Chaffee Elementary News 2/13/2023

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Date: Feb 14 , 2023
Category: General News

Principal's Pen

Greetings CES Families,

On Friday our students enjoyed a presentation by the Auburn Raptor group. I would like to thank the family of Chaffe student Hattie Thomas for generously paying the cost of this event so that our students got to experience it for free. I hope your students came home and told you about the raptors flying right over their heads—they were so excited!

Our Valentine’s Day parties (schedule below) are this Tuesday, and of course parents/guardians are welcome to attend (no siblings over six months old, please). Students are allowed to bring Valentines for their classmates. As a reminder, all food items should be store bought. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions.

ATTENDANCE…it is so important for our students to be at school daily unless excluded for medical reasons. Once a students misses more than 18 school days, (s)he is considered chronically absent, which counts against our school on our state report card grade. Missing 18 days of school a year is roughly two days a month. There is so much learning going on every day, our students can not afford to miss two days of school a month. We do have Truancy practices in place that I must follow to address unexcused absences and chronic absenteeism. If your family has a special circumstance, please reach out to me so that we can make a plan to support your student.

Please save the date for our next PTA Meeting, which will be on Tuesday, February 21. At this meeting we will have our spring State of the School Address to share academic data, attendance data, school initiatives, and our pathway forward. We will also have student artwork on display for our Night at the Museum event.

Soar Eagles,

April Clark


Upcoming Events

  1. Feb. 14: Valentine's Day Class Parties (schedule below)
  2. Feb. 17: Black History Month Program
  3. Feb. 20: Presidents Day (no school)
  4. Feb. 21: Night at the Museum and State of the School PTA Meeting
  5. Feb. 24: PBIS Celebration
  6. Mar. 6: Donuts with Dudes
  7. Mar. 7: Executive Board Meeting
  8. Mar. 8: Spring Pictures
  9. Mar. 10: eLearning Day for Students and End of 3rd Quarter
  10. Mar. 13-17: Spring Break
  11. Mar. 22: Report Cards
  12. Mar. 24: PBIS Celebration
  13. Mar. 27: Muffins in the Morning
  14. Mar. 31: Decades Bash Family Event

Valentine's Day Party Times (Tuesday, February 14, 2023)

  1. PreK: 1:30-12:15
  2. Kindergarten: 12:40-1:40
  3. 2nd: 12:45-1:45
  4. 3rd: 12:30-1:30
  5. 4th: 1:20-2:20
  6. 5th: 12:00-100

Lost and Found

Our Lost & Found area is overflowing! Please tell your child to look for his/her missing items. We will donate all remaining items at the end of February.


It is vital that students are present each day unless sick. Students are allowed a limit of 7 parent sick notes a year. Students are considered truant if they have more than three unexcused absences at any time or if they have more than 18 absences for the year, whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

Please send excuse notes to your child's teacher or email them to

What's Up in P.E this February

Hello Golden Eagles! It's Coach B. I'm excited to give you an update on what your children have been learning in P.E. The month of January, we worked on locomotor skills. underhand throwing, and catching. In February we will be working on balance, movement concepts, and jump roping! Feel free to encourage your children to practice at home !

Chaffee PTA Presents: Family Painting Night

Friday, February 17, 2023 from 6:00-7:00p in the Chaffee Cafeteria

Grab your paint brushes and join is for a night of family fun! Follow along while Mr. Fudge guided you through painting this colorful "Regal Eagle," All proceeds will benefit the school and teachers. 

Night at the Museum

Tuesday, February 21,2023 from 6:00-7:00p. 

Join us for our PTA Meeting, State of the School Address, and Student Art Display.

Pizza and concession will be served (Cash or Venmo).

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