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Chatham Park Updates for the Week of November 12

Upcoming Dates

 

November 12-16               Book Fair

November 12                     4th Grade Service Club meets

November 14                     Family Night at the Book Fair

November 17                     Chatham Park Tree Planting

December 1                        Pancake Breakfast

December 1                        5th Grade Vs. Parents Basketball Game

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

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 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

 

 

Pancake Breakfast and 5th Grade vs Parent Basketball Game.
Saturday, December 1st
The Annual Pancake Breakfast and Winter Festival is Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 from 9:00am – 12:00pm with the 5th Grade vs Parents Basketball Game immediately following!
You can purchase your tickets for the breakfast now by filling out the attached form and sending payment into school. 
Also, any 5th grader playing in the game will need to fill out the attached permission form and return to school. 
Hope to see you there!
Any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Lasus  – nflasus@gmail.com

Pancake Breakfast Volunteers Needed!
We need volunteers to help check students into the breakfast and make pancakes.  Please sign up using the SignUp Genius link:
Any questions, please contact Nicole Lasus – nflasus@gmail.com

 

 

 BOX TOPS- Thank you for collecting and sending in all your BoxTops for our October Collection- we collected 4310, and earned $431 for Chatham Park! Keep clipping, there will be another collection in January. Any questions, email Gina Fallon, ginafallon@verizon.net

 

 

 

THIRD GRADE SERVICE CLUB COLLECTION

The 3rd grade service club is running a Chatham Park Food drive to stock the shelves at the TLC food pantry in Havertown.  Any non-perishable food items will be accepted but they are in great need of: canned fruit, coffee (both regular and instant), peanut butter, granola/breakfast bars.  The class with the most items gets an extra recess with Dr. Whitehead and the teacher of that class gets a Sam’s Brick Oven Pizza (Ardmore restaurant) gift card!  During November in school the students will be focusing on the Community of Caring value of CARING!  Show how much you CARE about others all month long!  Classroom boxes will be collected on November 30.

Running Club…Running Corner

Practice Days for Chatham’s Track Team have been set so now Running Club Days can be selected for 2019 Running Clubs.  And planning can begin!
Chatham’s school track practices are as follows:
   – Monday (5th co-ed)
   – Wednesday (4th co-ed)
Exact start dates to be announced early 2019.  Materials will be sent from Teacher Coaches to all kids in 4th/5th grade in 2019.
Running Clubs’ days and group capacity are set by respective parent volunteer coaches. So Previous Coaches – keep an eye on your email for a note from 2019 Co-Chairs in the coming days/weeks.   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.  Running Clubs begin meeting in March 2019.
Both Track and Running Clubs will continue to meet on school grounds after school and are Free of Charge to those participating.
Important Dates:
May 18th – Chatham’s 21st annual Maniac Magee
May 2019 – Haverford District Track Meet

Thank you everyone!!!

2019 Running Club Co-Chairs
Liz Radosti-Chapman (Elizabeth.R.Chapman@gmail.com)

 

 

 

Book Fair is Running this week, still a few slots left if you are able to volunteer:

Also, please check out our Scholastic Book Fair website for online sales and the eWallet sign-up for the fair.

 

 

Parent Volunteers Need Clearances and they last 5 years
You’ll find everything you need here: https://www.haverford.k12.pa.us/domain/1188
Chatham Park School Tree Planting
Chatham families are needed on Saturday, November 17th to help plant 13 trees on the school campus with the Haverford Tree Tenders. Please consider helping out. More info at the link below or contact David Schneck, daveandzinat@gmail.com

 

 

5th Grade Yearbook Pictures Needed
Parents of 5th graders, please send in a baby pic of your child by December 15th to be included in the yearbook.  Pictures can be emailed to chathamparkyearbook2019@gmail.com or hard copies can be sent in to your child’s homeroom teacher.  Hard copies will be returned.  Also, if you have any candids from years past, please send those in as well.  Candids need to be from a school event include at least three students.  Please indicate the grade of the students when the picture was taken.  Thanks for your help!

