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Chatham Park Updates for the Week of February 19


Upcoming Dates

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.



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


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



Running Club


Click here to sign up your runners:
Quick Reminders:
  • Participation is Free of Charge. We ask you to please make sure your child has a genuine interest to participate.
  • For 4th & 5th grades, Running Club has once again collaborated with School Track so kids can choose Running Club OR Chatham Track… or BOTH.
  • We have a few groups that are still recrtuiting or finalizing a coach. THESE GROUPS ARE MARKED …. (TBT). We are making every effort to not turn anyone away. To help us gauge runner interest as we wrap these groups up, we are collecting potential runner information. Of note, if you would like to coach (or know someone interested) please notify organizers.
Important Dates:
  • Wednesday March 6, 2019 – Deadline to Register Runners  (Groups will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.)
  • Wednesday March 20, 2019 – Coaches will be in touch with Runners
  • March 25, 2019 – Running Clubs Begin
  • May 16, 2019 – Running Clubs Conclude
  • May 18, 2019 – 21st annual MANIAC MAGEE
Questions?  Contact one of the 2019 Running Club Co-Chairs
Liz Radosti-Chapman (



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 19, 2019