Chatfield School News

October 11-25, 2021

You are Invited

Please mark your calendar to attend these special parent connection engagements with Social and Emotional Coaches John Ball and Lisa Goyette of Celebration Hope! This program is designed to support parents/guardians with useful information to manage stress, improve well-being and improve relationships. This would be beneficial for all parents. The first seminar is Monday, October 18 at 6:30 pm here at Chatfield.
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Picture Retakes, October 14 2021

Picture Retake Day will be Thursday, October 14, 2021 in the morning. Please visit where more information about ordering pictures is available.

Fall Festival Bike Rodeo is Coming Our Way

P.I.E. presents a Fall Festival Bike Rodeo on Saturday, October 23 from 11am to 3pm. The festival will include bike races, lunch, inflatables and more! Please see the flyer below. We hope you will share this information with others!

Please see two attached forms below: sponsorship form and vendor interest form.

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Chatfield PIE has a new Facebook Page

Please Like/Follow Chatfield School PIE Partners in Education on Facebook: Chatfield School PIE Partners in Education | Facebook

Help Wanted Within the School

We are looking to hire:

Sbustitute Teachers: Must have 60 college credit hours

Before School Child Care: Daily 6:30am to kids get ready for the school day!

Substitute Custodian: Daily building custodian...we will train you with everything you need to keep the building running smoothly for the school day!

Kids Yoga Begins Soon! For First Through Fifth Grade

Learn physical postures that help with focus, flexibility, relaxation and strength.

Learn breathing practices to help with focus, calm, emotion regulation and a positive mindset.

Have fun with yoga games and stories!

Taught by certified yoga instructor Sandy Chalice 18+ years teaching and many more in practice and study.

8 week session on Wednesdays beginning on Oct 20 @ 3:45 - 4:30 Sign UP HERE

Please sign up by Oct. 18.

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There is not a fee for this session.

Trunk or Treat - October 29, 2021

On Friday, October 29 Chatfield will host our Spooktacular Halloween Walk! The walk will take students on a socially distanced costume parade through a series of Halloween scenes/vignettes and decorated trunks.

We need your help! We need parents/families to decorate a Halloween scene/vignette or a trunk along the walking path. Students will walk passed the scene/vignette and enjoy what you have set up! The decorations can be as creative or as simple as you like and should be appropriate for all ages. As students pass the scene/vignette you will pass out candy or an item that will be provided for you.

Friday, October 29 is a half day of school, so the walk will be early in the day. Decorators should plan to set up between 9am and 9:30am with the first classes coming through around 9:30am! This activity is weather dependent and if cancellation is necessary because of weather we will notify families by 8:30am.

Again, we need you! If you would like to decorate a scene/vignette or trunk, please sign up by Friday, October 22. You will be assigned a spot along the walking path for your scene or you will be assigned a parking space for your trunk...depending on what you ask for. Electricity is not available.

Additionally, from each child by Friday, October 22 we need a bag of wrapped candy with about 50 pieces. We need this in advance so Miss Jodi and the PIE volunteers can get everything organized! A drop off tub for candy will be located where the students come in each morning. Thank you!

Spooktacular Halloween Walk Scene Decoration Sign Up: Halloween Walk Decorating Sign Up LINK My scene will be decorated and ready for the walk to start by 9:30am!

Reminder for all families:

Wrapped candy may be dropped off at the entry doors the weeks of October 4th, 11th, or 18th!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

This fall we will have parent teacher conferences the weeks of November 8 and November 15. Teachers will have the opportuntity to schedule conferences with parents during those two weeks. Many teachers will offer conferences via Google Meet or Zoom.

Girl's Basketball Season Coming Up! Please Respond

5-8 Girls Basketball Registration

We are trying to determine numbers for girls basketball for this upcoming season. If your daughter is planning to play basketball. Please complete the form below (Follow Link to form) and send in or drop off payment of $45 (with checks made payable to The Chatfield School).

All student-athletes participating in athletics at Chatfield will be required to have a sports physical on file for the 2019 - 20 school year.

Girls 5th - 8th Grade:
Open Gym/Try Out for 5-8 will be November 2nd (5:45 - 7:15) and 3rd (5:45 - 7:15) Practice will Start November 4th (Practice schedule is still being worked out)

Registration LINK:

Great Job, Chatfield Volleyball!

Our 5th/6th and 7th/8th Volleyball teams will be finishing up their season in the next couple of weeks. Both teams and coaches have done a great job! They have been practicing and playing games 3 to 4 days a week since the end of August! All of the players have improved dramatically over the course of the season and learned a lot.

