Cheetah Connection

A PRINCIPAL UPDATE FOR OUR CHANDLER FAMILIES

September 17, 2021

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Save the Date!

9/21- Chipotle Spirit Night- 4-8pm

9/28 - General PTA Meeting & Academic Night

10/4-10/8 - Fire Safety Week

10/5 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

10/5 - Fall Pictures

10/6 - Walk to School Day

10/6-10/8- Sky Ranch - 5th Grade

10/11 - No School

10/12 - No School for Students

10/14- Reading with the Eagles

10/18-10/22 - Fall Book Fair

10/19- Donuts with Dudes

10/19 - General PTA Meeting & Cultural Night

10/22 - Cheetah Champions

10/25 - Parent Conference Day- No School for Students

10/26-10/29 - Red Ribbon Week

10/29 - Storybook Character Dress Up Day

11/2 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

11/11 - Veteran's Day Program

11/17 - Fall Picture Retake Day

11/18 - 1st Grade Thanksgiving Plays

11/18- Kindergarten Thanksgiving Play

11/19 - Early Student Release Day 12:00 p.m.

11/22-11-26 - Thanksgiving Break- No School

12/7 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

12/14- Kindergarten Performance

12/16- Polar Express Day

12/17- Winter Class Parties

12/17 - Early Student Release Day 12:00 p.m.

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Ways to Get Involved

  • JOIN PTA!!!
  • Like us on Facebook: @chandlerelementaryPTA
  • Like us on Twitter: @CC_PTA, @cheetahchandler, @ChandlerPrin
  • Volunteer! To volunteer, complete a Criminal History Check online at www.allenisd.org each year.
  • Contact your child's teacher or sign up to volunteer through the Chandler PTA.

Chandler Dad's Club & WatchDOG Program

If you are (or know) a dad, grandpa, uncle or other male role model of a student at Chandler and you haven't joined our Dad's Club, please send an email to chandlerdadsclub@yahoo.com to join! This will put you on our email list so you can receive information about volunteer opportunities at Chandler and find out how to spend a day with your student at the school as part of the WatchDOG program.

UIL Tryouts and Information

It’s that time again! We will begin trying out for UIL contests next week. Once we determine who will be participating in each event, we will begin preparing for the contest. For those of you who do not have experience with UIL, here is some additional information.


  • UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas.
  • UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom.
  • Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts after school under supervision of a coach, and then compete at the district-wide contest on January 8, 2022.


Click here (Parent Letter & Google Form sign up) for more information, as well as a link to sign your child up for tryouts. Please note the tryout dates that will be held next week on September 20th, September 21st, and September 22nd. Please take some time to get the form filled out by Friday if you would like your child to participate in tryouts.

Lunch Visitors

  • Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their own children in a designated area.
  • We do have specific days in which we ask for no lunch visitors.

  • We also do not allow parents to join their students for lunch on state testing days.

  • When you arrive for lunch, you will need to sign in with the receptionist and then proceed to the MPR (multi-purpose room)

  • For security purposes and to avoid hurt feelings of other students, only your own children will be allowed to sit with you.

  • You are welcome to bring in an outside meal for your student and/or yourself only.

  • If purchasing a tray, please have your child order your meal at the beginning of the day in order to have enough food prepared.

  • We will have expectations that need to be followed, and at no time will lunch visitors be allowed to go in the cafeteria.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit

The FCC is providing relief to help families struggling to afford internet services during COVID-19. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband services for qualifying families and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Families can use this link to apply.

Nurse's Notes

Nurse Joseph will be performing the following state required screenings:


Vision Screenings: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade and students new to AISD.


Hearing Screenings: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade and students new to AISD

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Spinal Screenings: Spinal screening is required for girls in 5th grade and for some girls ages 10 and 12. Notification of this screening will be sent home in advance. If you prefer to have your student screened by your physician or wish to request an exemption, please contact your school nurse.


Acanthosis Nigricans: 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade will be screened for Acanthosis Nigricans, a condition that signals high levels of insulin in the body. This screening is done by looking and feeling the skin on the back of the neck. If the first screening is positive, it will be followed by checking the student’s height, weight, and blood pressure. For more information go to the ANTES web site or contact your school nurse.


