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Chatfield School Newsletter: November 28 - December 11

Scholastic Book Fair is This Week!

The Book Fair is this week! Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8am to 4:30pm,

Tuesday, 8am-6pm and Friday 8am-11am.

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account.

Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute!

Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

Books Bring Us Together | See you at the Book Fair! 📚✨ | By Scholastic Book Fairs | Facebook

Sign Up to Help with Santa Shop

We need your help for our Santa Shop to be a great success for the students! Would you please sign up to help with the set up, the running of the shop, or the clean up and inventory? We would really appreciate you involvement! This is a fun and special way to get involved and to help out! Please use this link to sign up to volunteer for a specific time slot. Thank you in advance!

Are You Crafty?

P.I.E. needs you! The PIE group is looking for crafters willing to donate their products for our annual Santa Shop. Please deliver items to the school office by Tuesday, December 6. Thank you for the donations!

Harvest Foods 2022

Students learn about the value and advantages of using local foods. Local food not only tastes fresher but is also more nutritious because local food has a shorter time between harvest and table.

We become more aware and connected to the people and places that grow food locally, which creates a sense of community while promoting a safer food supply.

Buying local foods supports our community with local jobs and reduces the Carbon Footprint by not relying on long distance transportations from foods that are far away.

In addition to learning about local foods, students learn about additional connections in their classroom curriculum.

Kindergarten - Pickles - Life Cycle of a Cucumber

First Grade - Garlic mashed potatoes and garlic bread - Life Cycle of a Potato

Second Grade - Fresh Tomato Sauce with Basil - Is a Tomato a Fruit or Vegetable?

Third Grade - Frybread - Native Studies connection to “The Three Fires”

Fourth Grade - Crunchy Squash Chips - Scarcity of Potatoes = Substitute of Squash

Fifth Grade - Sunflower Sprouts in Chicken rollups - Photosynthesis and Sprouts

Sixth Grade - Fresh Peaches in Homemade Ice Cream - Invasive Species, the Spotted Lantern Fly: harmful to peach trees, apple trees & grape vines

Seventh Grade - Fresh Pesto on warm bread - Growing Basil in our Aquaponics

Eighth Grade - Homemade Sauerkraut with Sausage - The Food Chemistry of Fermentation

PIE Special Fundraiser! Great Job and Thank you!

A special THANK YOU to all those who participated in our Cards for a Cause Fundraiser!

Our school sold 203 total boxes, that raised $2639 for Chatfield PIE!


1ST PLACE $75 Amazon Gift Card~

The Cudney Family with 17 Boxes Sold!!!!

2ND PLACE $25 NCG Movie Card~

The Hanson Family with 9 Boxes Sold!!!!

3RD PLACE $15 Blend Gift Card~

David Gailitis AND The LaForge family both with 8 Boxes Sold!!!!

Special thanks to the Gardner Family and Usborne Books for supporting this fundraiser and for the additional donation to PIE!

PIE Meeting - January 9 4PM

Santa Shop Set Up is Tuesday, December 6 in the afternoon and early evening. Please see the sign up genius (above) for addtional information. There will not be a meeting.

The PIE meeting will be Monday, January 9 at 4pm in the Commons. We have a lot to work on and we ask that you please try to attend! Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate.

Holiday Depot - Family Assistance for Holiday Season

If you or someone you know may need assistance for the holiday season, the 2022 Holiday Depot. Here is a website to learn about registering.

Chatfield is a Toys for Tots Collection Location

Please drop off new, unused toys in the Toys for Tots boxes located at the entrances of the school! Please have donations delivered by December 19. Thank you for your donations. This program is sponsored by Student Council.

Chatfield Students Take to the Lapeer Stages this Week!

We want to wish a break a leg (good luck) to the actors performing this coming week in Lapeer Community Theater's play “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, December 2, 3 & 4 at The Pix Theater. Tickets are on sale! Break a leg Sophia Ferguson, Cameron Verellen, Ansley Galat, Natalie Brownfield, Carley Dixon, and Eva Verbeke!

The Peppermint Bear Show will take place at Stone’s Throw Theater these next two weekends. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 years of age or younger, and can be reserved by contacting Stone’s Throw Theater. Break a leg Aubrey Hunt and cast!

Oxford High School Community Has Our Support

In honor of Oxford High School Community, students and staff are invited to wear Oxford gear or blue and gold on Wednesday, November 30. Students and staff wishing to do so may take a picture with a hand heart or other simple sign of peace/love, email it to Mr. Kraly and we will post on our facebook page tagging Oxford High School. This is most important at the middle school level as many have friends or connections to Oxford. For younger students, parents can make a decision about whether or not to have children participate. This will be a quiet, optional event.

Middle School Parent Resources

Two valuable parent resources that you may enjoy as the parent of a middle school student or teenager are: and

These websites have a wealth of knowledge in dealing with preteen and teenage topics.

Boys Grades 5-8 Basketball Registration is Underway

Boys basketball will be starting at the end of November and practices will start the first week of December. If your son is planning to play basketball. Please complete the form below and send in or drop off payment of $45 (with checks made payable to The Chatfield School).

All student-athletes participating in athletics at Chatfield will be required to have a sports physical on file for the 2022-2023 school year.

Boys 5th - 8th Grade:
Open Gym/Try Out for 5-8 will be Tuesday November 29th (5:45 - 7:15) and Wednesday November 30th (5:45 - 7:15) @ Lapeer Homeschool Partnership (1220 Lake Nepessing Rd, Lapeer, MI 48446)

Boys 7/8 Practice will begin December 1st (Practice schedule is still being worked out)

Boys 5/6 Practice will begin December 5th (Practice schedule is still being worked out)

Register at the link Below:

First Grade at PIX

The first grade students will be performing their holiday program at the PIX on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30pm. Way to go first graders!

Basketball Skills Camp 3-8th Grade Boys and Girls

Please see the informational flier below about an upcoming two day basketball skills camp held at Lapeer High School this coming December.

Upcoming Dates

11/28 to12/22/2022 Scholastic Book Fair

12/6/2022 PIE Santa Shop 12/6-9 tentative

12/6/2022 6:30 PM First Grade at PIX

12/15/2022 6:30 PM Band Holiday Concert

12/20/2022 Treat Street and Trolley Rides

12/21/2022 - 1/3/2023 No School

1/4/2023 School resumes

Fundraising with Rite Aid Rewards...We are Almost There

Do you shop at Rite Aid? We just need to more people who shop at Rite Aid to sign up for fundraising points to help us reach our goal. There is no cost to you and the school earns cash back. Please click below to sign up!

2022-23 Student Handbook

The 2022-23 Chatfield Student Handbook is ready to read. It is full of important information regarding the school year and important policies and expectations. LINK
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The Chatfield School, a tuition-free, public school academy nestled in the heart of Lapeer, offers the best educational opportunities for students in grades K-8.