Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark
Weekly Newsletter for Chartwell Families
May 11, 2023
Message from Danielle: Thank You to the CFN
I would especially like to thank Alissa Malakan, Stephanie Oshman, and Sara Ellefsen for their leadership and efforts to build community at Chartwell this week, and all year long. Their commitment to Chartwell and efforts to engage parents and caregivers in ways to support the school is extraordinary.
Thank you again - we are so grateful for our community and appreciate being appreciated!
IMPORTANT REMINDER: May 19 is a Faculty In-Service Day - No Classes
Thank you for noting this change on your calendars.
End of Year Schedule and Details
This week's Bark includes the schedules for graduation and moving-up ceremonies to mark your calendars. We encourage all families to read The Bark thoroughly each week through the end of the year to stay informed and in the know.
If you have urgent questions that are not answered in this week's Bark, email email@example.com and we will be sure you get a timely response.
What's In This Newsletter
If you missed previous issues of the Bulldog Bark, you can find the archives here.
- Talent Show Auditions - Tuesday, May 16 - All Divisions!
- Family Conference Sign-ups
- May In-Service Date Change: Friday, May 19 - NO CLASSES (previously May 26)
- Community Coffee - Next Thursday, May 18 - 8:30 am
- Fun Day Schedule: Tuesday, June 6
- NEW CLUB: Boxing Strong
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
- ULS Intramural Kickball - During Lunch This Week (Monday - Thurs)
- Middle School Track and Field: Final Meet this Friday
- MS Field Trip - Monday, May 15
- Middle School Dance: May 26 - Save the Date!
- End of Year Ceremony Schedule - Wednesday, June 7
- Flag Football and Soccer Summer Camps - Registration Open!
- Spring Speakeasy - Friday, May 12 - Sign-up for Desserts & Volunteers
- Retrospective & Graduation Ceremony - Thursday, June 8
- Project Period 4 - Students Go to Locations TOMORROW
- Golf Club
Upcoming Important Dates
Friday, May 12 - CHS Speakeasy, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday, May 15 - MS Field Trip
Tuesday, May 16 - Thursday, May 18 - Senior Trip to Disneyland
Thursday, May 18 - Parent & Caregiver Coffee, 8:30 am, McMahan Hall
Friday, May 19 - Faculty In-Service - NO CLASSES (previously May 26)
Thursday, May 25 - LMS Free Dress Day
Thursday, May 25 - MS/HS Athletics Banquet - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, McMahan Hall
Thursday, May 25 - Community Workshop: Summer Learning Strategies, 5:30 pm (Zoom)
Friday, May 26 - Middle School Dance
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day - No Classes
Wednesday, May 31 - Friday, June 2 - Family Teacher Conferences (Noon Dismissal)
Tuesday, June 6- Fun Day, Talent Show, and All-School BBQ (parents and caregivers invited)
Wednesday, June 7 - All LMS Moving Up Ceremony; Grade 8 Promotion; Last Day of School LMS
Thursday, June 8 - HS Retrospective, HS Graduation; Last Day of School HS
ALL SCHOOL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sing-Up for Family Conferences
Family/Teacher Conferences will be held from Wednesday, May 31 through Friday, June 2. School dismissal on these days will be 12:00 pm. Please use the division Google form links below to sign up for conferences.
When you are signing up, select at least three preferred time slots and we will schedule a time for you and share via email beginning Monday, May 22. Feel free to select as many time slots as you wish, so that we have the most scheduling flexibility.
Choose any additional faculty members you would like to attend your conference. We will work to ensure that as many of them as possible are present. The meeting will last for 30 or 35 minutes depending on the division and can be held in-person or via Zoom.
It is recommended that high school students attend the conference with their parents or caregivers. Middle school students are also invited and encouraged to attend conferences.
Please complete the form by May 26. Contact your division director with any questions.
