Chatham Elementary Scoop

Monomoy Regional School District

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September 16, 2016: 2016-2017 Edition #3

Spotting SHARKS!






Successful Students!

4th Grade Band Instrument Rental Night

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6-8pm

425 Crowell Road

Chatham, MA

Instruments will be on display and our new band director, Mr. Ressler, will be on hand to answer any questions.

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 3:30pm

147 Depot Road

Chatham, MA

This event will be held in the cafeteria.
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Important Dates

September 22:

  • School Committee (6:30pm-MRHS)

September 27:

  • Curriculum Night (5:30-8:15pm)-more information below

September 28:

  • Early Release Wednesday (dismissal at 2:45pm)

September 29:

  • Playground and Beautification Meeting (8am)

October 6:

  • School Committee (6:30pm-MRHS)

October 10:

  • No School-Columbus Day

October 12:

  • Early Release Wednesday (dismissal at 2:45pm)

October 13:

  • School Committee (6:30pm-MRHS)

October 25 and 27:

  • Parent/Guardian Conference (dismissal for students both days 12:30pm)

**PTO meetings will be the third Tuesday of the month. Stay tuned for times and exact dates.

Positive Behavior Expectations

Our Summer Learning closing ceremonies was a wonderful community event. Held last Wednesday, we were joined by Eldredge Public Library's Youth Services Librarian, Mrs. DePasquale, who returned our summer reading torch. Students that participated in setting their own levels of summer learning goals received bronze, silver, gold and Monomoy medal certificates.

Looking back, and moving forward was the theme of the event. Students reflected on and were recognized for their individual, summer achievements. Then they moved forward to thinking about their learning goals for this school year. All students were given the "Monomoy Ring" to symbolize, as does the Olympic rings, the effort and determination that it will take to reach their individual goals. Similar to athletes, learning goals are only achievable to students who are willing to take educational risks, to struggle, even perhaps fail, yet persevere despite the challenges. The students also learned that the "Monomoy Ring" should represent the community that circles around them to support them when they have these struggles, and that this community-parents, families, friends, educators, and the community at large-will also celebrate with them and encourage them to stretch for even higher goals when they experience each step of learning success.

See video snipets of event by clicking here:

Community Event-Return Torch Returns and Summer Highlights-Thank you Georgia and Ms. Depasquale

Community Event-Star Spangled Banner-Thank you Jillian and Ms. Ahern; Just like at the Olympics the community shares.

Community Event-Recognition

Community Event-CES SHARK Song-Thank you to PBIS team and Ms. Malinowski for leading us in our song!

Expectations Set in Classrooms

Part of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) system is for students and communities to come together to set their own expectations. Here are just a few examples of classrooms from around CES:

Curriculum Night

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 5:30-8pm

Chatham Elementary School

5:30-6:15 Grades preK-2 Classroom Presentations (homeroom classrooms)

6:15-6:30 All Community Presentation: Schoolwide Improvement Plan (All Community members welcome: Gymnasium)

6:30-7:00 Unified Arts Classroom Visits (Library, Computer Lab, Music/Spanish Room, Art Room, Gymnasium, Counseling Offices, Specialist classrooms, and Nurse) along with Community Partnerships in the Cafeteria

7:00-7:45 Grades 3-4 Classroom Presentation (homeroom classrooms)

Babysitting will be provided by the MRHS National Honor Society. Stay tuned to a notice with more information.

If you improve a little bit, in one area each day, imagine where you would be in 1, 3 and even 10 years. That time is going to pass anyway. So we might as well fill it with amazing progress and surprise ourselves with a beautiful future.

-Abraham Lincoln

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