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Important Dates

Mark your calendars with these upcoming Chesterbrook events:

September 12: Before/After School Activities Sign Up, 7:00 pm
September 16: Back to School Night & PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm
September 19: Special Education Parent Coffee, 10:00 am
                       Cultural Diversity Committee Meeting, time TBD
September 26: Pumpkin & Fall Plant Sale Order Deadline
September 29: Student Holiday
October 2: Fall Picture Day
October 5 & 6: Pumpkin & Fall Plant Sale Pick-up
October 7: Restaurant Night at Pulcinella, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 


                                             
Don't Forget to Sign Up or Renew Your PTA Membership

Did you know you can join or renew your membership to the PTA online? Click the button below to pay your dues. Why? By joining our PTA you are investing in our children and making a difference at Chesterbrook. PTA dues provide or subsidize a host of education enrichment activities including cultural events, computer lab, science appreciation, field trips, family fun events, staff appreciation, staff development, discovery gardens, classroom materials, equipment, and so much more! Members get a free family directory (non-member price is $8) and exclusive access to our online directory app. This is an essential tool for every household! Join today!

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Before & After School Activities and Girls On The Run (GOTR) Sign-Ups

The Chesterbrook PTA offers before and after school activities to enrich students' intellectual and physical education experiences at the school. Information on activities for 2014-15 is posted here! We have some exciting new opportunities this year.

Registration for most activities will be on the website September 12th at 7:00 pm.  Please see the individual activities for details and look for flyers in the Thursday folders.

Registration for the Fall Session of Girls on the Run (GOTR) began on September 2nd, but spaces still are available. GOTR is a program that combines training for a 5k (3.1 mile) running event with self-esteem enhancing and uplifting workouts. For more information and to register, visit the GOTR of Nova website: www.gotrnova.org. If you have additional questions, please contact the GOTR PTA Representative Katia Luedtke at katia.luedtke@gmail.com.

Once registration is open you can

Register for BEFORE school activities here

Register for AFTER school activities here


Questions?  Please email afterschool@chesterbrookpta.org.  If you have registration problems, please email webmaster@chesterbrookpta.org

 


                                             
Be a Chesterbook Room Parent

Are you looking for a way to get to know your child's teacher, classmates, and fellow parents? Then volunteer as a room parent! The deadline to sign up is this Friday, September 12. Sign up here or email Tara Andringa at taraandringa@yahoo.com with any questions.

 


                                             
Back to School Night Staff Dinner

Each year, the PTA Hospitality Committee coordinates a dinner for the Chesterbrook teachers and staff on Back to School night and we need your help! The committee is looking for volunteers to help set up the dinner, clean up afterward, and donate food and paper products. Sign up here to donate a food item or a few hours of your time to support our school staff as they prepare for the big night. Please contact Megan Dennis at mvdennis@msn.com if you have any questions.

 


                                             
Special Education Parent Coffee

The first Special Education Parent Coffee will take place on Friday, September 19th at 10:00 am at the Starbucks in Chesterbrook on Old Dominion Drive. If you have questions about special education, are looking for information about available resources, or are interested in raising disability awareness, then come join us and meet Katia Luedtke, Special Education Liaison for the Chesterbrook Elementary School PTA. For more information, click here or contact Katia Luedtke at katia.luedtke@gmail.com.

 


                                             
Cultural Diversity Committee

Are you new to Northern Virginia? Are you or your child new to this country? Do you want to know more about our school and the neighborhood?

The Chesterbrook PTA Cultural Diversity Committee would be happy to help you. We have members like you who moved here not long ago, as well as members who have been living here for years. We share information and resources and provide support to you and your families. Our first meeting will take place on Friday, September 19th. Please RSVP to group liaison Fenny Hurwitz at fenny@hotmail.co.jp or (508) 333-7967 before September 15th. You will receive a follow-up email regarding time and location once we know how many people will attend.

 


                                             
Get Your Pumpkins, Fall Plants, and Decorations & Support Your School!

This year the PTA is working with Meadows Farms Nurseries to hold a Pumpkin & Fall Plant Sale. Click here to order!

