Friday, March 29
In this week's edition of the #ThisIsCheltenham news share, Climate, Culture and Equity Meeting, April 3 at Wyncote, CBK’s Sadie Leary advances to National Spelling Bee, EP’s Lise Marlowe earns human and civil rights award, Harlem Wizards set to face the 'Ham Hoopstars, a team of teachers and administrators, alumnae return to CHS, talk about college experiences, CSD Foundation offering scholarships to Class of 2019, senior qualifies for state chorus festival, Football seniors selected for Bucks/Montco all-star game, junior selected for American Invitational Math Exam, Baseball team service project and “Urinetown” tickets now on sale online.
"Need to Know Info" contains calendar reminders, 19-20 academic calendar, committee reports, PSSA parent/guardian guide, kindergarten registration, Summer Voyage, athletics schedules, upcoming meetings and events and this week's flyers.
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Climate, Culture and Equity Meeting - April 3 @ Wyncote Elementary
Community members are encouraged to attend the third Climate, Culture and Equity meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 3 at Wyncote Elementary from 5:30 - 8 p.m. At this meeting, the newest draft of the school board’s equity statement will be put forth for feedback, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about educational equity, why it’s important and how it pertains to the Cheltenham School District and its path forward. The district is ahead of the curve nationally in examining how to create more equitable outcomes for each and every student and eliminate the predictability of achievement and educational outcomes. The development of the equity statement is one of the first steps in that process.
For more information on educational equity, view the following presentation made by Dr. Robert Jarvis, Director of the Coalition for Educational Equity at the University of Pennsylvania, at the October 4, 2018, Climate, Culture and Equity meeting.
CBK’s Sadie Leary Advances to National Spelling Bee
EP’s Lise Marlowe Earns Human and Civil Rights Award
World Famous Harlem Wizards Coming to Town to Face the ’Ham Hoopstars April 6
Get ready Cheltenham! A high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show is coming to town when the world-famous Harlem Wizards face off against the ’Ham Hoopstars on Saturday, April 6 at Cheltenham High School at 6:30 p.m. CSD staff suiting up for the game include Erin Hennessey and Amy Flynn from Wyncote Elementary; Clay Zimmer, Nick Perez (Principal) and Lara Trainor from Cheltenham Elementary; Renato Lajara (Principal) from Myers Elementary; Tai Crutchfield from Elkins Park; Khary Blackmon, Tiffany Lee, Kristen McGeary, Brandi Millis and Sean Quenzer from Cedarbrook Middle School; Lizzy Wawrzyniak from Cheltenham High School; and Superintendent Wagner Marseille.
Event proceeds benefit CHS Girls Basketball. Tickets are available at www.cheltenham.org/wizardstix and are priced as follows:
- Student Admission ($10 online / $15 at the door)
- General Admission ($15 online / $20 at the door)
- Courtside Plus ($30) | Courtside Plus ticket holders receive first or second row seating and meet privately with selected Wizard players before the game for a meet-and-greet and show. Only 100 Courtside Plus tickets are available.
Alumnae Return to CHS, Talk about College Experiences
Members of the CHS Class of 2014 Jessica Vaden and Alexus Reynolds returned to the high school recently to speak to students in Rebecca Fairchild's Biology classes about their post-secondary educational pursuits. Vaden and Reynolds answered students’ questions about planning their high school courses, adjusting to college life, how to earn scholarships and discover research opportunities, and selecting careers in science. The pair facilitated a goal-setting discussion for the students to culminate their presentation. Read more>
CSD Foundation Offering $6,000 in Scholarships to Class of 2019
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, Cheltenham teachers and administrators and community members, the Cheltenham School District Foundation is offering $6,000 in scholarships again this year to members of the graduating class. Applications can be submitted through April 8, 2019. Scholarship winners will be announced at Senior Awards Night at CHS on June 3. Submit applications online> | Read more>
Senior Qualifies for State Chorus Festival
Football Seniors Selected for Bucks/Montco All-Star Game
Junior Selected for American Invitational Math Exam
The Mathematics Association of America (MAA) has selected junior Christopher Luk to participate in the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). Luk’s score on the American Mathematics Challenge (AMC) 12 exam in February qualified him to advance to this prestigious round of competition. Read more>
Baseball Team Service Project
Tickets on Sale for Cheltenham Musical Theater’s Production of "Urinetown"
Tickets are on sale online for Cheltenham Musical Theater's 56th annual production, the multiple Tony Award-winning “Urinetown.” Ordering tickets online enables patrons to select their seats. The production runs Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13 at Stretton Hall at Cheltenham High School. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Buy tickets>
- Cheltenham High School | 1:30 p.m.
