Chancellor News and Notes

Month of December

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Educate. Encourage. Empower.

A Peek at Our Weeks

12/9 - Social Studies DCA (5th Grade)

12/11- Science DCA (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade)

12/11- SDC Meeting 3:40 pm

12/12- 5th Grade Field Trip to Lonestar College

12/16- 4th Grade Holiday Program 9am, 1:30pm, and 6:00pm

1216- 80th Day of School

12/17- Santa Pictures $5

12/18- Holiday Workshop (PK, K, 1st and 2nd Grade)

12/19 Winter Concert 9:00 am and 1:30 pm)

12/20- Early Dismissal at 2:05pm

12/23 - 1/6 Winter Break

1/7 - School Resumes

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Thank you for a great first half of the school year.

On behalf of the entire Chancellor staff, we wish all of you a safe and relaxing winter break.

We look forward to welcoming back our students on January 7, 2020!

Librarian Corner

Season's Reading Program

Enjoy the Holiday Season with HPL! Read, earn rewards, visit with Santa and have fun creating in a reading program for ages 0-18.

Here's how to participate:

  • Read between December 1, 2019-January 15, 2020.
  • Read at least 20 minutes per day.
  • Read 10 days to complete the program
  • Sign up online for the Season's Readings program with HPL

Those who complete the program earn:

  • a free voucher for 4 to attend HITS Theater's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda in April 2020
  • a book of their choice

Check out all the details at the: HPL Season's Reading Site


We are excited to see progress being made in the fitness level and strength of many of our students. Please continue doing sit ups, pushups and getting your heart rate up when exercising.
At this time of year, families think about gifts to give. This year consider things that your child can do to be active and exercise. Some options are: balls to play catch with, basketball, soccer ball, jump rope, hula hoops, skates, skateboards and bikes. Many of these things will be on sale. Families can be active together and it is better for everyone. Continue to play catch and basketball. Soon we will start jumping rope.

Game Time

Hot Lava

Randomly place sheets of paper on the floor (you can substitute pillow cases, towels, or any mats). Work your way across the room jumping and leaping from paper to paper, making sure not to touch the "hot lava" (the floor).


This is an easy recipe even the littlest kids can help with. Add it to your holiday meal and let your child be proud that they helped.

Pretzel Kabobs


· Pretzel sticks

· Grapes cut in half

· Cubes of cheese or string cheese cut in to pieces


1) Cut cheese into cubes

2) Gently push a piece of cheese onto the pretzel stick

3) Gently push a grape onto the pretzel stick

4) Repeat with cheese and grapes until the pretzel is full

5) Enjoy! J

Keep Moving!

Coach Smith and Coach Dale


Reminders For Parents

Student success is our goal at Chancellor Elementary.

We need your help!

•Spirit T-Shirts and Planners can be purchased in the front office ($10 for student shirts, $12 for adult shirts, and $2 for planners for grades 3-5)

•Please bring ID to sign in when you plan to come into the school for breakfast, a parent conference, etc.

•Breakfast is open every day to parents who sign in

Parents please note that tardies start at 7:55 am and all remaining students and parents will be dismissed from the cafeteria. If a child arrives after 7:55 am, the child will be permitted to eat breakfast in the cafeteria until 8:05 am, however no parent is allowed to stay with the tardy student.

•Lunch is closed to parents due to lack of space but we will host a parent lunch day several times a year

School Clubs and Tutorials

After School Club- Choir

Sponsor: Ms. Spitz

Meeting Day/Time: Wednesdays- 3:40 pm to 4:40 pm

After School Club- Leading Ladies

Sponsor: Ms. Simuel

Meeting Day/Time: Mondays- 3:40 pm to 4:40 pm

Specific dates will be sent home by Sponsor.

After School Club- Student Council

Sponsor: Ms. Watts

Meeting Day/Time: Every other Wednesday-3:40 pm to 4:40 pm

Specific dates will be sent home by Sponsor.

After School Club- Violin

Sponsor: Ms. Posey

Meeting Day/Time: Monday/Thursday- 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Specific dates will be sent home by Sponsor.

After School Club- Arts and Crafts

Sponsor: Ms. Dao

Meeting Day/Time: Wednesdays -3:40 pm to 4:30 pm

Specific dates will be sent home by Sponsor.

Morning School Club- 5th Grade Art Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Kettner

Meeting Day/Time: 7:20 am

Specific dates will be sent home by Sponsor.


Teacher: 5th Grade Ms. Watts

Date/Time: Tuesday/Thursday 3:40 pm to 4:40 pm

Any cancellations will be posted on the school's website or a notification will be sent home by the sponsor.


Every Alief ISD student that is a bus rider has been provided with a SMART Tag from the district. The SMART Tag monitors students loading and unloading, providing real-time information to the Transportation Department, school, and the parent. It is very important for students to have their SMART Tag as it helps increase safety and security for students riding on the bus. If your child has lost or misplaced his/her SMART Tag, the replacement cost is $5.00 ($4.00 for badge and $1 for clear holder).

Go to Parent Portal and register to take advantage of the SMART tag parent features. If you are using a smartphone, you will be prompted to save the web app to your home screen. This will place the Parent App tile on your mobile device for easy access.

Children Interacting Afterschool

Free Meal • Homework Help • Fun Enrichment • Certified Instructors

Chancellor Elementary is now enrolling students for our FREE afterschool program.

Children Interacting Afterschool (CIA) provides educational, enrichment, and recreational activities that develop each student's educational competence, physical and social development, and community and family involvement in the educational setting.

Register Today! (works best on a desktop or laptop)

BoxTops for Education

We collect @BTFE. Please look for the Box Tops and send them in. They DO expire so please do not hold on to them for too long. Box Tops for Education will pay up to $10,000 per school year.

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.

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