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IMPORTANT DATES

Mon, Feb 13th - 3:30pm 5th Grade CHAT Musical Casting Meet in WTP.
Wed, Feb 15th - 9:15-10:30am 1st & 2nd grade literacy workshop with Laurie Pastore in the New Cafeteria.
Thurs, Feb 16th - 6pm, K-2 Chatsworth Tinkering Night.
Mon, Feb 20th - Fri, Feb 24th - Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
Wed, Mar 1st - Math Workshops for Kindergarten at 9:00am & 1st grade at 10:15am.
Thurs, Mar 2nd - Math Workshops for 2nd at 9:00 am & 3rd grade at 10:15am.
Fri, Mar 3rd - Math Workshops for 4th at 9:00am & 5th grade at 10:15am.
Fri, Mar 3rd - Deadline to order Dan Yaccarino books.
Mon, Mar 6th - CHAT Magazine 5th Grade Staffer Meeting at 8am in WTP.
Wed, Mar 8th - Calm Parent Workshop.
Thurs, Mar 9th - Parents Night Out, 7-10pm at Larchmont Temple.

CALENDAR

There are no upcoming events at this time.

District Calendar for 2017-18

The district has published the calendar for school year 2017-18. Please find it HERE.

DAILY ROTATION SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE to download the elementary school daily rotation.

Crunchy Carnival

Thursday, April 6 from 6 - 7:30pm is our annual Crunchy Carnival. Please join us for a night of food, fitness and fun! Want to volunteer? Sign up HERE or contact Joanna Liebman at joliebman@gmail.com. More information to follow soon.

SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION

CLICK HERE for more information on Mamaroneck District food services.

OCTOBER LUNCH MENU

MySchoolBucks

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PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Volunteers select a shift and then come on that day and time either weekly or approximately every other week. We especially need volunteers on Tuesdays on days 1, 3, and 5 (of the 6 day cycle) from 10:20-11:45 (when kindergarten and 2nd grade come), and Fridays on days 2, 4, and 6 from 8:55-10:20 (when 5th and 1st grades come), but other openings remain as well. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hecht at jahecht@gmail.com.

Give the gift of a book to the Chatsworth Ave. School Library community in honor of your child's birthday! There are a wide variety of titles to choose from and the donation will be identified with a bookplate noting your child's birthday. This link will bring you to a wish list on Amazon and the book will be delivered directly to the school. Thank you for considering adding to the titles available to our readers.

PIZZA SERVER VOLUNTEERS
Pizza volunteers needed for 2017! CLICK HERE to sign up to serve pizza on Wednesdays. Don't be shy - you can sign up more than once!!! Servers must be available from 11:15am - 1:00pm.

Get your pictures in the yearbook!

The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of Chatsworth students at school events like the Halloween Parades, in the classroom or on field trips - we'd like to see them! Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have. In general, we'd like pictures of current Chatsworth Students on campus .

Dear 5th Grade Parents, The Guess Who Baby Page is a Chatsworth Yearbook tradition and we want to make sure that every 5th grader has their baby picture on this page. Our streak is unbroken, so don't let your child be the first student to have a blank instead of a picture. In addition, we are collecting Kindergarten photos of the fifth graders for a special spread in the Memory Book. The deadline is January 15th, but the sooner you send this in the better. We need a close up, color, portrait style photo of your 5th grader taken when they were 0-2 years old for the baby pic, and age 5 -6 for the Kindergarten pic (it does not necessarily need to be a school picture). That's two pictures per student. These pictures should be in a high resolution .JPEG or .TIF format and uploaded following the instructions below for submitting photos to the yearbook. Also, enter information about the photo - name of 5th grade student and their teacher- and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
If you do not have a digital copy of a picture you can send in a print and we will scan and upload it. Please email frantchou@hotmail.com if you need this done.

Thanks so much,
The Yearbook Staff

Please CLICK HERE for instructions on submitting photos to the yearbook.

Calm Parent Workshop

Back by popular demand - "The Calm Parent Workshop" Wednesday, March 8th from 9:15 - 11:45.

$25/person. Max of 25 people.


