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Friday, Feb. 9

Welcome to the CSD weekly News Share — a District recap of the recent week's top stories, updates, initiatives and NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION. Do you know a community member who would like to receive this directly? Invite them to visit cheltenham.org and click on the eNEWS icon on the front page to register. #thisischeltenham

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Elkins Park School Hosts Annual 6th Grade Science Fair

A solid understanding of the scientific method was on display Wednesday, Feb. 7, during the annual Elkins Park School 6th grade science fair. “Students studied each part of the scientific method — proposal, hypothesis, materials list, procedure, data collection, research, results and conclusion,” said Elkins Park School science advocate and 6th grade teacher Linda Jephson. Read more and view slide show>

Myers Elementary Celebrates Black History Month with Dance and Drums

The EMI EFE African American Drum and Dance group performed at an assembly sponsored by the Myers Elementary PTO and 4th grade teacher Mrs. Erika Wimms in celebration of Black History Month.

https://youtu.be/H8OmWLBGsA4

Wyncote Hosts Cultural Conversations

Wyncote students learned about the world outside the walls of Wyncote. Each class hosted a community or District staff member who shared their culture and learning experiences.

https://youtu.be/IE4-vOU3Pys

Choir Members Perform at Temple U.

CHS Choir members (l to r) Roy Nussbaum, Isaiah Hughston, Jeremy Elvas, Manny Rimmer and Colin Polisano participated in Temple University's ManChoir Festival Saturday, Feb. 3, working with Temple faculty during rehearsals and a master class. Read more>

Cub Club Teams with CHS Boys’ Varsity Basketball

Members of the Cub Club, a pilot program for Glenside Elementary students that was created to promote Cheltenham sports among elementary schools and encourage CHS athletes to be positive role models, met CHS Varsity Hoops Coach John Timms, participated in the pregame locker room speech and joined the players on the court as the starting lineup was introduced. To find out more about the Cub Club program, contact Terri Kelly at or Brandi Nillis. Read more>

CSD Counselors Recognized during National School Counseling Week

Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, this week’s National School Counseling Week shined a light on the unique contribution of the CSD's professional school counselors and how students are different as a result of school counselors. Read more>

Myers Family BINGO Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UnHD4tR8Fc&feature=youtu.be
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The Inquirer covered the District's mindfulness activities and other proactive steps being taken to toward improving climate and culture. Read more>


Several of the District’s #Eaglesmania activities were featured on glensidelocal.com. Watch videos>


CHS senior swimmer Olivia Guthy is this month’s Suburban One Sports featured athlete. Read more>

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Upcoming School Closings and Early Dismissal

Schools are closed Friday, Feb. 16 for a teacher and staff professional development day. Schools and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day.


Schools will dismiss early on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the following times:

Elementary schools - 2:45 p.m.

Elkins Park School - 2:37 p.m.

Cedarbrook - 2:03 p.m.

CHS - 1:25 p.m.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration and readiness screening for the 2018-2019 school year will take place Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Administration Building (2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027). Visit the registration hub>

Presentation for Rising Seventh Graders and Families

Elkins Park School hosted a presentation for families of rising 7th graders about important information related to the transition to Cedarbrook Middle School.

AP Registration Open through March 7

AP registration will be online this year and is now available. Registration deadline is March 7. There is no late registration this year. Call Ms. Brett at 215-517-3782 if you have any questions.

2018-2019 CHS Course Selection

Starting Monday, Feb. 12, counselors will meet with 9th, 10th and 11th graders to verify their requested courses. Please view CSD's 2018-2019 Course Description Guide.

Stay Informed | HS Curriculum Night Presentation

Families and students attended an evening presentation this past week to review the 2018-2019 course selection process for rising 9th - 12th grade students. View the presentation>

Senate Bill 2 Update

The Board of School Directors of Cheltenham School District sent a letter to the Pennsylvania State Legislature stating its opposition to Senate Bill 2 (Education Savings Account Vouchers). Read the letter>

Stay Informed | Finance Committee Update February 2018

The District's transportation contract and an update on the 2017-18 budget were the two agenda items at this week's Financial Affairs committee meeting. Business Manager Cara Michaels reviewed the new language elements in the transportation RFP and walked through the bid opening in which Cheltenham Transportation, First Student and STA submitted proposals. In her overview of the 2017-18 budget, Michaels reported CSD’s revenue collections and expenditure disbursements are 81.73 percent and 56.22 percent, which are in line with being 58.33 percent through the fiscal year. View presentation>

CTAS Registration Open

Exercise, Asian street food or learning German - these courses and more are available this spring at the Cheltenham Township Adult School. The spring semester begins the week of February 26. For registration information, download the catalogue or call 215 887-1720.

Conversation about the Opioid Crisis

Talk with your elected representatives and experts about combatting the opioid and addiction crisis in our neighborhoods and all across Pennsylvania. Presentations will be followed by Q&A and additional discussion. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Saturday, Feb. 17 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. RSVP>

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Regular Legislative Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 7:45pm

2000 Ashbourne Road

Elkins Park, PA

Educational Affairs Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 6:30pm

2000 Ashbourne Road

Elkins Park, PA

Liaison Committee Meeting

Monday, Feb. 26th, 8am

2000 Ashbourne Road

Elkins Park, PA

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United Parents Group, Cheltenham African American Alliance and CSD present a free screening of ...