Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark
Weekly Newsletter for Chartwell Families
January 5, 2023
What's In This Newsletter
If you missed previous issues of the Bulldog Bark, you can find the archives here.
- Family Conferences Sign-up - Wednesday, January 18 - Friday, January 20 - NOON Pick-up Days
- Community Workshop: Traits and Challenges of Twice Exceptional Learners - 1/12/23, 5:30 pm via Zoom
- Financial Aid Reminder 2023-24
- Chartwell Board Members Observing Classes This Month
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Middle School Shadow Days - Wednesday, January 11 and Thursday, January 12
- Summer Program: Reserve Your Spot Now!
- Middle School Basketball Information Meeting
- MS/HS Climbing Club!
- HS Field Experience - Monday, January 9
- Basketball - See Team Snap
- MS/HS Climbing Club (see article in Lower and Middle School Section)
- Track and Field Sign-ups Open
- Surf Club Coming Soon
- January Faculty Birthdays
Monday, January 9 - HS Field Experience (Offsite, All Day) See details below.
Thursday, January 12 - Community Workshop: Traits and Challenges of Twice Exceptional (2e) Learners with Jeff Morton - 5:30 pm (Zoom link below)
Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr Day - No Classes
Tuesday, January 17 - Lower School (Ford, Phillips, Rhoads) Field Trip to The Tech Interactive
Wednesday, January 18 - Friday, January 20 - Family Teacher Conferences - NOON dismissal
Saturday, January 21 - FTC Robotics Tournaments (Sunnyvale)
Tuesday, January 24 - Chartwell High School Overview (Zoom) - 5:30 pm; RSVP to email@example.com
Thursday, January 26 - Community Coffee - New Year Check-In with Jodi Amaditz and Danielle Patterson, 8:30 am, McMahan Hall
ALL SCHOOL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Family/Teacher Conferences Sign-Ups - Respond by January 8
Family/Teacher Conferences will be held from Wednesday, January 18 through Friday, January 20. School dismissal on these days will be 12:00 pm. Please use the division Google forms links below to sign up for conferences.
When you are signing up, select at least three preferred time slots and we will schedule a time for you and share via email by Friday, January 13. Feel free to select as many time slots as you wish, so that we have the most scheduling flexibility.
Choose any additional faculty members you would like to attend your conference. We will work to ensure that as many of them as possible are present. The meeting will last for 35 minutes and can be held in-person or via Zoom.
Please complete the form by January 8. Contact your division director with any questions.
Traits and Challenges of Twice Exceptional Learners - January 12, 5:30 pm
Join Learning Profile and 2e Specialist Jeff Morton for an informative and engaging exploration of the characteristics of 2e learners and the common barriers to learning they face. Participants will gain insight into the experiences of 2e learners and be presented strategies and resources to better help these students meet their potential.
This free workshop is open to the public and is being presented via Zoom. See link below to join next Thursday, January 12 at 5:30 pm.
Financial Aid Application Open for 2023-24 Year
The financial aid application for the 2023-2024 school year opened on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Here is a direct link to our online application: https://sssandtadsfa.force.com/familyportal/FamilyLogin?startURL=%2Ffamilyportal
If you have any questions or need assistance navigating through the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Danielle Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chartwell Board of Trustees Observing Classes This Month
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Grade 8 Shadow Days - January 11-12
LS/ULS Intramural League 2022-23
Our first intramural basketball game for Lower and Upper Lower School students is on January 17 during lunch beginning at 12:25 pm. Games are 10 minutes long.
The goal is to have fun, learn new skills, compete amongst peers, and gain valuable experience in a team-oriented environment.
The game schedule:
January 17 - First game/scrimmage
January 31 - Practice and competitions
February 1 - Game/scrimmage
February 2 - Game/Scrimmage
February 14 -Game/scrimmage
February 15 - Game/scrimmage
February 28-March 2 - Playoffs & Championship
Middle School Basketball Information Meeting - Friday, January 6
Intro to Chartwell High School Zoom Presentation
Summer Program: Reserve Your Spot Now
If you think you will want your child to participate in the Chartwell Summer Program (June 14 - July 14, 2023), please complete the below form by January 15. Registration will open the first week in February and we will hold Chartwell student spots for two weeks until we will need to release them if you have not registered.
Our students are our priority and we appreciate you working with us.
MS/HS Chartwell Climbing Club 2023
The Chartwell Climbing Club is open to all middle and high school students. Contact Elizabeth Darovic at email@example.com with questions or to sign-up.
- The program is an 8-week commitment - January 23-March 24, 2023; Commitment forms are required to join: Each climber is expected to complete the entire 8-week program.
- Meets Wednesdays and Fridays after school at Sanctuary Climbing and Fitness
- All skill levels are welcomed
- The gym fee (membership) is included for all Chartwell climbing club members.
- Waivers are required by the gym; check sanctuary.com for more information and the waiver form.
- Approximately 10 students to 2 teachers/advisors ratio per skill group
The goal of the Chartwell rock climbing club is to introduce our students to the fundamentals of rock climbing. During our 8-week rock climbing program, students will eventually learn the proper fundamentals of rock climbing and they will be able to compete amongst themselves. Small teams of students will compete against each other in fun competitions.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Project Period Field Experience: Monday, January 9
On Monday, January 9, the high school will go off campus for the full day. Please ensure students are on time as we are departing shortly after drop-off.
As part of our “Corporations” project period, students will engage in an off-campus field experience to visit various corporations in Silicon Valley. We will be traveling by bus. Due to our size, we are splitting the students into two groups. Half of the students will visit Apple and the other half will tour the Silicon Valley Innovation Center. We are aiming to be back on campus between 3:15-4:00 pm (traffic is unpredictable).
Lunch is included for all students. Students should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a rain coat and a water bottle. Students can bring snacks for the bus rides if they choose. Students who take medications during the school day will be responsible for bringing and managing their own medications. For the few students who typically get their midday medication from Roz at the front desk, we will bring and administer those medications.
If you know your student cannot attend this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
High School Basketball
- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Friday, January 6: Green Team Monte Vista @ Monterey Sports Center
- Wednesday, January 11: Green & Silver Teams Ceiba Prep 1:00 pm Green Team/ 2:30 pm Silver Team
- Thursday, January 19: Silver Team North Valley Baptist - 5:30 pm
- Friday, January 27: Silver Team North Valley Baptist - 5:30 pm
Be sure to check Team Snap for updates and changes.
** HS Surf Club Starts in February 2023. Watch for More Information.**
January Faculty & Staff Birthdays
Anthony Garcia - January 8
Kristen Bogue - January 13
Stacy Meheen - January 17
Jack Riley - January 18
Amanda King -January 19
Tayler Rutter - January 21
Jesse Vickers - January 21
Rory Patterson - January 29
If you have questions for us, please contact one of the following Chartwell Team Members:
Head of School, Danielle Patterson: email@example.com
Director of Teaching and Learning, Jodi Amaditz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Lower School, Katherine Kanaski: email@example.com
Assistant Director of Middle School, Karla Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of the High School, Amanda Zonghi: email@example.com
Director of STEAM and EdTech, Sandra Varajic: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Student Support: Billy Swift email@example.com
Director of Campus Management and Safety, John Langrill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Advancement and Communications, Elena Mueller: email@example.com
Director of Human Development and Wellness, Batya Fields: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Athletics: Rory Patterson email@example.com
Business Office: Katia Stornetta firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Support: email@example.com