What's Happening at Chestnutwold

  • Hour of Code

    Chestnutwold students engage in programming exercises as part of the Library's Hour of Code

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  • New School Immunization Regulations for 2017-18

    Please see the attached documents with important changes for school vaccination requirements for the 2017-18 school year.

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  • Congratulations Rose G.!

    Congratulations to Rose G. whose poem was selected as one of the top ten best poems for the U.S. and Canada in the Celebration of Poets contest.


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  • PSSA information for parents/guardians

    Please click for important information pertaining to the 2016-17 test.


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  • Poetry Celebration

    Congratulations to our students who were winners in the 12th Annual Charlotte Simon Poetry Contest sponsored by the Ardmore Free Library.

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  • STEAM Building

    Chestnutwold students collaborate and construct unique creations in the library as part of STEAM.


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  • READ ACROSS AMERICA

    Students wear fun hats and crazy socks in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday!


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  • Congratulations 5th Graders!

    Chestnutwold fifth graders ranked 6th in Elementary schools in the 2017 Northeast 5th/6th Grade Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Contest.

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  • Mrs. Sabin's third grade class read The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

    Students shared their personal family traditions and created a quilt piece of their own.


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  • Farewell to Everett

    After 30+ years of beautiful music, "Everett" will retire.



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  • Elementary Track meet. New dates: Mon, May 15th or Wed, May 17th (rain date).

    For scheduling purposes, the date for the elementary track meet has been changed.

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  • Martin Luther King Day

    Chestnutwold students research Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and collaborate in activities focusing on his life and work.

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  • Chestnutwold outreach to the community.

    Haverford facilities staff members deliver food and books donated by Chestnutwold families to the Ardmore Food Pantry. This is the third annual event with the pantry. Many thanks for your generous outreach to this worthy cause!

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  • 5D LA does it again!

    Earlier this fall, Ms. Doeller's 5th grade LA class had been chosen as a top 10 finalist in the 2016 Lenfest Citizenship Challenge. After writing a class essay and presenting their ideas about the electoral college live on stage at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on December 13th, they were awarded 1st place and $1,000 for Chestnutwold. This is the second year in a row that Ms. Doeller's class has earned 1st place in the challenge. Congratulations! Well done!

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  • Evening with the teachers

    Chestnutwold parents learned more about the instruction, programs, and activities delivered at Chestnutwold at an 'Evening with the Teachers.' Small groups of teachers presented instructional practices and curricular activities found in any class. Click here for more information about the evening and to see photos from the event.

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  • SMILE!

    Bring your best smile to school on Thursday, October 6th. It's picture day!

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  • We are STEAM makers!

    Fifth grade groups see how far their vehicles can travel! Can they get their vehicles to go down a ramp with a pumpkin on board? Our goal of STEAM and our MakerSpace in the library is to inspire every Chestnutwold student to be an active learner by exploring new things: making, tinkering, imagining, building, researching, producing, creating, solving, thinking and collaborating with others. Look at how our students are creating designs with magnets, building electronic circuits, and designing structures, to name a few. Click here for more photos.

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  • Elementary Lunch Menus

    To see the elementary lunch menu and other food service information, click on Departments at the top of this page, and then Food Services.

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  • Chestnutwold Lives Nice!

    Chestnutwold 4th grader, Anna M. (front row, center) knows that bullying is a problem, and wants to help. She designed, and sells, LIVE Nice t-shirts. The money raised goes to anti-bullying organizations and positive youth groups. Anna spreads kindness, and makes a difference in our school and in the community. Way to go Anna!

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  • 3rd Grade Works with Robots

    Students in Mrs. Kintzley's class learned how to program Ozobots. Mrs. Goldberg, a parent, brought in a set of the Ozobots and the students controlled the speed, direction and movement of the robots. Ozobots introduce students to simple coding and teach skills such as deductive reasoning, while expanding their imaginations. Click here for more photos.

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  • Flag Football Champs!

