May/Summer 2016 Newsletter
Chestatee Elementary School
A Letter From Mrs. Tennies, Our Principal
Dear Chestatee Families,
May is a time when we reflect on the amazing things that have happened this year with our students and school. I would personally like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who have helped to create family friendly fun @ the T! We are grateful for the friendship you have shown us and the partnerships that we have built this year.
When we look at an entire school year, it is thrilling to see the growth our students. They have certainly accomplished a lot. Each child is special to us. Our teachers are so proud of the hard work of the Chestatee children. Most importantly, we are planning for the future!
We wish you a safe and relaxing summer vacation.
Hope to see you this summer in the media center!
What's Coming up at the T?
Field Day May 13, 2016
Volunteers needed for the 2015-2016 field day “ Chestatee Olympics” which will be Friday, May 13th!!!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christy Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know your name (first and last), phone number , and which session you will be helping with.
Session 1 – 7:00-10:30 (station set up and Kindergarten through 2nd grade field day events)
Session 2 – 11:00-3:00 (station clean up and 3rd through 5th grade field day events)
Session 3 – 7:00-3:00 (station set up, Kindergarten through fifth grade field day events, station clean up)
Lunch and rest break will be from 10:30-11:30
Step Up Family Night: May 12th
Come and get a sneak peak at your child’s grade level for next year. You will learn the highlights, key standards, and tips for the summer.
It will also be a great opportunity to give input on our Title I program, and the Kindergarten Students will be performing some great songs with Mrs. Roper!
Pizza starts at 5:30 PM and we will end the evening with a $50 raffle prize.
Summer Happenings at the T!
Kindergarten Bus Round Up!
A Few Notes from the T!
Hello this is a message from Eagles Landing Cafeteria at Chestatee.
As we come to the end of another school year, Forsyth County Food Services will no longer allow Negative charges to student accounts effective after meal service on Friday, May 6th 2016.
To ensure that your child can continue to enjoy school meals or to clear your student’s account of any negative balances, please send a payment (cash or check) to the school, or visitWWW.MyPaymentsPlus.com, to make a payment online.
A note from our nurse!
Thanks and have a great summer!
A few notes from our Communi-"T"
Girls on the Run Registration
37th Annual Optimist Track and Fun Day
Great Things Going on at the T!
Map of United States on Playground
To view a time-lapsed video of the action click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6emUD8rPnagZ1E1WGxqd0dHOEU/view?usp=sharing
No Bones About it, PTA Appreciates Cary Kermicle!
The PTA gave our science teacher Mrs. Bruce this amazing skeleton in honor of the years of service Cary Kermicle has given to our teachers, staff and students.
A Few Words from our Parent Involvement Coordinator
#2 Understand Title I
It wasn’t until I was in this position until I really understood the guidelines that go with Title I. I learned a lot this year and will continue learning as there are so many intricate details. There were many times I felt very appreciative as a staff member because of all of the extra resources (staff, technology, after school and summer programs, materials) Title provides us at Chestatee. However, it is as a mother of a Chestatee student that I feel the most fortunate. My child has smaller classes and many, many more opportunities due to Chestatee being a Title I School. And for that, I feel truly blessed.
#3 The Champs and Grand Champs Volunteer Program
After watching the success and fun of our WatchDog Dads program, we decided that our ladies wanted a little fun. But instead of committing one full day a year like our guys, we had some lady volunteers who were willing to pilot a 30 minute a week program to help first graders with their reading. As a result, we have 18 ladies who come weekly and together help 25 first graders daily to become better readers. In a few short weeks, we are seeing amazing progress. And for next year, we are excited to grow the Champs and Grand Champs (mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, community members) to other grade levels! Let me know if you are interested in joining our group!
We have grade level specific Compacts coming next year. We have two Parent Involvement goals listed in the Compacts.
1. 100% of our families will benefit from Title I by visiting the Parent Resource Room or attending a Parent Learning Session or Family Night.
2. We will offer at least 2 parent learning sessions each month to help you to help your child with school.
I am looking forward to working with you next year! We want you here at Chestatee!
770-887-2341 ext 722302
Don't Forget.... You can Help the "T" Earn "Money for Nothing"!
Kroger and Publix will donate money too...
Publix Partners key-ring cards are available in the front office for to you scan every time you buy groceries at Publix. Publix will donate a certain percentage of their profits to Chestatee as well!
See Ms. Donna in the front office for one of these cards, or send a letter with your child asking for one, and we will send one home for you!
We love our Partners in Education!