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February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 1 Chatham High School PTO Newsletter Have a fun and safe winter recess February 15 - 19 School Contacts CHS! 973-457-2505 Fax Line! 973-635-8670 2010 PTO Meeting Dates Attendance! 973-457-2505 Option 1 School Counseling Ofﬁces! 973-457-2533 February 24, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) Athletic Ofﬁce! 973-457-2534 March 24, 2010 (7:00 p.m.) Athletic Fax Line! 973-635-1386 April 21, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) Nurse! 973-457-2535 May 19, 2009 (7:30 p.m.) SAC ! 973-457-2536 Media Center! 973-457-2537 Staff Voicemail Directory Faculty and Staff Directory The Main Ofﬁce is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Save the Date S PTO Fashion Show S March 26, 2010 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 2 Months at a Glance! 4 CHS Schedule (effective January 26, 2010)! 6 PTO President Message! 7 CHS PTO January 21, 2010 Minutes! 9 Principalsʼ Letter! 11 February Announcements! 12 Healthy News from the Cafeteria Committee! 12 Thanks to Mrs. Gironda and the Hospitality Committee! 13 “Hollywood” PTO Fashion Show March 26! 14 Fashion Show Basket Donations Needed! 15 Fashion Show 2010 Donor Form! 16 Calling All Bakers ... Fashion Show Needs You!! 17 Chatham Counselorsʼ Corner! 18 Class News! 22 Seniors! 22 CHS Project Graduation 2010! 22 World Language! 23 German Club! 23 Music News! 24 CMTB: Adding Sparkle To Your Donation! 25 NJ Science League! 26 CHS Students Showed Well in First Competition! 26 Sports! 27 Spring Sports Forms Due February 26th! 27 Potential Fencing Team for Chatham High School! 27 Helpful Information from the Athletic Booster Club! 28 Athletic Booster Club Bash April 30th! 29 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 3 Student Assistance Coordinator! 30 The Municipal Alliance Committee (MACC)! 32 NAMI Offers Free Training Seminars in March-April! 32 3rd Annual Family Ice Skating Event! 33 Helping Hand! 35 CHS References and Directories! 39 Staff Voicemail Directory! 40 Faculty and Staff Directory! 42 PTO Board! 45 Daily Rotation Schedule! 47 2009 - 2010 Trafﬁc and Parking Lot Patterns! 48 In between monthly newsletters, be sure to check for announcements from the PTO on our website. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 4 Months at a Glance ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 2009/2010 UPCOMING EVENTS ! ! ! February 1 Report Cards Distributed, 2:30 p.m. Junior Parent Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m. February 2 Athletic Boosters Meeting, 6:00 p.m., IMC Snowdate for Junior Parent Meeting February 3 Snowdate for Eighth Grade Parent Curriculum Night Music/Theater Boosters Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Lafayette Lounge SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m. February 4 Course Selection Day – Periods 1-8 Swim Team Pasta Dinner, 7:45 p.m., Cafeteria February 5 Snowdate for Course Selection Senior Class Movie Night, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium Pulp Jam, 7:00 p.m., Cafeteria February 8 SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m. Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 58 Meyersville Road February 10 SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m. Key Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria February 15-19 Winter Recess February 22 SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m. February 24 SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m. PTO Meeting, 7:30 p.m., IMC March 1 PTO Fashion Show Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m. Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 58 Meyersville Road March 2 HSPA Testing for Juniors Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7:00 p.m., IMC March 3 HSPA Testing for Juniors Mid-Marking Period Dress Rehearsal for Senior Citizens, 4:00 p.m., Auditorium Music/Theater Boosters Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Lafayette Lounge March 4 HSPA Testing for Juniors Grease, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium March 5 Spring Sports Practices Begin Grease, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium March 6 Breakfast with the Musicians, 8:30 a.m., Cafeteria Grease, 7:30 p.m., Auditorium March 7 Snowdate for Grease, 2:00 p.m., Auditorium Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 5 March 8 PTO Fashion Show Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m. March 9 HSPA Make Ups March 10 HSPA Make Ups SAT Prep Course, 7:00 p.m. Key Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria March 11 HSPA Make Ups Spring Sports Parents/Coaches Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Cafeteria March 13 SATs at Chatham High School, 8:00 a.m. March 15 PTO Fashion Show Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 58 Meyersville Road March 22 PTO Fashion Show Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria March 23 Kiwanis Fish & Chips Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Cafeteria March 24 PTO/Parent Information Session, 7:00 p.m., IMC March 25 Senior Art Show March 26 PTO Fashion Show, A/B Gym March 31 Boys’ Lacrosse Team Dinner, 6:00 p.m., Cafeteria Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 6 CHS Schedule (effective January 26, 2010) Block 1 7:45 – 8:42 Block 2* 8:46 – 9:43 Block 3 9:47 – 10:46 Lunch 10:46 – 11:34 Lab A ends 11:09 Lab B begins 11:11 Block 4 11:34 – 12:33 Block 5 12:37 – 1:34 Block 6 1:38 – 2:35 8-Period Day Block 1 7:45 – 8:27 Block 2* 8:31 – 9:13 Block 3 9:17 – 9:59 Block 4 10:03 – 10:46 Lunch 10:46 – 11:34 Block 5 11:34 – 12:17 Block 6 12:21 – 1:03 Block 7 1:07 – 1:49 Block 8 1:53 – 2:35 Half-Day Schedule Block 1 7:45 – 8:24 Block 2* 8:28 – 9:08 Block 3 9:12 – 9:51 Block 4 9:55 – 10:34 Block 5 10:38 – 11:17 Block 6 11:21 – 12:00 Delayed Opening Schedule Block 3* 9:45 – 10:46 *Attendance is taken during this block. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 7 PTO President Message February 2010 The PTO is starting to really roll again, after a short hiatus over the December holiday break. Thank you to all who attended our EARLY morning meeting on Thursday, January 21st. We were glad to see some new faces and we do hope to see you again at some of our future meetings. Please refer to the minutes for the matters that were addressed at the meeting. They are in our PTO section on the CHS website and are included in this newsletter. A heartfelt thank you to CHS Teacher Mark Jones for his post PTO meeting, parent information session presentation of “Math and Music”. To use current “language”, OMG, those looked like hard formulas…. I had vivid memories of high school calculus come to me. It could not have been so hard back in those dark ages…. As a generally non-musical person, it was fascinating to see the connection (my musical husband, told me it was a no-brainer #$%@). It was also a great plesasure to be enjoying the program in the auditorium with such well-behaved and attentive high schoolers. When they all left for lunch at 10:30, I had to laugh and think I was ready for another cup of coffee, not a sandwich. While we did not have many committee reports at the meeting, I do know that many of you are working hard. So thank you. Much of what happens on the PTO is behind the scenes and I want to make sure that you all know how much your efforts are appreciated. The Ways and Means Committee has been hard at work gearing up for our major fundraiser, the CHS Fashion Show. The fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 26th and we welcome your support by attending, buying rafﬂe tickets to the many outstanding baskets that will be there and for making basket donations. