Monday, December 21, 2015

Charger eNews - December 21, 2015

CHARGER eNEWS

December 21, 2015

 

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

 

Greetings Chargers!

 

As we approach the winter break, I want to thank all of our families and friends who support Chadds Ford and help to make our school such a positive place to come to each day.  We are truly fortunate to have an opportunity to serve such a tremendous community.  Our volunteers are just phenomenal ...from serving on the PTO to facilitating school events...from assisting in our library to running our school store...from maintaining our planting beds...to helping in our classrooms...the list goes on and on.  As we enter the new year, please consider getting involved in any way that you can.  Your presence in the school is a great support for us and makes such an impact on your child.  Speaking of community service, this past Saturday, Miss Yackel and I, along with six 5th grade students volunteered to support the Kennett Area Community Services organization.  As part of our CFE "Give the Gift of Warmth" collection, YOUR donations went directly into the hands of folks in need.  Thank you for your donations and generosity!  It is wonderful to see our students serving their community.  

 

From all of us at CFES...we wish you a wonderful winter break!  As the students like to say, "see you next year"! 

 

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz

CFES Principal

 

MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

 

The PTO Board wishes you and your families a Happy Holidays and best wishes for health and happiness in the New Year!  Enjoy the winter break!

 

MLK SERVICE PROJECT

 

This year's MLK Service event will provide needed items to students from the Chester County Family Academy School in West Chester.  This Academy provides a private school style education to over 100 K-2 students whose families are financially struggling. 

 

We will be collecting NEW items and creating care packages for each of these children.  Needed items include small stuffed animals, dental hygiene items and pajamas. Collection will begin 12/16 and will last until 1/11/16.  On MLK day we will be sorting items, creating the individual care packages.  See the flyer for more info. Contact Rebecca Haley for more info. 

 

SHOPAROO - PASSIVE FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

 

Have you heard of Shoparoo?  You need to.  Shoparoo is a super simple (and fun!) way to earn money for our school:  whenever you shop, take a picture of the receipt and CFES earns points/money.  It's completely anonymous and almost any receipt is eligible.  (Shoparoo is conducting market research based on what's bought and where).

 

Get started today by downloading the app and choosing Chadds Ford Elementary as your supported school.  This particular link earns us 150 points for all new registrants.   http://app.shoparoo.com/r/wuss5312

 

Happy shopping!

 

LEADERS NEEDED

 

Two of our long standing traditions need chairpersons for next year -The Art Show and Fall Festival. Many of our long term volunteers will be leaving CFE for the middle school and are ready to "pass the torch".  Now is the time to get involved and shadow this years leaders to learn the ropes. Partner with a friend and get in touch with Vivian Lee or Heather Marshall and consider serving one of these great events!  

 

MS. YACKEL'S GUIDANCE NEWS 

 

Check out Ms. Yackel's December newsletter on  "Developing an Attitude of Gratitude". Click here for the newsletter. 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

 

 

CHESS CLUB Winter Session begins January 13

Held at CFES on Wednesday's from 3:30 - 4:30. All grades and skill levels welcome. See flyer for details and registration information.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

UCF Education Foundation - Annual Golden Gala

February 6, 2016 - Gables of Chadds Ford

Please join us for hors d'oeuvres, dancing, cocktails, silent auction and fun! Visit www.ucfedfoundation.org for complete details.

 

UHS Winter Baseball Clinic

Winter skills clinic for all players ages 8-14.  See flyer for details.

 

KAU Little League December Hitting/Fielding Clinic

December 28-30 5:30-7:30pm for boys ages 6-13. See flyer for details.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

DECEMBER

 

15

Winter Concert K-3 1:45

16

Winter Concert 4-5 1:30

24-31

SCHOOL CLOSED - WINTER BREAK

JANUARY

 

4

BACK TO SCHOOL

18

MLK Event at CFES




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Monday, December 14, 2015

Charger eNews - December 14, 2015

CHARGER eNEWS

December 14, 2015

 

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

 

Greetings Chargers!

