Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Charger eNews - October 9, 2018

 
 
 
Charger eNews
October 9, 2018
 
 

Greetings Chargers!

Fall is always one of our busiest times of the year. We are excited to welcome the Sky Dome Planetarium to CFE next Monday! The inflatable dome will be set up in our gymnasium and grade levels will take turns visiting the planetarium for a period of 45 minutes throughout the day. I hope and expect that your child will come home with some feedback about his/her visit, so be sure to inquire how it went!

Do you ever wonder what our teachers are doing during all of those in-service days? This year, I am excited to share that we are collectively engaged in a book study focused on the theme “how we learn.”

  • One-hundred and forty elementary staff are involved in one of four book study groups.
  • Each teacher had an opportunity to choose a study group, read the book, and collaborate on what we can learn from the content.
  • All four books are rooted in brain-based research and best practices with how we learn.
  • Based on the content of each book, staff are working together to create a presentation for the other three book groups, design activities and experiences for our students, and create parent engagement opportunities.
  • By the end of this year, all elementary staff will get the benefit of understanding the key components of four different books that relate very well to one another.
  • We hope to engage our community with ideas and strategies that could support us in school and help you at home. 

If you are interested, check out the titles, How We Learn, Empower, Innovator's Mindset, and Free to Make and join our conversation!

From Ms. Price, School Librarian

We are in need of some parent volunteers to help check books in and out at the circulation desk, re-shelf volumes, and straighten shelves. Thanks in advance for your consideration!

As always, thank you for your support!

Best regards,
Shawn Dutkiewicz, Principal 

We have officially begun our work for the 70th Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show! This is a large undertaking for our school and produces the bulk of our PTO budget for next year. Thankfully, most of our committee chair positions are filled. However, we are still in need of a co-chair for set-up coordination and a chair (with help) for publicity. Contact Nichole Scull to get involved.

Our foreign language classes are ready to go! Thank you Danielle Hovington for your efforts in setting up these great programs for our children! 

Shop our Tea Collection fundraiser this week and receive 15% off your order, free shipping, and 15% will go back to CFE! Anyone can shop this event, October 8 to 15, so please pass along the code (SDF18CHADDSFORD) to your family and friends!

Help your child feel like an accomplished artist by purchasing keepsakes containing their Square One Art masterpieces! Your child’s custom catalog will be coming home soon; watch for more details and order deadlines. The school earns a profit from every order!

Save the Date

Get ready to let your imaginations grow! The Enchanted Forest Book Fair is coming to CFE October 22 to 26. All CFE unicorns, fairies, dragons, and gnomes can enter a poster contest to help spread the word about the fair.

We are having our annual coin challenge in conjunction with the fair, which will once again benefit Mitchell Elementary School. Start bringing those coins in today; the class that brings in the most money will win a pizza party!

Buddy Breakfast (formerly known as Donut Days) will be held October 26 in the gymnasium from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. One adult per sibling group please. Students may not be dropped off. RSVP by October 23 to reserve your spot at this popular event. Also, please consider volunteering to help set up, serve, and clean up that morning. We look forward to seeing you there!

Regards,
Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFES PTO

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

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(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Charger eNews - October 2, 2018

 
 
 
Charger eNews
October 2, 2018
 
 

Greetings Chargers!

Our Start with Hello initiative was a great success! From simple greetings and words of kindness, to “banding” together and mixing it up at lunch, there was an extra-positive vibe throughout our school last week! We hope to incorporate Start with Hello and similar practices each year in new and novel ways.

Special thanks to CFE parents Jennifer Brown, Katherine Lombardo, and Lisa Hartshorn, and CFE Counselor Miss Yackel, for their vision and efforts implementing this program at CFE this year. Thanks also to Anna Marcotte, Jessica Lang, and Katherine Lombardo for volunteering time during our lunches to help students with our Words of Kindness activity! (Pictured)

This week, we are supporting the UHS Homecoming Spirit Week with a spirit week of our own! Staff and students are encouraged to participate as they wish.

