February 29, 2016
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
I want to start by congratulating all of our 5th grade participants in last week's Oldies Dance. It takes tremendous courage to perform on stage in front of an audience and our students did an amazing job! Huge thanks to all of the families who helped prepare the students and to Mrs. Doyer who facilitated the school event and the event at HES.
March is a busy month! We have our Family Fun Night coming up this Friday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Of course the following Friday and Saturday is our 67th Annual Art Show and Sale. The art show is our greatest fundraiser of the year and generates the vast majority of the PTO operational budget. Your help is great needed and greatly appreciated! Please consider getting involved in any capacity through the sign-up genius link below.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -
SIGN UP HERE - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844a5ac2ea7f58-20162
Friendly reminder: Last week the message below was sent by e-mail to all CFE families.
For spring conferences, CFES is piloting an online parent/teacher conference sign-up system called PTCfast. Many of our neighboring school districts are utilizing this service to provide a more efficient means of scheduling conferences. Please follow the directions below to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher. Once you have registered on PTCfast.com using the link below, you will receive an email that will grant you access to the conference schedules of the teachers you request.
If you have multiple children at CFE, you will be able to view the conference schedules for all staff that you choose. The service will allow you to align times that are most convenient for you. Conference times are meant for homeroom teachers only. However, if you are interested in meeting with a specialist (learning support, reading support, IST, or AT), please choose the same time on their schedule as you did for your child's classroom teacher and they will join the conference. If the same time is not available, feel free to choose another time to meet with the specialist or email them if necessary.
Spring Conference Information:
• When: Week of March 14th; Scheduled dates: March 16th and 17th 2016
• Where: CFES Homerooms
• Registration Deadline: March 4th
• Online Change Deadline: March 9th
To choose a conference time, enter this link into your internet browser:
Once you select your child's teacher, the site will guide through a registration process. After the initial sign-up, you will receive confirmation emails and reminders from PTCfast regarding your conference time. If you do not see the email, please check your junk/trash/spam folders. Upon confirmation, you will be able to resume the selection process.
• If you need to schedule a phone conference, please choose a conference time and type "phone" after your child's last name (ex: Last Name: Smith/Phone)
• If you cannot find a time that works for you within the teacher's conference schedule or do not have access to the internet, please contact the teacher directly to schedule a time.
Hopefully this process will prove to be a more efficient means of scheduling conferences between the home and school. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact our main office at 610.388.1112 x3700. Thank you!
As always, thank you for your support!
Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz
MESSAGES FROM THE PTO
To our wonderful Chadds Ford Elementary Community,
We are in the final days of planning this year's premier fundraising event at CFE. The 67th Annual Art Show and Sale will take place on March 11th and 12th. A very sincere thank you to all parents and staff who have kindly volunteered to help out at the event. If you have not done so, please take a look at the Sign Up Genius and see if there is a shift you would like to select. Help is needed on Thursday 3/10, Friday 3/11 and Saturday 3/12. Most shifts are just 2 hours long, so the time commitment is very manageable. Please keep in mind that nearly 70 professional artists will be selling their art work to benefit our school and hundreds and hundreds of people from our community and beyond will walk through the doors of CFE to browse the beautiful artwork, make purchases and meet the artists.
Before the show kicks off we would like to thank the following volunteers for the hard work they have done over the past few months:
Jackie Hochman has been working tirelessly with local restaurants and businesses to secure food donations. Jackie is the nicest person in town and has great connections to many local businesses and restaurants, it's a tough job but Jackie tackles it like a pro. All of the delicious food is served on Friday night and our customers love it!
Betty Kucharczuk is our super organized volunteer coordinator. Betty created the Sign Up Genius for the CFE community and has been working with the staff at UHS to secure an army of high school volunteers who will be on hand throughout the event. Betty leaves no stone unturned, we know we will be adequately staffed.
Kathleen Vasko, PR Woman Extraordinaire, is the creative force behind this years publicity campaign. Kathleen has been keeping the Facebook page updated and lively. Have you liked our page yet?? She also worked on a great direct mailer that went to hundreds upon hundreds of mailboxes in our area.
