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Updates for the Week of May 21

Two updates this week:  1st Day School Supplies and Maniac Magee results

 

 

 

1st Day of School Supplies

Back to school shopping for next year right now … Are you kidding me? Let me remind you of the chaos that comes with last minute back to school shopping in the summer. Why not shop on-line with www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com versus in-line at Wal-Mart, Target or Staples? In just a few clicks, you will get the exact supplies your teacher requested without the hassle and aggravation that comes with shopping last minute at big box retailers.

 

 

 

Maniac Magee

Despite the rain, the 20th Annual Maniac Magee was a huge success. Thank you to all of the volunteers, runners, and walkers who came out and took part in this special event.  With the help of our incredible sponsors and participants, we were able to raise $8200 for the Salvation Army of Norristown Family Homeless Shelter.  I included the race results below, and Ms Christianson will be announcing them during the morning announcements on Monday. She will be handing out the medals to the participants who didn’t get them on Saturday.  There are two results below. One includes the award winners,  and one includes the overall results.  The PR manager from the Salvation Army, Alexandra Ferber, sent us pictures she took during the race.  Here is the link to the photos: My Photos.  Stacey Himes was able to connect with The Patch and they wrote a nice article about the race. Here is that link: Chatham Park Families Brave Rain for the 20th “Maniac Magee” Run. One last thing, Ms Divalerio’s 4th grade class won the water ice party because they had the most registrants for the Maniac Magee.  Way to go!  Thank you again for another great year.
View race results in these two documents:   2MIAWARDS 2MIRESULTS
Posted May 22, 2018

HASA Positions Available for Next Year

 

We are looking for committee heads for the following HASA positions for the 2018-2019 school year. We can’t run all of these great events without the help of volunteers! Below is a brief description of the duties, for more information on any of the positions, contact chathamparkpresident@gmail.com. Thanks for considering!

Vice President: Attend the monthly HASA meeting, assist the co-presidents, move up to the co-president position for the following 2 years.

Treasurer:  Responsible for account of income and expenditure, deposits, reimbursements, payments to vendors.  Attends the monthly HASA meetings and provides treasurer updates.  Quickbook experience a plus.  Busy periods are back to school in September and end of year, mid April – May.

Secretary:  Attend the monthly HASA meeting, and take the minutes.

Art Volunteers

Bark A Palooza: one, preferably two people to handle the creation of  bark a palooza shirts, tracking of pledge forms, getting sponsors.

Family Picnic/movie:  one or two volunteers to handle the movie night, which includes contacting movie company, picking the movie, purchasing candy/popcorn, sign up for volunteers and ordering glow sticks.

Fifth Grade Awards: Timeframe: end of year, late May.

Fifth Grade Service Club:  Run the service club for 5th graders.

Homeroom parents:  The liaison with the head home room parents, responsible for contacting them with party information, running the homeroom parent meeting at the beginning of the school year.

Mayfair:  this would be great for a group of volunteers.  Running the annual Mayfair event in May after the Maniac Magee.

School Spirit Items:  Work with C & M to organize spiritwear sales, decide on design/items for sale.  Have spiritwear available for back to school night.

Young Writer’s Day:  Organizing the annual young writer’s day, where authors, poets, story tellers, singers, performers come to the school and work in the classrooms with the kids.

Webmaster:

Technologies: WordPress, PHP, Mailgun, Basic Webmaster skills (DNS Registration, FTP etc.).
Time Commitment:  I have only been doing maintenance (no major enhancements), so it has only been a few hours every couple of months.

Shadows:   follow current committee head to learn the ropes, in anticipation of taking over the next school year.

Bulldog Browser:  responsible for A to Z directory, attending the back to school nights to assist parents in signing up for the browser, organizing the printing of the browser.

Science Fair:  Organizing the annual science fair for 4th and 5th graders. Getting judges,  coaching the students, running the event.

Posted May 18, 2018

Mayfair is this weekend! (Also see exciting announcement about Nelle Bush bags at Mayfair)

Two updates below:  1. Important Mayfair announcements   2. A message from Nelle Bush bags about her collaboration with Chatham Park and the community  🙂
Mayfair:
May Fair – A reminder that May Fair is rain or shine!  We are going to try and have early wristband pickup available Friday afternoon after school (I will email those that have purchased wristbands to confirm).  Everyone else can begin picking up wristbands Saturday morning at 9am.

