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Chatfield Newsletter: December 12, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Treat Street, Trolley Rides and Reindeer...

On Tuesday, December 20 we will enjoy a busy day. Horse drawn trolley rides will transport students around the grounds, reindeer will visit in the morning hours, and delicious treats will be served throughout the day. We need your help with the delicious treats! Would you please remember us when you are doing your holiday baking and share 1 to 2 dozen special treats that can be part of our sweet, treat street delight! Please deliver homemade baked goods to the kitchen on December 19 or the morning of December 20. Please label your item with whether it is made with any types of nuts, or if it is gluten free. Thank you so much!

Parents are welcome to get involved in activities on the 20th.

We wish you a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

On behalf of all the Chatfield Staff we wish you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday season. The winter break is Wednesday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 3, 2023. School resumes on Wednesday, January 4 bright and early!
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Holiday Band Concert Thursday, December 15 6:30pm

We are looking forward to the Holiday Band Concert this week. We wish all of the performers a great time! Practice hard!

Second Cardmarking Progress Reports

Progress Reports for students in grades 4-8 were posted and/or sent home on Friday, Dec. 9. Please sign and return or email your child's homeroom teacher letting them know that you have read your child's progress report on or before Dec. 14.

Thank you for your help and support of PIE's Santa Shop

This year's Santa Shop was a great success. We want to thank all of the families that helped by donating items for sale. We are also very appreciative and thank all of the parents that volunteered time and energy for set up, sales, helping students, keeping track of inventory, depositing money, take down and clean up! We appreciate all of your time and dedication to this fun event.

Time to Register for Chatfield Youth Basketball!

The CYBP will now INCLUDE 5th grade! The program is for ANY student attending Chatfield and/or others in Grades 1-5. Registration will end on January 7th (5:00 p.m.). The cost of the program for new CYBP participants is $45 (includes reversible jersey).
Returning participants (with jersey) will pay $30. ALL PARTICIPANTS NEED A CURRENT WELL-CHILD EXAM ON FILE.

Cost for late registrations (after 1/7) will be an additional $10.

Individual & Team Pictures taken by TSS Photography: TBD

CYBP Dates: Saturday – 1/14 (Evaluation Clinic@Chatfield) Grades 1-2 (9:00 - 10:30) Grades 3-5 (11:00 - 12:30)

Team skills camp Games

January 21nd, February 4th, February 25th January 28th, Feb.11th, March 4th, March 11th

Skill Saturdays: Grades 1-2 (9:00 a.m -10:00am. or 10:15 - 11:15 a.m) - Team specific Times TBA
Grades 3-5 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:45-1:45 p.m.) – Team Specific Times TBA

There will be practice/Skill weeks and game weeks. They will alternate back and forth. The skill weeks will be run like a camp (by Mr. Boyle), but with smaller numbers and very focused instruction. We would like coaches/parents to help and be involved/assist on practice days as well. On game dates there will be no practice time before their games. Boys and girls in grades 1-2 will play on 8 foot baskets during the season (between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.) while those in grades 3-5 will play their games on regulation 10 foot baskets (between 11:30 and 1:30 p.m.).

Each game will consist of two 20 minute “running clock” halves while being officiated with volunteer officials trained by a licensed basketball official through the MHSAA.

**Returning for 2023--Depending on numbers I am considering separating boys and girls if possible. I am not sure how this will work, but I think it would be a better experience for all involved. However numbers may not allow me do this.**

The Chatfield Youth Basketball Program is a volunteer-based activity and will need help to allow the program to run smoothly each week. We expect all parents to have a vested interest in development of their child through this program. This includes helping with operating the scoreboard, concession stand workers, and the always important coaches.
Please make checks payable to “The Chatfield School.” Questions may be directed to Mr. Boyle, Athletic Director at

Registration Link:

Chatfit at CrossFit Lapeer

Chatfit at Crossfit Lapeer will begin January 11 on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 4:45! Sessions will run from January 11th until March 15 for students in grades 4-8.

Students that enroll in Chatfit are expected to dress in comfortable clothing that will allow them to move without restriction and school appropriate. Students should wear tennis shoes.

Students will be participating in a variety of physical activity ranging from strength building, gymnastic movements (like pull ups, handstands, forward rolls, etc) and metabolic conditioning.

There is no cost to attend, but parents are responsible for their child's transportation to Crossfit Lapeer and picking their child up after the session as well.

Registration LINK:

PIE presents WinterFest 2023!

Please see the flyer below inviting you to our WinterFest and Chili Cookoff! We need lots of participants to make this a fun event! Register for the Chili-cookoff or to RSVP for the Chili dinner at:
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Chatfield Students Take to the Lapeer Stages this Week!

Oakley Lange, Julius Locke, Madison Peck, and Sarah Peck are performing in "Ho Ho Ho The Santa Claus Chronicles" at the PIX Theater! The production is Thursday and Friday December 15 and 16! Break a leg team!

Link for tickets:

PIE Meeting - January 9 4PM

The PIE meeting will be Monday, January 9 at 4pm in the Commons. We have a lot to work on and we ask that you please try to attend! Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate.

Holiday Depot - Family Assistance for Holiday Season

If you or someone you know may need assistance for the holiday season, the 2022 Holiday Depot. Here is a website to learn about registering.

Chatfield is a Toys for Tots Collection Location

Please drop off new, unused toys in the Toys for Tots boxes located at the entrances of the school! Please have donations delivered by December 19. Thank you for your donations. This program is sponsored by Student Council.

Upcoming Dates

12/15/2022 6:30 PM Band Holiday Concert

12/20/2022 Treat Street and Trolley Rides

12/21/2022 - 1/3/2023 No School

1/4/2023 School resumes

1/9/2023 4 PM PIE Meeting

1/12/2023 LEAF Deposit Day Grades K-3

1/16/2023 No School Teacher P.D.

1/20/2023 End of Second Card Marking

1/20/2023 Half Day of School Dismissal 11:30am

2/4/2023 PIE Chatfield WinterFest

2/13/2023 4 PM PIE Meeting

2/17/2023 No School

2/20/2023 No School

2/23/2023 6:30 PM Spelling Bee

Fundraising with Rite Aid Rewards...We are Almost There

Do you shop at Rite Aid? We just need to more people who shop at Rite Aid to sign up for fundraising points to help us reach our goal. There is no cost to you and the school earns cash back. Please click below to sign up!

Chatfield Students Perform in Radio Play!

Oakley Lange and Julius Locke perform in this radio play! We thought you might enjoy listening to it! It takes you back to the Radio Days!
Miracle on 34th St radio play Dec 2022
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High School Omni Council Evening ChildCare Event

OMNI Council

Drop & Shop / Date Night

Have last minute shopping to do? Looking for a date night before the kiddos are home for 2 weeks? The OMNI students at Lapeer High School are offering a "Drop & Shop / Date Night" for you on

Sat. Dec. 17th from 6pm-9pm @ LHS

***Please fill in a slot per child in this signup genius AND fill in this Google Form:

Cost $10/kid Ages K-5

Cash will be collected the night of the event when you drop of your child.

Lots of crafts, games, holiday activities, a movie, popcorn & cocoa, etc.

2022-23 Student Handbook

The 2022-23 Chatfield Student Handbook is ready to read. It is full of important information regarding the school year and important policies and expectations. LINK
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