North Chatham News

Week of March 18th

The kindergarten concert was a HIT!

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NC Check Ins

The final round of NC Check-Ins have been scheduled. These assessments are used by teachers to inform classroom instruction. 3rd - 5th grade classes will take the math check in on Thursday, March 28th and 4th and 5th grade will take reading on Friday, March 29th. Please make sure your students have a good night's rest, eat a good breakfast and arrive to school on time so that they are poised to do their best.


La ronda final de NC Check-Ins ha sido programada. Estas evaluaciones son utilizadas por los maestros para preparar la instrucción en el salon. Las clases de 3er a 5to grado tomarán el examen de matemáticas el jueves 28 de marzo y 4º y 5º grado tomarán el examen de lectura el viernes 29 de marzo. Por favor, asegúrese de que sus estudiantes descansen bien por la noche, desayunen bien y lleguen a la escuela a tiempo para que estén listos para dar lo mejor de sí.

Kindergarten Registration/Matricula de kinder

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held April 1-12. If you have a child, or know of a child, who will be 5 on or before August 31 please visit the school during the two week registration window to register for school (student attendance for registration is not necessary). This year kindergarten registration will be online and the link will be provided soon. You will be able to register at home or we will have computers available in the main office. Families will still need to bring in birth certificates and proof of residency.


La inscripción de kinder para el año escolar 2019-2020 se llevará a cabo del 1 al 12 de abril. Si tiene un hijo o sabe de un niño que cumplirá 5 años el 31 de agosto o antes, visite la escuela durante el período de inscripción de para inscribirse en la escuela (no es necesario asistir a la escuela para inscribirse). Este año el registro de kinder estará en línea y el enlace se proporcionará pronto. Podrás registrarte en casa o tendremos computadoras disponibles en la oficina principal. Las familias todavía deberán traer certificados de nacimiento y comprobante de residencia.

End of the Third Quarter/Fin del tercer trimestre

Thursday, March 28th is the End of the 3rd Quarter. Report cards for the third quarter will be coming home with all students on April 5th.


El jueves 28 de marzo es el final del tercer trimestre. Los reportes de notas para el tercer trimestre se enviaran a casa con todos los estudiantes el 5 de abril.

PTA News / Noticias de PTA

This Tuesday, March 19th the PTA will host a PTA Thrift Shop work night from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. No experience necessary. We are significantly behind on our work hours goal. Gather some friends to make it a fun night for a good cause!


Nominations are being accepted for the 2019-2020 PTA board. If interested, visit the PTA website for details. Elections will take place during the general meeting on April 30th.


Este martes 19 de marzo, el PTA organizará una noche de trabajo en el PTA Thrift Shop de 6: 30-8: 30 p.m .. No se necesita experiencia. Estamos significativamente atrasados ​​en nuestro objetivo de horas de trabajo. ¡Reúna algunos amigos para que sea una noche divertida para una buena causa!


Se están aceptando nominaciones para la comité de PTA 2019-2020. Si está interesado, visite la página web del PTA para más detalles. Las elecciones se llevarán a cabo durante la junta general del 30 de abril.

Playground Grand Opening/ Gran Inauguración del Parque

The playground is finally COMPLETE! Join us for our playground grand opening and light refreshments next Saturday, March 23rd from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome!


¡La remodelación del parque está completa.! Únase a nosotros para nuestra gran inauguración en el parque el próximo sábado 23 de marzo de 2 a 4 p.m. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

PTA Steam Grant Update/ Información de la beca PTA STEAM

The PTA STEAM Grant Committee was able to award four grants with funds raised from this year's Boostherthon Fun Run. Grants included Marble Roller Coasters, Magnetic Building Blocks, Kinetic Sand, Art Supplies, Logic Puzzles, Discovery Mats, and 20 new iPads with an iPad cart. $150 was also reserved for educational apps. For a full list of the award recipients, visit NCESPTA.com and the weekly newsletter. Follow the PTA on twitter and Facebook to see your contributions at work in the coming weeks!


El Comité PTA STEAM pudo premiar cuatro becas con fondos recaudados de la Carrera Boostherthon de este año. Las becas incluyen montañas rusas de mármol, bloques de construcción magnéticos, arena cinética, materiales de arte, rompecabezas lógicos, alfombras “Discovery” y 20 iPads nuevas con un carrito para las iPads. $150 también fue reservado para aplicaciones educativas. Para obtener una lista completa de los ganadores del premio, visite NCESPTA.com y el boletín semanal. Siga el PTA en Twitter y Facebook para ver sus contribuciones.

Steam Grant Update

Lynne Crankshaw - $250 grant for marble roller coasters, magnetic building blocks, kinetic sand, and a variety of building STEAM materials which will be used when students earn 'choice day' in the library. Teachers are also welcome to check out these materials for their individual classrooms. FULL grant award.


Brittany Ross/ Debra Lasater/Valerie DePietro - $1,911 grant for 6 iPads to be used for the 2-5 HillRap reading intervention program. The iPads will allow the reading teachers to incorporate technology usage as a means of delivering research based reading intervention and increase student engagement. Also used for digital flashcards, stories and other educational apps. PARTIAL grant award. (requested 12 iPads)


Lucy Wheeler and Mariana Trejo - $350 grant for a variety of pre-K materials used to encourage creativity and increase problem-solving skills. Biocolor set of 26 paints, Colorations Puffy Paint set of 6, Classix Wooden Chubby Brushes set of 24, Easy-on art smocks set of 6 Three Little Pig Logic Puzzle Game, Excellerations Unit Block Discovery Mats set of 6, Bugs and Fossil Stones. FULL grant award.


Mandy Evans (Curriculum Coach) - $5,417 grant for 14 iPads and cart. "I am paraphrasing a much longer and more detailed application submission." It has become apparent that teachers across all grade levels were eagerly hoping to have access to more iPads. There are numerous, rigorous APPS that students can use on iPads that are not accessible on Chromebooks or Mac Airs. These digital tools are also more user friendly for students K-2. PARTIAL grant award (28 requested-full room set)


We withheld $150 that will be used for the purchase of apps needed for both 'sets' of iPads and iPad cases.

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