Chestnut Chat - March 7, 2022

A look behind and a peek ahead!

We are already in March!

It was wonderful to see some smiling faces around Chestnut. What a welcome change. We had a full week of learning and our last conference night of the year. Time is flying by!

Around the School

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Lunch this week were filled with choices that gave a nod to the prolific author of children's books. On Wednesday, in a nod to One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Fish, students could choose chicken nuggets shaped like fish and for dessert, gummy fish swimming in blue jello.
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Shoe Tying Continues!

We love that the third graders are stepping up and being the shoe tying experts for the younger students!

Future engineers finished their roller coaster

Students in Grade 4 combined their mental energies to build a giant roller coaster using Kinex pieces with minimal instructions. It was a colossal effort of team work and ingenuity to finish this masterpiece. A special thanks to Catalyst Ministries, Neal Nelson, for being the project manager of this task.
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Guest Announcer

Our guest speaker this week was Nia! Nia has four siblings. Two live in New Jersey and two live in Ohio. She is looking forward to getting good grades in Middle school to prepare her for high school. She cares about her education because she wants to be a veterinarian one day - she loves all animals. For fun, Nia likes to run long distance and hopes to compete in cross-country racing in Middle and High School and college.
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Red Raider Rockstars

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Students of the Month

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P-R-I-D-E RECOGNITION for STAFF

Thankful for Chestnut Staff

Chestnut Staff are working diligently every day to make our students' educational experience memorable. Please take the time to acknowledge their efforts!

COME BE A VOLUNTEER READING BUDDY - All languages and ages welcome!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR WEDNESDAY at 12:35 pm and WEDNESDAY at 1:20 pm.


If you love books and kids and have some free time, we would invite you to join our Reading Buddy program. 'Reading Buddies' combine two things we value at Chestnut, literacy and relationships. Our goal with this program is to create the same sort of cozy feeling of reading with your grandparent or favorite aunt or uncle.


During students library time, we would like volunteers to come and read one on one with students. We have lots of books to choose from or you could share your own books. You can volunteer for as little as 40 minutes per week or more if you like. You may come once a week or several days per week. Both Spanish or English speaking readers are welcome.


Please contact the school office if you are interested: 216. 392. 5350 or fill out the Google Form.

REMINDERS

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED SO FAR!

Parent Group Fundraiser

2022 Fundraiser

Chestnut Elementary School's fundraiser starts today, and we need your help. Our goal is to raise $3,500.00 for social and academic programs not currently funded through traditional means..

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Register TONIGHT at www.ShopFund.com
  2. Share custom support links with family & friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, Text and more.
  3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.

REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes.

Fundraiser Links:

CHESTNUT PARENT GROUP: NEXT MEETING IS MARCH 28, at 6:30 pm in the Chestnut Cafeteria

The Chestnut Parent Group is looking for new members to join our existing dedicated group of parents committed to making Chestnut Elementary the best elementary experience for our students. If you are interested please email president, Meghann Becker: mailto:dmthog@icloud.com or call (513) 485.9110.


There will be babysitting and a translator available for the March Parent group meeting!


Also, all Chestnut Families are invited to join the private Chestnut PTA Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PTACES

ARRIVAL

  • We need your help!
  • Drop off is taking a long time.
  • Please pull all the way around to the last adult who is standing along the curb.
  • This way we could fit about ten cars and quickly drop off more students.
  • Please do not stop by the entrance unless all the spots are filled ahead.

IMPORTANT LINKS

Family Resource Center

The purpose of the FRC is to provide a central and convenient point of contact for all PCLS families to access multiple services including solutions to improve the social, economic, behavioral and mental well being of our families.

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Infinite Campus

LOGIN for messages, grades, and important information.

AROUND THE COMMUNITY

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School Events

MARCH INTO READING SPIRIT WEEK !

MARCH INTO READING - MONDAY - LOVE OF READING!

Monday, March 7th, 8:30am-3:30pm

341 Chestnut Street

Painesville, OH

WEAR YOUR WORDS!
  • Wear a shirt with school appropriate writing on it, or a red shirt.


@HOME FAMILY FUN

  • Read in a homemade tent. Take a sheet and drape it over a table, go underneath and use flashlights to read!

MARCH INTO READING - TUESDAY - SNUGGLE UP AND READ!

Tuesday, March 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm

341 Chestnut Street

Painesville, OH

COZY READING!
  • Wear your pajamas and bring a snuggly friend to read to!


@HOME FAMILY FUN

  • Find a secret place to read or read in your bed

MARCH INTO READING - WEDNESDAY - I'm WILD ABOUT BOOKS!

Wednesday, March 9th, 8:30am-3:30pm

341 Chestnut Street

Painesville, OH

GO WILD!

  • Wear animal prints or a shirt with an animal on it!


@HOME FAMILY FUN!

  • Read to someone and then have them read to you!

MARCH INTO READING - THURSDAY - TEAM UP FOR READING

Thursday, March 10th, 8:30am-3pm

341 Chestnut Street

Painesville, OH

CHEER FOR READING!
  • Wear a Sports Team shirt or jersey


@HOME FAMILY FUN

  • Find 5 things in the house to read, other than a book. Bring your list to Ms. Dey tomorrow.

MARCH INTO READING - FRIDAY - BOOK CHARACTER DAY

Friday, March 11th, 8:30am-3pm

341 Chestnut Street

Painesville, OH

PARADE OF CHARACTERS!
  • Dress like your favorite book character or like your book cover


@HOME FAMILY FUN

  • Make a bookmark for your favorite book

LAST DAY FOR JUST RUN REGISTRATION! For Students in Grades 4 and 5!

Monday, March 14th, 8:30am-3pm

341 Chestnut Street

Painesville, OH

Pick up and return registration forms from Ms. Davis.

WAIVER DAY - No School for Students

Friday, March 18th, 8:30am-3pm

341 Chestnut Street

Painesville, OH

SPRING BREAK - March 21 - 25 NO SCHOOL

Monday, March 21st, 8:30am to Friday, March 25th, 3pm

341 Chestnut Street

Painesville, OH

Parent Group Meeting

Monday, March 28th, 6:30-7:30pm

Chestnut Cafeteria

  • Babysitting available
  • Translation available
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