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2015-2016 Kindergarten Information Events
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Teacher Appreciation Week - #ThankATeacher (May 4-8)
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8. Please take time to recognize our Chesapeake Public Schools teachers for their dedication to providing quality instruction while encouraging all students to strive for the highest levels of achievement. We appreciate the positive daily influence and contributions our teachers make as well as the key roles they play to ensure the success of our students and the school division. #ThankATeacher

National School Nurse Appreciation Day (May 6)
Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation week
On May 6, we recognize our school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day as a way to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The theme this year is School Nurses: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves. Please join Chesapeake Public Schools in recognizing our outstanding school nurses who are our healers, comforters, educators, mentors, trainers, role models, and critically-needed members of our school community.

Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week (May 4-8)
Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation week
Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation week was created by the School Nutrition Association to highlight the hard work cafeteria employees do all year round. School food service staff contribute significantly to the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals. In turn, this positively affects students' ability to focus and learn better throughout the day. This week, we encourage directors, managers, parents, teachers, students, and school administrators to thank their school nutrition employees.

Bike Safety Week (May 4-8)
Bike Safety Week
As part of the Chesapeake Safe Routes to School Program, many of our Chesapeake elementary and middle schools will be participating in Bike Safety Week (Monday, May 4, 2015 through Friday, May 8, 2015). This event coincides with National Bike to School Day (Wednesday, May 6, 2015) and National Bike Month. During this week, schools will work to promote bike safety in a variety of ways which will assist in increasing awareness of bicycle safety and the many positive benefits of riding a bike while promoting a physically active lifestyle.

View the A-B-C Quick Check Bike Safety video.

View the Bike Safety Rules video.

Click here to view Bike Safety tips.

National Substitute Teacher Recognition Week (May 4-8)
National Substitute Teacher Recognition Week
Chesapeake Public Schools would like you to join us in recognizing the outstanding efforts and valuable contributions made by our substitute teachers. These dedicated individuals play an important role in the education of our youth and they deserve our appreciation. Thank you for providing quality instruction and supervision for our students!

Hickory Elementary School Student - 2015 FUTP60 State Ambassador
Congratulations to Brody Canning, a student from Hickory Elementary School, for being selected as a 2015 Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) state ambassador.
Congratulations to Brody Canning, a student from Hickory Elementary School, for being selected as a 2015 Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) state ambassador. FUTP60 is a national program founded by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, that empowers students to take charge in making sustainable health and wellness changes at school and in the community. Their theme is to "fuel up with good food choices, including dairy" and "to exercise for 60 minutes." Brody and Mrs. Davis, the physical education teacher at Hickory Elementary School, will be attending the 2015 Student Ambassador Summit in Chicago, Illinois in July. At this all-expense-paid conference, Brody will be trained in leadership, communication and program information to share with his school and community when he returns next year. Congratulations to Hickory Elementary School and to Brody for a job well done!

Chesapeake Public Schools - 2015 "Best Communities for Music Education"
Best Communites for Music Education
Chesapeake Public Schools has received a 2015 "Best Communities for Music Education" designation presented by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. In its 16th year, the NAMM Foundation identifies districts across the nation demonstrating outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who have made music education an important part of the curriculum. The "Best Communities for Music Education" program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards, and access to music instruction. Researchers at the Center for Public Partnerships & Research, Kansas (an affiliate of the University of Kansas) led the data review.

Meredith Strahan - AVID 2015 Summer Institute Speaker
Meredith Strahan
Meredith Strahan, an AVID coordinator from Oscar Smith High School, has been selected to be an AVID 2015 Summer Institute Speaker in Philadelphia this July. Ms. Strahan was selected out of more than 1,200 speaker contest entries. She will share how AVID has helped start the path to her students' success and how her experiences with AVID have helped change and define her life.

DOLLAR$ and $EN$E - March Publication
Dollar$ and $en$e
Dollar$ and $en$e is a publication produced while the budget for the 2015-2016 school year (FY 2016) is proposed, discussed, and approved. It contains the latest budget news and important dates and clarifies budget misconceptions in order to help the CPS community better understand the budget and the budget process.

Chesapeake Science and Planetarium/Observatory Center Project "Unlocking the Future"
Chesapeake Planetarium sketch
YouTube Presentation: Chesapeake Science and Planetarium/Observatory Center Project "Unlocking the Future"

The Trustees of the Beazley Foundation have approved a challenge grant of $125,000 to the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation for technological improvements to the Chesapeake Planetarium. The Foundation is required to raise $250,000 in matching contributions, and once the total of $375,000 is reached, the funds will be used to purchase a new digital star projector system to replace the 1960s equipment presently in the planetarium. The equipment will be utilized in the present planetarium while a new Science Center is designed, funded, and constructed over the next several years, then moved to the new location.

Click here to view the Chesapeake Planetarium case study brochure.

Click here to learn how to donate to this project.

Free & Reduced Meal Application
Free and Reduced Meal application
MyOnline Free and Reduced meal application entry makes it easy and convenient to apply for meal benefits for all your children. Simply enter the requested information as accurately as possible and all data will be instantly and securely sent to School Nutrition Services for processing. You will receive written notification of the results within 10 days. Click here to apply.

TDAP Immunization Requirements for School Entrance
TDAP Graphic
TDAP is a requirement for rising 6th graders and all newly enrolled 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

View the Immunization Policy.

View School Entrance/Health Forms.

New Student Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year
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Chesapeake Public Schools Offers MyPaymentsPlus

Chesapeake Public Schools offers MyPaymentsPlus, a state-of-the art online service that provides you the convenience and information you need to manage your student's meal account.

Login today to to:
Make payments
Check account balances
Receive notifications when balance is low
Monitor student purchases

Restaurant Week
Participating Chesapeake restaurants share a percentage of their profits to benefit the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation during Annual Restaurant Week. Click here to view the flier.
Wellness Centers
The Wellness Centers at Knells Ridge Square and Washington Shoppes now have EXTENDED hours. Click here for more information.

allergy medications available at the wellness center

Calendar of Events

Chesapeake Center for Science & Technology Plant Sale
Now through May 30
School Days 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Click here to view the flier.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) General Meeting
May 5
7:00 p.m.
School Administration Building
Topic: "Moving on Up" - What to Expect With the Transition Between Schools
Click here to view the flier.

Early Release Day
Elementary Schools ONLY
May 6

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Superintendent's Report Sub-Committee
May 7
7:00 p.m.
Panera 237 Battlefield Blvd., S.
Click here to view the flier.

Grassfield High School Theatre Company Presents William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
May 8, 9, 15, 16
7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $5.
Click here to view the flier.

Western Branch Middle School Bruin Fest 2015
May 30
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Click here to view the flier.

Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation's 10th Annual Golf Tournament
June 16
Registration 8:00 a.m.
Cahoon Plantation
Click here to view the flier.

Peachjar eflyers
Peachjar Logo

Chesapeake Public Schools provides the service of electronic flyer (eflyer) dissemination via Peachjar, a free online service for our students and parents to receive announcements from their child's school, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organizations in the city of Chesapeake, and state supported organizations.

Click on the Peachjar eflyers logo above to learn more about Peachjar or to submit your request.

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Click on the BoardDocs icon to view more information regarding School Board meetings and minutes.
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