Chestnutwold Elementary School eMailer April 4, 2019

Chestnutwold Elementary School eMailer

April 4, 2019


Please visit Chestnutwold’s website for more exciting news and information about events both past and present.

Our website has been updated to show the great activities and work being done at Chestnutwold. Take a look

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Upcoming Events


  • STEAM Programming - Ecology experts to visit Chestnutwold on April 16, 2019
    • Experts will present information about their field to our students. They will share their experiences working in ecology topics related to the grade level questions students have been investigating this year in our STEAM programming. 
    • Students will then collaborate with our guests to modify their solutions. Our experts will examine student work. They will provide feedback on their process. Experts will ask questions to stimulate student thinking about their curiosities, research, planning, design, and testing.
    • Fifth grade will visit and work with Haverford College students and faculty on April 16thto investigate greenhouses and assorted forms of farming.


  • Spring Break
    • Spring Break begins at the close of school on Tuesday, April 16th
    • Schools are closed Wednesday, (4/17), Thursday, (4/18), Friday, (4/18), and Monday, (4/22).
    • School resumes a regular schedule on Tuesday, April 23rd


  • The PSSA for students in grades three through five is scheduled for the following days:
    • ELA: Wed., 4/24, Thurs., 4/25, and Fri. 4/26
    • MA: Mon., 4/28, and Tues., 4/29
    • SCI (G4 only): Thurs., 5/2, and Fri., 5/3
    • Make-ups will be scheduled for students who are absent during a section of the PSSA.
    • More information about the PSSA can be found on our District website. A letter was sent home from District Offices. A school letter with more detailed information will be sent home the week of April 1st.
    • Testing is about 80 minutes each day. 



  • Family Celebration Night
    • Thank you families for making the time to share with our school community. Whether you were showcasing something special to your family or you attended as an inquisitive visitor, the event was supported by meaningful interaction. Moreover, it is another example of our school community’s ability to come together. We do it well. Thank you for your support.


  • Reading Olympics
    • We are so proud of all of our Reading Olympians! Not only did they perform well in the competition, but their character was on full display. We received so many compliments on their teamwork, positive attitude, and exemplary behavior. 
    • Some examples: on the “Frenchies” team, one student purchased sunglasses for the whole team to accessorize their T-shirts, someone else brought in snacks the day of the pep rally. On the Alpacas team, the students themselves came up with the idea to make sure that everyone on the team had a chance to answer at least one question. There are many more examples, but to the truly impressive thing is that all of these ideas were student initiated– a pleasant example of how the ChCK Traits can be applied. 
    • Thank you families for your support. This is a great place to be each day. 


  • Transportation
    • Spring is almost here. Children are playing in the streets.
    • Please drive carefully around our school. 
    • Do not block our neighbor’s driveways.
    • Do not park in the car line – please park in the basketball court if needed at arrival and/or dismissal.


  • Dogs are not permitted on school grounds during arrival or dismissal.





ChCK Traits

Aligned to the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education issued by the Character Education Partnership ®, the Character Counts ® program, and findings from multiple sources, our six Chestnutwold Character Kid Traits (ChCK Traits)are: Responsibility, Respect, Empathy, Trustworthiness, Positive attitude, and Integrity.


Best regards,

Joel DiBartolomeo

Chestnutwold, where excellence thrives…

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