The end of the year is coming upon us very quickly! We have many exciting events happening these last few days of school. We would encourage you to visit our Cherry Hill website for information regarding the last day of school as well as other pertinent information! Thank you for all you do and your support of your child’s education at Cherry Hill!
Upcoming things to be aware of:
May 23: Relay Races
May 24: 5th grade Bowling
May 25: Dance Festival, 9:30 a.m., Last day for extensions
May 28: Memorial Day, No School!
May 29: Field day, Preschool graduation (10:00 & 1:30)
May 30: Awards assembly (grades 4-6), 1:00, Last day for Kindergarten & Preschool
May 31: Last day of school, Common day: 8:00-9:30
Dance Festival: Our dance festival will be Friday, May 25th at 9:30 a.m.! Parents are welcome to find a spot on the North and South sides of the field, which will be marked off with cones! It will greatly help us if parents and family stay within the marked areas so that our students can get on and off of the field quickly!
Extensions: Our last day for our before and after school extensions will be Friday, May 25th!
Retirement Open House: We invite you and your family to join us for an Open House to celebrate the dedicated service of three of our wonderful teachers. Please join us on Thursday, May 24th at 4:00-5:00pm in the Cherry Hill Elementary Media Center to thank our instructional coach, Mrs. Teri Maughan, our first grade teacher, Mrs. Marsha Poai, and our librarian, Val Close. We wish them the best in their retirement adventures!
Lost & Found: We have quite a few unclaimed coats, gloves, etc! We will have them out to be claimed at our Dance Festival on Friday! They will be donated to a charity on May 29th, so please come check it out if your child is missing a coat or jacket!
Leader in Me/Houses: We have had a very successful first year with Leader in Me! In the past we have had the House system to create unity among our students. We have learned so much from having the House system as it has prepared us to move into the leadership role and focus in Leader in Me. Our vision is to better develop these leadership roles in students! As a school, we are always adapting our programs to better help students be successful and become leaders to their full capacity. To help us better meet this vision and focus, next year we will be discontinuing the House system and fully implementing and embracing Leader in Me. Students will be given increased opportunities to serve in leadership roles through this Leader in Me process next year! We are excited to fully embrace Leader in Me and the possibilities for increased student leadership!
Box Tops: We will be doing one last collection of any box tops this Wednesday! Any box tops turned in will receive double House points! Box tops provides extra funding to help with school needs such as P.E./recess equipment, take-home reading books, etc. Thank you for your help with this!
Lunch Accounts: The lunchroom is asking to please make sure any negative balances on your children’s lunch account are taken care of as soon as possible! MyPaymentsPlus is a free service that allows you to pay for your students meals on line. You may also pay with a check or cash directly at the school’s cafeteria. Thank you for your help with this!
PTA Volunteers Needed: As we close out another great year at Cherry Hill, we would like to extend the opportunity to volunteer for next year! We have plenty of opportunities to make next year as wonderful as this year has been. If you are interested in volunteering for or coordinating any PTA sponsored activities, please sign up using the attachment. You do not have to be a member of the PTA to volunteer, we’re happy for your help! Please go to the following link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13ONVgBTcLvAfNRn3iouV7CN2emRLgTDWfLK_tlUB-aQ/edit?usp=sharing
We will also have this sign up available at Back 2 School Night in the fall.
Field Day Help Needed! We need your help! Our annual field day will be Tuesday, May 29th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. We need some parent volunteers to help with this event! Please go to the following link to sign up to help with field day: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548aeaa2fa4f85-cherry
Leader in Me Survey: As we are coming to the end our first year with implementing Leader in Me, we would like to get our parents’ feedback regarding your thoughts with Leader in Me! Please go to the following link to complete this short survey: https://theleaderinmeonline.org/assessments/assessment/136010ff0163dcf5 . Thank you for taking the time to complete this! We value your feedback and input!
Here’s what is happening this week:
Monday– Early Out!
Wednesday – Relay Races, 1:00
Thursday – 5th grade bowling field trip, Teacher’s retirement Open House, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday – Dance Festival, 9:30, last day of extensions
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns!
Cherry Hill Elementary, Principal