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Chaffee Elementary News 9/11/2022

PRINCIPAL'S PEN

Greetings CES Families,

We enjoyed a wonderful week last week! Everyone watched the Student Council Officer Election speeches on the CES News. I am so proud of all our students who ran for office! Each student experienced the voting process by voting for the candidate whom they thought would be the best fit for the position. A special thank you to Ms. Booker for being our Student Council sponsor and for organizing the campaign and voting process. Congratulations to all who participated! We will announce our officers this coming week.

Please remember how important it is to get your child(ren) to school every day and on time. We know from research that attendance in school is extremely important to every child’s success and is strongly associated with academic success. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 15 or more days of school for any reason- including excused and unexcused absences. We need your support by having your child attend school every day possible. If your child is ill and must be out, please send in a doctor or parent excuse within two days of returning to school. We appreciate your help with this! We love your kiddos, and we want to see them daily!

As with many other businesses, our school is experiencing difficulty finding personnel to fill certain positions. We are in search of special education instructional assistants (hired through Huntsville City Schools), a library aide (hired through SPUR), and a permanent substitute teacher aide (hired through SPUR). If you are interested in working in any of these areas, please reach out to me at april.clark@hsv-k12.org Chaffee is a great place to work!

Soar Eagles,

April Clark

Principal

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Sept. 12: Student Council Officer Installation
  2. Sept. 15: Cherrydale Fundraiser Kick-Off
  3. Sept. 15: 5th Grade Field Trip
  4. Sept. 16: 1st Grade Field Trip
  5. Sept. 27: 3rd Grade Field Trip
  6. Sept. 27: ACAP Parent Meeting 
  7. Sept. 29: September PBIS Celebration
  8. Sept. 30: eLearning Day for Students/End of 1st Quarter
  9. Oct. 3-7: Fall Break
  10. Oct. 11: Makeup Fall Pictures
  11. Oct. 12: Report Cards Go Home
  12. Oct. 14: Cherrydale Fundraiser Closing Celebration
  13. Oct. 17-21: Book Fair
  14. Oct. 18: Grandparent Lunch
  15. Oct. 24-28: Red Ribbon Week
  16. Oct. 31: Book Character Parade

ACAP Parent Meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Location: Chaffee ES Cafeteria

ATTENDANCE

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 sarah.cothren@hsv-k12.org

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

CES Spirit Wear

Spirit wear is on sale until Wednesday, September 31st.  CES Spirit Wear 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 6:00pm at Faith Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Airport and Whitesburg. If you're interested in auditioning for one of the speaking roles, return the audition permission form signed by your teacher and your parent before Friday, September 16.

ALPHABEST AFTER SCHOOL CARE

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

G.A.T.E

Deadline for all gifted students referrals grades 3-5 is September 30, 2022. If you have any questions about gifted services at Chaffee Elementary, please contact D'Aria Booker. daria.booker@hsv-k12.org