Cheltenham SD Weekly News Share
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
SPOTLIGHT CULTURES AND CUISINE AT CEDARBROOK
Cedarbrook teachers know deeper learning occurs when lessons are taught using cross-curricular instruction. Such was the case when Ms. Mercedes Walton Mason (Spanish teacher), Ms. Kristen McGeary (Montgomery County Intermediate Unit classroom instructor) and Mrs. Robin Rosenberg (Family & Consumer Sciences teacher) joined forces to expose students to the cultures and cuisines of Spanish-speaking countries. Students worked in groups to research what foods are eaten in their chosen country, how they are served, and what health benefits may be attributed to the food.
The culminating event occurred on Thursday, Dec. 21 at Cedarbrook Central when student groups presented their findings. The MCIU students presented as a class — a shining example of how inclusion works in Cheltenham. Students sampled native cuisines that included kid-friendly sangria and coquito, rice and beans and Spanish cornbread. The food smelled and tasted as great as it looked. Great job Cedarbrook.
STAY INFORMED | EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017
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STAY INFORMED | FINANCIAL AFFAIRS JAN 2018
Budget process and the 2017-18 budget update were the two agenda items covered at the Financial Affairs committee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
District Business Manager Ms. Cara Michaels presented a general overview of the budget process, which included the topics of Act 1, Act 1 Index, Pennsylvania Department of Education required reporting formats and fund balance classifications. The general overview was in preparation for the first look of the 2018-19 budget, which will be presented at the Tuesday, Feb. 6 Financial Affairs committee meeting.
Ms. Michaels also presented an overview of the 2017-18 budget, reporting CSD’s revenue collections and expenditure disbursements are at 78.99 percent and 46.57 percent respectively. These figures are in line with being 50 percent through the fiscal year. The minutes of this meeting will be shared in greater detail at the next Legislative meeting.
View the entire presentation at http://bit.ly/2Cyuaqd.
JOIN THE CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION
The Cheltenham High School Environmental Club invites you to an evening of climate change education and action on Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Attendees will screen the documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel” and hear about renewable energy initiatives from State Representative Steve McCarter and Cheltenham Township Commissioner Ann Rappoport.
Register for your free tickets today at https://tinyurl.com/CHSClimateAction.
GE STUDENTS LEARN LESSON ON BOUNDARIES
CHS ALUMNA ON NBC10 TO DISCUSS 5TH ANNUAL LADY PANTHERS BASKETBALL GAME
NBC10's Rosemary Connors chatted with Cheltenham alumna Misha Horsey and Alyssa Spiotta of the American Cancer Society in advance of the 5th annual Cheltenham Lady Panther Alumnae Game tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Cheltenham High School. Clinic at 10 a.m.; game at 12:30 p.m.
REGULAR LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, Jan. 9th, 7:45pm
2000 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA
EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS MEETING
Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 6:30pm
2000 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA
INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
The District’s decision to open or close schools because of inclement weather has a big impact on families. The District’s top priority is the safety of our students. Click through for helpful information regarding the District’s inclement weather procedures and notification system.
MONDAY, JAN. 15 | MLK JR. DAY
Schools and offices are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but consider attending the MLK "Day On" at Cheltenham High School.
ADRIENNE TOLBERT-JACKSON - HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
With nearly three decades of human resources and personnel management experience in numerous positions with the School District of Philadelphia (PSD), Adrienne Tolbert-Jackson has been named director of human resources for the Cheltenham School District. Tolbert-Jackson’s appointment was approved at the November 21 legislative board meeting.
For the past 20 years, Tolbert-Jackson was a labor relations specialist with the PSD, serving as a resource to administrative staﬀ in the clariﬁcation of collective bargaining agreements and policy; assisting supervisory and administrative staﬀ during disciplinary conferences; representing administrators, principals, managers and supervisors during grievance hearings; conducting professional development sessions for supervisory and administrative employees regarding policy issues and contract interpretation; advising administrators, principals and supervisors as to appropriate action in conﬂict resolution; participating in collective bargaining negotiations; reviewing and editing disciplinary documents; and investigating and evaluating union complaints or arguments to determine viability. Prior, she served in personnel administration in the PSD food services and transportation services division.
A member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Tolbert-Jackson earned her master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, and her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University
in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-881-6343.
CHS BASEBALL BENEFIT AT LUIGI'S PIZZARAMA II
Luigi’s Pizzarama II in Elkins Park is hosting a full-day fundraiser on Sunday, Jan. 8 to benefit the CHS Baseball program. Online ordering is available! See the flyer below for details. Just mention “CHS Baseball” with your lunch and dinner orders!