Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark
Weekly Newsletter for Chartwell Families
December 15, 2022
Happy Holidays to Our Chartwell Community
Tomorrow, Friday, December 16 is a NOON pick-up day.
We look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday, January 3.
What's In This Newsletter
If you missed previous issues of the Bulldog Bark, you can find the archives here.
- Home COVID testing kits sent home with all students; submit results on Monday, January 2
- Holiday Self-Care Reminder
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Summer Program: Reserve Your Spot Now!
- Reminders: Dorothy's Kitchen Service Day and Pajama Day - Friday, December 16
- December Activities
- Basketball - See Team Snap
- Make Your End of Year Gift to Chartwell
- December Faculty Birthdays!
ALL SCHOOL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
COVID Testing Kits Sent Home; Submit Results on Monday, January 2
Please test your child on Monday, January 2 and submit your results to Roz Harris at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for helping us ensure a safe and healthy return to school in January.
Holiday Self-Care Reminders
Self-care is just that, taking care of YOURSELF by doing things that promote your physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritually health. Although we may have extra time off of work during the holidays, it tends to feel more challenging to make time for self-care with packed calendars, traveling, visitors, and extra rich, delicious foods on hand.
Lisa Benjamin, Chartwell occupational therapist, encourages our community to end 2022 and start 2023 with a healthier body and mind for you and your family. Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to be your best for those you take care of (which as parents and educators we do often!). Please see attached self-care calendar.
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS - TOMORROW: Dorothy's Kitchen Service Day and Pajama Day
On Friday, all students are invited to wear pajamas as well. We are strongly recommending students wear masks during the activity as we will be working closely together. Masks will be available or your child can bring their own.
Also, DRESS WARMLY. Activities will be both inside and outside and the days have been chilly.
After the service project, students will return to the classrooms for class activities and celebrations. This is a NOON pick-up day.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Friday is Ugly Sweater Day!
Also, we are in need of reusable grocery bags. Thank you!
Project Period Field Experience: Monday, January 9
On Monday, January 9th, 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 (traffic is unpredictable). Lunch is included for all students.
Students should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Students can bring snacks for the bus rides if they choose. If you know your student cannot attend this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Schedule Adjustments for Semester 2
Lunch/Advisory time is changing on Mondays through Thursdays beginning in January. Lunch on Fridays will be from 11:20 am - 11:55 am.
See image below. Contact Amanda Zonghi at email@example.com with questions.
Make Your End of Year Gift to Chartwell
*** Everyone who contributed $40 or more (including anyone who purchased two or more tickets to see Elf) will receive a Chartwell canvas tote bag. ***
Children's Health Council: Resource for Families
If you have questions for us, please contact one of the following Chartwell Team Members:
Head of School, Danielle Patterson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Teaching and Learning, Jodi Amaditz: email@example.com
Assistant Director of Lower School, Katherine Kanaski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Middle School, Karla Bell: email@example.com
Assistant Director of the High School, Amanda Zonghi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of STEAM and EdTech, Sandra Varajic: email@example.com
Director of Student Support: Billy Swift firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Campus Management and Safety, John Langrill: email@example.com
Director of Advancement and Communications, Elena Mueller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Human Development and Wellness, Batya Fields: email@example.com
Director of Athletics: Rory Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Support: email@example.com