News and Announcements
Testing for Second Grade Students
Our 2nd Grade students will be involved in State Standardized Testing on October 22-24 and October 28-29. The CogAT and Iowa tests are designed to identify Gifted and Talented students.
Tips to help your child be successful:
1. See that your child gets plenty of rest the night before the test.
2. See that your child eats a nourishing breakfast.
3. Make every effort to be at school on time.
Chandler Creek Champion Cupboard
Chandler Creek is starting,the Champion Cupboard, a weekend backpack food program to assist children in need at our school. The program will begin collecting food this week and will continue thoughout the year. To kick start the program, we are holding a non-perishable food drive contest that will run until October 30th. The class that collects the most items will get to play a kickball game against faculty members! Suggested items are cereal, cereal bars, tuna, peanut butter, crackers, fruit cups and oatmeal. Every week throughout the year we will be collecting a particular food item which will be posted in newsletters and the sign out front. Thanks so much for your participation!
The Soldier Project
Ms. Johansen's fourth grade class is participating in The Soldier Project. They will be collecting items to create care packages to send to soldiers stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
Care Package Items
Below is a list that the soldiers have compiled as suggestions to what we can send to put a smile on their face and make their days a little easier. Please do not feel that you have to donate any items but we very much appreciate anything you can send! The Dollar Store is a great place to pick up supplies at a lower price. There are approximately 30 guys in the platoon.
- Personal hygiene items (shampoo, hair gel, body wash, deodorant, q-tips, etc)
- Socks (big request)
- Paper and pens, envelopes, coloring books and crayons
- Holiday/birthday/greeting cards
- Snacks/food (Easy mac-n-cheese, trail mix, coffee, powdered creamer, chips, wrapped candy, microwave popcorn, stuff to add to bottled water, etc)
- Things to decorate the barracks with
- Golf balls and other sports items to help pass down time
- Books, magazines, puzzle books
- Laundry soap
Please keep in mind that these items are being shipped so any food item needs to be able to sustain transportation and still be okay to eat. I was told the Little Debbie cakes/Tasty Cakes are also good to send to fulfill that sweet craving.
Donated items may be sent to Ms. Johansen's fourth grade or placed in the box in front of the office.
For more information on The Soldier Project, please contact Ms. Johansen by e-mail or by calling 355-2444.
Healthy Café Guidelines:
At Chandler Creek Elementary, we work hard to promote healthy food and snack initiatives for our students. We are a CATCH school where students exercise daily and have opportunities to make food choices based on USDA guidelines.
We do not allow FAST FOOD to be brought into the café. This applies to students and visitors to the school. We welcome lunch visitors and we encourage you to eat from our Healthy Café menu or pack a nutritional lunch.
Our snack guidelines do not allow for high sugar items. Birthday Cupcakes will not be accepted in the school office and we encourage parents or guardians to bring non-food items such as stickers, pencils, or small erasers if they wish to celebrate a student birthday at school. This policy can be referenced in the student handbook which is posted under the Parent Tab of the website.
We appreciate your support as we work to support the New Federal USDA requirements for school nutrition.
Chandler Creek Gets New Playground
Chandler Creek students and staff were welcomed back to school on Tuesday and greeting them was a brand new playground. Read about the new playground on Greer Today, here.