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April 29, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week May 2nd-6th

Teacher Appreciation week is next week! Manila envelopes were sent home two weeks ago with information regarding Teacher Appreciation Week. Please look over the materials to find out the fun we have planned for the week and how you can help. Contact Kathy Kokkinos at with any questions.
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4th Quarter Sharing Conferences

Please click the links below to sign up for 4th Quarter Sharing Conferences. Each teacher will be including their link in their classroom newsletters today as well.

Jump Rope for Heart

Next week is the last week to raise funds for Jump Rope For Heart. We are still $1500 short of our goal.

Begin raising funds for a lifesaving cause by following the instructions below:

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click on Join Team.
  3. Follow the on-screen directions to log in.
  4. Click on Send Emails. Choose “Please Support Me” from drop down email template box.
  5. Enter email addresses and send out emails.

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. You will be making a lifesaving difference in so many lives and teaching your children the importance of giving back!

Specialty Shoutouts - Citizenship

The Spanish shout out this week goes to a second grade student. His behavior in class yesterday was exemplary. He came in ready to learn, he did his best in every activity and he was responsible for his own behavior. These are all characteristics of a good citizen. Congratulations Miles!

The specialty shout out for art class goes to Jaylen in Mrs. Plass' class. Jaylen displays good citizenship in art class by the way he interacts with others. He comes in quietly, finds his seat and listens for directions. Jaylen is a good participant in discussions, always offering an idea that demonstrates thought and connection to the subject. In addition he is a good friend and help to his classmates when needed. Thanks for being such a great citizen in the art room Jaylen!

The specialty shout out for music class goes to Hollis in Ms. Lescher's class. Hollis displays citizenship every week during music class. Hollis helps out our class by always following directions, helping with dance moves and doing her very best during vocal rehearals. Hollis leads by example and influences others to try their best in music class. Great job Hollis!

The specialty shout for Technology class goes to Samyukta in Mrs. McCutcheon's Second Grade class. In our most recent Technology class I noticed Samyu helping others who struggled with formatting skills like text wrapping. Anytime Samyu has a question she follows the proper procedures like raising her hand and waiting to speak until I have done helping other students. Following rules, helping others, and being respectful are all great citizenship qualities. Thank you Samyu for being a wonderful role model and fellow classmate to your peers. We should all feel lucky to have you in our school community!

The specialty shout out for P.E. goes to Dennis in 2nd grade! Dennis demonstrated care and concern in aftercare and humbly helped pick up other student's garbage at his table. He did this without asking. Dennis makes a conscious effort to help and show care/concern for his environment, the interactions with students, and is always trying to do the right thing at school. Way to go Dennis! You are an awesome human being and citizen!

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Field Day T-Shirts - LAST WEEKEND TO ORDER!!!

Forms went home to place your order for this year's Field Day T-Shirts. All orders must be placed by May 1st in order for us to receive them in time for Field Day. Parents are also welcome to orders shirts for themselves. Each class was assigned a color and we are looking forward to having a rainbow of students for field day. Proceeds go to CAPA's playground and library projects to improve our school!
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Lion King Reminders

Performance Date: Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Performance Time: 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Call Time on May 12th: All lead characters and ushers/greeters should report in costume with hair done to the church gym at 5:00 p.m. All other students should arrive at 5:30p.m., in costume with hair done, ready in the lobby to be sent to their teachers in their holding room.

Location: Community Christian Church (Yellow Box Church) 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540

This building is located across the street from Walgreens, which is on the corner of Rickert Rd. and Emerson Dr.

Tickets: Presale tickets are $10 per adult, and $8 per child ages 2-12. CAES Students do not need tickets! They are all in the show! If you are still in need of tickets, please send the attached ticket order form into school w/your child our turn it in @ the front desk. Checks should be made payable to CAES. Any unsold tickets will be sold at the door.

Costumes: Your family is responsible for locating and purchasing your child's under-costume garments. The $5 from each student will cover the cost of fabric and or tops. Costumes are due Monday, May 2nd, 2016. Each part should be labeled, bagged, and sent to school to be kept in the music room till after the performance. Named characters will have pictures taken on Thursday, May 7th. Full cast pictures will be taken Tuesday May, 10th! Please contact me with any costume questions.

Break A Leg Gram: If you wish to include well-wishes to your child, you may fill out the attached form and send a check for $5 made payable to CAES no later than Monday, May 2nd.

Rehearsal Schedule: We will increase the amount of time spent in after school rehearsals on Wednesday May 4th and May 9th to 5:00 p.m. and invite ANY child who wishes to participate.

