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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, June 6th – FoodsWorth event for KG – 2nd grade, 3-4pm in WTP. Details below.

Thursday, June 7th  – Capstone Share Day for 5th Grade, 9-10:30am.

Friday, June 8th – Fruit Friday: ice pops!  “GoodPop Organic Freezer Pops” will be served.

Saturday, June 9th – Chatsworth Carnival, 11am-4pm.

Tuesday, June 12th  – Chatsworth Recorder concert, 2:20pm in the Auditorium.

Friday, June 15th  –  5th Grade trip to Camp Echo.

Monday, June 18th – CHAT 5th Grade Graduation party, 6:00-7:30pm in the KG Courtyard. Details to follow.

Tuesday, June 19th – 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony, 9:15am in the Auditorium.

June 19th – June 21st: Early dismissal at 11:30am.

June 22nd – Last day of school, dismissal at 9:15am.

 

 

DISTRICT CALENDAR

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

DAILY ROTATION SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE to download the elementary school daily rotation.

SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION

CLICK HERE for more information on Mamaroneck District food services.

School Lunches

If your child eats School lunches or Pizza on Wednesdays, please make sure that your MySchoolBucks account has sufficient funds for Pizza Wednesday and any other lunches that your child is purchasing throughout the year. In order to load funds, you will need your child's student ID, available on the parent portal.

GET YOUR PICTURES IN THE YEARBOOK!

The Yearbook Staff invites parents to submit photos for the yearbook. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:

* CLICK HERE
* If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 409723632
* Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
* Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
* Click "Save Details".
Thank you!!
Sincerely,
The 2018 Yearbook Staff

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

MYSCHOOLBUCKS

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

A TO Z DIRECTORY

Please make sure to verify your contact information in the AtoZ Directory and download the new app onto your phone from the website.

Online School Directory



NEW AtoZ APP AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
If you are like us and you have missed your AtoZ app since last June - fret no more, because the new AtoZ app is now available! Download for free from the App Store to have all of your CHAT contacts available again wherever you go.

PIZZA – WEDNESDAYS IN MAY/JUNE

Only 5 more Pizza Wednesdays to go this school year! We still need volunteers to help serve pizza in May and June. Shifts are 11:15am -1:15pm.
Please sign up here for a shift to help!

Donate A Book to the Chatsworth Library

CELEBRATE YOUR CHILDS BIRTHDAY: DONATE A BOOK (OR TWO) TO THE CHATSWORTH LIBRARY

Consider sharing the excitement around your child's birthday with the school community by donating a book for all to share to the school library.
The book would be enhanced with a bookplate noting your child's birthday to celebrate the gift. A lengthy list of books to choose from is available through this Amazon link. Books will be delivered straight to the Chatsworth library. Please make sure to note your child's name and birthday when you choose from the list so it can be properly labeled.

LOST AND FOUND

Now that the weather is heating up, please stop by the Lost and Found (located at the Forest Park exit door near the Winnie The Pooh cafeteria) and claim any of your children’s lost coats and sweatshirts. Any unclaimed belongings will be donated to the Mamaroneck Community Development Center on May 18th.

SHOP AT DECICCO’S AND SUPPORT MSF

Do you shop at DeCicco’s? If so, you can help the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation! The Foundation has partnered with DeCicco & Sons in Larchmont in their rebate program!  Just put your DeCicco’s shopping receipt in the specially marked box located near the store’s exit and DeCicco’s will give back 1% of the pretax sales on the receipts to the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation. You may request a copy of your receipt for your records.
Your participation in this special program will help fund innovative, teacher-initiated programs benefiting thousands of students across all six district schools – including Chatsworth!

