Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark
Weekly Newsletter for Chartwell Families
January 26, 2023
What's In This Newsletter
If you missed previous issues of the Bulldog Bark, you can find the archives here.
Wednesday, February 1 - Chartwell Family Network Meeting - 8:30 am, McMahan Hall
Thursday, February 2 - Planning for Life after Chartwell High School with Alyse LeValley, 5:30 pm (VIA ZOOM); all high school and interested middle school families invited to join
Financial Aid application portal open; deadline for current families to complete the application is March 3
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Lower School Field Trip (Ford, Phillips and Rhoads) Rescheduled to April 18
- Please Keep Personal Items at Home
- Project Period Field Experience Rescheduled for February 27
- 11th Grade One-on-One Meetings with Ms. LeValley Taking Place
- Basketball - See Team Snap
- January and February Chartwell Team Birthdays
ALL SCHOOL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Financial Aid Application Open: Closes March 3
The financial aid application for the 2023-2024 school year opened on Monday, January 2, 2023. The deadline to complete the application for current Chartwell families is March 3, 2023.
Here is a direct link to our online application: https://sssandtadsfa.force.com/familyportal/FamilyLogin?startURL=%2Ffamilyportal
If you have any questions or need assistance navigating through the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Danielle Patterson at email@example.com.
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
The 2nd Annual Bulldog Wrestling Academy Begins this Month!
The 2nd Annual Bulldog Wrestling Academy (BWA) will kick off on Wednesday, February 22 and will run after school every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm.
This is a four-week program that focuses heavily on fun, self-regulation, and the development of each student wrestler's self-esteem and confidence levels. We will not be competing against other schools, and practice sessions are strictly voluntary.
The BWA is open to all students in the Lower School and Upper Lower School only.
Coach Reggie will be distributing sign-up sheets to each LS/ULS homeroom by the end of this week. For further info, please email Coach Reggie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper Lower School Intramural Basketball
Intramural basketball begins on Tuesday, January 31 from 12:30-12:50 pm. The schedule going forward is as follows:
February 1 - Scrimmage
February 2 - Scrimmage
February 14 - Scrimmage
February 15 - Scrimmage
February 28-March 2- Playoffs and Championship
Email Coach P or Coach Regan if your student is interested in participating.
Middle School Basketball - Just Two Games Left in the Season!
AWAY: Thursday, January 26 @ Bay View Academy 3:45 pm
HOME: Tuesday, January 31 @ Chartwell vs Trinity 3:30 pm
Please Keep Personal Items at Home
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Project Period Field Experience Rescheduled for February 27
For this experience, the high school will leave campus for the full day. Please ensure students are on time as we are departing shortly after drop-off. As part of our “Corporations” project period, students will engage in an off-campus field experience to visit the Apple Campus. We will be traveling by bus.
- All students will be going to Apple Campus.
- We are aiming to be back on campus between 3:15-4:00 pm (traffic is unpredictable).
- Lunch is included for all students.
- Students should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Students can bring snacks for the bus rides if they choose.
- Students who take medications during the school day will be responsible for bringing and managing their own medications. For those students who typically get their midday medication from Roz, we will bring and administer those medications.
If you know your student cannot attend this event, please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
High School Clubs
The Climbing Club begins on Friday, February 3. The time is yet to be determined.
Surf Club begins in Mid-February. Signups will begin on Monday, January 30.
11th Grade Students Started Meetings This Week
High School Track & Field
January & February Faculty & Staff Birthdays
Anthony Garcia - January 8
Kristen Bogue - January 13
Stacy Meheen - January 17
Jack Riley - January 18
Amanda King -January 19
Tayler Rutter - January 21
Jesse Vickers - January 21
Talmon Owens - January 23
Rory Patterson - January 29
Sandra Varajic - February 3
Emily Garber - February 5
John Langrill - February 5
Alex Kopelevich - February 11
Patti Kirshner - February 14
Roz Harris - February 17
Nicole Buice - February 18
Nancy Da Silva - February 21
Marshall Harvey - February 23
Dyslexic Design Thinking: When Neurodivergence and Creativity Meet
Hosted by Reel
Wed, Feb 1, 7pm-8:30 pm PST
Dyslexia affects as many as 1 in 5 people. Most people view it exclusively as a challenge with reading and writing - what they don’t realize is that dyslexic brains have many gifts and strengths! Join us to hear about Dyslexic Design Thinking, as Gil Gershoni shares how dyslexia offers a heightened advantage, what he calls his “hyper-ability.”
Learn how parents and educators can find the hyper-ability in their child’s differences and foster these unique strengths to boost self-esteem, school/career pathways, and finding their place in the world. In the words of our speaker, we’ll talk about how we can “suspend the limiting connotations of a learning disability, so that neurodivergent people can recognize the liberating truth in front of their faces: that each human mind contains the potential for a hyper-ability just waiting to be discovered.”
How to Read an IEP
How to Read an IEP
Hosted by Decoding Dyslexia California
Saturday, January 28
10:00 am - 12:30 p.m. (PST)
Free Virtual Event offered in English and Spanish
Must Pre-Register via EventBrite (see links below)
How to Read an IEP
The expert panel of special education attorneys and advocates will be answering audience questions after the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) presentation on “How to Read an IEP”. This event will be informative to families/caregivers and educators with a special emphasis on dyslexia.
If you have questions for us, please contact one of the following Chartwell Team Members:
Head of School, Danielle Patterson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Teaching and Learning, Jodi Amaditz: email@example.com
Assistant Director of Lower School, Katherine Kanaski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Middle School, Karla Bell: email@example.com
Assistant Director of the High School, Amanda Zonghi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of STEAM and EdTech, Sandra Varajic: email@example.com
Director of Student Support: Billy Swift firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Campus Management and Safety, John Langrill: email@example.com
Director of Advancement and Communications, Elena Mueller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Human Development and Wellness, Batya Fields: email@example.com
Director of Athletics: Rory Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Office: Katia Stornetta email@example.com
Technical Support: firstname.lastname@example.org