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact the Fashion Show committee heads, Jennifer Cosgrove and Lisa Tencic. Speaking of Ways and Means, our committee has generally focused on our one major fundraiser each year and we are so grateful to be able to enjoy the outstanding event. We think that it may be time to establish a second Ways and Means committee to oversee some smaller fundraisers. Many great opportunities come along that we think would interest our parent and student community, and it would be nice to have a committee to help us undertake some of them. We will discuss this further at the next PTO meeting. We will begin our Nomination process for the PTO Board for the school year 2010-2011. We look forward to some new faces to join us in our endeavors! Look for more information on the website and in the next newsletter. Our contact person for Nominating is Paula Lam. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 8 This is the start of the budget process for the 2010-2011 school year for the Board of Education. Jim OʼNeill our superintendant, attends a PTO meeting at each school during the months of February and March to keep us informed of what is going on behind the scenes to prepare the budget in these tough economic times. We encourage you to be informed and have your opinions heard. You do not need to attend that particular school to attend the beginning portion of the PTO meeting to hear Jim speak. So see what ﬁts into your calendar and make an effort to go. He generally speaks for the ﬁrst ½-1 hour of the scheduled meeting. The dates, times and locations are listed below: The following dates are when Jim OʼNeill or other school board members will discuss the upcoming school district budget at PTO meetings: -Southern Boulevard School March 9 7:30 pm - Chatham Middle School February 11 9 am - Milton Avenue School March 9 9 am - Lafayette Avenue School March 18 9:15 am - Washington Ave School March 10 9 am - Chatham High School March 24 7 pm As you can see, he will attend our CHS PTO March 24th meeting and we will start at 7PM. By then the budget process is coming to a close and the information a bit more “solid”, so his presentation at our meeting is extremely informative and valuable. There will also be the ﬁrst public Budget Advisory Sessions held on February 22nd at the township municipal building. Our parent community and the public are encouraged to attend these meetings as well. Please join us for our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30pm in the Media Center. As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a great month and enjoy the Winter Break! Marianne Slamm CHS PTO President Jslamm3@optonline.net Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 9 CHS PTO January 21, 2010 Minutes Present: The list of attendees is on file. 8:05 —Called to order. November’s PTO minutes were approved. Marianne Slamm, President The College Parent Forum will be next week. There are two sessions, Tuesday, January 26th from 9am - 11am, and Thursday, January 28th from 7pm to 9pm. Both will be held in the Presbyterian Church. The nominating process for the PTO will begin soon. Steven Lee, Treasurer (presented by Jean McFadden) It was a quiet month. For the SAT class, the income immediately goes out to pay the teachers. A motion was made and approved for the Treasurer’s report. Karen Jackson, Vice President District cabinet covered the following topics: • Jobs are available for working on the census. More information can be found at http:// 2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/. • Jim O’Neill will be at our March 24th PTO meeting to discuss the budget. The meeting will start at 7:00pm. There will be budget discussion meetings for each of the schools. You are more than welcome to attend any of these budget discussions, regardless of where they are held. The schedule is as follows: o Southern Boulevard School March 9 7:30 pm o Chatham Middle School February 11 9 am o Milton Avenue School March 9 9 am o Lafayette Avenue School March 18 9:15 am o Washington Ave School March 10 9 am • Budget advisory meetings, which are open to the public, will also be held at the Board of Ed on February 22. This meeting starts at 7pm. It will provide more in-depth information on the proposed budget. • Mandarin Chinese will be offered in both the High School and the Middle School in September. • The Board is trying to get representatives from Chatham to go to speak to our government representatives. Contact Alan Routh or the Board of Ed if interested. • Washington Ave School is currently piloting Capture Point (the Recreation Department uses this for registrations) for parents to register and pay for their after school enrichment program. Other schools, including the High School, are monitoring this and considering this system for activities they collect money for, such as the Fashion Show and dues. Old Business/New Business, Marianne Slamm, President The PTO purchased an additional AED machine for the High School. It is located in the lobby for easy access. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 10 School Report, Darren Groh & Mike LaSusa, Co-Principals The December and January concerts went very well. Starting on Tuesday, January 26th school will start at 7:45, rather than 7:30. Busses will still come at the same time, because the same route is used throughout schools in the district. It is critical that busses remain on time because this is tied into our state aid. The media center will be open, and we are hoping that the cafeteria will be able to offer more breakfast type items. Eighth grade curriculum night will be held earlier, at the Middle School, before the 8th graders decide on their curriculum for their Freshman year. The 8th grade orientation for parents has been moved from February to April, to put it a little closer to the start of High School. Students meet with their advisors at different times during the year, depending upon their grade level. Ways and Means, Jen Cosgrove, Lisa Tencic We are gearing up for the Fashion Show. Sign up forms will be going home to the seniors if they are interested in modeling. The Fashion Show will be held on March 26th. We are looking for volunteers, as well as donations for baskets, 8:40—Meeting adjourned. The meeting was followed by a parent information session on Math and Music Minutes Respectfully Submitted, Clarissa Walsh PTO Secretary Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 11 Principalsʼ Letter February 2010 Dear Parent, It is hard to believe that we have already reached the midway point of the year! As we enter the month of February, we would like to review one of the most important processes of the school