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September is Respectful Month!

SEPTEMBER IS RESPECTFUL MONTH!







REFLECTIONS

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM


Reflections Arts Program Begins:
All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas: Dance Choreography, Literature, Photography, Film Production, Music Composition, Visual Arts. Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.

IMPORTANT DATES:
  • -SEPTEMBER 30 - Deadline to email chandlerlapta@gmail.com of intent to participate to secure participation ribbon
  • -OCTOBER 24 - Entry deadline
  • -NOVEMBER 2 - All entries will be displayed and celebrated at Valley Gateway Council's Reflections Art Gallery & Gala. Details to follow.


Reminders for week of September 17

HEY CHEETAHS...

Thanks to all the parents & students who came out to join us for School Beautification this past Saturday! Our schools looks great!

There's lots happening this week (as usual), and we've got all the information you need for the week below! Please direct any questions to chandlerlapta@gmail.com.

FUNDRAISING:
Last year RALPHS REWARDS Donated Over $4,100 to Chandler PTA because 62 families linked their Ralphs Rewards Cards!! That’s right, just 62 families! If you are already a Ralphs shopper, this is a super-easy way to make a difference for our school! Just register or renew your registration per the directions below! And while you’re there, keep your eye out for products you may be buying that having BOX TOPSattached! Save these and bring them in during our box tops contest later this fall!
TRAFFIC & VALET:


Chandler need parents to help kids get out of their car and into school safely!

This week: valet duty will be supported by Mrs. William's classroom. Ideally, we need at least 5 parents each morning to help run the valet smoothly. Next week: Valet duty will be supported by Mrs. William's class. Check out the full schedule to find your classroom's turn!

Thank you for following all school rules for the safety of our students and as to set an example for others.
CALENDAR : SEPTEMBER IS RESPECTFUL MONTH!


Valet Duty for Mrs. William's Class (Rm 28)

Monday, September 17 - School from 8:00 a.m. - 2:23 p.m.
  • Morning Assembly at 8:00 AM. Parents welcome!
  • PTA meeting at 8:15 am in the teacher's lounge with FREE Starbucks Coffee & Noah's Bagels. Learn more about what's happening around Chandler this month (Reflections) & in October (Healthy Month Activities, Fun Walk)! HOT TOPIC: Safe Supportive Learning Environment!
Tuesday, September 18 - School from 8:00 a.m.-1:23 p.m. dismissal

Wednesday, September 19 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, September 20 - School from 8:00 a.m. - 2:23 p.m.

September 20- Family Night Out Fundraiser at CPK Studio City,
Fundraiser hours: 11am-10pm. RSVPs aren’t required, but please click on this link to RSVP in order to help give us and CPK a better idea regarding turnout.
Friday, September 21 - School from 8:00 a.m. - 2:23 p.m.


For the complete school google calendar, visit here!
 


MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE UPDATE:
PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE & CHALLENGE:
Our 2018-2019 "Believe in Kids, Believe in PTA" Membership Drive is under way! We encourage everyone to renew or start a new membership for only $15 per person.
Join here today and help Chandler become a 100% school!
HOW DO I JOIN? Join online! Or complete a membership form, place your $15 per person payment in an envelope with cash or check payable to "Chandler PTA" and drop envelope in PTA drop box in the main office.

MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE RULES: All classrooms with 100% or - if none - the classroom (per grade) with the highest percentage of paid members by October 1st will win a classroom party. All classes with 100% or more will qualify!(Teacher must also join to qualify)!

STANDINGS: We have 263 members with 2 weeks go to! Our goal is to reach 290 members this year!!
There was some classroom shuffling leading up to Norm Day (this last Friday), so we'll get back to you with classroom updates soon!


 


Looking Ahead

LOOKING AHEAD:

September 24 - Valet Duty for Rm 19

September 25-27 - Parent Training Program #1 - Grade levels Parent training programs. Check with you teacher for your grade's time!

September 30 - Reflections Arts Program Intent Deadline

OCTOBER IS HEALTHY MONTH!

Week of October 1 - Valet Duty for Rm 18

October 1 - Big Give Fun Walk KickOff - Chandler PTA's annual fitness focused, donation based Fun Walk fundraiser. No sales, no hassles. Last year Chandler PTA spent over $80,000 on programs and supplies for Chandler students! To help us continue that for this year, we are asking each student to help us raise money.

October 2 - Picture Day- Make sure you dress your best and do your hair! And be sure to bring in your order form and money!

October 5 - Sports Spirit Day- Show your school spirit by wearing your sports team spirit to school!

Week of October 8 - Valet Duty for Rm 14

October 8 - PTA meeting at 8:15 am in the teacher's lounge

October 10 - Participate in National Walk to School Day!

October 12- Last Day to turn in Sponsorships

Week of October 15 - Valet Duty for Rm 12

October 15 - After School Enrichment Session 2 Begins

October 16 - ELAC Meeting at 8:15 am in Teacher's Lounge

October 16 - Fun Walk Event at 1:23 pm! Students will be waking 4 times around a special track to their favorite music to celebrate their healthy efforts in the month of October!
· Bring a water bottle with your name on it
· Wear your athletic shoes to school
· Show your Fun Walk spirit and wear your grade color:
PALS/TK/K = White
1st = Red
2nd = Yellow
3rd = Green
4th = Blue
5th = Black or Purple
Event Details!! Upon arriving to the Fun Walk, students will engage in a warm up exercise! Then students, supervised by teachers and volunteers, will walk four times around a special track to their favorite music! In addition, each grade will be assigned a color theme (see above) to wear the day of the event. On the day of the Fun Walk each student will receive a Participant spirit tag & Fun Run # sticker.
A NOTE ABOUT AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS & PICK UP:
- Students will be supervised at all times during the walk. After the walk, students will return to their morning line-up positions. Teachers will then distribute popsicles to their students only! Parents can pick up students from the line-up position.
- Students in Art or Theater programs will be escorted after to the walk to their enrichment program. Please contact your class provider for details regarding when to pick up your student.
- Students who attend YMCA, YS, YDP, and E3 will be picked up by their program after the walk is completed.


