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District Announcements
Registering your children

Online Registration Begins July 21 and Ends August 1 - Walk-in Registration August 7
Online registration for the 2014-15 school year begins Monday, July 21, and will close August 1.

Walk-in registration will take place August 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. for BES, CES, GES, GMS & GHS. Walk-in registration for GIS will be held August 7 at Ball Elementary, from 3 to 6 p.m. Parents of returning students who choose to attend walk-in registration will be directed to complete their child’s registration online in their school’s computer lab. Staff will be on hand to assist if needed.  New families will still need to fill out paperwork, however, as they are not in the district’s Skyward system.

Online Registration Tutorial is found here and under Parent/Families drop down. Transcript is also available under the Parent/Familes drop down menu.


Attention Parents:

School is almost back in session and the SchoolKidz School Kits are arriving. Please be sure that if you ordered a kit for grades K-8 that you pick it up at the Glenwood Intermediate School at the Field house. (Drive along the west side of the Field house and pull around back. The entrance is a large roller door on the northwest corner.) The date for kit pickup is August 7th between the hours of 3-6 p.m. For those who forgot to order a kit for grades K-4th, there are extras so feel free to come and buy one. They are on a first come first served basis. Please note that we do not have any extra kits for grades 5th-8th. Thank you and see you there. If you have any questions you can contact Heather Hammon at chathamschoolkits@gmail.com.


2014-15 District Calendar

District Events Calendar Now Available
The 2014-15 District Events Calendar is available by clicking here! Please keep in mind that dates and times of events are subject to change throughout the year, and new events could be added. After the new school year begins, please check the calendar on your school’s website regularly for confirmation.


Athletic Booster Golf Outing
Glenwood Athletic Booster Golf Outing - August 1, 2014
Piper Glen Golf Course 
Click below for more information
Golf Outing (Link)
Fees approved

Fees Approved for 2014-15 School Year

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education recently approved the fee structure for the 2014-15 school year. They may be paid through online registration this summer (July 21-August 1) or during Walk-in Registration on August 7 at each building (except GIS, which will be held at Ball Elementary due to construction) from 3 to 6 p.m.

  • K-4 Book Rental Fee - $130
  • 5-12 Book Rental Fee - $155
  • K-12 Technology Fee - $25
  • GHS Student Parking Fee, Grades 9-12, $60
  • Driver’s Ed, $250
  • GHS Dual Credit,  $50 (per class)
  • Athletic Fees, $100 (1 sport) $150 (2 sports); $300 (for a family) 


Student Breakfast and Lunch Prices (Per Meal)

K-12 Breakfast, $1.50
K-6 Lunch, $2.25
7-12 Lunch, $2.50
Milk, $  .40



Share your powers!

Titan Superheroes Program Expanding to BES, CES & GIS
Due to the immense popularity of the Titan Superheroes program that was piloted at Glenwood Elementary this past school year, the District would like to expand the program to include 4th-5th grade boys at Ball Elementary, Chatham Elementary, and GIS next school year - and we're looking for sponsors!

The Superheroes program was the idea of GHS student, Eli Day. Together with his mother, Crystal Day, a fourth grade teacher at GES, and Pam Hogan, PE teacher at GES, an innovative program was designed to empower boys with the skills needed to face challenges in today’s society while developing leadership skills with an emphasis on respect, self-discipline, positive attitude, and sportsmanship. If you would like to help sponsor this program, click here for details!


School Announcements
Titan Treehouse

Titan Treehouse…

It IS as fun as it sounds! Titan Treehouse is a treat earned by students that model appropriate behavior at school. Respectful, Responsible and Safe behavior earns the chance to be entered into the raffle and each week teachers randomly select a child’s name from a raffle.

Reasons to Get Involved:


*Being present at school provides a chance for you to get to know CES faculty and staff. While at a Titan Treehouse activity you’ll spend time with the students who are at school with your child.  Build familiarity with the people and places that make up your child’s day.

*The calendar is flexible. This is a year-round experience so there are open dates to fit in a time that works for you.

*If you like school parties, you will be a perfect fit for Titan Treehouse. It’s as much fun as a classroom party but much easier! Very little to coordinate and it’s a quick obligation.

*It’s influential and meaningful for the students. Kids love to be highlighted and time with a special guest is a real treat. You will be generously paid in smiles for your time!

How it Works:


*Parents plan and run 15-minute just-for-fun activities.

*Titan Treehouse will be generally be on Thursday afternoons at 1:50.

*Sessions alternate grade levels every other week; k-2 and 3-4.  This will keep the groups smaller each week:  no more than 30 kids for K-2, and 20 kids for 3-4.

What to Expect:


*Anyone with a background check on file can help. All students are involved in PBIS. This is a school-community reward and we want all students and families to understand that Titan Treehouse is a possibility for them.

*The kids love these activities! It’s a treat for them, but also a great time for the parents.

*You can choose the activity! (But feel free to work with the PBIS team for suggestions, if you need them.) Go for inexpensive & easy activities (sidewalk chalk, basketball shoot-out, freeze dance, window decorating…) based on your interests. Some of the most enriching experiences emerge from parents sharing what they love with our kids.  We do ask that you gather needed supplies, however, if you need assistance with materials please let us know.

*On your Titan Treehouse day, pop into the office and sign in. Depending on activity needs and space availability, you’ll be directed to where you need to go. Everyone at school supports PBIS so you’ll be a welcome guest.

Ask your student(s):
Have you ever been to the Titan Treehouse?
What are some activities you like to do at the Titan Treehouse or would like to do?

New Adult Lunch Procedure

New Adult Lunch Procedure
We look forward to students bringing guests to lunch at CE and want to make you aware of our new payment procedure. All adult lunches will need to be paid in cash or check at the time of purchase.  Adults may not charge lunch on their child’s account.




PBIS Parent Message
 

Parent to Parent: Recess

 

Although the New Year has brought many snow days and frigid temperatures, we are finally looking forward to warmer temperatures.  With this comes the return of outside recess!  We thank you for continuing to dress your children appropriately for outside recess, as the air and winds can still be brisk in our open surroundings. 

 

Participation in fun activities on the playground during school is extremely important for our children’s health and wellbeing.  It provides an opportunity for their minds to rest and bodies to exercise.  Our children need to be reminded that it is as important to be respectful, responsible, and safe on the playground as in the school building.  Appropriate language, behavior, and attitudes must peacefully transition from the classroom to the playground, with a particular emphasis on inclusion of others & sharing equipment and play objects.  It is okay to have fun however competition that hurts others feelings by actions or words isn’t appropriate. 

These values shouldn’t be forgotten at public playgrounds and other mutual recreational spaces.  Encourage your children to maintain a respectful, responsible, and safe stance while playing with friends and siblings.  Children need consistency to reinforce that they are responsible for good choices, regardless of the setting or atmosphere.

Ask your student(s):
What are some ways of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe at recess?
What should you wear out to recess and why?
Why do you need to follow directions while out at recess?
What are the names of the recess monitors?
What do you enjoy about recess?

 

 

Lunch and Recess Times
Lunch and Recess Times

Recess Lunch
Fourth 10:35-10:55 11:00-11:20
Second 11:00-11:20 11:25-11:45
Kindergarten 11:25-11:45 11:50-12:10
First 11:50-12:10 12:15-12:35
Third 12:15-12:35 12:40-1:00












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