Campus Updates

March 29, 2019

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In this update:

  • Important upcoming dates
  • Middle School Admissions
  • Leader in Me Parent Survey
  • Math is Cool
  • Gala Auction Photos
  • Spring Musical Photos and Videos
  • April Lunch Orders
  • Spring Break
  • Summer Camp Registration
  • CHAPTER Updates 

Important upcoming dates: 

Dear CHA Community, 

In the words of Heinrich Heine, “Where words leave off, music begins”.  The musicals this week were simply amazing.  CHA teachers, parents, and Mr. Rees are so creative in their vision.  The experience that is shared throughout these performances will have a lasting impact.  Students will remember long into adulthood the time they played a role, sang and danced alongside their classmates, and performed. Musicals allow students to express feelings, thoughts, actions, words and improv.  Their projections were heard loud and clear, far and wide bringing joy to all who participated.  Thank you to CHAPTER, parents, and teachers for your support.  

Middle School Admissions - Hard work, dedication, studying, a strong application, and a commitment to growth mindset all play an active role when a student applies out for Middle School.  It is a culmination of their progress in elementary school, scores on their ITBS, ISEE. and SSATs, teacher recommendations, student visits, and student and parent interviews that go into being considered a candidate.  With an average number of 36 spaces being available for 5th grade (18 boys and 18 girls), 16 spaces for 6th (8 boys and 8 girls), and schools seeing upwards of 300+ applications for each grade, to say competition is tough would be an understatement.  Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade students on their remarkable acceptances into the elite private schools in the Seattle area.  We wish you well as you represent CHA and continue to expand your education and experiences. 


Leader in Me Parent Survey - Our lighthouse team is asking parents to complete this survey as part of an annual assessment to help all members of the school community understand how everyone feels about CHA. As you respond to each item, focus on your thoughts and feelings based on your own personal experience with the school, as well as your perceptions of your child’s experience as a student. There are no right or wrong answers— this is not a test! We just want to know how you feel. Your responses will provide us with important information to help your child’s school become even better. All responses are completely anonymous and collated by the Leader in Me organization. No one from CHA will see your answers, and no identifying information will be recorded with your answers. All results will be reported to CHA only in terms of how each population responded. The survey should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. 

Math is Cool - We are happy to share the news that the CHA Math team did well at the 2019 ‘Math is Cool’ competition on Sunday. Out of a total 125 teams participating, Chestnut Hill Academy placed 5th in their division. Within the CHA Math team, Oscar got the best score in the individual test. The team also discovered this week that they will be advancing to the Masters competition in May!

Fire Drill – Today’s monthly fire drill was completed in 2:56 seconds, which represents an improvement of nearly 30 seconds over last month. Well done students, and thank you to our guest Fire Marshall, Matthew K! 

Gala Auction Photos – Mrs. Morlidge has uploaded the lovely photos that Prateek Jetly took at the auction to the CHA Flick Site. This is a link to the album, you will need to be signed in to Flickr to view them. If you already have a Flickr account, please email [email protected]  stating the email address associated with your Flickr account and we will send you an invitation to view our album.  

Spring Musical Videos and Photos - We have uploaded the photos we took at the musicals to the CHA Flickr Site here, and the videos Ms. Gorksi recorded have been uploaded to the CHA Dropbox and the link is contained in the Campus Updates email. You do not need a Dropbox account to view them, but you will want to download them if you want watch more than the first 15 minutes. If you have any photos you would like to share with the community, please email Mrs. Morlidge

April Lunch Orders - The order form, which you can find here, closes at 4pm on this afternoon. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Spring Break - There will be no school the week of April 8th for Spring Break, but there will be camp You can sign-up for camp here, and the sign-up site will be open until Tuesday, April 2nd at 3:30pm. Any sign-ups after this time will be considered late and a $50 late fee will be charged to your account. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email [email protected]

Summer Camp Registration - CHA families will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount on enrollment (not including the registration fee or Extended Day) for Camp Explorations 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 

CHAPTER Updates 

Annual Spring Basket Sale – Ends today! These beautiful flowers are perfect as an early Mother’s Day gift! The Baskets produce beautiful blooms throughout the summer if kept in a partly sunny location and watered regularly. These are not your run-of-the-mill plants; they are greenhouse grown locally and are absolutely beautiful. They make great gifts for family, co-workers, neighbors, service providers, and of course, yourself!
• Orders due Today!! 
• Basket pickup day: Thursday, April 25th from 2:45pm-6pm in CHA Garage.
• Please place your orders through the Chapter website: 

Post Auction Settlements - Invoices will be delivered today for items purchased at the auction. Please note that the auction committee will begin processing charge to credit cards on March 30th. If you receive any fraud alerts on your credit card as a result of the auction charges, your timely response is greatly appreciated.

End of Year Party & School’s Out Celebration - Please join Jerry and Brandi Huang at their residence on Saturday June 15th for an End-of-Year Celebration. Jerry and Brandi are graciously and bravely hosting CHA students and their families for this early summer event. They are asking that you RSVP no later than June 1st. You can find the evite at: 

CHA CHAPTER Parent Event at K-1 Speed - After a successful Dad’s Night event last fall, we were overwhelmingly petitioned to host a follow-on event open to all CHA parents. Save the date for an exciting evening of food and racing at K-1 Speed in Redmond, May 15th, 2019. More details will follow in in the coming weeks.

Volunteers Needed for Faculty Appreciation Week - Volunteers are needed next month to start planning and organizing our Faculty Appreciation Week 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.

Mom’s Night Out at Jimmy Choo - April 19th from 6:30-8:30pm. Please join fellow CHA moms at Jimmy Choo to browse their Spring collection while enjoying appetizers, champagne, and wine. They are graciously donating a portion of the sales back to CHA. Please click on the link to rsvp or contact Susan Archer at [email protected] for more information.

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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