Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark
Weekly Newsletter for Chartwell Families
September 1, 2022
How to View A Translated Version of The Bark
The Chartwell Bulldog Bark can be translated into many languages. Here's how to use its accessibility features:
When you receive The Bark, you will need to open the online version of the newsletter by clicking anywhere on the emailed image of the newsletter or the "Translate" button at the top of the email.
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Translations of Chartwell Communications Available for Families
If you would like to receive communications in Spanish, or another language, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traducciones de las Comunicaciones de Chartwell disponibles para familias
Es importante para nosotros que nuestras comunicaciones estén disponibles para las familias en el idioma que necesiten o deseen. Actualmente estamos trabajando con servicios de traducción internos y externos para proporcionar documentos importantes e informes escolares en español. Háganos saber si necesita un idioma distinto del inglés o español.
Si desea recibir comunicaciones en español, envíe un correo electrónico a email@example.com.
What's In This Newsletter
Thank you to all our families for your support and engagement in this first week of the 2022-23 school year! If you missed previous issues of the Bulldog Bark, you can find the archives here.
What's New This Week:
- Updated: COVID Guidelines for Week of September
- MS Sports Meet and Greets & Sign-up
- Clarification for LMS Families and Class Dojo
- Holidays We Celebrate Form
- High School CFN Potluck and Beach Party - Tuesday, September 13
- Here is the link to Danielle Patterson's Letter to the Community from earlier this week
- Here is the link to last week's Community Workshop on Executive Functioning
Upcoming Events (Details in articles below)
- Back to School Nights in September (LS -September 8; MS/HS - September 15)!
- AIM for Mental Health Walk - Join the Chartwell Team! (September 11, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
- CFN Night Out - Friday, September 30 - 6:00 pm (more details to come)
Repeated from Last Week
- First High School Field Experience - September 20-23
Week of September 6: COVID Updates + HS Testing on 9/6
For the week of September 6, here are the current Chartwell guidelines:
Indoor masking will be strongly recommended but not required beginning August 22
Testing will be offered by request. Please send an email to Roz Harris if you would like your child tested for COVID.
Tuesday, September 6: TESTING: High School Students and Faculty
We will test all high students and faculty on Tuesday, September 6 in the morning. If you would like to test at home in advance of Monday, please email confirmation of a negative result to Roz Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If Your Child Tests Positive
Chartwell will follow the California Department of Health Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines for students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID.
MS Sports Meet and Greets Scheduled
The Middle School volleyball coaches, Coach Regan Albee and Coach Meghan Sanchez, will host a meet and greet tomorrow on the field during lunchtime. Students should bring their lunch.
MS Cross Country Meet and Greet - Tuesday, September 6
The Middle School cross country coaches, Coach Jeff Morton and Coach Garrett Rowe, will host a meet and greet Tuesday, September 6 on the field during lunchtime. Students should bring their lunch.
Reminder: Complete the sign-up form below with your child if there is interest.
Clarification for Downloading Class Dojo App
Thank you to the many parents and guardians who have started to download the app and sign-up for Class Dojo, the platform Lower and Middle teachers will use for their weekly newsletters.
Please note: Although there is a premium version that costs $59, Chartwell parents and guardians only need the FREE version. Please do not pay for this service.
Once you're on the page that asks for credit card information, you are done, just close that window. If you log back in and you see this message, you're properly signed up: "Welcome [YourName]! Here you'll see updates, photos, and announcements from school."
Invitations will be sent from Homeroom teachers after Back to School night.
If you did pay for the service and cannot get a refund from Class Dojo, please email email@example.com and we will process a reimbursement for you.
We apologize for any confusion.
Holidays and Traditions
High School CFN Beach Blanket Social and Potluck
High School Overnight Field Experience Details
We are excited to announce our first high school field experience of the year. Please review the details below and be sure to complete and return the Health Form to Roz Harris by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or paper.
Who: All High Students (9th-12th)
When: Tuesday, September 20 through Friday, September 23
Where: College Tour & CIMI FoxLanding on Catalina Island
Tuesday, September 20 - Leave from Chartwell Campus; time TBD
Friday, September 23 - Returning to Chartwell Campus after 10:00 pm
We will be traveling by charter bus to Long Beach enjoying a College Tour along the way. We will stay in a hotel on September 20 to catch the ferry by 8:00 am on Wednesday, September 21 for Catalina Island.
High & Low Rope Initiatives
Hiking & Climbing Wall
Please email Amanda Zonghi, Assistant Director of the High School if your child is unable to attend this field experience. email@example.com
Return Health Forms by September 12, 2022
UPCOMING CHARTWELL EVENTS
Back to School Nights - Save the Dates!
Thursday, September 8
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
General pick-up and arrival at 3:15 pm. Program begins at 3:30 pm.
**Students can stay after school to enjoy a movie or outside activities. There will be child care and snacks for lower school students so parents and guardians can participate in the program.**
MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS (NEW DATE!)
Thursday, September 15
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Middle school and high school students participate in the back to school program with their parents or guardians.
Child care will be available for lower school students with siblings in the middle or high schools.
Walk with Chartwell to Support Mental Health Awareness!
All members of our Chartwell community are invited to join our school walk team on Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 pm as we walk to support mental health awareness in our community.
AIM for Awareness Walk + Rally raises awareness of youth mental health by including resources and services offered by local community organizations. The aim is to help youth NOW with fun activities and critical mental health resources.
This event will feature exhibitors, speakers, food and beverage, games, activities, and more!
All adults and high school students who sign-up for the walk will receive a Chartwell t-shirt to wear for the walk. Our lower and middle school students are encouraged to wear their cohort-colored t-shirt.
There is a $25 registration fee for adults; $10 for children under 18. The event takes place at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove.
REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Monday, September 5 - Labor Day - No Classes
Thursday, September 8 - Back to School Night - LS, 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 11 - AIM Walk for Mental Health, 1:00 p - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, September 13 - CFN High School Potluck and Beach Party, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 15 - Back to School Night - MS/HS, 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, September 20 - Friday, September 23 - HS Field Experience
Friday, September 30 - CFN Night Out!
If you have questions for us, please contact one of the following Chartwell Team Members:
Head of School, Danielle Patterson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Teaching and Learning, Jodi Amaditz: email@example.com
Assistant Director of Lower School, Katherine Kanaski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Middle School, Karla Bell: email@example.com
Assistant Director of the High School, Amanda Zonghi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of STEAM and EdTech, Sandra Varajic: email@example.com
Director of Student Support: Billy Swift firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Campus Management and Safety, John Langrill: email@example.com
Director of Advancement and Communications, Elena Mueller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Athletics: Rory Patterson email@example.com
Technical Support: firstname.lastname@example.org