It is wonderful to be back at Chatterton and be with all the students and staff. I am looking forward to another great week ahead!

As the weather grows colder, parents should be aware that our students will continue to go outside for recess as long as possible. PLEASE be sure to send your children to school dressed with coats, scarves, and other cold weather attire you feel is appropriate.

Annually observed the Wednesday of this week in November, National Education Support Professionals Day honors the contributions of school support employees. These support professionals provide invaluable services and are essential partners in the children’s education process. The day honors a long list of professionals who keep schools running smoothly. They include all secretaries, classroom aides, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers and the others that support educators, school leadership, and the students, too. These professionals do their part in making public schools great for every child so they can be safe, learn, grow and achieve. Thank you to all of Chatterton’s education support professionals!

As you begin to plan for Thanksgiving, please remember how THANKFUL we are to have our schools open and how happy our students are to join us each day.  We are GRATEFUL for every day we can be together.  Every choice we make has an impact on each Chatterton family. Please stay safe and healthy!

Hope to see you at our PTA-Principal Breakfast on Friday 11/20 at 9:15am.  Coming soon…Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 24 and 25.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Bermas



Friday November 20th Reflections entries due!  Students- Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.  Forms and guidelines were sent home this week in your children’s backpacks.

Friday November 20th PTA Principal Breakfast- Zoom info to follow this week

Tuesday November 24th and Wednesday November 25th Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday November 25th through Friday November 27th Schools Closed Thanksgiving Recess


Choose from a set of six wood slices to decorate your home, or create décor as gifts.  Kits contain all materials including: stencils, twine, wood, a primary paint essentials kit, brushes, and instructions.  Order from 11/9-11/23.  Kits will be available for pick up in Merrick on 11/24!
Any questions, contact Jessica Mack, 516.721.4175
• Step 1: Click Register
• Step 2: Select your collection
• Step 3: Enter your Design Options, including any required customization details, and your contact information.
• Step 4: Complete the checkout process and submit your payment. You will receive an email confirmation once your order is complete.
CHATTERTON PIE & BREAD FUNDRAISER– no need to bake this Thanksgiving!  Leave it to the bakers at White Post Farms!  All proceeds go to the Chatterton PTA.  Place your order at http://Chatterton.Memberhub.Store




New spirit wear items available for sale at  Items for sale include, classic Chatterton t-shirts (Youth Small now available!!), notepads, car magnets, headbands, and more! New items such as socks and hand sanitizer have been added!

PTA 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.

Join our Facebook Page if you would like to receive up to the minute information and reminders.

Chatterton Twitter Account – Please follow us on Twitter to receive the most current “learning snapshots” being posted.  Our school Twitter account is @ChattertonSOARS

PTA Membership– This year we are asking all families to join using the following link  Standard membership is $15.00 and each additional family member is $10.  Classes with 100% membership participation will receive a class reward!

SEPTA: Merrick School District Special Education PTA, serves the interest of families in all three of our elementary schools – Chatterton, Birch and Levy Lakeside.  Please support SEPTA and become a member!