 

 

Talent Show Save the Dates

Above in the “Upcoming Dates” section are the listed dates for the Talent Show, hopefully that will make it easier for everyone to plan ahead.   Questions about the Talent Show email

Rachel Canterino  at rachelc_pt@yahoo.com

 

Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

Positions Open for 2019-2020 School year

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.

Staff Appreciation Day Coordinator (shadow)

We are looking for an individual to shadow this year’s coordinator and assist with Staff Appreciation Day.  Please advise if you are interested and we can put you in contact with this year’s coordinator for more information.

 

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 libspy1@comcast.net 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

Webmaster:  maintains and updates website as needed.

Fifth Grade Awards Coordinator:  Pick-up awards at Kelly’s Trophies and pick up gift cards.  (May)

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 November 12, 2018

Book Fair is Next Week, Help Still Needed

Dear Parents,
The Chatham Park Book Fair is taking place next week at the school and this week flyers are being handed out to the kids.  This is an annual fund raiser for Chatham Park.  MANY classes are still in need of parent volunteers to help kids find books at the fair or run a register.   It’s only 1/2 hour during the day.   I’ve included a sign up, so if you can spare some time please add your name to the list.   You can sign up for as many classes as you would like.   There are no restrictions on who can volunteer for which class.
Thank you for taking the time to look over the sign up and be a volunteer.
Beth Morales
HASA -Book Fair Chairperson
**Please note that school policy doesn’t allow for younger siblings to come to the fair while you volunteer.
If you need additional information about the fair check out the Chatham Park Book Fair website for online orders, a book flyer, and eWallet sign-ups.
Posted November 8, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of November 5

 

(please disregard the first chat, the message below includes all the updates)

 

 

Upcoming Dates

 

November 12-16               Book Fair

November 12                     4th Grade Service Club meets

November 14                     Family Night at the Book Fair

November 17                     Chatham Park Tree Planting

December 1                        Pancake Breakfast

December 1                        5th Grade Vs. Parents Basketball Game

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

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 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

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN CANDY DONATIONS

Have extra Halloween candy? 4th Grade Service Club will be collecting for “Treats for Troops

”. A box for donations will be outside the Main Office until Monday 11/12.

4th Grade Service Club will meet after school on Monday 11/12.

 

 

THIRD GRADE SERVICE CLUB COLLECTION

The 3rd grade service club is running a Chatham Park Food drive to stock the shelves at the TLC food pantry in Havertown.  Any non-perishable food items will be accepted but they are in great need of: canned fruit, coffee (both regular and instant), peanut butter, granola/breakfast bars.  The class with the most items gets an extra recess with Dr. Whitehead and the teacher of that class gets a Sam’s Brick Oven Pizza (Ardmore restaurant) gift card!  During November in school the students will be focusing on the Community of Caring value of CARING!  Show how much you CARE about others all month long!  Classroom boxes will be collected on November 30.

Halloween Parent Volunteers –
THANK YOU for making the Halloween parties a huge success!! Reminder to get your receipts to your Party coordinators so they can submit to treasurer folder in the HASA closet. Thank you!
Save the Date: December 1st
Pancake Breakfast and 5th Grade vs Parent Basketball Game.  More details coming soon!

Running Club…Running Corner

Practice Days for Chatham’s Track Team have been set so now Running Club Days can be selected for 2019 Running Clubs.  And planning can begin!
Chatham’s school track practices are as follows:
   – Monday (5th co-ed)
   – Wednesday (4th co-ed)
Exact start dates to be announced early 2019.  Materials will be sent from Teacher Coaches to all kids in 4th/5th grade in 2019.
Running Clubs’ days and group capacity are set by respective parent volunteer coaches. So Previous Coaches – keep an eye on your email for a note from 2019 Co-Chairs in the coming days/weeks.   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.  Running Clubs begin meeting in March 2019.
Both Track and Running Clubs will continue to meet on school grounds after school and are Free of Charge to those participating.
Important Dates:
May 18th – Chatham’s 21st annual Maniac Magee
May 2019 – Haverford District Track Meet

Thank you everyone!!!

