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Chaffee Elementary News 9/18/2022

Principal's Pen

Greetings CES Families,

I would like to congratulate our newly elected Student Council officers:

Co-Presidents: Eva Nguyen and Lillie Kate Quattlebaum

Vice President: Lucia Skipper

Treasurer: Joseph Dravecky 

Secretary: Olivia Kelly

I look forward to working with our Student Council officers, class representatives, and Ms. Booker to steer the great things happening at Chaffee.

As a reminder, Friday, September 30th, is an eLearning day for all Huntsville City Schools. Be on the lookout for more information from your child’s teacher about this day. All students will receive assignments that will be turned in using the method requested by the classroom teacher. In addition, K-5 classroom teachers will provide three support times via zoom to assist students with instruction, assignments, and/or answer instructional questions the students may have.

Thank you to everyone who has sold items for our Cherrydale fundraiser. Funds raised will directly support our students. 

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!

Soar Eagles,

April Clark


Upcoming Events

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

ACAP Parent Meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Location: Chaffee ES Cafeteria


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

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

C.E.S 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 6:00 pm 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.


The deadline for all gifted student referrals grades 3-5 is September 30, 2022. If you have any questions about gifted services at Chaffee Elementary, please contact D'Aria Booker.