Dolphin Alert

April 8, 2016

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Testing Week: April 11-15

Chesterbrook Elementary studentsl will participate in standardized testing April 11th-15th. This year we will administer tests published by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) as the Stanford 10 Achievement Test (SAT10) has been phased out by the publisher. The Kindergarten students will take the AABL (Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners), which will assess each student's readiness for first grade. First through fifth graders will take the CTP (Comprehensive Testing Program), which is a norm-based test. Our Education Coordinator, Rosemary Cataldi, will be on site next week to assist the team with testing. The ERB tests will be taken on iPads in the classrooms, and all students have had an opportunity to take practice tests this week. All clubs (aside from Dance) have been rescheduled for the week of April 25-29.

First Grade: Reading Comprehension, Word Analysis, Math

Second Grade: Reading Comprehension, Word Analysis, Writing Mechanics, Math

Third Grade: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Math 1, Math 2, Writing Concepts/Skills, Writing Mechanics, Quantitative Reasoning

Fourth/Fifth Grade: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Math 1, Math 2, Writing Concepts/Skills, Writing Mechanics, Quantitative Reasoning, Vocabulary

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Jump Rope for Heart

The American Heart Association visited our school today to share Heart Healthy messages to kick off our Jump Rope for Heart Event! The American Heart Association's goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of Americans. They will challenge our kids to start living a healthy lifestyle now to prevent problems later.

Congratulations to the following students and teachers (pictured above) who raised $150 or more online and received Toby the top dog stuffed puppy at the assembly today!

  • Ms. Maharaj
  • Sohan Manek
  • Krish Manek
  • Hollis Robinson
  • Annie Zhang
  • Dylan Kokkinos
  • Angelina Pandourska
  • Jack Freeze
  • Ms. Snyder

Begin raising funds for a lifesaving cause by following the instructions below:

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click on Join Team.
  3. Follow the on-screen directions to log in.
  4. Click on Send Emails. Choose “Please Support Me” from drop down email template box.
  5. Enter email addresses and send out emails.

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. You will be making a lifesaving difference in so many lives and teaching your children the importance of giving back!

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Teacher of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Ms. Snyder for being chosen as one of seven semi-finalists moving forward in this year's Teacher of the Year contest! Thank you to all the parents and faculty who submitted letters on her behalf! In the next round, Ms. Snyder will be required to submit a video recorded lesson plan and tour of her classroom to the Education Department.

March Character Kids - Self Control

Congratulations to Jack Freeze, Muzain Fathima, Ahad Khemani, Arianna Garcia-Evans, Andrew Russell and Angelina Pandourska!
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School Support Team

Dear Chesterbrook Elementary Families,

As I transition out on maternity leave our priority remains the children who attend Chesterbrook Elementary. During my leave we have established many layers of support for the school.

Mrs. Hasson will continue her work as the Assistant to the Principal, overseeing the daily operations of the school. She will be assisted by Mrs. Navarro, who will become a familiar face at the front desk. Our Executive Director, Mrs. Tina Hubbard, will be supporting the school both on and off-site. Mrs. Hubbard has established a schedule of two on-site visits each month to be available to staff, students and families.

The teachers in grades K-5 formed Leadership Teams this year and will continue to work together with additional support from the NLCI Education Department. Rosemary Cataldi is one of our Education Managers who will visit the school once in April and once in May making herself available to meet with teachers, students and parents ensuring education quality and consistency.

In addition to on-site Administrative, Operations and Education support we are adding two more layers to include enrollment and financial assistance. Mr. Mike Williams, Principal at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in Raleigh, NC, will be on site every Wednesday and Thursday beginning April 20th to support the school’s enrollment needs, including but not limited to giving tours, scheduling discovery days and following up with families who have not yet registered. Mr. Jon Bechtel will visit the school on the fourth week of each month to answer any billing or financial questions.

Contact information for each of the support team members is provided below. Please see the Support Schedule on the reverse side for more detailed information regarding school visits. Of course, Mrs. Hasson and Mrs. Navarro will be at the school each day to answer questions as needed.

We are all committed to working together to make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your children. We value your presence and partnership in our school community, and I look forward to seeing you all in the fall!

Mrs. Kleifges

Student Council Hoedown on April 16th

Student Council will host a Hoedown on Saturday, April 16th from 6-8pm. This event is FREE as Student Council's thank you for all of your support this year. This event is for students only and includes a DJ and fun entertainment. We hope to see you there!

Españolathon 2016!

During the week of April 18-22, students will participate in a variety of spanish activities planned by the Spanish Club "Sociedad Hispanica de Amistad" (SHA). Students will have the opportunity to join the Spanish Lunch Table, participate in a Poetry Recitation Competition, practice Latin games and dances during recess, participate in a special school assembly, and much much more! Please contact Sra. Artiga with any questions at

CAPA Corner

As of June 1st, 2016, the one year CAPA officer terms will expire. CAPA will be conducting an election meeting for new officers in May. The following officer positions are up for election: President, Treasurer and Secretary. We will also have one Board of Director position to fill for the remaining 1 year, of the 2 year term. If you are interested in running for one of the open positions, please contact Kathy Kokkinos at 630-975-7334 or

CAPA is selling Chesterbrook Academy baseball caps for $15 each! Please stop by the foyer to pick up a Spirit Wear Order Form if you are interested!!

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April 11-15

No Satellite Classes or Clubs (aside from dance) next week due to testing!

Wednesday 4/13 - Dance

Upcoming Dates


F 15 - In Uniform Day

Sa 16 - Student Council Hoe Down 6-8pm

Th 21 - Family Fun Night (Fore! Family Fun) 6-7:30pm

F 22 - CAPA Coffee 9am

F 22 - Out of Uniform - Spirit Wear

F 22 - Kindergarten Kane County Cougars Game

M 25 - Kindergarten Field Trip Kline Creek Farm 10:30-1:30pm

W 27 - Chesterbrook Night at Culver's (flyer coming soon!)

F 29 - Out of Uniform - Student Choice

Monthly School Calendar

For the most up-to-date school information (including club dates), please check out our online calendar.

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