 

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate our school Robotics Club - the Master MindStorms! Lead by CFE parents' Vidya Janakiraman and Wendy Bomberger and mentored by UHS Freshman (and CFE Alumni) Mira Zutshi, the Master Mindstorms won the Core Values Inspiration Award at the FLL Tournament held at Patton Middle School this past Saturday. This award celebrates a team that is empowered by their FIRST LEGO League experience and displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit.  HUGE congrats to the team on their first tournament, award, and tremendous efforts!   Check out pictures on our Facebook page.  We plan to expand the Robotics team to all those who are interested.  We are planning to have an information night sometime this spring.  Keep your eyes out for a date in the new year!

 

Chadds Ford had a very special visitor today!  Following the recent signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Congressman Patrick Meehan visited CFE to meet with teachers and staff this morning.  The Congressman discussed the positive benefits of the new act, more notably a shift in control from the federal level to the state/local level.  The Congressman fielded questions and comments from CFE teachers, toured our building, and even met with some students.  

 

Our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is coming up...January 18th!  This is a great opportunity to teach your child the experience and value of service to our community.  Huge thanks to Rebecca Haley and our PTO for organizing this year's event.  The flyer (attached) explains the details regarding our collection process, service day,  and where the donations will be delivered.  Your time and donations are greatly appreciated!  

 

MLK Sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545abaa28a02-pajama 

 

Friendly Reminder regarding Service: Many PTO positions remain open for next school year.  Our Fall Festival and Art Show for example will both have leadership vacancies following this school year. Organizing and facilitating a major PTO event may seem like a great challenge.  Often parent volunteers who oversee these events work collaboratively as a team, so tasks are distributed and the event is supported on many levels.   Please consider getting involved in some of the great traditions here at CFE!  Without parent involvement and volunteers, we wouldn't be the school that we are today.  If you are interested in supporting and serving on the PTO, please e-mail Heather Marshall and Vivian Lee, PTO Co-Presidents with your interests.  

 

As always, thank you for all that you do to support us here at CFES! 

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz

CFES Principal

 

MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

 

HELP THOSE IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

We are collecting NEW hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves (all sizes) to help the Kennett Community Services Center.  Items must be unwrapped and delivered to  CFES by Friday, December 18th!  Please click here for more information.  

 

MLK SERVICE PROJECT

 

This year's MLK Service event will provide needed items to students from the Chester County Family Academy School in West Chester.  This Academy provides a private school style education to over 100 K-2 students whose families are financially struggling. 

 

We will be collecting NEW items and creating care packages for each of these children.  Needed items include small stuffed animals, dental hygiene items and pajamas. Collection will begin 12/16 and will last until 1/11/16.  On MLK day we will be sorting items, creating the individual care packages.  See the flyer for more info. Contact Rebecca Haley for more info. 

 

SHOPAROO - PASSIVE FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

 

Have you heard of Shoparoo?  You need to.  Shoparoo is a super simple (and fun!) way to earn money for our school:  whenever you shop, take a picture of the receipt and CFES earns points/money.  It's completely anonymous and almost any receipt is eligible.  (Shoparoo is conducting market research based on what's bought and where).

 

Get started today by downloading the app and choosing Chadds Ford Elementary as your supported school.  This particular link earns us 150 points for all new registrants.   http://app.shoparoo.com/r/wuss5312

 

Happy shopping!

 

LEADERS NEEDED

 

Two of our long standing traditions need chairpersons for next year -The Art Show and Fall Festival. Many of our long term volunteers will be leaving CFE for the middle school and are ready to "pass the torch".  Now is the time to get involved and shadow this years leaders to learn the ropes. Partner with a friend and get in touch with Vivian Lee or Heather Marshall and consider serving one of these great events!  

 

MS. YACKEL'S GUIDANCE NEWS 

 

Check out Ms. Yackel's December newsletter on  "Developing an Attitude of Gratitude". Click here for the newsletter. 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

 

 

CHESS CLUB Winter Session begins January 13

Held at CFES on Wednesday's from 3:30 - 4:30. All grades and skill levels welcome. See flyer for details and registration information.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

 

UCFSD is Looking for Substitute Teachers

We are trying to increase our pool of substitutes for both teachers and support staff.  The Substitute Teacher Service (STS) will be at UCF District Office, 740 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, onWednesday, December 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  STS will be available to answer questions and/or assist with the enrollment process at that time.  If your not sure about becoming a sub and have questions, stop by to get additional information.  Please email Mary Garvey, Human Resources Coordinator, at mgarvey@ucfds.net if you plan to attend.  Click here for more information. 