year, which is the scheduling of students for the upcoming year. As we are working with a new student information system this year, some of our procedures have changed a bit, so we would like to make mention of them here. The first step in this process actually will have occurred toward the end of January, when our school counselors visited English classrooms to distribute our Program of Studies and discuss the course selection process with students. At the same time, our Counseling Office will make available to students a form on which they must enter their elective choices for next year’s schedule. The primary change from years past is that this form will deal only with electives, and be available for students to print from the First Class Student Center over the period of two weeks. By February 4, teachers in core subjects will have made recommendations for course placement for next year. This day will also be a special “8-period” day in which all classes meet and students have a final opportunity to discuss course selection with each of their teachers. At the end of this day, we will collect the elective form from students and then we can begin in earnest to build next year’s master schedule. We encourage you to discuss any questions you have about course selection with your child’s school counselor and/or teachers. The more thought and communication that takes place now, the better we are able to deliver a master schedule that takes into account the needs and preferences of all students. Although your child likely does not need a reminder about this, we would also like to point out that this February students have a one-week vacation from school. Such a break has not been a part of our schedule in recent years. We mention it here only because soon after students return to school we will enter a phase of testing (H.S.P.A. for juniors and S.A.T. for those choosing to take it) right at the beginning of March. In addition, our spring musical, Grease, opens up the first week of March. Given these undertakings, it is important that students rest up over the February break, but also return to school ready to almost immediately pick up their game. We hope that the final full month of winter is a good one for you and your family. Thank you as always for the support you give our school and students. Sincerely, Darren Groh and Mike LaSusa Principals Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 12 February Announcements Healthy News from the Cafeteria Committee After four months with Chartwells, things are moving along nicely. At our January Cafeteria Committee meeting Ralph Goodwin reported that our overall lunch counts for the district have increased by 6.2% however, that number is low as the Cougar Deli and new a la carte items like sushi are not included. We hope to be getting actual sales numbers by the next newsletter release. All indications from all schools is that satisfaction with food has increased over previous years. Here is a quick list of highlights from the meeting: Food/Education: • There are no fryers being used at any of the schools. • 90% of the food at CHS is made on site from scratch, 50% at CMS. • Our fresh veggies are primarily coming from 2 New Jersey farms. • Focus/feedback meetings are being conducted at each school that include Chartwells, school Principal, and small number of students. • Looking into ways to increase nutrition education. Recycling: • All three elementary schools are using plastic, reusable trays. • All schools are completely Styrofoam free. • Ralph and Chartwells are working on starch based plates and utensils (100% compostable). • There was waste audit done at the high school on Friday, Jan 15. Ralph and Chartwells are looking at a composter that converts food scraps into compost is 7 days. The goal is to have 100% of our waste either recycled (cans, plastic bottles, cardboard) or composted. Iʼll report those results when they are available. High School Offerings: • Breakfast – Breakfast is offered starting at 7:00am. Such items as bacon or sausage egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich, french toast sticks, tater tots, fruit, cereal, and bagels are some of the items available. • After school deli: Cougar Deli is open from 2:30-3:00 for sandwiches to take to athletic events or just as a snack. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 13 On another note: Chartwells continues to make it clear that they are committed to working closely with Ralph, all principles, and parents to provide fresh, appealing, tasty, nutritious food to our students. You can tell by the way Bob McBreen, Chef Aaron, and Chef Sal present themselves at the meetings and by the results weʼve seen. They and their employees are enthusiastic, encourage communication throughout the system from student to head chef, and there is much pride in the food and service they are providing. This message came across loud and clear at our last Cafeteria Committee meeting. ! -- Heather Gerding Thanks to Mrs. Gironda and the Hospitality Committee "Hats Off" to Lori Gironda, Assistant Principal at CHS for a very successful alumni reunion on December 22. The CHS Hospitality Committee provided breakfast "nibbles" before the group moved into the auditorium for the panel Q&A session. This event is a great way for current seniors at CHS to gain first-hand knowledge of college life from former CHS students and friends! Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 14 “Hollywood” PTO Fashion Show March 26 Chatham High School Annual PTO Fashion Show Friday, March 26, 2010 Look for your invitation in the mail! Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 15 Fashion Show Basket Donations Needed Please consider a contribution to the Basket Auction at the Fashion Show. We depend on the generosity of the parent community to make this event a success. The Fashion Show is Chatham High School PTO's only fundraiser for 2010. Here's how you can help.: You can give individually or with a group. You may purchase your own basket idea or send a check and we will do the shopping. Either way, we’ll take care of the wrapping. Please make checks out to: CHS PTO (write Fashion Show in the memo). Past auction ideas that have been popular include: Event tickets, a week or two in a vacation home, jewelry, designer clothing, decorative items, sports items, electronics, etc. To donate, please contact the Basket Coordinators: Gerardina Callahan – Co Chair 77 Highland Ave Chatham, N.J. 07928 973 - 701 - 0141 Callaha7@optonline.net Joanne Morris – Co Chair 973-714-7407 Joanne@morrisanimalinn.com Grace Foca, 973-701-0104, email@example.com Stephanie Hosbein, 973-635-6356, firstname.lastname@example.org Donations should be delivered to the above address no later than Wed, March 17, 2010. There is a receptacle for donations at the front entry. When delivering your contribution, please make sure to include the completed Donor Form on the following page. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 16 Fashion Show 2010 Donor Form Name of Donor (s) __________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Name of Business _________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________ City ______________________ State ______ Zip Code __________ Email address _________________________________ Phone ____________________ Description of Donation (please include as much information as possible – color, size, material, number, date/time restrictions, exchange restrictions, location of seats etc) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Any display materials included (i.e. brochures etc)? _________________________ Estimated Fair Market Value $___________ If donation is a cash or check: Amount $___________ Delivery and Instructions: Item enclosed _______ Item to be sent/delivered on (date) _____________ Item to be picked up on (date) __________ Special delivery instructions ____________________________________________ Please return form and donations by Wed. 3/17 to: Gerardina Callahan – Auction Co-Chair 77 Highland Ave. Callaha7@optonline.net or 973-701-0141 or 973-222-2517 Joanne Morris – Auction Co-Chair – 973-714-7407, email@example.com, Grace Foca – 973-701-0104, firstname.lastname@example.org Stephanie Hosbein – 973-635-6356, email@example.com PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: CHS PTO, write Fashion Show in memo line Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 17 Calling All Bakers ... Fashion Show Needs You! The CHS Hospitality Committee needs over 50 bakers to provide homemade baked goods, cookies, plus additional donations of cheese/fruit platters, etc. for the upcoming Fashion Show. Please email Lee Ann Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line - Fashion Show Baker) if you can help out. Thank you! Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 18 Chatham Counselorsʼ Corner Mark Your Calendars: February 1 “College Admission: A College Perspective” for junior students and their parents, 7:00PM, CHS Auditorium. See below. February 2 Snow date for Junior Parent Meeting “Aspects of College Admission: A College Perspective.” February 4 Registration deadline for March 13 administration of SAT Reasoning Test given at CHS. February 5-18 Late registration deadline for March 13 SAT Reasoning Test. February 6 ACTs (American College Tests) given at nearby schools. March 5 Registration deadline for April 10 ACTs given at nearby schools. March 6-19 Late registration deadline for April 10 ACTs given at nearby schools. New Book Titles Donated to Counseling Office The school counselors were pleased to accept the donation of a variety of book titles from the Municipal Alliance Committee of the Chathams. The books are meant to replace some of the dated materials found on the coffee table within the office waiting area. Counselors were like kids in a candy store while making selections they thought would be appropriate for visitors to the office to peruse. The generous gift is greatly appreciated and I am certain will be enjoyed by the many visitors to the office. On your next visit to the office, be sure to review the new books. Local Scholarship Application for Seniors The local scholarship packet and application for scholarships were posted electronically in January. Students have access to the electronic application (Chatham High School website), and hard copies will be available in the School Counseling Office. In spite of the difficult economic environment, community donors and organizations continue to be very generous in providing monetary awards to be used for further study. However, the scholarship program not only provides the dollars to defray college costs, but also is an opportunity to recognize individual achievement and effort on the part of the awardee. We take great pride in being able to be a part of honoring students in this way. Interested students should be mindful of the posted deadline of March 5, 2010. There can be no exceptions made for late submission. If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact either Ms. Scerbo or Mr. Barbato in the School Counseling Office. Funding the College Education The annual Financial Aid Workshop was held on January 5. While the evening was well attended and informative, unfortunately it was cut short due to the illness of the presenter, Ms. Gillard. Several attendees requested a copy of the Power Point presentation. Ms. Gilliard has agreed to allow the posting of the document on the School Counseling website. Please visit the School Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 19 Counseling website to view the presentation. If after viewing the presentation, if you have any questions please contact Ms. Gilliard directly. Her contact information is provided on the last slide of the Power Point presentation. College Admissions Program for Junior Students and Their Parents As was announced in the January bulletin, the School Counseling Office will be hosting a program entitled, “College Admission: A College Perspective” on Monday, February 1 in the high school auditorium beginning at 7PM. A panel made up of admission staff from Loyola University Maryland, Rutgers University and Moravian College will present an overview of how to launch the college search and navigate the application process. Panelists will discuss factors that enter the admission decisions, such as academic record, extracurricular activities, campus visits, interviews, SAT, graded writing samples, recommendations and essays. They will also share how decisions are actually made. Questions from the audience will be entertained. This is an opportunity to learn about the college admission process from the college perspective. Experience indicates that this is the best way to demystify the process so that students and families are in a better position to more confidently select and apply to schools of interest. Please join us for what will be an informative session. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved to Tuesday, February 2 at the same location and at the same time. High School Proficiency Assessment On March 2-4, the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) will be administered to all juniors as well as seniors who have yet to complete one or more parts of the assessment. Inasmuch as the HSPA is a high stakes test that fulfills a part of the graduation requirement, students are advised to get a good nights rest, eat breakfast and come to school on time prepared to take the tests. Students are further advised to dress in layers, and bring # 2 pencils each day. Calculators are needed on March 2 for the mathematics section. Students should be familiar with the calculator being used. The calculators must have algebraic logic, the ability to do powers and roots of any degree, and at least one memory cell. Computers (laptops, palmtops, etc.), pocket organizers, and calculators with QWERTY (i.e., typewriter keyboards are not acceptable). Food and drink are not permitted in the testing room. Conferences: Junior Conferences take place during third marking period. If you have not had yours, call your School Counselor at 973-457-2533 to schedule an appointment Sophomore Conferences are an option any time in the second semester. Freshman Conferences should be completed by this time. If you have not yet had yours, please call 973-457-2533 to schedule. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 20 Upcoming Scheduling for 2010-2011 Planning for the 2010-2011 school year is well underway. Scheduling materials, including the new Program of Studies will be distributed to returning students beginning January 19. Teacher recommendations are due by February 4. Any student interested in a particular course should let the current teacher in that subject know of the interest before February 4. On January 19 – January 26 school counselors will visit classrooms to discuss the scheduling process. Additionally, every student in current grades 9-11 will meet with his/her individual counselor during February and March as indicated later in this document to review the course requests for the upcoming school year. At the individual planning meeting with the counselor, students will be given a form noting the academic classes recommended and the electives requested. Students are asked to share these with their parents and return them promptly with a parental signature. If your son or daughter does not bring this important information home within the timeframe of scheduling by grade, please call the school counselor at 973-457-2533. February 4 Special 8 period day. Students will attend all 8 periods and have a final opportunity to obtain recommendations from their teachers. February 22-26, Scheduling Class of 2011, current grade 11 March 1 March 5-12 Scheduling Class of 2012, current grade 10 March 16-23 Scheduling Class of 2013, current grade 9 Summer Opportunities A list of information about summer enrichment programs for high school students is now available. These opportunities are often very worthwhile; introducing students to intellectual and social experiences beyond what is available in a typical school year. They can also be expensive, and some have early application deadlines. If you are interested, please start your research now. An excellent and much fuller reference source is Peterson's Summer Opportunities for Kids and Teenagers. Reference copies are available in the School Counseling Office. SUMMER ACADEMIC & RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES - 2010 Ashland University Courses in American History & Govn. http://mahg.ashland.edu Cambridge University, UK 65 different academic programs www.cambridgecollegeprogramme.org Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College programs. AP & the Arts www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre- college Collegiate Summer Exper. Fashion, Business, Languages, Art in Italy www.CSEinItaly.com Cornell University Diversity Programs in Engineering www.engineering.cornell.edu/catalyst Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 21 Cushing Academy 5-wk academic & athletic program email@example.com Embry-Riddle University Various programs in Aviation & Aerospace www.erau.edu/ summeracademy Harvard University Variety of Harvard academics & college courses www.ssp.harvard.edu International Seminar Series Program of cultural immersion abroad www.study-serve.org NJIT Academy college courses for 10,11, & 12th graders www.njit.edu/precollege Northfield Mount Hermon College Prep, ESL, Contemporary Dance www.nmhschool.org/ summer Oxbridge Academic Prog. Gr 9-12 at two Barcelona Academies, Spain www.oxbridgeprograms.com Oxbridge Academic Prog. Gr 9-12 at either Oxford or Cambridge U. www.oxbridgeprograms.com Oxbridge Academic Prog. Gr 9-12 at either Paris or Montpellier U. www.oxbridgeprograms.com Phillips Academy 60 courses for academic enrichment www.andover.edu/ summersession Phillips Exeter Academy 5-wk academic study & athletics program www.exeter.edu/ summer Rustic Pathways Discovery & service programs worldwide www.rusticpathways.com St. Hugh’s Coll. at Oxford U. Academic & Cultural summer school www.sthughs-summerschool.info Savannah C. of Art & Design Pre-College program in the arts www.scad.edu Stanford University Sciences, Humanities, Arts & Languages www.summer.stanford.edu Summer Discovery Enrichment, Community Service in US & Abroad www.summerdiscovery.com Summer Study Programs At Penn State, U. Colo, UVM & Paris, France www.BestSummerEver.com Visions Service Adventures Hands-on service work in many countries www.VisionsServiceAdventures.com West Island College Int’l Gr 9-12 spend a year afloat or as a gap year www.classafloat.com World Learning Overseas programs in Europe, Africa & Asia www.experimentinternational.org Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 22 Class News Seniors CHS Project Graduation 2010 Attention Seniors--- details will be coming out soon about Project Graduation. Your post graduation cruise around New York will feature great views, food and music. This Chatham tradition will be a part of your High School memories. Graduation lawn signs will be sold again this year and solicitation for donations to fund the trip will also be mailed soon. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 23 World Language German Club As we move toward the second half of the school year, the German Club has begun to give its younger members opportunities to take a leading role in the meetings. With such interest from a large group of interested freshmen, it was essential to let them “test their wings” and see if trying out as officers next year was really for them. On January 13th, members took part in listening to underclassmen present about the major cities of Germany. To no surprise, they did a fantastic job and, with the training of some of the more experienced upperclassmen, they are sure to become successful officers in the future. February is a huge month for the German Club, consisting of a lot of hard work and preparation in anticipation of the German exchange students’ arrival in March. This includes planning school activities, a huge welcome, and as many opportunities for CHS students to get to know them as possible. Any questions? Contact Ms. Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 24 Music News Congratulations to all of the CHS musicians who performed beautifully during the December- January Concert Season. Additional thanks to all audience members, who came out to support the programs! Region I Band, Chorus, and Orchestra auditions took place January 9, 2010 at Mahwah High School. Several CHS students auditioned for these prestigious groups, and we have great representation this year! Congratulations to all! Region I Chorus: Concert Saturday, January 30th at Secaucus HS, 4pm. Joanie Abbott, Erin Collier, Toni Kitsopolous (sopranos), Megan Myers, Lily Smith, and Jessica Villars (altos), Aaron Harmaty and Scott Souza (tenors), and Sean Switzer (bass). Region Orchestra: Concert Sunday, February 28th at Randolph HS, 3pm Julia Danitz (violin) and Mary Gulino (Viola); Band student Toni Kitsopolous (accepted to the orchestra on English Horn) Junior Region auditions are coming up on February 6th. The Junior region experience is open to grades 7,8, and 9. Congratulations to flautist Jessie Wang, who was selected to perform with the North Jersey Area Symphonic Band on Sunday, January 17th. On January 20th, the CHS choral program participants were given a performance and vocal technique workshop by the Cornell University Glee Club, who toured the Northeast during their winter break. CHS grad Emily Stephan (’08), who sings with the “sister” ensemble to the Glee Club, helped arrange the performance. The program was funded and supported through the efforts of the Chatham Music and Theatre Boosters. The Chatham Music and Theatre Boosters are planning their annual “Breakfast with the Musicians” for Saturday, March 6th, and the public is cordially invited to attend. Tickets purchased prior to February 8th are $5, and $7 after. This year’s performing groups include the bands from grades 5 through 8, the 7/8 orchestra, and the 7/8 jazz band. We hope to see you there! Parents and community members interested in taking an active role in supporting the performing arts in Chatham’s schools are welcome to attend meetings of the Chatham Music and Theatre Boosters (CMTB). Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month in the Lafayette School faculty room. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 25 CMTB: Adding Sparkle To Your Donation Give A Gift That Benefits So Many and Receive a Gift to Keep or Share Are you looking for a unique gift idea for a “Sweet Sixteen” birthday, Motherʼs Day or graduation? Consider a charitable gift close to the heart and receive A delightful, sterling silver Cougar Paw charm Benefiting the Chatham Music and Theater Programs The Chatham Music and Theater Boosters (CMTB) are launching a new initiative whereby a tax- deductible gift to CMTB of $150.00 or more will entitle your gift recipient to a delightful sterling silver Cougar Paw charm, a certificate of appreciation from CMTB, and your gift recipientʼs name in all of our Performing Arts programs for the year! Partygoers or family members can pitch in, and collectively present the honoree with the charitable donation and the beautiful Cougar Paw charm. All individual contributors will also receive a certificate of appreciation from CMTB. Sandy Casey, a local jeweler and Chatham parent, designs the charm. It is one inch in diameter and can be worn on a chain or on a key chain. Give a gift that keeps on giving in so many ways. For more information contact Amy Ball 973-635-0482 or email@example.com. Make Chatham Music and Theater Boosters Your Charity of Choice To make a donation to Chatham Music and Theater Boosters, kindly submit the following information. The sterling silver Cougar Paw charm is available for donations of $150 or more. All donations to CMTB are tax deductible. Donorʼs Name_______________________________________________________Donation Amount $___________________ Donor's Address _______________________________________________________________________________________ Donor's Telephone____________________________________ Beneficiaryʼs Name (if applicable)__________________________________________________________________________ As it will appear in CMTB 2010/2011 school year Performing Arts Programs Please indicate preference to be included with charm: black cord necklace _______or keychain _______ Charm will be gift wrapped and hand delivered. Space below is provide for any special instructions, additional donor names, or alternate delivery address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Checks should be made payable to CMTB and sent with this form to: CMTB, PO Box 313, Chatham, NJ 07928 Thank you for your support! Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 26 NJ Science League CHS Students Showed Well in First Competition NJ Science League season kicked off on Thursday, January 14th. The first competition of the year was hosted by Millburn High School. Chatham showed well with 31 participants among 7 subjects/ levels. High scorers included Sean Devine and Raleigh Heap for Biology I; Ananya Sitaram and John Radigan for Biology II; Julie Messing and Grace Falone for Chemistry I; Matt Romei and Anusha Sinha for Chemistry II; Lin VanderVliet and Chelsey VanderVliet for Physcics I; Scott Mansfield and Priyal Shah for Physics C; and Maddie James and Jackie Hsu for Earth Science. Good luck to all participants in next month’s competition at Columbia High School on February 12th. GO SCIENCE LEAGUE!!! Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 27 Sports Spring Sports Forms Due February 26th Any student wishing to participate in any spring sport must submit completed forms by Friday, February 26th. Sports forms should be picked up in the Nurseʼs ofﬁce, where the date of the physical will be veriﬁed. Completed forms are to be submitted to the Athletic ofﬁce. Physicals are valid for 365 days. Any physical done prior to 60 days before the beginning of a sport, require an update form. White cards and code of conduct forms are required for every athlete, every season. Please call Mrs. Pace in the Nurseʼs ofﬁce with any questions 973 457 2535. Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. Potential Fencing Team for Chatham High School There currently are high school students and incoming freshman who are competing at the State and National level in the sport of fencing. They would like the opportunity to organize and bring their talent to a high school fencing team. Their competition would include neighboring high schools, including Livingston, Millburn, Bernardsville, and Maplewood.These towns have already realized the importance of bringing this Olympic sport to their high school. Did you know the United States fencing team took gold, sliver and bronze in Saber at the last Olympics? The process begins with names! We need names of students who are currently fencing and those who would be interested in learning to fence. This includes siblings of high school students who would beneﬁt from a team forming at Chatham High School. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 28 Helpful Information from the Athletic Booster Club For Up To Date Sports Schedules www.highschoolsports.net To Receive the Athletic Director’s Daily Email Regarding Scores and Updates Email email@example.com Spring Cougar Weekend 2010 April 16-17 Fall Cougar Weekend 2010 October 15-16 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 29 Athletic Booster Club Bash April 30th Save the Date Booster Bash Friday, April 30, 2010 Chatham Fish and Game 7-11 pm details to follow Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 30 Student Assistance Coordinator From the Student Assistance Coordinator . . . Many teens feel a letdown after the holiday season. They may be worrying about getting back to academics, stressing about exams, or readjusting to school hours as well as the “normal” teen anxiety about ﬁtting in with friends, going to parties, ﬁnishing college applications, living up to parental or school expectations, and the list goes on. Warning signs for depression include: • Decreased interest in activities, or inability to enjoy activities which used to provide pleasure. • Persistent boredom; low energy. • Change in eating or sleeping patterns; excessive sleeping. • Social isolation. • Increased irritability or anxiousness, with no apparent reason. • Frequent complaints of physical illnesses like stomachaches or headaches. • Frequent absences from school or declining school performance or interest. • Talk of or efforts to run away from home. • Frequent sadness, tearfulness, crying; hopelessness. • Thoughts or expressions of self-destructive behavior or suicide. • Although