2019 Running Club Co-Chairs
Liz Radosti-Chapman (Elizabeth.R.Chapman@gmail.com)

 

 

 

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE BOOK FAIR!

Our Book Fair this year will run NOVEMBER 12th to NOVEMBER 16th.

With Family Night being November 14th; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

LOOKING FOR WHATEVER TIME YOU CAN HELP; THERE ARE A LOT OF SPOTS THAT NEED TO BE FILLED!

We need the following still :

25+ Volunteers between our Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes

9 Volunteers for our 2nd grade – 5th grade classes

We also need 7 volunteers to help with Family Night

Below is the link for the Sign up.

Also, please check out our Scholastic Book Fair website for online sales and the eWallet sign-up for the fair.

 

 

Parent Volunteers Need Clearances and they last 5 years
You’ll find everything you need here: https://www.haverford.k12.pa.us/domain/1188
Chatham Park School Tree Planting
Chatham families are needed on Saturday, November 17th to help plant 13 trees on the school campus with the Haverford Tree Tenders. Please consider helping out. More info at the link below or contact David Schneck, daveandzinat@gmail.com

 

First Box Tops Collection of the year is October! 
Please send in your Box Tops to your children’s Homeroom class by October 19th.  Chatham Park earns 10 cents for every Box Tops we redeem! That is easy extra money for our school- visit www.boxtops4education.com to see a list of participating brands and guidelines. Ask your friends and family to collect for you!
If you have any questions, please email Gina Fallon at ginafallon@verizon.net.
Thank you and Happy Clipping!

 

5th Grade Yearbook Pictures Needed
Parents of 5th graders, please send in a baby pic of your child by December 15th to be included in the yearbook.  Pictures can be emailed to chathamparkyearbook2019@gmail.com or hard copies can be sent in to your child’s homeroom teacher.  Hard copies will be returned.  Also, if you have any candids from years past, please send those in as well.  Candids need to be from a school event include at least three students.  Please indicate the grade of the students when the picture was taken.  Thanks for your help!

 

 

Talent Show Save the Dates

Above in the “Upcoming Dates” section are the listed dates for the Talent Show, hopefully that will make it easier for everyone to plan ahead.   Questions about the Talent Show email

Rachel Canterino  at rachelc_pt@yahoo.com

 

Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

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 libspy1@comcast.net 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

Webmaster:  maintains and updates website as needed.

Fifth Grade Awards Coordinator:  Pick-up awards at Kelly’s Trophies and pick up gift cards.  (May)

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 November 5, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of October 29- completed info

 

(please disregard the first chat, the message below includes all the updates)

 

 

Upcoming Dates

 

October 31                         Halloween Parade and Great Pumpkin Contest

November 2                      Third Grade Service Club Meeting

November 12-16               Book Fair

November 14                     Family Night at the Book Fair

November 17                     Chatham Park Tree Planting

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

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

March 31                            Chatham Park Talent Show at the high school

 

Third Grade Service Club
Next meeting – Nov 2 from 3:30-4:30. Meet near gym/stage.  Come to this meeting if you will enjoy making posters to advertise school-wide November Food Drive.  If artwork isn’t your thing, we will be meeting later in the month to collect, count, and deliver all the food to TLC pantry.  Any 3rd graders are welcome to attend. Be sure to have permission slip on file.  Here’s what we did in our first meeting: 3rd Grade service – October.   We will need at least 3 additional parent volunteers for the Nov 2 meeting.

 

Talent Show Save the Dates

Above in the “Upcoming Dates” section are the listed dates for the Talent Show, hopefully that will make it easier for everyone to plan ahead.   Questions about the Talent Show email

Rachel Canterino  at rachelc_pt@yahoo.com

 

BOOK FAIR

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE BOOK FAIR!

Our Book Fair this year will run NOVEMBER 12th to NOVEMBER 16th.

