Chartwell School: The Bulldog Bark

Weekly Newsletter for Chartwell Families

May 25, 2023

What's In This Newsletter

If you missed previous issues of the Bulldog Bark, you can find the archives here.


  • LAST CHANCE: Family Conferences: Sign-Up by End of Day TOMORROW
  • Weather is Getting Warmer - Don't Forget Water Bottles; and, Be Sure to Label Them!
  • RSVP by June 1 for Family BBQ on June 6
  • Volunteers Needed for FUN DAY: Sign-up HERE


  • Return MS Sports Uniforms



Upcoming Important Dates


TOMORROW! Friday, May 26 - Middle School Dance, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, McMahan Hall

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day - No Classes

Tuesday, May 30 - MS Beach Day, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, May 30 - Senior Lunch at Tarpy's, 12:30 pm

Wednesday, May 31 - Friday, June 2 - Family Teacher Conferences (NOON DISMISSAL)

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, June 6 - Fun Day, Talent Show, and All-School BBQ (parents and caregivers invited)

Wednesday, June 7 - All LMS Moving Up Ceremony; Grade 8 Promotion; Last Day of School LMS

Thursday, June 8 - HS Retrospective, HS Graduation; Last Day of School HS


Family Conferences: There's Still Time to Sign-up!

Family/Teacher Conferences will be held from Wednesday, May 31 through Friday, June 2. School dismissal on these days will be 12:00 pm. Please use the division Google form links below to sign up for conferences.

Please complete the form by May 26. Contact your division director with any questions.

Lower/Upper Lower School Conference Sign-Up: English

Lower/Upper Lower School Conference Sign-Up: Spanish

Middle School Conference Sign-Up: English

Middle School Conference Sign-Up: Spanish

High School Conference Sign-Up: English

High School Conference Sign-Up: Spanish

Final Dates for Clubs

Boxing Strong: Friday, May 26 (2:00 pm -3:00 pm @ Boxing Strong), Wednesday, May 31 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (on campus)

Climb Club: Tuesday, May 30, Wednesday, May 31; after school at Sanctuary Gym

Reminder: Bring Your Water Bottle to School

As the weather begins to get warmer, students need to stay hydrated. Please remember to bring a refillable water bottle to school every day. This also helps us reduce the waste generated by single-use cups.

Also - please remember to write your student's name on their water bottle.


MS Sports: Please Return Uniforms and Equipment

All middle school sports have concluded for the 2022-23 school year. Please make sure that all athletes have returned their uniforms and any equipment they borrowed for their sport. Thank you for all of your support of Chartwell Athletics!


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2023-2024 High School Sports Offerings

Chartwell Athletics will introduce three new sports teams for the upcoming 2023-2024 year. These sports include: cross-country, soccer and volleyball. Our sports programs from the previous year included basketball and track and field, both of which will also continue.

HS Students: Please complete the below form if you are interested in participating in Chartwell High School sports teams next year. Our athletic department and team coaches will use this information to create a temporary roster, order uniforms, and send you information regarding each team as it becomes available.

If you would like to be an athlete, team manager, photographer/videographer, or the Bulldog mascot, please complete the form below or contact Coach Patterson at Go Bulldogs!

High School Conference Schedule Update

HS advisors will send home conference meeting information this Friday, May 26 through email along with draft CEPs.

Semester 2 Course Descriptions

Please see the Semester 2 Course Descriptions Catalog here. This document is helpful to revive when preparing for your family conferences.

Quarter 4/Semester 2 Grades and Reports

Preliminary report cards will be sent home through ALMA tomorrow Friday, May 26.

Students will have until June 7 to turn-in missing assignments. Final grades will be sent home on Wednesday, June 7.

High School Graduation Livestream

For families and friends who cannot attend the High School Graduation in person on Thursday, June 8, we are offering a Livestream. Click on the link below at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 8 to watch the ceremony live.

Chromebook & Charger Return Day: Wednesday, June 7 by 2:45 pm

  • Students are to return school-issued Chromebook and Charger to advisor on Wednesday, Jun7 at 2:45 pm

  • The charger must be working. Students will be charged $35 dollars for broken or lost charger.

  • All stickers must be removed. Students can be charged $35 dollars for any stickers on Chromebook/Chromebook case

  • Students' final grades will be held if Chromebook is not returned by the morning of June 8.

  • Please contact Amanda Zonghi for any questions.

Local Events and Resources

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May Chartwell Birthdays

May 5 - Asha Cox

May 8 - Regan Albee

May 8 - Lauren Christensen

May 15 - Alana Warcken

May 27 - Elena Mueller

May 27 - Billy Swift

May 28 - Katlyn Bach

May 30 - Aaron Kanak

2023-2024 Academic Calendar


If you have questions for us, please contact one of the following Chartwell Team Members:

Head of School, Danielle Patterson:

Director of Teaching and Learning, Jodi Amaditz:

Assistant Director of Lower School, Katherine Kanaski:

Assistant Director of Middle School, Karla Bell:

Assistant Director of the High School, Amanda Zonghi:

Director of STEAM and EdTech, Sandra Varajic:

Director of Student Support: Billy Swift

Director of Campus Management and Safety, John Langrill:

Director of Advancement and Communications, Elena Mueller:

Director of Human Development and Wellness, Batya Fields:

Director of Athletics: Rory Patterson

Business Office: Katia Stornetta

Technical Support: