On Monday, October 7th, there will be a Board of Education meeting in the Louis Kruh Conference Room (behind Lakeside School) at 7:15 PM.  There will be an update provided on the construction for all three schools.
Fire Prevention Week is from October 6-12, 2019!  Our local fire department will be here on Tuesday, October 8th to speak with our students in Grades K-3 regarding fire safety.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to hear first-hand from firefighters how to stay safe and protected.  We thank the Merrick Fire Department for coming to speak to the children! Please ask your child(ren) about the assembly and be sure to discuss fire safety and develop a plan for your home!
School will be closed on Wednesday, October 9th in observance of Yom Kippur.
On Thursday, October 10th, our 5th Grade Students from Mrs. Rose, Mrs. McCabe and Mr. Horodyski’s classes will be taking a walking trip to the Merrick Library to learn about all the resources it has to offer!
On Thursday, October 10th, our Grade 3 students will be taking a field trip to the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn.  This is a District sponsored program for our students and will be the first of three visits to the museum they will take throughout the year.
Our early dismissal as part of our annual emergency preparedness drill will take place on Friday, October 11th.  We will test our transportation system by dismissing school 15 minutes earlier than our routine dismissal time.
The dismissal schedule for Friday, October 11 is as follows:
  •    Grades K, 1 & 2:  Walkers will be dismissed at 2:35 PM
  •    Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6:  Walkers will be dismissed at 2:40 PM
Students who take the bus home will be dismissed at approximately 2:45 PM.  Please be prepared for your child’s early arrival at the bus stop or early departure from school for walkers.

Dana Bermas


Chatterton School


Thursday October 10th from 3pm to 9pm- District PTA Blood Drive at Chatterton- Please consider donating! Donors will receive a voucher for a McDonalds sandwich or salad as a thank you.
Our Chatterton 6th grade will be holding a bake sale at the event. There will also be a raffle for a family night gift basket provided by the New York Blood Center.
Please help spread the word about the blood drive to neighbors, family and friends. Let’s make this event the best one ever and help save lives!

Friday October 11th Chatterton Photo Day

Thursday October 17th Chatterton Spaghetti Dinner- keep an eye out for information on this coming your way soon!

Friday October 18th first deadline of the year for our Box Tops for Education Competition

Monday October 21st PTA Meeting 7pm


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!

PTA Membership

The Chatterton PTA membership site is open for for the 2019 -2020 school year.                                                   Use link:

  • 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.

PTA Lunch Service – Ordering for November is open and will close on Tuesday October 15th

  • Online ordering system-
  • No late orders can be accepted. If you have any questions or problems with registration or ordering please contact Thanks for your cooperation.


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.

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.


  • BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION-   Help support our school in this program!  The PTA receives a check from Box Tops for Education™ and the money goes directly towards many of its sponsored programs, events and field trips.  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, or you can earn box tops DIGITALLY via receipt scan.  You can 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. 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. Prizes are awarded to the top classes!  OUR COMPETITION DEADLINES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR ARE FRIDAY OCTOBER 18th, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14th and FRIDAY JUNE 12th.  For more information or questions, please contact Chatterton’s Box Tops Coordinator, Samantha Pucella, at
  • Stop & Shop Fundraiser – Stop & Shop A+ Rewards program – Help us earn money for our school PTA. Simply log on to or call 1-877-275-2758 to register your Stop & Shop card. Registration is open and Chatterton’s ID # is 12028. 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. This photo will not be returned.  Any questions, please contact Maria Milito 516-835-2209,