Abnormal results to any of the screenings will be sent home, with a section to be completed by a health care provider. Please contact Nurse Joseph if you have any questions.

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Counseling Connection

Watch D.O.G.S Dad Volunteer Program


  • Watch DOGS stands for "Dads of Great Students" and are volunteer dads, grandfathers, uncles, adult male role models who assist on campus with carpool lines, lunch duty, learning games or reading with students, & helping in P.E., music, art, and recess!
  • We are hosting a Watch DOGS Welcome Party this Friday night (9/17) for any dad, grandpa or uncle interested in participating as a Watch DOG, but attendance is not required to participate during the school year.
  • After Friday, a link to our Chandler Watch DOG Calendar and a Google "Request A Date" Form will be available on our Chandler website. Potential Watch DOGS can check there to see if a preferred date is open, then submit the form requesting the date of your choice. Mrs. Horton, Counselor, will reply back confirming your date.
  • On your confirmed date, you'll arrive at Chandler at 7:30am to check in at the front office and receive your schedule for the day. You will be volunteering through your child's lunchtime where you can enjoy lunch with your child. You are welcome to stay through the end of our lunch periods (1:00pm) if you'd like, or once your child's lunchtime is finished, you can head out to enjoy your afternoon!
  • All Watch DOGS must have a cleared and current school year Allen ISD background check, so we encourage you to take care of this now! Navigate to https://www.allenisd.org/Page/214 to register to become a volunteer.
  • Any questions, contact Dawn Horton, Chandler Counselor at Dawn.Horton@allenisd.org.

Fire Prevention Week is October 4-8 - Allen Fire Department Poster & Bookmark Contest!

  • Allen ISD and the Allen Fire Department are partnering together to teach fire safety and prevention skills the week of October 4-8.
  • Leading up to this informational and fun week, AFD is hosting a Poster Contest for K-2 and a Bookmark Contest for Grades 3-6.
  • If your child would like to participate, please create a poster (8 1/2 x 11) or a bookmark (1/2 of an 8 1/2 x 11) and turn it in to the Chandler Office by September 24th.
  • Check out https://www.cityofallen.org/2170/Fire-Prevention-Week for fire safety tips & activities to share with your family.

Specials Updates:

Coach's Clipboard


Walk to School Day is Wednesday October 6th!

Look in Thursday Folders for more info to walk with the coaches.

Chandler Cheetah Chasers

Running/Walking Club


What? Come join the fun as we start another season of Cheetah Chasers Running/Walking Club. Walk, jog or run your way to being fit for life.


When? Every Tuesday after school, 2:55-4:00pm. Starting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Session 1 is from October 5th – December 14th

Session 2 is from January 11th – April 26th


Both sessions are included in your one time sign up!


How? Click on the link and fill it out completely.

Cheetah Chaser Sign Up

Sign- up started

Wednesday 9/15/21

Through Wednesday 9/22/21

Click on the link below to sign up!

Student Sign up


21-Day Challenge

Starts on 9/22/21 and

Ends on 10/12/21


It is FREE!!

All you have to do is switch out one unhealthy snack

for a healthy snack!!


We have won this competition for the past 4 years

so, help us keep the tradition going.


Top Classroom from each grade will receive

20 extra minutes of PE!!!


If Chandler has the highest percentage that sign up and complete the survey, then we will receive money to use for FIELD DAY!!!!

Notes From Music


All Cheetah families make sure and follow our music Instagram page for weekly updates!

@Chandler_Cheetah_Music

Library News
  • Would you like to dedicate a library book to your child on their birthday? Learn more about our Birthday Bears & Books Program here: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/2701 Please note that payment is only accepted on SchoolPay this year.

  • Check out the September calendar of events at the Allen Public Library!
  • If you are interested in volunteering the Chandler Library this school year please email Mrs. Rios at Carrie.Rios@allenisd.org for more information.
Health and Safety Measures: 2021-2022 School Year

Please review the health and safety measures for the 2021-2022 school year

We appreciate your continued support and partnership as we navigate the 2021-2022 school year together. Go Cheetahs!


Thank you,

Bobbie Allen

Principal

Chandler Elementary