Vivian Lee is working around the clock to get all of the Graphic Design situated for the posters and programs. Vivian is in contact with all of the artists to make sure that we have all of their information accurate so that they are properly represented in the program. Vivian's artistic eye and attention to detail is unmatched.
Renee Carrol is the machine behind our advertising. Renee has now surpassed her own record setting advertising revenue from last year. Renee has come up with creative ideas to boost our advertising revenue and her hard work has paid off, a job well done!
Frances Dolce has revived her role as our Raffle Coordinator and she didn't miss a beat in her small hiatus. This year's raffle is top notch, many attention grabbing items are available. Please take a look at the display case this week in the lobby, it will be filled with beautiful and unique items. Frances will be sending out a sheet this week in backpack express detailing all of the raffle items, please take a look and buy your tickets!
A special thanks to Jackie, Betty, Kathleen, Vivian, Renee and Frances. We could never do it without you. Lastly, a special thanks "in advance" for those of you who have signed up or will sign up in the coming days. All of the effort is so greatly appreciated.
Lisa, Kara and Maggie
SIGN UP HERE - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844a5ac2ea7f58-20162
PTO MEETING - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 9:15.
Please join us for this month's PTO meeting - all are welcome!!! We will be voting on Spring Enrichment Grant at next PTO meeting.
Enrichment Project Requests:
1 - 5th Grade Collaboration Hallway Project (5th Grade Teachers)
2 - CFES Display TV's (Mr. Hirt)
3 - K-2 Security Window Graphics Project (Mr. Dutkiewicz)
FAMILY FUN NIGHT - THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 4th!!!
Bring your family and meet your friends at CFES Family Fun Night Music Jam!
Friday March 4th 6:30-8pm in the Chadds Ford Elementary gym
Cost: FREE (Sponsored by the CFES PTO)
No RSVP Necessary
Parents must accompany their children to the event. This is an event for CFES students and families only. Click here for flyer.
Questions? Please email email@example.com.
4th GRADE ICE SKATING PARTY - Save the Date
4th grade ice skating party will be Sunday March 13th at Ice Line from 5 to 7. More information coming soon.
SHOPAROO - EASY FUNDRAISING FOR CFES
Take pictures of your shopping receipts and earn money for Chadds Ford Elementary! Download the Shoparoo app on your phone and join the fun. 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. Use the referral code wuss5312 to earn 150 bonus points for the school.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
GIRLS ON THE RUN Spring Registration
Register online at https://www.ymcagbw.org/programs/gotr/program-registration
Season will start on Monday, March 14, 2016
We will meet immediately after school every Monday and Wednesday until 5:00 pm
Race day is Saturday, June 5, 2016
Chess Club - Spring Session begins March 30
The chess club is open to all grades and skill levels. Click here for the flyer and more information.
Girl Scout KindergartenDaisies at CFE Begin on March 2nd!
At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure they'll go on together. Maybe it's artistic. Maybe it's an experiment. Maybe it's getting outside or helping the community. With us, you'll make a bunch of new friends and have a ton of new experiences that show you how exciting the world is, and how awesome you are, over and over again.
This new troop of Girl Scout Daisies are for kindergarten girls. To learn more about Girl Scouts, go to: www.girlscouts.org.
• Kindergarten Girl Scouts will be meeting between A.M and P.M. Kindergarten starting Wednesday, March 2nd from 11:30am-12:40pm at CFE. Girls should bring a brown bag lunch to the meetings. Meet in the school lobby at 11:30 a.m. and we'll be in either the Art or Health Rooms. Parents are invited to join this first meeting to learn more about scouting. If you are interested in helping lead this new troop, let us know! It's an exceptional opportunity to make a difference in girls' lives. PLEASE RSVP TO cfesgirlscouts.org if you plan to attend the meeting on MARCH 2!!!!
UHS Spring Musical - SHREK the Musical
March 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
See flyer for details
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
ART SHOW AND SALE
HALF DAYS FOR STUDENTS
BACK TO SCHOOL
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