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Chippewa Elementary School

Principal's Page 

Spring 2024 
Dear Chippewa Families,

It is hard to believe we are in April already. The weather is getting ready to change to be more conducive to outdoor activities, it is staying lighter outside much later giving our kids more time to play and enjoy some fresh air after school.

Our PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 PM. We will be voting on our new slate of officers for the upcoming school year. Our May PTA meeting date is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th and will also begin at 7:00 PM. I would like to thank LeeAnne and our entire PTA Board for all of their hard work and dedication to our students and community. The past two years we have added so many new programs and activities. Their partnership with our teachers and me have helped create a wonderful and well-rounded experience for all of our students.

Spring pictures are scheduled for April 16th and 17th. Our spring book fair will return in May on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. When we return from Easter break, the last three months of school are packed with great activities, events and field trips planned. Please take a look at this link that has a tremendous amount of already scheduled activities. Please note that this list will be continually updated as specific classroom teachers add events or additional activities to make themselves available.

When we return from break our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the NYS ELA Assessment on Wednesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 11th. The Math Assessment will take place on May 7th and 8th. All assessments will be done on the computer. For those that opted out, they will be able to read in the MPR or cafeteria. They may also write in their writing notebooks.

The annual school budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 21st When you come to vote, please stop by and check out the Chippewa Art Show (after school only). We will also have a 3rd grade recorder concert at 5:00 PM held in the Chippewa cafeteria.

This was a new activity last year and was so well received at Chippewa. I know our current third grade families will enjoy it. For those interested, our book fair will be open as well from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the gymnasium. I would also like to remind our community if they are in law enforcement or a first responder, we are having our Thank You Walk, on Thursday, May 16th at 2:00 PM.

Please join us to be recognized or to help celebrate the brave men and women who help protect us and keep our community safe.

Please remember to send in your letter by May 6th regarding class placement for the 24-25 school year. We look forward to seeing you all up at Chippewa during one of the many events and activities scheduled for our students and community.

Michael S. Saidens