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Campus Updates

October 19, 2018

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In this update: 

  • Important upcoming dates 
  • Middle School Parent Panel 
  • Parenting Class 
  • Your Feedback 
  • Weekly Snack List 
  • CHAPTER Updates   

Important upcoming dates: 

Dear CHA Community,  

The feeling of fellowship is alive and well within the CHA community.  From the start of the week with our Book Fair opening and students getting “Caught Reading” to the Spaghetti Feed for the Bleeding Foundation, we’ve established yet again our culture of caring.   The Fall Festival would not be successful without the leadership of Ruth Villasenor, Bob Rees, Phoebe Choi, Ilene Gorski, Marsha Setting, Derek Heinz, and the CHA staff.  On behalf of our student and parents, I’d like to thank each of you for providing us an opportunity to synergize and enjoy this remarkable event. I’m in awe of your many talents and appreciate our time together.    

Middle School Parent Panel – Please join me on Wednesday, October 24th from 11:00-1:00 for lunch for an informative session hosted by CHA alumni parents who have students attending EPS, Lakeside, Overlake, Eastside Catholic, Forest Ridge. Parents will share about their experience with applying out, parent and student interviews, testing and what to expect from now until decisions are shared.  Please RSVP on the SignUp Genius on the CHA website.  

Parenting Class hosted by CHAPTER – Amy Lang will join us Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00-7:30 to share how to speak with your child about “Sex, Tech & Kids”.  Childcare and dinner are provided.  Please RSVP on the SignUp Genius on the CHA website.  

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.  


Book Fair - Thank you to the coordinators, volunteers and participants in the Book Fair this week!  The children were excited by the great selection of books available and the volunteers have worked incredibly hard this week, setting up a Book Fair and running it flawlessly!  Proceeds will raise money for the school, so teachers can have a huge supply of new books in the classroom!  CHA will receive 55% of sales to buy new books for the classrooms and library.  

CHAPTER would like to thank those who have taken the opportunity to join CHAPTER and support our community. As a reminder, your membership fee helps pay for the ski bus, social events throughout the year, yearbooks, parenting classes, enrichment programs, summer math books, teacher appreciation, and much, much more. For those who haven’t yet joined, we would appreciate your consideration. A link for registration is available at https://cha-chapter.org/.   

Walk-A-Thon - If you have not submitted payment for your Walkathon pledges, please submit a check payable to CHAPTER to the front desk as soon as possible.  Additional earned feet will be provided once payment is received.  Also, don’t forget to submit your Walkathon pledges for corporate matching!  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. Please mark your calendars & save the date for these upcoming CHAPTER sponsored events: 
Diwali Celebration – Friday, November 9th, 1:00-3:00pm - The Indian community at CHA would like to welcome all students and parents to a celebration of DIWALI!  Diwali, the festival of light, celebrates the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness. We welcome light into all corners by lighting small lamps, also called diyas. Last year’s Diwali celebrations were a big success with the students. The student and parent community can look forward to traditional decorations and an afternoon of fun filled activities again this year. Chef Megan will serve Indian inspired snacks, sourced and prepared at CHA. There will be opportunity for crafts, dancing and even dress up. Our colorful photo booth will be the back-drop for the kids to model festive Indian attire, which we hope to capture in photos for lifelong memories.  We look forward to seeing you there!  

5th Annual CHA Mom’s Night Out! - Saturday, November 10th, 5:00 - 8:00pm - Please join the Head of Chestnut Hill Academy, Mrs. Holly Senaga at CANVAS! Paint and Sip Studio in Kirkland. CANVAS! will lead everyone in creating their own acrylic masterpiece! Light food will be provided, along with a no-host bar. $100 per participant. Net proceeds benefit CHAPTER-PTA. Please click the link below to register. Limited space available, so sign up today!!  http://cha-chapter.org/. Please note that this is an adult only event.   

CHA Dads’ Night Out! - Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 -9:30pm - CHAPTER is excited to announce our annual Dad’s Night Out. Join other CHA dads at K1 Speed in Redmond for an evening of indoor kart racing. $125 per participant. Net proceeds benefit CHAPTER-PTA. Registration is now available at https://cha-chapter.org/.  Space is limited, so please register early. Please note that this is an adult only event.   

Grade Level Socials - Grade level parent reps are in the process of planning for our grade level socials!  The dates and times are below with details to follow soon:  

  • K – Sunday, November 11th, 1:30-3:30pm at the Pro Sports Club in Bellevue 
  • 1st – Sunday November 11th, 2:30-4:30pm at the Pro Sports Club in Bellevue 
  • 2nd – Sunday October 21st, 2:00-4:00 pm at the Pro Sports Club in Bellevue 
  • 3rd – 5th November 16th, 7:00-10:00pm at Arena Sports in Mill Creek 

Have a wonderful weekend! Holly Senaga, Head of School

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