 

UCFSD - Coat Drive

UFSD Community Service gives away gently used warm coats, fleece jackets, hats, mittens/gloves and snow pants to local families in need.  Donated items can be dropped off in the CFES lobby now until 12/17. Items should be clean and in good condition. All styles and sizes are needed.  New items are also gladly accepted

 

UHS WInter Baseball Clinic

Winter skills clinic for all players ages 8-14.  See flyer for details.

 

KAU Little League December Hitting/Fielding Clinic

December 28-30 5:30-7:30pm for boys ages 6-13. See flyer for details.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

DECEMBER

 

15

Winter Concert K-3 1:45

16

Winter Concert 4-5 1:30

24-31

SCHOOL CLOSED - WINTER BREAK

JANUARY

 

4

BACK TO SCHOOL




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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Charger eNews - December 8, 2015

CHARGER eNEWS

December 8, 2015

 

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

 

Greetings Chargers!

 

As you may have seen on our Facebook page, we recently recognized 50 students for demonstrating "Service" at Chadds Ford.  Service to the school can come in many shapes and sizes.  Many of our students are very eager to help out wherever they can!  They often demonstrate service by volunteering to help their teachers and peers and we want to recognize that as often as we can.  Service also comes from our fabulous PTO and parent volunteers who support us on a weekly basis.  Parents volunteer to run our school store, assist operations in our library, read to students, as well as help out in classrooms.  Without parent volunteers, we simply could not provide the student experience that we do at CFE.  

 

Our PTO has noticed that many of our long-time volunteers will soon be graduating...along with their children...to the middle school.  We are hopeful that more parents will see an opportunity to work with others to support CFE and enable our wonderful traditions and annual events to continue on.

 

Many PTO positions remain open for next school year.  Our Fall Festival and Art Show for example will both have leadership vacancies following this school year. Organizing and facilitating a major PTO event may seem like a great challenge.  Often parent volunteers who oversee these events work collaboratively as a team, so tasks are distributed and the event is supported on many levels.   Please consider getting involved in some of the great traditions here at CFE!  Without parent involvement and volunteers, we wouldn't be the school that we are today.  

 

If you are interested in supporting and serving on the PTO, please e-mail Heather Marshall and Vivian Lee, PTO Co-Presidents with your interests.  

 

heather_harr@yahoo.com 

viviannayoung@gmail.com

 

As always, thank you for all that you do to support us here at CFES! 

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz

CFES Principal

 

MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

 

LEADERS NEEDED

 

Two of our long standing traditions need chairpersons for next year -The Art Show and Sale and Fall Festival. Many of our long term volunteers will be leaving CFE for the middle school and are ready to "pass the torch".  Now is the time to get involved and shadow this years leaders to learn the ropes. Partner with a friend and get in touch with Vivian Lee or Heather Marshall and consider serving one of these great events!  It will be a rewarding experience - guaranteed!!! 

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

 

Science Explorers - After School Science Club

Science Club meets Thursdays in CFE's science lab after school from 3:30 - 4:30 and available to students in 1st - 5th grade.  The next topic which begins December 3rd is BURPS, BELCHES AND BAD BREATH.  Visit scienceexplorers.com to register.  Class size is limited to register early to guarantee your spot.  Contact Jill Shinn at jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with questions.

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

UCFSD - Coat Drive

UFSD Community Service gives away gently used warm coats, fleece jackets, hats, mittens/gloves and snow pants to local families in need.  Donated items can be dropped off in the CFES lobby now until 12/17. Items should be clean and in good condition. All styles and sizes are needed.  New items are also gladly accepted

 

FOCUS - Free Prevention Training

This program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.  This program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as the organizations that serve youth. Please click the link for more details.  Free online through December, 31, 2015.  

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

DECEMBER

 

15

Winter Concert K-3 1:45

16

Winter Concert 4-5 1:30

24-31

SCHOOL CLOSED - WINTER BREAK

JANUARY

 

4

BACK TO SCHOOL




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