Friday, June 22
In this school year's final news share, CSD hires four administrators, rising senior takes top prize in an annual Philadelphia Jewish Federation art competition, and Myers teacher Dana Diamondstein's husband trains to compete in IRONMAN Wisconsin to raise funds for necrotizing enterocolitis research; how to have a mindful summer, summer student registration and alumni association update; and district, community and township events and happenings flyers. Have a great summer!
For updates throughout the week, be sure to visit cheltenham.org or the Cheltenham School District Facebook page. If you know someone who would like to receive the weekly news share, direct them to the eNEWS icon at cheltenham.org to register.
Four Administrators Join Cheltenham School District
At the Tuesday, June 12 Legislative Board meeting, four administrators were appointed: Mark Brooks, Director of Facilities and Maintenance; Craig Metcalf, Vice Principal at Cheltenham High School; Ian Sandberg, Ed.D., Supervisor of Special Education; and Kevin Smith, Administrator of Climate and Culture at Cheltenham High School. Read more>
CHS Rising Senior Takes First in Annual Jewish Federation Art Competition
CHS junior Jessica Schenk recently received first place in the 3-D category for her work “The Six Million” at the 44th annual Mordechai Anielewicz Holocaust Remembrance Art Competition. A reception took place June 5 at the Moore College of Art, where much of the entered art was on display in early June. The Jewish Federation of Philadelphia’s annual Holocaust-themed art competition recognizes area seventh through 12th graders in art, music, video and writing. The competition is named in honor of the young leader who led Jewish resistance against Nazi tyranny in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 and encourages students to learn about and respond to the Holocaust by means of creative expression.
Reunited ... And It Feels So Good
Myers Teacher Dana Diamondstein's Husband Returns to IRONMAN to Raise Funds for CHoP
Myers Elementary teacher Dana Diamondstein and her husband Michael lost their daughter Emma (identical twin Molly is healthy) to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) when she was just 17 days old. Five years later, in 2012, Michael ran the Wisconsin IRONMAN and raised $35,000 to fund research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to find a cure for NEC. Six years later, Michael is back at it, competing in the IRONMAN Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sunday, Sept. 9 to raise money for CHoP.
During this race, Michael will swim a 2.4 mile loop on Lake Monona, ride his bike for 112 miles through rural Dane County, and run a full marathon - 26.2 miles - through hilly downtown Madison. In all, he will swim, bike and run 140.2 miles in just one day.
"After Emma’s passing, I found that swimming, biking and running made me feel better. The physical exertion of the training helps clear my mind and offers me moments of peace," Diamondstein told the Main Line News in 2012. Donate now>
CHS Choir Director Publishes Article in PMEA News
Eighth Grade Formal
Summer Registration for Grades K - 12
Summer registration for Cheltenham residents from kindergarten through 12th grade starts Monday, June 25 and runs through Thursday, Aug. 23. To register your child for school, visit the student registration portal and click “New Student 18-19” to create an account, submit an application and view the required enrollment documents.
Once those tasks have been completed, contact Kate Shevlin at 215-881-6322 or Dominique Peters at 215-881-6330 to schedule an appointment at the Cheltenham School District Administration Building (2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027) between 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please remember, the 2018-19 school year begins Monday, August 27.
Panorama Family and Student Surveys
Families, students and teachers are participating in the district's annual Panorama Education surveys. Panorama Education is a data collection organization that helps school systems gain greater insights into the thoughts, opinions and feelings of key stakeholder groups. Families have received an email with instructions to participate in the Panorama Education survey. Survey participation will play a key role in helping administration make decisions which can impact students.
Tips for Having a Mindful Summer
Alumni Association of Cheltenham High School Elects Officers, Launches Web Presence
The Alumni Association of Cheltenham High School (AACHS) is up and running, having elected officers and launched a redesigned web presence, www.chsalums.org. The site contains a plethora of information for alumni, including information for first-time users, news, alumni profiles, class pages, upcoming events and reunions and minutes from the board's most recent meetings. Christa Sywulak-Herr '94, serves as the president and is joined in the leadership by vice presidents Tina Viletto '79 and Doug Crompton '68; secretary Emily Brecker Greenberg '65; and treasurer Mickey Langsfeld '58.
Start of School Year Reminder
Please note, Cheltenham School District kicks off its 2018-19 school year before Labor Day. First day of classes is Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. View Calendar>.
Sports Physicals for 2018-2019
Sports physicals for the 2018-2019 school year can be submitted now and will be effective, regardless of when performed, through May 31, 2019. Students should submit their physical forms by August 1 if they want to participate in any fall sports. On the day the physical is completed, ask the physician to stamp Section 6 of the PIAA physical form. We will only accept the completed PIAA physical forms for participation in after-school athletic programs. Download physical form>
Educational Affairs Meeting
Tuesday, June 19th, 6:30pm
2000 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA
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