Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark

Weekly Newsletter for Chartwell Families

September 15, 2022

What's In This Newsletter

If you missed previous issues of the Bulldog Bark, you can find the archives here.

Announcements This Week:

  • Morning Coffee & Conversation: Wednesday, September 28, 8:30 am
  • Community Workshop - Understanding Dyslexia: Thursday, September 29, 5:30 pm (Zoom)
  • High School Field Experience Details - Important Updates for Students Attending
  • Hiking Field Trip on 9/23 for HS Students NOT Attending Field Experience
  • Family Interest Survey from the Chartwell Family Network
  • CFN Night Out - Friday, September 30 - The Dust Bowl in Monterey at 6:00 pm
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Chartwell Family Network Annual Interest Survey

Each year, the Chartwell Family Network shares a survey with families to gain a sense of community interests to help plan future events, activities, and gatherings. Please take a moment to complete the survey.

Middle School Athletics Update

Friday, September 16 at Carmel Middle School

1st Cross Country Meet of the Season!

Meet starts at 4:00 pm

HOME GAME: Tuesday, September 20 at Chartwell School

MS Volleyball vs Monterey Bay Charter

Game starts at 4:00 pm

High School Overnight Field Experience: Updates for Students Attending

Please note: All bags will be checked by Chartwell faculty and staff for any items in violation of our Student Handbook policies prior to boarding the buses on September 20. A Seaside police officer will be present and observing the process.

Monday, September 19

Covid Testing - Time TBD

Tuesday, September 20

7:45 am - 8:00 am Drop-off

7:45 am - 8:45am Bag check

9:00 am Buses depart

Students with Medication: Please email or with medication directions by Monday, September 19 and send detailed instructions with RX bottles/ medication.

Contact information while on trip:

Amanda Zonghi

Cell phone number (call or text): (831) 308-1188

Fox Landing number while we are on Island: 310:510:1890

Packing List

Packing List (English)

Packing List (Spanish)

High School Hiking Field Trip - Friday, September 23 (Students NOT attending Field Experience)

Next week, Friday, September 23, we are excited for our High School students who were not able to go on the field experience will go hiking! We will be hiking in Point Lobos in Big Sur, and are asking that students are dropped off and picked up at the main entrance to the park.

Students will need to bring a daypack or backpack with a packed lunch and ample water. Students should also wear appropriate shoes for a hike and bring sunscreen and/or a hat.

Join Us! Chartwell Parent and Caregiver Social on 9/30 at 6 pm

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Week of September 19: COVID Update

For the week of September 19, here are the current Chartwell guidelines:

  • Indoor masking will be strongly recommended but not required.

  • Testing will be offered by request. Please send an email to Roz Harris if you would like your child tested for COVID.

  • If Your Child Tests Positive: Chartwell will follow the California Department of Health Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines for students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 15 - Back to School Night - MS/HS, 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 20 - Friday, September 23 - HS Field Experience

Wednesday, September 28 - Chartwell Morning Coffee and Conversation, 8:30 am

Thursday, September 29 - Community Workshop: Understanding Dyslexia and Simulation

Friday, September 30 - CFN Night Out! 6:00 pm

How to View A Translated Version of The Bark

The Chartwell Bulldog Bark can be translated into many languages. Here's how to use its accessibility features:

When you receive The Bark, you will need to open the online version of the newsletter by clicking anywhere on the emailed image of the newsletter or the "Translate" button at the top of the email.

This will redirect you to the online newsletter where you can find the Accessibility Bar and the "Translate" option in the top right corner.

Cómo ver una versión en español de The Bark

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Esto le redirigirá al boletín en línea donde puede encontrar la barra de accesibilidad y la opción "Traducir" en la esquina superior derecha.


If you have questions for us, please contact one of the following Chartwell Team Members:

Head of School, Danielle Patterson:

Director of Teaching and Learning, Jodi Amaditz:

Assistant Director of Lower School, Katherine Kanaski:

Assistant Director of Middle School, Karla Bell:

Assistant Director of the High School, Amanda Zonghi:

Director of STEAM and EdTech, Sandra Varajic:

Director of Student Support: Billy Swift

Director of Campus Management and Safety, John Langrill:

Director of Advancement and Communications, Elena Mueller:

Director of Athletics: Rory Patterson

Technical Support: