Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark
Weekly Newsletter for Chartwell Families
January 19, 2023
What's In This Newsletter
If you missed previous issues of the Bulldog Bark, you can find the archives here.
- Family Conferences Tomorrow - NOON Pick-up Day
- Chartwell Kicks-Off Ocean Guardian Program
- Community Workshop Recording: Traits and Challenges of Twice Exceptional Learners
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Dress Code Reminder
- Semester 1 High School Course Descriptions
- $20 Needed for High School Corporations Project
- Basketball - See Team Snap
- January Faculty Birthdays
Friday, January 20 - Family Teacher Conferences - NOON dismissal
Tuesday, January 24 - Chartwell High School Overview (Zoom) - 5:30 pm; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (for Middle School families)
Thursday, January 26 - Community Coffee - New Year Check-In with Jodi Amaditz and Danielle Patterson, 8:30 am, McMahan Hall
Wednesday, February 1 - Chartwell Family Network Meeting - 8:30 am, McMahan Hall
ALL SCHOOL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Chartwell Recognized as Ocean Guardian School
We proudly announce that Chartwell was accepted as an Ocean Guardian school starting this year. Coordinated by NOAA and the National Marine Sanctuaries, an Ocean Guardian school makes a commitment to the protection and conservation of its local watersheds, the world's ocean, and special ocean areas, like national marine sanctuaries. The school makes this commitment by proposing and then implementing a school- or community-based conservation project. You can learn more at https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/ocean_guardian/.
For our first year, we are committed to engaging internally and educating our immediate community on ways we can identify and protect our local watershed. To do this, we will take part in various activities throughout the school year, including working to remove non-native plants and replace them with native ones. In addition, we'll be using the Bark to share quick facts about our watershed and tips on how to protect it and conserve vital resources - often delivered by students using narrative, art, and video. Keep an eye out for those! If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Kelly or Topher Mueller.
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Middle School Dress Code - Please Read
Please review the below guidelines with your child(ren) regarding Chartwell's dress code and support your child in adhering to them:
- Students' cohort color should be worn daily, with a short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt (preferably a Chartwell shirt)
- Students can wear a sweatshirt or jacket that is in their cohort color
- If the outside jacket or sweatshirt is not in their cohort color, it should have a zipper or buttons and be open so we can see their cohort color.
- If it is raining, any rain jacket is acceptable.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Semester 1 HS Course Descriptions
11th Grade Students Start Meetings Next Week
$20 Needed for High School Corporations Project
All high school students should bring $20 cash to school this week to kick off their "Corporations" project. Each student-run corporation will have a chance to earn their funds back, plus profits. If sending $20 to school for your student is a burden on your family, please send a confidential email to Katia in the business office at email@example.com and she will supply the cash to your student discreetly.
When students buy into their businesses, it creates a greater sense of ownership. Thank you for supporting this project!
High School Basketball
- TODAY: Thursday, January 19: Silver Team North Valley Baptist - 5:30 pm
- Friday, January 27: Silver Team North Valley Baptist - 5:30 pm
Be sure to check Team Snap for updates and changes.
January Faculty & Staff Birthdays
Anthony Garcia - January 8
Kristen Bogue - January 13
Stacy Meheen - January 17
Jack Riley - January 18
Amanda King -January 19
Tayler Rutter - January 21
Jesse Vickers - January 21
Rory Patterson - January 29
If you have questions for us, please contact one of the following Chartwell Team Members:
Head of School, Danielle Patterson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Teaching and Learning, Jodi Amaditz: email@example.com
Assistant Director of Lower School, Katherine Kanaski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Middle School, Karla Bell: email@example.com
Assistant Director of the High School, Amanda Zonghi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of STEAM and EdTech, Sandra Varajic: email@example.com
Director of Student Support: Billy Swift firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Campus Management and Safety, John Langrill: email@example.com
Director of Advancement and Communications, Elena Mueller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Human Development and Wellness, Batya Fields: email@example.com
Director of Athletics: Rory Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Office: Katia Stornetta email@example.com
Technical Support: firstname.lastname@example.org