Elementary Highlander Newsletter

December 2019

Important Dates in December

December 2: No School

December 3: Mrs. Orr's Christmas Shoebox Family Projects on display

December 7: Breakfast with Santa (Saturday: Pre-Sold Tickets Only)

December 9-13 :PTO Santa Shop

December 10: Picture Retake Day

December 12: Elementary Band & Chorus Concert (@ CHES Gym)

December 19: Highlander Day

December 20: Faculty Talent Show

December 20: Early Dismissal @ 11:30

December 23-January 1: Christmas Break

January 2: Return to School!

Popcorn at CHES

Popcorn is prepared in the same pot, in the same oil, in the same heat, and yet... the kernels do not POP at the same time.

Don't compare your child to others.

Their turn to POP is coming!

Water Bottle Filling Stations

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at school is working diligently to find grants and sponsors to assist in replacing four water fountains in the school with hygienic, energy efficient water bottle filling stations. Thus far, the PTO has generously received donations from St. Benedict VFW and Sheetz Corporation. The PTO is hoping to have all four water bottle filling stations fully funded and replaced by the start of the 2020-2021 school year for students to enjoy. If you would like to contribute, please contact the PTO.

Meet Officer Gibbons

January will mark Officer's Gibbons one year anniversary with Cambria Heights School District. If you haven't already had a chance to meet him, here are a few facts about our School Police Officer, Mr. Gibbons:

Previous Job(s): Retired from the City of Altoona as a Police Officer, Medical Ultrasound Tech, Baskin Robbins employee

Family: Wife, Son, Beagle

Favorite Food: Bacon Cheeseburger

Favorite Book: Transfer of Power

Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Secret Talent: Large Vocabulary, Trivia (Jeopardy Master)

Favorite Vacation Spot: Aruba

Favorite CH School: CH Elementary ;)

Favorite CH Memory (so far): Connecting with CH students on a personal level!

CHES Chorus and Band Concert

The 5th Grade Band and 4th & 5th Chorus will have their Christmas Concert on December 12, 2019 at 6:00p.m. at Cambria Heights Elementary Gym. Come enjoy an evening of holiday entertainment!

Please have your children in the elementary school gym by 5:45. They are to report to the bleachers. A letter was sent home, regarding this concert. If you need another copy, please email amulligan@chsd1.org. Links to practice the Choral music are located on Mrs. Mulligan's website https://www.chsd1.org/Domain/127

CHES Chorus & The Johnstown Tomahawks

Please mark your calendars, the Cambria Heights Elementary School Chorus is singing "The National Anthem" at the Johnstown Tomahawks Game on Friday, January 17th! More information will be coming soon.

CH Community Technology Survey

If you haven't already done so, please return the blue CHES Technology Survey as soon as possible. We are trying to get an understanding of the needs of our students. Thank you!

eSpark Learning

CHES has started a trial using eSpark Learning. This is an online supplemental program that provides individualized Math and Reading instruction and practice for our students. Please take the time to have your student log on to show you around and practice. Teachers have sent home login information for each student.

Happy eSparking!

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Tartan Tickets in the Community

We are looking to extend our SOAR to New Heights Program into the community. We want our students to understand that it is important to make good choices outside of school as well as inside school.

In order to accomplish this, we are looking for local businesses to participate in our SOAR to New Heights in the Community Program. WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR ANY MONEY! We are asking for your TIME to recognize Cambria Heights Elementary students with Tartan Tickets when they are making good choices in your place of business.

Please contact Mrs. Yahner at 814-344-8506 to show your interest in this program. Your business will be provided a letter with information, an "Earn Your Tartan Tickets Here" sign to put in your window, and pre-cut Tartan Tickets to start handing out immediately!

Please pass this information on to your favorite local business that you frequent!


Don't forget to order a yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com! The yearbooks are already half sold-out.