5th/6th Team:

Coach: Rachael Mcspadin

Players: Sydney Lucas, Hope Garner, Erika Blitz, Lilliana Epperly, Ansley Galat, Ana Ribai, Olivia McSpadin, Rachel-Mali Wacker, Dane Wilson, Kira Klee, Laxie Garbutt, Samantha Siarkowski, Olivia O'Brien, Alyssa Boucher

7th/8th Team

Coach: Denise Heffel and Jennifer Thibodeaux

Players: Kailyn Woodruff, Bella Ares, Brynn Wolinski, Sofia Obidos, Adalyn Smith, Arielle Walenski, Anna Heffel, Anna Boucher, Hayley Thibodeaux, Olivia Martin, Maggie Witulski, Daelyn Bryant, Isabella Lane, Emma Baldwin, Cienna Hall, Brooke Roush

We want to express our sincere appreciation to our coaches! We are so thankful for your dedication! Great Job players and coaches!!

Veteran's Day

Would you like to help us plan a Veteran's Day presentation for students this November? If you would be willing to help we would appreciate your involvement. If you are able to help, please send an email to Mr. Kraly at

Covid Mitigation Strategies

Several Covid-19 mitigation strategies that we know were successful last year will remain.

  • Temperature scanning upon entrance to the school.

  • Frequent handwashing.

  • Cohorting of students.

  • Lunch in the classrooms.

  • Social distancing as much as possible.

  • Parents entering the classrooms will be limited. Parents can enter the main office only.

There are several things we request Chatfield families do so that we can accomplish our goals:

Parents need to screen children for any sign of Covid-19 and if the child has any symptoms do not send the student to school.

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • New sore throat, congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

  • If someone in the household is showing symptoms of Covid-19 keep everyone home until a test or doctor can confirm that it is safe to return to school.

  • Masks are strongly encouraged but not required. At this time the Lapeer County Health Department strongly recommends that masks be worn inside by all people, regardless of vaccination status. All staff will be wearing masks to start the year. (No student will be treated differently whether wearing a mask or not).

  • If someone in the household tests positive for Covid-19, everyone living in that household is required to quarantine.

Bike Club Update

Please remember, each student participating must sign up here: SIGN UP LINK

This is a one time sign up and will help with weekly check-in.

Bike club will now happen from 3:45-4:45. The week of October 13, Bike Club will be moved to Thursday, October 14.

Students 2nd grade and under must have a parent ride with them. In the event of light rain, most of us will still choose to ride asphalt and crushed limestone paths. In the event of heavy rain or Thunderstorms, bike club will be canceled and notifications will be sent by email. Please contact Peter McCreedy with questions.

Hot Lunch Update

Hot lunch at Chatfield is provided by Chartwells. Recently Chartwells let us know that we may need to expect some changes to the lunch menu due to nationwide shortages of certain lunch staples and supplies. We will do our best to inform you ahead of time of any menu changes that need to occur. The September menu is attached to this newsletter and are on the school website under the student life tab. Questions regarding hot lunch can be directed to Ami Davis.

Menu Change: Wednesday, October 13 will be Pancake bites (not full size pancakes or waffles)

Student Council

Congratulations to the following students who will be classroom representaitves for student council this year: Corbin Viers, Rainer Epperly, Aubree Ankley, Sawyer Nolan, Charlotte Redmond, Ben Wilson, Natalie Brownfield, Ava Bernardi, Riley Woodriff, Madelyn Kraly, Mazie Stoneburg, Evie McCeedy, Jaxon Alexander, Addelyn Kluck, Luke Patrick, Ethan Redmond, Sophia D'Andrea, Paityn Hirt, Tyler Radatz, Sydney Lucas, Justin Smith, Kailyn Woodruff, Emily Carney, Henry Gorsline, Olivia Martin, Hayley Thibodeaux, Alayna Fleishans, Matthew Sells, Aman Dada, Alex Bierbusse!

Students were elected by their homerooms or appointed by their homeroom teachers. We are thankful for your positive leadership!

Student Council Announces Spirit Week

Spirit Week will be October 18-22 leading up to the Fall Festival Bike Rodeo! Please stay tuned for the announcement of the special days!

Spirit Wear

1st Place Spirit Wear has all sorts of great spirit wear you can order for Chatfield School. LINK to Order

Upcoming Dates

10/11/2021 PIE Meeting

10/14/2021 Picture Retakes

10/15/2021 No School

10/18/2021 Celebrate Hope Premier Parent Seminar:

Student and Family Social and Emotional Health Time TBA (evening)

10/23/2021 BIKE RODEO Fall Fest 11 AM - -3 PM

10/27/2021 Middle School Theater Performance 6:30 PM

10/29/2021 End of First Marking Period

10/29/2021 Trunk or Treat AM

10/29/2021 Half Day of School Dismissal 11:30am

11/1/2021 No School