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Chatfield School Newsletter: October 24 - November 6

Congratulations Athletic Teams: Players and Coaches!

The Fall Volleyball season has wrapped up with a player versus parents game last week. Both the 5/6 team and the 7/8 team had great seasons and we are very proud of the players and how much they have grown. We are very thankful for our awesome coaches!

7/8 Team:

Isabella Ares, Seneca Berry, Kennedy Bryant, Erika Blitz, Nola Cummings, Lily Epperly, Sophia Ferguson, Ansley Galat, Hope Garner, Sydney Lucas, Ellie Wambold, Brynn Wolinski, Kailyn Woodruff, Coaches: Ben Cummings, Scott Bryant

5/6 Team:

Ava Bernardi, Alyssa Boucher, Hannah Hunt, Kira Klee, Olivia McSpadin, Isabella Musselman,

Alexis Newberry, Olivia O'Brien, Charlotte Redmond, Joslyn Smith, Kelci Smith, Hayley Radatz, Ana Ribai, Coach: Rachel McSpadin

We also want to congratulate our middle school Football and Cross Country athletes who all had spectacular seasons:

Cross Country: Hunter Hall, Micah Stern

7th Grade Football: Ashton Carpenter, Owen Crum, Carter Fisher, London Guerra, Michael Neumeyer, Luke Patrick, Scotty Porter, and Preston VanDerWerken

8th Grade Football: Josh Barnes, Greyson Boyle, George Gavan, Ryan Rohlman, and Sam Young

Picture Retake Day is October 26

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, October 26 if you child missed the first picture day. Our photo company is Geskus Photography and you can order pictures directly from them at

Picture retakes will be held in the morning.

Our school code is 2439QHQRMDSYMP

Half Day of School - Friday

Friday, October 28 is a half day of school and students are dismissed at 11:30am. Child care will be available for the afternoon of Oct. 28.

Donations of Pumpkins / Gourds

If you would like to donate some pumpkins and/or gourds to decorate our front entrance and garden please drop them off near the front door (flag pole door). We appreciate you sharing some fall decorations with us!

From the Directors

Does you child have homework every night? The answer should be yes, but not necessarily "school work" homework.

It is important for parents to set aside a short time of 10-20 minutes per night where all the children in the house read, work on math facts, and any unfinished school work. If this routine is established that every night there is something to do, then when students actually have a school assignment, the routine and expectations are already set. Please set aside time every school evening to work on those items.

Reading is a critical skill that all students should be focused on. Parents play an important role in helping their child acquire reading skills. Have your child read silently, out loud, or with you. You can also read to your child. Follow recipes together and play games that encourage word games like rhyming, scrabble, boggle, wordle, etc.

By creating a routine where reading and math is a focus every school evening, you will set your child up for success in the future.

Girls' Basketball - Time to Register

2022-23 Girls Basketball Registration

We are trying to determine numbers for girls basketball for this upcoming season. If your daughter is planning to play basketball. Please follow the link to register. Our first Open gym is in 2 weeks!

Registration Link:

Girls 5th - 8th Grade:
Open Gym/Try Out for 5-8 will be November 1st (6:00 - 7:30) and 2nd (6:00 - 7:30)
Practice will Start November 3rd (Practice schedule is still being worked out)

We practice or play games Monday - Thursday each week. Practices usually run 1.5 hours and are in the window of 5:30 - 8:30.

Archery Has Begun!

2022-2023 Chatfield Archery Team

Grades 3-5 & Grades 6-8

Please use this link to access information about the archery team and to sign up! LINK for Information and Sign Up

Please complete online registration form by 10/28/2022.

Grades 3rd – 5th practicing at 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
Grades 6th – 8th practicing at 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Tentative Practice Dates : 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

Team Fee: $40 (Season fee includes team t-shirt).

Tournament Fees: All tournament fees, if applicable, will be charged individually for each event and
split 50/50.
TEAMS & INDIVIDUAL PICTURES – To be announced PLEASE plan to attend for the team
Other Optional Costs (Please add optional cost to payment.)
New Genesis Bow - $125.00 (Variety of colors available)
Tournament Arrows (x6) - $21.00 (Practice arrows will be provided. Limited colors available.)

