Chatfield News

February 4, 2019

From the Desk of the Directors

We have a lot to celebrate at Chatfield! Congratulations to our Robotics teams that competed in their second tournament of the year! Congratulations to our archery team that competed this past weekend. The cast and crew of High School Musical can be proud of their hard work as they wrapped up their last performance on Friday! And our basketball teams are doing well. The girls' season has wrapped up and was a great success and the boys' season is in full swing. Many students are enjoying the Youth Basketball program and we have teams playing at lunch recess too! Our middle school students are now wrapping up their semester exams! Great job!

Michigan public schools must provide K-8 students with 1098 hours of instruction within 180 school days. Of the 180 days, we are allowed six days in which we can cancel school for inclement weather or building emergency. State law allows for schools to request an additional 3 days cancellation days through a waiver. Chatfield will apply for the 3 day waiver. As of February 1 we have had 10 school cancellations due to inclement weather conditions. That means we will need to make up at least one instructional day. Each additional school cancellation will require that we add an instructional days to the 2018-2019 school year calendar. When the decision to cancel school is made, it is made with student and family safety as our main concern. As the school board approves a revised school year calendar we will communicate the changes as soon as we can.

Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, February 8. Please sign and return the report card envelope.

We are looking forward to a great week of learning!

End of 2nd Card Marking

Because of the bad weather and multiple school closings, remaining Middle School exams have been rescheduled for today. The final session of explorations and fine arts for Semester 1 will be this afternoon. Second semester classes will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5th.

Report cards will go home on February 8th.

P.I.E. Meeting February 12

Our next PIE meeting is February 12 at 3:45pm. Please come and be involved in the partnership!

Grades 5-8 Spelling Bee Coming Up!

The Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30pm. Good luck Spellers!

Chatfit at Crossfit

Chatfield students grades 2-8 will have the opportunity to to participate in a Crossfit program to promote a love of health and fitness. Chatfield Chatfit will be held on Tuesdays from 4-4:45 p.m. Please see the attached registration form for full details.

Chatfield 2019 Science Exposition Escape Game Night

Join us at Chatfield for an exciting night, Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. There will be 9 different escape games for families to choose if you dare! Use you science knowledge to crack the code and conquer the Escape Game Night! Please see the attached flyer for complete details!

Parenting with Love and Logic Classes Begin this Wednesday!

We apologize that the Love and Logic course that was set to begin last week has had to be postponed again. The course will begin this Wednesday, February 6. Gloria Sherman is excited to get the class going! The good news is if you have not yet signed up, there is still time!


There is still time to register for the Sweetheart Ball. This Thursday, February 7th we are planning an evening of fun and enchantment. Delicious desserts and punch will be served.

5th Grade Planning for Middle School

5th Grade students and parents please join us on Tuesday, March 5 for the Middle School Open House. Learn about scheduling for middle school and the awesome middle school program. Middle School program of study and scheduling forms will be presented.

8th Grade Parent Meeting

We will have our annual 8th grade parent meeting to discuss and plan for the 8th graders'transition to high school. The meeting is February 13 at 6:30pm.

Winter Break February 15-18 - Remains as Scheduled!

Please note that there is no school on Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18. Enjoy the long weekend!

Kids Camp- Child Care Feb. 15 & 18

Chatfield will have childcare available during Winter Break on February 15th & 18th. The camp will run on Friday and Monday from 6:30 a.m-6:00 p.m. The per day per child cost will include lunch, snack and any planned activities. Payment must be made in advance. Please see the attached flyer for the Registration form and complete details.


This exciting and fun night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 19th! Take a break from the normal routine and join other Chatfield students and families for an evening of game playing fun! You will play fun AND educational games that help kids learn and master critical skills for math and reading. Please see the attached form for full details and registration.

High School Musical - huge success

We could not be more pleased and proud of the fantastic job our Theatre students did presenting the play "High School Musical". Not only did the actors present a fabulous on-stage performance, but the students behind the scenes equally added to the success of the production. Once again, Chatfield students have made us proud!!

Registration for Future Enrollment - Occuring Now!

Do you know a family that may be interested in enrolling at Chatfield? Please help us spread the word about upcoming informational meetings we have for families to learn about Chatfield School! Your positive word of mouth recommendation to parents is the best way to spread the word about Chatfield School!
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Chatfield School Weekly Events

Monday, February 4, 2019

Math Olympiad-3:45 p.m.

3rd-8th Grade Yoga-Library-3:45 p.m.

Coding Club-Computer Lab-3:45 p.m.

5/6 Boys Basketball AT Kingsbury Country Day School-5:00 p.m.

7th Grade Boys Basketball AT Cedar Crest Academy-5:00 p.m.

8th Grade Boys Basketball HOME vs. Eaton Academy-Gym-6:30 p.m.

Lions Dean Meeting-5th grade classroom-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Chess Club-6th Grade room-3:45 p.m.

7th Grade Boys Basketball AT Bloomfield Christian School-4:00 p.m.

5/6 Boys Basketball AT Kingsbury Country Day School-5:00 p.m.

8th Grade Boys Basketball AT Kingsbury Country Day School-Gym-6:00 p.m.

7th Grade Boys Basketball practice-Gym-5:45 p.m.

Cub Scouts Tiger Den Meeting-Commons-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

1st-3rd grade Yoga-Library-3:45 p.m.

7th Grade Boys Basketball practice-Gym-5:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

7th Grade Boys Basketball practice-Crampton-6:00 p.m.

Tiger Den Meeting-Library Area-6:00 p.m.

Sweetheart Ball-Gym-6:30 p.m.

Bear Den Meeting-Library-6:30 p.m.

Wolf/Webelos Meeting-Commons-6:30 p.m.

8th Grade Boys Basketball practice-Crampton-7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 8, 2019

KG Field Study-Gerlach's Bowling Center-12:45 p.m.

Bowling club-Gerlach's Bowling Center-3:00 p.m.

4-5th Grade Archery Practice-Gym-6 p.m.

6-8th Grade Archery Practice-Gym-7:00 p.m.

7/8 Grade Boys Basketball Tournament-LHSNW

Saturday, February 9 2019

8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament-LHSNW

Monday, February 11, 2019

3rd-8th grade Yoga-Library-3:45 p.m.

Coding Club-Computer Lab-3:45 p.m.

Math Olympiad-3:45 p.m.

7/8th Grade Boys Basketball AT Bloomfield Christian School-5:00 P.M.

5/6 Boys Basketball practice-Gym-5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Chess Club-Art Room-3:45 p.m.

P.I.E. Meeting-Commons-3:45 p.m.

Chess Club-6th Grade-3:45 p.m.

8th Grade Boys Basketball AT St. Paul Lutheran School-4:45 p.m.

5/6 Boys Basketball HOME vs. MSD-Gym-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

1st-3rd Grade Yoga-Library-3:45 p.m.

5/6 Boys Basketball practice-Gym-5:45 p.m.

8th Grade Parent Meeting-Library-6:00 p.m.

7th Grade Boys Basketball practice-Gym-7:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Classroom Valentine's Day Activities p.m.

8th Grade Boys Basketball AT St. Thomas More Academy-4:00 p.m.

5/6 Boys Basketball AT Oakland Community College Auburn Hills Campus-5:00 p.m.

7th Grade Boys Basketball AT Oakland Community college Auburn Hills Campus-6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019


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