Cheetah Connection

A PRINCIPAL UPDATE FOR OUR CHANDLER FAMILIES

October 17, 2021

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Cheetah Family,


We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your kiddos! This week was pretty short, but we began the second nine week grading period. Today parents may access their child's first nine weeks grades in Skyward. Directions are below.


Thank you,


Bobbie Allen

Principal

Chandler Elementary

Save the Date!

10/18-10/22 - Fall Book Fair

10/19- Donuts with Dudes- 7-7:30am

10/19 - General PTA Meeting & Cultural Night- 6pm

10/22 - Cheetah Champion Breakfast- 8am

10/25 - Parent Conference Day- No School for Students

10/26-10/29 - Red Ribbon Week

10/28- 1st Grade Field Trip to Arboretum

10/29 - Storybook Character Dress Up Day (see info below)

11/2 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

11/2- Author Visit- Chris Baron

11/3- 2nd Grade Field Trip to STEAM Center

11/3- 4th Grade Symphony Field Trip

11/5- Kindergarten Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch

11/11 - Veteran's Day Program

11/16- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Arboretum

11/17 - Fall Picture Retake Day

11/18 - 1st Grade Thanksgiving Plays

11/18- Kindergarten Thanksgiving Play

11/19 - Early Student Release Day 12:00 p.m.

11/22-11-26 - Thanksgiving Break- No School

12/6-12/10- Penguin Patch Holiday Shop

12/7 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

12/9- 3rd Grade Field Trip to STEAM Center

12/14- Kindergarten Performance

12/16- Winter Class Parties

12/17- Polar Express Day

12/17 - Early Student Release Day 12:00 p.m.

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Report Cards for the First Nine Weeks are Now Available!

We will not be sending home paper copies of report cards.


  • Kinder - 2nd grade: You will be able to view your child's report card at the end of each nine weeks in Skyward under the Portfolio section.
  • 3rd-6th grade parents: You can access your child's Progress Reports, Grades, and Nine Week report cards in Skyward.


See the instructions below!


If you have additional questions about how to access Skyward, feel free to call the school office. If you have questions in regards to your student's progress, please reach out to your child's teacher.

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Ways to Get Involved

  • JOIN PTA!!!
  • Like us on Facebook: @chandlerelementaryPTA
  • Like us on Twitter: @CC_PTA, @cheetahchandler, @ChandlerPrin
  • Volunteer! To volunteer, complete a Criminal History Check online at www.allenisd.org each year.
  • Contact your child's teacher or sign up to volunteer through the Chandler PTA.

PTA Council Citizenship Award Nominations

Do you know an individual who goes above and beyond giving their valued time and effort to support our school to make a difference for our children? Help us celebrate them by completing this nomination form.

https://forms.gle/T88YXSRXeWvQHRPk7

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Chandler Fall Book Fair (October 18th- October 22nd)

It's almost time for the Chandler Fall Book Fair! The kids absolutely LOVE Book Fair week and the excitement that comes with it -- popcorn, fun prizes, and of course, BOOKS!!!


Book Fair volunteers help kids find great books, check kids/parents/teachers out, make popcorn, unpack and replenish books, help with setup and tear down, and have fun with other volunteers.


We need lots of help, so don’t be shy. Please click the link below and sign-up for the slot that works for you!


CLICK HERE: BOOK FAIR SIGN UP


*As a reminder, all school volunteers must complete the Allen ISD Volunteer/Background Application and be cleared. Click on the link below to fill out the application if you have yet to register for the 2021-2022 school year.

Volunteer Application

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Lunch Visitors

  • Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their own children in a designated area.
  • We do have specific days in which we ask for no lunch visitors.

  • We also do not allow parents to join their students for lunch on state testing days.

  • When you arrive for lunch, you will need to sign in with the receptionist and then proceed to the MPR (multi-purpose room)

  • For security purposes and to avoid hurt feelings of other students, only your own children will be allowed to sit with you.

  • You are welcome to bring in an outside meal for your student and/or yourself only.

  • If purchasing a tray, please have your child order your meal at the beginning of the day in order to have enough food prepared.

  • We will have expectations that need to be followed, and at no time will lunch visitors be allowed to go in the cafeteria.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The FCC is providing relief to help families struggling to afford internet services during COVID-19. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband services for qualifying families and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Families can use this link to apply.
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Nurse's Notes

Scoliosis Screenings

In compliance with Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37, all fifth-grade girls will be screened for abnormal spinal curvature. This screening will be scheduled in the next few weeks. More information will be sent home before screenings are performed. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Joseph.

Don’t Forget!

Some of our younger students occasionally have restroom accidents and they need to change clothes. Please remember to send a complete change of clothes (shirt, pants/shorts, underwear and socks) in their backpack for those times, so students can change and quickly get back to class. Thanks for your help!

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Counseling Connection

Red Ribbon Week - October 26-29

We will be celebrating making healthy choices and choosing to stay away from illegal drugs with some theme days! Hope you'll join in the fun!


