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Important Dates

Mark your calendars with these upcoming Chesterbrook events:

January 23: PTA Movie Night 6:30pm
January 29: Two-hour early release; end of 2nd quarter
January 30-February 2: Student Holiday, No School
February 3: 6th Grade Science Fair
February 4 & 6: Winter Band Concert
February 6: International Night, 6:00 pm
February 10: PTA Meeting & College Funding Coach Presentation, 6:30p

Winter Before and After School Activity Registration Starts January 9th

Registration for Winter Sessions of Fitness Warriors, Art, Science Enrichment, Computer Coding, and Zumba classes will begin on the website Friday, January 9th at 7:00 pm.  Registration for chess club will also be in January.  We will not be able to offer Glee Club this winter but hope to have it back in the spring!  Flyers were sent home in the Thursday folders, and you can find details on what we will be offering at the link below.  Please email if you have any questions!

If you have trouble with the online registration, please email

After School Activities

Before School Activities

Information on Before and After School Activities



Volunteer for International Night

Mark your calendar for Friday, February 6th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm for International Night! This delicious and fun event celebrates the wide array of cultures represented at Chesterbrook. We are looking for volunteers to represent the participating countries. You can choose a country you are from, a country where your ancestors lived, or just a place you love. Volunteers provide bite-sized snacks from their countries and complete a provided display board with fun facts, photographs, mementos, or other interesting items from your chosen country. Email Susan Mrachek for more information or pick your country and sign up on our Sign Up Genius link


Become a Chesterbrook Friend 

THANK YOU to all the Chesterbrook families that have already donated and become a Family Friend of Chesterbrook in 2014-15. See the list of all our generous donors to date.
We invite all Chesterbrook families to participate in our "Family Friends of Chesterbrook" armchair fundraiser. The Friends program is one of Chesterbrook PTA's primary means to support critical student, school, and enrichment needs. We ask for everyone's support of $100 per family to reach our annual goal of $40,000, but your gift of any size is appreciated.

There are two quick and easy ways to give:
1. You can donate online through the PTA website.
2. You can donate by check. Please make checks payable to "Chesterbrook PTA" and forward to school via backpack mail or mail directly to Chesterbrook PTA, 1753 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101.
We also accept Corporate Matching Gifts if your company has a program (just send us the form from your company and the PTA will fill it out). Additionally, businesses that donate $500 to our "Business Friends of Chesterbrook" program are recognized on our website and in other ways at school.
Questions? Contact Lori Boerner or Amanda Abraham at

Box Tops for Education

Thanks to our Chesterbrook ES community we earned nearly $650.00 for our school in this fall's Box Tops for Education submission!  We really appreciate all of your work in making this bi-annual fundraiser a success!

The spring submission deadline will be Friday, February 20, 2015.  Ask your neighbors and friends if they can collect the coupons for us.  Any little bit helps as each coupon is worth 10 cents to Chesterbrook.

The upcoming holiday cooking will make collecting Box Tops so easy!  All you need to do is cut out the Box Tops coupons found on General Mills products, put them in a baggie, and have your child drop it off in the "Box Tops for Education" container across from the school Media Center.  

If you have any questions, please contact Susie French at


Get Your Chesterbrook Spirit Wear!

Spirit Wear has many sizes currently available and IN STOCK, including adult large and X-large pajama pants for $20, cozy gray sweatshirts for $30, pink ball caps for $18, sports tees for $16, and Chesterbrook water bottles for $10. Tie-dye tees and small navy hoodies for 4-5 year olds also are available.    

Questions about sizing? Email Carol! 

Order online with a credit card, or download an order form and send through backpack mail to Spirit Wear. If you are ordering any items as are gifts, simply write that on the order form or email


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!



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 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 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 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 or click here for more information.

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



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 ($5 each) 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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