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Chatham Park Updates for the Week of May 13

Upcoming Dates


May 6                                  Staff Appreciation Week begins

May 10                                Maniac Magee Boot Camp

May 16,17                            Golden Apple Pick up

May 18                                Maniac Magee and Mayfair (see special Chat for Mayfair details and to help)

May 20                              T Shirt Sorting Help Needed for Field Day

May 31                               Staff Appreciation Luncheon


Maniac Magee Upcoming Contest



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.



Golden Apple pick up

Golden Apple Recipients are invited to come to the Chatham Park Cafeteria
Thursday May 16th (K-2) and
Friday May 17th (3-5) to pick up their Golden Apple Tree book between 8:20am and 8:35am.
If your Child did not receive an invitation and they have completed the program please contact Daria asap

Field Day T Shirt Help Needed

We’re looking for volunteers to help sort field day T-shirts immediately after school on May 20.  Your child(ren) grade 2 and older may assist as well.  Email M Haskell – if you are able to help out.

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

Talent Show Chair and Shadows

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 May 13, 2019