Chester Elementary Newsletter

Week of February 15, 2021

Hello Chester Families,

Picture day is Tuesday, February 16 with make ups on March 29! In person learners will be taking pictures during their class time. Independent Study (ISO) and Distance Learning (DL) students may come between 8:15-11:00 or 12:15-2:30 for their picture. ISO and DL Parents will be asked to wait outside.

Order forms were sent home with your child. You may order online as well. Use this this link: MyLifetouch and enter this code- EVTMVTX29. Flyer can be found below.

Chester Elementary classes created a safe card exchange following the protocols below. The students will be bringing the cards home on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

  1. Students will bring cards on 2/11. No late cards will be handed out.

  2. Students wash hands and sort cards in appropriate student piles.

  3. Cards sit untouched from 2/11-2/16.

  4. Students pick up their pile of cards on 2/16 and keep them at their desk/backpack. Students wash their hands.

  5. Students take them home that day.

  6. No food items will be included with the cards.

  7. This is completely optional for families!

Stay Well,

Colly Fischer

Read- A-Thon; Feb. 22- Mar.5

In February, we will show our love for reading with a Read-A-Thon. We are excited to try a new online format while reading, reading and reading. Research shows that the time children spend reading pays off exponentially over time. Our goal is to get books in student's hands and create a love of reading.

Read-a-thons will engage your reader and it gives friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more. Our Read-a-thon starts Monday February 22nd 2021.

About one week before our Read-a-thon starts we will share instructions on how to activate your reader's personal page. This is where you will be able to view and record their progress.

We've chosen Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, gives your child a reason to read and helps in the development of stronger reading skills.

We hope EVERYONE participates.

Thanks so much,

Chester Elementary School

Upcoming Events

Monday, 2/15
  • No School, President's Day

Tuesday, 2/16

  • School Picture Day

Wednesday, 2/17

Thursday, 2/18

Friday, 2/19

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Meal Information

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Parent and Community Resources

Importance of Sleep for Children

Read about how sleep affects your child and recommended hours per night.

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Clothing Ladder

What is the Clothing Ladder?

It is an organization that facilitates the process to give and receive gently-used clothing.

Why be a part of the clothing ladder?

It is good for the environment, helps kids, builds community connections, saves money, time, and resources, and best of all, it makes you and others feel good.

What do I have to do?

Go through your clothing at least twice a year; we suggest once during fall vacation and once during spring vacation. Deliver your bags of clean, gently-used clothing to your receiving partner.

How do I sign up?

Go directly to the signup link and fill out the clothing ladder form online:

or for more information email

After I fill out the sign-up form, what do I do?

Wait for us to find your receive-from and give-to partners. We will contact you. Next, via email, determine the time and place to exchange clothing with partners.

What do I do when I no longer want to participate?

Email us and let us know.

Sign Up Link

What is the Clothing Ladder?

Skate Park in the Almanor Basin!

Almanor Recreation and Park District is in the process of planning for a Skate Park on property owned by the district, adjacent to the ARPD office and the ARC center.

We need community feedback especially from our youth.

The information gathered will help us to evaluate community support for this project.

Thank you,

The Almanor Recreation and Park District

Greater Good Science Center

The Greater Good Science Center is a wonderful resource for all things good, check it out! Here is a quick video with tips to help persevere when you want to quit.
February Happiness Calendar from GGSC

Monthly calendar from the Greater Good Science Center

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Homework Hotline for grades 4-12 Science and Math

Harvey Mudd College offers a free Homework Hotline for students in grades 4-12 in the subjects of science and math. Read more here.

100th Day of School- Thoughts on being 100 by 3rd graders