Cheetah Connection

A PRINCIPAL UPDATE FOR OUR CHANDLER FAMILIES

April 29, 2022

Take a look at our NEW Chandler logo!

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School Start Time 7:45

  • This is a reminder that our instructional minutes begin at 7:45.
  • Please help us to ensure your child is settled into their classroom prior to 7:45.
  • If your child arrives AFTER the 7:45 tardy bell- a parent will need to walk them into the building and sign them in.
  • Campus doors open at 7:30 for drop off.

Save the Date!

5/2-5/6- Teacher Appreciation Week

5/2-5/6- PTA Penny Wars

5/2- All Library Book Due

5/2- Student Council Meeting- 3pm

5/3- Chick Fil A Spirit Day

5/4- Bike to School Day

5/4- Empowered Leaders Meeting- 3pm

5/5- Kindergarten Orientation for Incoming Kindergarteners and Parents 4:30pm

5/6- Kids Against Hunger Service Project

5/6- Nurse Appreciation Day- Celebrate Nurse Joseph!

5/6- No Lunch Visitors

5/9-5/20- No Lunch Visitors

5/9- Cheetah Champion Breakfast- 8am

5/10- STAAR Testing- Math grades 3-6

5/10- Kindergarten Field Trip- STAAR Concert Series (Mad Science)

5/10- PTA General Meeting- 5:30pm

5/11- STAAR Testing- Reading grades 3-6

5/11- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Dallas Children's Theater

5/12- STAAR Testing- Science 5th grade

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Are you Moving?

If you are planning on moving before August 10, 2022, please take a moment to fill out this Google form. Please contact Rhonda Ploubis at Rhonda.ploubis@allenisd.org or 469-467-1400 if you have any questions.


https://forms.gle/HtWB43RzcEVPhr47A


Thank you for your assistance!

Technology Summer Take Home Program

Dear Allen ISD Families,


As part of the Empower 1:1 program and to provide students with equitable and enriching learning opportunities year-round, Allen ISD students who have paid the insurance fee can take home their school assigned device over the summer. Access to internet content through district devices will continue to be filtered through the summer months regardless of location or network connection being utilized. Additionally, the Responsible Use Policies and other student expectations are still applicable when students utilize district provided devices and student accounts.


Insurance Fee Details for the Summer Take Home Program:

  • Families that paid the insurance fee during the 2021-2022 school year and are returning to Allen ISD for the 2022-2023 school year, will take home their device over the summer unless the opt-out option is selected below.
  • Families who have not yet paid the insurance fee in grades 3-11 but wish to opt-in to take home their student device over the summer can pay the insurance fee through school pay for the Summer Take Home Program by May 13 of 2022.
    • Insurance fees paid in April/May for the Summer Take Home Program will cover the insurance fee for school year 2022-2023.


If you paid the insurance fee and wish to opt-out of the summer device program, you must complete the Google Form to ensure the device remains on campus. Otherwise, your student will take home the device over the summer and bring it back for use on the first day of school in August.


Please visit our Empower 1:1 webpage for more information or email empower1to1@allenisd.org.


Sincerely,

Allen ISD Information Technology

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2022-2023 Allen ISD Enrollment for All New Elementary Students is OPEN

Online enrollment for elementary students who will be new to Allen ISD for the 2022-2023 school year is now OPEN. Within the online application, you will have the opportunity to upload required enrollment documents. To expedite your student’s enrollment, please upload the required documents within the online application. After submitting the online application, the campus registrar will contact you directly to confirm and finalize your student’s enrollment in Allen ISD. Please note that completing the online application does not complete the enrollment process.


The first day of school is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

Link: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/58088

PreKindergarten Update & Enrollment for 2022-2023

In the 2022-2023 school year, Allen ISD will serve eligible students in a half-day Prekindergarten program and a full-day Prekindergarten program. There are limited seats for the full-day program.


