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Campus Updates

May 03, 2019

In this update: 

  • Important upcoming dates 
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month  
  • Spring Music Recital 
  • Summer Camp Registration 
  • CHAPTER Updates   

Important upcoming dates:  

Dear CHA Community,  

May 1st marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and May 5th marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan.  These both mark wonderful opportunities for students to learn about different cultures, religions, customs, and traditions, especially as our students benefit from being immersed daily in a richly diverse community.  As a school, we are committed to acting deliberately to embrace diversity and encourage inclusion and respect, and to celebrate and value all people.  While limiting activities to just a traditional month, such as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, doesn’t capture all of the wonderful opportunities before us each day to learn and grow, using these months as a springboard to deepen our understanding and model that commitment to learn and grow is a powerful tool to support our students with their own social awareness.  If you’re interested in exploring some related literature, either for yourself or with your child, King County Library has a staff-created book list here.  Thank you for being a part of this community, and for engaging in the work that we do together to encourage kindness, inclusion, and equity.  

Spring Music Recital – Look out for a flyer in your students Friday Folder with more information for all CHA musicians. If you have taken private music lessons this year, we hope you can join us for a recital on Wednesday, May 22nd, at 6:00pm. The recital will be held at Newport Presbyterian Church. 

(4010 120th Avenue Southeast Bellevue, WA 98006 425-746-6111). THE RECITAL PIECE NEEDS TO UNDER 3 MINUTES. If you’re a student of Mr. Rees or Mr. Adams, you will work on your piece during your lessons. If you take private lessons elsewhere and would like to have it heard beforehand, please contact Mr. Rees - [email protected] 

Please also consider signing up for refreshments at https://www.chestnuthillacademy.com/Sign-Ups  

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 www.chestnuthillacademy.com/campus-life/camps.  

Kids and Race Parenting Class - CHAPTER invites you to join us for a parenting class provided by Kids and Race. The class is titled “Changing the Narrative” and covers narrative/counter-narrative, race in media, racial identity development, colorblindness and racial identity education and action steps. Dinner and childcare will be provided for children over the age of 5. If you have any questions, please email Holly Senaga or Maddie Snyder. Please RSVP here by Thursday, May 23rd.  

CHAPTER Updates  

CHAPTER Board Positions – Last Chance!  We are excited about growing our leadership of the CHAPTER board and recruiting more amazing parents to contribute their talents.  Statements of interest are due Friday, May 3rd, and elected positions will be determined through voting Monday, May 6th through Monday, May 13th. The appointed positions (minus the homeroom parent) will be decided by end of May. Job descriptions can be found here and the statement of interest form can be found here.  If you have problems with the links, you can download the forms from the CHAPTER site here and here. Please contact [email protected] if you’d be interested in participating in CHAPTER Leadership or Representative roles for the 2019 – 2020 school year.   

Parent Event at K-1 Speed – Don’t forget to register! - After a successful Dad’s Night event last fall, we were overwhelmingly petitioned to host a follow-on event open to all CHA parents. Please join us on May 15th, between 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm for an exciting evening of food and racing at K-1 Speed in Redmond. This is an adult only event which will be partially sponsored by CHAPTER as a fun community building opportunity. $50 per individual. REGISTRATION IS LIVE NOW at https://cha-chapter.org/.  

Faculty Appreciation Week – We are looking for volunteers for the week of May 13-17!  This is a fun-filled week to express our appreciation for the wonderful teachers and staff at CHA.  The success of these parent-sponsored events depends largely on the generous contributions of time our members give.  You can sign up here  or contact Victoria Hunter at [email protected] or Steve Daly at [email protected] to assist at the event.  

Co-Chair and Volunteers Needed for CHA Annual CHAPTER Picnic – We will be holding the CHAPTER Picnic at Vasa Park, June 2nd from 2:30 - 6:30.  There are several opportunities to help out including handing out treats, setting up, assisting with the magic show and more.  Please consider being a co-chair for this event or lending a hand for one of the various volunteer opportunities.  Your help is needed to make it a success!  You can sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0849A8A92CAB9-20192 or contact Beth Danielson at [email protected] or Steve Daly at [email protected] to assist at the event.  

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 https://www.evite.com/event/003BJ4HMTMYQGACZWEPJJM3I7GHVR4/rsvp?  

Monique Stuart-German | Director of Student Services

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