Cheetah Connection

A PRINCIPAL UPDATE FOR OUR CHANDLER FAMILIES

November 11, 2022

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Save the Date!

11/14-11/18- Kibbles for Kirby Pet Food Drive (see details below)

11/14- 1st Grade Field Trip to Dallas Arboretum

11/15- Eagle Engagement Night (see info below)

11/16- 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Arboretum

11/16- Science Fair Applications Due to Mrs. Williams

11/17- Kinder Thanksgiving Play 2:00 PM

11/17- 1st Grade Thanksgiving Plays

11/17- Sprinkling Kindness for Kirby Remembrance Event- 4pm at front of school

11/18 - Early Student Release Day at 12:00 PM

11/21- 11/25- Thanksgiving Break- No School

11/29- Fall Picture Retake Day

11/29- 4th Grade Field Trip to AT&T Stadium

12/1- Science Fair projects due by 3pm

12/2- Announcements Team FT to Allen High School

12/2- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Heard Museum

12/3- Holly Jolly Run

12/5-12/9- Penguin Patch Holiday Shop

12/6- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

12/6- 3rd Grade STEAM Center Field Trip

12/13- PTA General Meeting/ Kindergarten Performance- 6pm

12/15- Winter Class Parties- (6th 8:30AM) (K-5th 2:00 PM)

12/16- Polar Express Day

12/16 - Early Student Release Day 12:00 p.m.

12/16- End of 2nd 9 Weeks Grading Period

12/19-1/2- Winter Break- No School

1/3- Staff Development Day- No School for Students

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Chandler 2022-2023 Yearbook ON SALE NOW

Now is the time to order your yearbook for the lowest price! Order using the QR code or the link below. This deal ends November 11th.

Order Link: https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01096103

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Ways to Get Involved

  • JOIN PTA!!!
  • Like us on Facebook: @chandlerelementaryPTA
  • Like us on Twitter: @CC_PTA, @cheetahchandler, @ChandlerPrin
  • Like us on Instagram: @chandlerelementarypta
  • 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.
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Book Fair Help Needed!

We are looking for 2-3 Book Fair co-chairs for next school year! You will be able to shadow the behind-the-scenes preparations for the spring 2023 book fair to have a taste of how fun and easy it is! If interested, please contact Julia Wang at juliadanawang@gmail.com

Science Fair

CHANDLER SCIENCE FAIR IS HERE!!!

Are you an aspiring scientist? Do you think science is super cool and fun?

The Science Fair is an amazing place to showcase your talents!


Applications are due back to Ms. Williams by Nov. 16th.

(get these from teachers or come by Ms. Williams' room)


Final project is due Dec. 1st by 3 pm.

Questions? Contact: shayne.williams@allensid.org

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Emergent Bilingual Virtual Cafe

We would like to invite parents of Emergent Bilingual students to join us for our first Virtual Café - Coffee Chat Series on 11/29 from 9:15-10:15 am. The link to sign-up is in the newsletter below.
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Father Daughter Ball

We welcome you to the 22nd Annual Father Daughter Ball. We hope as you walk into the winter wonderland of dazzling snowflakes, that you'll create a lifetime of memories. Join us for a sparkly evening including dancing, light refreshments, pictures, and prizes. Like last year, we will have three dances.


Twilight Dance 4:30-5:30 pm KG and under

Evening Dance One 6:00-7:30 pm Gr 1-3

Evening Dance Two 8:30-10:00 pm Gr 4-7


The ages and grades are recommendations only; however, the dance format and music selections will be geared towards the targeted age group. Registration is limited and is held on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are dance specific. Cancellations will be accepted and a refund will be issued as long as the cancellation is received by noon on December 5, 2022. New this year, each person attending must buy a ticket; we no longer offer "Couple Tickets”. If you have questions please call or email Sandra Lovesey at 972-727-0502 or sandra.lovesey@allenisd.org.


Register Here

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GOGUARDIAN PARENT APP

GoGuardian Parent, a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of your children's activity on school-issued devices and provide you with additional controls during out-of-school hours, is now available to Allen ISD families! Learn more >> https://allenisd.org/guardian

Arrival Reminders

  • Doors will open at 7:30 AM for arrival.
  • School begins at 7:45 AM.
  • Please ensure your child is arriving with plenty of time to get to class. Instructional minutes begin at 7:45 AM.
  • If your child arrives after 7:45 AM, you will need park and sign them in at the front office.

Eating Breakfast at Chandler

  • If you child is having breakfast, they will need to arrive no later than 7:30 AM.

