Chaffee Elementary School

January 10, 2017

PTA Updates for this week:

Jan. 11 - This Thursday night is Chick-fil-A Spirit Night for Chaffee Elementary! Come out and support our school between 5:30-7:30 pm at the South Parkway location.

Jan. 12th - Chaffee School Skate night at Odyssey Skate Center from 5-7pm. Flyers will go home tomorrow.

Dismissal for car rider line and car tag information

Our pick up dismissal procedures includes car tags for all car riders at dismissal. We use car tags to ensure the safety of your child(ren), our students. Beginning Monday, January 8th, we will require the car tag in order to call your child out for dismissal. Again, this is for the safety of your child. If you have lost your car tag, or need another one, we are happy to provide one in the front office. This may also be a good time to update your pick-up list. You can send in a note, or email, but we can only release your child to the people you have listed on INOW or if you have informed the front office with an email or note. Again, the safety of your child(ren) is most important to us at Chaffee. Thank you for understanding.
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Chaffee Elementary Book Drive

Do you have books at your house that no one reads anymore? We would love to have them! Please donate your gently used books to the front office from now - February 1, 2018. This book drive will help support our 1st graders reach their goal of reading 100 books as they "Go for the Gold" in their reading challenge! We will also look for other areas of need in reading to ensure all of our students have books to read! Thanks in advance!

January Updates:

Jan. 3rd - First Day of 2nd semester; PBIS/AR Celebration Assembly in the cafeteria at 1:10 pm

Jan. 2-Feb. 1 - Chaffee Book Drive - please donate your gently used books to the front office. This book drive will help support our 1st graders reach their goal of reading 100 books as they "Go for the Gold" in their reading challenge!

Jan. 8th - Report cards are sent home

Jan. 8th - Jan. 12th - STAR Testing

Jan. 4-22 - DIBELS Testing

Jan. 11th - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Jan. 15th - No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 22-26 - Scantron testing for Grades 3-5

Feb. 15th - PTA Talent Show

Attendance and sickness

Attendance is very important and we also know there are times when our students are ill with fevers, flu, stomach viruses etc. and must miss school. If your child is absent and has been diagnosed with the flu, please email or call the school to inform your child's teacher.


Yearbooks are on sale for only $20 this year! Orders will be accepted through Friday, February 2nd. Please contact Mrs. Brooks with any questions at

PTA News:

  • Are you interested in serving on the PTA Board for next year? Would you like to be more involved in our school activities? Please contact Amanda Borders at

TeamREAD....are you interested in volunteering or know someone who can?

We are very excited to begin our TeamREAD program again this year at Chaffee!
TeamREAD is a volunteer program that focuses on sight words and fluency in the primary grades. We had great success last year and hope to gain even more volunteers (coaches) this year! We will be happy to train anyone that is willing to volunteer 30 minutes of their time once a week. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Elaine Avery, our head coach, at

AR Reading Goals = Mystery Trip at the end of the year

Please encourage your child to read at home. Students in grades 2-5 must reach all 4 nine week goals in order to attend the Mystery Trip at the end of the year. If your child did not make their first AR goal, they can still participate in the next AR Celebration that we will have at the end of every quarter (nine weeks). Please encourage your child to read, read, read!!! Kindergarten will work on reading 100 sight words and First Grade will set their reading goals during the Wild About Reading program in the spring. We set high expectations because we believe in our students!

PTA Resource with lots of information for parents!

Please check out this website if you have any technology questions. It has a ton of technology information for parents!