Chatfield School News

May 31 - June 9, 2022

From the Directors

The Book Fair is in full swing! Please stop by to pick up summer reading! Special thanks to Mrs. Neumann and Mrs. DeLong for their hard work!


Olympics / Tribal Wars is Friday! Please bring your food items that represent your child's country to the gym Friday morning.


The Olympic parade begins at 9:15!


Summer reading books will be coming home next week. Please make sure your child spends time reading this summer. The summer reading book assigned by the future homeroom teacher is very important! It helps to create a sense of unity for all students when they begin the school year because all students have a common text to refer to. In addition, all students should be reading, reading, reading all summer. As Mrs. Dunsmore always says, "Reading is like a sport you only become better by practicing!"


The last day of school is Thursday, June 9. It is a half day of school and students are dismissed at 11:30am.


We wish everyone a safe and happy summer vacation!

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Scholastic BOGO Book Fair May 31-June 6

Our Scholastic Buy 1, Get 1 FREE* Book Fair will connect your kids to fun books and inspiring characters — helping them become lifelong readers while doubling their reading fun! Not only will your child be able to choose from a wonderful selection of titles before summer vacation starts, they'll also get one free book for every book they buy!

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place May 31, June 1, June 2, and June 6.

  • Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or returned.
  • 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:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/chatfieldschool

We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!

Chatfield Olympics and Tribal Wars are Friday, June 3! Please Sign Up to Help!

Please mark your calendar and try to spend the day with us Friday, June 3! We will need lots of volunteers to make the Chatfield Olympics XXV a successful day! We will be back to celebrating our traditional Olympic lunch and the school will provide drinks, hot dogs and chips. Please stay tuned for the sign up to help with games and watch your child's homeroom newsletter for information about treats for the lunch that represent each grades country.

Sign up to help here: SIGN UP!

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Not Returning to Chatfield for 22-23

If your family or a child in your family is considering not returning for the 22-23 school year please let Mrs. Davis know at adavis@chatfieldschool.org. Your notification will help with our enrollment planning. We appreciate you letting us know in advance.

Upcoming Dates

5/31-6/6 Scholastic Book Fair

6/3/2022 Olympics XXV

6/8/2022 Chatfield Pride Day Assembly Grades K-4 9:00am

6/8/2022 Chatfield Evening of Pride Assembly Grades 5-8 6:30pm

6/9/2022 Eighth Grade Breakfast and Farewell

6/9/2022 Last Day of School Dismissal 11:30am

Taco Bell FundRaiser - June 6

June 6, 20% of sales will benefit Chatfield PIE if you present the flier located below at Taco Bell!


PIE supports many of the events at Chatfield including supporting field study costs, supplies, and other activities. Your support means a lot to the success of our school!

Meet Up and Read Up is Different This Year!

On Wednesday from June 29- July 27, students PK- Grade 5 may come for a book, a read aloud and a special activity. There will not be lunch provided this summer. At the same time, students in middle school can participate in the middle school activities provided by the Lapeer District Library and pick up a book.
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PIE Concession Stand at Romeo and Juliet!

This summer the Lapeer Community Theater will present Romeo and Juliet in the Chatfield Amphitheater. PIE will be selling concessions each night of the production. Please help by signing up to usher or to sell concessions for one of the evenings. Everythign will be ready so all you have to do is sell items or help people find a good seat! We would appreciate your support and involvement in this cool event. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094FA5A922A02-shakespeare1

Save the Date, Saturday, September 10, 2022

To celebrate the 25th Birthday of Chatfield School we will host an outdoor concert by the Lapeer Symphony Orchestra for the community on the evening of September 10. We hope you will join us. Other festivities for the afternoon and evening are in the works! Please save the date!

Summer Ecology Camps 2022

Explore one of the most amazing places in the world, your home. Nurture your relationship with the natural world and your community through fun, hands-on activities in the subjects listed below. The instructor is Peter McCreedy, a Lapeer native who loves mountain biking, swimming, and being in the woods. Peter created the Ecology Camp program in 1996 and loves working with students who want to learn about the natural and cultural history of Michigan. Questions can be directed to Peter, pmccreedy@chatfieldschool.org or 810-538-1741. Deadline to register is June 3. Registration is capped at 20. Above 20 will be added to a wait list. Confirmation will be sent via email after June 3.


Wild Edible Plants Aquatic Ecosystems Native American Technology

Wildlife Biology Earthen Ovens Gardening

Fire Building Pioneer America Habitat Restoration

Natural Building Survival Skills Flint River Watershed


Grade entering Date Time Cost Program Hours

k-1st July 12-14 9am-11:30am $50 7.5

FULL 2nd-3rd July 12-14 12pm-4pm $70 12 FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

FULL 4th-5th August 9-11 10am-3pm $85 15 FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

6th-8th * June 28-30 10am-3pm $90 15


(*) The 6th -8th grade adventure program features an offsite canoe trip and bike trip. Bike trip is on the Flint River Trail. Canoe trip is the Flint River. Transportation is the responsibility of participants. Canoes and lifejackets will be provided. Students must have a working bicycle and helmet, or make arrangements to borrow one.


To register for these camps please complete one form per child at: https://forms.gle/VNRY2vLDy4TwbFgt9

Lapeer Youth Art Camp

The Lapeer Youth Art Camp is coming this Summer for students age 10-12. See brochure below.

Stonethrow's Production of Suessical Coming This Summer

A production of Suessical is in the works for students in Grades 7+. See the attached flyers below to learn about this camp experience and production.
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