Campus Updates

May 19, 2017

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 Dear Parents, 

This time of year is really busy with many fun events that you won’t want to miss!  Reading through the Week in Review from your child’s teacher as well as the Campus Updates in its entirety will help keep you organized and update to date on what’s taking place at CHA.  

PARENT SATISFACTION SURVEY - I’d like to encourage all parents to take the Parent Survey.  It can be found on the Chestnut Hill Academy home page:  It  is the third call out button below Summer Camp.  Today’s $100 gift certificate winner is MerryJane Fosdick!  Congratulations, MerryJane!  We appreciate you completing the survey.  Each year, we ask families to give us important feedback and opinions about our school.  We use this information to assess our strengths, and identify where we have room for improvement at our school.  We are truly committed to providing the highest quality education for your child and we know that every opinion counts. We have added the survey link to the home page of the school website.  Please take a few moments to complete our annual parent satisfaction survey before May 26th

PHILANTHROPY AT CHA - EASTSIDE ACADEMY BROWN BAG LUNCH - CHA and CHAPTER are once again collecting nonperishable donations to support Eastside Academy in Bellevue.  CHA and CHAPTER will be collecting nonperishable lunch items and packing them on Tuesday, May 23rd. Please check today’s post from CHAPTER or here for how you can get involved. 

CHA ART SHOW - Art Show Week is Tuesday, May 30th - Friday, June 2nd,  and the CHA artists have been very busy finishing up with their art show projects. The students are welcome to enter 1 or 2 pieces of their choice by any time between Monday, May 22nd  and Thursday, May 25th, to a table next to the front desk. There will be Art Show Tags available for your children to label their art on the table next to the front desk., each piece of art must be tagged, framing is optional. The students’ art works will be displayed during the Art Show Week, Tuesday, May 30th – Friday, June 2nd, all around the school. If you have any questions please contact Phoebe Choi

CHAPTER CORPORATE MATCHING - As we approach the end of the school year, please don’t forget to request for employer matching of your CHAPTER donations (including auction) and volunteer hours.  Corporate matching is an important source of CHAPTER funds each year.  CHAPTER is registered with most area employers, including Microsoft, Google, Tableau, Boeing, Starbucks, and many more.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to

CHA LOST AND FOUND - The lost and found is overflowing. Come by Room 101 and see if any of the items belong to your child! There are lunch boxes, water bottles, hats and gloves, coats & shirts, and even a teddy bear. There’s also a pair of prescription glasses! And there’s a karate belt with multiple stripes that probably took someone  years to earn!  Stop by to see if any of the items belong to your child. It’s also a great time to start sorting through the uniform your CHA student has outgrown. Please return clean, gently worn items to the Uniform Swap and feel free to take items for next year.          

SHUTTLE SERVICE - We are excited to announce that we have received the go ahead to run a shuttle service to Redmond. We are currently working on adding an additional pick-up/drop off option to the shuttle service we offer. We are hoping to offer pick up and drop off at Houghton Park and Ride (7024 116th Ave NE, Kirkland), and Laguna South (14980 NE 31st Way, Redmond) but do not have specific times yet, as the exact route has yet to be determined. For now we would appreciate you indicating which, if any, shuttle location you would use on the Student Information Form when you fill it in.

END SUMMER HUNGER” FOOD DRIVE - Student Council will be hosting another Food Drive for the Renewal Food Bank, which is part of Northwest Harvest.  During the Student Council field trip to the Food Bank in November, students heard that the Food Bank struggles to collect adequate numbers of donations during the summer months, and it was an easy decision for the students to move to provide support before the school year ends.  The Food Drive will run from Monday, May 22nd, to Thursday, May 25th, with items being picked up by the Food Bank on Friday, May 26th.  They would love to receive tuna, canned vegetables (corn, peas, and carrots, but no green beans, please), top ramen, cup of noodles, canned beans (chili, refried, black), tomato sauce or tomato paste, boxed pasta meals (rice-a-roni, pasta-roni), canned fruit, and toilet paper.  Thanks in advance for your generous contributions!

DEB LUND - This we have had the privilege of spending time with Deb Lund,  our Author-in-Residence, who will also be returning next week on Thursday, May 25th.  Deb Lund is a local children’s author, writing teacher, and creativity coach.  She has been spending time with each class focusing on ways for students to come up with story ideas, and teaching them storytelling and drama techniques that will help them both create and present stories. The students are looking forward to sharing the results with you! 

MAY PROFESSIONAL DAY - On Friday, May 26th, CHA will be holding a Professional Development Day, and school will not be in session.  Childcare will be offered, and you can sign up using our Sign-Up Genius prior to May 23rd at 3:30 PM.  Microsoft families utilizing their School’s Out or BUCA benefits should register separately through the School’s Out and BUCA systems.  The theme for this day of childcare will be “Welcome to Hogwarts”.  We think it promises to be a magical event! 

WALK ON - The Bright Horizons Walk On will take place on Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 at Magnuson Park.  I hope you’ll consider joining us on this day for a great cause.  T-Shirt order forms will be sent out soon. The Walk On supports and maintains our Bright Horizons Bright Spaces and Foundation.   To date, CHA has created 4 Bright Spaces that we continue to support through a variety of ways including sustaining a partnership with each space we’ve opened, an All Star Team that checks in with the space and spruces up the décor and work we’ve done previously to ensure the space is a positive place for teens, children, and their parents to spend time in.  Walk On Feet are for sale at the front desk for $1/foot!  We’d love to write your name, your child’s name or a family members name on a foot or two and proudly display it in the lobby.  Our goal is to raise $500 for the Walk On. You can donate here if you would like to - Thank you for your support!  

CAMP EXPLORATIONS - EARLY BIRD DEADLINE CLOSES TODAY! - There is still time to register for Chestnut Hill Academy’s summer camp program, Camp Explorations!  All the information on summer camp, and the Online Registration Form, is available at If you are navigating the various BUCA and Schools Out! plans there is a decision making tool on the page that you might find handy. We encourage you to sign up prior to May 19th if you’d like to take advantage of the 10% Early Bird discount.  CHA families will receive a 10% discount on enrollment (not including the registration fee or Extended Day) if they submit their registration form by May 19th, 2017.  “CHA” families are defined as students who completed the 2016-17 school year at CHA or students who will be attending CHA for the 2017-18 school year.  CHA families who are also Microsoft families are not eligible for both discounts.  We have an amazing summer planned with endless opportunities for engineering, cooking, art, mathematics, sports, leadership, water play, and more, and we look forward to some great field trips and workshops! 

Have a great weekend!

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