Time of Year
As CHES PTA’s single largest annual fundraiser, new
volunteers are always welcome to join the committee to help plan this
important community-building fundraising event. A fine variety of auctionable
items and classroom projects will be available for purchase. Event tickets
will also be available for sale, as well as scholarship tickets offered. Come
and enjoy a swingin’ parents’ night out!
Helping to keep CHES
beautiful, this program plants and waters the beds in the front of the
school, both along the sidewalk and at the bottom of the steps.
Fall and Spring
Dribble your way down
to the gym and join the CHES basketball team. It is open to fourth and
fifth grade students.
Students get a free
book on the first Friday of each month. Books are distributed in the
morning from 7:40-8:00 am downstairs near the steps past the library.
The first Friday of
Scholastic book fairs
are held in the fall and the spring. Students visit the fair with their
class where they browse or purchase items. Parents, grandparents and
care givers are welcome. Five dollar vouchers are available, please
contact Debbie Antal in the CHES office for details.
Fall and Spring
Collect Box Tops and send them to school in your child's
backpack. Box Tops are worth ten cents a piece and go towards funding
PTA events and scholarships.
Collection all year long
This is a fun ticket-based CHES spring fundraiser.
There are tons of games, a bounce house, a cakewalk, dinner items and a bake
sale. Scholarship tickets are available, please contact Debbie Antal
May or June
CHES Community Fun Run
Put on your running shoes, and join this new family
fundraising event. Runners and spectators of all ages are encouraged to
participate in the fun. Funds raised will support the CHES PTA.
In this CHES literary magazine, every student has a chance
to showcase their artwork and writing.
Published at end of the year
The Community Garden is located near the playground.
Children have the opportunity to plant and harvest produce for a 'salad
lunch' at the school.
Fall, Spring and Summer
Thank you teachers! This is a parent made breakfast
for all the teachers following Curriculum Night.
The PTA puts out school directory for the use of students,
parents and staff. One free directory is distributed to each student.
Published in December
Students have a chance
to sign up for after school enrichment classes from 2:10-3:00. Class
topics can include art, music, nature and more.
Fall and Spring
Watch your children climb, swing and jump their way
through an obstacle course. Supervised by CHES gym teacher, Joel, the
fifth graders provide a theme and help decorate for the big night.
Students come to the gym at staggered times, depending on grade, between 5
and 7:00 and show their parents their awesome skills. It is a donation
at the door event and dinner is for sale in the cafeteria.
During the month of December, holiday baskets are made up
of food items and more are and distributed to families needing extra
Ice Skating Club
Students can tie up their skates and enjoy time after
school with friends at Cass Park Rink.
October to April
Be in the know! Sign up for the CHES list-serve and
receive email school and community announcements and participate in
discussions on school related topics. Also, looking for an individual to
manage the content disseminated over the list-serve.
Parent coaches help unlock the mysteries of math!
The program is open to all interested 4th and 5th graders. The focus is
on creative approaches to solving math problems and take part in national
competitions held monthly from November through March during weekly after
CHES PTA sends a representative to PTA council meetings.
Council meetings discuss ongoing issues and are made up of representatives,
ICSD PTA presidents and the region PTA director. Many times the ICSD superintendent attends as well.
meetings a year
Say Cheese! The
PTA helps run picture day, so all runs smoothly. They also help
distribute photo orders, to be sent home in backpacks.
Catch the winter air in your hair, while skiing at Greek
Peak. Kindergarten through fifth grades are welcome to join ski club.
Chaperones are required for grades K through 2nd.
The snack pantry takes donations all year. (Fresh
fruits and vegetables are especially welcome!) Snacks are distributed by
teachers to students in need.
All year collections
Hola! The Spanish program provides instruction free
of charge to all grades (K-5) on Friday afternoons after school beginning in
Oct. to May
Delicious and gourmet! Parents provide a catered end of
the year luncheon to teachers and staff for all their hard work. Thank
Although the acronym meaning is unknown, this important
program gives teachers more time to plan and teach. Teachers provide
material and directions to a team of parents that meet Monday mornings at
8:00 am in the office to copy, sort, cut and paste. Work is usually completed by 11:00 am.
Look back at your
friends in twenty years and smile. You can pre-order your CHES yearbooks
in January. If you have great school pictures that you would like to
share, please send them in to the yearbook chair. Pictures are
collected until March.
Distributed at end of
4th Grade Concession Parent
This post is the jumping off point to fundraising for the
fifth grade trip. Money raised by the fourth grade during the
basketball season and carnival, follows the students to their fifth year and
is used toward their trip.
Basketball Season and Carnival
5th Grade Concession Parent
This post is the last chance to raise funds for the fifth
grade field-trip. Fifth graders sell dinner and goodies at the Great
Escape to top of their earnings from the previous year.
January (Great Escape)
5th Grade Graduation Reception Coordinator
Typically headed up by a fourth grade parent, a reception
of cake and juice is provided to the fifth graders following their graduation
End of June (Wed. before last day)