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Welcome to the Chamberlain Family Connection site!  This site will be updated to keep our families informed about the wonderful things happening at our school as well as provide helpful information!  

The Parent Newsletters can be located in the column to your left.  Please click on that link and the newsletters can be found for the date you would like to view.

Updated 12-05-17

November 2017 Good Citizens


Kindergarten –  Raeleigh Coon, Kael Trudeau, Zeke Smith,  Nevaeh Vallee,  Kyle Hall, Daylin Seymour

Grade 1 – Brady Jean,  Viviahna Boisvert, Addison Ralbovsky, Cora Viel, Braden Ramirez,  Kylie Landry

Grade 2 – Prakrity Poudel, Mia Belanger, Chaitri Patel, Jacob Lane, Serenity Judd, Kaleb Brown       

Grade 3 – Warren Veno, Marissa Payeur, Liam Geoffrion,  Jaida Wentworth, Sadie Codair, Aiden Soucie

Grade 4 – Olivia Ostness, Tyler Jean, Brandon Scamman, Cameron Gagne, Hannah Cardin, Lucy Gosselin,  Brayden Newell

Grade 5 – Hunter Peplinski, Liberty Collins, Genyva Perkins,  Rishbha Regmi, Sophia Leonard, Sophia Willis, Kiera Mullen, Syda Pabon



Updated 11-21-17
The Chamberlain community is awesome and I can't Thank you enough for all the food donations that we have received.  Mrs. Simpson and Mrs. Ferro have been working to put meals together to help out over 20 families for Thanksgiving.  This truly is a representation of what the Chamberlain community is all about.  Please have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!!!




Updated 11-13-17
Our Veterans Day Breakfast and Celebration went very well.  We had 21 Veterans come join us and I want to thank each one of them for allowing us to celebrate this important day with them.  The Veterans that came were:
 I want to thank the following Veterans for attending our ceremony.  They are:

Norm Valley (Navy)            Mary Valley (Navy)             Patty Broderick (Air Force)          

Peter Deegan (Army)          Tim Barker (Marines)        Warren Carr (National Guard)

Tom Jones (Navy)               Jim Printy (Army)              Alexandra Hildreth (Army)

David Levesque (Army)     Al Benton (Air Force)         Dennis Sellers Navy/Coast Guard)

Leo Huppe (Army)              Pat Smith (Navy)                 Courtney Samaniego (Air Force)

Bob Constance (Navy)        Chris Turcotte (Army)       Eric Plant (Marines/Nat. Guard)

George Lloyd (Navy)           Normand Sanborn (Merchant Marine/Navy)

Bob Baker     (Army – Commander of American Veterans Post 1 in Rochester)




Updated 10-29-2017
The PTA put on a fabulous Spookacular event on Nov. 20.  A lot of people attended and it was a lot of fun.  Thanks PTA for putting this event on.

 
The PTA also used money they raised last year to purchase soccer goals for the playground.  The kids have been using them and they have been a great hit.  It's awesome to see the kids run and play during recess.  Thanks PTA for purchasing the goals.



Updated 10-20-17
The PTA Spookacular is tonight starting at 6:30.  We are collecting non-perishable food items for our food pantry if you would like to bring something tonight to donate.  

Next Week is the Chamberlain Spirit Week!  The days are:
Monday -- Chamberlain Pride Day
Tuesday -- Hat Day   
Wednesday -- Sports Day
Thursday -- Crazy Hair Day
Friday -- Orange and Black Day



***NOTE*** --  There will not be a Costume Parade this year.  We are doing the Spirit Week in lieu of the parade.

CHALLENGE 5
The district is focusing on attendance this year and we are promoting it with the Challenge 5 goal.  The idea is for students to not be out of school for more than 5 days this school year.  We are promoting this concept with the students and also having some incentives along the way to reinforce attendance and the importance of being in school.  Next week is our first school challenge.  We have a contest next week to see which grade can have the best attendance for the week.  The winning grade will receive a prize on Friday.

Updated 9-07-17
What a wonderful start to the school year.  It was awesome to see so many families come to the Open House last night.  It's just another example of the incredible families we have here at Chamberlain Street School.  Thank you all who were able to attend.

Just a reminder that the first PTA meeting will be next Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6:00 pm in the library.


Updated 8-25-17
The Chamberlain Food Pantry is a big part of our school to community partnership and we are always looking for assistance.  If you have the ability to donate to the pantry, we would greatly appreciate it!  The following is from our wonderful Family Support Coordinator, Kelley Simpson.

