Cheltenham Elementary School

DOLPHIN TIMES- February 15-19

Donuts with Someone Special

There was a great turnout for our 2016 Donuts with Someone Special Day on February 4th. Students had some quality time with their "special someone." We would like to thank the Cheltenham PTO for sponsoring this event. We are already thinking about how to make the event even more special next year.

Room 15 Performs "It's Too Noisy!"

It’s Too Noisy


This is a first grade music project that explored the sounds of a busy house.

When the farmer was challenged by the noise he went to the wise man and was told to bring animals in the house. This is an example of an accumulative story, layering sounds as the story evolves. The concept for this music lesson was to explore sound and silence, the beginning of beat and rest, Music and silence, two very important components and concepts which first graders explore through the developmental process of music.


Room 15 shared their performance of the story with their families on February 4 in Music room 2 where the room was set up as a stage. The scene was in the inside of the house and the animals entered throughout the story as the farmer went to the wise man.


We would like to thank Mrs. Przybylowski and Ms. Brown for their support in sharing this fun and educational story with their students and families.


Support our Food Drive!

Our annual food drive for the Berachah Church Food Pantry is currently in full swing, and it will continue until the end of May 2016. Last year we collected over 1,000 food items. The clients being served by the pantry keeps growing. However, funding and food items are static. With your help, dedication, and enthusiasm we can match or surpass the amount of food items collected last year. This is a great opportunity to give back to our community. It is also a time for us to give thanks for our blessings and share with those who truly need our help. Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity. CES is a community that cares.

Kindergarten Registration dates for the 2016-17 school year

2016-2017 School Year Kindergarten Registration & Readiness Screening


Cheltenham School District 2016-17 School Year Kindergarten registration and screening will take place at our elementary buildings according to the following schedule:


Monday-Friday, May 2-6, 2016, 9-11 am and 1-3 pm, at Cheltenham Elementary

7853 Front Street, Cheltenham PA 19012


Monday-Friday, May 9-13, 2016, 9-11 am and 1-3 pm, at Glenside Elementary

400 Harrison Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038


Monday-Friday, May 16-20, 2016, 9-11 am and 1-3 pm, at Myers Elementary

7609 Montgomery Avenue, Elkins Park, PA 19027


Monday-Friday, May 23-27, 2016, 9-11 am and 1-3 pm, at Wyncote Elementary

333 Rices Mill Road, Wyncote, PA 19095

Please call 215-881-6312 to leave a message for a registration appointment.


For further details and information regarding registration requirements and to download a registration packet, visit www.cheltenham.org (Student Registration).

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is the help offered to a young person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder, or mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate help is received or until the crisis resolves.

The objectives of the training are as follows:

  1. To understand the prevalence of various mental health disorders impacting youth and the need to reduce stigma in communities.
  2. To recognize the warning signs of mental health problems that may impact youth, primarily those aged 12-18.
  3. To understand the risk and protective factors that can impact a youth’s mental health and resiliency.
  4. To apply a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation; to select and implement appropriate interventions; and to help the youth in crisis connect with appropriate, evidence-based treatment and supports.
  5. To identify and access the community resources available to support youth and their families.

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, March 5, 2016

SNOW DATE: Saturday, March 12, 2016

8 AM - 4 PM

Cheltenham School District Administration Building

2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park PA

Presented by: Ms. Jane Donohue, Elkins Park School Counselor Dr. Nicole S. Warren, Cheltenham High School Psychologist

Breakfast and Lunch will be served! Space is limited to 30 participants. Please RSVP by February 25, 2016 to Ms. Kate Shevlin at kshevlin@cheltenham.org or at 215-881-6330.

Want to help fund a teacher project? Check out Mr. Hovis' garden project

Gardening with a "Taste Test"


This project will help students explore hydroponic gardening. We are excited to learn about plants and how things grow with just water!


Click below for more information:

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/gardening-with-a-taste-test/1866634/?rf=email-system-2016-01-proposal_approve-teacher_2226521&challengeid=370220&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=proposal_approve&utm_swu=4258