  • Monday: Blue/gold
  • Tuesday: Crazy hat/socks
  • Wednesday: Sports (favorite team jersey/shirt)
  • Thursday: Patriotic (red, white, and blue)
  • Friday: Mismatch

From Ms. Price, School Librarian

Thank you for giving me such a warm welcome in my new position at CFE. I am really enjoying seeing all of your students in the library each week!

We are in need of some volunteers to help check books in and out at the circulation desk, re-shelf volumes, and straighten shelves. We could use volunteers for as little as an hour at a time. The library is especially busy on B Day, but we would welcome volunteers any day, A through E, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and from 12:45 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. Please contact me if you are interested in helping out. Thanks in advance for your consideration!

Also, don’t forget about our new Birthday Book Donation Program. It has been a very popular endeavor thus far, and I thank everyone for their interest and participation!

Best regards,
Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

Hello CFE Families! 

Please plan to attend our next general PTO meeting tomorrow, October 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the school.* We will begin our enrichment grant process and receive an update on this year’s 70th Annual Art Show and Sale, which will take place March 22-23, 2019.

If you missed the Art Show and Sale planning meeting yesterday, please contact us to get involved!

Tremendous thanks for your donations to the Mitchell Elementary Back-to-School Drive! Together, we collected more than 65 uniform pieces and 35 backpacks. These donations will go a long way in supporting Mitchell’s students for the 2018-2019 school year!

*Please park in the non-numbered spots only in the school parking lot.

Save the Date

Get ready to let your imaginations grow! The Enchanted Forest Book Fair is coming to CFE October 22- 26. All CFE unicorns, fairies, dragons, and gnomes can enter a poster contest to help spread the word about the fair. Be on the lookout for a flyer coming home with more information.

We will have our annual coin challenge in conjunction with the fair (more details to come), which will once again benefit Mitchell Elementary School. Start getting those coins ready because the class that brings in the most money will get a prize!

Breakfast with a Buddy (formerly known as Donut Days) will be held October 26 in the gymnasium from 8:15 a.m.-9 a.m. Be on the lookout for more details, including signups for attending and volunteering.

Regards,
Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFES PTO

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Charger eNews - September 25, 2018

 
 
 
Charger eNews
September 25, 2018
 
 

Greetings Parents!

A big shout out to our PTO for organizing another great Fall Festival Friday evening! PTO coordinators Christina Montoya and Ai Huyn deserve a big round of applause!

Huge thanks to the parents, staff, and student volunteers who made it all possible. Special thanks to Mr. Wagner, Mrs. DeNenno, and Mr. Sciecinski for braving the dunk tank!

This week, hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States will participate in Start With Hello Week to help teach students the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourage them to reach out to those who may be dealing with social isolation.

This program enables students to make a difference in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify and help peers who are showing signs of social isolation.

Each day will begin with a special CFE-TV video message and will include classroom meeting discussions around these themes. Additionally, fun daily activities will set the students into action.

Monday: Demonstrate kindness by greeting others - a simple “hello.”

Tuesday: Students will receive a “Start with Hello” bracelet/wrist band to give to a new friend.

Wednesday: Students will be “mixed up” at lunch to encourage meeting new friends and starting conversations.

Thursday: Students will have an opportunity to write and read positive messages on a bulletin board in the cafeteria.

Friday: Students and staff are encouraged to wear GREEN, and we will look to spell "Hello" as a whole school.

Special thanks to CFE parents Jennifer Brown, Katherine Lombardo, and Lisa Hartshorn, and CFE Counselor Miss Yackel, for their vision and efforts implementing this program at CFE this year!

From Ms. Price, School Librarian

Thank you for giving me such a warm welcome in my new position at CFE. I am really enjoying seeing all of your students in the library each week!

We are in need of some volunteers to help check books in and out at the circulation desk, re-shelf volumes, and straighten shelves. We could use volunteers for as little as an hour at a time. The library is especially busy on B Day, but we would welcome volunteers any day, A through E, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and from 12:45 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. Please contact me if you are interested in helping out. Thanks in advance for your consideration!

