Message from Head of School - November 15th, 2013
What does it mean to be CHA STRONG? CHA Strong means that we have a strong partnership with our parent group, CHAPTER. CHA Strong means that 78% of our staff have acquired their Master’s Degrees and we have 3 teachers currently in programs, which translates into student achievement being at an all time high with our 1st through 5th graders having scored in the 98th to 99th percentile across every curriculum last April and we’ll look to exceed those scores this coming Spring. CHA Strong means the results of our recent New Parent Satisfaction Survey demonstrate that we are exceeding parents expectations and they given us an above average score as a result. CHA Strong means we already have applications for next year’s 2014-2015 class that have been turned in even though they’re not due until the end of January. CHA is strong because our families and staff partner to create an environment that honors, accelerates and celebrates each student as an individual. Thank you for your promotion and dedication which keeps CHA STRONG!
Open House: CHA will be hosting an Open House tomorrow from 10-12. Many of you have already reached out to share you’ve recommended a colleague, friend, or neighbor. Thank you for recommending CHA. Should your colleague, friend or neighbors child be accepted, you’ll receive a $250 credit on your account next November.
Student Council Food Drive: On Monday, November 18th, Student Council we will kick of their Annual Food Drive at CHA. The Student Council met this morning and decided on a school wide goal of 1,500 food items. They also decided to have each grade level focus (but not limited to) different categories. Here is the breakdown:
K/1st : Canned vegetables and fruit, 2nd: Soups, ramen, and condiments
3rd: Rice, pasta, canned meats, 4th/5th: Baby food, diapers and toilet paper
Labeled boxes will be down by the Math Challenge board on the 2nd floor. Please have students drop off donations there and thank you for supporting Student Council.
Professional Development Day: Wednesday, November 27th is a Professional Development Day. There is no school, however childcare is provided from 7:00-6:30 that day. If you are a Microsoft Employee in need of care, please sign up through the Microsoft Schools OUT! program, otherwise, you’re welcome to sign up at the front desk. The theme for the day is “Make Some Noise”.
Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Ups: Signups will be posted on Monday for Parent/Teacher Conferences which will occur on December 5th and 6th. Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions regarding conferences. Report cards will be mailed out on November 27th.
Have a fantastic weekend! Holly Senaga, Head of School