Volunteers – We’ve a fun day planned with a live hula show, the Phillie Phanatic, teacher/faculty splash booth, raffles, and games, food, and prizes!  To make this day possible, we need parent volunteers!!!!  I know May is hectic, but we are desperately in need of volunteers to help run the event.  Please consider signing up for a time slot; your support is needed to make this event run smoothly.  Clearances are not needed for May Fair volunteers.  Chatham Alumni, grandparents, parents, older siblings, those in need of volunteer hours, etc. are all welcome.  The signup genius can be found here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040545acaa29ab9-aloha

Can’t wait for Saturday and the fun filled day we’ve planned!  Please consider volunteering for any job & time slot you’re available.

Thanks for your support!

 

 

Nelle Bush Bags

BUY A TOTE BAG, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!

$10 each at the May Fair

 

As part of the Artist in Residence Project this year, the 5th Grade Students have been working on making beautiful Tote Bags from their own original fabric designs!

 

The bags will be for sale at the May Fair for $10 each– all of the proceeds donated to charity.

 

In the coming weeks, the 5th graders will be working with the TLC Food Pantry of Havertown, and delivering some of their tote bags filled with donated food items.

 

Also, as an international service component, we have partnered with a group at Drexel University that will be traveling to Haiti and working with the Love Orphanage.  Some tote bags will be filled with essentials for the children and delivered to them.

 

It’s a win-win!!  You get a great bag and make a difference!

 

Posted May 16, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of May 14

 

Upcoming dates

 

5/17  5/18     Golden Apple celebrations

5/19/18     Maniac Magee and Mayfair (see new Mayfair info below)

6/30/18    Deadline for 1st Day  School Supply Orders

 

Golden Apple

If you received your Golden Apple and are in Grades K-2, come to the cafeteria on Thursday, May 17th any time between 8:20 am to 8:35 am to pick up your Golden Apple book.  For grades 3-5, come to the cafeteria on Friday, May 18thbetween 8:20 am to 8:35 am to pick up your Golden Apple book.

 

Staff Appreciation Week

We had a great  Staff Appreciation Week!  The staff were treated to all kinds of goodies and school supplies during the week, raffle gift cards a wonderful luncheon outdoors in the courtyard on Friday.  We thank everyone who contributed this year to make it so special for our amazing staff!!

Maniac Magee
We are so excited for the 20th Annual Maniac Magee Run this coming Saturday, May 19th To celebrate the 20th year, we will be giving away 10 Maniac Magee Books signed by Jerry Spinelli.  To make the event as successful as possible, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!! Please take a minute and look at the sign up genius, 20th Annual Maniac Magee. We are in need of Course Marshalls (standing by the barricade during the run). It should be about 45 minutes and they are great spots for you to cheer on your runner!  Course Marshalls keep the runners safe during the run.   We look forward to seeing everyone there and the walk will begin at 8am followed by the run at 8:30am.  Race day registration will begin at 7am.  If preregistered, the race packets will be going home with your child on Friday, 5/18/18.  If you have any questions, please email chathamparkmaniacmagee@gmail.com.

 

5th Grade Service Club

Fifth Grade Service Club is holding a drive until Friday, May 18th for gently used or new towels in conjunction with the Maniac Magee Run. Please donate to help the Salvation Army. Collection boxes are located outside the Main Office.

 

 

Mayfair

Aloha! Let’s get ready to luau! Friday May 11th is the last day to submit your preorder for May Fair bracelets and Flamingo Grams. Send those forms in! The classroom with the most Flamingo Grams sold wins a party!! Bracelets and Flamingos will be available for sale the day of the event (bracelets $15 each and flamingos &20; each flamingo purchased gets you a chance to win $$$). Prepaid bracelets will be available for early pickup the afternoon of 5/18 at school and the morning of May Fair.
You don’t want to miss out! We’ve a special hula show, the Phillie Phanatic stopping by for a visit, the chance to soak some teachers, and tons of awesome raffle prizes! Please note, food, splash booth, and raffles are additional money but all other activities are included with wrist band purchase.
Flamingos will begin flocking the homes of Chatham Park the week of 5/7. Pleas note that the flamingos require special hand delivery but they’ll all be ready when it’s time for the May Fair Luau!
We need you! Looking for a way to get involved with your children’s school? Please consider volunteering to help out at May Fair! The link for the sign up genius can be found here:

 

1ST DAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Have you visited www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com yet to purchase your child’s back to school kit? While you’re there, make sure to check out their selection of Vera Bradley, JanSport, and Under Armour accessories! You can purchase your child’s supply kit, backpack, lunchbox and water bottle for next year from 1st Day School Supplies! These high quality accessories will ship with your child’s kit and allow you to check off even more from that long back to school shopping list without leaving the comfort of your home! Start your shopping by clicking on the link below: Remember, a portion of our sales will come back to HASA, so please consider purchasing your supplies here!

