Friday, January 4
In this issue of #ThisIsCheltenham, CSD launches branding survey, sixth annual Lady Panthers Alumnae youth clinic and game, CES robotics news, class of 2020 shares the love, parent workshop and book club, need to know info, upcoming meetings / events; and much, much more.
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Sound Off: District Launches Branding Survey
The Cheltenham School District wants to hear from you. CSD is conducting this survey in partnership with The Pennsylvania State University - Abington College with the intent of better understanding the community perceptions of the district.
If you live within the Cheltenham School District, your input will be invaluable in our efforts to guide communications and branding efforts moving forward. Whether you have, had, will have or never had students attending our schools, please make your voice heard by participating in the survey.
Your responses are completely anonymous, and Penn State Abington will generate a summary report of the survey findings. Your data will not be used for any other purpose. The survey will take between 4-7 minutes.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Lady Panthers Alumnae Basketball Game and Clinic This Saturday
Cheltenham High School Lady Panthers alumnae are giving cancer the full court press. Now in its sixth year, the Lady Panthers Alumnae youth clinic and game on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Cheltenham High School aims to support those who are fighting cancer and raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s Coach vs. Cancer program. Tipoff for the alumnae game is noon.
Prior to the main event, alumnae and current players will host a FREE girls basketball clinic. Future Lady Panthers will learn new skills and meet some of the Lady Panthers from the 2000 and 2007 state championship teams. The youth clinic begins at 10 a.m.
Come for the three-point contest, kids' activities and raffles, but stay for the action on the court. Alumnae lacing up their kicks include Nicole Pender (Mansfield), Antonia Gale (La Salle), Ashley Gale (La Salle), Stacey Smalls (Temple), Shayla Johnson (Rhode Island), Brandi Butler-Millis (Richmond), Ashley Webster (Philadelphia U.); Shayla Felder (Chestnut Hill), Lorraine Oliver (St. Francis (Pa.), Ciara Andrews (St. Joe’s), Misha Horsey (Stony Brook) and Tiffany Johnson (West Chester). General admission is $10; kids six and under are free. For tickets, visit www.chsalumnaegame.com.
CBK's Bey Continues to Run Away from the Competition
With two wins and a fifth place finish in the 400-meters in the first three weeks of the 2018-19 Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest amateur track and field series for women, Cedarbrook eighth grader Eyota Bey enters this weekend's fourth round of competition in contention to take a cumulative title. Read more>
CES Robotics Team Takes Newcomer Spirit Award
On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Cheltenham Elementary School Robo-Dolphins (fourth graders Andre Agyare, Caleb Armstrong, Lizi Bailey, Jordy Barrera, Makai Dempsey, Giovanni Francis, Nylah Mattaway, Anton Nguyen, Tobenna Ojukwu, Gerard-Bernard Sejour, Jacob Shin and Kailey White) attended the FIRST Lego League qualifying tournament at Philadelphia’s Central High School and was thrilled to come away with the Judges’ Award for Newcomer Spirit.
According to advisor Gerald Aungst, “The students were poised, confident and enthusiastic during three rounds of project judging in the morning and during the robot coding challenge in the afternoon.”
The team hopes to build on its first year by starting to prepare a new group of third graders this spring to hit the ground running for next fall’s competitive season. To foster that development, Cheltenham ES is holding a Family Code and Robotics Night for the community on Wednesday, March 20.
Class of 2020 Hosts “Share the Love” Craft Fair
The Class of 2020 is hosting its second “Share the Love” craft fair on Saturday, Feb, 2 from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. in the CHS Cafeteria. The event will feature local vendors, food, raffle baskets and music. Vendor spots are $15, and school-related vendors like clubs or groups are $10. Payment can be made in cash, check (made out to “Class of 2020”), or online. The Class of 2020 also seeks donations for raffle baskets and food items/supplies. If you are interested in purchasing a vendor spot or donating, contact Arielle Brown or Johanna Cella. Snow date is Saturday, Feb. 9 at the same time and location.
Cheltenham alumna Misha Horsey and her work with the American Cancer Society through the annual Lady Panthers Alumnae Basketball Game were featured on WHYY in a segment about local heroes. (Horsey's segment begins at the 9:17 mark.) Listen>
- 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.
Parent Workshop & Book Club
Friday, Jan. 4
Girls Basketball v. Wissahickon, 5 p.m.
Girls Track @ Haverford University Meet, 5 p.m.
Boys Basketball v. Wissahickon, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5
Boys and Girls Indoor Track @ Hispanic Games (The Armory, NYC), 8:30 a.m.
Wrestling @ Upper Dublin, 7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 7
Boys Basketball v. Archbishop Carroll, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Boys Basketball @ Hatboro-Horsham, 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball v. Hatboro-Horsham, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Wrestling v. Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 11
Swimming @ Hatboro-Horsham, 7 p.m.
Girls Track @ Lehigh Meet, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Springfield, 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball v. Springfield, 7 p.m.