With Family Night being November 14th; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. LOOKING FOR WHATEVER TIME YOU CAN HELP; THERE ARE A LOT OF SPOTS THAT NEED TO BE FILLED!

We need the following :

5 Volunteers for each of our Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes

4 Volunteers for each of our 2nd grade classes

We also need volunteers to help with Family Night at the Book Fair

Thank you for all of your help with the Book Fair; without all of you we could not do this.If you have any questions let me know.

Here is the link for the Sign up.

Thank you once again, Beth Morales

 

Parent Volunteers Need Clearances and they last 5 years
You’ll find everything you need here: https://www.haverford.k12.pa.us/domain/1188

 

Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Show your creativity!   We will once again hold our Pumpkin Decorating Contest for all students and families to enter!  The contest will be held on Wednesday October 31st in the cafeteria.  All participants will receive a door prize and our senior citizen volunteers will once again judge for the Great Pumpkins in each grade and for family collaborated submissions   If you would like to volunteer to help out at the contest please sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49adaf22a7f85-great1. Contact HASA Volunteer Ellen Cohen at Cressycohen@gmail.com with any questions,

Chatham Park School Tree Planting
Chatham families are needed on Saturday, November 17th to help plant 13 trees on the school campus with the Haverford Tree Tenders. Please consider helping out. More info at the link below or contact David Schneck, daveandzinat@gmail.com

 

First Box Tops Collection of the year is October! 
Please send in your Box Tops to your children’s Homeroom class by October 19th.  Chatham Park earns 10 cents for every Box Tops we redeem! That is easy extra money for our school- visit www.boxtops4education.com to see a list of participating brands and guidelines. Ask your friends and family to collect for you!
If you have any questions, please email Gina Fallon at ginafallon@verizon.net.
Thank you and Happy Clipping!

 

5th Grade Yearbook Pictures Needed
Parents of 5th graders, please send in a baby pic of your child by December 15th to be included in the yearbook.  Pictures can be emailed to chathamparkyearbook2019@gmail.com or hard copies can be sent in to your child’s homeroom teacher.  Hard copies will be returned.  Also, if you have any candids from years past, please send those in as well.  Candids need to be from a school event include at least three students.  Please indicate the grade of the students when the picture was taken.  Thanks for your help!

 

 

Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

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 libspy1@comcast.net 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

Webmaster:  maintains and updates website as needed.

Fifth Grade Awards Coordinator:  Pick-up awards at Kelly’s Trophies and pick up gift cards.  (May)

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 October 29, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of October 29– completed info

(please disregard the first chat, the message below includes all the updates)

Upcoming Dates

 

October 31                         Halloween Parade and Great Pumpkin Contest

November 2                      Third Grade Service Club Meeting

November 12-16               Book Fair

November 14                     Family Night at the Book Fair

November 17                     Chatham Park Tree Planting

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

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

March 31                            Chatham Park Talent Show at the high school

 

Third Grade Service Club
Next meeting – Nov 2 from 3:30-4:30. Meet near gym/stage.  Come to this meeting if you will enjoy making posters to advertise school-wide November Food Drive.  If artwork isn’t your thing, we will be meeting later in the month to collect, count, and deliver all the food to TLC pantry.  Any 3rd graders are welcome to attend. Be sure to have permission slip on file.  Here’s what we did in our first meeting: 3rd Grade service – October.   We will need at least 3 additional parent volunteers for the Nov 2 meeting.

 

Talent Show Save the Dates

Above in the “Upcoming Dates” section are the listed dates for the Talent Show, hopefully that will make it easier for everyone to plan ahead.   Questions about the Talent Show email

Rachel Canterino  at rachelc_pt@yahoo.com

 

BOOK FAIR

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE BOOK FAIR!

Our Book Fair this year will run NOVEMBER 12th to NOVEMBER 16th.

With Family Night being November 14th; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. LOOKING FOR WHATEVER TIME YOU CAN HELP; THERE ARE A LOT OF SPOTS THAT NEED TO BE FILLED!

