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PTO News: 6th and 7th Grade Hot Chocolate Family Social

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 29, 4:30-6:00pm: 6th and 7th Grade Hot Chocolate Family Social
  • Monday, November 1: Picture Day
  • Thursday, November 11: No School, Veterans’ Day
  • Thursday, November 18, 8:30am: Virtual Coffee with the Principal

FROM THE PRESIDENTS

Hopefully everyone was able to catch a little Red Sox action this past week.  Although Boston is not going to make it to the Series this year, it has been encouraging to see the stadium full and Bostonians out enjoying each others’ company again.  Fall is the perfect time to get outside and connect with friends, so the PTO is hosting another social this Friday, this time for the 6th and 7th grade families.  We hope you feel the support of the PTO this year, and thank you to those who have reached out with questions, ideas and concerns.  We love being plugged into what is going on with families, and as always, you can reach us at chenerypto@gmail.com.

Jenny Kresse and Jess Smith
Chenery PTO Co-Presidents

6TH AND 7TH GRADE HOT CHOCOLATE SOCIAL THIS FRIDAY

Sixth and Seventh grade families are invited to a hot chocolate social on Friday, October 29, from 4:30-6:00pm under the big tent at Chenery. Come hang out and enjoy some hot chocolate from Dunkin’ Donuts. No RSVP necessary.

thermometerANNUAL APPEAL UPDATE

We thank the 244 donors who have already donated $29,070.  We are so close to reaching our goal, and we need your help to cross the finish line. You can donate online or mail a check with this form. No amount is too big or too small.  In addition to using funds for things like enrichment programs, teacher appreciation, and events, we are looking to support Mr. Ligon in his quest to renovate the Chenery courtyard and bring back the Koi pond.  More to come on this! 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION NEWS: EQUITY AUDIT

Ongoing Equity Audit:  We want to direct your attention to the information recently shared regarding the ongoing district-wide equity audit of Belmont Public Schools.  An email from BPS containing the latest updates was sent on October 14, and additional communication about how you and your child(ren)’s can participate in the equity audit is forthcoming.  The latest updates can be found on the following page:

https://www.belmont.k12.ma.us/bps/Home/Belmont-Public-Schools-News/Article/3544/Equity-Audit-Update#.YXLPKrhKiUk

PTO CLUBS

The Fall session of Chenery Afterschool Clubs has begun!   We are pleased that there was strong interest and most of the clubs were filled.  The next session will begin in late January.  We look forward to sharing club details for the winter session after winter break.  Suggestions for club topics or questions about clubs can be sent to cheneryptoclubs@gmail.com.  We are also looking for parent volunteers to help with supporting this important PTO offering for the remainder of this school year and beyond.  Just email us to learn more.

TEACHER APPRECIATION

The PTO is providing snacks for all Chenery teachers on parent conference days.  This has been very encouraging to the staff, as they host back-to-back parent conferences all afternoon on Wednesdays during conference season.  Thanks to our community for helping fund these treats! 

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LOST AND FOUND

Missing a sweatshirt?  How about a water bottle?  Chenery’s Lost and Found is overflowing!  Send your students to check for lost items this week.  All items left behind after the start of Thanksgiving break will be donated to charity.

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REQUEST FROM THE DISTRICT

Chenery needs substitutes and professional aides. It is critical our students get supported with caring adults. If you have an interest in working at Chenery as a sub, know that you will have flexibility on which days you work. If you are interested in being a professional aide, the role supports our students with special education plans, includes benefits and all school holidays off. Please contact Mike McAllister at mmcallister@belmont.k12.ma.us.

FACEBOOK PAGE

The Chenery PTO has a Facebook page! (https://www.facebook.com/CheneryPTO) Please like or follow the page for the latest news and updates. This page is for sharing information and improving communication. If you have a question or need help, email us at chenerypto@gmail.com and we will do what we can to help or connect you to someone who can help you. 

 

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