Friday, April 26
In this week's edition of the #ThisIsCheltenham news share, top stories include Myers' new principal, Unified Track and Field, CHS students learn about finances at UPenn, top 10 finisher at National Brain Bee, Lee sisters advance to YMCA Gymnastics nationals, Wyncote students learn about disabilities and prosthetics.
"Need to Know Info" contains CSD budget video presentation, calendar reminders, kindergarten registration, athletics schedules, upcoming meetings and events and this week's flyers.
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Jason Lytle Named Principal at Myers Elementary
Live Unified, Play Unified: CHS Unified Track and Field Kicks Off Fourth Season
CHS Students Learn Financial Literacy at UPenn
More than 20 Cheltenham High School students attended the College Day and Financial Literacy Workshop series at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, April 22. Taught by Dr. Brian Peterson and New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland, the workshop was intended for Philadelphia-area high school students and focused on topics such as budgeting, credit scores, home ownership, investing and saving. Read more>
Junior Ifenna Amaefuna Takes Top 10 Finish at National Brain Bee
Lee Sisters Advance to YMCA Gymnastics Nationals
The Lee sisters, Addison, a sixth grader at Elkins Park, and Olivia, a third grader at Glenside, recently earned placewinner recognition at the Cotton Candy Classic, the Pennsylvania YMCA State Gymnastics competition, and will be competing at the YMCA Gymnastics National Championship in June. The sisters compete for the Hatboro YMCA in level 3. Read more>
Wyncote Hosts Local Author Jocelyn Hoffman, Learns about Disabilities and Prosthetics
CSD Budget Video Presentation
In an effort to provide transparency with regard to the CSD budget, Superintendent Dr. Wagner Marseille and Business Manager Cara Michaels hosted a budget presentation at the Elkins Park Library in February. To provide further clarification, the pair has recorded a voice over accompaniment to the presentation.
Dr. Marseille sets the stage with an overview of district demographics and recent highlights and achievements. Ms. Michaels covers the budget timeline, how the budget is built, where the funds come from and where they go, how the Act 1 index impacts the taxes collected and the negative implications of dipping into fund balance. She explains challenges of balancing special education, transportation, debt service costs and benefits and salaries with the district’s commitment to fiscal responsibility.
The 27-minute video can be viewed at cheltenham.org/budgetvideo. All township residents are encouraged to attend this school year's final Financial Affairs meetings: Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, June 4 at the Administration immediately following the 7 p.m. Facilities Committee meeting. Watch below.
Monthly early dismissals have been moved from the third Wednesday of the month to the second Wednesday of the month. The District has early dismissal on Wednesday, May 8. Schools will dismiss at the following times:
- Cheltenham High School | 1:30 p.m.
- Cedarbrook Middle School | 2:10 p.m.
- Elkins Park School | 2:40 p.m.
- K – 4 Schools | 2:45 p.m.
It's OFFICIAL ... End of the 2018-19 school year is set.
- Graduation is Thursday, June 6.
- Final student day is Thursday, June 13.
- Teachers have professional development on Friday, June 14, and an in-service day on Monday, June 17.
Kindergarten Registration and Screening for the Class of 2032
Kindergarten registration and readiness screening for the 2019-20 school year will take place Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Administration Building (2000 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park). Children must be a Cheltenham Township resident to register, and be 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2019, to attend kindergarten this coming school year. For questions or assistance scheduling an appointment, contact CSD Registrar Kate Shevlin at 215-881-6322.
Friday, April 26Boys/Girls Track & Field @ Penn Relays, UPenn
Softball @ Archbishop Carroll, 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 27Boys Track & Field @ Penn Relays, UPenn, 9 a.m.
Monday, April 29
Girls Lacrosse v. Hatboro Horsham, 7 p.m. (senior night)
Tuesday, April 30
Baseball @ Plymouth Whitemarsh, 3:30 p.m.
Girls Track & Field @ Springfield, 3:30 p.m.
Softball v. Plymouth Whitemarsh, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Track & Field v. Abington, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball v. Abington, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Tennis @Pennsbury, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1
Girls Lacrosse @ Wissahickon, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 2
Softball @ Wissahickon, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball v. Wissahickon, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball v. Council Rock, 3:30 p.m.
Boys/Girls Track & Field @ Wissahickon Trojan Track Classic, Wissahickon, 5 p.m.
Friday, May 3
Girls Track & Field @ Hoka One One Henderson Invitational, WC Henderson
Boys Volleyball v. Bodine, 3:30 p.m.
Softball @ Springfield, 3:30 p.m.
For more sports events and activities, visit CheltenhamPanthers.org.
UPG Leadership Circle
Monday, April 29th, 7pm
300 Longfellow Road
Leadership Circle is a meeting of the PTO presidents and UPG reps from all of the schools