The full-day program will consist of two full-day monolingual Prekindergarten classes and one full-day bilingual Prekindergarten class. All three full-day classes will be located at Rountree Elementary. A Prekindergarten lottery process will be held for the full-day available class seats. In order to be considered for the Prekindergarten lottery for the 2022-2023 school year, families must complete the Prekindergarten registration process and submit all required documentation by Thursday, May 26, 2022. Families will receive email notification of selection or wait list during the week of June 20th. Families of selected students must confirm their acceptance and commitment for the 2022-2023 school year by the established deadline.


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2022-2023 Academic Calendar

Here is a video explaining the calendar formation and it summarizes the new calendar as well - https://www.facebook.com/allenisd/videos/1115662675937359.
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Allen ISD Learn 'N Playday Preschool Registration Information

Allen ISD Learn ‘N Playday Preschool will be having registration for the 2022-2023 school year beginning on January 31st. Before this time, you can get your child on our waiting list by e-mailing your child’s name, birthdate, parent’s name, e-mail, best phone number, and class preference. For more information on how to register your child please check their website at www.allenisd.org/learnnplayday. Anyone in Allen ISD is eligible for enrollment.


Learn ‘N Playday is located at George Anderson Elementary School and has been providing a quality tuition-based preschool experience for 3-5-year-old children since 1986. Classes run from 9 am until 2 pm and are offered 2, 3 or 5 days (5 day-4’s only) a week. If you have any questions, please feel free to email learnnplay@allenisd.org.

Parents & Families of English Learners Newsletter

Allen ISD Parents & Families of English Learners,


Our English Learner Support team would like to share tips, tools, and strategies to help you support your child attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement. Please take a minute to explore the newsletter below!

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Ways to Get Involved

  • JOIN PTA!!!
  • Like us on Facebook: @chandlerelementaryPTA
  • Like us on Twitter: @CC_PTA, @cheetahchandler, @ChandlerPrin
  • Volunteer! To volunteer, complete a Criminal History Check online at www.allenisd.org each year.
  • Contact your child's teacher or sign up to volunteer through the Chandler PTA.

We Need You to join the PTA Board!

If you are interested in joining the PTA Board, please fill out the form below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OrV0tHy7_K_MNm6MLMBaEx-O_kJcfyDMC-WUavDfsz0/viewform?edit_requested=true

If you have a 6th grader going to Ford Middles School next year, they’re looking for board members also. Please fill out the form below for the Ford PTA Board.

https://forms.gle/hk1rSr5jKfEgqHeYA

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Lunch Visitors- REMINDER

Just a reminder- Lunch visitors must sign up on the Sign Up Genius (located on Chandler's Webpage) at least 24 hours in advance to be able to come eat with their child. This helps us to manage the amount of visitors coming each day. It also will let the teacher know that your child has a lunch visitor so that they send them to the correct place at lunchtime. Thank you for your help with this matter.


  • Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their own children in a designated area.
  • We do have specific days in which we ask for no lunch visitors.

  • We also do not allow parents to join their students for lunch on state testing days.

  • When you arrive for lunch, you will need to sign in with the receptionist and then proceed to the MPR (multi-purpose room)

  • For security purposes and to avoid hurt feelings of other students, only your own children will be allowed to sit with you.

  • You are welcome to bring in an outside meal for your student and/or yourself only.

  • If purchasing a tray, please have your child order your meal at the beginning of the day in order to have enough food prepared.

  • We will have expectations that need to be followed, and at no time will lunch visitors be allowed to go in the cafeteria.

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End of Year Reminder

All medications must be picked up by May 20th. Medications can NOT be kept over the summer. If medications are not picked up by May 20th, they will be discarded. Please keep in mind, May 20th is the last day of school and an early release day so we will dismiss at 12pm on that day. Please contact Nurse Joseph if you have any questions.

Parents of 6th Graders!

I want to be proactive in helping your 6th grader be prepared for 7th grade enrollment, as this process will begin sooner than we think! All incoming 7th grade students are required to have the following immunizations prior to starting 7th grade:


  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Meningococcal (must be documented on the vaccine record as one of the following: MCV4, Menactra, Menveo, or MenACWY) Must be given on or after the 11th birthday.