This class takes a unique approach to parenting. Instead of going after children to eradicate their problems in an endless and piecemeal way, this program focuses on helping parents to be effective leaders of their families. This class will give you a road map of the potential parenting pitfalls and how to steer clear of them. It will also help you facilitate your own growing up - which is essential for your children to thrive.

To register for this event and for more information, please CLICK HERE.

Any questions/concerns please contact Valerie Mouracade at littleval91@gmail.com.

Parents Night Out-Tickets Available Now!

Exciting news! Tickets for Chatsworth's Parents Night Out (March 9th from 7-10pm @Larchmont Temple) are now available. To get yours, CLICK HERE.

Tickets are $40 per person ($50 at the door). Formal physical invitations will follow shortly. Much of the money raised via PNO comes from the exciting live and silent auctions. These auctions would not be possible without generous donations from our Chatsworth parents, families, and friends. Help make this year's auctions the most successful yet!

To submit an item for for the auction CLICK HERE.

PNO "Don't Miss" Live Auction Highlight: Summer Getaways

Major highlights of Chatworth's Parents Night Out are its highly anticipated silent and live auctions. This year make your family's summer vacation planning a snap by bidding on a week at a stunning Hudson Valley farmhouse overlooking the Walkill River. Lounge by the pool, shop for gourmet eats nearby, take the kids on a scenic hike or just relax. You won't have access to this special retreat anywhere but the exciting PNO auction-do not miss your chance!

Or...bid on a super fun summer family week at Camp Walt Whitman, tucked away in the White Mountains of NH. Relive your youth - string some lanyards, sing by the campfire, water ski on the lake, play a round of Frisbee golf, hit the beach volleyball court- and in the evening, enjoy adult activities while your kids are supervised by Whitman's amazing staff.

Finally, escape without leaving town. Bid on a peaceful night out on the water on a motorboat cruise for three couples. You'll depart from Larchmont Yacht Club just in time to take in a beautiful sunset over the Long Island Sound. Enjoy drinks and snacks as you unwind amidst gorgeous summer evening views. Another experience you won't have access to elsewhere! Do not miss these and other fabulous, one-of-a-kind offerings at the PNO auctions!

SLAY A PAR-TAY WITH YOUR SQUAD!

Gather your squad, pick a theme and a date, and throw a party. You decide the number of guests and set a price, and parents who attend PNO can buy a ticket and sign up to attend. Parents often team up with friends to co-host themed events that, in the past, have included parties such as Taste of Asia (a night of homemade Asian cuisine), Margarita Mama Madness (a night out for moms), Poker Night (the counterpart for dads), and the Shore Drive-In (a family movie screening under the stars). Many of the party sponsors are aging out of Chatsworth - so we need some new ideas to keep the Chatsworth party atmosphere going!! If you have a new and creative idea for a party please contact Tiffany Smith at smith10538@gmail.com.

If you have something to donate to the Live or Silent Auctions or if you have any questions or want to chat about potential contributions, please contact Carolyn Lee at crhrbl@yahoo.com. All ideas are welcome!

Author Dan Yaccarino

Acclaimed children's author Dan Yaccarino will be visiting Chatsworth K-3rd graders on Mar 23rd! Children the world over know Dan Yaccarino from his children's books, Parent's Choice Award-winning animated TV series Oswald (Nick Jr) and Emmy-winning Willa's Wild Life (NBC and Qubo) and character designs for The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon), as well as his many illustrated toys, games, and other children's products. If you would like to purchase a signed copy of one - or more! - of Dan's super fun books, please CLICK HERE. Orders must be placed by Mar 3rd to guarantee autograph.

Stem Alliance Tinkering Night Grades K-2

The STEM Alliance Tinkering Nights are back! This year, our Jr STEAM Exploration program focuses on the 5 senses and simple machines. Kids will get to learn and explore their senses at different hand-on, interactive exploration area and activities, as well as explore different simple machine and how they work. They can also make their own scratch and sniff name plate, a sound maker, design and race a rubber band powered roadster and make a rubber band powered catapult. This year's Tinkering Night at Chatsworth will be held on Thursday, February 16th from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

REGISTER: Registration for the STEM Alliance Tinkering Night opens at 8pm on Monday, February 6th and is for grades K to 2 ONLY. Space is limited. This event is FREE and open to students from Chatsworth School only. Parents must attend and participate with their child.