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to get involved in the PTA next year? Here are a few of the positions that we are still looking to fill:
  • Yearbook (2 co-chairs): the yearbook chairs coordinate a team of parent volunteers who photograph our kids on the playground, in school, on school trips etc. Parent volunteers put together yearbook pages, while the yearbook chairs are responsible for coordinating the project and the final editing.
  • Website team (1-2 volunteers): website team volunteers perform updates to the PTA website. WordPress is used for the website updates, but no prior knowledge of WordPress is required as this is part of the transition.
  • Crunchy Carnival (1 to 3 co-chairs): the Crunchy Carnival is a fun filled night of “fooducation” that takes place in spring, aimed at making kids aware of a wide range of healthy food and drink choices.
  • Movie Nights (1-2 chairs): plan movie nights for kids only or for parents & kids in the Chatsworth auditorium.
If you are interested in any of these positions or would like to find out more about the time commitment involved etc, please email us at chatsworthpta@gmail.com.

ENDANGERED ANIMAL FUN-RAISER

The Chatsworth Community Council, a group of 4th and 5th grade citizens, will be hosting an Endangered Animal Fun-raiser on Tuesday, June 12th from 4-5:30 in the Forest Park Gym. 
We will have face painting, a photo booth, a puppet show, origami and games. Admission is $10 and all the profits will be donated to the World Wildlife Foundation to help endangered species around the world. ($25 dollars for 3+ siblings.) 
Tickets will be for sale at the event. Come join us!

2GD’s DOG DELIVERIES POST OFFICE OPENS TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH

The post office will be open Tuesday, June 12th through Friday, June 15th.
Students, teachers, and family members can stop by the post office in room 205
on Tuesday, June 12th at 9:00-11:00 am11:50-12:15 pm & 1:20-2:20 pm, on Wednesday, June 13th at 8:50-11:00 am11:50-12:15 pm & 1:20-2:45 pm, or on Thursday, June 14th at 9:00-11:00 am11:50-12:15 pm & 1:20-2:45 pm to purchase 2GD stamps (not to be used in the U.S. Postal System), stationery, envelopes, cards, and post cards.
Please click here for a visitation schedule per class.
Once you address your letter and place one of 2GD’s specially designed stamps on it, you can drop it into one of the blue mailboxes that will be set up throughout the building. We will deliver mail to any address within the Chatsworth school buildings through Friday morning. Please be sure to check with your child’s teacher or the schedule that came home with the post office addressing information. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Dancy, Ms. Vestal, Mrs. Andersen, Mrs. Zadrima, Mrs. Manns, Miss Forbes, Ms. Joseph, the custodians, secretaries, school staff, the PTA, and 2GD families for all of their help. All profits will be donated to Pet Rescue New York (http://www.ny-petrescue.org). Any questions please contact Mrs. DiFalco. Please don’t forget to write!

ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES ONLINE

New this year! Larchmont’s own Futterman’s Stationery is ready to go with online orders for next year’s Chatsworth and Hommocks school supplies. You can make your life easier with back-to-school tasks, shop local, plus support the PTA all with the click of a button!
Just click HERE to order school supplies. You can either choose to pick your supplies up at Futterman’s or have them delivered straight to Chatsworth. HMX deliveries are directly to your home.
Deadline for on-line ordering and special PTA pricing is June 30th.

PNO Grade Level Parties

Many of you purchased tickets to our grade level parties at this year’s PNO. For those that have tickets, but need a reminder of the date each party is on, the details have been posted on our PTA website. Please note that these parties have been completely sold out, so unfortunately we are not able to accept any walk-ups on the night of.

5th Grade Parents’ Party, Fiesta Taco Bar and Cocktails! June 1

3rd Grade Parents’ Party at DeCicco’s! – June 6

Shore Drive-In (Whole Family Party) – Sept 7

Homecoming Party! – Sept 22, 2018

CHAT GEAR INTRODUCING “CHATSWORTH ROCKS!” T-SHIRTS

CHAT gear is now on sale in our online shop, including our newest addition: the "Chatsworth Rocks!" t-shirt (pictured below)! Proceeds of the sales of the "Chatworth Rocks!" t-shirts will go towards funding the new piano for the Chatsworth Auditorium. The t-shirt comes in adult sizes as well as youth sizes. You can order your CHAT gear here. CHAT gear is now on sale in our online shop, including our newest addition: the "Chatsworth Rocks!" t-shirt!
Proceeds of the sales of the "Chatworth Rocks!" t-shirts will go towards funding the new piano for the Chatsworth Auditorium.
The t-shirt comes in adult sizes as well as youth sizes.
You can order your CHAT gear HERE .