MS/HS Athletics Banquet - Thursday, May 25
Certificates and awards will be given. Please plan on attending to celebrate and acknowledge our athletes.
Fun Day - Tuesday, June 6
8:30 am - Noon - Fun Day Activities (additional details will be shared through your homeroom teachers or advisors)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm All School BBQ - All parents and caregivers are invited to join. An RSVP form will be shared net week.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Talent Show - All parents and caregivers are invited to attend
All Divisions: NEW CLUB: Boxing
We are excited to share there is a new club starting Friday, May 12. Students can learn about proper boxing techniques in a fun and supportive environment. This is open to all grade levels.
Wednesdays 3:30 pm @ Chartwell
Fridays - Meet at Boxing Strong from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (2700 Garden Road., Monterey, CA 93940)
First Class is on Friday, May 12 @ Boxing Strong gym. MUST arrive at least 10 minutes early.
Anyone interested in signing up should email Coach Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The climbing club resumes on Monday, May 15 - Wednesday, May 31. The club meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 at Sanctuary Climbing.
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
MS Field Trip - Mount Hermon Adventures - Next Monday!
The Middle School field trip to Mount Hermon Adventures is Monday, May 15. Students should arrive at school before 8:30 am for a prompt departure. We will return between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. A more specific ETA will be sent when we are on the way home. Students should bring a lunch and water bottle and wear comfortable clothing in layers. Please reach out to Karla Bell (email@example.com) with any questions.
Moving Up Ceremony & Grade 8 Promotion Scheduled for Wednesday, June 7
Wednesday. June 7 Schedule (Last Day of School LMS)
8:30 am Regular arrival time
10:30 am All LMS Moving Up Ceremony - Parents and Caregivers Invited
12:00 pm Noon Dismissal - All grades except Grade 8
1:30 pm Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony
Middle School Spring Sports
Middle School Track & Field
FINAL Championship Meet on May 12 at Pacific Grove High School at 4 PM
Please contact Coach Ray if your athlete needs a ride from school to the meet.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
High School Retrospective & Graduation Schedule
8:30 am Seniors arrive at school; graduation rehearsal
9:00 am Sophomores - Juniors arrive at school for Retrospective set-up
9:30 am -10:30 am Retrospective
10:30 am -11:00 am Break; Seniors prepare for the ceremony
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Grade 12 Graduation Ceremony & Reception
Speakeasy Volunteer & Dessert Bar Sign Up
If you are available to help with setting up or contributing to the dessert bar, below is a signup spot for you to complete.
Sign Up Here!
Please deliver the donated item(s) to the business office and tag any dish with your name for a safe return.
All High School Speakeasy - Friday, May 12
Please use the QR below for more information and to purchase tickets.
Forms to bring guests were due Wednesday, May 10. Please see Ms. Zonghi if you have questions.
Project Period 4: Service Locations - Tomorrow!
Special Event: Chartwell's Talmon Owens to Perform at Sunset Center
Terrace Hour with Magenta Spreen
Presented by Sunset Presents
Friday, May 19
More information here.
Magenta Spreen is a collaboration between singer-songwriters Kristen Gradwohl and Talmon Owens. Together they bring dreamy soundscapes and vocal harmonies coupled with rich storytelling and mindful melodies. Kristen and Talmon draw inspiration from folk acts of the 1960's and 70's and modern artists like Kacy and Clayton.
Terrace Hour is free and open to the public - no tickets for reservations required; the bar opens at 5:30pm; the show starts at 6:00pm. Food and drinks are allowed, but alcohol must be purchased at the venue. Rain cancels. Terrace Hour is sponsored by KRML.
May Chartwell Birthdays
May 5 - Asha Cox
May 8 - Regan Albee
May 8 - Lauren Christensen
May 15 - Alana Warcken
May 27 - Elena Mueller
May 27 - Billy Swift
May 28 - Katlyn Bach
May 30 - Aaron Kanak
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