October 18 - SSC Meeting at 2:30 pm in the library
October 19 - Fun Walk Celebration Assembly

Week of October 22 - Valet Duty for Rm 11

October 22 - Fun Walk Prize Day

October 25 - Parent Workshop #2 at 2:30 pm in the library! Topic to be announced soon.

October 26 - Last Day to turn in Reflections Art Entries (by 4 pm)

Week of October 29 - Valet Duty for Rm 9

October 31 - Halloween Parade - Chandler's Annual Halloween Parade will take place on Tuesday, October 31st at 8:45 a.m. Students should arrive at school dressed in costumes with regular clothes underneath. Students should bring a bag with their now on it to put the costume in after the parade. NO face makeup or face paint. Students may wear a mask as long as it does not impair their vision. Weapons of any kind are not permitted on campus. Even fake ones. Costumes should be respectful to all groups. NO parent costumes please. We're looking forward to your being in the audience, in the grassy area at the center of the track, ready to cheer on our students as they parade around. The gates will be locked at 8 am so students can take attendance and enjoy breakfast. The Weddington gate will be open at 8:30 for parents to re-enter. After the parade, the gates will be locked again and the remainder of the day will be spent on regular instruction. We hope to see you all there!

NOVEMBER IS KINDNESS MONTH!

Classroom Kindness Challenge Begins!

November 2 - Spirit Day - Theme to be announced

November 4 - Daylight Savings Ends! Don't forget to set your clocks back 1 hour!

Week of November 5 - Valet Duty for Rm 13

November 5-9 - Parent Conferences
November 5 & 7-9 - 12:43 Dismissal; November 6 - 1:23 Dismissal

November 9 - Make-up Picture Day

November 12 - Veteran's Day

Week of November 12 - Valet Duty for Rm 8

November 13 - ELAC Meeting at 8:15 am in Teacher's Lounge
November 13 - PTA meeting at 2:30 pm in the library

November 15- SSC Meeting at 2:30 pm in the library

November 18-23 - THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SCHOOL!


Week of November 26 - Valet Duty for Rm 7

November 30 - Movie Night- Come and join all your school friends and community to watch the movie. Bring your own picnic dinner! Followed by a FREE showing of movie TBA at 5:00 PM. Movie is shown in the field, so bring chair and blankets, dress warmly, and enjoy the show! We hope to see you at THE MOVIE!

DECEMBER & JANUARY ARE CURIOUS MONTHS!

Week of December 3 - Valet Duty for Rm 6

December 3-7 - Book Fair is Here! California Book Fairs is hosting our Fall Book Fair from December 3-7. Join us Monday 2:30-3pm, Tuesday 1:45-3:30 pm, Wednesday 2:30-3 pm, Thursday 2:30-3 pm, Friday 2:30-3 pm, plus browse during recess & lunch. All books will be 20% off cover price and 30% of all proceeds will go right back to Chandler to help fund 5th grade Culmination, Kinder Culmination, and other grade level specific activities for grades 1-4.

December 7 - Winter Program for Parents at 845 am! The students have been working hard to learn their songs and can't wait to perform them for you! We look forward to seeing you all come to support our students!

Week of December 10 - Valet Duty for Rm 4

December 10 - ELAC Meeting at 8:15 am in Teacher's Lounge
December 10 - PTA meeting at 2:30 pm in the library

December 13- SSC Meeting at 2:30 pm in the library

December 14 - Minimum Day 12:43 pm Dismissal

December 17-January 4 - WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL!


News/Forms/Links



NEWS / FORM / LINKS:FORMS & PROCEDURES: To print extra copies, follow the links below:
* Events Waiver (Spanish)


LAUSD PASSPORT (Parent Access Support System Portal): The LAUSD portal allows parents/guardians to:
*Monitor attendance and final grades
*Update emergency phone numbers
*Connect with the classroom teacher
*Complete online forms and applications
*Track progress of English Learners
*And much more!
Enroll today to securely connect to your student's essential data!


MEAL APPLICATIONS EFFECT OUR FUNDING. PLEASE APPLY! Meal applications need to be completed if you want your child to get a free or reduced price lunch. It is VERY IMPORTANT that ALL families complete meal applications (even if you do not intend or want to get school lunch). We ask that everyone apply whether or not you think you may qualify as completion of these forms affects our eligibility for funding. In these economic times, more families are qualifying for the program. Your child and Chandler benefit! If you complete the online application, you do not need to complete a paper application.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that ALL families complete meal applications,even if you do not want school lunch or think you may not qualify.
Completing yours today may mean…
• Eligibility for free or reduced-priced healthy lunches.
More funding for schools to serve their highest-needs students.
• Funding for after school academic and enrichment programs and classroom
instruction.


LAUSD VOLUNTEER & SCHOOL VISIT POLICY: To volunteer (or visit) on the school campus or in the classroom more than 1 time during the school year, you will be required to complete an LAUSD volunteer application process. This is to ensure the safety of all students on campus and is a LAUSD district-wide policy! For directions, visit here. To complete the online application, visit here. You will need your student's ID, which can be obtained from the main office. Also be sure to print and return to the office when complete. Please don't wait, as it can take several weeks for your application to be processed. Please visit our Volunteer Orientation this Friday at either 8 am or 2:30 p.m. if you are interested.