Be Your Own Hero!
On Friday, October 2nd, all Chesnut students brought home a packet explaining how to get involved in the Chesnut Challenge, the prizes we have for our students, and the best way to manage donations to our school.
Pre-Pep Rally Challenge!!! Create your Pledgestar fundraising web page and send out 10 e-mails from it by Thursday, October 8th* and you will be entered into a drawing to win your choice of: one year Family Membership to Fernbank; one year Family Membership to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens ; a 4-pack of 1-day Adventure passes to Stone Mountain Park; one year Family membership to the Atlanta Zoo; or 5 tickets (2 adults; 3 children) to the SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel. THREE NAMES WILL BE DRAWN! We can tell from our end who does so and will enter you in the drawing automatically! (*The Pep Rally is October 8th. You have until 11:59 pm that night to be eligible for the drawing!)
If you didn’t receive a packet, you can get what you need here:
Be Your Own Hero! The Chesnut Challenge FunRun is October 23rd. Fundraising starts NOW! Thank you!!
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Led by parent volunteer Carissa Malone, with first grade teachers Ms. Radford and Ms. Skoog (a School Master Gardener), Chesnut students recently spent time in Chesnut Garden experiencing a hands-on science lesson on composting, planting and harvesting.
The students learned it’s never too early to get excited for the fall, as they harvested pumpkins, which they discovered had grown out of the compost into which somebody had thrown a rotten pumpkin last year. They also observed the sweet potato beds that many of them planted their last week of kindergarten. The sweet potatoes will be ready to harvest at the end of October, at which time they will return to Chesnut Garden to do the harvest. Finally, the students also were taught – through example – how lettuce goes to seed when it’s dying. The classes were given the flowering stock of the lettuce plant so that they could pick the seeds out of it and bring them back to Chesnut Garden to plant! More standards-based gardening lessons are in Chesnut students’ future, as Chesnut teachers will soon attend the Project Learning Garden workshop to kick off the school’s three-year collaboration with Captain Planet Foundation
Chesnut Charter Elementary School in DeKalb County has recently been selected for a Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden grant. Captain Planet Foundation is an international environmental education foundation for youth. The three-year Project Learning Garden program gives schools strategies for building effective and long-lasting garden-based learning programs. Teachers at pilot schools are provided with professional development for every grade level, interdisciplinary curriculum aligned to state and national standards, lesson kits with supplies for hands-on learning, a schoolyard garden, fully-equipped mobile cooking cart, and a summer garden management intern.
2015-16 Classroom Supply Lists are now available!
The K-5 lists are identical to those that were available for pre-order through Staples’ SchoolKidz program.
If your child is in the Discovery program, please also bring:
- Discovery (The Discovery list was not available for pre-order through SchoolKidz. If you pre-ordered your supplies, and your child is in the Discovery program, you will need to purchase from this list. We apologize for any inconvenience.)
Please remember… the school Agenda can only be purchased from the Chesnut school store – it is available on Open House day.