Sunday, Jan. 12
In this week's edition of #ThisIsCheltenham, PBL11 receives grant, CBK students visit the Barnes, Wyncote hosts geobee, CES hosts wedding of Q+U and PBL11 publishes literary journal. "Need to Know Info" features calendar reminders, committee report, high school athletics schedule, upcoming meetings and events and this week's flyers.
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PBL Receives Grant for 1619 Project-Related Exhibition
CBK’s Beacon Leadership Program Students Visit the Barnes, View “30 Americans” Exhibition
Wyncote Hosts GeoBee
CES Students Serve as Witnesses to the Wedding of Q and U
As part of a long-running tradition, kindergarten students at Cheltenham Elementary School learned about sound blending through the “wedding” of the letters Q and U, which is pronounced /kw/. Custodian Mr. TJ officiated the ceremony, while ESL teacher Ann Marie Tobar and counselor Susan Austin played the roles of bride and groom respectively.
PBL9 Publishes Literary Journal “The Future through Our Eyes”
Project Based Learning freshmen have published the literary journal “The Future through Our Eyes,” a collection of original student fiction, non-fiction and poetry now available on Amazon. Students selected one word they felt connected to their lives and wrote about the word and connection. Topics included everything from high school life to the world waiting beyond graduation. Read more>
Monthly early dismissals are generally the second Wednesday of the month. In February, the District has early dismissal on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Schools will dismiss at the following times:
- 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.
Schools and offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Day. The high school is hosting "Day On" activities from 9 a.m. - noon.
For more events, visit the Cheltenham School District Calendar>
Stay Informed: Facilities Committee Meeting
With board member Charles Burdell-Williams presiding, the Facilities Committee convened on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Director of Facilities and Maintenance David Teasdale delivered project updates for the high school, Cedarbrook, Elkins Park, each elementary school and Administration Building. Committee members were briefed about the Elkins Park AC upgrades, which will include adding power to support installing window AC units throughout the building, and a more robust implementation of SchoolDude, a software suite for educational institutions which streamlines maintenance management, facility usage, technology management and energy management. The committee meets next on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
High School Athletic Schedule
Monday, Jan. 13
Boys BB v. Malvern Prep @ West Chester University, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Boys & Girls Swimming @ Springfield, 3:30 p.m.
Boys BB v. Abington, 5:30 p.m.
Girls BB @ Abington, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Wrestling v. Wissahickon, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16
Boys & Girls Swimming @ Wissahickon, 3:30 p.m.
Boys BB @ Upper Moreland, 7 p.m.
Girls BB v. Upper Moreland, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 17
Girls Track, DVGTCA Meet 4 @ Lehigh University
Wrestling v. Lower Moreland, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18
Girls Track, 25th New Balance Games @ The Armory, NYC
Girls Track, VA Showcase @ Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
Boys Track, TFCAofGP Meet 5, Haverford College, 8 a.m.
Girls BB v. Conestoga, 3 p.m.
For more on Panther Athletics, visit www.cheltenhampanthers.org.
CAAA Exec. Meeting
Monday, Jan. 13th, 6:30pm
300 Longfellow Road
Regular Legislative Board Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 7pm
2000 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA
This meeting is open to all Cheltenham Township residents.
Educational Affairs Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 6:30pm
2000 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA
This meeting is open to all Cheltenham residents and taxpayers.