Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark

Weekly Newsletter for Chartwell Families

June 1, 2023

What's In This Newsletter

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



  • REMINDER: Return MS Sports Uniforms



Upcoming Important Dates


Friday, June 2 - Family Teacher Conferences (NOON DISMISSAL)

Monday, June 5

Regular School Day

Tuesday, June 6 - FUN DAY

8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Fun Day

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - All School BBQ - PLEASE RSVP IF ATTENDING

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Talent Show

Wednesday, June 7 - Last Day of School LMS; Noon Dismissal for LMS; Full Day for HS

8:30 am - Regular start time

10:30 am LMS Moving Up Ceremony

12:00 pm - Dismissal for LMS, except for Grade 8 students

1:30 pm - Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony

3:05 pm - High School Dismissal

Thursday, June 8 - Last Day of School HS

8:30 am Seniors arrive for rehearsal

9:00 am Freshmen - Juniors arrive for Retrospective set-up

9:30 am HS Retrospective - Meet in McMahan Hall

11:00 am HS Graduation


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Check the Lost and Found!

Please be sure to check the Lost and Found next week to look for any items your student may have left behind. We have a large amount of water bottles, lunch boxes, jackets, hoodies, and more. All items will be donated at the end of the school year if not collected.


2023-2024 High School Sports Offerings

Chartwell Athletics will introduce three new sports teams for the upcoming 2023-2024 year. These sports include: cross-country, soccer and volleyball. Our sports programs from the previous year included basketball and track and field, both of which will also continue.

HS Students: Please complete the below form if you are interested in participating in Chartwell High School sports teams next year. Our athletic department and team coaches will use this information to create a temporary roster, order uniforms, and send you information regarding each team as it becomes available.

If you would like to be an athlete, team manager, photographer/videographer, or the Bulldog mascot, please complete the form below or contact Coach Patterson at Go Bulldogs!

Semester 2 Course Descriptions

Please see the Semester 2 Course Descriptions Catalog here. This document is helpful to review when preparing for your family conferences.

Quarter 4/Semester 2 Grades and Reports

Preliminary report cards were sent home through ALMA tomorrow Friday, May 26.

Students will have until June 7 to turn-in missing assignments. Final grades will be sent home on Wednesday, June 7.

High School Graduation Livestream

For families and friends who cannot attend the High School Graduation in person on Thursday, June 8, we are offering a Livestream. Click on the link below at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 8 to watch the ceremony live.

Chromebook & Charger Return Day: Wednesday, June 7 by 2:45 pm

  • Students are to return school-issued Chromebook and Charger to advisor on Wednesday, Jun7 at 2:45 pm

  • The charger must be working. Students will be charged $35 dollars for broken or lost charger.

  • All stickers must be removed. Students can be charged $35 dollars for any stickers on Chromebook/Chromebook case

  • Students' final grades will be held if Chromebook is not returned by the morning of June 8.

  • Please contact Amanda Zonghi for any questions.

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Additional Resources

Sprouting Youth

Sprouting Youth is a nonprofit that empowers students through exceptional hands-on STEM and Youth Leadership programs, while making a meaningful impact on those in need. They are offering a range of summer programs and you can learn more at


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 Human Development and Wellness, Batya Fields:

Director of Athletics: Rory Patterson

Business Office: Katia Stornetta

Technical Support: