The Buck Bulletin

November 2022

Chatsworth Elementary School

The Woodland Township School District values the uniqueness of individual students and provides a high quality education in our highly supportive community.

Important Dates

November 9 - End of 1st Marking Period & Regular BOE meeting 6:30pm

November 10 & 11 - School Closed

November 14 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm

November 16 - Report Cards Viewable

November 21- Early Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences, Scholastic Book Fair

November 22 - Early Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences, Scholastic Book Fair, Optical Academy

November 23 - Early Dismissal

November 24 & 25 - School Closed

December 2 - PTO/CEA Christmas Tree Lighting 5pm

Parent Portal

Please log into your parent portal as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

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Optical Academy Appointment Registration

Chatsworth Elementary will host an Optical Academy on November 22, 2022 from 2:30pm -6:30pm. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Student of the Month Character Traits for 2022-2023

September- Acceptance

To admit to a group or place. To agree to take on responsibility. Acceptance of others and their beliefs.

October- Respect

To feel or show honor for the feelings and rights of yourself, others and the world around you. To be polite to adults and children. To behave in a well-mannered behavior towards others and things.

November- Positive Attitude

Is the ability to have positive thoughts about one's self and one's environment even when things are not going as one would hope.

December- Commitment

A promise to do or give something, to be loyal to someone or something, the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something.

January- Courage

Courage is the willingness to face obstacles and danger with determination.
The ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous.

February- Good Judgment

Good judgment is the ability to make the best decision possible on the basis of an objective assessment of known information while resisting influences of peer pressure and emotion.

March- Leadership

Leadership is when you lead someone or a group of people. Great leadership means bringing out the best and the extraordinary in those you're working with.

April- Dependability

Able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed: able to be depended on.

May- Honesty

Fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, is to open your heart to people and trust them. Someone who tells the truth.

June- Self-Control

Restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires

School Lunches

For the 2022-23 school year school lunch prices will be:

Student Lunch: $3.10

Student Breakfast: $1.50

Milk: $0.55

Woodland Township School District is in a partnership with Shamong Township School District to provide our school lunches. To begin the school year, cold lunch and some hot lunch options will be available.

More information will be provided in the next few weeks as we iron out the details with how to order and pay for daily school lunches.

Specials Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - Health

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - PE *have child wear sneakers

Friday - PE *have child wear sneakers

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PTO Meeting Dates

Chatsworth PTO monthly meetings to be held virtually at 6:30pm as listed below:

November 21, 2022

December 19, 2022

January 16, 2022

Meeting Link

Mobile Library @ Chatsworth Elementary

Mobile Library will return to Chatsworth School on the 1st Friday of each month.

(Except April, due to Spring Break)

Oct 7, 2022

Nov 4, 2022

Dec 2, 2022

Jan 6, 2023

Feb 3, 2023

March 3, 2023

No April Visit - No School/Spring Break

May 5, 2023

June 2, 2023 (Last day to collect books only - no check outs)

2nd & 3rd Grade Trip

2nd and 3rd graders visited Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge today and had a blast! Students learned all about where animals go and what they do to prepare for the coming winter months. They met a handful of animals at the refuge and discovered why they couldn’t survive in the wild on their own anymore. They also had a chance to touch various animal furs. Everyone learned a ton and enjoyed the beautiful day outdoors!
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Youth Sports Opportunities

TAA Youth Sports

Winter Basketball

STRA Youth Sports

Winter Basketball

Fall 2022 Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 21 1:20-3:20pm

November 22 1:20-3:20pm and 4:20-6:20pm

Scholastic Book Fair 2022

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8th Graders learning about Inertia

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Halloween 2022

Fire Prevention Week

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Fitness Friday's :)

Homelessness Information

The Woodland Township School District ensures that homeless children enroll and succeed in school and those children and their families receive the educational services for which they are eligible. Grant funds are available for eligible families through McKinney-Vento Homeless Grant and can be accessed through the district’s Homeless Liaison. For more information, contact the Supervisor of Pupil Services/District Homeless Liaison, Carolyn Fischl, Ed.S., NCSP at 609-726-1230, 224.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities for the 2022-23 school year:

  • Part-time music teacher (1-2 days per week)

  • World Languages Teacher (1 day per week)

TO BEGIN: Immediately


  • Appropriate NJ Teacher certification if necessary

  • Proof of Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements;

  • Required criminal history background check and proof of

  • U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status;

  • Such alternatives to the above as the Board may deem acceptable;

SALARY: As per negotiated agreement

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume, copies of your certifications to:

Mrs. Misty Weiss

2 John Bowker Jr. Blvd.

Chatsworth, NJ 08019

Substitute teachers, aides and custodians are always welcome to apply. If interested please call 609-726-1230

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5th Grade Campfire Stories

The 5th-grade class recently celebrated the completion of their narrative writing pieces by presenting their campfire stories to the 6th and 4th grades. To showcase their campfire stories the 5th-grade classroom was transformed into campsites to allow the readers to retell their stories and answer any questions about how they went through the writing process.

4th Grade

Students in fourth grade studied the four social scientists and the artifacts that they would be interested in. Here are some pictures that show the students sharing the artifacts that they collected to represent each social scientist and their investigation of selected artifacts.

Kindergarten Nature Spies

Kindergarten students became “Nature Spies” as they started reading nonfiction texts last month. They learned about “taking a closer look” at objects all around "autumn" nature. They took a nature walk with their magnifying glasses to observe rocks, flowers, leaves, acorns, tree bark, spider webs and feathers and they even came across some interesting looking caterpillars. Next they learned facts about flowers and how flowers make seeds and fruits. Mrs. Casano brought in many samples of seeds and flowers that many people eat; such as cauliflower, broccoli, artichokes, corn on the cob, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. After carving the class pumpkin into a Jack-o'-lantern. Mrs. Casano roasted the pumpkin seeds for the students to taste. On Halloween they predicted and tested various pumpkins, gourds and the class Jack-o'-lantern to see if they would sink or float. Some of the results surprised them. This month they will observe their Jack-o'-lantern as it begins the process of rotting outside. And finally they will be surprised to see how an ear of Mosaic/Native American corn will sprout and begin to grow in just a pan of shallow water.

PTO Pie Fundraiser

2022 Pie Fundraiser

Orders due NO later than Friday Nov 18 – Pick-up Tuesday, Nov 22 or Wednesday, Nov 23 at the school.