Chatham Elementary Scoop

Monomoy Regional School District

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October 14, 2016: 2016-2017 Edition #7

Spotting SHARKS!

Safe

Honest

Accepting

Respectful

Kind

Successful Students!

An Event Tonight for Monomoy Families

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A letter from the Superintendent:

Dear Families:


I wanted to share with you an update in our district's search for an Interim Athletic Director. Despite being over a month into a new school year, we had over thirty applicants for the district's Interim Athletic Director. A hiring committee comprised of our middle and high school principals, a parent, a former athletic director, a community representative, a member of the faculty, and a coach interviewed the five top applicants. After consultation with the principals and meeting with finalists, I have selected Karen Guillemette as our district's Interim Athletic Director.

Karen was an accomplished high school and college athlete who earned a Master of Science in Physical Education from Bridgewater State University. She has coached Girls Lacrosse and Girls Soccer at the high school level for seventeen years, and while in graduate school was the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Wheelock College. For the past decade she has taught and coached at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, Massachusetts. During this time, she has been honored on multiple occasions in the local papers as a Coach of the Year for both Varsity Girls Soccer and Varsity Girls Lacrosse, amassing over 100 wins with each of her teams. Mrs. Guillemette's primary role at Bishop Fenwick was that of a Health and Wellness teacher and Department Chair, and for the past seven years has also served as the school's Assistant Athletic Director.

Karen Guillemette will be finishing out this season with her soccer team, while spending several days on-site here at Monomoy in preparation for the middle school and high school winter athletic season. Until Mrs. Guillemette is with us "on Cape" full-time, Kathy Andrews, the former middle school Athletic Director, has been temporarily assigned to ensure that our student-athletes, coaches, and teams are well supported. Ms. Andrews will be in communication with Mrs. Guillmette during these few transitional weeks, after which, Ms. Andrews will return as a physical education teacher at our middle school. Ms. Andrews will continue to coach field hockey at the middle school during this transition.

To have stability in our athletic program, I have given Karen Guillemette an interim contract through June of 2018. I am quite confident that her background and enthusiasm will serve us well for the next 20 months and hopefully long beyond that.

On a related note, tonight the Monomoy Sports Booster Club will be meeting at 6:30 PM in the high school library. I'd encourage any parent interested in supporting our middle and high school interscholastic athletic programs to come to the Boosters meeting and join this new organization. We need your support to complete the concession stand building at the high school stadium, along with other projects aimed at improving the athletic program for our student-athletes.

Please join me in welcoming Karen Guillemette to our community, and please come to tonight's Booster Club meeting.

Go Sharks.

Scott

Scott Carpenter

Superintendent

Monomoy Regional Schools

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Halloween Happenings

Please join our community in celebrating fall with several events on September 28th. The evening will be led by the Grand Marshall, Ms. Middleton, with a costume parade through downtown. Directly after the parade, bring your beach chairs or picnic blankets, as there will be a free, all CES community cookout. Finally, the PTO will host their annual Monster Mash event. Please see above flyer for more details.


A special thank you goes out to Theresa Malone and Monomoy Community Services for spearheading this event. There have also been generous donations from the Wayside and the Village Market for hamburgers and hot dogs. The PTO will be having a bake sale to fund raise for their organization. Your chefs for the evening will be volunteers from the Chatham Fire Department and from a collection of our retired teachers. Thank you to all!


Thank you to the Chatham Police Association! They donated the water bottles/juice boxes, condiments, and paper goods. Thank you!

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Important Dates

October 18:

  • PTO meeting at 400 East Restaurant, E. Harwich at 6:30pm. All new and existing members welcome

October 19:

  • Harlem Wizards at MRHS (more information below)
October 25 and 27:
  • Parent/Guardian Conference (dismissal for students both days 12:30pm-lunch will be served)

October 26:

  • Early Release Wednesday (dismissal at 2:45pm)

October 28:

  • Afterschool Halloween Parade and PTO Monster Mash Events (more information below)


**PTO meetings will be the third Tuesday of the month alternating times from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Stay tuned for times and locations of the next meeting.