many of the behaviors listed above may be thought of as “normal” for teens, if several exist simultaneously your child may be experiencing depression. Depression is a curable illness, when diagnosed and treated appropriately. If you think your child could be depressed, please contact me for a referral. I keep an extensive list of therapists and am glad to provide a recommendation. A happy teenager makes the whole family feel better!! The following parents have expressed concern about teen parties and underage drinking. They are taking a stand by agreeing not to serve alcohol in their homes to minors and not allowing teens to bring alcohol or other drugs into their homes: Bill and Valerie Callahan Brian and Laurie DeBiasse Ann Cavuoti and Chris Johnson Jean and Alessandro Gajano Keith and Heather Gerding Evelyn and John Krayacich Lauren and Doug Magill Leah and Mark McBride Jamie and Mike McLaughlin Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 31 Jane and Jim McMahon Alan and Rungnapa Routh Sally and Alexander STrunc Madeline and Andrew Soccodato Tom and Karen Suczewski Carol Ulmer and Ken Degen Clarissa and Owen Walsh Irene and Jan Wolpert If you have any parenting concerns, behavioral issues, questions about alcohol or other drug use, or if I can be a resource for you in any way, please contact me at 973-457-2536 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Sandy Smith Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 32 The Municipal Alliance Committee (MACC) NAMI Offers Free Training Seminars in March-April The New Jersey chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness (NAMI) invites parents and primary caregivers of children age 2-18 years with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges to the attached free training. Six Saturday sessions are offered in March and April 2010. presents NAMI Basics, a FREE 6-week NAMI peer education program for PARENTS (or other primary caregivers) of children and adolescents (ages 2-18) with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. Taught by trained caregivers who have “been there”. Participants should plan to attend all 6 sessions. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For more information or to register, contact: Paige Coyne, 973-903-3580, email@example.com OR Alicia Stevenson, 908-892-4299, firstname.lastname@example.org Saturdays: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 10, & 17 (no class Apr 3) 9:30 am – 12:00 noon Police Academy Training Facility, 500 West Hanover Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 • Current information about Attention Deficit Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Childhood Schizophrenia • Empathic understanding of the subjective, lived experience of the child living with the mental health challenges • Effective Problem Solving, Listening, and Communication skills • Normative stages of emotional reactions of the family to the trauma of mental health challenges • Current research related to the Biology of mental health challenges Emotional, Behavioral, • Evidence-Based Practices and effective treatment strategies, including how medications work and discussion of the controversy over using psychotropic medications with children or Mental Health • Working with the School system, Mental Health System, and Juvenile Justice System Challenges. • Record Keeping systems that have proven to be effective for parents/caregivers in their interactions with the school and healthcare systems • Crisis Management planning and Relapse • Finding Supports and Services within the community • Advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services, with an emphasis on personal advocates for the parent/caregiver and child on an individual level "#$!$%&!'($)*+!(,-&!.$!/,0&!.(1'!2$)3%&4!,*$%&56! !"#$!$%&!'($)*+!(,-&!.$!/,0&!.(1'!2$)3%&4!,*$%&56! NAMI NJ, an affiliate of NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by mental illness. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 33 SAVE THE DATE – March 25, 2010 3rd Annual Family Ice Skating Event Enjoy a Natural High! Admission is FREE!!! Back by popular demand, the Morris County Partners in Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting an evening of ice skating, fun and prizes for Morris County families. When: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Where: Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East Hanover Avenue Morris Township Why: To experience a natural high, family style! What is a Natural High? An excited or elevated state brought on by a non-drug related life event. Studies have been done that lend support to natural highs (i.e. highs obtained without using chemicals) and their ability to induce positive emotions and a sense of well being as effectively as chemical highs. What Can You Do? Parents and families can get involved in achieving natural highs by engaging in fun and uplifting activities together. Come join the Morris County Partners in Substance Abuse Prevention for this special event, and learn more about how to prevent substance use and abuse among our youth. Admission and Skate Rentals are FREE! Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is required. Please arrive early! Call (973) 285-6860 to register. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 34 This event is made possible through collaboration among the Morris County Department of Human Services, the Morris County Partners in Substance Abuse Prevention, the Morris County Park Commission, and the United Way of Morris County, supported by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 35 Helping Hand Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 36 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 37 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 38 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 39 CHS References and Directories Staff Voicemail Directory Faculty and Staff Directory PTO Board Daily Rotation Schedule 2009 - 2010 Traffic and Parking Lot Patterns Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 40 Staff Voicemail Directory (973) 457-2505 Acri, Kiera .......................2850 Fineman, Stephen ...........2809 Ahsler, John ....................2814 Frost, Linda .....................2877 Alexis, George ................2035 Gaba, Joseph ..................2848 Anderson, Judy ...............2871 Gagliardi, Cindy...............2816 Avery, Nicole ...................2833 Garcia-Herreros, Karen ...2831 Bandel, Dave ..................2872 Gigiel, Marybeth ..............2818 Barbato, Joseph ..............2019 Gihorski, Jill .....................2039 Bernstein, Todd ...............2817 Gironda, Lori ...................2013 Brantley, Francena ..........2881 Glatt, Howard ..................2878 Bryan, Missy....................2819 Graser, Krystle ................2895 Burns, Kellie ....................2858 Groh, Darren ...................2004 Calle, Jacqueline ............2025 Heinze, Jeremy ...............2822 Camp, Julie .....................2834 Hennel, Deborah .............2886 Cano, Elizabeth ...............2023 Holzer, Missy ...................2823 Carroll, Christoper ...........2889 Hopkins, Amanda ............2870 Chambers, Doug .............2873 