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May 8th 2023 Principal Newsletter

Upcoming Events

  • May 10: Late Start 9:15 / Wear your grade level t-shirts

  • May 12: PTA Family STEAM Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), Science Fair and Classroom Project Auction 5:30-7:30pm

  • May 17: Late Start 9:15 / Wear your grade level t-shirts

  • May 18: 1st Grade Musical Performance 7pm (Doors open 6:45pm)

  • May 24: Late Start 9:15 / Wear your grade level t-shirts

  • May 26: Wear your red, white and blue for spirit day

  • May 29: Memorial Day (No School)


  • Looking Ahead: June 16th (4th grade promotion ceremony 9-10am / last day of school early release 11:10am) 

Click here to see our spirit days throughout the school year


Principal’s Message

Thank you for a wonderful week at Chambers! Many of you contributed to the daily staff appreciation events and we thoroughly enjoyed them. Our greatest joy is being able to work with your children every day. Thank you for taking some time to celebrate the important work that our teachers and support staff engage in every day.


Dismissal Changes: If you need to make dismissal plan changes for your student, please call the office before 2pm. We want to ensure there is enough time to communicate with your child’s teacher about the change.


Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May is a time to celebrate Asian Pacific Islander heritage. We have a bulletin board up in the hallway to celebrate important contributions from people in a variety of fields. Students have also been given some coloring pages to add to our bulletin. Additionally, we are featuring people in our morning announcements each Friday this month. Students are also reading a variety of books in library and learning songs in music related to this theme.

Assistant Principal’s Message

Hello Chambers families! Happy Friday! Thank you for the magical week of appreciation and support you have shown to the staff at Chambers this week. We are a thriving school because of the support and partnerships we have with our families. Thank you for thinking of us and continuing to work with all of our staff to ensure students receive the best education possible. This week during our SEL time, we are focusing on being self-managers. We are working to help students connect independent skills to succeed at school as we work to prepare them for the next grade-level handoff. Independence is an excellent skill for students to master, and I encourage you to find ways at home that can help promote independence..



As a repeated reminder, the Smarter Balanced Assessment will be coming soon! This is only for our third and fourth-grade students. Smarter Balanced Assessment Dates:

● English Language Arts: May 24 and 25

● Math: May 31 and June 1, 2023 Thank you in advance for supporting your student during this assessment window by ensuring they are at school on time during those testing days.


. As a school, we will continue to work to pursue our goal of having 95% of all students at school daily. This is in connection with the Washington State attendance laws (RCW 28A-27).

Yours Truly,

Mrs. Vaughan

Chambers Primary PT

Thank you! Thank you for all the donations this week as we celebrated staff appreciation! Your items and money donations contributed to an amazing celebration all week! We appreciate you! Special thanks to staff appreciation organizers Michele Solomon, Yao Qian, Brittany Mahugh, Christina Martinez, Jessica Clardy, Elisha Cavanaugh, and Sherrilee Shawcroft for organizing and executing the event.

Volunteers have been in the staff room all week and every time the staff walked into the staff room – they were so excited! They were so joyful and appreciated the love they received from their student’s families! Thank you so much! Check out the Facebook page for photos Chambers Primary PTA | University Place WA | Facebook


Family Night - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Night/Science Fair, Class Project auction - May 12 530pm to 730pm Our spring family night is next Friday and will be filled with an evening of art and science. Come anytime between 530-730pm to enjoy the demonstration table and student science projects.

Classes have been working hard on their class craft projects that will be auctioned off at the Family Night. Arrive between 630pm to make sure you have time to bid.

We are still looking for volunteers to help at the tables and auction tables. We are also looking for donations of small building materials (small boxes, tubes, cardboard packing material etc). Signup here to donate or volunteer. 2022 -2023: Chambers STEAM Night Volunteers (


PTA Awards: Please take a moment to vote for PTA awards (volunteer, advocate and educator. Voting closes May 8 (next Monday) PTA


Spring Survey: We are planning next year and need your feedback by May 12 so we can set the budget. Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. Your opinion helps shape our plan so it is inclusive and fun for all.


Message from Face Chair Michele: Playground at the Sound last week was another successful turnout! I love getting to see all the kids playing with each other! Thank you for coming out and enjoying the sunshine! See you at the next (and last one) on May 31.


Fun(d) Run, June 3 (afternoon): Save the date for the last fundraisers of the year. We will be taking to the Curtis Stadium track for a community fun(d) run. Look for more information in the take-home folders about registering and sharing your student's donation link with family and friends. We also have a Chipotle Fundraiser on the same day.



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