Cheetah Chatter Parent Update
Chapel District Elementary School October 1st-8th
Early Dismissal 10/1, Picture Day Will Be Rescheduled. Fall Festival 10/9
Hello, Chapel Families!
A reminder that today is an Early Dismissal with a 12:20 p.m. dismissal time. Previously scheduled parent/teacher conferences will take place in the PM. Our original 9/30 Picture Day was postponed by LifeTouch due to an issue with quarantined photographers. We are waiting to hear from the company when our Picture Day will be rescheduled. As soon as LifeTouch provides a date, this will be communicated with families.
Mark your calendars for our PTO's Fall Festival on Saturday 10/9 from 12-3 p.m.! Our PTO has been working hard to plan this family-friendly event. There will be a silent auction, cake wheel, games, food, crafts, inflatables, and more. Our Grandparents Club is seeking cake and baked good donations for the cake wheel, so please consider helping. We hope to see you there!
Today is the last day our PTO is collecting recipes for our first Chapel Cheetah Cookbook. Recipes can be emailed to email@example.com. Homerooms are also collecting items for themed class baskets for our Fall Festival.
We will continue to keep you informed of Covid updates. Please see the TCPS chart and link that shows Covid cases and quarantined students by TCPS school below.
Basically if children show any signs of illness there are three options:
1) Stay home for 10 days, may return with no fever for 24 hours and resolution of symptoms
2) Get tested, return with proof of negative PCR test result and resolution of symptoms
3) See a doctor and get a differential diagnosis/note and have no fever for 24 hours and resolution of symptoms
For future reference, if your child is deemed a close contact, you will receive a text message and email from the school, as well as a quarantine letter from the Talbot County Health Department that outlines the dates of your child's quarantine, information about Covid testing, and a return to school date. You may reach out to our school nurse, Christa Johns, with any questions you may have (firstname.lastname@example.org). If your child has to quarantine, work will be provided and your child's teacher will check in/provide office hours as needed. We will continue to use enhanced cleaning procedures and follow TCPS protocols to ensure student and staff safety.
We have noticed huge gains in our students this past month and look forward to watching our Chapel Cheetahs progress even further. We are headed into October #CDES STRONG!
Dr. Kari M. Clow
Class Baskets Auction at Fall Festival- See Themed Baskets Below!
Student Illness/Covid Info
Chapel Cheetah Learning In Progress!
R.I.S.E Program to Begin in October, Volunteers Needed
Links to assist parents navigating FROG, as well as HelpDesk contacts for each TCPS school.
How We Recognize Students at CDES for Positive Behavior!
*Work to do their best
Students can also receive small P.A.W.S. daily when they follow school rules. Students then write their name on these P.A.W.S. coupons, which go into their classroom envelope for weekly drawings for the prize cart on Fridays.
Chapel Cheetah Champs!
Here Comes the Bus App -Now Available- Track Your Child's Bus in Real Time!
ALL TCPS STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR THE ENTIRE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!
Additional Snacks at Lunch
Please Be Sure to Complete the Free and Reduced Meals Application- It benefits CDES and TCPS!
Important Upcoming Dates
*10/1- Early Dismissal/Parent Teacher Conferences PM- 12:20 p.m. dismissal
*10/1- PTO Cookbook Recipes Due, Cover Contest Submissions Due
*10/6-Grandparents Club Meeting 6:00 p.m. (You may attend in Media Center or on Zoom)
*10/9- CDES PTO Fall Festival 12-3 p.m.
*10/12- Parent Advisory Committee Meeting 5:00 p.m. (Zoom)
*10/12- PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. (You may attend in Media Center or on Zoom)
*10/25-10/29- Red Ribbon Week
*10/29- CDES Halloween Celebration, Early Dismissal 12:20 p.m.
*11/3- Grandparents Club Meeting 6:00 p.m. (You may attend in Media Center or on Zoom)
*11/3-11/10- CDES Book Fair in Media Center
*11/5- Quarter 1 Report Cards Issued
*11/9- Parent Advisory Committee Meeting 5:00 p.m. (Zoom)
*11/9- PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. (You may attend in Media Center or on Zoom)
*11/10- Parents Day, Veterans Day Program, Early Dismissal (12:20 p.m.)
*11/11- Veterans Day, No School for Students/Teacher Inservice Day
*11/12- NO SCHOOL- TCPS Closed (Waterfowl Festival Weekend)
*11/19- TCPS Education Foundation Mission Possible Event 5-8 p.m. (Tickets must be purchased)
*11/24-11/28- Thanksgiving Break, NO School
*11/29- 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Begins
*12/1- Grandparents Club Meeting 6:00 p.m. (You may attend in Media Center or on Zoom)
*12/4- PTO Breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m.
*12/9- Tentative CDES Winter Concert
*12/14- Parent Advisory Committee Meeting 5:00 p.m. (Zoom)
*12/14- PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. (You may attend in Media Center or on Zoom)
*12/16- Quarter 2 Interim Ends
*12/17- 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Ends
*12/22- Quarter 2 Interims Issued, Early Dismissal 12:20 p.m. dismissal
*12/23-1/2- TCPS Winter Break
Research on Child Development
Available Designs- CDES Online Spirit Wear Store!
CDES PTO Updates
Co- Presidents: Bernadette Golt and Taren Knopp
Vice President: Katie Callahan
Treasurer: Julie Callahan
Secretary: Ashley Foster
PTO Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Meetings held in person in the Media Center OR you can attend virtually on Zoom!
*Next PTO Meeting: Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m-
*Please email any questions or comments to email@example.com
Please link your E-Vic Card TODAY! You must renew your membership each year. Thank you!
Support Our PTO- Re-Link or Link Your Harris Teeter E-Vic Card! Must renew this annually!
CDES Grandparents Club Info
President: Mike Butler
Vice President: Carla Callahan
Treasurer: Cindy Doupnik
*Meetings will take place the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Meetings held in person in the Media Center OR you can attend virtually on Zoom!
Next Grandparents Club Meeting: October 6th at 6:00 p.m
Please be sure to print out the Grandparents Club membership form below, complete, and to pay your $5 dues to be a member! We are looking for new members!