Chomper and Other SHARKS in Ms. Mattson's Classroom

Miss Mattson's kindergarten class had Chomper the Shark in our classroom this week! The children got to play with him while he was here. He traveled with us around the classroom, including visiting us during math centers, during buddy reading and he walked with us down the hall to dismissal. It was so special to have him in our classroom.
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PBIS Expectations

Today, our students and staff celebrated our second all-community event of the year. The theme for this assembly was on the SHARK expectation of "accepting." The student council, led by Lir and Ashleigh, hosted this event. Students performed a reader's theater skit from Recess Queen, a picture book written by Alexis O'Neill and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. To see the reader's theater, click here: CES Reader's Theater Recess Queen. For an online reading of this book, click here: Recess Queen. A copy of this book will be provided to each homeroom so that classrooms can continue the discussions of what makes a good friend, and how do we include vs. exclude others. In addition, the CES buddy bench was unveiled. Students watched an informative video on the purpose of the buddy bench, and the bench will be placed outside on the playground. The classrooms were challenged to use today's events to generate a quote to place on the bench and around the school, so that all of our community, our students and our visitors alike, will understand the purpose and meaning of being accepting of others.

King and Mattson's Classroom News:

This week Mrs. King's and Ms. Mattson's classes began their adventures with Jack and Annie in the Magic Tree House. For the remainder of our school year we will be traveling through time and space with Jack and Annie as they discover and explore different lands, customs and historical events. In our first book, Dinosaurs Before Dark, we learned that the characters Jack and Annie will be in all of our books. They discover a magical tree house in the woods of their home town, Frog Creek Pennsylvania. Inside the tree house they find a vast collection of books and happen upon one book about dinosaurs. Jack looks through the book and wishes that he could see a real dinosaur. After he makes the wish the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin. Then everything is still....absolutely still! It is then that Jack and Annie see that they have traveled back to the Cretaceous period in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. It has been quite an adventure this week!!


Each class has made Jack and Annie and their tree house. They are proudly displayed in our classrooms!

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CES Winter Clothing Drive!


Let’s get our students ready for fun outdoor activities this Winter! CES is having our annual coat and boot exchange during our Parent Conference Days:


TUESDAY & THURSDAY OCTOBER 25th & 27th from 12:45 to 3:00.


We will be accepting donation from October 3-21. Boxes for donations will be provided near the main office or you may bring donations to the nurse's office. Please donate any gently used clean children’s coats, outerwear, boots, sneakers, skates, gloves, mittens, and hats your children have outgrown.


We will be using the stage in the gymnasium for this exchange. You do not have to donate items to take advantage of this exchange. After these date you can contact me to access remaining winter clothes, but the best pickings with be during our Parent Conference days!


Mary Beth Maloney, RN, MA, MCSN mmaloney@monomoy.edu

School Nurse Chatham Elementary School

Phone: 508-945-5135 Ext. 209

Fax: 508-945-5138


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Art to Remember PTO Fundraiser

Dear Parents,


Art to Remember art work for most students has been completed! A big thank you to Ms. Heather Funk for taking on this project during her Art Class time! Please be on the look out personalized order forms in your child's backpack on or around October 14th. Next steps are as follows:


  • Orders can be done online at arttoremember.com OR by returning order forms to school with payment (checks payable to CES PTO)
  • All orders with payment are due October 19, 2016
  • Orders will arrive in late November/early December, in time for the holidays!
  • Art work will be returned with completed orders.

Some children missed the opportunity to complete art work at school. Paper, instructions and order forms will come home through the classroom to those children on or before October 14. Please be sure to check your child's backpack. You must use the paper provided. Completed art work must be returned with the generic order form by October 19th. .



Please feel free to contact me, Cheryl Eldredge at mcz27@comcast.net or 508-274-4911, with any questions or concerns.


Thank you for supporting the CES PTO!

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We are sending a Family SHARK shout out to: ___________________

...because you were (circle one or more of the following)

Successful

Honest

Accepting

Responsible

Kind

Safe

when you_______________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


From: The _____________________Family

Math In Focus Parent University #2

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Parent University #3-School Safety

Monday, Nov. 14th, 6:30-7:30pm

Chatham Fire Station, Depot Road, Chatham, MA-seminar/training room

Members of the Monomoy Regional School District Crisis Team include teachers, administrators, members of the fire department, and the police department. On the 14th, this team will meet with families to review the school safety plans for Chatham Elementary School. Join School Resource Officer Sgt. Massey, FD Captain David DePasquale, Firefighter Justin Tavano, Dr. Millen, and other members of the team in the seminar room at the fire department for this forum.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Community News...

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The entire community is invited to join us on October 19 at 6:30pm in the MRHS gym for the Harlem Wizards!

This event has been a sellout the last 3 years! Join us for fun & excitement as our own MRHS faculty & staff take on the Harlem Wizards. Click the link below to purchase tickets.


http://www.harlemwizards.com

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