Have a safe and
see you August 7th 2013
the HealthierUS School Challenge
Kennesaw, Georgia – April 2013
Chalker Elementary School is making national news by working
to support and improve the health of our children and our
community. As part of their effort, Chalker Elementary
School is featuring healthy items on their menus and
emphasizing physical education and activity to students.
Their efforts are part of the HealthierUS School Challenge.
The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary
certification available to schools participating in the
National School Lunch Program.
It supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move!
campaign by recognizing schools
that create healthier school environments through
promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.
by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the initiative
encourages all schools to take a leadership role in helping
students make healthier eating and activity choices that
will last a lifetime.
Chalker Elementary School, that
champion the HUSSC work hard to make changes to their school
nutrition environment in order to (1) improve the quality of
the foods served, (2) provide students with nutrition
education, and (3) provide students with physical education
and opportunities for physical activity.
To qualify for an award, a school must submit a formal
application and meet basic criteria set forth by the FNS.
The HUSSC criteria reflect the recommendations of the
Guidelines for Americans, and the Institute of Medicine
(IOM), and also apply to those foods sold outside of the
organized school lunch meal.
HealthierUS Schools must also have
a local school wellness policy
and those that receive the HUUSC award commit to meeting the
criteria throughout their four year certification period.
Chalker Elementary School qualified for the Bronze Award of
Attention Chalker Families:
Don’t forget to preorder your school supplies! School
Supply Packs save time and money with quality products.
Avoid shopping hassles. No Crowds. No Traffic. No
School Supplies for 2013-14 School year that are preordered
will be available for pick up at sneak-a-peek.
Checks payable to: Chalker Elementary PTA
Orders can be placed online thru June 15th.
School id: CHA310
Message from the Clinic
Please remember to pick up any medications your student has
in the clinic on or before the last day of school.
Medications that are not picked up will be disposed of at
the end of the day on Thursday, May 23rd. We cannot
store any medications over the summer.
Mrs. Arp, School nurse
P. 3rd in Nation for First in Math!
Congratulations to Harsha P,
she will be representing Chalker and the County at the State
Cobb County Elementary Science Fair
the folowing students, they were winners at the CCSD ESF
which was held this last Saturday.
3rd grade 3rd place winner was Nelitha N. with his project
"Which has more electrolytes - Gatorade or Orange juice?"
5th place honorable mention was Sonali P. with her project
"Vitanin C - Where is it?"
5th grade 3rd place winner was Madison F. with her project
"Stretchability and Elasticity of Tennis Strings."
Winners received tickets to either the Telus Museum or Zoo
Check out the
CCSD ESF official press release for pictures.
Science Fair winners
Congratulations to all the Science Fair participants and
We had some outstanding projects and experiments, over 80 in
Kindergarten winner was Jonathan W.
1st grade: Mayuri P., Emilia M., and Jacob S.
2nd grade: Emma H., Adam H., and Maura B.
3rd grade: Nelithia K., Jesselyn R., and Shaynah K.
4th grade: Arun D., Nevin K., and Zachary S.
5th grade: Madison F., Sonali P., and Partick T.
Spelling Bee winners
Congratulations to all the
spelling Bee participants, thay were: Christopher A,
Cheyenne F, Jack G, Rosie H, Mael L, Shaelin L,
Michelle M, Alex M, Mayukh M, Harsha P, and Sydney W.
The winner was Cheyenne F, who will represent Chalker at the
next level this Saturday and runner up was Jack G.
Thank you to all that came out to math night, it was a huge
success, check out the pics!
Thank you to all that came out to the game, we came
in 2nd place and earned $200 for the Media Center.
Geography Bee Winners!
Congratulations to all our Geography Bee finalists, they
Cullen C, Michael C, Iris G, Kyle K, Nevin K, Darnell M,
Harsha P, Mathaniel W, Theresa W.
After several intense rounds, Harsha P was declared the
winner with Kyle K a close 1st runner up, 2nd runner up was
Michael C. Harsha will represent Chalker in the the
next round, good luck Harsha!
Congratulations to all the reflections participants this
year and the winners were:
- 1st grade: Mayuri P, Alex P, Aaron K
2nd grade: Afia R, Lauren H, Gavin M
3rd grade :
Amanda B, Audrey P, Averie
5th grade: Madison F, Shivani R, Abia R
1st grade: Will F
2nd grade: Emma H
5th grade: Harsha P, Elizabeth G, Madison
Photography - 2nd grade: Ben M
5th grade: Kyle K, Harsha P, Harsha P
2nd grade: Maura B
4th Grade: Kayleigh E
3rd grade: Jack M
Madison F, Madison F,
Those highlighted went on to council level and all 3 winners
will now go to state level, good luck!
Support Chalker..... join PTA, please click on the link
above to join PTA, find info about the PTA officers, Chalker
Chatter, fundraisers, food nights after school activities,
special events and much more.
Do you remember donating money and
signing permission slips for Cobb County Performing Arts?
All the donations go
to the county; they pay for 2nd and 5th grade field trips,
and then send the rest back to the school.
These programs were a huge hit with all the students, so
please consider donating to this fund, click
here for more information and to download a
permission slip and the donation form.
Here are some of the upcoming Performing Arts programs.
Some are sponsored by Chalker PTA and some are paid with
Performing Arts donations.
Holly Stephens: Laura Ingalls
Laughing Matters Improv
Ballet (Field Trip)
K and 1st Grade
Wendy Bennett: Sing!
Sherry Norfolk: Spine Tinglers
Atlanta Opera: "Stone Soup"
GA Ensemble Theatre
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Did you know that State Child Protective Services has a
policy regarding lack of adequate supervision for children?
State Policy states
that children, ages 13 and above, can act as babysitters for
other children. Children, ages 9 – 12, can occasionally be
left unsupervised for brief periods of time. Children 8
years old and younger should never be left home alone.
Of course, a specific child’s immaturity and behavior
may necessitate adult supervision.