The PTSA is placing an order for Chatham Charter Knights shirts in kids and adult sizes. The order form is attached and being sent home with students. We will order if and when we get at least 50 orders. If orders are returned by Wednesday, December 2, shirts will be in before Christmas break. Prices are:
Short sleeve $10
Long sleeve $15
Crew neck $20
Designs will be purple, teal, and black on a grey shirt.
Thanks to parent Kelli Brower for leading this initiative.
As a reminder, there is no lunch from area vendors the week of Thanksgiving so students need to pack lunch. The lunch orders made on Thursday, November 19, were for the week of November 30th.
Wednesday, November 25, is an early dismissal day. Due to the congestion of releasing over 500 people in a short time span, the school will continue to spread out the groups as it did on the October release day. The revised times are: K-2 (11:00-11:10); grades 3-5 (11:10-11:20); grades 6-8 (11:20-11:30); and high school (11:30 AM).
Note that the high school day will begin at 8:15 AM. K-8 will begin as usual at 8:00 AM.
In order to make the early dismissal work as efficiently as possible, it is essential that everyone follow the times above as closely as possible. Also, the school sent home windshield tags with K-8 students’ names. We recognize that on these days a different person may be picking up your student. Be sure that person has one of those tags with your student’s name so we can quickly recognize the student who matches each vehicle.
Chatham Charter will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful holiday!
On Thursday, November 19, middle school students from Chatham Charter studied at the Fort Dobbs State Historical Site in Statesville. As the only North Carolina historical site focusing on the French and Indian War (1754-1763), the tour provided a unique focus on a day in the life of a soldier. The students learned about daily routines of soldiers, challenges soldiers faced, marching, and timelines for North Carolina’s involvement in the conflict. Fort Dobbs served several purposes including military barracks, depot for troop movement and negotiation site.
“Visiting Fort Dobbs was a great experience for the students. The students just finished a unit study on the French and Indian War so they were able to take the material that they learned from the classroom and see it reenacted by the historians at Fort Dobbs,” said social studies teacher Tiffani Lindley.
The war involved Native American tribes and was part of the conflict between England and France over land control in the New World. Though the British made significant gains through successes in this war, its policies on the frontier and taxation to pay for heavy war expenses led to the American Revolution.
The Ronnie Joyce Park project needs the continued support of the entire Chatham Charter School family. This large scale project is for the benefit of ALL K-12 students and is much more than a typical school playground. The final major fundraiser this school year is a chicken tender lunch/dinner set for February 12, 2016. An 8 person committee is working hard on the event planning, but many volunteers are needed to work the day of the dinner. To ensure enough volunteers will be available we are asking you to sign up by November 25. If we do not receive the number of volunteers needed, we will not be able to hold this fundraiser and the RJP project will unfortunately be extended another year. You can sign up by returning the form sent home with your student, or online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4daea92fabfb6-chicken
Student help is needed and encouraged!
The Central Tarheel Conference has announced its All-Conference athletes for the 2015 fall sports season. The All-Conference student athletes from Chatham Charter School are:
Women’s Cross Country: Landin Eldridge and Sarah Mason
Men’s Cross Country: RJ McKoy and Cordell Wanless
Men’s Soccer: Baggio Rodriguez and Cordell Wanless Honorable Mention: Cade Culberson
Women’s Tennis: Katya Langdon, McKenna Nixon, Landin Eldridge, Brenna Underwood, Allie Grace Culberson
Honorable Mention: Kayla Kidd Player of the Year: Katya Langdon Coach of the Year: Kelly Eldridge
Volleyball: Lexi Culberson
Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd annual Chatham Charter Knights Turkey Trot. The 2015 event was held on Friday, November 13. 2015.
*3rd 1. Hunter Murphy Meredith Faw
2. Beau Harvey Ava Kois
3. Brennan LaVelle Lilly Byrd
4th 1. Lucas Smith – 7:49 Aniya Martin – 12:33
2. Tyler Poe – 7:52 Elizabeth Spillman – 12:41
4. Seph Trageser – 9:24 Madison Sercy – 13:08
5th 1 Jackson Brown – 7:14 Hannah Randall – 8:14
2. Adam Harvey – 8:03 Lily Milholen – 8:19
3. Riley Suits – 8:18 Tabitha Felch – 8:29
6th 1. Parker Snow – 7:46 Olivia Cheek – 7:53
2. CJ Kurz – 8:30 Brooke Garner 7:54
3. Jaden Watson – 8:39 Taylor Poe– 8:32
7th 1. Clay Griffin - 6:53 Jennah Fadley - 7:58
2. Christopher McLeod – 7:22 Sydney Bowman – 8:03
3. Chandler Steele – 7:39 Hannah Jourdan – 8:14
The Turkey Trot is a one-mile fun run to promote a healthy and physically active lifestyle for our students as well as to engage in the spirit of Thanksgiving. As a fun incentive for students, both male and female winners for each grade level receive a turkey (frozen), second place receives a box of stuffing, and third place receives a can of cranberry sauce.
* 3rd grade - .75 mile
The Sr. Beta Club is sponsoring a volleyball tournament on Saturday, November 21st at 10 a.m. in the CCS gym. There will be three categories: middle school, high school, and adult. Entry fee is $30 per team. Teams are coed and consist of six players only. Middle school homeroom teachers and Mrs. Hayhurst have entry forms. (Form is also attached below.) Entry forms and fees are due to Mrs. Hayhurst by Thursday, November 19th. If you don't play volleyball, come out for the fun. Admission is $5 per person. All grade levels and adults are encouraged to come out and cheer.