PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

We are thrilled to showcase our students’ musical talents at our Winter Concert!  This will take place on Monday, December 9thOur 5th and 6th grade students will be performing for the school at 9:30AM and for their family and friends at 7PM.  We hope you are able to join us Monday evening for some holiday cheer!

There is a Board of Education meeting taking place on Tuesday, December 10th at 7:15PM in the Louis Kruh Conference Room (behind Lakeside School).  Updates on the Chatterton Construction Project will be supplied at every BOE meeting

Dana Bermas

Principal

Chatterton School

ON THE CALENDAR-

  • Monday December 9th – Winter Concert 7pm
  • Thursday December 12 and Friday December 13 Holiday Boutique!   See flyer for details. holidayboutique
  • The Chatterton PTA Cultural Arts Program is pleased to inform you that your child will hear Holocaust Survivor and co-author Marion Blumenthal Lazan speak on Tuesday January 7, 2020, at 9:20am.  This is a special opportunity for your child to hear an account of a very important period in history.  Parents are welcome to attend the presentation but must register by December 20, 2019 to ewidawsky@merrick.k12.ny.us as space is limited.  
  • 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.’  Arrangements have been made to offer a selection of Doreen Rappaport’s books at a slight discount.  Please see the order forms sent home in your children’s backpacks.  Orders are due no later than December 27, 2019.

ONGOING REMINDERS

The PTA Cultural Arts Program is continuing our Chess residency program for the third year in a row.
Each fifth and sixth grade class will receive four lessons on the following Tuesdays – November 12, November 19, December 10, and December 17.
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 chose.

PTA Membership- We encourage everyone to become a PTA member for the 2019-2020 school year. Every class that has 100 percent of families registered as PTA members will receive an extra recess time!    Use link: Chatterton.memberhub.store

  • Membership is $12 for first member and $8 for each additional member.
  • You will not be able to attend PTA sponsored field trips or events if you are not a PTA member.

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

PTA Lunch Service – Ordering is now open for the month of January and will close December 15th

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

CHATTERTON PTA’S FUNDRAISERS       Fundraising calendar 2019-2020

  • Save the Date!! Casino Night will be Friday April 3, 2020! ♠♣♥♦
  • Chatterton PTA Discount Cards:  We have teamed up with Birch and Lakeside PTAs to raise money for each of our PTAs. The cost per discount card is $20.  Please see this order form Discount Card Order Form 2019 2020 to purchase, or please follow the link below and follow the directions to purchase your card. https://my.cheddarup.com/c/merrick-school-district-2019-20-discount-card-16411

    Once you have received confirmation of your purchase please forward it to chattertonfundraising@gmail.com and please include your home address when emailing the confirmation.

  • Shop at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints and 13% of your purchase will be donated to Chatterton PTA!!  http://chatterton.shutterflystorefront.com
  • 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 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.  OUR REMAINING COMPETITION DEADLINES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR ARE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14th and FRIDAY JUNE 12th.  For more information or questions, please contact Chatterton’s Box Tops Coordinator, Samantha Pucella, at samanthawaters1@hotmail.com
  • Stop & Shop A+ Rewards Program – Help us earn money for our school PTA. Simply log on to www.stopandshop.com/aplus 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.  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, Mcpmilito@yahoo.com.

PTA RESOURCES

PTA Website – You can 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 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.  Our school Twitter account is @ChattertonSOARS.