November 14th, 2022 Principal Newsletter
November 16: Late Start Wednesday 9:15am
November 17: PTA Board Meeting 7pm (virtual- https://www.chambersprimarypta.com/calendar )
November 18: Popcorn Day (volunteer opportunity)
November 19: PTA Popsicles and Play 10am
November 22: Spirit Day: Apple Cup/College Gear / PTA Mod Pizza Takeover (all day - Code MODF8867)
November 23-25: No School for Thanksgiving
November 29: Believe Kids (PTA Fundraiser) Delivery of Purchases (300pm to 700pm)
Click here to see our spirit days throughout the school year
It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the 3rd grade Veterans Day music performance Tuesday evening. Under Mrs. Van Soest’s leadership, the students delivered a stellar performance. Thank you to our veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have and continue to make. We appreciate you. Please take some time to read through the PTA section of the newsletter. There are some volunteer opportunities listed and we always enjoy partnering with families.
Warmly, Mrs. Gann
Covid Tests: We have many at-home Covid test kits that are set to expire in January. If you would like to have any, they are available for pickup in the office
Assistant Principal’s Message Hello Chambers Families!
Hello Chambers Families!
Thank you to everyone that attended the Veterans Day performance. Wow! Those third graders came to perform!! I hope the three-day weekend allows your family to pause, connect and appreciate the sacrifices our Veterans make
Attendance Update: We will continue to focus on attendance at Chambers because we know there is a direct connection between academic success and student attendance. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Starting after Thanksgiving break, we will begin a Tardy Challenge that will help reinforce to students that being at school on time is vital to their success. We all know that uncomfortable feeling of running late and entering after something has started, so we want to assist in building successful habits—more information to come on that challenge next week :). If your student is experiencing illness symptoms, please keep them at home to reduce the spread of the illness. I understand, as a parent, it is a constant battle between battling sickness and ensuring your student is at school. So, please, communicate with us, and we can partner to find the best option for your child and ensure they stay caught up in their school work. If your student is absent, please get in touch with Ashley Callier, our attendance secretary, at (253) 566-5650. If you need support with attendance or tardiness, please get in touch with me so we can collaborate on a solution. Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for another week of partnering together to ensure all students are successful!
Chambers Primary PTA
Thank you to everyone who has supported and participated in PTA activities this year. Trunk or Treat and the Book Fair were loads of fun last Friday. Follow us on Facebook for photos of the event. Chambers Primary PTA | Facebook The Book Fair continued strong this week and a portion of each sale will go directly to the library to purchase new books!!
Popcorn Day (Volunteer Opportunity - November 18 @ 830am to 215pm): Our first popcorn day post COVID is November 18!! The PTA is in charge of popping the popcorn and then passing it out at recess. We need volunteers to make this happen. This is a great opportunity to volunteer in the school and see your child at recess. There are three time slots for about 1.5 hour each on November 18. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4DABAA2EA6FD0-popcorn Also make sure you complete the USPD volunteer check since popcorn day is during school hours Volunteers - University Place School District (upsd83.org)
● Our BelieveKids and restaurant take-overs have been a huge success and raised over $10,000 so far. Shout out to students Blaine and Maya for selling the most items of the Believe Kids Fundraiser. Delivery and pickup of the Believe Kids fundraisers are still being decided but will be the week before or after Thanksgiving. We have one more fundraiser this fall at MOD pizza on November 22. Everyone's participation in the fundraisers is so appreciated and allows us to keep doing fun activities and support the school and staff.
● Family Directory: Chambers Primary PTA is putting together a directory so families can easily connect with other families that have kids that attend Chambers. Participation is optional. If you would like to participate please click on the link and fill out the information about your student and your contact information. If you have more than one student, please fill it out for each student. The directory will only be provided to families that participate. Chambers Primary PTA Directory for Families (google.com)
Popsicle and Play November 19th at 10am located at Chambers Primary on the playground. The weather is starting to get chilly but come hang out for a few minutes (or even longer) and meet other families that have kids that attend Chambers. This is a great time to talk with members from the PTA, about things that are going well this school year and any struggles your child may be having. Our job is to speak on behalf of your child and advocate for them, so they are getting the most out of school.
School Directory: Chambers Primary PTA is putting together a directory for families that would like to easily connect with other families with kids attending Chambers. This is optional and you are not obligated to fill out this information. However, if you would like to please click on the link and fill out the information about your student and your contact information. If you have more than one student, please fill it out for each student, as it will be easier to collect the information. An email will be emailed will be sent out in the next couple of weeks to the email you provided on the form you filled out. Signup form: https://forms.gle/RzWfbnyY6KDBYXRGA
● Science Fair Club and Volunteer Opportunity: We will be hosting a Science Fair from late November to the end of January. The purpose of the Science Fair is to help students with science or engineering projects. This club will meet for 2 months: Tuesdays, 2:40-3:40pm, starting Nov 29th, and running till the end of January. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in the Discovery Regional Science Fair if they want to, and they will get to share their projects at the Chambers PTA STEAM night! We need a few adults who would like to work with kids who are interested in exploring a science or engineering project this year. Adults will help kids think about what kind of science or engineering project they would like to do and work through some simple questions and procedures with the kids. Sign yourself up to help and/or child up to participate here https://forms.gle/cMac3DHaEUhxcBGa6