We need the following :

5 Volunteers for each of our Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes

4 Volunteers for each of our 2nd grade classes

We also need volunteers to help with Family Night at the Book Fair

Thank you for all of your help with the Book Fair; without all of you we could not do this.If you have any questions let me know.

Here is the link for the Sign up.

Thank you once again, Beth Morales

 

Parent Volunteers Need Clearances and they last 5 years
You’ll find everything you need here: https://www.haverford.k12.pa.us/domain/1188

 

Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Show your creativity!   We will once again hold our Pumpkin Decorating Contest for all students and families to enter!  The contest will be held on Wednesday October 31st in the cafeteria.  All participants will receive a door prize and our senior citizen volunteers will once again judge for the Great Pumpkins in each grade and for family collaborated submissions   If you would like to volunteer to help out at the contest please sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49adaf22a7f85-great1. Contact HASA Volunteer Ellen Cohen at Cressycohen@gmail.com with any questions,

Chatham Park School Tree Planting
Chatham families are needed on Saturday, November 17th to help plant 13 trees on the school campus with the Haverford Tree Tenders. Please consider helping out. More info at the link below or contact David Schneck, daveandzinat@gmail.com

 

First Box Tops Collection of the year is October! 
Please send in your Box Tops to your children’s Homeroom class by October 19th.  Chatham Park earns 10 cents for every Box Tops we redeem! That is easy extra money for our school- visit www.boxtops4education.com to see a list of participating brands and guidelines. Ask your friends and family to collect for you!
If you have any questions, please email Gina Fallon at ginafallon@verizon.net.
Thank you and Happy Clipping!

 

5th Grade Yearbook Pictures Needed
Parents of 5th graders, please send in a baby pic of your child by December 15th to be included in the yearbook.  Pictures can be emailed to chathamparkyearbook2019@gmail.com or hard copies can be sent in to your child’s homeroom teacher.  Hard copies will be returned.  Also, if you have any candids from years past, please send those in as well.  Candids need to be from a school event include at least three students.  Please indicate the grade of the students when the picture was taken.  Thanks for your help!

 

 

Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

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 libspy1@comcast.net 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

Webmaster:  maintains and updates website as needed.

Fifth Grade Awards Coordinator:  Pick-up awards at Kelly’s Trophies and pick up gift cards.  (May)

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 October 29, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for October 15

Upcoming Dates

 

October 17                         Third Grade Service Club Meeting

October 19                         First Box Top Clippings Due

October 31                         Halloween Parade and Great Pumpkin Contest

November 17                     Chatham Park Tree Planting

 

 Golden Apple Reading program begins today. Look for forms coming home in folders today.

 

 

*   *   *   *   *   Cultural Assemblies  *   *   *   *   *

HASA is excited to welcome the Respect Tour for the first cultural assembly of the school year.   On Monday October 15, 2018 the Respect Tour will demonstrate to students what respectful behavior looks like, and to help our kids reach their greatest potential.

 

 

 

 

Parent Volunteers Need Clearances and they last 5 years
You’ll find everything you need here: https://www.haverford.k12.pa.us/domain/1188

 

 

 

 

Service Club

3rd grade service club kick off meeting this Wed, Oct 17 from 3:30-4:30. All 3rd graders are welcome to attend! Service Club Permission Form  must be in by Tuesday.  Questions- email M Haskell marykristin12@gmail.com

Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Show your creativity!   We will once again hold our Pumpkin Decorating Contest for all students and families to enter!  The contest will be held on Wednesday October 31st in the cafeteria.  All participants will receive a door prize and our senior citizen volunteers will once again judge for the Great Pumpkins in each grade and for family collaborated submissions   If you would like to volunteer to help out at the contest please sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49adaf22a7f85-great1. Contact HASA Volunteer Ellen Cohen at Cressycohen@gmail.com with any questions,

Chatham Park School Tree Planting
Chatham families are needed on Saturday, November 17th to help plant 13 trees on the school campus with the Haverford Tree Tenders. Please consider helping out. More info at the link below or contact David Schneck, daveandzinat@gmail.com

 

First Box Tops Collection of the year is October! 
Please send in your Box Tops to your children’s Homeroom class by October 19th.  Chatham Park earns 10 cents for every Box Tops we redeem! That is easy extra money for our school- visit www.boxtops4education.com to see a list of participating brands and guidelines. Ask your friends and family to collect for you!
If you have any questions, please email Gina Fallon at ginafallon@verizon.net.
Thank you and Happy Clipping!