Coach Babcock – (810) 614-8888
Coach Muldoon – (810) 310-1580

Trunk or Treat is Coming this Halloween!

Please see the flyer below for information regarding signing up for Trunk or Treat! We hope you will get involved in this fun tradition! LINK

Needed: From each child, we need 50 or more pieces of wrapped candy. If you have not turned in candy, please do so this week. We need this in advance so Miss Jodi and the PIE volunteers can get everything organized! Thank you!

Planning for Halloween Costumes at School

When thinking about costumes for school, please remember:

Avoid costumes that are very gory or bloody.

Do not bring any real or fake weapons or potentially dangerous props with your costume.

Avoid masks or costumes that hinder one's ability to see or hear.

Please make sure your costume still adheres to the dress code.

If you are concerned about the appropriateness of your costume, save it for at home and wear a more appropriate costume for the afternoon at school.

Chatfield School Board

Do you know your Chatfield School Board of Directors?

Each board member is appointed by Saginaw Valley State University.

Mr. Nathan Muir, President (past Chatfield parent, active community member, business owner)

Mrs. Christie Smith, Vice President (past Chatfield parent, active community member, former educator)

Mrs. Karen Dumas, Secretary/Treasurer (past Chatfield parent, active community member, accountant)

Mr. Sean O'Bryan, Trustee (past Chatfield parent, active community member, lawyer/media specialist)

Mrs. Erin Viers, Trustee (current Chatfield parent, active community member, business owner)

Contact information for each board member can be found at:

Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Sheena May

Mrs. May is the K-4 special education teacher at Chatfield. While this is Mrs. May's 5th year at Chatfield, she has been a special education teacher for 22 years in a variety of settings including pre-school, a K-2 classroom in a small rural community in New York State, and an Autism Center. Mrs. May received both her B.A. in History and special education/K-6 elementary education degrees from Nazareth College as well as her Masters degree of Education in Early Childhood Education. In June 2022 Mrs. May completed the year long Reading Recovery Teacher Training program out of Oakland University. Mrs. May loves working closely with classroom teachers and helping students in any area, but her favorite is teaching students to learn how to read! Mrs. May has been married for 23 years and has two children, Nolan and Alanna. She and her family live in Metamora with their four loveable dogs.

PIE Meeting and Social Media Parent Presentation

The November 14 PIE meeting will be a special one. We will meet at 5:00pm for the meeting in the Commons. At 6pm the community is invited to a presentation by State Trooper Bockhausen on social media use and middle school students.

Are You Crafty?

P.I.E. needs you! The PIE group is looking for crafters willing to donate their products for our annual Santa Shop. Please deliver items to the school office. Thank you for the donations!

Upcoming Special Fundraiser

PIE is excited to announce a very special Greeting Card Box fundraiser called Usborne's Cards for a Cause, Nov. 2-11 ! This will be a very useful item for many parents (and students) out there! Stay tuned for details.

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming! Week of Nov. 28

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming and this is a great way to purchase books and support the Chatfield School library. It is a good time to purchase books for you child's teacher and classroom!

2022-23 Student Handbook

The 2022-23 Chatfield Student Handbook is ready to read. It is full of important information regarding the school year and important policies and expectations. LINK

Upcoming Dates

10/26/2022 Picture Retake Day

10/28/2022 End of First Card Marking

10/28/2022 Half Day of School Dismissal 11:30am

10/31/2022 2pm Trunk or Treat begins

11/4/2022 Report Cards sent home

11/10/2022 Talent Show

11/14/2022 4:00 PM PIE Meeting

11/21/2022 No School

11/22/2022 No School

11/23/2022 No School

11/24/2022 No School Thanksgiving

11/25/2022 No School

11/28 to12/22/2022 Scholastic Book Fair

12/6/2022 PIE Santa Shop 12/6-9 tentative

12/20/2022 Treat Street and Trolley Rides

12/21/2022 - 1/3/2023 No School

1/4/2023 School resumes

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About Us

The Chatfield School, a tuition-free, public school academy nestled in the heart of Lapeer, offers the best educational opportunities for students in grades K-8.