INFO ON 4TH GRADE BAND FOR 3RD GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS

Last week, Chatsworth Band teacher, Denise Meltzer, met with all 3rd grade classes to present the instruments available to 4th grade band students. All 3rd graders filled out a band interest form. On Tuesday, June 12th the 3rd grade students who have expressed an interest will get to try their 1st and 2nd choice band instrument to find the right choice for them. If your child goes through this process you will receive an email from the band teacher by Monday, June 18th with the instrument we’ve decided on and details about the band program.

We do not recommend that children participate in both band and orchestra, as it can be overwhelming for the child. Also, the student cannot attend in school lessons for both a band and an orchestra instrument. If you have any questions, you can contact band teacher Denise Meltzer at dmeltzer@mamkschools.org.

FROM THE STEM ALLIANCE OF LARCHMONT – MAMARONECK

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ROBOTICS TEAMS – INFO MEETING

Does your child love to tinker, code, build, create, and come up with creative solutions to problems? This Monday, come learn about the STEM Alliance’s competitive robotics teams for grades 4-5 and 6-8. The FIRST Lego League Competitions allow kids to come together as a team to win points in three categories: the robot games, the core values & the innovative project (this year’s theme: Into Orbit – projects around space!). Experience with robotics is not required. We invite you & your child to an FLL Team Interest meeting to learn more & ask questions. Competitive robotics – it’s not a thing of the future. It’s now! MONDAY JUNE 11, 2018 @ 7pm @ Hommocks Library. RSVPLearn more.

WANTED: CLASS PARENTS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

If you are interested in being a class parent for the 2018/2019 school year, now is your chance: you can sign up here.
You will be contacted once the class placements are communicated. If you have any questions you can contact Glenna Lee at glee1017@gmail.com.

NEED SMALL CHILDREN’S CLOTHES

Nurse Torre is seeking clothes in good condition to use for children who need extra clothes at school. If you have any of the following, please drop at the front door in a bag labeled for the nurse. We are looking for:
  • Girls size 6-8: leggings and shorts
  • Boys size 6-8: sweat pants and shorts

HELP CHATSWORTH KEEP CARRYING TUNES!

The PTA has partnered up with the District’s Music Department to find an affordable concert piano that is suitable to the Chatsworth Auditorium.
We are happy to report that such a piano has been found and purchased with $8,000 funding from the PTA. This was an expense that we did not budget for this year, so we are looking to fundraise to offset the expense. So far we have collected donations totaling a little over $3,000!
Please consider making a donation here or drop off a check in the treasurer’s mailbox labeled “piano donation” – any amount is welcome!
Or buy a “Chatsworth Rocks!” t-shirt for $20 here – all proceeds go towards the new piano; adult sizes also available!

District Enrollment Information & Budget Information

ENROLLMENT / BUDGET INFO
In order to stay up to date on data and presentations regarding the District’s enrollment and 2018-19 budget discussions, please visit the District’s Enrollment Planning website here or the District’s Budget information page here.
The School District Budget vote will take place on Tuesday, May 15th. Please remember to vote!
If you have any questions that you would like to ask the BOE, you can email Chatsworth’s BOE liaison Sam Orans at Sorans@mamkschools.org.
To view the Selection Committee’s recommendations for the Mamaroneck School Board of Education please click here (or click here for the Spanish version).
If you have an incoming Kindergartner – please register HERE.
N.B.: Besides registering your child online by adding to the Parent Portal, don’t forget to also bring the information packet as well as required documents to the District Registrar located at Mamaroneck High School in order to complete the Kindergarten Registration

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 Kate Light ( k8light@yahoo.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.

DISTRICT & COMMUNITY NEWS

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

SCHOOL TOURS

Looking at Chatsworth? Want to schedule a school tour? Tours are offered on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 9:15am and 2pm. You can sign up for a tour by submitting a request through the district at CLICK HERE. Someone will contact you to set up tour date & time. 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 15, 2018 at 7pm.