Also, don’t forget about our new Birthday Book Donation Program. It has been a very popular endeavor thus far, and I thank everyone for their interest and participation!

Best regards,
Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

Fall Festival 2018 was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came out Friday for an evening to remember! We are so appreciative of all the generous volunteers — parents, high school students, teachers, and staff — who helped set up, operate the events, and clean up the festival. Even the weather was supportive!

Special thanks to our amazing chairs, Christina Rayos and Ai Huynh, who worked for months planning the event, and to Heather Marshall, who organized the pre-registration. It's nice to see so many people working together to help our children make special memories during their time at CFE!

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It’s not too late to contribute to the PTO Booster! We are off to a great start — 35 percent of our student population has already made a donation —  but every dollar helps. Your dues are the second-largest contribution to our operating budget after Art Show. Thank you for your generous support of our PTO!

Save the Date

Please plan to attend our next general PTO meeting October 3 at 9:30 a.m. We will begin our enrichment grant process and receive an update on this year’s 70th Annual Art Show and Sale, which will take place March 22-23, 2019.

Our first Art Show and Sale planning meeting is October 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the art room. Please join us to learn how you can help make this year's show a success. Our PTO has the unique advantage of earning more than 60 percent of our income from the proceeds of this wonderful event, which directly helps our children during their years at CFE.

Mitchell Elementary School Drive - We are collecting backpacks and uniforms for our sister school in southwest Philadelphia. A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby through September 28 (this Friday).

Volunteer Clearances - Please make sure your clearances are up to date, as they are required to volunteer at most school events.

Square 1 Art - Students will be working on their art projects for this great program through September. Please encourage your children to be creative and have fun. You’ll hear more in October about ordering products that showcase your children’s masterpieces.

Regards,
Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFES PTO

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

*The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Charger eNews - September 18, 2018

 
 
 
Charger eNews
September 18, 2018
 
 

Greetings Chargers!

We had some very special guests last Friday from our sister school, S. Weir Mitchell Elementary School. Mitchell Principal, Stephanie Andrewlevich and Mr. Ed Riehl, President of the Delaware Valley Fairness Project, were here to share their story with our students and staff and express their gratitude for all the support our school community has shown them.

Principal Andrewlevich engaged us in a presentation (pictured) about how much Mitchell has grown and improved over the last four years and how they have been able to make great strides through our service and support of their school.

Over the weekend, I received a number of really positive emails regarding the visit and more ideas on how we can help their school. Our friends from Mitchell left our students feeling proud and inspired and ready to continue our service! This partnership has truly been a mutually beneficial endeavor and I encourage you to ask your child about our relationship with Mitchell. I hope they share great ideas and feel empowered by our work.

I also want to recognize the vision and efforts of CFE parent, Sara Krausz. Sara initiated our relationship with Mitchell and has continued to grow and support all of our collection and donation projects. Our partnership would not be where it is today without Sara’s vision, efforts, and dedication to making a difference for the Mitchell community. Thank you for continuing to recognize and support the value of community service in the growth of all of our children!

We are excited to share that next week, we are implementing “Start with Hello” at CFE. During the week of September 24-28, CFE will join hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States in teaching students the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encouraging them to reach out to those who may be dealing with social isolation.

This program enables students to make a difference in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify and help peers who are showing signs of social isolation.

Each day of the week will begin with a special CFE-TV video message and will include classroom meeting discussions around these themes. Additionally, fun daily activities will set the students into action.

Monday: Demonstrate kindness by greeting others - a simple “hello.”

Tuesday: Students will receive a “Start with Hello” bracelet/wrist band to give to a new friend.

Wednesday: Students will be “mixed up” at lunch to encourage meeting new friends and starting conversations.

Thursday: Students will have an opportunity to write and read positive messages on a bulletin board in the cafeteria.

Friday: Students and staff are encouraged to wear GREEN, and we will look to spell "Hello" as a whole school.

