The PTO Board would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season! Enjoy the break with your family and we look forward to seeing you in the new year! Lots of exciting things happening in 2015….MLK Day of Service Project, Read-a-Thon, Talent Show, Family Fun Night and the 66th Annual Art Show to name a few.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR INPUT!
The Curriculum Committee is a group of parents, teachers, students and administration members that meets regularly to evaluate the current curriculum and identify areas of improvement. This year the committee is reviewing the art, music, family consumer science and science curriculum areas for k-12. The committee is collecting input on the strengths and needs/challenges in these curriculum areas. Please email Tara Hurlebaus at firstname.lastname@example.org with input to share with the committee by January 5.
3rd GRADE READ-A-THON!
The third grade Read-a-thon will be help on January 23rd from 6-9:30 pm. This is an exciting event for the third grade class and you will not want to miss it!! We still need some more volunteers to make this night a success!!! This is a great chance for Dads to volunteer!!! Please take a look at the sign up genius below.
CFE TALENT SHOW!
THE TALENT SHOW IS COMING IN FEBRUARY and WE ARE LOOKING FOR 3RD, 4TH AND 5TH GRADE ACTS!
CFE Talent Show will be held on Friday, February 6th
- All 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders are welcome to audition (we enjoy all acts including singing, dancing, music, comedy to name a few)
- Auditions will be held on January 12 and January 14th
- Children may participate in 1 group and 1 solo act.
- For children who want to participate but do not want to be in an act, we have limited spaces for stage crew and announcers
Signup sheets and permission forms will be in the 3rd/4th grade hallway the week we return from break
CFES MLK DAY OF SERVICE PROJECT
Cradles to Crayons Drive for Children in Need
We need to fill 10 more boxes! Help us reach our school-wide goal of helping 150 local children. We are just over half way there. Thank you for your donations so far! We have already filled 15 boxes (which should help 90 children). Please consider donating any new or gently used clothing, shoes, toys, and books your child has outgrown. Check for updates on our progress on the poster in the school's front lobby! Items will be given to Cradles to Crayons, which serves children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations in the southeastern Pennsylvania area.
Donations are welcome through Jan 19, 2015 and can be placed in collection boxes in the CFES Front Entrance, Lobby and also in the Bus Entrance (for students bringing in items on the way to school). Click on this link for more details on donating items.
Please join us on January 19, 2015 for our CFES MLK Day of Service! Bring the whole family to CFE from 9:30am-11:00am to help sort and organize donated items. RSVPs will be sent out in early January.
YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED
The yearbook is in need of pictures from:
Back to School (bus stop photos or first day of school pictures)
Classroom party photos (please make sure you include the name of the teacher)
5th Grade Student baby pictures - It's not too late if you haven't sent in a photo of your 5th grade babies (please write the students name on the back)
Please email photos to email@example.com or send in a CD/Flash drive. I will return CDs and Flash drives within 2 days!!!!! Remember that photo size needs to be over 1 Mb.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AT CFE
CHESS CLUB: Wednesdays -3:30 – 4:30 pm. January 7th – February 25th. All equipment is provided. All grade and skill levels welcome. Register and read FAQ's online at www.shiningknightschess.com Any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-228-8457. If you wish to pay by check, register by sending in the attached form.
CFE SCIENCE EXPLORERS: The next club of the school year is set to begin on January 22nd at Chadds Ford Elementary!! Science Club will meet in the Science Lab after school from 3:30 to 4:30and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. The next club topic is MAKE SOME NOISE: Why does the shriek of a siren change as it passes by? Can a person's singing voice really crack a glass? We'll keep the good vibrations coming as we investigate the world of sounds and sound energy. Join us as we have a percussion party, make musical instruments and experiment with echolocation. Can you hear me now?
Club topics later in the year include Explosive Art and Oozy, Odd & Outrageous Animals. Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-school clubs for more information on club dates, cost or to register your child. Class size is limited to 20 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot.
NO SCHOOL – WINTER BREAK
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