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The official site of the Chatham Park Home & School Association

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of April 8

Upcoming Dates

April 12                               Golden Apple Forms Due

April 24                              Third Grade Service Club

May 18                                Maniac Magee and Mayfair


May Fair 2019 is MAY 18 – Save the date for a fun filled day! 

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.
3rd Grade Service Club
Our April meeting will be on April 24 and we will be mulching all of the new trees around the school and retying them to their posts. Please bring garden gloves if you have them.  ALL 3rd graders are welcome, whether you have attended previous meetings or not.  Pick up at 4:30 pm.  Parent volunteers needed – email M Haskell ( if you can help out.
Final Submission for the year is due in April. Please get your BoxTops in by SPRING BREAK- final collection date will be April 23. All BoxTops earnings will be used for playground equipment/upgrades. The class with the most BoxTops submitted will win a pizza party! Thank you for participating!

Hey, 5th Grade Families!  The Haverford Middle School PTO Swag Sale is open now and ends March 29th!  Order now and receive your goods before spring break. This is a great way to show your school spirit and help your child get psyched for their new school!  

How to order: Click the link below, make your order, and C&M Sporting Goods will contact you when your order is ready (about 2 weeks after the sale).

Order here:

PS: Don’t forget to join the HMS PTO!  The HMS is a great school, and we’re happy to support with grade level dances, a student directory, financial support for educational endeavors, and more!  We can’t wait to meet you!



Golden Apple ends soon . All completed forms should be in by 4/12



Maniac Magee

We wanted to share some updates on 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 .  We will be using Run the Day for timing, and all the runners will have a CHIP time this year.  Please join our our Facebook page that is up and running for information as well. 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 9, 2019