Monday is Sports Day and Sports Jersey Day. Pictures to follow
Can you believe that it's that time of the year, already?!! Monday starts the kick off of our 3rd Annual "Spirit Week" Food Drive. I have decided to do it a week earlier this year, as the week that we normally hold it is only a four day week. Also, the book fair will be in full swing, so it made the most sense to move it to this coming week (11/5-11/9). As you know, this is always a fun event for staff and students, and most importantly it makes a HUGE contribution to our own food pantry. It's a great way to pull everyone together for a meaningful cause, as we kick off the "season of giving". With your help, we have the opportunity to make a BIG contribution to those in need, within our own school community. As far as collection goes, (per the usual) I will be around each day to collect and deliver items to the food cupboard. Each morning, as your students bring in items, you can set them outside your door. I will do a "sweep" of items at some point, after 9:00 a.m. I have attached a copy of the "event letter", (the same one that I delivered to each of your classrooms today) for your reference. It lists the "daily themes" throughout the week. Please remember to send home the letters with your students, at the end of the day. Thank you in advance for all of your support with this annual event!! Let's make it the BIGGEST and the BEST yet!!!!
Orange and Black and Red Sox Day at Chelsea Elementary Wed. Oct 31. In place of costumes, Chelsea students and staff will be garbed in orange and black and Red Sox clothing to celebrate Halloween. Please do not send your child in a costume.
A petition was filed with the Chelsea Selectboard to investigate withdrawal from RSU 12. On November 6, Chelsea residents will vote on whether to appropriate $15,000 to investigate withdrawal from RSU 12. There is a public hearing tomorrow, October 25, 6:30pm, Chelsea gym.
The Hall-Dale Key Club is holding a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 27th from 4:30 to 6pm at the Hall-Dale Elementary School parking lot. This event is free but donations for UNICEF are greatly appreciated. The students go all out to decorate their cars, organize games, and provide a fun Halloween event for area youngsters.
HARVEST FEST Sponsored by Chelsea PTA Chelsea School's annual Harvest Fest will be Saturday, October 27th from 11-2. We will have a costume parade, bobbing for doughnuts, concessions and much more. Students must attend with an adult---Students in grades prek-8 welcome
Chelsea Elementary is once again selling Little Ceasar Pizza Kits. Our goal this year is to raise money for a robotics program which would benefit students of all ages. the kits are very expensive so we are hoping to make this fundraiser a huge success. Students will be bringing booklets home today and they are due back to the office by Nov 7. Pizza kits will be delivered Nov. 19. Relatives and friends can also order online using the following steps: --Go to PizzaKit.com and click on products and then shop --Enter the groups Fundraiser ID # which is 353936 so we can earn the profit --Start shopping --Products will be shipped directly to you
UPCOMING EVENTS: PRIDE ASSEMBLY---OCT 12 1:30 GIRL SCOUTS ---OCT 14, 22, 29 5:45 LIBRARY COOKING CLUB---OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 1:30 ODYSSEY OF THE MIND---OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 1:30-4:30 ZUMBA----OCT 15, 22, 29 6:15 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING---OCT 11, 25 PICTURE RETAKE DAY---NOV 1 8:30 FUN RUN IN HONOR OF DIANE FRENCH--NOV 2--2:30 CEASAR PIZZA FUNDRAISER ---BEGINS OCT 12
Show your Chelsea PRIDE. Friday Oct. 12 WEAR YOUR GREEN PRIDE ASSEMBLY AT 1:30
We have had several people express interest in attending and are hoping to have a few more. Please RSVP to Deb Taylor if you can join us. ------------------------------------------------ RSU 12 would like to improve its communication efforts. We want to be sure that parents and community members know what is happening in our schools and that we are providing information in a way that works for them. In order for us to make improvements, we need your help. We would like to know what kinds of things you'd like to hear about and how we can best communicate. Please join me on Wednesday, October 10:00 from 5:00-6:00 pm at Windsor Elementary School for an informal discussion to provide some input about how we can improve our communication efforts. This will be an opportunity for you to share your ideas, thoughts about what you'd like to see, and positive communication experiences you've had that we can learn from. We will brainstorm topics that you want to hear about, how often you'd like to have communication, and what kinds of communication means (paper newsletters, website updates, mobile apps, etc.) you'd prefer. If you are able to join us, please RSVP to Deb Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea School is implementing a new secure system of how people can enter our school starting Thursday, October 4th. There is a new outside camera and intercom by the front door. The front doors will be locked and visitors will have to push the button for the intercom before they can be allowed in the building. This system is in place to protect your child.
Reminder: Picture day Thursday, Sept 20
REMINDER: STUDENTS IN GRADES K-2 WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A MICROWAVE. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN PACKING SCHOOL LUNCHES.
OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADES 3-8 PARENTS THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 5:30-6:30 COME MEET YOUR CHILD'S TEACHERS AND CHECK OUT THE SCHOOL. PARENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JUMPROPE (ONLINE GRADING SYSTEM) AND HOW TO LOG IN MAY STOP IN THE COMPUTER LAB AND GET A QUICK 10 MINUTE LESSON. THIS GRADING PLATFORM ALLOWS YOU TO SEE YOUR CHILD'S GRADES AND ASSIGNMENTS AND WILL INDICATE ANY MISSING WORK.
Reminder, There is an early release today, Wednesday, August 29 at 1:30pm.
Don't forget about MY SCHOOL BUCKS, the fast and easy way to pay for school meals. Make payments anytime, anywhere, check balances whenever, and get low balance notifications. Watch for flyers coming home with students or call Chelsea Elementary for more information.
NEW SCHOOL YEAR BUS ROUTES CAN BE FOUND AT http://5il.co/4e22 PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT BUSSES MAY ARRIVE UP TO 10 MINUTES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE PROJECTED TIME FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL AS DRIVERS FIND NEW STUDENTS AND FIGURE OUT WHO HAS LEFT THE DISTRICT
Supply Lists for k-8 (18-19) are now posted under documents on the webpage.
Reminder! Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28, is a full student day. There is no early dismissal tomorrow. This is to make up time because of snow days.
A meet and greet with Mrs. Metta has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30 in the library. Light snacks and water will be served. We hope you can attend.
Calling all four year olds in RSU 12! RSU 12 and local Head Start programs are continuing their partnership to offer a free, high quality, comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten program to children in the district who turn four by October 15, 2018. Programs will be located Chelsea, Whitefield, Windsor and Somerville. Bus transportation will be provided. Pre -K programs will operate Monday through Friday and follow the school schedule. Meals will be served and a short rest period will be included. Classrooms will be staffed by a certified Early Childhood Teacher and Education Technicians to assist in the classroom. Children in the program will receive comprehensive services. All families are encouraged to apply. For more information about this Pre-K/Head Start collaboration, or to receive an application, please contact your local RSU 12 elementary school. RSU 12 serves the towns of Alna, Chelsea, Palermo, Somerville, Westport Island, Whitefield, and Windsor.
IMPORTANT: Revised 2017-2018 School Year calendar posted here, http://www.svrsu.org/article/41671?org=ces
Winter is upon us! Please make sure students have COATS< BOOKS< SKI PANTS and MITTENS for recess when snow flies. Students are not allowed in the snow without these items and that is the best part of winter recess.
We are still accepting new student registrations at Chelsea Elementary School for PreK.