PTA Monday Memo April 26, 2021


This week we celebrated our wonderful office staff during Administrative Professionals Day! Please join us in thanking Holly Collins, Donna Dimino and Marlene Zuelch for all they do to support the students, staff and families at Chatterton School!

On Monday, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be taking part in a virtual field trip with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. This program is titled Cultural Diversity in the Dugout. This program will trace the history of Jim Thorpe and his journey through baseball. We invite all students to wear baseball jerseys or T shirts on Monday!

On Wednesday, April 28, Chatterton School will host a virtual presentation for our 6th Grade students by Mr. John Halligan. This will be done via a recorded presentation while the students are in the classroom with their teachers. After having experienced the tragic loss of his child, Mr. Halligan became outspoken about the need for more education and prevention of bullying, cyber-bullying and teen suicide. Mr. Halligan conducts presentations regularly in school districts throughout the United States. We are pleased to offer this important experience for our students. As part of Mr. Halligan’s presentation, our students will have a pre and post meeting with Dr. David Curtis, School Psychologist, Linda Sabo, School Social Worker and Karen Alaimo, School Counselor. We encourage you to visit the following website for more information:


The Chatterton Mental Health Team will be presenting a 1 hour information session to parents and caregivers on Wednesday, April 28th at 7PM. Please see the flyer for more information. The presentation will be via Zoom at the link below:


Meeting ID: 873 1467 5912

Password: 872053

It is encouraged that questions are submitted in advance via email to:

dcurtis@merrick.k12.ny.us, lsabo@merrick.k12.ny.us or kalaimo@merrick.k12.ny.us

Chatterton Mental Health presentation April 2021 copy

Upcoming events:

Week of May 3rd– NYS Math Assessments and Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 11th– Incoming Kindergarten Orientation! This will take place via Zoom. Information will be sent via email to families who have registered for kindergarten.

Have a wonderful week!

Dana Bermas



Chatterton PTA Plant Sale is Back!!!  With Mother’s Day a few weeks away, and spring in “full force”, this is the perfect time to buy plants!
Pre-order the plants (select with your child(ren) if you choose!) and pick up at Chatterton on Friday, May 7th, between 3:30PM-5:00PM.
Send in your order form and payment (Checks only please, made payable to “Chatterton PTA) in an envelope labelled “Plant Sale” by Thursday, April 29, 2021!  Order forms were sent via email this past week.
Any questions, contact Jessica Mack, 516.721.4175 chattertonptafundraising@gmail.com



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