Friday, August 17

In this week's edition of the #ThisIsCheltenham news share, the district welcomes its newest educators, safety portal goes live, honor for Lise Marlowe and updates on bussing and InfoSnap.

To update your contact information, visit www.cheltenham.org/updatemyinfo. For updates throughout the week, be sure to visit cheltenham.org or the Cheltenham School District Facebook page. If you know someone who would like to receive the weekly news share, direct them to the eNEWS icon at cheltenham.org to register.

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Cheltenham Welcomes New Teachers

This week, nearly 30 new-to-the-district teachers went through the induction process that included learning about the Cheltenham family, the district's culture, students, schools and where the district is headed. They wrapped up an intense week of learning with a lunchtime meet and greet with administrators and principals. Welcome to Cheltenham!
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District Launches Safety Portal

Ever mindful of student and staff safety and security, the district is pleased to announce the launch of its Safety portal available at www.cheltenham.org/safety. The link can be found on the front door of the CSD Homepage and includes information on the following topics: Safety and Security, Building Access, Safety Drills, Safety Partners, Safety Related Policies, What Families Should Do, Mental Health Supports, How Students Can Help, Safety Committee and Inclement Weather Info. Resources include a downloadable PDF offering a broad overview of district safety, school-differentiated safety posters, links to emergency situation information, downloadable information about speaking with children about challenging conversations. The site will continue to grow as additional information and resources will be posted so come back often.


EP's Lise Marlowe to Be Honored for Holocaust Education Efforts

Philadelphia's Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center will honor Elkins Park sixth grade teacher Lise Marlowe for her decades of Holocaust education at the Cheltenham School District at its 57th annual silent auction and dinner on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Philmont Country Club. A national award winning teacher, Marlowe attributes her dedication to teaching Holocaust history to her own great grandmother's instrumental role in resisting the Nazi's attempts to deport the entire Jewish population of Denmark.

Preview silent auction items> | For additional information and to reserve tickets, call 215-464-4701 or email info@hamec.org.


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Fall Sports Seasons Kick Off

The Cheltenham High School campus has been abuzz for two weeks with student-athletes attending their sports camps in preparation for the fall season. See below for the teams' home openers and be sure to come root on the Panthers.

For full schedules and more, visit www.cheltenhampanthers.org.


Glenside Elementary Hosts Second Annual Back to School Playground Party

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InfoSnap Update

On Wednesday, families should have received an email containing a link to a unique "snapcode" enabling parents and guardians to update their child(ren)'s contact information through InfoSnap. If you have not received your email, please complete this form and your snapcode email will be processed as soon as possible.


Bus Transportation Update

The 2018-19 school bus stop assignment letters will be mailed on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Your child’s bus stop assignment, important notices and the school bus rules and regulations are contained in the packet. Additionally, bussing information will be available on the District’s website Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.

If your child was not registered to attend CSD by Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, your child has not yet been assigned to a route. The transportation department will work diligently to assign your child’s bus route as quickly as possible; however, the process takes up to five business days after registration notification is received. Once your child has been assigned to a bus route, you will be notified by your child’s school.

If you have any questions upon receipt of your child’s bus stop assignment, email transportation@cheltenham.org or call 215-886-9500 ext. 6019.


Final Week of Summer Registration for Grades K - 12

Summer registration for Cheltenham residents for kindergarten through 12th grade runs through Thursday, Aug. 23. To register your child for school, visit the student registration portal and click “New Student 18-19” to create an account, submit an application and view the required enrollment documents.

Once those tasks have been completed, contact Kate Shevlin at 215-881-6322 or Dominique Peters at 215-881-6330 to schedule an appointment at the Cheltenham School District Administration Building (2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027) between 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Freshman Transition and New Student Orientations

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Freshman Seminar Orientation

Meet the team, review expectations and team culture and ask questions as part of a discussion session. Plenty of giveaways.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Cheltenham High School Little Theatre (500 Rices Mill Rd., Wyncote, PA 19095)

New Student Orientation

Meet CHS Administration and check out the Activities Fair. Schedules and ChromeBooks will be available and guided tours will be given.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Cheltenham High School Stretton Hall (500 Rices Mill Rd., Wyncote, PA 19095)


Cheltenham Intramural Soccer Registration

Boys and girls from 4- through 18-years-old are welcome to join the Cheltenham Sports intramural soccer program, a recreational program allowing kids to learn soccer skills and providing an opportunity to play. Previous soccer experience is not required! Games are on Saturdays at fields in Cheltenham and most age groups will have optional weeknight practices. Register online at CheltenhamSports.org. Registration costs $95; scholarships are available based on financial need. Direct questions to Hal at bookthrift@msn.com.


Up Your Game with ProBound Hoops Training

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ProBound Training is a full-service basketball training organization based in Cheltenham township. The organization was founded by Cheltenham Lady Panther alumna and state champion Misha Horsey. ProBound Training offers private and group classes for boys and girls from ages 8-14 and a variety of skill levels.

The ProBound Hoops youth skill development program is for athletes interested in developing their game. We teach the proper techniques imperative to enhancing your game. Sessions include 10-minute ball handling and 50-minutes of complete skill development. All student-athletes who participate in our sessions will learn the proper techniques of ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, rebounding, offensive development and moves. For more information, visit www.proboundtraining.com or call 610-533-7917.


Cheltenham School District Foundation's 5th Annual Food Truck Jamboree


Be a Paver Engraver!

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First Day of School

Monday, Aug. 27th, 7am

Cheltenham Township School District, Cheltenham Township, PA, USA


Policy Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 8am

2000 Ashbourne Road

Elkins Park, PA