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Chatham Park Updates for the Week of February 11


Upcoming Dates


Feb 11 or 13                        Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

February 20                       BOX TOPS Collection

February 20                       Make a Plate Due

February 27                        Fifth Grade Talent Show Dress Rehearsals

March 6                               Fifth Grade Talent Show Dress Rehearsals

March 8                              Chatham Park Pasta Dance

March 15                             Science Fair

March 15                             Deadline for Yearbook Orders

March  20                            Fifth Grade Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

March 25                            Talent Show Dress Rehearsal @ high school 6 pm-8 pm

March 31                            Chatham Park Talent Show at the high school

May 18                                Maniac Magee and Mayfair



Would you like to see your child’s artwork turned into a keepsake 10” melamine plate?

You can do this with the Make-A-Plate Project.

Make-A-Plate will be completed at home.  Print the blank template and let your child create his/her design.  Be sure the template includes name, grade and teacher.  Turn in the completed template with $8 cash or check to your homeroom teacher by February 20.   Dr. Whitehead sent a message with all attachments necessary, if you have questions, please contact Kristin Kearns at



Family Pasta Dance

The event will be from 6-8pm on Friday, March 8.  All Chatham Park families are welcome!

The Pasta Dinner Dance is a Chatham Park community event hosted by HASA to bring families together outside of school.  There will be catered pasta dinner, deserts  and dancing.  The cost is 20.00 per family or 5.00 per per person whichever is less.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by sending in the CHATHAM PARK PASTA DINNER DANCE – Google Docs to school or at the door the night of the event.


3rd Grade Service Club

Dog Day was lots of fun. We made 15 dog feeder/enrichment toys out of PVC pipe.  Cat Day is this week.  Any 3rd grader is welcome. Please sign up to help us plan for supplies.

Trip to Providence Animal Shelter on Feb 21 after school.  We will return to school between 5:15-5:30 for pick up. Your child must be signed cup to attend the trip.  More info on the Sign up page.

3rd Grade Service Club Newsletter – can you make this a link to the attached file.  Questions? M Haskell



BOX TOPS- February Collection

ALL BoxTops are due BY 2/20, and will be collected from homerooms by then, so please send in over next couple weeks.   Together we raised over $400 in October. All earnings will go toward recess/playground equipment. Thank you for clipping!

Yearbook Orders Due March 15th

Order forms for the 5th grade yearbook should have gone home with all 5th graders earlier this month.  If you do not have a form, you can access it  here: 5th Grade Yearbook order form(1). Please turn the form in along with payment to your child’s homeroom teacher no later than March 15th.  Any questions, contact


Intra- District Council (IDC) Update:

Below is a flyer including a registration link for the PA Schools Work public meeting on school funding at the DCIU Saturday, February 2nd, 8:45 – noon.  Delaware County Unites for Education (6)

Mark your calendars for the school year 2020-2021. Haverford Township School District will have an earlier back to school start date of August 31, 2020. Due to a late Labor Day that year, in addition to the Lynnewood School construction timeline, this earlier start time was necessary. Please spread the word, so that all of our families are prepared for this change.



13th Annual Chatham Park Talent Show

Practice Date Change:   5th Grade Talent Show Finale

Due to the 1/2 day, the 5th Grade Talent Show Finale practice has changed from the 13th to the 20th!

Practice Dates:  February 27, March 6, March 20 from 3:30 – 5 pm at Chatham Park

Registration open until the February 18, 2019!

Click on the following link to sign-up:




18th Annual SCIENCE FAIR at Chatham Park (March 15, 2019)

WHO:  4th and 5th grade students are invited to participate in the Science Fair! Participation is completely voluntary.

HOW TO SIGN UP:  Sign up EXTENDED  until Monday, Feb 11.  Google Sign Up  



Running Club

We are still recruiting coaches for the Running Club.  We could use more coaches for the following groups: 1st grade boys and girls, 3rd grade girls, 4th grade boys and girls, and 5th grade boys. No experience is needed and we will help get you ready to coach. If you are able to coach, please sign up using the following Sign-Up Genius Link:

We will be sending out information for runners’ registration during the week of February 25th. We are excited to kick off the 2019 season at Chatham Park!

Want more info?  Feel free to email 2019 Co-Chairs:

Liz Radosti-Chapman (

Kristen Reed (

Maniac Magee

The 21st Annual Maniac Magee 2 mile run and 1 mile walk will be May 18th this year. More details to follow in the upcoming weeks about this event and fun changes to the event.  We are looking for volunteers to make this event a huge success and a shadow for Tina Shelton. Tina helps with coordinating the event and helps with the recruitment of  sponsors for the event.  If you are interested in being a shadow for Tina Shelton or  volunteering in any capacity, please email Erin Cianciarulo at


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 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.

Running Club: (shadows) ​coordinates with parent coaches a program for interested students to follow to prepare them to run in the Maniac Magee.
This is a perfect time to learn from those who have been running it.
If any of these positions interest you or you would like to get more information, please contact us at
Posted February 12, 2019