Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Principal's Message
When people ask what makes Chesterbrook special, aside from our wonderful students, I always say our wonderful PTA and parent volunteers. The Chesterbrook staff want to take this time to thank the parent volunteers across our school community that have helped us out this year. From those serving on our PTA board, our amazing daily lunch crew volunteers, our Yearbook design team, those serving as PTA committee leads and those supporting as room parents, we are grateful for you! The bottom line is we cannot do all we do without our volunteers! We have a special gift to say thank you to all our parents volunteers that will be ready for pickup next week. We wanted to share our thanks for the many hours and dedication you provide to support our staff and students.
This week we also celebrate our amazing office staff. If you have ever needed assistance or reached out with a question, you have experienced the quick and caring support of our team. Our Chesterbrook family is so lucky to have Pat, Holley, Dave and Doreen each and every day!
With greatest appreciation from your Administration
Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal
Farris Thomas, Assistant Principal
Kindergarten through 5th grade families, Do you have other plans for school next year? Please take a minute and fill out this form to let us know if your student will NOT be returning to Chesterbrook. It is important for our planning purposes to know if your children will not return to Chesterbrook.Attention 6th Grade Parents
If your child will not be attending Longfellow next year. Please email Dave Troskey, [email protected], and let him know where your student will be attending 7th grade.Parent Input for Class Placement 2022-23 School Year
Due May 13th for current K - 5th Grade Students
We are requesting any input from parents or guardians for the new school year. In late May, teachers and admin will begin working on class placements for the new year. Multiple factors go into groupings to balance classes and also provide a comfortable and supportive learning environment for each student. Please note, specific teacher requests are deleted.
Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! All orders will include free shipping for the next two weeks. Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number.
Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]Fun Fair Volunteer Sign Ups
We are so fortunate to be able to once again celebrate our community with Fun Fair. A lot of planning has gone into this but we need many volunteers to pull together all the final pieces. Please consider helping during the event.
While wrist band sales are over, you may buy event tickets at the event on Saturday. Please come and enjoy!
What to Bring? Wear your sunscreen and a hat and bring your water bottle to keep hydrated. We are expecting great weather and we want everyone to have a great afternoon.
Student Sign Up:
Adult Sign Up;
*Please note that current 6th grade Chesterbrook students may only sign up for set up and clean up. They should enjoy their last fair! Middle school and high school students are welcome to sign up. All students can use hours to fulfill volunteer service requirements
Rising 7th Grade Open House
Longfellow is excited welcome our newest Lancers to our Rising 7th Grade Open House on May 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!
Visitors will be able to walk the halls of Longfellow and see how our classrooms are set up, check out the cafeteria, hear from some of our student organizations and more! Longfellow administrators and counselors will be on hand to answer questions. There will not be a large-group presentation; this is an ‘Open House’ style event in which students may come with their family at any time during the evening.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Madigan, Director of Student Services, at [email protected].SOL Reminders
As we approach our SOL testing season, please see a few helpful reminders below. If you have any questions about these assessments, please feel free to reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher or our school testing coordinators, Megan Brown ([email protected]) and Farris Thomas ([email protected]). If you know your child is going to be absent on the day of testing, please let us know as soon as possible.
- Charge your laptops every night
- Restart your laptops while in the school building
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Eat a healthy breakfast
It is helpful to note these dates on your calendar to avoid appointments that will pull children out of school during tests.
Tuesday, May 10: 5th Science
Wednesday, May 11: 6th Reading
Thursday, May 12th: 4th & 5th Reading
Friday, May 13th: 3rd Reading
Tuesday, May 17th: 4th Math
Wednesday, May 18th: 6th Math
Thursday, May 19th: 3rd Math
Friday, May 20th: 5th MathUpcoming Events - Including End of Year Events
April 28th - 5th Grade Field Trip
April 29th - 6th Grade Field Trip; 5th Grade GATP Day;
April 30th - Fun Fair (Outside - Blacktop and Field) 11 AM - 2 PM
May 2nd - 6th Grade Panoramic
May 2nd - 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week - Parent Volunteers Gift Pickup
May 6th - 1st Grade Field Trip; 3rd Grade Greco Day; 6th Grade Ethics Day; Spirit Day - Animal Print/Animal Day
May 9th - 9:15 AM PTA Meeting
May 23-24 - 5th Grade Writing Problem Based Assessment
May 23 - 27 - SOL Expedited Retakes for students with scores 375-399
May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday
May 31 - The Edge Field Day Event Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grades
June 1 - The Edge Field Day 3rd and 4th Grades; 4th Grade Strings Concert 7pm
June 2 - The Edge Field Day 5th and 6th Grades; 5th and 6th Concerts (Strings 6PM, Band 6:45PM and Chorus 7:30PM)
6/3- 3rd EOY Party; 6/6 - 2nd Grade EOY Party; 6/7 5th EOY Party; 6/8 1st EOY Party, Kinder Olympics; 6/9 4th EOY Party; 6/10 6th EOY Party
June 7th - Brain Show
June 9th - 6PM 6th Grade Promotion - Longfellow MS