In this update:
- Important upcoming dates
- No PM shuttle 1/7
- Ski Season Reminders
- February Lunch Order Open
- Soccer Cleats Collection
- Weekly Snack List
- CHAPTER Updates
Important upcoming dates:
- No afternoon shuttle available – Monday, January 7th
- Ski Equipment Check and Labelling - Friday, January 4th & Monday, January 7th, 8:00 – 9:00am
- Classroom Spelling Bees – Monday, December 7th - Friday, January 11th
- Winter Extracurricular Classes Begin – Monday, January 7th
- 3rd - 5th Grade Skiing Starts – Wednesday, January 9th
- K – 2nd Grade Skiing Starts – Thursday, January 10th
- CHA Open House – Saturday, January 10th
- Mid-Winter Break Camp Sign-Up Opens – Friday, January 18th
- MLK Assembly - Friday, January 18th, 9:00 – 10:00am
- MLK Day – Monday, January 21: No School, No Childcare
- Free Dress for Students - Friday, January 25th
- Family Math Night - Friday, January 25th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
- Application Deadline for 2019-20 School Year - Friday, January 25th
- February Lunch Order Closes – Friday, January 25th, 4:00pm
Dear CHA Community,
From random acts of kindness to global concerns, our students participate. With a solid sense of integrity and respect for multiple perspectives, our students learn to make a positive impact in their community and beyond. CHA nourishes students’ bodies, hearts, and minds. Knowing that their voices matter, our students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically as they grow confidently into their authentic selves. As they continue to discover and understand the world surrounding them, our students learn by doing. Experiential projects fuel students’ curiosity as they gain tools to explore comprehensive academics and discover the vast world beyond the classroom walls — this is how learning comes to life. A critical aspect of this is expanding their knowledge of diverse groups and their values, beliefs, perspectives while developing skills to work effectively across cultures by using their awareness of self and knowledge of others. To create a culture of respect we must empower kids to take responsibility for dismantling racism through honest conversations and loving action. As we prepare to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on January 21st, we invite you to continue conversations at home and visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, participate in the MLK Day Youth Celebration at Garfield High School or read books that foster historical discussions such as, Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine about the Underground Railroad and Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. Take time and take the opportunity to foster and encourage conversation.
No PM Shuttle 1/7 - There will be no afternoon shuttle on Monday, January 7th. Shuttle will be available in the morning. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause for your schedule but appreciate your understanding.
Ski Season – With Ski season starting next week, it seems timely to remind you of a few things:
There will be 3 big busses in the lower parking lot at drop off on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please allow extra time for drop off in the morning.
If skiing is cancelled, we will be alerting you via Jupiter. Did you sign up for Jupiter text messaging yet? Info on how to do that is here.
We had a successful ski check session tomorrow. For those parents who couldn’t make it this morning, we will be doing it again 8:00 – 9:00 on Monday in the gym.
DO NOT CARRY SKIS AND POLES THROUGH THE BUILDING – it’s is a safety hazard and we will reroute you.
Students cannot ride the shuttle on their ski day, neither the morning or afternoon shuttle
Thank you to all the parents who have signed up to volunteer!
February Lunch Order Open – The lunch order form for February is available here, and open until 4pm on Friday, January 25th. February includes potential ski make-up days; if you order hot lunch on a ski make-up day and we end up skiing, you will not be billed for the lunch, but you will need to provide a sack lunch that day. If you have any questions about the menu, the ordering process or the billing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spelling Bee - Classroom level bees will be held next week. A winner and runner up per homeroom will be announced on Friday, January 11and the All-School Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, 2/1 starting at 1:30. The winner of the CHA Spelling Bee will move on to the Regional Spelling Bee in Seattle which will take place on March 2nd, 2019 at Town Hall Seattle. The word lists for the classroom bees can be found here, along with the Rules for the Spelling Bee and information regarding ‘How to Study for a Spelling Bee’.
Soccer Cleats Collection – Alex, a freshman at Bellevue High School, is collecting soccer cleats for kids in Peru. There will be a collection box for new or used soccer cleats at the front desk until Friday, January 25th. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Weekly Snack List – You can view the snacks Chef Melissa will be offering next week here.
Your CHAPTER $$$’s at Work – During Winter Break, Avidex Audio Visual were busy installing the new av system in the gym. The new system comprises a large retractable screen, a top end projector, new speakers, wireless mikes and the requisite hardware so control all the new equipment. Thanks to your generosity, the school community will be able to enjoy a much-improved meeting space!
17th Annual Auction and Gala (March 9) - Remember to save the date for CHAPTER’s annual Auction and Gala on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the Marriott Bellevue. This is CHAPTER’s biggest fundraiser of the year and a fun night out with some amazing items to bid on. More information, including sponsorship and donation opportunities, are available at http://www.chestnuthillacademy.com/Auction. Tickets go on sale next week.
Corporate Matching - Don’t forget that as a non-profit, CHAPTER is eligible to receive corporate matching for your donations and volunteer hours. Your membership dues, walk-a-thon pledges, and other donations are all eligible for matching. CHAPTER is registered with most area employers. If you have any questions or need help, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org