Mrs. Golden's classes K-5 have participated in Original Works preview magnet fundraiser. You can buy the magnet for $6.50 and many other awesome products. However, the magnets ARE NOT FREE. Please bring in magnets or order by Wednesday, April 9th. Below is the link to Original Works site if you would like to take a look..
Read the press releases and see photo highlights from Thursday's Fourth Grade Wax Museum and Friday's school-wide International Fair:
Fourth Grade Wax Museum
Chatham Charter Fourth Graders Present Wax Museum
Students in fourth grade at Chatham
Charter School participated in an annual wax museum experience on Thursday,
March 20, in the school library media center.
Family members and classes from across grade spans at the school
experienced each character coming to life through the student impersonators
when the black button next to the perfectly still wax-like figure was pushed.
The students and their teachers, Karen
Caudle and Regina Johnston, prepared by studying North Carolinians from all
walks of life throughout the history of our state. The state fourth grade social studies
curriculum includes a strong focus on North Carolina history. Each student chose a person to recreate during
the wax museum. Some chose individuals
with historical significance while others highlighted sports figures or
artists. Their biographical sketches
contained basic factual information as well as unique tidbits that caught
visitor’s attention (as when one historical “secretly” confessed her husband
was her second choice of a spouse). The
students also dressed in character, giving added authenticity to well-rehearsed
Chatham Charter Explores International Cultures
Students and staff at Chatham Charter
School enjoyed exploring several international cultures during an International
Fair on Friday, March 21. Students in
all grades visited high school classrooms that each featured different country
or cultural influence.
The countries of France, Japan, England,
Egypt, and Ireland were represented.
International influences on the American city of New Orleans and the
popular international sport of soccer were at other stations. Along the trek, favorite activities included
participating in races imitating French waiters carrying cups of water and
Egyptians carrying items on their heads; being “mummified at the Egyptian
station; Japanese sumo wrestling; and tasting foods.
up to the classroom features in the high school and gym on Friday, elementary
students had also studied Celtic music and artistic aspects of Scottish plaids
and masks used in Mardi Gras and Africa.
of our unique school features is having elementary, middle and high school
grades on the same campus. Any time the
grade levels can interact strengthens our cohesiveness. One of our goals this year has been to find
ways to mingle educationally. The
International Fair was a good example of our efforts. The high school teachers
experienced what it is like for their elementary counterparts each day while
the younger children got to be students in the new building. The high school students served as helpers
much of the day and enjoyed working with the younger children,” commented Dr.
John Eldridge, Headmaster.
February was a busy month for Beta Club at Chatham Charter. The Junior and Senior Beta Club chapters both held induction ceremonies, and Junior Beta members participated in the annual state convention.
On Friday, February 28, the Junior Beta Club doubled its size when it inducted thirty new members. Current members conducted an induction ceremony that was attended by sixth through eighth grade students, family members and staff who filled the gym. A reception followed the ceremony.
The previous Friday, February 21, the first Senior Beta Club induction in school history took place prompted by the August opening of a high school expansion. Seven sophomores were inducted in a ceremony led by high school faculty. Family, fellow students and staff attended and a reception concluded the event.
The month began with thirty Junior Betas, chaperones, and faculty advisors participating in the annual North Carolina Junior Beta Club convention February 3-4 in Greensboro along with 4,000 of their peers from across the state. Club president Avery Harris, Savannah Gaskins, Jenna Michels, and Ella Randall placed third in the poster contest. Emily Colborne placed third in the "spotlight your club" competition.
At the February 24th Board of Directors Meeting the 2014-15 school year calendar was approved. For a copy of the calendar, CLICK HERE
Basketball Spring Programs will be on Thursdays,
March 13 through May 15 from 6-8 pm. For more information see the attached flyer.
are some updates now that we have returned to school following last week’s
of the end of the school day on Monday, February 17, there were three more
boxes of chicken available for purchase through the PTA fundraiser. Please
contact Telie White (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately if you want to purchase
Chatham Charter School lottery for student admission in the 2014-2015 school
year has been re-scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, February 18. Families
will be notified of their acceptance or wait list number after it is complete.
The lottery was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 13, but was delayed
due to inclement weather. The lottery is public.
orders for Thursday and Friday of last week can be carried over to either this
Thursday and Friday (February 20 & 21) or next Thursday and Friday
(February 27 & 28).
to the fact that we had extra instructional hours built into the school year
calendar, it will not be necessary for Chatham Charter to schedule additional
make-up days due to recent inclement weather school closings. We will make detailed information available
soon, but wanted families to know we will go forward with the calendar as is
from this point forward.
The Chatham Charter School lottery for student admission in the 2014-2015 school year has been re-scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, February 18. Families will be notified of their acceptance or wait list number after it is complete. The lottery was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 13, but was delayed due to inclement weather. The lottery is public.
Charter School will begin the school day on its regular schedule with the hope
of being able to complete the school day before precipitation comes into the
area. However, administrators will be
following weather radar and, if they see anything approaching our area earlier,
will dismiss school with as much advance notice to you as possible. We believe we will have worked through the
technical difficulties with PowerSchool and SchoolMessenger and plan to be able
to contact multiple phone numbers and email addresses you have on file with us
should we have to dismiss during the day.
Your students will also be allowed to call you as needed. We will post announcements online and with
the news media. As always, if the area
where you live has different weather conditions than those around the school,
please make decisions based on what is best for your family.
Late afternoon Tuesday, February 11, weather update: Chatham Charter has cancelled evening activities as a precaution for families who may live in areas that received snow today. Information intended for the Spring Sports Kickoff Meeting and Freshman Family Night will be posted online later instead. At this time the weather forecast looks promising for school to be in session at its normal time tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12. Administrators will evaluate the projected forecast through the evening and send out a SchoolMessenger announcement and post the school plan online by 8:30 PM. In making weather-related decisions be assured we work to balance safety and our academic accountability to you.
PREVIOUS WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
As of 12:45 PM Chatham Charter School plans to finish the school day on Tuesday, February 11, on its normal schedule. School officials continue to closely monitor the incoming weather system and will keep everyone updated. If families are in an area with precipitation, they should feel free to come and pick their child(ren) up from school at any point. Tonight’s Spring Sports Kickoff Meeting and Freshman Family Night are going to be cancelled as a precaution. Information regarding both will be posted online later.