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Chaffee Elementary News 11/7/2022

Principal's Pen 

Greetings CES Families,

During the month of November I like to reflect on the things for which I’m thankful. This year I am so thankful to be a part of the Chaffee Family. The students, teachers, support staff, and families have made me feel so welcomed and supported. Chaffee is a wonderful place to be! Please join me in sending thankful sentiments to our faculty and staff this month—a nice note or email goes a long way in helping a person feel valued. 

As a reminder, during afternoon carline in the back of the school, only those with PreK students should pass the yellow sign that indicates where cars should line up to wait. Our PreK students are dismissed earlier than all other grades, so it’s important that they can get in line where they need to be. Thank you for your help with this. 

Your student may have mentioned having a substitute in PE this past week. We do have two substitutes covering our PE classes while we work through the process of hiring a PE teacher. I am appreciative of Coach Washington and Ms. Oliver helping us during this transition. I will send an email to introduce our new PE teacher as soon as one is hired. Please reach out to me with any questions/concerns regarding PE. Thank you for your support!

Soar Eagles,

April Clark


Upcoming Events

  1. Nov. 10: Veterans Day Program (see more information below)
  2. Nov. 11: Veterans Day (no school)
  3. Nov. 16: Progress Reports
  4. Nov. 17: Thanksgiving Lunch (order deadline has passed)
  5. Nov. 21-25: Thanksgiving Break
  6. Nov. 28-Dec. 9: i-Ready Testing Window (students will only test on 3-4 of these days)
  7. Nov. 29: A Holiday Moosical (see more information below)
  8. Dec.1: School Spelling Bee
  9. Dec. 5-9: Santa Shop
  10. Dec. 9: PBIS Celebration
  11. Dec. 15: Classroom Holiday Parties
  12. Dec. 16: 1/2 Day for Students, End of Quarter 2/First Semester
  13. Jan. 4: Students Return to School

Year Book Pre-Sale

Order your 2022-2023 yearbook now and save ! Yearbooks ordered before December 31, 2022 will be $30. The price will increase after December 31st. Complete the the order form that was sent home with your child and return it to their homeroom teacher. Yearbooks will be delivered in early May. 


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

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.

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)