Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Charger eNews - May 24, 2017

Charger eNews - May 24, 2017


Greetings Chargers!

I want to thank everyone who was able to participate in last week's 68th Annual May Fair Event!  Aside from the heat, it was a beautiful day and our students did a tremendous job!  Huge thanks to our parent volunteers and everyone who came out to enjoy the event! Please check out our Facebook page for pictures and videos:

The final few weeks will be full of special events, class trips, and end-of-year celebrations.  

  • This Thursday, May 25th is our Spring 4th-5th Grade Concert and parents are welcome to attend at 1:45 pm. Our students are busy preparing and practicing for their final performance of the year!  We hope you can attend or watch from home!  The concert will be LIVE STREAMED on our You Tube Channel.  CFE-TV YouTube Channel
  • Thursday evening, our CFE Reading Olympics Team will be participating at West Chester East H.S. as part of the Reading Olympics Competition.  Mrs. Carson and her team have been preparing our 3 teams of 4th and 5th grade students and we are ready to bring home some blue ribbons!
  • Friday, May 26th our 5th grade will enjoy their day at Brandywine Picnic Park for their annual 5th grade celebration!  
  • Field Day is coming up on Thurs. June 1st.  As always, we are in need of parent volunteers.  Please click here to sign up to help out:

Friendly reminder, all UCFSD schools and offices are closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.  Enjoy the long weekend!

As always, thank you for your support!

Best Regards,

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal


CFE Families - 

What a wonderful May Fair we had! The PTO wants to send a special thank you to everyone who helped support our special Maypole Dance. Thank you Kara Hyman, Christina McHugh, Megan Davis, Kim Regan, Rhonda Rakow, and Rhea Thomas. We also want to thank our wonderful staff: Jeanine McCloskey, Craig Ellis, Stanley Jones, Bill Hirt, and Chris Judd. Lastly, special thanks to our 4th grade helpers: Stella Tucker and Ali Roberts! You helped make Maypole successful!

Please join us for our Happy Hour on Thursday May 25th at Brandywine Prime. The event will start at 6:30, appetizers will be provided and it will be a cash bar. Come celebrate a fantastic 2016/2017 school year with the wonderful families of CFE. Please use the evite to let us know if you can make it:

Lastly, we still have some critical PTO positions available including PTO Vice President, Art Show Co-Chair, Hospitality Co-Chair, and Talent Show Chairs. There are other positions available! Please contact Dana Cellucci ( or Kara Hyman ( with questions.  

Hope to see you on Thursday at the Happy Hour!


Chadds Ford Elementary is accepting donations of school supplies for our sister school, Mitchell Elementary, through the last day of school.  Please consider donating any of the following gently used/unused items:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Lined Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Marble Notebooks
  • Scissors
  • Book bags (always in short supply)

Mitchell serves a K-8 student body made up entirely of children from households below the poverty line, with many children struggling with permanent or transitional homelessness. The school has been incredibly appreciative of all of the support from CFES this year.

A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby through the last day of school.  Thank you Charger families!  For questions, please contact


FIRST Robotics League

The Flaming Phoenix FTC robotics team from Unionville High School will be hosting an information session about FIRST robotics including FIRST Junior Lego League, FIRST Lego League (FLL), and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) on Wednesday May 24th from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Hillendale Elementary School LGI.  

These programs provide excellent STEM opportunities for students from Kindergarten through Seniors in High School.  We will be discussing the programs and starting to form teams for next year.  This information session is intended for both students and parents.  Note that this program is 100% parent driven, so if you want to guarantee your child is involved, come to the meeting to find out more about how to start a team.

If you are unable to attend, contact Cliff Warner at for more information.

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