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Chatham Park Updates for the Week of January 28

Upcoming Dates

January 31                         Meeting of the 4th Grade Service Club

February 4                         LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR CHATHAM TALENT SHOW

February 8                         Family Pasta Dance

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

February 20                       BOX TOPS Collection

February 27                        Fifth Grade Talent Show Dress Rehearsals

March 6                               Fifth Grade Talent Show Dress Rehearsals

March 13                             Fifth Grade Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

March 15                             Science Fair

March 15                             Deadline for Yearbook Orders

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


BOX TOPS- February Collection
Please send in your Box Tops with your children to be collected by February 20- 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.



4th Grade Service Club
The next meeting of the 4th Grade Service Club will be held on Thursday January 31 from 3:30-4:30 on the auditorium stage.
We will be decorating place mats and creating cards/joke books to be delivered to residents living in the skilled nursing unit at a local retirement community.
We will also be brainstorming with the students on a  “New Year of Kindness” and New Years Resolutions on ways to show kindness in the upcoming year.
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Laura Freeman and Julie Myers

13th Annual Chatham Park Talent Show

Final Chance to Sign-up for Chatham Park Talent Show

The final chance to sign-up for Chatham Park Talent Show on March 31st is fast approaching!   All performers must sign-up by February 4, 2019.

Click on the following link to sign-up and get full details and important show dates:

Only one sign-up is required for group acts.

5th Grade Talent Show Finale

As part of the 13th Annual Chatham Park Talent Show, we are looking for 5th graders to participate in the choreographed 5th Grade Finale.

Click on the following link to sign-up and get full details and important dates:

Any 5th grader interested must sign-up by February 18, 2019.

Questions? Send an email to our email address:



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:  Google Sign Up  by 01 February 2019.  

SCIENCE PROJECT:  Projects can be about ANY kind of science that interests the student.  It can be an experiment or a report and shouldn’t be costly (under $20).  Students may choose to work independently or with a friend from the same grade.  The Science Fair Packet contains more details and can be found on the Chatham Park 5th Grade Resource Page.

POSTER and Program DESIGN CONTEST: All Students (Grades K-5) can enter an original, science-based drawing. The winning design will be printed on promotional posters (hanging throughout the school) and Science Fair Programs (handed out the night of the fair)..


Running Club…Running Corner

Step #1: Find out School Track Team practices for 4th/5th grade (completed end of Sept).   Chatham’s school track practices are as follows: Monday (5th co-ed) and Wednesday (4th co-ed).  This is run by school so those materials will be sent by Teacher Coaches at a later date.
Step #2: Recruitment of Volunteer Coaches for Running Clubs begins this week.  Thank you to those we have already connected for this year!  Previous Coaches – keep an eye on your email for a note from 2019 Co-Chairs in the coming days.  If you have not had an opportunity to coach yet and are available or interested for this year please email one of the Co-Chairs for more information.
Step #3:  Settle running club practice days around school track and coach availability.
Step #4: Enrollment of Runners once group meeting times and capacity are set by the coaches.
Step #5: Kick off Clubs late March.
Note:   Both Track and Running Clubs will continue to meet on school grounds after school and are Free of Charge to those participating.  Kids are able to participate in one or BOTH activities should they chose due to scheduling coordination.
Important Dates:
May 18th – Chatham’s 21st annual Maniac Magee
May 2019 – Haverford District Track Meet

Thank you everyone!!!

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 January 28, 2019