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Campus Updates

September 28, 2018

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In this update: 

  • Important upcoming dates 
  • Middle School Presentation 
  • Green Team Applications 
  • Student Lighthouse Applications 
  • Referral Program
  • Weekly Snack List 
  • CHAPTER Updates   

Important upcoming dates: 

Dear CHA Community,  

This week, we worked towards closing the Execution Gap by setting aside time to discuss and understand the goals our students have set.  Having organized Leadership Notebooks with their written their goals and captured a way to track lead measures, students are set to achieve their goals with the support and encouragement of faculty and parents.  A student’s commitment and accountability to their goal will be a key indicator as to whether they will accomplish their goal or find themselves lagging.  We look forward to students continuing to grow in this area throughout the year.  

Middle School Presentation - We are looking forward to welcoming Third through Fifth grade families to the Middle School Presentation on Wednesday, October 3rd. The event will be from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Chestnut Hill Academy Gym. Dinner will be catered by Qdoba, set up in the gym and childcare is provided for CHA students age 5-12 where pizza, fruit and milk will be served. Please RSVP on our Sign-Up page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Maddie Snyder. On October 24th we will be hosting a Middle School Parent Panel. It will run from 11:00 till 1:00 and lunch will be provided. The event is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade parents and RSVP is required here.  

Green Team Applications - This week, Green Team applications went home to our 2nd-5th grade students. Applications should be turned in to the front desk by Friday, October 5th, by 3:30 PM. The Green Team will consist of representatives from each grade, 2nd-5th grade, and will participate in monthly meetings (dates posted on the website calendar, always held from 7:45-8:30 AM). Representatives will be announced following a Green Team candidate reception on Thursday, October 11th.   

Student Lighthouse - Student Lighthouse applications also went home this week to our 2nd-5th grade students.  All students interested in becoming a part of the Chestnut Hill Academy Student Lighthouse are required to submit an application to the front desk by Friday, October 5th, by 3:30 PM.  Representatives will be announced following a Student Lighthouse candidate reception on Thursday, October 11th.  

Admissions and Parent Referral Program - Chestnut Hill Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.  Our application deadline is Friday, January 26th.  We appreciate parents who have recommended CHA to their family and friends as well as continuing to entrust their children’s education to us.  Parents who made family referrals whose children are accepted will receive a Referral Bonus of $250 per family.  Every family is eligible to participate in the referral program, and it’s simple.  First, refer the family.  Second, make sure the family lists your name on their application when asked how they heard of CHA. Third, family is accepted in March.  Fourth, the student begins in September.  Finally, referrals are paid out in October through ACH.  If you would like to refer a family to CHA, please direct them to www.chestnuthillacademy.com/admissions. This will give prospective families the steps they need to apply. Thank you for your recommendations.  

Weekly Snack List – You can view the snacks Chef Megan will be offering next week here. If your child will not be eating the school snack you are welcome to send a nut free alternative to school in their backpack.  


Thank you to the parents who joined us at the All Chapter Meeting last week and for taking the time to learn more about our CHAPTER.  It was a great turn out and congratulations to our raffle prize winners! If you haven’t had a chance to join CHAPTER, your membership can still be activated. Please visit: https://cha-chapter.org/  

The results are in! Thank you to all the students, volunteers and parents who participated in and donated to the walkathon, it was one of the most successful Walk-a-thons in CHA history.  Our total flat and per-lap pledges: $53,402.75, up from $44,753.10 last year! We’re hoping to reach $60,000 after our corporate matching comes in. Special thanks to our chairs, Anita Varghese, Ryan Setting, and Richard Chen for their big efforts in leading the wonderful parent volunteers and helping reach record breaking numbers!  

This week we also held our annual food drive for the Brown Bag Lunch for Eastside Academy.  Thank you to all the parents and students who donated and participated.  The lunches will be dropped off at the Academy next week, our contributions and support are deeply appreciated.   

Mark your calendars & save the date for these CHAPTER sponsored October events!  

  • Book Fair - October 15th - 19th.  Great opportunity to purchase books for your home, classroom and CHA library.  Details to come! 
  • Mom’s Night Out at Canvas! in Kirkland.  November 10th 5-8 pm.  We will be guided by an instructor and painting a piece to take home. More details to come soon! 
  • Parenting Class - October 24th 6:00 - 7:30. Information on the presenters and topics will be shared in the coming weeks.  

As always, your participation in school activities is vital to the success of these programs and our community.  We look forward to your participation and appreciate the time taken to volunteer.  Please sign up here: www.chestnuthillacademy.com/Sign-Up.  We look forward to your participation at the Bookfair and more.  

Thank you,  Holly Senaga, Head of School

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