Moving Forward......BEEP! BEEP!

October 14, 2016

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Teachers were asked to pay $20.00 for school social dues. Part time and teacher assistants are asked to pay $10.00.

The money collected for this will be used toward social events, staff wedding and baby showers, and cards.


Survey From Dr. Honeycutt

Please take this quick social media survey. This survey will be used to inform BCPS staff of all professional social media being utilized to tell our district/school stories.​

United Way Campaign-From Mrs. Clanton

United Way campaign. Mrs. Clanton will be placing a donation form in your boxes. The campaign runs from September 16 through October 31. You will once again have the opportunity to give through a one time donation or via bank draft. I encourage you all to give as we would like 100% participation, but it is ultimately your choice. However, if our school is able to have 100% participation, we will be put into a drawing for a Duty-Free Lunch courtesy of United Way volunteers. Please bring completed forms and money to me before the deadline. Thank you for your continued love and support for these babies and our little community.

Upcoming Dates

10-18 Required Staff Training for K-5 teachers on Discovery Education 3:00-4:30

10-21 We will have visitors (Principal friends from other counties) coming to visit our

school and your classrooms. I know you will show them your best as you do each


10-24 Spelling Bee @ PHS 7:00

10-25 Conservation Capers 2:00

10-31 Halloween-no costumes-let's keep this day focused on instruction as much as


11-1 Shanda gone to State Distinguished Leadership Cohort Professional Development

in Concord.

11-3 Tim Lester (Pro NFL Speaker) 12:30-1:15

11-4 School Speech Contest 9:00//Book Fair Begins

11-6 Daylight Savings time ends

11-7 11:30 dismissal /Teacher workday 7:30-7:30

11-8 Teacher workday 8:00-11:00/Principal Meeting

11-10 Flying Higher with Reading and Math Balloon Festival and Educational Program

11-11 Veteran's Day

Chesterfield Faculty Meeting Dates -Mark Your Calendars Now!

You are expected to be at all staff meetings. Note: all meetings are following the School Board Meetings and the monthly principal meetings.

Thursday, October 6th

Wednesday, November 9th

Thursday, December 15th

Thursday, January 26th

Thursday, March 9th

Thursday, April 13th

Thursday, May 25th

Friday, October 21st

We have principals coming to visit our school on this day and we will visit your classrooms.

This will be exciting and I look forward to "showing off" the great things going on in our school.

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Balloon Festival- Flying HIgher with Reading and Math

November 10th- Balloon Festival 3:30-6:00

Balloon Rides Between 3:30-5:30 (must have signed parent waiver)

Katie Kath local illustrator book signing from 2:00-6:00

~Book: Come Over to My House By Dr. Seuss~

Pizza ($2) and Drinks ($1)

Free Helium Balloons and Animal Cups for all students to take home from festival

Book Fair-Sidewalk Sale

Grade Level Games in Math or Reading-Please let me know what you have planned for your activity.


Pinwheels for sale .50/.25 cents

Perky Pumpkin Contest-$$ to support Relay for Life

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Teacher Appreciation Days

Just as a reminder, the Duke Blue Devils will be home for the first two weeks of November Saturday. Since we had such a great response to our Teacher Appreciation event against Virginia on October 1st, we have extended the offer for our last 2 games. Our final home games will be against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday November 5th and North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday November 10th. Attached is the flyer with all information regarding this event and how to purchase tickets. Please feel free to forward on to your teachers and staff to access and take advantage of this opportunity.

To purchase tickets online, you can click the link below and use the promo code “TEACHER”



Thanks and GO DUKE!

Brittney Morrison

Senior Account Executive, Ticket Sales and Service
T: 919-684-9008 • F: 919-668-1765 •

254 Scott Family Athletics Performance Center, Box 90558 • Durham, NC 27708

District Initiatives for 2016-2017

Let's do our part at Chesterfield Elementary!

  • Customer Service
  • Advocate for all students through the lens of equity
  • Ongoing and Specific Professional Development: technology instructional use, instructional rounds, Ed Camps, Developing district leaders via a Leadership Academy: Principals, Teacher Leaders, Beginning Teachers, assistant principals, and aspiring principals
  • District wide Anti­-Bullying program
  • Utilizing the Central Office Instructional evaluation for 2016-­2017
  • Establish BCPS Foundation with Charter Board members
  • Continue to promote Burke County Public Schools: Family Magazine, Videos­See video, Postscripts, Putnam’s Pen, BCPS Website, Twitter, Facebook, & Accentuating the positive highlights . New promotion methods for 2016­-2017: Movie theater advertisements, New Billboards, 1st Annual BCPS Foundation Golf tournament­ Corporate sponsors: Chartwells, Pierce, Pepsi, 1 st annual BCPS 5K race
  • Introduction to Project Lead the Way: Engineering in Patton and East Burke
  • Pilot Video Conference/Virtual classrooms: From Freedom High School to Draughn and East Burke High Schools & Heritage Middle to Hallyburton Academy
  • Continue to improve Child Nutrition program with Chartwells
  • Continue to promote staff education and certifications to add value to BCPS
  • Continue to work with local partners to prepare our students for the work force and for further secondary education
  • Seek input from Parents/Community/teachers via surveys on academic competitions: What to keep and what to go!: Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Speech Contest, Battle of the Books, Robotics, 3D printing, and others?

Data Room-Digital Data Notebooks

Digital data notebooks in all grade levels will monitor student growth throughout the year. We will refer to our digital data room and digital data notebooks this school year to help progress students to the next level.

Please update the data wall for your grade level and we will begin discussing the results of the latest Universal Screenings.

What are we about?

Mission: To teach children to learn, to grow and to succeed for a lifetime.

School Goals: To provide a safe environment where students can become critical thinkers and life-long learners with self-confidence and the ability to work cooperatively towards a productive life.