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Chatfield School Newsletter: August 29 - September 11

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Can you help? Volunteer to Help out with the September 10 Dinner

Please click below to sign up to help out with the dinner.

September 10 - Dinner RSVP

If you will be joining us for the pulled pork dinner on Saturday, September 10, between 5pm and 6:30pm. Please RSVP. Meals are $10 per person.


The meal will include:

Pulled Pork Sandwich with choice of BBQ sauce,

Mac and Cheese

Cole slaw

and a scoop of home made ice cream.

Lemonade or water

By completing the RSVP you are helping us to know how many meals we should prepare to serve!

Curriculum Evenings - Don't Miss it! - Be Sure to Attend!

Curriculum Evenings are important because each grade will provide parents with an overview of the curricular plans for the year including topics of study, literature, and resources. It is important for parents to have knowledge of the plans for the school year and special events that are being planned. Parents can also meet the teacher and see the classrooms. Students are not expected to attend these presentations, but are welcome. If a parent has two children at different grade levels on the same evening, we recommend that you attend the 6:30 presentation of the oldest child and then stop in and visit the younger child's teacher later.

Kindergarten: Music Room, Wednesday, Aug 31 6:30pm

1st Grade: Commons, Wednesday, Aug 31 6:30pm

2nd Grade: Library, Wednesday, Aug 31 6:30pm

3rd Grade: Music Room, Sept 8 6:30pm

4th Grade: Library, Sept 8 6:30pm

5th Grade: Commons, Sept. 8 6:30pm

6th Grade: Music Room Tuesday, Sept 6 6:30pm

7th Grade: Library Tuesday, Sept 6 6:30pm

8th Grade: Commons Tuesday, Sept 6 6:30pm

Please feel free to contact your child's homeroom teacher, Mr. Kraly, or Mr. Young if you have any questions.

Picture Day Thursday, September1

Picture Day is Thursday, September 1. Parents may complete the order form envelope that was sent home last week. If you do not complete the envelope, students will still have their picture taken and you can order pictures later directly from Geskus.

Bike Club - A Fall Season Adventure League held every Monday

The first Bike Club of the season is Monday September 12th from 3:45-4:45pm. Bike club is free and open to any student grades 3-8. Parents and non-Chatfield students are welcome. Students 2nd grade and younger are welcome if a parent rides with them. We will do most of our riding on the new Oakdale trail system, 9.5 miles of singletrack with no road crossings. This multi-use, natural surface trail offers some amazing terrain for us to enjoy. Bikes brought in before school can be put on the bike rack near the gym or parked out by the Willows. Helmets are mandatory and we do have loaners. Bike club will last approximately 8 weeks. Contact Peter McCreedy at with questions.

Weekly participation is not mandatory, but in order to participate you must have completed the registration. Register LINK

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The Talent Show is Coming!

Please find the informational flyer about the upcoming Chatfield Talent Show! We hope your child will be involved!

PIE Meeting - You are Invited

Please join us for the first Partners in Education meeting to be held on Monday, September 12 at 4pm in the Commons. We hope you are able to attend. PIE is an important part of the Chatfield parntership. PIE provides funding for special projects in the school and provides fun activities for the students. Again, please join us for the first meeting of the school year!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held the last week in September this fall. Please stay tuned for details about signing up for conferences. If you wish to have a meeting or discussion with your child's teacher(s) please do not wait for parent-teacher conferences. Parents may schedule a conference with teachers at any time during the school year.

Parking Lot Reminder - Safety First

Please go SLOW in the parking lots. We know everyone would like to hurry, but we must always be thinking about being very safe and aware of how people are moving in the parking lots. Please go SLOW!

Please use the drop off lines for quick drop offs. If you need to get out of your car to help your child get his or her things, or to hug good bye, please park in a parking space. Do not stay in the drop off line.

Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Kress, Counselor

Mrs. Kress is our school counselor. She is here to support students and parents so that students can experience great success in school. She is available for students throughout the day, meeting one on one and in small groups. Mrs. Kress also works with homeroom groups supporting Chatfield's character and social/emotional learning program. She is happy to meet with parents by appointment. If you or your child wish to see Mrs. Kress, please feel free to contact her directly via phone or email.

2022-23 Student Handbook

The 2022-23 Chatfield Student Handbook is ready to read. It is full of important information regarding the school year and important policies and expectations. LINK

Happy Labor Day!

As a reminder there is not school on Friday, September 2 or Monday, September 5. Have an enjoyable weekend!
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The Chatfield School, a tuition-free, public school academy nestled in the heart of Lapeer, offers the best educational opportunities for students in grades K-8.