Chatfield News

June 3, 2019

From the Desk of the Directors

With the conclusion of the school year comes the opportunity to celebrate students' academic and social growth! We are excited to recognize students with many special events in the next two weeks. From the Olympic celebration to the Pride Day/Evening Assemblies and classroom events there are many opportunities for students to shine. We are proud of each Chatfield student!

We wish to extend a most hearty thank you to YOU, Chatfield partners, that have been so diligent in partnering with Chatfield staff to provide the best learning opportunities for children. The partnership begins simply with sending your child to school well rested, fed, with good manners, and ready to learn. It continues with supporting your child's learning at home by providing time to read, work on math skills, and learn from new experiences. We are also thankful to everyone that partners by working in classrooms, chaperoning trips, providing transportation, coaching, and being involved in all of the school activities.

Please be involved at Chatfield this Summer! There are three special programs, the school sponsors, that are open to the community and would be great learning opportunities. These events include Meet Up, Read Up and Eat Up, Ecology Camps, and Family Gardening Evenings! Please see the details in this newsletter. There are other community sponsored programs available to students through the Lapeer Art Council, Lapeer County ISD, and Lapeer Rec Center.

We hope that you have a fantastic summer vacation. We will see you back on the first day of school, if not sooner, Monday, August 26, 2019 at 8:10am!

Summer Office Hours

The Chatfield Office will be closed July 1-5. The office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-3 through the month of July. We will be closed on Mondays and Fridays. August hours will be Monday-Friday from 8-3.

P.I.E. Update

For the 2019-20 school year, Chatfield School would like to have a Partners in Education Board of Directors. This board will consist of a variety of positions and we are seeking candidates who wish to serve. Below is a list of the positions and descriptions. Candidates must have been a parent at Chatfield for at least one school year. If you are interested in serving on the Chatfield School PIE board please provide a brief letter of interest to the school directors stating the position you are interested in. The deadline for letters of interest is June 13.


  • Prepares agenda for and conducts each monthly PIE meeting, coordinating the educational component of the meetings.

  • Holds officers meetings for planning purposes, as needed.

  • Communicates regularly with director(s) about PIE functions.

  • Creates monthly newsletter. Responsible for publishing updates in the school newsletter.

  • Encourages attendance at PIE meetings and volunteering at events by personal invitation.


  • Attends monthly PIE meetings – conducting meetings in the President’s absence.

  • Handles hospitality; cards for administrators, teachers and staff.

  • Assists the President as needed and assumes duties of President if the President is unable to perform his/her duties for whatever reason.

  • Attends officers meetings if needed.

  • Encourages attendance at PIE meetings and volunteering at events by personal invitation.


  • Attends monthly PIE meetings - keeping and distributing detailed minutes.

  • Handles all PIE correspondence.

  • Attends officers meetings if needed.

  • Encourages attendance at PIE meetings and volunteering at events by personal invitation.


  • Attends monthly PIE meetings - keeping and distributing detailed and accurate financial ledgers.

  • Prepare deposits and funding requests as directed by PIE and working closely with the director(s) to insure proper allocation of funds.

  • Attends officers meetings if needed.

  • Encourages attendance at PIE meetings and volunteering at events by personal invitation.

Olympic Sign Up

The Olympics are coming June 7 and we need your help running an Olympic event. Please use the link to sign up! Olympic Games Sign Up

Olympic Day Schedule June 7

The Olympics will be a day of good sportsmanship! The schedule for the day will run as in years past. Times are approximations:

8:20 School Day begins as normal

9:15 -9:45 Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony

11:00-12:30 Various lunches - Homerooms have assigned times

2:00 End of Day Slip and Slides for K-5

Tribal Wars Conclusion for 6-8

Chatfield Pride Day Assembly and Evening of Pride

The K-5 pride day assembly will be Wednesday, June 12 at 9am. The 6th through 8th grade Evening of Pride will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30pm. At this presentation all 8th grade students will be recognized. We hope that you will plan to attend.

