May 11, 2020
From the Desk of the Directors
Our focus must be on student learning and that means we need to continue to partner together enthusiastically supporting our students' online education. Those students that are putting their full effort into their studies are going to be well prepared for the next grade. We have had excellent participation and great student results with online learning! Please continue to support your child's online learning. Additionally, it is very valuable for your child to be reading 20-30 minutes per night and working on math facts and mathematic practices. Mathematic practices at all ages include working with change and money; doubling, tripling or halving a recipe; and measuring for sewing or building, etc.
We would like to thank everyone that participated in the teacher appreciation car parade last week! Thank you also to everyone that expressed thanks with emails, letters, gifts, and treats! Your appreciation to the fantastic teachers is very kind and meaningful.
In the next couple of weeks we will outline plans for students to clean out lockers and classrooms, turn in materials and Chromebooks, and pick up their summer reading assignment while maintaining social distancing. Also stay tuned for plans regarding recognizing our 8th grade students. Currently, each day we are recognizing our 8th grade students on Facebook and Instagram. Please follow Chatfield School:
In coordination with other Lapeer County schools, there will be no student activities, camps, or programs at Chatfield through mid-August. Our goal is to have a healthy opening to the school year in August!
Below in this newsletter we have highlighted some student work and projects. Keep up the great job! If your child would like to submit work or news to be included in the school newsletter please send it to email@example.com.
Online Scholastic Book Fair - Ends this Week
Even though school is not open, we want to offer the Book Fair to our families.
All book-only orders over $25 will ship free to your home.
We’ve teamed up with the popular Scholastic Store online to offer an all-new Virtual Book Fair experience where customers can shop exclusive titles, best-sellers, Raise a Reader Sets, collections, and more! Shoppers can take advantage of free standard shipping on book-only orders over $25 and all orders ship to the location of your choice, which is great for gifting.
Please watch for instructions on how to access the Scholastic Store through the school's Book Fair Homepage.
6th Grade and 7th Grade Trips
2020-2021 School Year Calendar
Not Returning to Chatfield? Please let us know
SIBLING ENROLLMENT...Past Due
Siblings of enrolled Chatfield students are given priority for any vacancies during the enrollment of new students.
If you have a child starting Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year (student must be 5 or turning 5 no later than September 1st) or a child/children in grades K-8 who is/are NOT enrolled in Chatfield School currently, and you would like to have their siblings added to our sibling waiting list, please complete the form below by April 17, 2020. FORM LINK
Wee Dolphins Enrollment Opportunity
Free MEAL Pick Up
Chatfield will continue to work collaboratively with Lapeer Community Schools providing breakfast and lunch to all children under 18 years old and students with special needs under 26 years old.
Meals will be distributed using drive-thru pick-up style at the Center for Innovation Building located at 170 Millville Rd in Lapeer between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Each bag will contain a breakfast and a lunch.
Tuesdays – Pick up Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday meals.
Fridays – Pick up Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday meals.
Tips for Parents about Online Instruction
2. Provide your child with a quality work space that is free of distractions. Provide some scrap paper, pencils, etc.
3. Provide reading support or explanation of the directions as needed.
4. Talk positively about learning and doing school work online. We know this can be tough! Your attitude will impact your child's attitude.
5. Parents, you are the guide, but you are not the evaluator. Try to be non-judgemental with your child. Adhere to your expectations of completion, but allow the classroom teacher to provide the evaluation and feedback of actual quality of work.
Internet access at Chatfield
1. Parents' rules about technology stand. If a child is not able to follow your rules he or she should not use the technology.
2. Set guidelines for when the technology can be used.
3. Set a time at night when technology must be off. Minimally 30 to 60 minutes before sleep.
4. Keep the device in an open space in the house.
5. Be aware of your child's online activity. Teach your child not to give out personal information.