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IMPORTANT DATES

Mon, Mar 20th - Thurs, Mar 30 - CHAT Musical practice.
Wed, Mar 22nd - Final 5th grade CHAT Magazine Staffer Mtg at 8am in WTP.
Wed, Mar 22nd - Coffee Clutch at 9:15am in the New Cafeteria with LMCCC on Parenting in the Digital Age
Fri, Mar 24th - Working moms coffee, 9:15am.
Fri, Mar 24th - Mini-Stemtastic Challenge at Hommocks, 6-8pm.
Fri, Mar 31st - CHAT Musical 7pm
Sat, Apr 1 - CHAT Musical 11am
Wed, April 5th - Early dismissal at 11:30am
Thurs, April 6th - Crunchy Carnival from 6-7:30pm. See details below.

DAILY ROTATION SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE to download the elementary school daily rotation.

District Calendar

The district has published the calendar for school year 2017-2018. Please find it HERE.

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! We'll have classes from Hiawatha Martial Arts, an obstacle course from Fenom Fitness, Yoga, the 7-minute workout, and of course tons of food-ucation, healthy snack ideas, "make your own" fun recipes for kids, and more. Want to volunteer? Sign up HERE or contact Joanna Liebman at joliebman@gmail.com. More information to follow soon.

Working Moms Coffee

Our Working Parents Committee will be hosting a coffee morning for working moms on Friday, March 24th at 9 am. To RSVP and get more details on the coffee, including the location, please contact Amy Peluso at amyspeluso@gmail.com

SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION

CLICK HERE for more information on Mamaroneck District food services.

OCTOBER LUNCH MENU

MySchoolBucks

Login to www.myschoolbucks.com to check your account and make payments.

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.

Mini-STEM-tastic at Hommocks Middle School

Join us on Friday, March 24th from 6pm to 9pm at Hommocks Middle School for our FREE Mini-STEM-tastic "Choose Your Challenge" Night, open to the public. This hands-on activity night for all ages brings STEM skills to life and makes learning fun! Rubik's Cube challenges, Lego Construction Feats, Oobleck Mixing, Be a pH Jedi and Financial Football are just some of the experiences for attendees to try. Enjoy the return of the Chain Reaction Challenge where individuals and groups bring together separate segments of a large-scale fully functional Rube Goldberg machine!

Food, drinks and raffle prizes also available for sale. This may be a "mini" event but it will be mega STEM-tastic for the whole family!

Pre-register for free tickets HERE. Full event details HERE here.

Summer COOP

Help Chatsworth Elementary send 10 kids to the Co-op Camp this year!

Did you know that inequitable summer experiences account for 2/3 of the achievement gap between high income and low income students?
Did you know that over 400 elementary students in our district can not afford summer programs?
Established over 40 years ago, Co-Op Summer Enrichment provides 6 weeks of academic & recreational experiences for 230 students from all 4 Mamaroneck School District elementary schools. This year, Co-Op will be led by the STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck, a local non-profit. The program serves mostly families who cannot afford to attend other local summer programs. The program also employs & mentors a diverse group of local teenagers to promote leadership & employment opportunities.
As a community, the Chatsworth PTA would like to raise $12,000 which will support the cost of 10 students this summer at the Co-op Camp.
Please consider donating HERE. All gifts are tax deductible and matching gifts are accepted.
Visit www.coopsummer.org for more information or questions about the program, registration and job opportunities.

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.

Open House for 2017-2018 Incoming Kindergarten

If your child will be entering Kindergarten at Chatsworth in the Fall, the school hosts an Incoming Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7pm. This event is significantly more detailed than a general school tour. During this open house, you will have the opportunity to hear from our Principal, Ms. Andersen, the PTA representatives, and the Kindergarten teachers in addition to receiving a tour of Chatsworth. To register you child please CLICK HERE to visit the Mamaroneck School District website.

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. PLEASE NOTE: If your child will be entering Kindergarten at Chatsworth in the Fall, the school hosts an Incoming Kindergarten Open House and tour on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7pm.

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 .

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY NEWS

For the latest Mamaroneck School District News & Larchmont/Mamaroneck Community News CLICK HERE

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.