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Chatham Park Updates for the Week of April 29


Upcoming Dates


April 30                              Service Club Lemonade Stand

May 3                                  Deadline for Maniac Magee Tee Shirt Art Contest

May 6                                  Staff Appreciation Week begins

May 16,17                            Golden Apple Pick up

May 18                                Maniac Magee and Mayfair

May 31                               Staff Appreciation Luncheon


The First Ever Boot Camp for the Maniac Magee!
The kids have been having fun and working hard over the past few weeks in their Running Clubs, and now it’s our turn.  Join us as we host a 45 minute all levels Boot Camp workout on Friday May 10th from 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm at the Chatham Glen Park.  This workout is for adults, but kids can partake or play in the park while the adults workout.  Just you and your sneakers are needed, but bring a mat or towel if you prefer.  A $10 cash donation is requested.  Pre-registration is not required, but you can find more information and sign-up on the Facebook Event located at  or contact or for more information.

Maniac Magee Upcoming Contests



Calling all artists!!! Time for the 21st annual Maniac Magee T-shirt Contest.

It wouldn’t be a fun run without an original T-shirt designed by a Chatham Park student.  So calling all k-5 artists. Please submit your design BY Friday May 3rd for consideration.  The winning design will be printed on all the Maniac Magee T-Shirts.  Click here for details:  Chatham Park Maniac Magee Run for the Homeless T .   Please note: late entries cannot be accepted due to printing deadlines.  Questions?  Email


The homeroom with the most registered Maniac Magee runners wins a water ice party!  So be sure to rally the classmates for this awesome event.


4th Grade Service Club

4th grade Service Club will be holding a Lemonade Stand on Tuesday April 30th from 3:30-4:30 outside of Chatham Park with all donations being made towards Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.



Golden Apple pick up

Look for invitation coming soon
May 16th & 17th



  It’s that time of the year to show our gratitude to our Chatham Park staff!!  There are many ways to help!!
1.  The week of May 6th, we will be providing goodies and raffles during the week.  Please see the SignUp Genius to help!
2.  There will be a luncheon on May 31st (1/2 day for students).   There will be a letter coming home with the students soon with more information on the luncheon.  See SignUp for this as well.
3.  You may also make a monetary contribution (cash only) to be used to purchase food and other items.   Please send in your donation in an envelope marked “STAFF APPRECIATION”.   Any extra money collected will be used for raffles, snacks and other surprises for the staff.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up and/or clean up on Friday, May 31st.
Thank you in advance!  Your time, contributions and generosity are greatly appreciated!! The staff truly love all of this and enjoy their time together at the luncheon!!
Any questions, please contact Stacey Gilroy
May Fair 2019 is MAY 18 – Save the date for a fun filled day! 


“Looking to get involved? Clearances are not needed to volunteer for May Fair! Parents, older siblings needing service hours, and grandparents are all welcome to help out. Please consider volunteering your time to help make this a fun filled day for the Chatham Park community.


This year’s theme is “Boardwalk Bash”

Join us on May 18th, 2019!  We’ve got some old favorites but are bringing in a ton of new fun! Games to include pie in the face, skee ball, one on one hoops, frogger, balloon blast, and more! They’ll be a photo booth, air brush tattoo artist, splash booth, and we’re being joined by Kona Ice Truck and Nothing Bundt Cakes.  All new activities to include Monkey Motion, Human Hamster Balls, 9-hole mini golf, and Fun Derby!  The Llanerch Fire Department will be there to let kids touch a truck, play tug-o-war with the firefighters, shoot the fire hose, and we’ll have a ball drop with the chance to win $500!!

Raffles and Silent Auction!  We’ve got FABULOUS silent auction items this year including a package of 15 one day Walt Disney World Park Hopper Tickets (2 year expiration; that’s enough for a family of three to have 5 days in the parks!) and a one week SIC Shore Rental!!!

Stay tuned for bracelet pre-sale and ball drop fundraiser information soon!  Everyone participating in the Human Hamster Balls must have a waiver.  If you would like to pre-fill out your waiver for the Human Hamster Balls, please visit Waivers will be available the day of.


Maniac Magee

There are 20 days until the 21st Annual Maniac Magee which will be on May 18th, 2019.  The 2 mile Run and 1 Mile Walk will begin promptly at 9am.  Registration is ONLINE this year, and you can sign up online at .    Please join our our Facebook page that is up and running for information as well.  
We need you help to make this event a great success.  Below is the sign up genius for the volunteer opportunities.  
We continue to look for local business sponsors. If you have a business and/or are interested in sponsoring please email We are excited to make this year the best yet. 


Parent Volunteers Need Clearances and they last 5 years
You’ll find everything you need here:


Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

Positions Open for 2019-2020 School year

Vice President of HASA

Treasurer of HASA

School Supply Coordinator: Coordinating sale and delivery of school supplies for the first day of school with 1st Day School Supply Company.  Please let us know if you are interested and we can put you in contact with this year’s chair to get details.

We also have several volunteer opportunities still open.  Please take a look and consider donating some time! :

Book Fair Chair and Shadows  –  The Book Fair is an annual event in the fall that requires coordination with Scholastic Books and the school to sell books to the children in the library, during a family night event, and online.   Traditionally it’s been a one person chair, but as the responsibilities of the book fair have increased there should be two to three people organizing this event in the future.  Please contact Beth Morales at if you would like to discuss.

Art Volunteers:  work with Mrs. Cohen (art teacher) to display the children’s beautiful artwork throughout Chatham Park Hallways

Fifth Grade Awards Reception: (typically 4th grade parent) Plans and coordinates a reception for 5th students and parents/guardians, immediately following the awards ceremony.  All dietary needs should be kept in consideration while planning this event. ( I.e. gluten, peanut, tree nut, red dye allergies etc.)

May Fair (shadows):  May Fair is a day when the Chatham Park community comes together for a day of packed full of fun including:  Games, food, entertainment and more! This would be a great opportunity to shadow the chairpersons! You can get the hands on experience assisting with the event while learning from those who have been running it!  Definitely a great opportunity!!!

We’re looking for one or two more individuals to help round out the group (shadows for future takeover). We’ve a group of 7-8 right now and anyone interested in party planning, non profit fundraising, marketing, etc. welcome.  Minimal fall effort with major planning to begin after Jan 1.

If any of these positions interest you or you would like to get more information, please contact us at
Posted April 29, 2019