Message from Head of School - April 18th, 2014

On Friday, students enjoyed “Science Magic” presented by Jeff Evans in preparation for CHA’s Second Grade Invention Convention and the Third through Fifth Grade Science Fair.   Jeff shared a variety of scientific terms such as:  Static Electricity, Molecules, Gravity, and Mass, just to name a few.  The Science Fair will take place on the 1st and 3rd floor on Thursday, May 8th from 6:00-7:30.  All students are welcome!

Student Leaders: Carter H and Alex S were also named April’s Student Leaders.  Through Carter and Alex’s hard work and demonstrating they are leaders, we are excited to congratulate them on your Student Leader Awards!

April 22nd is Earth Day!  This year, Earth Day's theme is themed after “Green Cities”.  Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment.  Like Earth Days of the past, Earth Day 2014 will focus on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever. Earth Day 2014 will seek to do just that through its global theme: Green Cities. With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active public, we can transform our cities and forge a sustainable future. Nothing is more powerful than the collective action of a billion people.

ITBS: ITBS begins on Monday for 1st-5th grade.  A few things that you can do at home to ensure that your child is positioned for the optimal testing experience are:
• Make sure they get a good night’s rest every night next week.
• Have a great breakfast that includes protein.
• Share the message that the most important part of the test is just
doing their best.
• Be on time if not early to school.

The ITBS provides us with insight into how your child is achieving in a variety of academic areas, but is just one moment in a yearlong learning process.  We’ll share the results with you for your individual child, your child’s grade and the school overall at the end of May.

Summer Camp: Looking for a fun way for your child to spend their Summer?  Look no further then CHA’s very own Camp Explorations.  This year’s theme is, “Camping with my Gnomies”.  Information is available at the front desk, school website, ParentMap and if you’re a Microsoft employee on the School’s OUT! website. Registering before May 1st will save you 10%!  Contact Megan Box at if you have any questions.


Our Mission Statement

Chestnut Hill Academy is dedicated to a diverse community of students, parents, and staff working together to provide an environment where students develop academic success, personal responsibility, and integrity, preparing them to become educated global citizens, problem solvers, and life-long learners.

Head of School: Holly Senaga

13633 SE 26th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005, 425-372-2800



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