  • Monday, Oct 25 - No School / Parent Conference Day
  • Tuesday, Oct 26 - "Strike Out Drugs & Win!" - Wear baseball jerseys or shirts, OR any sports team jersey or shirt.
  • Wednesday, Oct 27 - "Scare Away Drugs!" - Wear a Halloween theme shirt.
  • Thursday, Oct 28 - "Chase Your Dreams, Not Drugs!" - Wear school appropriate pajamas & slippers. (Bring shoes for PE & Recess)
  • Friday, Oct 29 - "Let Your CHARACTER Shine Through, Drug Free!" - Storybook Character Dress Up Day


Link to flyer: Red Ribbon Week 2021 Chandler Theme Days


Medication Disposal Day - Saturday, Oct 23

Lowery Freshman Center (368 N. Greenville Avenue)

10:00am-2:00pm


Dispose of unused and expired medications at this DRIVE-THRU event including:

  • Prescription medications
  • Pet medications
  • Over the counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Sharps - needles, syringes, Epi Pens


This event is sponsored by Allen ISD Counseling Department, City of Allen Police Department and Texas Health Allen.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Atencio, Allen ISD Support Counselor @ 972-727-0400 x 6163

Watch DOGS

Dads, Grandpas, Uncles! Would you like to be a Chandler Watch DOG?


Hope to see you soon!

Specials Updates:

Coach's Clipboard


Chandler Cheetah Chasers

Running/Walking Club

It is not too late to join Cheetah Chasers if you are still interesting in walking or running around with your friends after school on Tuesdays from 2:55 – 4:00.


A mile track is set where 8 laps equal a mile. After their first 5 miles, students receive a foot on a chain. Every 5 miles after that they earn an additional foot to add to the chain.


Just click on the link below to sign up for the year.


Click on the link and fill it out completely.

Cheetah Chaser Sign UP

21-day challenge wrapped up on Tuesday!

Hopefully a new habit was formed.

Survey will begin on Tuesday October 26th.

That is final step that we need your help with in order for us to be the top school and earn money to be used for inflatables for Field Day.

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PE NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Holly Jolly Run 5K & Fun Run PE Fundraiser

The race will be held live on Saturday, December 4 with the Fun Run starting at 3:30PM and the 5K at 4:00PM.


The race will be held in conjunction with our Holly Jolly Celebration which includes our annual tree lighting.


At the event, you can grab some great food from one of the food trucks, an adult beverage from Scrooge’s tavern, enjoy some arts & crafts, and visit our numerous partners!

  • The 1-Mile Fun Run race route will start at 3:30PM in front of Rodenbaugh’s Appliances Outlet and finish on St. Mary Drive near the roundabout.
  • The 5K race route will start at 4:00PM in front of Rodenbaugh’s Appliances Outlet. Runners will head east on Main Street, north on Cedar Drive, east on Allen Station Drive, north on Rivercrest Boulevard, west on Exchange Parkway, south on Cedar Drive, west on St. Mary Drive, head around the roundabout, and finish on St. Mary Drive.
  • The Fun Run runners will receive a Red short-sleeve shirt and the Holly Jolly 5K runners will receive an Irish Green long-sleeve shirt.


Look for forms in Thursday Folders!

PE will receive $5 back for each person signed up and get to throw a plate of whip cream at Coach B. and Mrs. Wolford.

PLUS, there is a trophy for highest percentage signed up-

which we won last year!


GET SCHOOL CREDIT:


Registration Form: Submit form and payment to PE Teachers by October 29th to receive school credit that will be used for FIELD DAY INFLATABLES. All participants who register with the form, your PE teacher will distribute race shirts and bib numbers to you at school.


Online Registration: You can also register online by Sunday 11/4 to receive school credit. If you register online, you must pick up your shirt and bib number yourself at the Allen Parks and Recreation Administrative Building; it will not be delivered to your school.

Notes From Music


Honor Choir:

  • It’s not too late to sign up to audition for Honor Choir! I would love to have more 5th and 6th grade students participate this year! Please ask Mrs. Hall for another copy.

  • If you already have signed up to audition for Honor Choir, we have two after school rehearsals left on Tuesday, Oct. 19th and 26th.


4th Grade:

  • The 4th grade symphony field trip is less than 3 weeks away, November 3rd!
  • The “Dance Around the World” 4th grade program is November 16th at 7pm!
  • Please be on the look out for reminders for the Symphony field trip as well as the 4th grade program.


5th Grade:

  • The letter about the 5th grade field trip to the Musical will go home on November 1st.
Library News

  • Learn more about participating in our Storybook Pumpkin Fun here.
  • We are excited to host author Chris Barton on November 2nd. Thank you to our generous PTA for sponsoring this event for our students. If you have any books by Chris Barton, your student can bring them to the library on or before November 1st for him to autograph on the 2nd. Please stick a paper to the front cover with the following information: Student’s first and last name, homeroom teacher, and name(s) of who the book is being signed for. A complete list of his books can be found here: https://chrisbarton.info/books.html
  • Check out the Allen Public Library’s October calendar
  • Would you like to dedicate a library book to your child on their birthday? Learn more about our Birthday Bears & Books Program here: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/2701 Please note that payment is only accepted on SchoolPay this year.
  • If you are interested in volunteering the Chandler Library this school year please email Mrs. Rios at Carrie.Rios@allenisd.org for more information.

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Amazing ART

Students have the opportunity to enter art contests throughout the year. Currently there are two open contests. The Keep Allen Beautiful Recycled Art contest and a Greeting card contest are open to all Allen ISD students. Details for both can be found on the Chandler art faculty website or through the QR code below.

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Health and Safety Measures: 2021-2022 School Year

Please review the health and safety measures for the 2021-2022 school year

We appreciate your continued support and partnership as we navigate the 2021-2022 school year together. Go Cheetahs!


Thank you,

Bobbie Allen

Principal

Chandler Elementary