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PTA Monday Memo April 12, 2021

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Please join me in celebrating Mr. Michael DeLuca as we conclude National Assistant Principals’ Week.  Nationwide, we honor our assistant principals every April to recognize the significant role they play in the overall academic achievement of students.  Last week, students and teachers adorned his office with signs of appreciation and notes of gratitude.  Mr. DeLuca is an enthusiastic and dedicated member of our Chatterton Community.  Thank you Mr. DeLuca for everything you do for our students, staff, and the entire Chatterton community.

Calling all future kindergartners!  We are happy to announce that Kindergarten Registration is underway for the 2021-2022 school year.  Registration will be done remotely.  Please see the Kindergarten Registration flyer for the details.  Please contact our office at 992-7270 if you have any questions.

New York State English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments will be administered in the upcoming weeks.  Teachers have focused on their engaging curriculum to further develop their students’ reading and math skills.  They have also spent some time familiarizing the students to the structure of the exam, which will be administered on the computer.  All assessments will be administered in the students’ classroom and all students will remain in their classroom during the assessment administration. Students who do not take the assessment will participate in an academic activity in their classroom during that time.

NYSED made some changes to the assessment for this school year:

·         We will be only administering session one (multiple choice)

·         According to NYSED, assessments may only be administered in person and cannot be administered remotely

·         The assessment is not going to be linked to teacher accountability for this school year

Assessment Dates

·         The ELA assessment will be administered on April 19th for grades 3 and 4 and April 21 for grades 5 and 6

·         The math assessment will be administered on May 3 for grades 3 and 4 and May 5 for grades 5 and 6

·         The science assessment will be administered on June 7 for grade 4

The deadline for offering input toward student placement was Friday.  Thank you to those families who made it a priority to meet our deadlines.  We will certainly consider your input as we begin to engage in our placement process.

Chatterton Photo Day is Wednesday, April 14th.  We can’t wait to see your smiles!

Dana Bermas

Principal

ON THE CALENDAR
Spring Photo Day will be Wednesday April 14th for grades K-5, with a 6th grade group photo that day too.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels are coming to Chatterton on May 25, 2021!  You can order your child’s pretzel though Boonli.com when you order lunch for May.  Ordering will be open from April 12th -April 23RD while lunch is open.   auntie anne May 2021

BOONLI LUNCH PROGRAM

Lunch will be served Wednesdays and Fridays

ONGOING REMINDERS

New spirit wear available for order- just in time for spring/summer:

Shorts (please note all items are unisex-even if there’s a man or boy modeling the items in the pictures), t-shirts, flip flops, slides, beach/pool towels, aluminum water bottles, etc. !!
Any questions, email chattertonptafundraising@gmail.com

PTA RESOURCES

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.   http://chattertonpta.org

Join our Facebook Page Chatterton PTA for 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 http://chatterton.memberhub.store.  Standard membership is $15.00 and each additional family member is $10.  Classes with 100% membership participation 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!  https://merricksepta.memberhub.store