Dress Rehearsal: We will hold the all-school dress rehearsal Tuesday, May 10th, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This is a costumed dress rehearsal! Please label your child's costume so that they do not get sent home with another student.

We cannot wait to show you how hard we all have been working on this show! Thank you all for your continued support!

Family Fundraiser Night - Culvers

A huge thank you to all of you that came out to support Chesterbrook at Culvers this past Wednesday!

CAPA Corner

CAPA is looking for:

- A Landscape Architect willing to donate their time to help construct a drawing plan for the playground

- Donated dirt (or a place that they can purchase it at a reduced rate)

As of June 1st, 2016, the one year CAPA officer terms will expire. CAPA will be conducting an election meeting for new officers in May. The following officer positions are up for election: President, Treasurer and Secretary. We will also have one Board of Director position to fill for the remaining 1 year, of the 2 year term. If you are interested in running for one of the open positions, please contact Kathy Kokkinos at 630-975-7334 or

CAPA is selling Chesterbrook Academy baseball caps for $15 each! Please stop by the foyer to pick up a Spirit Wear Order Form if you are interested!!

School Support Team

Dear Chesterbrook Elementary Families,

As I transition out on maternity leave our priority remains the children who attend Chesterbrook Elementary. During my leave we have established many layers of support for the school.

Mrs. Hasson will continue her work as the Assistant to the Principal, overseeing the daily operations of the school. She will be assisted by Mrs. Navarro, who will become a familiar face at the front desk. Our Executive Director, Mrs. Tina Hubbard, will be supporting the school both on and off-site. Mrs. Hubbard has established a schedule of two on-site visits each month to be available to staff, students and families.

The teachers in grades K-5 formed Leadership Teams this year and will continue to work together with additional support from the NLCI Education Department. Rosemary Cataldi is one of our Education Managers who will visit the school once in April and once in May making herself available to meet with teachers, students and parents ensuring education quality and consistency.

In addition to on-site Administrative, Operations and Education support we are adding two more layers to include enrollment and financial assistance. Mr. Mike Williams, Principal at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in Raleigh, NC, will be on site every Wednesday and Thursday beginning April 20th to support the school’s enrollment needs, including but not limited to giving tours, scheduling discovery days and following up with families who have not yet registered. Mr. Jon Bechtel will visit the school on the fourth week of each month to answer any billing or financial questions.

Contact information for each of the support team members is provided below. Please see the Support Schedule on the reverse side for more detailed information regarding school visits. Of course, Mrs. Hasson and Mrs. Navarro will be at the school each day to answer questions as needed.

We are all committed to working together to make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your children. We value your presence and partnership in our school community, and I look forward to seeing you all in the fall!

Mrs. Kleifges

Clubs May 2-6

Monday 5/2 - Kickball, SHA (lunch)

Tuesday 5/3 - Student Council (8am), Chess, Cartooning, Girls Soccer

Wednesday 5/4 - Choir, Tutoring, Karate

Thursday 5/5 - Bell Choir, Boys Soccer, Coding

Friday 5/6 - Guitar, Cooking

Upcoming Dates


M 2 - F 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Tu 3 - Kinder Field Trip to Brighton Car Wash

Tu 3 - Student Council Meeting 8am

W 4 - Kinder & 3rd Field Trip to Hummer Park

F 6 - Jump Rope for Heart

F 6 - Out of Uniform Student Choice

Tu 10 - Lion King Dress Rehearsal (during school hours)

Th 12 - Lion King Jr. 6pm @ Yellow Box Church

F 13 - Out of Uniform Spirit Wear

F 13 - 2nd Grade FT to Shedd, 4th/5th Grade FT to Art Institute

Tu 17 - Music Concert (Choir, Bell Choirs, Guitar Ensemble, Lessons) 6pm

Th 19 - 1st Grade FT to Kline Creek Farm

F 20 - Out of Uniform Student Choice

F 20 - Noon Dismissal, Sharing Conferences

F 20 - Jump Rope for Heart

Tu 24 - 1st Grade FT to Willowbrook Wildlife

W 25 - Field Day & Family Feud (wear Field Day shirt!)

Th 26 - STEM Event

F 27 - Field Day Rain Date

F 27 - Out of Uniform Spirit Wear

M 30 - Memorial Day - No School

T 31 - Awards Ceremony


W 1 - Last Day of School (noon dismissal)

M 6 - First Day of Summer Camp

Monthly School Calendar

For the most up-to-date school information (including club dates), please check out our online calendar.

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