward to the PTA Book Fair, our author visit, our book reunion day, BINGO for Books, and having special guest readers in our classrooms.  We hope all families are reading together each night and enjoying this special time to celebrate books!

There is a Board of Education meeting taking place on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:15PM in the Louis Kruh Conference Room (behind Lakeside School).  There will be a presentation on Social Emotional Learning in the Merrick School District.    

Dana Bermas


Chatterton School


  • BOOK FAIR IS HERE!  Tuesday, January 14th,  9am – 2:45pm and 5pm – 8pm.  We need lots of volunteer (especially for set up on Monday, 1/13).  Come for an hour or stay the entire day. Any help is greatly appreciated!  Please check out the Chatterton PTA Facebook page for further information.  Please contact Keri Lattanzio ( and/or Tara Lupo ( to sign up.  *Please note – a volunteer list must be submitted to the main office prior to the book fair event.
  • On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 as part of our PARP Celebration, the PTA Cultural Arts program will host Doreen Rappaport, an award-winning author of over 60 nonfiction books that celebrate multiculturalism, history, the lives of world leaders, and the stories of those she calls ‘not-yet-celebrated.’
  • The PTA Cultural Arts Program is continuing our Chess residency program for the third year in a row.  Each first and second grade class will receive four lessons on the following Tuesdays – February 2, February 11, February 25, and March 3.  Each class has chess sets so that the children can play chess during indoor recess periods, if they so choose.
  • SAVE THE DATE!  CASINO NIGHT will be Friday April 3, 2020!  More details coming soon!