Campus Updates

April 27, 2018

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In this update: 

  • STEM 
  • ITBS Testing 
  • Parent Satisfaction Survey 
  • Big Toy Extension 
  • Walk On 
  • CHAPTER Communications 
  • Camp Explorations 

Important Dates 

Dear CHA Community,  

We kicked off our STEM celebration this morning with our 5th graders adapting toys for Husky Adapt. The adapted toys can be viewed tonight on the 3rd floor.  Please click in the link to find out more about the program as well as contribute to their cause: Our school community also enjoyed visiting our 2nd graders Invention Convention.  We had 17 students apply and receive patents for their experiments.  Tonight, our 2nd graders will have their inventions on display, as well as offering Lemonade Testing to raise money for the Humane Society.  Please join us on the 1st floor to taste test. At our assembly we enjoyed celebrating our April Student Leaders:  Owen F., Lydia, Anderson, Charles, Kate, Bryce and Kaylee.  We also had a special CHA Alum, James H., current 8th grader at Overlake come and present about the harm plastic is doing to our environment.  It was a great tie in to Earth Week and CHA receiving our Sustainability Level. We would love to have you join us at this evening’s STEM night from 6-7:30pm for a great night of challenging engineering tasks for all ages and tons of fun! Activities include clothes pin race cars, pasta tower building, marshmallow puff tubes, and much more. Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Morman have done an outstanding job organizing tonight with the assistance of the teachers.  Please note that parents must accompany their students at all times during this event.  

ITBS Testing Week – Thank you very much your support throughout this week.  Students have been on time to school, well rested and prepared to test.  Although many students enjoy testing week, I know they are excited to get back into a regular routine.  I appreciate the support in getting students here on time.  Let’s continue with the habit of putting first things first and being on time for school.   

Parent Satisfaction Survey – The first draw took place today and the winner of the $100 gift certificate is Sandeep and Sukriti Singhal!  (You can thank Jaynie later for pulling your name out of the basket).  If you’d like a chance at winning next week’s draw, use your phone’s camera to scan the QR codes you will see posted around the building, before May 13th. The survey takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.  Please print the confirmation page at the end of the survey and turn it into the front desk.  The remaining drawings will take place on Friday, May 11th and Monday, May 14th and the winners will be announced in Campus Updates. The first class to have all their parents submit the survey will win a $100 gift certificate of their child’s teacher.  Imagine the bragging rights the teacher will have for having the best parents ever! Each classroom teacher who has 100% participation will receive a $50 gift certificate of their choice.  We appreciate you helping your child’s teacher achieve 100% participation.   

Big Toy Extension – Thank you to CHAPTER (and by association all of our parents) for the addition to the Big Toy. The children are enjoying it enormously, and as you can see from the photo it significantly extends the options that they have on it.  

Bright Horizons’ Walk-On 1K and Truck Day - Join us for a fun-filled morning of vehicle exploration, all while making a difference in the lives of children in need!  Local Bright Horizons locations are collaborating to put on a day of family fun on Saturday, June 30th, at Mercerdale Park on Mercer Island, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm. The event will include a 1K walk around the beautiful park, followed by up-close and personal explorations of various cars and trucks, from construction equipment to emergency vehicles. Make your way around the car-themed children’s activities, including face painting, a bubble station, toy car wash, crafts, and a trike race! Entrance to the event is free, but all proceeds from the event go to the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, a non-profit organization focused on brightening the lives of children and families in crisis. For additional information, visit the event page.  

CHAPTER Communications - Jan Matta, CHAPTER’s Communications Rep, sent out a comprehensive update on April 25th. If you did not receive notification of her update, you can view it by clicking on the CHAPTER link at the top of this email. Please also email for help as regards receiving her posts.  

Camp Explorations - Be sure to visit the Summer Camp page of the website to find out all about the fun Camp Director, Brandon Poole, has planned. CHA families will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount on enrollment (not including the registration fee or Extended Day) for registration forms submitted by May 19th. 

Holly Senaga, Head of School

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