- Cedarbrook Middle School | 2:10 p.m.
- Elkins Park School | 2:40 p.m.
- K – 4 Schools | 2:45 p.m.
School will be closed Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19 for Spring Break.
For more events, visit the Cheltenham School District Calendar>
Board Adopts 2019-2020 Academic Calendar
By unanimous vote at the Tuesday, March 12 Legislative board meeting, the Board of School Directors of Cheltenham School District adopted the following schedule for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The calendar features teacher induction Tuesday through Friday, August 12 - 15, 2019, pre-Labor Day start of Monday, August 26, 2019, nine professional development days, four built-in snow days, Thursday, June 4, 2020, graduation and a final student day of Tuesday, June 16, 2020. View calendar>
Stay Informed: March Financial Affairs Committee Meeting
Held on Tuesday, March 5, this meeting featured a 2018-2019 budget update, first look at 2019-2020 budget objectives, priorities and PDE budget timeline. View presentation>
Stay Informed: March Policy Committee Meeting
Rescheduled from February, this meeting convened on Thursday, March 14 and covered old business including, among others, Policy 918 Title I Parent/Family Engagement and Policy 203 Communicable Diseases and Immunization. New business included Policy 362/462/562 Outside Employment and Outside Business Interests; Policy 121.1 Other Student Travel; Policy 136 Home Education; Policy 137 Home Schooling and Extracurricular Activities for Repeal; and Policy 223 Smoking and Tobacco Use. The next policy meeting is Wednesday, April 24. View Presentation>
2019 PSSA Parent/Guardian Guide
Kindergarten Registration and Screening for the Class of 2032
Kindergarten registration and readiness screening for the 2019-20 school year will take place Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Administration Building (2000 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park). Children must be a Cheltenham Township resident to register, and be 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2019, to attend kindergarten this coming school year. For questions or assistance scheduling an appointment, contact CSD Registrar Kate Shevlin at 215-881-6322.
Summer Voyage “Taking Flight” at Cheltenham Elementary
Cheltenham School District will sponsor the 2019 Summer Voyage program “Taking Flight,” where rising second through sixth graders can explore the history of flight, its social and cultural impact on societies across the globe, engineering and design of various aircraft, and design of their own flight innovations. Pennsylvania-certified teachers will lead students through a project-based learning model as they exercise their curiosity, creativity, collaboration and critical-thinking skills in various activities. Read more> | Registration>
Friday, March 29
Girls Softball @ Plymouth Whitemarsh, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Tennis v. Abington, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball v. Plymouth Whitemarsh, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 30
Boys Track & Field, Jim Kelly Invitational @ Hatboro-Horsham, 10 a.m.
Monday, April 1
Boys Tennis @ Upper Dublin, 3:30 p.m.
Girls Track & Field, 9th Penn Relay Trials @ Upper Darby, 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2
Girls Softball @ Upper Dublin, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Track & Field @ Upper Dublin, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball v. Upper Dublin, 3:30 p.m.
Girls Track & Field v. Upper Dublin, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball v. Council Rock South, 3:30 p.m.
Boys Tennis v. Plymouth Whitemarsh, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 4
Boys Volleyball @ Abington, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5
Boys Tennis @ Wissahickon, 3:30 p.m.
For more sports events and activities, visit CheltenhamPanthers.org.