    The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins in the Chestnutwold Flag Football Championship! It was a fantastic game and a ton of fun for everyone. Thank you to the Bears, Jets, Dolphins, and Steelers for a great season.

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  • Citizenship Challenge Winners!

    Ms. Doeller's class, in addition to writing a class essay about the 4th amendment, had to perform a skit or present a video to a panel of judges, including former Governor Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell. Students were also asked questions regarding the essay. They earned 1st place and $1000 for Chestnutwold!

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  • Text Messaging

    Click on the image above to read a letter from Mrs. Jane Greenspun, Director of Instructional Technology Services, regarding our text message alert service.






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  • 5th Grade steps back in time

    The 5th graders spent an afternoon back in colonial times. They researched colonial occupations, played colonial games, did colonial dances, and of course, dressed the part! Click here for more photos.

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  • Students Thank Veterans

    Students in Mrs. Strawley's LA class wrote letters to veterans to thank them for their service. Letters were sent to 'A Million Thanks' which provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women through sending letters and granting betterment of life wishes, as well as providing higher education scholarships to their children. Click here for more photos.

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  • American Education Week

    Chestnutwold is celebrating American Education Week November 16-20. Click here to view the welcome letter to families, and the grade level visitation signup letters. Check out the Photos section below to see pictures!

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  • Get your goosebumps here!

    Join us for Chestnutwold's Monster Book Fair! Tues 11/10-Thurs 11/12 8:45-4:00, Wed 11/11 and Thurs 11/12 6-8pm Family Nights, and Fri 11/13 8:45-2:30.

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  • Trick or trait

    As a reading buddies activity, Mrs. Meehan's 4th grade LA class and Mrs. Neri's 1st grade class wrote about responsibility on Halloween.

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  • Halloween Parade

    The Halloween parade on Friday, Oct 30th will begin at 10:45am. Students will process out the Belmont Ave doors, past the front of the school, and around to the basketball courts.

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  • Chestnutwold I AM wall

    Check out the progress of our I AM wall as more students add a card. Click here for more photos.








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  • Young Writers Day

    Students enjoyed the writers and illustrators that shared their time and talents. Click here for more photos.

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  • Salt Maps

    Fifth graders made salt maps while learning about the six natural regions of the United States.

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  • Picture Day!

    Bring your best smile to school on Thursday, October 8th!

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  • Supply Lists

    Click to view Chestnutwold's School 2015 Supply Lists

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  • read on, chestnutwold!

    What a fun and engaging assembly our teachers and students provided for the school. It was creative, energetic, and engaging. Mrs. Levy, Mrs. Dambman, and Ms. Doeller along with the 5D class shared their theatrical side to promote our ChCK Traits and reading.

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  • 2015 elementary summer reading information

    Click to view links to the Summer Reading List and other useful information.

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  • The History of Ned Hector

    Edward "Ned" Hector was in Col. Proctor's 3rd PA Artillery. He was born in 1743 and died in 1834 at the age of 90. He fought in the Battle of Brandywine and Germantown. Click on the photo above to continue reading.


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  • Author & Illustrator Visit Chestnutwold

    Author Julie Saab and illustrator David Gothard visited Chestnutwold kindergarten. David's painting of a dancing cat inspired Julie to write about Little Lola, a fun-loving city cat who goes on big adventures.

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  • Delegates Focus on Recycling and Earth Day

    Upper grade classroom delegates discuss the merits of recycling plastic bottles with Principal, Mr. DiBartolomeo, and Chestnutwold parent Mrs. Wiedeman. They are preparing for Earth Day focused activities during the month of April.

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  • Chestnutwold Studies Computer Programming

    Students celebrate this year's Hour of Code Week by trying their hand at the new tutorials available, such as Minecraft and Star Wars. The Hour of Code (http://hourofcode.com/us) is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students around the world. Every other week during library, our students continue to use interactive programming courses which allow them to learn programming at their own pace in a fun and imaginative way. Click on the photo for more details.

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