October News

from Chesterbrook Academy Elementary @ Oaks

We are in FALL Swing!

The school year is most officially underway....

It's almost hard to believe we have been in school for over a month now! We have successfully gathered together at Back-to-School Night and shared an afternoon of Bingo with our loving Seniors on Grandparents Day. We look forward to a Fire Prevention assembly from our firefighting friends of the BRVF Fire Company, the annual Halloween Parade and infamous Fall Spook-takular!

The Butterfly Garden at CBA Oaks!

Sponsored by PTAC in conjunction with our school, the Butterfly Garden is the amazing creation of our most talented 5th-grade teacher, Mrs. Amanda Vail, and her band of merry 5th graders, now alumni! Thank you, Mrs. Vail and the graduating class of 2015!
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Up and COMING!

October Events
9/30 – Boost-A-Thon ENDS

10/1 – Box Top/Label Collection

10/1 - Fall Spooktakular Basket Collection Begins
10/2 – Dress Down Day

10/6 - Fire Prevention Assemby
10/12 – Columbus Day (School Closed)
10/21 – PTAC FF Basket Wrap & Open Meeting (5-6 pm)

10/29 – Classroom Parties (2.00 pm)
– Halloween Parade (2:45 pm)
10/30 – Fall Fest & Spooktacular (6-8.30 pm)


November Events
11/1 – Box Top/Label Collection (Cont’d)
11/1 – Daylight Savings (Fall Back)
11/6 – Dress Down Day
11/6 – First Marking Period ENDS
11/11 – Veterans Day
11/12 – Report Cards Issued
11/13 – Parent Teacher Conferences (School Closed)
11/18 – PAC Open Meeting (5-6 pm)
11/23 – Boostathon Principal Luncheon - community Charity Delivery
11/25 – Thanksgiving Recess (School Closed 11/25, 26 & 27)



Weekly & Monthly Reminders
Tuesdays & Fridays - Ice Cream Days! Remember to bring a dollar to purchase after lunch.
Wednesdays - Pretzel Day ($0.50)
First of every month - Tuition Due
Drop off time is 8:25 am ~ Pick up time is 3:30 pm

Introducing PTAC: The Parent/Teacher Association of Chesterbrook

From the Desk of PTAC President: Ricardo Rodriguez

Many thanks to all volunteers! We encourage all parents to be engaged at the school even if you are not an officer or homeroom parent. Please join us at monthly PTAC meetings at the school, volunteer for classroom parties, PTAC function setup/cleanup or by simply having fun at the PTAC-sponsored functions!


We have one exciting announcement to start off the 2015-16 School year. The CBA PTAC is now registered as a not-for-profit association allowing for a tax-free exempt status! What does this mean for our contributing families? Your donation is tax-deductible and eligible for company matching!

Welcome to the 2015 Members of PTAC:

Sheena Scott - Vice President

Jeanne Hill - Co-Secretary

Jesus Portugues - Co- Secretary

Andrea Shultz - Co - Homeroom Parent Coordinator

Stacey Quartapella - Co - Homeroom Parent Coordinator

Susan Hirano - Treasurer


Social Planners: Tricia Jones, Ashley Patton

Earth Day Coordinator: Karen Braun

Box Tops & Labels Coordinators: Diane Smith & Kate Green

Art Work Provider: Shannon Scarpato


To all who have volunteered as Homeroom Parents: Thank You! A listing of each Classrooms HR parents can be found in the upcoming directory.

We've gotten to know our Classroom Teachers... and now for those you may not have met....

Sneak Peek into the Haunted Hall Maze at the Spooktakular!

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SAVE THE DATE: Fall SPOOK-TAKULAR

Friday, Oct. 30th 2015 at 6-8:30pm

711 Hollow Road

Phoenixville, PA

The event may not be until Oct. 30, but there’s lots of creative planning behind the scenes to prepare for this most anticipated event. Please consider volunteering by contacting kathleen.mccall@nlcinc.com

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Showing off!!

Our FABULOUS Student Accomplishments....

Is your child involved in an athletic, academic or volunteer organization outside of school? Show case their accomplishments in an upcoming SMORE issue. We also welcome other submissions such as jokes, riddles, artwork photos and poems. Send a photo(s) and brief highlights to kathleen.mccall@nlcinc.com