The Buck Bulletin

January 2023

Chatsworth Elementary School

The Woodland Township School District values the uniqueness of individual students and provides a high quality education in our highly supportive community.

Important Dates

January 25 End of 2nd marking period

January 26 PTO pretzel orders due

January 26 PTO Grades K-4 Movie Night

January 27 School Spirit Day - Wear your favorite Chatsworth gear

February 1 Report Cards Viewable in Parent Portal

February 13 PTO Meeting 6:30pm

February 16 PTO Middle School Dance grades 5-8

February 17 School Closed - Teacher In Service

February 20 School Closed - President's Day

February 27 Regular BOE meeting 6:30pm

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December 2022 Students of the Month

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Student of the Month Character Traits for 2022-2023

September- Acceptance

To admit to a group or place. To agree to take on responsibility. Acceptance of others and their beliefs.

October- Respect

To feel or show honor for the feelings and rights of yourself, others and the world around you. To be polite to adults and children. To behave in a well-mannered behavior towards others and things.

November- Positive Attitude

Is the ability to have positive thoughts about one's self and one's environment even when things are not going as one would hope.

December- Commitment

A promise to do or give something, to be loyal to someone or something, the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something.

January- Courage

Courage is the willingness to face obstacles and danger with determination.
The ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous.

February- Good Judgment

Good judgment is the ability to make the best decision possible on the basis of an objective assessment of known information while resisting influences of peer pressure and emotion.

March- Leadership

Leadership is when you lead someone or a group of people. Great leadership means bringing out the best and the extraordinary in those you're working with.

April- Dependability

Able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed: able to be depended on.

May- Honesty

Fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, is to open your heart to people and trust them. Someone who tells the truth.

June- Self-Control

Restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires

School Lunches

For the 2022-23 school year school lunch prices will be:

Student Lunch: $3.10

Student Breakfast: $1.50

Milk: $0.55

Woodland Township School District is in a partnership with Shamong Township School District to provide our school lunches. To begin the school year, cold lunch and some hot lunch options will be available.

More information will be provided in the next few weeks as we iron out the details with how to order and pay for daily school lunches.

Spring Track 2023

Dear Chatsworth Families,

Track Season is quickly approaching. The intended start date will be March 20th (weather pending). Any student interested in participating must have a physical completed by the doctor and then approved by the school doctor to be able to participate. Forms are available on the school’s website under the “Sports and Clubs” tab.

*Please feel free to contact the nurse with any questions in regards to these forms.

**Required paperwork to be submitted in order to participate:

1- History Form, Physical Exam/Clearance packet

2- Health History Update form

3- Sudden Cardiac Death Pamphlet, Sports Related Concussion and Head Injury, Opioid Drugs, and Sports Related Eye Injury Sign Off sheet

4- Track Rules and Regulations form and permission slip

**All paperwork will be accepted until Friday, February 27th. No paperwork will be accepted after this date for participation in Spring Track 2023.

This year the Track Program is open to all students grades 5th through 8th who have maintained all academic requirements for their classes. Practice will take place Monday through Thursday until 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to pick your child up promptly after practice and meets. Parents are asked to join Remind for notifications on meets and any changes.

You do not need to be a great runner to come out for the team. We all practice together, but when we compete in meets against other schools, you are divided into boys and girls for each event. Fifth and sixth graders run together and seventh and eighth graders run together. Track events include 100m, 200m, 800m, 1600 (one mile) run, relay, long jump, and shot put.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me. Attached is an anticipated schedule for the season. Please note, the schedule is subject to change.

Thank you and I look forward to a great season!


Mrs. Derkas

Fourth Grade Teacher/Track Coach

Specials Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - Health

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - PE *have child wear sneakers

Friday - PE *have child wear sneakers

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PTO Meeting Dates

Chatsworth PTO monthly meetings to be held virtually at 6:30pm as listed below:

Feb 13, 2023 06:30 PM
Mar 20, 2023 06:30 PM
Apr 17, 2023 06:30 PM
May 15, 2023 06:30 PM (Re-oganization meeting)
Jun 12, 2023 TBD

Mobile Library @ Chatsworth Elementary

Mobile Library will return to Chatsworth School on the 1st Friday of each month.

(Except April, due to Spring Break)

Jan 6, 2023

Feb 3, 2023

March 3, 2023

No April Visit - No School/Spring Break

May 5, 2023

June 2, 2023 (Last day to collect books only - no check outs)

Youth Sports Opportunities

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Homelessness Information

The Woodland Township School District ensures that homeless children enroll and succeed in school and those children and their families receive the educational services for which they are eligible. Grant funds are available for eligible families through McKinney-Vento Homeless Grant and can be accessed through the district’s Homeless Liaison. For more information, contact the Supervisor of Pupil Services/District Homeless Liaison, Carolyn Fischl, Ed.S., NCSP at 609-726-1230, 224.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities for the 2022-23 school year:

  • Part-time music teacher (1-2 days per week)

  • World Languages Teacher (1 day per week)

TO BEGIN: Immediately


  • Appropriate NJ Teacher certification if necessary

  • Proof of Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements;

  • Required criminal history background check and proof of

  • U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status;

  • Such alternatives to the above as the Board may deem acceptable;

SALARY: As per negotiated agreement

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume, copies of your certifications to:

Mrs. Misty Weiss

2 John Bowker Jr. Blvd.

Chatsworth, NJ 08019

Substitute teachers, aides and custodians are always welcome to apply. If interested please call 609-726-1230

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Woodland Township BOE

William Dirkin, President

Linda Morris, Vice President

Edward Vincent

Melissa Stanwood



January 23, 2023

February 27, 2023

March 27, 2023

April 24, 2023- Tentative Public Budget Hearing

May 22, 2023

June 26, 2023

August 28, 2023

September 25, 2023

October 23, 2023

November 27, 2023

December 18, 2023

January 3, 2024 (Reorganization Meeting)

All regular meetings will be held at Chatsworth Elementary School located at 2 John Bowker Jr. Blvd., Chatsworth, New Jersey, commencing at 6:30 p.m.

If meeting is held virtually the meeting link will be made available on the school website through Board Docs the day of the meeting.

4th Grade

The students in fourth grade designed an energy robot that had at least 3 forms of energy. After the description and plan was developed, they used recyclable materials to build a model of their robot.
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