Chief Charlo Elementary School News - 1st October Edition

Welcome back everyone! We are excited for a new school year!

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Absent Notifications for Your Student

MCPS has a new Student Information System, Infinite Campus, that works in tandem with our existing Blackboard messaging system. All attendance calls are based on attendance data that is in the Infinite Campus system at 9:30am each day. If you call our office after 9:30am, you will likely still receive the District's automated attendance call.


October 15 - Deadline for MCPS Annual Forms. Please have your MCPS Annual Forms submitted on or before this date to avoid your student's digital access being shut down.

We will be completing our annual forms online this school year via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal found on the MCPS website ( If you would prefer to complete the forms on paper, contact our school to request a paper packet from your student's teacher.

If you have already completed these forms, then no further action is needed.


Free breakfast and lunch - Thanks to an extension of the support from the US Department of Agriculture, ALL Chief Charlo students will continue to receive a free breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.


* Please note that ALL students are dismissed at 2:30pm on Thursdays this year.


* Looking ahead - School Picture Day - Nov 3



October 7 - Early out - ALL students dismissed 2:30pm

October 14 - Early out - ALL students dismissed 2:30pm

October 15 - Deadline for MCPS Annual Forms

October 21-22 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Professional Development)

October 28 - Early out - ALL students dismissed 2:30pm

November 3 - School Picture Day

PTO Events

October 11
- Papa Murphy's Dine Out Fundraiser Night

October 13 - Virtual PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm. Join Zoom Meeting with link:

Meeting ID: 863 4903 5715

Passcode: 507917

MCPS District COVID Information

Click button to learn more about MCPS COVID-19 Task Force, Individual School Data and additional info

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Get Involved with the PTO this year!!

Click above to take part in the PTO Parent Survey to let them know how you are interested in being involved in the 2021-2022 school year.

~ Chief Charlo FUN RUN results ~

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~ Many, Many Thanks ~

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~ Family Dine Out Fundraiser ~

Why Family Dine Out Nights?

In lieu of our in person events, the PTO will be hosting a variety of dine out opportunities over the next several months. Please feel free to support as you see fit for your family's schedule and ability. Share info with others you know. Their meals will help support Chief Charlo as well. Watch for further details because 'dine out' events will have a coupon or code needed in order to support our school specifically..

This month's events are below -

October 11th (Papa Murphy's - Russell location only).

Do not forget to show your digital flyer and pass it on to others you know!!

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The Indigenous Insighter

Take a peek at the MCPS Native American Services Department newsletter.

Families in Transition (FIT) Program

The Families in Transition (FIT) Program is here to assist Chief Charlo students and families experiencing housing instability (McKinney-Vento Act) and/or economic hardship. FIT works as a bridge between those families, our school and the district staff to empower students to stay in school and remain successful both in school and as lifelong learners. FIT also provides families access to community resources and services.

FIT is here to support your family, because we care about all of our Wolves - BIG and small!!

Coryll Rupert (FIT Coordinator)

728-2400, X4983

McKinney-Vento Assistance Act Information

Click on the above link to learn more about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Chief Charlo FIT Program Information

Click on link above to learn what services are provided through the Chief Charlo FIT Program

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Current Board Members:

Heather Bomb, President:

Britteny Lundberg, Co-Vice Presidents:

Amy Mill, Treasurer:

Elyse Johnson, Secretary:

Meeting Schedule: We meet virtually the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month.

Meetings start at 6:00pm.

Interested in becoming a member? Everyone is welcome! Membership is free due to our amazing sponsors. The Chief Charlo PTO encourages families to join, stay informed, and help out in any way you can. It's never too late to join and be part of the FUN!!

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