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful summer break! I want to thank all of you for the amazing support you gave last year for our families in need. I am in awe of how generous people are at Chamberlain! Together, we helped families at Thanksgiving, Christmas and, February opened the Chamberlain Market, our food pantry that is open all during the school year. Just in the last four months of the school year last year we had roughly 20 visits to the pantry and helped 13 different families. I know this year will be even more.

So. with that said, my goal is to have the pantry open for business right at the start of the school year and to do that I NEED YOUR HELP. We will be having a staff back to school food drive Monday and Tuesday of next week. We will follow that with a drive for families the week of open house.

I am attaching the list of items we are hoping to stock, Pease remember, we are grateful for any donation. So if you have something not on the list, please feel free to send it in.

*** We have PLENTY of TUNA

*** We are just about out of SPAGHETTI SAUCE, PARMESAN CHEESE, ,CANNED CHICKEN, GRAVY, INSTANT MASHED POTATOES, PANCAKE MIX, SYRUP AND SNACKS.

Thanks so much,

Kelley Simpson

Family Support Coordinator




Updated 8-18-17
A press release from the superintendent about the opening of school has been placed in the Documents.



Updated 8-16-17

I want to Thank all of the Staff for all of their time, dedication, and hard work to help the students of Chamberlain learn and grow.  I greatly appreciate all you do.  Unfortunately, we are losing some staff members as they move on in their journey of life.  I want to thank each one of them and wish them the very best with their new endeavor.  I would also like to Welcome the new staff members to Chamberlain and look forward to a wonderful school year.

Teachers Who Left                              Teachers Who Arrived

Kindergarten – Ms. Hennessey                         Ms. Jorgens                                               

Kindergarten -- Mrs. Flesher                             Ms. Orrok (Long Term Sub)

1st Grade – Ms. Reilly                                           Mrs. Jean

1st Grade – Ms. Reeves                                          Mrs. Sullivan           

2nd Grade – Mrs. Desrochers                            Ms. Allen

2nd Grade – Mrs. Howerter                               Ms. Williams   

5th Grade -- Mrs. Cabral (Now Title I Math)   Mrs. Harriman  (Was Title I Math)                            

Special Educator – Ms. Spellman                      Ms. Baxter

Special Educator – Ms. Tilden                            Mrs. Clark

Music – Mrs. Pedrick                                          Ms. Palmer




The ATTENDANCE Policy:


Dear Parents and Guardians:

The 2017-2018 school year is about to begin and the teachers in Rochester have exciting plans and high expectations for your child’s learning.  I know that you also have many hopes and dreams for your child’s success in school and beyond.

To make sure those hopes and dreams are realized, I want to ask for your commitment to making sure your child attends school every day possible this year. The evidence is clear: children with good attendance are more likely to be successful in school and beyond.  High attendance rates are linked to high student achievement. This is true for every grade – elementary, middle, and high school students.  This year, the Rochester School District is implementing the Challenge 5 program.  We challenge all student to strive for five or fewer absences.  Throughout the year, we will have different incentives and prizes for those meeting or exceeding this goal.  

A recent review of student attendance data by the Department of Public Instruction shows that regular school attendance from Kindergarten on is essential to successful learning: every day counts!  Missing school even 10% of the time has a significant negative impact on reading and math achievement as children progress through school.

Students with good attendance performed better in math and reading. Children who had good attendance in Kindergarten through Grade 2 were more than twice as likely to score proficient on state math tests by the time they reached Grade 8 as their peers who missed more school. In reading, there were similar results.  

Good attendance starts early. Research has shown that the attendance habits established Kindergarten through Grade 2 have lasting effects on students throughout their education: children with high attendance in the early grades continue to have good attendance; and students with low attendance in the early grades are more likely to have low attendance—and lower academic performance—throughout their elementary and middle school years. 

As your child’s most influential teacher, I am asking for your support in helping your child get to school on time every day this year.  Your child needs to be in school and engaged in learning to reach his or her full potential. Yet, we realize that every family faces challenges. Please let me, your child’s teacher, or principal know if your family needs help dealing with a challenge to your child’s good school attendance. My contact information is above. We will do our best to help you and your family ensure that your child’s school attendance stays on track.  

Thank you for all you do to support your child’s school success and well-being, as well as our school.  I look forward to working with you this year and to having your child learn and grow in the Rochester School Department!

Best wishes for a safe, respectful, responsible, and successful school year.

Respectfully, 


Kyle Repucci 

Kyle Repucci

Assistant Superintendent of Schools