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Campus Updates

March 01, 2019

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In this update: 

  • Important upcoming dates 
  • Summer Camp Registration 
  • Extracurriculars for Spring 
  • Fitbits 
  • Awards of Excellence 
  • Parent Conference Sign Ups 
  • Yearbook Love Notes  
  • CHAPTER Updates   

Important upcoming dates:  

Dear CHA Community, 

Throughout Black History Month, our student body studied famous African Americans.  They synergized to create a quilt square in their class while learning about African American Inventors, Musicians, Athletes, Activists, Civil Rights, and Entertainers.  Each individual piece of the quilt was put together to create a larger quilt that honored the contributions and accomplishments that have had life changing impacts.  Outside of student presentations, Mr. Rees led his CHAMPS group through two drum performances and the community joined him in singing, “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. Our assembly also honored our second trimester Student Leaders.  Congratulations to each grade level recipient!  Mrs. Morlidge has uploaded the video from yesterday’s assembly to the CHA Dropbox here. You will need to download it if you want to watch more than the first fifteen minutes. 

Kindness Week – The Kindness Club provided a great week of activities in and outside of the classroom to enjoy.  The daily quotes by inspiring leaders that were shared by club members at the end of every day were well received.  We appreciate your participation and keeping kindness and consideration at the forefront of all we do.  

Summer Camp Registration - Camp Explorations registration opens today! Whether you are a returning camper or new to Camp Explorations, this summer will be sure to deliver a rewarding experience. Each day, campers (ages 5-12) explore the world around them through varying themed experiences.  Activities, workshops, and guest speakers all help ignite curiosity and the explorer in each of us. Our camp program is staffed by seasoned childcare professionals that create a positive environment for growth throughout the summer. 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 17th, 2019. Early Bird Discount does not apply to the School’sOUT! and Back Up Care Systems. You can find all the information you need at www.chestnuthillacademy.com/campus-life/camps  

Extracurriculars for Spring - Enrollment for Spring Extracurriculars opens on today! The spring program starts the week beginning Monday, April 1st and finishes the week beginning Monday, June 3rd. There will be no classes held April 8th -12th, May 24th and 27th unless communicated otherwise by the instructor. You can see all the information about the classes at chestnuthillacademy.com/extracurriculars. Click on teacher names to email them, and the Registration Information link for program details. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a complete list of brochures. If you have any questions please contact our Admin Assistant, Maddie Snyder.  

Fitbits – For a limited time only, we are offering a ‘Reunite your child with their Fitbit’ service. If your child has lost a fitbit, please contact Mrs. Morlidge. Moving forward, these will be placed on the Lost and Found cart. Counting your steps is a great way to make sure you are getting enough exercise, and we are all about healthy children – but we do need you to abide by the handbook policy (students may only wear electronic devices on their wrists that are intended to be time keeping or step counting devices. Students may not wear anything with game, calculator, phone, Wi-Fi, camera, or GPS functionality) and to label or engrave their devices. Thank you!  

Awards of Excellence – There is still time to submit your nominations! Please visit the link below by Friday, March 8th. We appreciate your time and effort in recognizing those who you feel are deserving of special acknowledgement. Thank you for your participation in this important recognition program www.brighthorizons.com/awards  

Parent Conference Sign Ups - Sign-Ups for Parent conferences on March 14th an 15th opened at 8:00 this morning and will stay open until 4:00 pm on Tuesday March 12th. You can access them here.  

Yearbook Love Notes - Hopefully you received an email from our Technology Specialist and Yearbook Editor, Ilene Gorksi, regarding Yearbook Love Notes. She will need to receive your Love Note by March 4th as there is quite a lot of work to be done formatting them all.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Ilene at [email protected]  

CHAPTER Updates  

Last Chance for Gala Auction Tickets! The deadline to register for auction tickets has been extended. It is so very important that we have strong attendance at this event to ensure funds to continue playground improvements, pay for ski busses, provide our school and teachers with the best equipment, and pay for many other important projects that benefit our students. The link for registration can be found at www.chestnuthillacademy.com/Auction.  THIS IS OUR MARQUIS EVENT. If you haven’t registered, please do so no later than Monday, March 4th, at 9:00am.   

Auction Volunteers - If you can volunteer for any of the upcoming tasks, please add your name to the Sign-Up here. Dates and times are subject to change as we get closer to the event, so your flexibility is much appreciated. Please contact Auction Chair: Sukriti Singhal with any questions.   

Volunteers Needed for Faculty Appreciation Week.  Volunteers are needed next month to start planning and organizing the event.  The success of our parent sponsored events depends largely on the generous contributions of time our members give. Please contact CHAPTER Volunteer Coordinator Steven Daly if you can assist with any of the activities.    

CHAPTER Board Positions.  Please contact [email protected] if you’d be interested in participating in CHAPTER Leadership or Representative roles for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  

All the best, Holly Senaga Head of School 

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