September 26, 2022 Principal Newsletter
September 28th: Late Start Wednesday (9:15am)
September 30th: Last day to complete grade level t shirt sizes form for PTA
October 3rd-17th: PTA Fall Fundraiser
October 14th: No School (Staff Professional Development Day)
October 15th: PTA Popsicles & Play at Chambers Primary School playground (10am)
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
October 28th-November 5th: Scholastic Book Fair Principal’s Message
Thank you for another great week at Chambers! I enjoyed seeing some of you at the PTA meeting at Mod Pizza last night. I was able to share information about volunteer opportunities that allow for parents to participate in supporting the school while maintaining high levels of student safety. While primary schools in UPSD will not have volunteers in classrooms, there are a variety of other ways for parents to be involved. We have the health screening and book fair right around the corner and the PTA helps coordinate volunteers for these events. There will also be field trips this year so be on the lookout for information from your child’s teacher about volunteering to chaperone. Teachers may need help with specific projects that can be picked up and worked on at home and they will communicate that need through their weekly communications. We will continue to look for ways to include families and we are appreciative of your support.
Assistant Principal’s Message
Hello Chambers Families! Thank you for your continued partnership this week. We have put our restorative practice work in full swing this week. It has been wonderful to see students responding, communicating, and explaining their thoughts and feelings, working toward problem-solving healthily. We are starting to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month next week, and I wanted to share some excellent family resources with you. In addition, we will be learning about and highlighting some very influential Hispanic community members this upcoming month. I encourage you to ask your students to share their learning with you. Here is a link that reads aloud the story of Cesar Chavez. Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American labor leader and civil rights activist. He dedicated his life's work to what he called la cause (the cause): the struggle of farm workers in the United States to improve their working and living conditions. You can access more information about Hispanic Heritage Month here and Good Morning America did an introduction of the celebration here. Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Morgan has also provided a few resources that you can access here and here.
Thank you for patterning with me this week!
Chambers Primary PTA
We had a fun and noisy PTA general membership meeting last night. We talked about our plan for the year and opportunities to volunteer. The minutes will be emailed out to members and those on our volunteer list. We will have a lot of events to volunteer at in October. A signup form to volunteer for specific events will be coming soon. For now, signup at the link below to get on the general Chambers PTA volunteer email list Chambers PTA Volunteer Signup (google.com) The district wide PTA is also hosting an event to explain volunteering in schools on September 30. See flyer below. Grade level color shirts were such a hit last year, that we are doing it again. Everyone will get a shirt!!! Please help us get sizes by completing the form below by September 30. If you do not respond we will estimate your child's size. We welcome donations to help off-set the cost of the shirts - just click on the donation site link below.
- Form for shirt size: https://forms.gle/NfD7gU31hujyMZ7e6
- Donation site: 2022 to 2023 Color Spirit T-Shirt Event (memberplanet.com)
We are excited to announce we added a translation feature on our PTA website for commonly spoken languages at Chambers. This was done as part of our efforts to make the PTA and school information more accessible to everyone. We will also be posting the weekly Principal Newsletter on the website as well. Check it out: Chambers Primary School | Chambers Primary PTA | United States Thank you to all those who attended our Bliss Ice Cream and MOD fundraisers. They were huge successes and we hope you enjoyed pizza and ice cream. Our next fundraiser starts on October 3 and more information will be sent out next week. Have a great week!!