VOLUNTEER: In order to have a successful event, we will need volunteers - parents and older kids (5th graders, HMX and HS) are welcome to sign up to help set up and/or assist at a table. We can provide volunteer acknowledgement letters for HMX and HS students. Please contact Antonella Kauffman akauffman@lnstemalliance.org if you can volunteer at the event.

CHAT Musical

All musical registration is now closed.

Cast and Ensemble must attend all rehearsal days, which are Monday, March 20 - Friday March 30, 3:15 - 5:30PM. Crew must attend the second week of rehearsal.

EVERY family involved in the musical is required to assist with one rehearsal or performance shift.
The Musical will be held on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 in the Chatsworth Auditorium.
Financial assistance is available for all roles. To inquire about financial assistance in any PTA-sponsored program, please contact Suehay Gonzalez Alicea, Social Worker, at 914-220-3414 or SGonzalezAlicea@mamkschools.org.
If you have any questions, please contact the Musical Committee Leads, Sarah Bauer at sarahzbauer@me.com, Cece Thomas at ceceliathomas@gmail.com, or April Lewis at adl26@hotmail.com.

CHAT Literary Magazine

It's time the CHAT! Flyers should be coming home regarding the 56th annual CHAT Literary Magazine. This is a literary magazine filled with Chatsworth students writings and artwork. The kids love to see their work in print and see what their friends wrote too! Students can write an original piece or use something they have already written for school. We look forward to receiving your submissions by March 1st for Grades 1-5 and March 15th for Kindergarten. If you have any questions, contact Lara Dearman at laradearman@yahoo.co.uk or Melisa Prevost at moprevost1051@gmail.com.

CHAT Magazine

It's CHAT Magazine time again! We are looking for 5th grade artists to help us design cover and internal art for the magazine. We will be meeting Jan 24th, Feb 1st, 9th and Mar 6th at 8am in the WTP Cafeteria. If your child is interested in joining us, please let us know by signing up on this GoogleDoc. If you have any questions, contact Melisa Prevost moprevost1051@gmail.com or Lara Dearman laradearman@yahoo.co.uk .

Parent Math Workshops

Parent Math Workshops - Standards, Routines, and Games: Anthony Forcinito, Chatsworth Math Specialist, and a teacher from your child's grade, will be offering workshops on each grade's math curriculum. They will cover the standards in each grade, routines and strategies being taught in the classroom, and simple, fun games you can play with your child at home. This round will focus on the first half of the year.

Kindergarten - Mar 1st at 9:00am
1st grade - Mar 1st at 10:15am
2nd grade - Mar 2nd at 9:00am
3rd grade - Mar 2nd at 10:15am
4th grade - Mar 3rd at 9:00am
5th grade - Mar 3rd at 10:15

Mamaroneck district literacy coach: Supporting Reading in 1st & 2nd Grades

Learning to read is a complex, developmental process. As your children learn new skills as emerging readers, they are asked to practice those skills in their books over and over again, until they have built a solid foundation from which to take on a new challenge. Each new step in their reading growth is matched with books that require them to use new skills and strategies. Come join Laurie Pastore, our district literacy coach, as she explains how the reading challenges grow across first and second grade, and how parents can best support their children in this development on Wednesday, February 15th at 9:15-10:30am. RSVP here.

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY NEWS

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SEPTA NEWS

Join SEPTA: SEPTA is the district-wide Special Education PTA that works to promote a rewarding educational experience for all children. They strive to elevate community awareness, acceptance and support of students with varied learning differences, physical and cognitive abilities, and social emotional challenges. If you have any questions about Special Education Services at Chatsworth our parent representatives, Stephanie Chaice ( schaice@yahoo.com) or Amy Nofal ( amynofal@aol.com), will be happy to speak with you. To learn more about SEPTA and to join CLICK HERE.

For more information about upcoming SEPTA events CLICK HERE.

SCHOOL TOURS

Looking at Chatsworth? Want to schedule a school tour? Tours are offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 9:15am and 2pm. You can sign up for a tour using Sign up Genius at School Tour Sign up or contact Alicia Latte at alicialatte@hotmail.com to set up a tour.