Chaffee Elementary News 9/11/2023

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Date: Sep 11 , 2023
Category: General News

Principal's Pen

Greetings Chaffee Families,

I hope that you took the time to review your child’s progress report and ACAP scores (grades 3-5 only) that were sent home Wednesday. Please reach out to your child’s teacher should you have any questions and/or concerns. We are completing DIBELS testing for students in grades K-3 this week and will send home test results in the coming weeks.

This year, as part of the Alabama Literacy Act, students in 3rd grade who do not score proficient on the spring ACAP reading test may not be promoted to 4th grade. It is imperative that our students are at school daily unless sick so that they can receive their many tiers of instruction. We want all of our students to be successful, but we cannot educate them if they’re not at school.

Congratulations to our 2nd graders for winning the August Attendance Challenge! Our September Attendance Challenge is underway.

Currently our daily attendance is around 94%, very close to our goal of 95%! Please remember how important it is to get your child(ren) to school every day and on time. We know from research that attendance in school is extremely important to every child’s success and is strongly associated with academic, behavioral, and social success. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 18 or more days of school for any reason- including excused and unexcused absences. We need your support by having your child attend school every day possible. If your child is ill and must be out, please send in a doctor or parent excuse within two days of returning to school. We appreciate your help with this! We love your kiddos, and we want to see them daily!

Soar Eagles,

April Clark


Upcoming Events

  1. September 12: PTA Board Meeting
  2. September 15: Student Council Election
  3. September 25-29: College & Career Week (see flyer below)
  4. September 26: ACAP Parent Meeting
  5. September 28: PBIS Celebration
  6. September 29: e-Learning Day
  7. September 29: End of Q1
  8. October 2: Custodian Appreciation Day
  9. October 2-6: Fall Break
  10. October 12: Report Cards
  11. October 13: Make-Up Fall Picture Day
  12. October 16-20: Fall Book Fair
  13. October 17: PTA Executive Board Meeting
  14. October 19: Grandparent Lunch
  15. October 23-31: Red Ribbon Week
  16. October 27: PBIS Celebration
  17. October 31: Book Character Parade

Chaffee's College and Career Week

September 25th- 29th 

  • Monday: Make it Happen - Teachers will talk about their college experience and display their college pennant
  • Tuesday: Your Future Looks Bright - Wear sunglasses and bright colors
  • Wednesday: Career Day - Dress up as what you want to be when you grown up
  • Thursday: College Career Day - Join Huntsville City Schools for College Colors Day; Wear your favorite college colors with pride
  • Friday: Finish Strong (E-Learning Day) - Chaffee Choices Equal Success; Choose Success and work hard on our E-Learning Day


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Academy For Academics and Arts Elementary

4800 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville AL 35810

(256) 428-7600 


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4800 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville AL 35810

(256) 428-7600 


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Academy for Science & Foreign Language Elementary 

3221 Mastin Lake Road Huntsville AL 35810

(256) 428-7000


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3221 Mastin Lake Road Huntsville AL 35810

((256) 428-7000


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 1321 Woodmont Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 428-7020




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Challenger Middle School

13555 Chaney Thompson Road



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Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary School

 1210 Taylor Road, Big Cove, Al 35763

(256) 428-7150



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817 Adams Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 428-7700


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5308 Mastin Lake Rd

(256) 428-7500  


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 5000 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, AL 35810

(256) 428-8100 


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Jones Valley Elementary School

4908 Garth Road SE Huntsville Alabama 35802



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Lee High School

2500 Meridian St. Huntsville, AL 35811



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Martin Luther King Jr Elementary

3112 Meridian Street, Huntsville, AL 35811

(256) 428-7100


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1107 Monte Sano Blvd


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New Century Technology High

 2500 Meridian St. Huntsville, AL 35811



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Rolling Hills Elementary School

2901 Hilltop Terrace, Huntsville, AL 35810

(256) 428-7400


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Ronald E. McNair Junior High School

5000 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, AL 35810

(256) 428-7660