Cheetah Chatter

October 8, 2021

A Note from Our Administrators

Hello Cheetah Families,

Can you feel it? Fall is in the air! The leaves are starting to change, the nights are a little bit cooler and the scent of pumpkin is in the air! As we finish up our first 9 weeks, it's a good time to reflect on all the great things that have been happening at CRES! We have had so much fun diving into our learning in every classroom. Our students are walking into Fall Break smarter, and more confident than they were 9 week ago, and we are all ready to move into the next 9 weeks and ROCK it!

Please pay close attention to this edition of the Cheetah Chatter - it's filled with information about the Grey Ghost, happenings in Related Arts, Job Opportunities, FREE MINI GOLF and much more!

One incredibly important thing to note is the Internet Safety Parent class that will be held on November 4. Please mark your calendars NOW for this special event - as parents of kids and teens, you don't want to miss this opportunity!

Wishing you a restful and rejuvenating Fall Break - We'll see you on October 18!

CRES Admin Team

Michelle Hummel, Principal

Caron Johnson, Assistant Principal

Attention PATH Walkers

We recently implemented some changes to our townhome walker procedures. As we continue to shore up procedures for the safety of all of our students, we are working on making some important changes for our PATH walkers, as well.

Beginning Monday, October 18, any student who does not have written permission to walk home alone or with an older CRES sibling will be required to be picked up by a grown-up who has that child's CRES car rider tag, or who is verified as a person allowed to pick up in Skyward. This is identical to our procedures for Car Rider and Townhome walker dismissal.

We will have a staff member come collect car tags from adults waiting on the basketball courts at dismissal time. Staff will give the card to the student and the student will then walk out to the waiting adult. If the adult does not have a car tag, they will need to show their ID and be verified by our office staff before taking a student with them.

Students with permission to walk home alone or with an older CRES sibling will be released without an adult needing to be present. If you would like to give permission for your child to walk home alone or with an older CRES sibling, please send in a note with your child or email our attendance secretary ( to make that change.

If you do not have a CRES car tag, please reach out to our attendance secretary, Heather Curtis ( before the end of the day Monday, October 18, and we will get one to you - those without car tags will need to present their ID until they have received the new car tag. There will be a staff member in the building from 8:30-3:30 this coming Monday and Tuesday, as well. Please feel free to stop by to pick up a car tag if you need one.

Grey Ghost 2021 Information

The Grey Ghost gives our PE Dept the race fee for each Chapman's runner! As a bonus, CRES has won the trophy for most participants for the last 5 races!! Let's do it again Cheetahs!!! Thank you for considering running with us!!! Cheetah Coalition has been awesome so far and the Grey Ghost is the best way to end on October 23!! Check out the link below for all the details!

What is going on in K through 2nd grade physical education?

To help you have a conversation with your child about their week in Physical Education, here are some questions you could ask.

What was your favorite center this week?


a. Serving a ball to the wall

b. Bumping a ball to a partner

c. Keeping a balloon over a VB net

d. Modified volleyball/throwing ball over net

e. Rock Wall

f. Riding balance bikes

g. Agility course (ninja course)

What one act of kindness did you do while in PE class? Students have been encouraged to show one during class. (examples)


a. Hand the ball to someone

b. Helped someone put on their helmet

c. Say “Be in our group/be my friend.”

What was one “I can statement” used this week in class?


a. I can strike a ball at high level

b. I can move in different pathways

c. I can show one act of kindness

d. I can exercise to be healthy

Free Mini-Golf

Students!! I have some Great News for you. You have been offered a very special opportunity to play a free game of mini golf at SOAR Adventure just by being a student here at Chapman's Retreat Elementary. All you need to do is go to SOAR between today and October 15th, show the cashier some proof that you are a Chapman's Retreat Elementary student and you get your free play on their beautiful mini golf course. There is absolutely no charge to play for you and your parents can come watch you play for free or if they want to play along with you, they can purchase a game and have fun just like you! While you are there, check out the scoreboard to see what Mrs. Hummel scored when she played my free game at the kick-off event. Have your parents check out the information on our school website so they will know all about this great opportunity. Don’t miss this “guaranteed to be a fun time event” being provided to you by SOAR Adventure and the Williamson County Schools Coordinated School Health team.

Now Hiring!

We have a job opportunity for you! If you are interested in being a Student Support Service TA, we would love to have you join our team. Please reach out to Michelle Hummel ( if you are interested. Please see the following link to learn how to apply:

School Events

October 11- Conference Day (No school for students)

October 12- Site-based PD Day for teachers (No school for students)

October 13-15- Fall Break

October 22- 1st Quarter Report Cards visible in Skyward

October 23- Grey Ghost

October 25- PTO Spirit Night at Chick Fil A

October 28- STREAM Night 5:30-7:00