October 17th, 2022 Principal Newsletter
October 15th: PTA Popsicles & Play at Chambers Primary School playground (10am)
October 17th: Last Day for PTA Fall Fundraiser Catalog Sales with BelieveKids
October 18th: PTA Bliss Takeover (all day)
October 19th: Late Start Wednesday (9:15am) / Unity Day - wear orange in support of National Bullying Prevention Month October 20th: Health Screening / PTA Board Meeting 7pm (virtual)
October 24th-28th: Conference Week 12:15pm Early Release (no Wednesday late start this week)
October 28th: PTA Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival @ 5:30pm-7:30/Book Fair Open
November 1st-4th: Scholastic Book Fair
Click here to see our spirit days throughout the school year
Thank you for another great week at Chambers. You should have received information about scheduling your child’s conference. If you are experiencing difficulties with Family Access, please contact the office so we can assist you.
Warmly, Mrs. Gann
Health Screening (reminder): The University Place School District is required by law to perform vision and hearing screenings for students in certain grade levels, these grades are K-3rd. This screening will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2022. If you wish for your child to not participate please contact our school office by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
Health Screening Volunteer Opportunity (reminder): Chambers completes a health screening of all students every year and is asking for PTA volunteers to help guide the kids in line on October 20. The signup sheet is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4dabaa2ea6fd0-health
This event is during the school day so you will need to complete the UPSD volunteer form too: https://upsdvolunteers.hrmplus.net.
Assistant Principal’s Message
Hello Chambers Families! Attendance Update: We are focused on attendance at Chambers because we know there is a direct connection between academic success and student attendance. I would like to share with you our absences and tardies from last week:
Monday; 11 Tardies (Down 20 from last week), 28 Absences (up 3 from last week), total of 42 students impacted (Down 17(
Tuesday; 10 Tardies (Down 9 from last week), 26 Absences,(up 4 from last week) total of 45 students impacted (Down 5)
Wednesday: 5 tardies (Down 25 from last week), 25 Absences (up 8 from last week), total of 38 students impacted (up 2)
Thursday: 6 tardies (Down 4 from last week), 21 Absences (up 6 from last week), total of 27 students impacted (up 4)
Friday: No School
We know that 5 minutes late daily adds up to 3 days lost of school time. We aim to have every student in their seat by 8:15 AM each day, so they do not miss a minute of instruction. Thank you for your commitment to improving our tardy numbers this week! Great work!!
Remember, breakfast is served at 7:45 AM each day, and drop off for non-breakfast eating students is at 8:00 AM. If you plan to have your student dropped off at 8:00 AM, that allows them plenty of time to walk to class and get ready for the day. Thank you for your partnership in this challenge!
I challenge all families to work on being on time and in school every day this week. How low can we get these numbers to go?If you need support with attendance or tardiness, please contact me so we can collaborate on a solution.
Chambers Primary PTA
Trunk or Treat: Join us for a wild Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 28 from 5:30 to 7:30! The events will be walk-through style this year with trunks to treat, a DJ and carnival games in the gym, and the opening night of the Scholastic Book Fair in the library. We'll also have quiet play spaces in the library for students who seek a more controlled atmosphere. BUT, we need your help to pull it off! We're currently seeking donations of candy, decorated trunks, volunteers for the gym, and cashiers and attendants for the Book Fair. Please visit THIS SIGN UP SHEET to grab a spot today (2022 testing: Trunk or Treat, Fall Carnival and Book Fair (signupgenius.com))!
Catalog Sales: We are half-way through our catalog sales with over 20% registered, and near 70% of the way toward our fundraising goal! Chambers has sold over $11k in items and proceeds will come directly to the PTA! Keep up the great work! Keep pushing those sales! If you have not yet done so, please register online and invite family and friends to purchase from the online catalogs. Students are able to earn prizes for their hard work, and all you have to do is share, share, share to be eligible. Catalog sales close on October 17. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Popsicles and Play: The next popsicles and play is Saturday, October 15 @ 1000am. Popsicles and Play is a casual event where kids can play and families can mingle. If it too cold we may have pastries instead. Hope you can join us.
Community Resources: FACE is the Family and Community Engagement committee of the Chambers PTA. We are putting together resources for families on the PTA Chambers website and would love to gather information for your knowledge from the community. This data will help other families in the area. Please take the survey below to ensure the PTA is best prepared to serve you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAD8p1qOaObTDDgzetc258Yv1-LIsOdiQL5dZMfCcLypN4 wg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Bliss Takeover: Come to Bliss on Tuesday, October 18th to support Chambers! Lucky us, the sunny weather has stayed around and it's a perfect time to indulge in cool treat while benefiting the PTA. Get a cone, get your picture taken with Champ, and enjoy some time together with fellow Chambers Primary families. You can come any time during the day - just tell them you're with Chambers!
Book Fair: Not all students have the funds to buy books at the upcoming school book fair. Please consider supporting the kiddos of Chambers Primary. Money raised will then be used to purchase a book for a student that can’t necessarily afford one. https://shop.scholastic.com/ewallet/fund?lang=en_US&walletId=d51f5900-3358-4cab-bc95-a17e83785af b