Thank you Book Fair Participants

Chatfield would like to thank all of those who participated in our Book Fair. You helped students make good book choices and count coins from nay student allowances. We were able to add more than 70 new books to our Library as a result of this sale! Your participation is always appreciated.

Donuts with Dad

Don't miss out on Donuts with Dad or VIP. Thursday, June 6 from 7:30am to 8:20am.

Fall Sports Sign-Up

Parents, below you will find link to sign up for fall sports for NEXT school year. Signing up online will help us build a solid game schedule and be prepared for the start of the school year. You can also go to the school website and and under Student Life/Athletics and click on the appropriate registration form and sign up through there.

Thank you!

Mr. Boyle

4th and 5th Grade Flag Football:

4th and 5th Grade Cheer leading:

5/6 and 7/8 Girls Volleyball

7th and 8th grade students interested in playing tackle football should stay tuned to for information regarding camps, impact testing, athletic clearance, physicals etc.

Volleyball Coach Needed for 7/8 Team

We are looking for Girls Volleyball Coaches for the Fall of next year! We are looking for a 7/8th Grade Coach. If you are interested please contact Mr. Boyle at

CrossFit Kids Summer Camp

CrossFit will be offered for Kids and Teens this summer. Please see the attached flyer for complete information.

Family Gardening Evenings

Please see the attached flyer for this fun family program happening at the Willows all summer long on Tuesday evenings. Garden Club is an educational family program, open to all families, that meets weekly throughout the Summer on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Willows.

The program begins June 18th and runs through August 20th ( No class Tuesday, July 2nd ).


Mark you calendar for July 20, 2019 for the 6th annual festival of STEM and Robotics.

ROBO-CON is an annual free festival of Robotics and STEM, featuring robotics fields of all levels where participants drive robots to earn their ROBO License in the ROBO Driver's Academy; participate in over 10 STEM activities for all ages; and have opportunities to meet representatives from universities and business, many with interactive displays.

Not Returning to Chatfield

If your family is not planning to return to Chatfield in the fall, please contact the office and let us know as soon as possible. This allows us to offer enrollment opportunities to other families. Thank you!

Lunch Balances & Childcare Balances

If your child/children purchase hot lunch/milk, please check your lunch balance. The end of the school year is upon us and we need to have all negative balances paid in full. If you have a positive balance at the end of the school year, it can be carried over to next year. Payments can be made online or at school. All negative balances after June 3rd will not be allowed charging privileges next year, until the balance is paid in full.

If your child uses Chatfield Childcare before or after school, please make sure that all balances are paid in full. Thank you!


CAMP LAEL has some great summer camp opportunities! Visit the website at or call 810.664.6795 for more information.

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Rest is not idleness,

and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees

on a summer's day,

listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky,

is by no means a waste of time.

John Lubbock

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Chatfield School Weekly Events

Monday, June 3, 2019

8th Grade Field Study-Canoeing-Boyle a.m., Young p.m.

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

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Lapeer Police Department TEAM Program w/5th grade-2:30 p.m.

Bee Club - Wilows 3:35-4:30

MIndfulness - Willows 3:40p.m.

Wednesday, June 5 2019

5-6th Grade Camp LAEL

Chatfield SENIORS Visit-11:15 a.m.

3rd Grade Field Study-Nolan-Stanley School-8:00 a.m.

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

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Donuts with Dad-Gym-7:30 a.m.

First Grade Field Study-Potter Park Zoo

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

Friday, June 7, 2019


Monday, June 10, 2019

Step Up Day K-4

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

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Mindfulness - Willows 3:40p.m.

Bee Club - Wilows 3:35 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12 2019

K-5 Pride Assembly-Gym-9:00 a.m.

3rd Grade Field Study-Attica Township Park-10:00 a.m.

KG Field Study-Swim Party-11:45 a.m.

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

Middle School Evening of Pride-Gym-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 13, 2019


8th Grade Farewell Assembly-Gym-10:30 a.m.