 

 

 

 

Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

We also have several volunteer opportunities still open.  Please take a look and consider donating some time! :

Art Volunteers:  work with Mrs. Cohen (art teacher) to display the children’s beautiful artwork throughout Chatham Park Hallways

Webmaster:  maintains and updates website as needed.

Fifth Grade Awards Coordinator:  Pick-up awards at Kelly’s Trophies and pick up gift cards.  (May)

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 October 15, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of October 8

Upcoming Dates

 

October 19                         First Box Top Clippings Due

October 31                         Halloween Parade

 

 

Bark a Palooza and Movie Night

Another successful Bark a Palooza and Movie Night in the books!

HASA would like to thank Victoria Paul for yet again pulling for

another fun filled Pep Rally!

HASA would also like to thank Angela Profita and Melissa & Jay Mitch for running movie night.  Fun was had by all Chatham Families!!!

Without your time and dedication we could have not pulled off these two events so THANK YOU!!!!!

A big shout out to Dr. Whitehead and the staff at Chatham for working with HASA to make both of these events successful!!!

 

First Box Tops Collection of the year is October! 
Please send in your Box Tops to your children’s Homeroom class by October 19th.  Chatham Park earns 10 cents for every Box Tops we redeem! That is easy extra money for our school- visit www.boxtops4education.com to see a list of participating brands and guidelines. Ask your friends and family to collect for you!
If you have any questions, please email Gina Fallon at ginafallon@verizon.net.
Thank you and Happy Clipping!

 

 

SERVICE CLUB

The 3rd Grade Service club will have its kick-off meeting on October 17 from 3:30-4:30.  We will brainstorm ideas for this year’s projects and also make Thank You cards for community helpers.  All 3rd graders are welcome. Be sure to have your service club permission slip sent to the office before the October 17th meeting.  We need 3 additional parent volunteers for this meeting. Please email M Haskell if interested in helping (marykristin12@gmail.com).

Students interested in service club need to fill out the following permission slip: Service Club Permission Form

We are still looking for someone to coordinate the 5th grade service club for this school year.  Interested? Please contact chathamparkpresident@gmail.com.
Thank you!!

 

 

 

 

Golden Apple Volunteers

Two volunteers are needed per classroom, clearances are not needed for this position.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0d45a8af22a7fd0-volunteers

 

 

 

 

Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

We also have several volunteer opportunities still open.  Please take a look and consider donating some time! :

Art Volunteers:  work with Mrs. Cohen (art teacher) to display the children’s beautiful artwork throughout Chatham Park Hallways

Webmaster:  maintains and updates website as needed.

Fifth Grade Awards Coordinator:  Pick-up awards at Kelly’s Trophies and pick up gift cards.  (May)

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.
Cultural Assemblies: plans the assemblies that will be presented to the students during the school year. (with principal’s approval)
If any of these positions interest you or you would like to get more information, please contact us at

 

Posted October 8, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of October 1

Upcoming Dates

 

October 5                           Bark a Palooza and Movie Night

October 12                         Raindate—Bark a Palooza and Movie Night

October 31                         Halloween Parade

 

 

 

Last Chance to be in the School Directory
 
In order to be listed in our school directory, every family needs to verify and update their information in our directory system – A to Z Connect (www.atozconnect.com).  This needs to be done even if you were in the directory last year.  You must also make sure your child is assigned to the correct grade and teacher.  If you’re new to Chatham, you will need to create an account.  If that is not done, your child will not be listed in the directory roster for his or her class.  Everyone who wants to be in the directory needs verify their information and update their child’s teacher by Friday, October 5th. If you would like a hard copy of the directory, please pay your HASA dues of $25 per family.  Dues can be sent into school in an envelope labeled “HASA Dues.”
 