Without these immunizations, your child will not be able to start school next year. We have had reports every year that those shots are scarce over the summer with so many children needing them, so the earlier, the better. If your student has had these immunizations, please turn in the documentation to the Chandler school nurse. I can enter those records into your child’s records. This will make the transition and registration process for 7th grade much easier.


There will be several general reminders sent out over the next few weeks. You can verify your child’s vaccines in Skyward. If you have already submitted these records, please disregard this notice.


Please let me know if you have any questions!

Juanita Joseph

Chandler School Nurse

Juanita.Joseph@allenisd.org

469-467-1400

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Chick Fil A Chandler Spirit Day - Tuesday, May 3rd

Please stop by the Stacy Road Chick Fil A anytime on Tuesday for a meal, treat, or even just a drink and mention you are "DINING FOR CHANDLER"! When you do, we receive a portion of your total that helps fund our upcoming Kids Against Hunger school-wide service project. Thank you for your support!

Student Council Meeting - Monday, May 2nd - 3:00-3:45pm - Mrs. Horton's Classroom

Just a reminder that our Student Council has a meeting after school on Monday to complete our planning for Kids Against Hunger!

Kids Against Hunger Service Project - Friday, May 6th

Parents! We need your help! If you have a cleared background check through Allen ISD and you have some free time at the following times, we'd love to have you join us for this heart-warming meal packaging service project! We will be packing dried casserole meals for malnourished children & families in Honduras on Friday, May 6th in the Chandler Cafeteria. Our entire school will enjoy this hands-on experience serving others in the world after we have worked to raise $6,000 for supplies and shipping costs. Our last meal packaging event was in May 2019 when we packaged 30,960 meals - we hope to break our record with everyone working together! You can sign up at this link to volunteer either on Thursday, May 5th (3:30-5:00pm) for unloading the truck, setting up the assembly line, or on Friday, May 6th for assisting our students with the actual assembly line project, or clean up after school on Friday, May 6th from 3-4pm.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c45aea82ba2fb6-kids

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SPECIAL'S UPDATES

Library News

  • All library books are due on Monday May 2nd so that we can do inventory and pack up the library. There are turn in boxes in the upstairs hallway, in front of the library, and in K-2 classrooms. For information on replacing lost or damaged books please contact Mrs. Rios (carrie.rios@allenisd.org).

  • Check out Allen Public Library’s summer reading program and their May calendar of events!
  • Did you know that AISD and Chandler subscribe to many online databases that students can use for research and homework help? Your student can access these databases at home by logging into Destiny in their portal. Find directions here.

  • It is time to decide the winner of the 2nd annual Chandlercott Award. This award is based on the Caldecott Award and is given by Chandler students to the illustrator of the best picture book of the year. Read the nominees in the library or on our Chandlercott page. Voting ends Monday!

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BIKE TO SCHOOL IS ON

WEDNESDAY MAY 4TH


  • All students that either walk, bike, or scooter to school will receive a sticker plus be entered into a drawing for a helmet!
  • Each grade level will have 1 winner so that is 7 winners’ total!!
  • If you walk, bike, or scooter to school make sure to follow all the rules of the road and use the crosswalk for your SAFETY!

THERE ARE STILL SPOTS OPEN TO VOLUNTEER FOR FIELD DAY ON WEDNESDAY MAY 18TH

K, 1st, & 2nd - 9 am-11am

3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th – 12 pm -2 pm


REMINDER: THE ONLY WAY TO SEE YOUR CHILD(REN) HAVING FUN AT FIELD DAY IS TO VOLUNTEER!

If you would like to volunteer to help on this fun filled day here are the steps (with links to click on):


  1. Fill out the Volunteer & Background Application
  2. Sign up on the Field Day SIgn Up Genius


Thank for volunteering for part of or the whole day! With your help this day just got better.

Health and Safety Measures: 2021-2022 School Year

Please review the health and safety measures for the 2021-2022 school year

We appreciate your continued support and partnership as we navigate the 2021-2022 school year together. Go Cheetahs!


Thank you,

Bobbie Allen

Principal

Chandler Elementary