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Chaffee Elementary News 10/16/2022

Principal's Pen

Greetings CES Families,

Hasn’t this weather been wonderful? It is finally feeling like fall, and I love it! We had a great week last week. We celebrated the success of our Cherrydale Fundraiser on Friday! Thank you to our PTA for leading this effort. Funds raised will directly impact our students’ success.

We can't wait to host our Grandparent's Lunch Tuesday! Lunch orders were due October 13. At this time we cannot accept any additional orders. Guests should arrive 15-20 minutes before the grade level lunch time and check in at the front office with his/her identification. The Book Fair will be open for shopping too!

I often get asked by parents/guardians how they can support their child’s academic growth. I’ve included some tips below. Far and away, ensuring your child reads or is read to nightly for 15 or more minutes will make a huge difference in his/her success!

Did you know that you can help our school earn money just by choosing our school as your school to support at Publix  and on Amazon Smile? You’re already shopping at these places, why not have some of the money you spend come back to our school? We appreciate your support! Publix and Amazon Registration 

Soar Eagles,

April Clark


Upcoming Events

  1. Oct. 17-21: Book Fair
  2. Oct. 18: Grandparent's Lunch 
  3. Oct. 20: Impact Aid Survey opens 
  4. Oct. 24-28: Red Ribbon Week
  5. Oct. 27: Grissom Homecoming Parade (no after school tutoring)
  6. Oct. 31: Book Character Parade
  7. Nov. 2: Holiday Photos (preorder only)
  8. Nov. 4: PBIS Celebration
  9. Nov. 4: Let's Glow Crazy Fall Festival
  10. Nov. 10: Veterans Day Program 
  11. Nov. 11: Veterans Day (no school)
  12. Nov. 16: Progress Reports
  13. Nov. 21-25: Thanksgiving Break
  14. Nov. 28-Dec. 9: i-Ready Testing Window (students will only test on 3-4 of these days)
  15. Nov. 29: A Holiday Moosical 

How to Access Aid Impact Forms

  1. Log into the parent portal in the PowerSchool app or through the PowerSchoolwebsite startong October 20, 2022.
  2. Click on "forms". Click on "Huntsville City Impact Aid
  3. One form will be completed for each student attending Huntsville City Schools.
  4. Deadline to submit is November 3, 2022
  5. Paper copies are available upon request
  6. Spanish Versions of the form are availanle upon request

PowerSchool Website

If there are any questions, please contact Student Welfare and Social Services at 256-963-9806.


It is vital that students are present each day unless sick. Students are allowed a limit of 7 parent sick notes a year. Students are considered truant if they have more than three unexcused absences at any time or if they have more than 15 absences for the year, whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

Please send excuse notes to your child's teacher or email them to

Grandaparent's Lunch

Please join us for Chaffee Elementary School's Grandparent's Lunch. You may also shop the bookfair with your grandchild immediately following lunch. We are asking that grandparents arrive 10-15 minutes early to check-in at the front office. A photo ID is required.

Veteran's Day Program

We want to celebrate our heroes! If your child has a special family member who has served or currently serves in the US military, please complete The Veteran's Day Program Form so that we can recognize them. Current and retired members of the US military are invited to join us for our Veterans Day Program on Thursday, November 10 at 9am. Please arrive at Chaffee to check in with your photo ID between 8:10-8:40am. We will have a special presentation followed by a parade through the school.Please respond on the form to let us know if you have any military connected guests who will attend our program.

Reading Support

  1. Read with or to your child for 20 minutes every night.
  2. Practice high-frequency words with your child.
  3. Ask your child to tell you the soundsthey hear in a word.
  4. Ask your child questions about about a book before, during, and after reading it.
  5. Have your child write in a journal at home 2-3 times per week.

Math Support

  1. Practice counting with your child every night.
  2. Ask your child to identify shapes in the community. Ask if these shapes are 2D (circle, rectangle, triangle, square) or 3D (sphere, cylinder, pyramid, cube) Ask how many sides the shape has (some shapes have no sides).
  3. Help you child to follow a recipe to bake cookies, a cake, or another baked good. Measurements help children to understand fractions.
  4. Grades K-5: Write additionand subtraction problems for your child to solve. Use manipulatives (blocks, cereal pieces, beads) or picturesto help solve the problem.
  5. Grades 3-5: Write multiplication and division problems for your child to solve. Use mamipulatives (blocks, cereal pieces, beads) or pictures to help solve the problem.
  6. Play board games and/or card games as a family.
  7. Count money together, including coins.
  8. Let your child give you directions the next time you drive somehwhere.

Join Our PTA

We need you to get involved to help our school be the best school in Huntsville! Our goal is to have 100% PTA Membership this year. PTA Membership Website

A Holiday Moosical

Marty the Moose wants to be a reindeer! Those famous flying holiday helpers have all the fun - especially traveling around the world on Christmas Eve delivering gifts to all the good boys and girls. But everyone knows that moose are simply too big and heavy to fly! Who ever heard of a Christmas Moose anyway? Join a castload of holiday characters and Father Time, as they share the tale of a moose who wanted to fly, and how miracles can happen if only we believe!

Chaffee Elementary School will present the musical on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 6:00 pm at Trinity UMC (Airport Road)

Alphabest After School Care

AlphaBest After School Care is back for the 2022-2023 school year.