Cheetah Chatter Parent Update
Chapel District Elementary School September 24th-October 1st
Covid-19 Update at CDES, Picture Day 9/30, Early Dismissal 10/1
Hello, Chapel Families!
Unfortunately this week, we have had four positive Covid-19 student cases at CDES. So far all 4 students became infected from a parent or sibling at home and we have not yet had a student to student transmission at CDES.
For future reference, if your child is deemed a close contact, you will receive a text message and email from the school, as well as a quarantine letter from the Talbot County Health Department that outlines the dates of your child's quarantine, information about Covid testing, and a return to school date. You may reach out to our school nurse, Christa Johns, with any questions you may have (firstname.lastname@example.org). If your child has to quarantine, work will be provided and your child's teacher will check in/provide office hours as needed. We will continue to use enhanced cleaning procedures and follow TCPS protocols to ensure student and staff safety.
Please be reminded of the importance to keep your child at home if they are not feeling well. Also, it is imperative if your child has a pending Covid test, to NOT send them to school, even if they are feeling better. In addition, please make sure you send a parent or doctor's note if your child is absent for any reason.
Picture Day is September 30th! Picture forms were sent home in student folders with more information. You can send in your child's picture form order/money OR order online at mylifetouch.com. CDES picture ID: EVT3MVTT8
Friday, October 1st is an Early Dismissal day with students dismissing at 12:20 p.m. Parents may reach out to their child's teacher for a conference slot in the PM.
Our PTO is collecting recipes from Chapel students, families, and staff for our first Chapel Cheetah Cookbook. Recipes are due October 1st and can be sent into school to be placed in the PTO mailbox or can be emailed to email@example.com. Homerooms are also collecting items for themed class baskets for our Fall Festival.
Great things continue to happen at CDES! We had a fun 'Start With Hello' Spirit Week, MCAP testing went smoothly in 4th and 5th grades, and students continue to learn, thrive, and show why they are #CDES STRONG! Have a great weekend!
Dr. Kari M. Clow
CDES Picture Day- September 30th!
Sodexo's September Food Feature with Chef Mike at CDES
Don't Forget Fall Carnival Class Basket Items!
Chapel Cheetahs Celebrate 'Start With Hello' Spirit Week!
R.I.S.E Program to Begin 10/4, Volunteers Needed
CDES Parent Advisory Committee
Links to assist parents navigating FROG, as well as HelpDesk contacts for each TCPS school.
How We Recognize Students at CDES for Positive Behavior!
*Work to do their best
Students can also receive small P.A.W.S. daily when they follow school rules. Students then write their name on these P.A.W.S. coupons, which go into their classroom envelope for weekly drawings for the prize cart on Fridays.
Chapel Cheetah Champs!
Here Comes the Bus App -Now Available- Track Your Child's Bus in Real Time!
ALL TCPS STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR THE ENTIRE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!
Additional Snacks at Lunch
Please Be Sure to Complete the Free and Reduced Meals Application- It benefits CDES and TCPS!
Important Upcoming Dates
*9/29- Interims Issued
*9/30- Picture Day!
*10/1- Early Dismissal/Parent Teacher Conferences PM- 12:20 p.m. dismissal
*10/1- PTO Cookbook Recipes Due, Cover Contest Submissions Due
*10/6-Grandparents Club Meeting 6:00 p.m. (You may attend in Media Center or on Zoom)
*10/9- CDES PTO Fall Festival 12-3 p.m.
*10/12- Parent Advisory Committee Meeting 5:00 p.m. (Zoom)
*10/12- PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. (You may attend in Media Center or on Zoom)
*10/25-10/29- Red Ribbon Week
*10/29- CDES Halloween Celebration, Early Dismissal 12:20 p.m.
Research on Child Development
Available Designs- CDES Online Spirit Wear Store!
CDES PTO Updates
Co- Presidents: Bernadette Golt and Taren Knopp
Vice President: Katie Callahan
Treasurer: Julie Callahan
Secretary: Ashley Foster
PTO Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Meetings held in person in the Media Center OR you can attend virtually on Zoom!
*Next PTO Meeting: Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m-
*Please email any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please link your E-Vic Card TODAY! You must renew your membership each year. Thank you!
Support Our PTO- Re-Link or Link Your Harris Teeter E-Vic Card! Must renew this annually!
CDES Grandparents Club Info
President: Mike Butler
Vice President: Carla Callahan
Treasurer: Cindy Doupnik
*Meetings will take place the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Meetings held in person in the Media Center OR you can attend virtually on Zoom!
Next Grandparents Club Meeting: October 6th at 6:00 p.m
Please be sure to print out the Grandparents Club membership form below, complete, and to pay your $5 dues to be a member! We are looking for new members!