 Any questions, please contact peggyhermann@hotmail.com.

 

 

SERVICE CLUB

Students interested in service club need to fill out the following permission slip: Service Club Permission Form

We are still looking for someone to coordinate the 5th grade service club for this school year.  Interested? Please contact chathamparkpresident@gmail.com.
Thank you!!

 

MOVIE NIGHT—STILL NEED HELP WITH VOLUNTEERS
Friday, October 5th at 6pm. (Rain date 10/12).
Join the Chatham Park community for an outdoor movie night! Bring your own picnic 🙂 Music from 6-7. Movie will be starting promptly at 7.
*Popcorn will be provided
*Gatorade, water, soda, and candy will be available for purchase
*Allergy friendly foods will also be available upon request
Help is Still Needed for Movie Night, please see below to sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9ab29abf94-chatham

 

 

Golden Apple Volunteers

Two volunteers are needed per classroom, clearances are not needed for this position.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0d45a8af22a7fd0-volunteers

 

 

 

 

Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

We also have several volunteer opportunities still open.  Please take a look and consider donating some time! :

Art Volunteers:  work with Mrs. Cohen (art teacher) to display the children’s beautiful artwork throughout Chatham Park Hallways

Webmaster:  maintains and updates website as needed.

Fifth Grade Awards Coordinator:  Pick-up awards at Kelly’s Trophies and pick up gift cards.  (May)

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.
Cultural Assemblies: plans the assemblies that will be presented to the students during the school year. (with principal’s approval)
If any of these positions interest you or you would like to get more information, please contact us at

 

Posted October 1, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the Week of September 24

Upcoming Dates

September 24 (today!)   Final Day to Place your Online Spirit Wear Orders, link below

September 26                   Homeroom Parent Meetings

October 5                           Bark a Palooza and Movie Night

October 12                         Raindate—Bark a Palooza and Movie Night

 

 

Chatham Park Spirit Wear Orders— TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR FALL ORDERS

Check out the new styles and a few revival styles that were brought back.   Now is the time to order the popular “Bulldogs: This is Our Pound” shirt!

https://chathamparkfall2018.itemorder.com/sale

 

 

Update Your Info in School Directory System
In order to be listed in our school directory, every family needs to verify and update their information in our directory system – A to Z Connect (www.atozconnect.com).  This needs to be done even if you were in the directory last year.  You must also make sure your child is assigned to the correct grade and teacher.  If you’re new to Chatham, you will need to create an account.  If that is not done, your child will not be listed in the directory roster for his or her class.  Everyone who wants to be in the directory needs verify their information and update their child’s teacher before October 1st
Links to detailed instructions on how to create an account, update your information and sign up for mailing lists are located on the homepage of HASA’s website (www.chathamparkfamilies.org). Any questions, please contact peggyhermann@hotmail.com.

 

MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, October 5th at 6pm. (Rain date 10/12).
Join the Chatham Park community for an outdoor movie night! Bring your own picnic 🙂 Music from 6-7. Movie will be starting promptly at 7.
*Popcorn will be provided
*Gatorade, water, soda, and candy will be available for purchase
*Allergy friendly foods will also be available upon request
Help is Still Needed for Movie Night, please see below to sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba9ab29abf94-chatham

Homeroom Parent Meetings on Wednesday 9/26 for grades K-4th9:30-10AM  and- 7-7:30PM
CLEARANCES: If you plan to volunteer, you must get clearance by the end of September (there might be some wiggle room if you are still working on them): https://www.haverford.k12.pa.us/domain/1188
QUESTIONS: Email me. If you can’t make it to one of the meetings: jenniferswy@icloud.com

 

 

Golden Apple Volunteers

Two volunteers are needed per classroom, clearances are not needed for this position.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0d45a8af22a7fd0-volunteers

 

 

 

 

Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

We also have several volunteer opportunities still open.  Please take a look and consider donating some time! :

Art Volunteers:  work with Mrs. Cohen (art teacher) to display the children’s beautiful artwork throughout Chatham Park Hallways

Webmaster:  maintains and updates website as needed.