Pick up your order at the school's front entrance on Sunday, October 5th from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm and join us for some fall fun (weather permitting) including pumpkin decorating, crafts, and refreshments.

You can also pick up orders next to the trailers on Monday, October 6th from 8:45 am - 10:00 am and 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

Orders must be received by September 26th.

For questions, contact Sara Feder at saraefeder@gmail.com or (202) 744-2437.

 


                                             
Reserve Your Seat!

The Safe Community Coalition is sponsoring a discussion with Dr. Brad Sachs on Tuesday, September 30th, from 7:00 pm -  9:00 pm, at The Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA.  

The event, titled Building Resiliency for "Success" In Our Kids, is free, but space is limited.

Dr. Brad Sachs is a psychologist, educator, consultant and best-selling author. He is the author of Emptying The Nest: Launching Your Young Adult Toward Success and Self-Reliance and The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly Satisfied, which was the Amazon Best Seller of the Year, featured on The Today Show, and excerpted in Family Circle magazine.

Reserve your seat today or visit the Safe Community Coalition for more information.

 


                                             
Restaurant Night Is Coming

Save the date for our first restaurant night on October 7th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Pulcinella in downtown McLean.  Watch the Thursday folder and PTA website for more details!

 


                                             
McLean 5K Run with the Warriors

Save the date! The McLean 5K Run with the Warriors will take place on Saturday, October 4th. Click here for details or to register.

 


                                             
Calling All Chesterbrook Chipmunk Runners!

We are excited to announce that for the first time Chesterbrook Elementary School will participate in the 

Marine Corp Marathon Kids Run!
Date: October 25, 2014
Distance: 1 Mile
Time: 10 am Run slot

Cost: $7 per child
Children ages 5-12 are eligible to participate!!

The event will take place in the Pentagon parking lot, which is accessible that day via the Metro or you can park at surrounding parking lots and take shuttle service to the race. If your child/children would like to participate in this event please contact Bethany Sink at bjsink@fcps.edu. or Amanda Abraham at amgruzas@yahoo.com for the registration documents. Check the PTA website for updates. The deadline to sign up for the run is September 12th.

 


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PTA Directory Information

The PTA has partnered with AtoZ School Directories to produce our directory. PTA members not only receive a free copy of the printed directory, but also access to a secure/password-protected directory app from AtoZ via a smart phone or any web-enabled device - so you can view the directory data where and when you need it!

 

 

Our goal is to have the printed directory available in October, but we need your help!

Returning Chesterbrook Families: If you are a returning Chesterbrook family and your family's information was in last year's directory, you will receive a "verification" email from chesterbrook@schooldirectoryupdate.com by the first day of school, September 2. The verification email will contain your user name, password, and instructions on how to access and verify your directory information, as well as access the AtoZ School Directory App. Please follow the directions outlined in this email to update your family data by Monday, September 8th. If you do not receive a verification email, please contact us at directory@chesterbrookpta.org and we'll make sure that it is forwarded to you.

 New Chesterbrook Families: If your family is new to Chesterbrook this year (or your family's information did not appear in last year's directory), please email us at directory@chesterbrookpta.org as soon as   possible (please include your full name, your children's full names, and their grades this fall). We will then enter that information into the system so that you can receive a verification request email from our system on the first day of school (including your own login and password information).

This year's printed directory will be spiral bound with larger print for easy reading and will include a resource guide in the back of the directory listing sponsorships from local businesses that have defrayed the cost to the PTA of this new and improved directory. Anyone interested in promoting their business in the directory  can email AtoZ Directories at info@atozdirectories.com or click here for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact the directory team at either directory@chesterbrookpta.org. Thank you for continued help with the directory!

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  Thanks for your support of the PTA with your purchase of a school kit from Innisbrook.  Look for our sale of school supplies once again in the spring of 2015.  If you need school supplies during the year, please call Innisbrook directly at 1-800-334-8461.  You can have a school kit shipped to your home.  Please have the school code handy when ordering— 107939.  Assignment notebooks ($5), Quick Word Books ($2) and recorders ($5each) can be purchased from the school store for the first few days of school.  After that, they can be purchased from the front office.  For more information, contact Elizabeth Hale.
 

 

 

                                                                                                                 
     
 


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