January 19, 2016
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
I want to recognize Rebecca and Bill Haley for coordinating Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! I want to thank all of our volunteers and everyone who made a donation to support the great cause! Collectively, we sorted and organized your donations...dental hygiene products, pajamas, stuffed animals, and books to create bags that were individualized by child (gender/grade/size). We even had parents step up and purchase additional pajamas after the day of service to be sure all students received the right size! How amazing! The 111 child-specific bags will be presented this Friday to a school in West Chester that serves students with significant needs. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!
As I am sure you know, the weather has definitely turned colder and colder. Please continue to send your children with a warm coat and hat/gloves. Although we've had to have indoor recess lately, we will try to get them outside as often as we can.
Finally, next Monday is a 1/2 day for students. We will see what happens with the impending snow storm coming our way!
As always thanks for your support!
Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz
MESSAGES FROM THE PTO
FREE SECURITY CLEARANCE for Parent Volunteers at CFES
The PTO is hosting an on-site event to help parents finalize their security clearances with on-site finger printing. February 9th from 9am to 1pm we will have a representative at Chadds Ford Elementary to complete your finger printing. Please ensure you have completed all on-line activities prior to attending. Learn more here and sign up for your time slot ASAP, there is limited space! Contact Dana Cellucci for additional questions.
SAVE THE DATE - THE 67th ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE will be held on Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th!!
You do not want to miss this event. This is our school's biggest fundraiser of the year. With the Show being a little more than 8 weeks away, lots of planning has taken place. This year's Featured Artist will be Helena van Emmerick-Finn and our Donating Artist will be Mary Styer Holton. If you are on "Facebook" please check out our "Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show" page and "Like" and "Share" it. You can go there an check out this year's featured piece and it will be updated with information as the show grows closer!
This show is a great way to get involved!! In the next few weeks be on the lookout for information in your child's backpack about becoming an Art Show family sponsor. We will also be sending out our sign up genius for this event. It takes our entire CFE family to run this wonderful show and we are counting on your support!!
Art in Action Help Needed!
Looking to get more involved at CFES in 2016?
Art in Action is a great way to interact with your student and his/her classmates without a big time commitment! Art in Action is a district-wide program which gives students the opportunity to look at famous works of art with a specific theme and gain a greater understanding of art through time.
Parents lead this discussion - but in most classes the students do most of the talking! We are looking for parents who are willing to come to one training session (about an hour) and then lead a discussion during an Art Class (your student's class or any that best fit your schedule). NO ART KNOWLEDGE IS REQUIRED!
If you are interested please email Kim Regan (email@example.com) and more details will be provided. Thanks for your support!
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
Science Explorers After-School Science Club at Chadds Ford Elementary for Grades 1-5
Science Club meets on Thursdays in Chadds Ford Elementary's Science Lab after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. The next club topic which begins on January 28th is FREAKY PHYSICS!
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.
Please contact Jill Shinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609.315.6492 with any questions..
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. To learn more, click here.
UHS BOOK SALE IS COMING
Neighborhood collection day is January 23rd! See the FLYER for collection dates, streets, eligible items, and book sale details
BOOK SALE volunteer needed!
Do you have strong arms and a few available weekday afternoons? We need someone to shuttle books from Chadds Ford Elementary to UHS once or twice a week from 1/25 to 2/25. Books must be picked up from the lobby of CFE during school hours, and dropped off at UHS between 10 and 4:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Please contact Jaymie Lacombe at SingingWeezie@msn.com if you would like more information.
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.
Girls On the Run and Stride NEED COACHES!
Are you interested in helping build confidence and self esteem for girls and boys in grades 3-8? Coaches are needed through out the county - please click GOTR for more information about Girls on the Run and STRIDE for more information about the Stride program.
HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS
FINGERPRINTING EVENT AT CFE 9AM
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