Friday, June 14
In this school year's final edition of the #ThisIsCheltenham news share, top stories include year-end activities at CBK and EP, new board member, CBK NHS induction, boys cager commits to Saint Francis, PBL9 field day at Wyncote, Battle of the Township, PBL7 creates tangranimals and 24 tournament results. "In the news" features CHS commencement and the passing of an esteemed alumnus. "Need to Know Info" contains calendar reminders, lax clinic info, k-6 generic school supply lists, Communications committee report, upcoming meetings and events and this week's flyers.
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It's Been a Great Year. Have a Wonderful Summer!
Congratulations to the CBK Class of 2019
Elkins Park Celebrates Sixth Graders at Move Up Day
More than 350 Elkins Park sixth graders are moving on to Cedarbrook Middle School following their move up day celebration Thursday, June 12. With both EP grades in attendance, the fifth and sixth choir opened the festivities with a stirring rendition of "Remember Me." Retiring principal Dr. Gerry Doria-Fitzpatrick offered a message of appreciation to students for "you being you," referenced Marianne Williamson's poem "Our Deepest Fear" and encouraged all of the students to complete the sentence "I am ... ." Read more>
Wyncote Resident Charles Burdell-Williams to Fill Vacant Board Seat
Cedarbrook's National Junior Honor Society Induction
Rising Senior Cager Harrison Makes Verbal Commitment to Play at Saint Francis University
PBL9 Facilitates Field Day for Wyncote Third Graders
Battle of the Township
In an epic battle for the ages, representatives from various Cheltenham Township departments and Wyncote teachers and staff faced off in the "Battle of the Township." While Team Wyncote came out on tops, WES students learned an important lesson about sportsmanship. Competitors walked out to cheers and excitement. Of course, the teachers and staff had the home field advantage but the police-township team quickly won over the fans. At the event's conclusion, the teams hugged, high-fived and shook hands to show that in the end, we are all on Team Cheltenham.
PBL7 Creates Tangranimals for CES Students
CBK Students Place Second and Third at Regional 24 Game Tournament
Cheltenham High School's 135th Commencement on Thursday, June 6 was the front-page news in this week's edition of the Times-Chronicle. View front page>
Cheltenham School District's receipt of a Sustainable Cheltenham Awards was covered in this week's Times-Chronicle. Read more>
6ABC reported on the passing of Cheltenham alumnus Lew Klein, a Philadelphia television pioneer, professor and philanthropist. Read more>
Cheltenham High School was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about Frankford football coach Bill Sytsma, who opens his locker room on Friday nights so his players are safe from Philadelphia gun violence. CHS Football coach Ryan Nase bought pizzas on a recent Friday. Read more>
Monday, August 26 is the first day of the 2019-2020 school year. Schools will dismiss at the following times:
Cheltenham High School: 2:30 p.m.
Cedarbrook Middle School: 3:10 p.m.
Elkins Park School: 12:55 p.m.
K-4: 1:15 p.m.
Calling all Cheltenham Township Beginner and Experienced Boys Lax Players
Mondays from June 17 through August 19, Cheltenham parents and Abington Lacrosse Club are hosting lacrosse clinics from 6-8 p.m. at Abington Junior High School for boys entering grades 2-8. The sessions will focus on fundamental skills and proper technique. All skills levels - from beginner to experienced and everything in between - are encouraged and welcome to join. All 10 clinics cost $50, and boys can come to as many sessions as they would like. Register online at Abingtonlacrosseclub.com.
K-6 Generic Supply List
Stay Informed: Communications Committee
The Communications Committee met on Thursday, May 23. The agenda included a look at social media metrics, follow ups on texting and the budget presentation video and a report on the district branding survey. View the presentation>