Posted May 14, 2018

Twilight Run Tomorrow!

If you are looking for something really FUN to do this Saturday go to the Twilight Run at 5:00 PM at Haverford High School.
The elementary school with the largest amount of runners will win the 1 Mile Challenge Trophy!
They will have a Kids Fun Zone, Face Painting, Games, food, and a Raffle for elementary school runners. You can win your very own Amazon Echo Dot!
Come if you can!
Posted May 11, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of May 7

Upcoming dates

 

 

 

5/10/18      Chatham Park Art Show and Concert

5/11/18      5th Grade Service Club Meeting

5/17  5/18     Golden Apple celebrations

5/19/18     Maniac Magee and Mayfair (see new Mayfair info below)

6/30/18    Deadline for 1st Day  School Supply Orders

MANIAC MAGEE WATER ICE PARTY CONTEST

Friendly reminder to get Registration Forms in… the class with the most registered runners will win the trophy and Water Ice Party!!

 

Golden Apple Invitations

Invitations are being sent home this week to students who reached their Golden Apple.  If your child does not bring home an invitation by the end of the week and you think that he or she reached their Golden Apple, please contact peggyhermann@hotmail.com.  Please do not contact the librarian or school office.

 

 

 

 

Staff Appreciation Week

We had a great  Staff Appreciation Week!  The staff were treated to all kinds of goodies and school supplies during the week, raffle gift cards a wonderful luncheon outdoors in the courtyard on Friday.  We thank everyone who contributed this year to make it so special for our amazing staff!!
 

The Maniac Magee 
 
The registrations forms were sent home on Friday for the race and they are due back by May 7th, 2018 for a guaranteed T-shirt.  There will be race day registration on May 19th but we can not guarantee a T-shirt.  There are many ways for you to volunteer to make this race a success. I put all the volunteer opportunities on this sign up genius.  Here is the link: 20th Annual Maniac Magee.   We are still looking for sponsors and as a family you can sponsor too! 2018 Maniac Magee Sponsor Reg Form.  If you have any questions please email Erin Cianciarulo at chathamparkmaniacmagee@gmail.com.

 

 

5th Grade Service Club

5th Grade Service Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, May 11.

 

 

Mayfair

Aloha! Let’s get ready to luau! Friday May 11th is the last day to submit your preorder for May Fair bracelets and Flamingo Grams. Send those forms in! The classroom with the most Flamingo Grams sold wins a party!! Bracelets and Flamingos will be available for sale the day of the event (bracelets $15 each and flamingos &20; each flamingo purchased gets you a chance to win $$$). Prepaid bracelets will be available for early pickup the afternoon of 5/18 at school and the morning of May Fair.
You don’t want to miss out! We’ve a special hula show, the Phillie Phanatic stopping by for a visit, the chance to soak some teachers, and tons of awesome raffle prizes! Please note, food, splash booth, and raffles are additional money but all other activities are included with wrist band purchase.
Flamingos will begin flocking the homes of Chatham Park the week of 5/7. Pleas note that the flamingos require special hand delivery but they’ll all be ready when it’s time for the May Fair Luau!
We need you! Looking for a way to get involved with your children’s school? Please consider volunteering to help out at May Fair! The link for the sign up genius can be found here:

 

1ST DAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Have you visited www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com yet to purchase your child’s back to school kit? While you’re there, make sure to check out their selection of Vera Bradley, JanSport, and Under Armour accessories! You can purchase your child’s supply kit, backpack, lunchbox and water bottle for next year from 1st Day School Supplies! These high quality accessories will ship with your child’s kit and allow you to check off even more from that long back to school shopping list without leaving the comfort of your home! Start your shopping by clicking on the link below: Remember, a portion of our sales will come back to HASA, so please consider purchasing your supplies here!

Posted May 7, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of May 1

 

 

Upcoming dates

 

 

5/1/18       Field Day Tee Shirt Forms Due

5/1 – 5/4    Staff appreciation week

5/2/18       5th Grade Service club meeting

5/10/18      Chatham Park Art Show and Concert

5/19/18     Maniac Magee and Mayfair (see new Mayfair info below)

6/30/18    Deadline for 1st Day  School Supply Orders

 

End Hunger Day-

This Friday all the Chatham Park students will be working together to help prepare 10,000 meals to be donated to Havertown food banks.  This is a very big event for the students and the Chatham Park community.  To make it run smoothly, we are looking for parent volunteers to help with the event.