Student Personal Items

  • Please, please, please put your child's name on their personal items.
  • We recommend using the initial of the first name and the full last name. (Ex: Bobbie Allen)
  • If your child misplaces something and their name is on it, we will do everything we can to get it back to them.
  • Suggested items you put their names on:
  1. Water bottle
  2. Lunchbox
  3. Jacket

Celebrating Birthdays

Students are allowed to pass out birthday treats, invitations, and/or goodie bags this year. To minimize disruptions to the learning environment, this must happen at the end of the day as students are leaving the classrooms. The students can then take the item home with them and the parents can decide if they want them to keep it. A few notes about these items -


  • Student will be the ones that pass the invitations or items out
  • Invitations must be shared with either the whole class or all boys or all girls...we don't want to leave people out. If they don't want to invite all these people, your child will need to pass them out on their own time outside of the school day.
  • Digital invitations are a great option, but teachers may not share invitations with parents or provide you with email addresses to do so. If you join PTA, a directory with some of this information will be shared soon.
  • Goodie bags or treats need to be shared with all students.
  • We highly recommend all items be individually wrapped. This makes it so much easier for the students.

Lunch Visitors

  • Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their own children in a designated area beginning on Sept. 6th.
  • We ask that all lunch visitors sign up on our "Lunch Visitors Sign Up" at least 24 hours in advance. This helps our overall operations here when teachers know that you will be meeting your student and they send them to join you during their lunch time.

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

  • We do have specific days in which we ask for no lunch visitors.

  • When you arrive for lunch, make sure you bring your photo ID. You will need to sign in with the receptionist and then proceed to the designated room.

  • For security purposes and to avoid hurt feelings of other students, only your student 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 visit any other locations on campus other than the designated space for lunch.

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PARENTS- if you have any clothes your children have outgrown, please consider donating them to the clinic. We are low on our supply of extra clothes. Thank you!

2022-2023 Health and Safety Guidelines

The district will continue to monitor the guidance of local, county, and state health agencies to ensure we find an appropriate balance of health and safety procedures that afford us the opportunity to also ensure high levels of student learning.


Allen ISD’s health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for the 2022-2023 school year are located on the district website. These protocols are subject to change based upon additional Texas Education Agency guidance.

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Penguin Patch Holiday Shop - December 5-9

Our annual Holiday Shopping Experience for students is opening soon! Our Chandler Multi-Purpose Room will soon be transformed into a Holiday Shopping Wonderland the week of December 5-9 to allow our students to shop for special gifts for family and friends for the upcoming holiday season! Gifts are inexpensive & will range in price from $ .25 up to $12.00. Students will be able to purchase and wrap these gifts to be ready for giving. Look for a Penguin Patch flyer and budgeting envelope coming home next week in student folders to help your child consider who they might like to purchase a gift for. A LARGE portion of the proceeds from our Holiday Shop will go toward our Kids Against Hunger fund! Contact Dawn.Horton@allensid.org with questions. To volunteer in the Penguin Patch, please navigate to

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fa4ac2fab9-penguin

World Kindness Day - November 13th

What can YOU do to make the world a KINDER place? This Sunday, November 13th is World Kindness Day!

Check out https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ for ideas on how to "make kindness the norm!"

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Coach's Clipboard

2022 Holly Jolly 5K & Fun Run

Dec 3, 2022


  • Did you know that by signing up for the Holly Jolly Run you are helping out our PE Program?

  • That is right for every person signed up we receive $5 back.

  • We set a goal of 300 people signed up this year and as of right now we only have 114!

  • There is only 3 weeks left to sign up so PLEASE consider helping us out!

  • JUST CLICK RIGHT HERE

Holly Jolly Run Sign Up HERE!

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Chandler Elementary Annual Veterans Day Recognition

Thank you to all that were able to make it out to celebrate our Veterans. This is a way for our students to show veterans that what they did matters and we appreciate it very much. See you all next year!

The 21 Day Challenge SURVEY is now OPEN until Wednesday November 16th!


  • If you have not completed your survey, please check your email or click on the link here.

  • We need everyone to complete the survey to receive credit and win some money for our field day.

  • When you go in to complete the survey, you can choose between 4 different prizes.

  • If all the students that signed up complete the survey, then we will hold a crazy hair/hat day!


Thank you for your participation!

Did you know that Chandler has a bowling team?


  • That is right, we have a 5th & 6th grade team, one for boys and one for girls in each grade.
  • Last year, we won 1st place in 3 out of the 4 groups. We would like a repeat but maybe take all 4!!!!
  • The week after Thanksgiving break we will be holding tryouts.
  • We will have practices after school and at the bowling alley in Allen leading up to the big event on Saturday April 22nd.
  • More information will be coming home when we start tryouts.

Notes From Music

  • Honor Choir announcement letters will go home in a sealed envelope on November 18th.

  • Choir Tour and Cluster Concert- Monday, December 5th. The payment is due November 18th.


Upcoming dates:

  • Kindergarten program- Tuesday, December 13th. More information coming soon!

Amazing Art

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Library News

  • Check out the Allen Public Library’s November calendar. Dinosaurs take over the Library for DiNovember so head their way for some Jurassic-sized fun!
  • Would you like to dedicate a library book to your child on their birthday? Learn more about our Birthday Bears & Books Program here: https://www.allenisd.org/Page/2701
  • Our library subscribes to several databases and sources for ebooks and audiobooks. Learn more here.
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We appreciate your continued support and partnership as we navigate the 2022-2023 school year together. Go Cheetahs!


Thank you,

Bobbie Allen

Principal

Chandler Elementary