Cheltenham SD Weekly News Share

Friday, December 5

WEEKLY NEWS ITEMS

School Board Annual Reorganization

The Board of School Directors is required by law to hold a Reorganization Meeting during the first full week of December each year. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 the Board of School Directors held their annual Reorganization Meeting. Board Member, Stephanie Gray, served as Temporary Chairperson of the meeting. As part of the Reorganization Meeting, Mary Russell nominated Napoleon Nelson to take over the position of President of the Board of School Directors. The nomination was met with unanimous approval and acceptance by Mr. Nelson, making him the Board President for one year, ending on December 7, 2015. Mary Russell then nominated Julie Haywood for Vice President and Bill England nominated David Rackow for Vice President. After a roll call vote, Julie Haywood was elected Vice President of the Board for a one year term with an end date of December 7, 2015. The last two pieces of reorganization business included the appointment of Stephanie Gray as SDCT Board Representative to the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology for three years and the announcement of 2015 Regular Legislative Board Meetings by Napoleon Nelson.

THIS WEEK'S COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS

FACILITIES COMMITTEE PRESENTATION: TUESDAY DECEMBER 2, 2014

TOPICS: Wyncote Elementary School construction update and change order; Cheltenham High School construction project; Cedarbrook Middle School building and project review, site information and next step recommendation.

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS PRESENTATION: TUESDAY DECEMBER 2, 2014


TOPIC #1: 2015-2016 BUDGET UPDATE

TOPIC #2: 2013-2014 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

TOPIC #3: FINANCING FOR CURRENT PROJECTS

Cheltenham School District Education Foundation Holiday Tribute Cards Now Available

Looking for a great Holiday gift for a deserving student or influential individual? Honor your special-someone with a Cheltenham Foundation Tribute Card! For a $10 donation, the Cheltenham School District Education Foundation will send a personalized Tribute Card to your honoree. They will email your tax receipt, as all gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible.

Your gift to the Cheltenham Education Foundation goes directly to work in our school district. Tribute Card contribution money supports the Foundation’s Teacher Grant program as well as special programming throughout the District. When you make a gift to the Foundation, you make a difference to a teacher!



TRIBUTE CARD FORM

SDCT STORY OF THE WEEK


CHS Marching Panthers Wear Bracelets to Support Abington Student

Rivalries were set aside at the recent Cheltenham vs Abington football game when the CHS Marching Panthers wore wristbands in support of an Abington student who suffers from the rare disease Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD/CRPS). Honored with the game's coin toss, the Abington student was joined by her family who sold RSD/CRPS bracelets at the stadium to raise funds for the American RSD/CRPS Association. When offered to wear bracelets by the student's mother, the CHS Marching Panthers overwhelmingly accepted. Band members performed with bright orange and yellow wristbands for all to see. Many band members even made a personal connection with the Abington student and her family. The student's mother was so moved that she wrote a letter to Principal Parker conveying her great appreciation for the kindness and support displayed by the CHS Marching Panthers.

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On Next Week's Calendar

School Board: Regular Legislative Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 9th 2014 at 7:45pm

2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, PA, United States (Main Auditorium)

This meeting is open to the public.
Meeting agenda made public Monday, December 8th at 9am on District website

WEEKLY INFOGRAPHIC

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Township Holiday Season Parking Perk

Motorists can enjoy free parking on Saturdays this holiday season when shopping at Cheltenham Township businesses. To support local businesses, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners has waived parking meter fees on Saturdays, December 6, 13, 20 and 27 in all commercial districts in the Township.

CHS Key Club and Organic Farm Club Holiday Toy Drive

Cheltenham High School Students are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped toy(s) to the CHS Key Club and Organic Farm Club Toy Drive. Students can drop toys off in CHS Main Office Lobby. Please add name and homeroom number on a sticky and tape to
toy before dropping in collection box. Ideas include; dolls, coloring/art sets, Plah-Doh, building sets, and games.

Parents can send toys in with their students or drop the toys off at the Main Office themselves.

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