Field Day Tee Shirt Forms–DUE TODAY

Field Day t-shirt order forms are due on Tuesday, May 1.  Last minute orders can be emailed to Marykristin Haskell marykristin12@gmail.com.  Be sure to include child’s name, teacher’s name, size and team color.
Thanks!

 

MANIAC MAGEE T-SHIRT CONTEST
Congratulations to this year’s T-Shirt Design winner for Maniac Magee… Hadley Pinder in Mrs. Williams 3rd grade Class!!  There were a lot of great designs to choose from and we thank all the entrants.
MANIAC MAGEE WATER ICE PARTY CONTEST

Friendly reminder to get Registration Forms in… the class with the most registered runners will win the trophy and Water Ice Party!!

 

Golden Apple Invitations

Invitations are being sent home this week to students who reached their Golden Apple.  If your child does not bring home an invitation by the end of the week and you think that he or she reached their Golden Apple, please contact peggyhermann@hotmail.com.  Please do not contact the librarian or school office.

 

 

 

 

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff appreciation week is quickly approaching!   Please check the sign up genius to see if there is a way you can contribute.   Thanks!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054fadae2daa8-staff1

 

 

The Maniac Magee 
 
The registrations forms were sent home on Friday for the race and they are due back by May 7th, 2018 for a guaranteed T-shirt.  There will be race day registration on May 19th but we can not guarantee a T-shirt.  There are many ways for you to volunteer to make this race a success. I put all the volunteer opportunities on this sign up genius.  Here is the link: 20th Annual Maniac Magee.   We are still looking for sponsors and as a family you can sponsor too! 2018 Maniac Magee Sponsor Reg Form.  If you have any questions please email Erin Cianciarulo at chathamparkmaniacmagee@gmail.com.

 

 

5th Grade Service Club

Fifth Grade Service Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 2. We will be hosting a collection for the Maniac Magee Run. Sign up genius will be sent out soon.

 

 

Exciting Mayfair News

Mayfair this year will have a special guest (think Philly sports!) and there is a new flamingo flock fundraiser.

 

1ST DAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Have you visited www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com yet to purchase your child’s back to school kit? While you’re there, make sure to check out their selection of Vera Bradley, JanSport, and Under Armour accessories! You can purchase your child’s supply kit, backpack, lunchbox and water bottle for next year from 1st Day School Supplies! These high quality accessories will ship with your child’s kit and allow you to check off even more from that long back to school shopping list without leaving the comfort of your home! Start your shopping by clicking on the link below: Remember, a portion of our sales will come back to HASA, so please consider purchasing your supplies here!

Posted May 1, 2018

Talent Show is this weekend!!

Hello Talent Show parents!
I wanted to remind talent show parents that we will be in need of snacks for the Bake Sale at the Talent Show.  All items will be sold for $1.
If you would like to contribute a baked good, please individually wrap items and bring to HHS the day of the talent show.  Or at my house any day this week (10 East Mercer Ave).
Items that are always a big hit:  Rice crispy treats, pretzel/hershey kiss/M&M bites (aka belly buttons), individual bags of candy and donuts.   BTW, we always have an abundance of brownies.
Thank you for your support.  All proceeds to directly to HASA and will enable us to have another fabulous Talent Show next year!
Please let me know if you would be available to help with the bake sale at intermission and or to assist selling 50/50 tix.
Thank you!
DONNA MILIUS
Posted April 27, 2018

Staff Appreciation Week

If anyone would like to contribute for Staff Appreciation, money will be collected until Friday 4/27.

Contact Stacey Gilroy at staceybg@verizon.net for details.

Posted April 25, 2018

Talent Show

Hello Talent Show parents!
I wanted to remind talent show parents that we will be in need of snacks for the Bake Sale at the Talent Show.  All items will be sold for $1.
If you would like to contribute a baked good, please individually wrap items and bring to HHS the day of the talent show.  Or at my house any day this week (10 East Mercer Ave).
Items that are always a big hit:  Rice crispy treats, pretzel/hershey kiss/M&M bites (aka belly buttons), individual bags of candy and donuts.   BTW, we always have an abundance of brownies.
Thank you for your support.  All proceeds to directly to HASA and will enable us to have another fabulous Talent Show next year!
Please let me know if you would be available to help with the bake sale at intermission and or to assist selling 50/50 tix.
Thank you!
DONNA MILIUS
Posted April 24, 2018