Finally, the Fall Festival is this Friday! The dunk tank should be a happening place. Come out and support CFE and have a great time! Huge thanks to everyone who is volunteering and supporting the event! 

As always, thank you for your support!

Best regards,
Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

Hello CFE Families!

We hope this message finds you well, and that any of your family or friends affected by Hurricane Florence are safe.  

Just a reminder that our Fall Festival is this Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Our PTO has been working hard to plan this fun-filled event and we hope you will attend. Be sure to register so we know how many families to expect. Also, please consider volunteering to help the event run smoothly. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up, we truly appreciate your support! 

SAVE THE DATE

Please plan to attend our next general PTO meeting October 3 at 9:30 a.m. We will begin our enrichment grant process and receive an update on this year’s 70th Annual Art Show and Sale, which will take place March 22-23, 2019

Our first Art Show and Sale planning meeting will be held October 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the art room. Please join us to find out how you can help make this year's show a success. Our PTO has the unique advantage of earning more than 60 percent of our income from the proceeds of this wonderful event — which directly helps all of our children during their years at CFE.

Spirit Wear Sale - Show your Charger spirit with exciting new spirit wear options! Orders are due September 19; estimated ship date is October 17.

Mitchell Elementary School Drive - We are collecting backpacks and uniforms for our sister school in southwest Philadelphia. A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby through September 28.

Volunteer Clearances - Please make sure your clearances are up to date, as they are required to volunteer at most school events.

Square 1 Art - Students will be working on their art projects for this great program through September. Please encourage your children to be creative and have fun. You’ll hear more in October about ordering products that showcase your children’s masterpieces.

Regards,

Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFES PTO

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

*The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Charger eNews - September 11, 2018

 
 
 
Charger eNews
September 11, 2018
 
 

Greetings Chargers!

Between the four-day weeks and wacky weather patterns, September has been anything but typical! At some point, our weekly schedules will settle into place and I hope we will see some fall weather soon. As we enter our third week of school, I hope your child is coming home with positive feedback and excitement for the start of a new year!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Social Media
I strongly encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We use our Facebook and Twitter pages to report news, provide reminders, and most often, share the great things happening in our classrooms each day. Many of our posts include pictures or videos. If you would prefer that we not include your child’s image in our posts, please complete this form. If you do not complete this form, it will be assumed that you approve.

Office FAQs
Please reference our CFE Office FAQ for questions regarding arrival, dismissal, and attendance procedures. Our Bus Note template can be printed here.

Parent Orientation
Huge thanks to everyone who was able to attend our Sneak-a-Peek and Parent Orientations August 23. If you were unable to attend, or would like to reference the information that was shared, all teacher presentations should be uploaded on their individual teacher websites. New families can also access my New Family Orientation Presentation.

Food Guidelines
Please review the UCFSD Food and Beverage Guidelines information that was included in our summer mailing.

Parent Handbook
Please review the UCFSD Elementary Parent Handbook and take notice of attendance policies.

As always, thank you for your support!

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz
CFES Principal

Hello CFE Families!

Thank you to all who attended our first PTO meeting last Wednesday. We accomplished a lot, including approval of our PTO budget and a sneak peek at a new CFE initiative called “Start With Hello Week” (see below for additional information).

Please plan to attend our next meeting October 3 at 9:30 a.m. We will start our enrichment grant process and begin to discuss this year’s 70th Annual Art Show and Sale

Our annual Fall Festival is September 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Our PTO has been working hard to plan this fun-filled event and we hope you will attend. Be sure to register so we know how many families to expect. Also, please consider volunteering to help the event run smoothly.

Finally, just a reminder to please consider Giving Us a Boost by completing the donation/volunteer forms from your welcome pack and returning them to school via Backpack Express. 

Regards,

Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFES PTO

NOTEWORTHY

Start With Hello Week - September 24 to 28. This year, CFE will participate in Start With Hello Week. Activities throughout the week are designed to increase social inclusion in our school community.

PTO Family Directory - To be listed in the directory, provide your contact information by September 14. If you wish to purchase a printed directory, complete and return this form, along with $8 to your school's PTO.

