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Chatfield School Newsletter: September 12-25

Special Thank You!

We would like to thank everyone who helped with our 25th anniversary celebration this past weekend. Our special thanks to Tim Datsko, Jan Gillis, and Peter McCreedy who led special events. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to the Lapeer Symphony Orchestra for their awesome performance. Thank you also to all of the volunteers that made the afternoon and evening special! We appreciate you!

Twenty-five years is a great milestone! But it is not a resting spot. Every partner at Chatfield School has a responsibility to take an active role in building a stronger, successful school program that provides excellent opportunities for children.

Please join us for -A Grand Evening- Thursday, September 22

Please join us for a grand evening honoring Chatfield School Grandparents and Friends on

Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Chatfield students have set aside this time to honor grandparents, a special older friend, or their parents.

Stroll with your child through the gardens surrounding the school and enjoy a tour of the school and classrooms. Grandparents Evening Flyer

Calling the Cookie Brigade!

Parents, Can you please send in two dozen cookies for grandparents evening? This year we would like to have a big cookie sampler table. Please deliver the cookies to the kitchen on Thursday, September 22 in the morning. We ask that each family please participate.

Bike Club - A Fall Season Adventure League held every Monday

The first Bike Club of the season is Monday September 12th from 3:45-4:45pm. Bike club is free and open to any student grades 3-8. Parents and non-Chatfield students are welcome. Students 2nd grade and younger are welcome if a parent rides with them. We will do most of our riding on the new Oakdale trail system, 9.5 miles of singletrack with no road crossings. This multi-use, natural surface trail offers some amazing terrain for us to enjoy. Bikes brought in before school can be put on the bike rack near the gym or parked out by the Willows. Helmets are mandatory and we do have loaners. Bike club will last approximately 8 weeks. Contact Peter McCreedy at with questions.

Weekly participation is not mandatory, but in order to participate you must have completed the registration. Register LINK

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The Talent Show is Coming!

Please find the informational flyer about the upcoming Chatfield Talent Show! We hope your child will be involved!

Kids Yoga Fall 2022

For students in grades 1-5:
Learn physical postures that help with focus, flexibility, relaxation and strength.
Learn breathing practices to help with focus, calm, emotion regulation and a positive mindset.
Have fun with yoga games and stories!

Taught by certified yoga instructor Sandy Chalice who has 20+ years teaching and many more in practice and study.

8 week session on Mondays OR Wednesdays beginning on Oct 17 @ 3:45 - 4:30 Sign Up Here
Location: Willows Building

The fee for this program is $20 and should be paid to Mrs. Chalice at the first session. If there is a financial need funding can be made available so please let Mrs. Chalice know privately. This program is open to 18 students per day and we must have a minimum of 8 students per day for that day to run.


PIE Meeting - You are Invited

Please join us for the first Partners in Education meeting to be held on Monday, September 12 at 4pm in the Commons. We hope you are able to attend. PIE is an important part of the Chatfield parntership. PIE provides funding for special projects in the school and provides fun activities for the students. Again, please join us for the first meeting of the school year!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held the first and second week of October this fall. Please stay tuned for details about signing up for conferences. If you wish to have a meeting or discussion with your child's teacher(s) please do not wait for parent-teacher conferences. Parents may schedule a conference with teachers at any time during the school year.

Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Wolford, Speech and Language Pathologist

Mrs. Wolford has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 14 years. Her background includes a variety of settings ranging from hospitals to outpatient clinics while working with adults and children. Mrs. Wolford is passionate about providing a therapy environment which meets the individual needs of her students. She believes the most productive intervention involves a holistic approach. Mrs. Wolford thoroughly enjoys working collaboratively with professionals and families along side each student. Mrs. Wolford earned her Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and her Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two sons and husband. Mrs. Wolford is excited to join The Chatfield School team!

Congratulations to the Lange Family

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Lange and big brother Oakley, who welcomed baby Briggs last weekend. Briggs and Mrs. Lange are both doing very well! Congratulations!

Popcorn Friday and Hat Day

PIE announces:

Friday, Sept. 16 popcorn will be for sale for 50 cents per bag.

September 28 will be hat day! Students may wear a hat that day if they wish.

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

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!

Needed: From each child, we need 50 or more pieces of wrapped candy by October 21. We need this in advance so Miss Jodi and the PIE volunteers can get everything organized! Thank you! LINK

Volleyball Workshops

Please see the attached flyers at the end of this newsletter for Volleyball Workshops and programs coming up! These workshops are for all ages and are starting soon! Don't miss out!

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

Our school code is 2439QHQRMDSYMP

Parking Lot Reminder - Safety First

Please go SLOW in the parking lots. We know everyone would like to hurry, but we must always be thinking about being very safe and aware of how people are moving in the parking lots. Please go SLOW!

Please use the drop off lines for quick drop offs. If you need to get out of your car to help your child get his or her things, or to hug good bye, please park in a parking space. Do not stay in the drop off line.

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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.
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