Fifth Grade Awards Coordinator:  Pick-up awards at Kelly’s Trophies and pick up gift cards.  (May)

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.
Cultural Assemblies: plans the assemblies that will be presented to the students during the school year. (with principal’s approval)
If any of these positions interest you or you would like to get more information, please contact us at

 

 

Posted September 24, 2018

Chatham Park Updates for the week of September 17

Upcoming Dates

September 17                    Back to School Night 3-5

September 20                   Back to School Night k-2

September 20                   Bark a Palooza forms due

September 26                   Homeroom Parent Meetings

October 5                           Bark a Palooza and Movie Night

October 12                         Raindate—Bark a Palooza and Movie Night

 

Back to School Night General Info

Don’t forget to stop by the HASA tables to pay your dues $25.00 and make sure you are registered in A to Z Directory!  The Bulldog Browsers (family directory) will be printed in October so make sure your information is entered and/or updated!

Also, this is an opportunity for you to register for the Raptor ID system.  Your ID will be scanned and stored in the Raptor ID system so upon entering the building you can sign in and receive a badge.  You must be registered to gain access to the building so this is a great opportunity to do so!

 

Volunteers Still Needed for Back to School Night

Back to School Night Grades 3-5 is on as planned Monday, September 17th 6:30-8:00 and K-2 Back to School Night has been rescheduled to this Thursday September 20th.  We are in need of volunteers.  Please consider helping out if you can.  Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445adac23a57-back

 

 

Update Your Info in School Directory System
In order to be listed in our school directory, every family needs to verify and update their information in our directory system – A to Z Connect (www.atozconnect.com).  This needs to be done even if you were in the directory last year.  You must also make sure your child is assigned to the correct grade and teacher.  If you’re new to Chatham, you will need to create an account.  If that is not done, your child will not be listed in the directory roster for his or her class.  Everyone who wants to be in the directory needs verify their information and update their child’s teacher before October 1st
Links to detailed instructions on how to create an account, update your information and sign up for mailing lists are located on the homepage of HASA’s website (www.chathamparkfamilies.org). Any questions, please contact peggyhermann@hotmail.com.

 

Bark A Palooza

Bark A Palooza pledge sheets due this Thursday September 20th!  Please don’t forget to send them in!  Thank you for your continued support!

MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, October 5th at 6pm. (Rain date 10/12).
Join the Chatham Park community for an outdoor movie night! Bring your own picnic 🙂 Music from 6-7. Movie will be starting promptly at 7.
*Popcorn will be provided
*Gatorade, water, soda, and candy will be available for purchase
*Allergy friendly foods will also be available upon request

 

 

Reminder: Homeroom Parent Meetings on 9/26 for grades K-4th
– Two times: 9:30-10AM  and- 7-7:30PM
– If you plan to volunteer, you must get your clearance done by the end of September: https://www.haverford.k12.pa.us/domain/1188
– 5th Grade has a separate party meeting
– Email me with any questions: jenniferswy@icloud.com

 

Golden Apple Volunteers

Two volunteers are needed per classroom, clearances are not needed for this position.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0d45a8af22a7fd0-volunteers

 

 

 

 

Open HASA Positions looking for volunteers:

We also have several volunteer opportunities still open.  Please take a look and consider donating some time! :

Art Volunteers:  work with Mrs. Cohen (art teacher) to display the children’s beautiful artwork throughout Chatham Park Hallways

Webmaster:  maintains and updates website as needed.

Fifth Grade Awards Coordinator:  Pick-up awards at Kelly’s Trophies and pick up gift cards.  (May)

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.
Cultural Assemblies: plans the assemblies that will be presented to the students during the school year. (with principal’s approval)
If any of these positions interest you or you would like to get more information, please contact us at

 

 

 

 

Posted September 17, 2018