Spirit Wear Sale - Show your Charger spirit with exciting new spirit wear options! Orders are due September 19; estimated ship date is October 17.

Mitchell Elementary School Drive - We are collecting backpacks and uniforms for our sister school in southwest Philadelphia. A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby through September 28.

Volunteer Clearances - Please make sure your clearances are up to date, as they are required to volunteer at most school events.

Square 1 Art - Students will be working on their art projects for this great program through September. Please encourage your children to be creative and have fun. You’ll hear more in October about ordering products that showcase your children’s masterpieces.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Charger eNews - September 4, 2018

 
 
 
Charger eNews
September 4, 2018
 
 

Greetings Chargers and Welcome Back once again!

We had a great first week of school! As usual, we are ironing out the beginning-of-the-year wrinkles with arrival and dismissal. Thank you for your patience as we settle into the new year. If you haven’t seen our first week posts on Twitter and Facebook, please check them out. If you have not visited our Facebook or Twitter pages, I strongly encourage you to follow us. We try to provide parents and friends with a window into the everyday happenings at CFE.

The start of school is a busy time. I hope everyone is settling into routines and your questions are being answered. There is a ton of information included in this first eNews. With the changes to our start time, Mrs. McCloskey and Mrs. Poe created a CFE Office FAQ. Please reference the attached document for questions regarding arrival, dismissal, and attendance procedures. Our Bus Note template can be printed here.

In case you missed it, last week I sent an email blast with our Welcome Back Video. This year at CFE, we have framed our school goals around social-emotional growth and STEM integration. Although we are always working to continuously improve our instruction and programming, we are investing a great deal of time, energy, and resources into these two areas for 2018-2019. As part of our work, we are forming a Library Committee and an Outdoor Garden/STEM Committee. It is our goal that both committees will include staff, students, parents, and outside consulting experts in each respective field. If you are interested in participating in one or both of our committees, please sign up to join us.

Our video also includes a welcome back message and information from our PTO. We are extremely fortunate to have an amazingly supportive Parent-Teacher Organization and our entire PTO board is ready to get 2018-2019 off to a great start! 

We are looking forward to a great year ahead! As always, thank you for your support!

Best regards,
Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Social Media Images
We use our Facebook and Twitter pages to report news, provide reminders, and most often, share the great things happening in our classrooms each day. Many of our posts include pictures or videos. If you would prefer that we not include your child’s image in our posts, please complete this form. If you do not complete this form, it will be assumed that you approve.

Parent Orientation
Huge thanks to everyone who was able to attend our Sneak-a-Peek and Parent Orientations August 23. If you were unable to attend or would like to reference the information that was shared, all teacher presentations should be uploaded on their individual teacher websites. New families can also access my New Family Orientation Presentation.

Food Guidelines
Please review the UCFSD Food and Beverage Guidelines information that was included in our summer mailing.

Parent Handbook
Please review the UCFSD Elementary Parent Handbook and take notice of attendance policies.

Welcome to the new school year! We are excited to begin another successful year! We hope your children had a wonderful first week, and that everyone had a relaxing holiday weekend.

Participation in PTO activities builds community and helps benefit our school and students; there are numerous opportunities to get involved. Visit CFES PTO online for more information and to access forms and resources.

Also, please consider donating to our Booster Drive (complete the “Give Us a Boost” form in your welcome packet and return to school via Backpack Express). Or, bring it to our first meeting:

*Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. – PTO MEETING AND BUDGET APPROVAL*

At this month’s meeting, we will also introduce a new event at CFE called “Start With Hello Week” (see description below).

Subsequent PTO meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. CFE parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, staff, and administration are welcome - meetings are informal, so please feel free to bring your younger children.

Once again, we want to thank all of our volunteers, teachers, staff, and administration for all they do to support the continued success of our PTO.

Have a great school year!

Regards,
CFE PTO Board

NOTEWORTHY

Fall Festival - Friday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m. Always a fun time! Please sign up to help!

Start With Hello Week - September 24 to 28. This year, CFE will participate in Start With Hello Week. There will be many activities throughout the week designed to help increase social inclusion in our school community.

Spirit Wear Sale - Show your Charger spirit with exciting new spirit wear options! Orders are due September 19; estimated ship date is October 17.

PTO Family Directory - To be listed in the directory, provide your contact information by September 14. If you wish to purchase a printed directory, complete and return this form, along with $8 to your school's PTO. 

Mitchell Elementary School Drive - We are collecting backpacks and uniforms for our sister school, Mitchell Elementary in southwest Philadelphia. A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby through September 28.

Volunteer Clearances - Please make sure your clearances are up to date, as they are required to volunteer at most school events.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Charger eNews - June 12, 2018

 
 
 
Charger eNews
June 12, 2018
 
 

Greetings Chargers!

It’s hard to believe... this is our final eNews for the year!

It’s been a great school year, and I want to thank you for your tremendous support of us all. We all feel very fortunate to serve the Chadds Ford community, and as much as summer is a nice break, we will miss your children in our hallways and classrooms every day.

I also want to thank our PTO for their amazing efforts. Thanks again to our tremendous PTO board, and to everyone who volunteered time at CFE this year.

Save the Date! Please mark Thursday, August 23rd on your calendars for our 2018-2019 Parent Orientation and Sneak-a-Peek Event.

The end of a school year is usually exciting and fun, but it is also bittersweet for some of our students. This may or may not be true for our 5th graders, who will soon be leaving CFE for middle school. Most of our 5th grade friends have been here for six years, and it is always tough to see them leave CFE.

For that reason, we have a few things lined up to make their final week extra special. On June 14th, the 5th grade will have a breakfast and yearbook signing, a staff vs. 5th grade kickball game, and, right before our final dismissal of the year, we will have an all-school clap out for them. We hope they have made memories that will last forever!

Finally, for those who like to plan ahead and/or avoid shopping, you still have time to order your school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year online. Orders can be placed until Friday, June 15th, and they will be ready for your child’s first day of school.

Students have the option of donating any remaining school supplies from this school year to the students at our sister school, Mitchell Elementary. If you would prefer that your child bring remaining school supplies home, please inform your child or his or her teacher of your wishes. Thanks so much for your consideration!

As always, thank you for your support and have a great summer!

Best regards,

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

Wow! We can’t believe the 2017-2018 school year is coming to an end! We have had a wonderful year here at CFE and we couldn't have done it without the help of our tremendous PTO board and parent volunteers. Thank you!

Everyone who ordered a yearbook will receive it this week. Big thanks to Karen Pollack for creating the yearbook this year – it looks great!

If you are at school this week, take a look at the hallway by the gym. This year’s 5th grade leave-behind project is a mural and it looks amazing! A big shout out to Michelle Modesto, Modesto Bigas-Valedon, and Silke Hansen for their amazing work leading this project. It definitely brightens up the hallway!

We also want to give our 5th grade students a big shout out: You did it! Middle school here you come! We know you will all have continued success as you carry on your academic careers.

Special thanks to Kristen Goodman and Eleni Karakasidis, along with our 5th grade teachers, for planning the 5th grade breakfast.

Thanks also to Betty Kucharczuk for running the school store for about the last 10 years! You did a wonderful job and we have big shoes to fill!

Finally, we will miss all the families that are leaving our school this year as their children move on from CFE. Thank you for all you have done during your time with us!

We hope everyone has a fun, relaxing summer filled with many laughs and good times spent with family and friends. See you in August!

Kara Hyman and Dana Cellucci, PTO Presidents

Mitchell Elementary School Supply Drive (Through June 14th)

For our final Mitchell Elementary drive of the school year, we are collecting school supplies. The supplies will be delivered to Mitchell this summer so they will be ready for the Mitchell students when they return to school in the fall. Please consider donating any of the following:

  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Notebooks

A collection box is located in the CFE lobby. Thanks so much for your continued support!

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

*The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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