Hreha, Eric ......................2838 Cohen, Harvey ................2031 Jones, Mark.....................2843 Colavita, Mike .................2032 Judge, Michael ................2846 Conti, Brian .....................2884 Kaiser, James .................2839 Cordano, Dagmar............2847 Keeley, Debra..................1814 Coviello, Christina ...........2891 Kern, Dave (Auditorium) .2049 Cress, Paul .....................2054 Kessler, Jennifer .............2842 Cummins, Thomas ..........2852 Kielblock, Carolyn ...........2851 Critchley, Carol ................2016 Klemp, Barbara ...............2827 Curran, Michael ...............2820 Kool-Behr, Lisa ...............2022 DeBiasse, Laurie ............4842 La Morte, Pat ..................2866 Della Piazza, Paula .........2874 Landers, Anne .................2892 Deloatch, Ronald ............2875 LaSusa, Mike ..................2005 DelVecchio, Stacy ...........2859 Lattarulo, Lisa .................2830 Devine, Sean ..................2041 Leo, Rena .......................2002 Doyle, Michele ................2852 Leslie, Ginny....................2030 Duvall, Christopher .........2813 Lynott, Kyle .....................2033 Eager, Cindy....................2001 Maher, Steve ...................2037 Egan, Natalie ..................2808 Mariano, Jason ...............2882 Ervin, Christina ................2811 Marohn, Meghan .............2821 Ervin, Todd ......................2876 Meguerian, James ..........2854 Ferguson, Terrence .........2879 Melucci, Michelle ............2844 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 41 Miller, Sue .......................2003 Attendance Line-Susan Miller2010 Milne, Margaret ...............2027 Boys Locker Room .........2051 Morgan,Convery, Me’Lissa2856 CST Conf. Room ............2028 Murphy, Kate ...................2860 English Office ..................2036 Newcombe, Sean ............2021 Faculty Lounge ...............2008 Nigro, Kathleen ...............2865 Girls Locker Room ..........2052 O’Hara, Margaret ............2867 Library-Mike Curran ........2012 Ollo, Cari .........................2825 Library-Linda Gallart........2007 Ortiz, Linda .....................2829 Library-Ellen Johnson .....2008 Osborne, Jared ...............2836 Math Office ......................2034 Pace, Carol .....................2006 Nursery School-K. Schmitter2053 Paper, Nicole ..................2837 Science Office-1st floor ....2042 Patterson, Julie ...............2018 Science Office-2nd floor ...2043 Polan, Lynn .....................2897 School Counseling Office 2015 Porpora, Rosemary .........2815 Social Studies Office .......2038 Roper, Lori ......................2857 Theatre Office .................2048 Rosenau, Brenda ............2893 World Language Office ...2040 Ryan, Christine ...............2896 Music-Conti .....................2047 Scerbo, Andrea ...............2020 Music-Klemp/Glaser ........2045 Scerbo, Laura .................2841 Music Lab-DeBiasse .......2046 Schechter, Andrea ...........2024 Schmitter, Karen .............2868 Business Office ...............1003 Serrano, Josephine .........2835 Human Resources ..........1002 Seyam, Rhonda ..............2845 Lafayette School .............4000 Shepardson, Gayle .........2840 Maintenance Dept. ..........1028 Simonfay, Sally................2880 Middle School .................3000 Smith, Meghan ................2861 Milton Avenue School .....5007 Smith, Sandy ...................2050 Southern Blvd. School ....6000 Soriano, Karen ................2055 Special Services .............1016 Starr, Peggy.....................2826 Superintendent’s Office ...1000 Tusso, Jane .....................2014 Technology Office............1021 Watson, Tricia .................2017 Washington Avenue School7000 White, Marianne ..............2894 Wishart, Ines ...................2814 Yar, Richard.....................2849 Zima, Bridget ...................2832 Zimmerman, Jen .............2807 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 42 Faculty and Staff Directory 2009-2010 Darren Groh, Principal Michael LaSusa, Principal Lori Gironda, Assistant Principal Julie Patterson, Director of School Counseling Harvey Cohen, Athletic Director Main Office Secretarial Staff School Counseling Principals’ Secretary: Jane Tusso Joseph Barbato, Counselor Front Office Secretary: Cindy Eager Elizabeth Cano, Counselor Front Office Secretary: Rena Leo Lisa Kool-Behr, Counselor Bookkeeper and AD's Secretary: Virginia Leslie Sean Newcombe, Counselor Attendance Secretary: Susan Miller Andrea Scerbo, Counselor Carol Critchley, Director’s Secretary Patricia Watson, Secretary Fine and Performing Arts Art Theater Music Auditorium Coordinator Kiera Acri Lynn Polan Brian Conti David Kern Eric Hreha Laurie DeBiasse Krystle Graser Barbara Klemp English Mathematics Science George Alexis, Supervisor Kyle Lynott, Supervisor Sean Devine, Supervisor Judith Anderson Douglas Chambers David Bandel Melissa Bryan Dagmar Cordano Todd Bernstein Christina Coviello Thomas Cummins Christopher Duvall Michael Curran Stacy DelVecchio Christina Ervin Terrence Ferguson Amanda Hopkins Stephen Fineman Cynthia Gagliardi Mark Jones Joseph Gaba Howard Glatt Jennifer Kessler Margaret Holzer Meghan Marohn Michelle Melucci Margaret O’Hara Rosemary Porpora Linda Ortiz Cari Ollo Lori Roper Laura Scerbo Jared Osborne Brenda Rosenau Meghan Smith Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 43 World Language Social Studies Jill Gihorski, Supervisor Steven Maher, Supervisor Kellie Burns Nicole Avery Michele Doyle Julie Camp Natalie Egan Christopher Carroll Karen Garcia-Herreros Ronald Deloatch Deborah Hennel Carolyn Kielblock James Kaiser James Meguerian Anne Landers Kathleen Nigro Josephine Serrano Nicole Paper Ines Wishart Rhonda Seyam Jennifer Zimmerman Gayle Shepardson Richard Yar Related Subjects and Services Family & Consumer Science/ Business Nursery School Library Ind. Arts/Technology John Ahsler Karen Schmitter Michael Curran Pat La Morte Peggy Starr Linda Gallart, Aide Jason Mariano Christine Bethune, Aide Physical Education/Health Resource Center Child Study Team Michael Colavita Francena Brantley Jacqueline Calle Todd Ervin Paula Della Piazza Margaret Milne Marybeth Gigiel Linda Frost Andrea Schechter Jeremy Heinze Me’Lissa Morgan-Convery Michael Judge Kate Murphy Lisa Lattarulo Christine Ryan ESL Marianne White Sally Simonfay Debra Keeley Bridget Zima Christine Flynn, Aide Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 44 Nurse Student Assistance Coordinator Carol Pace Sandra Smith Technology Department Custodial Staff Karen Soriano, Network Specialist Paul Cress, Head Custodian Kevin Behre Paul Da Cunha Keon Johnson Manuel Ferreira Alonzo McMillon Dwayne George Richard Stout Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 45 PTO Board Eileen Rubino President email@example.com...............973.635.2170 Marianne Slamm Freshman: firstname.lastname@example.org ...........973.635.2650 Linda Baker Vice President LNJAJS@aol.com ...................973.701.8349 Karen Jackson Karyn Campbell Mtm8919@yahoo.com ............973.210.7384 email@example.com .............973.701.8711 Secretary Julie Nelson Clarissa Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org .................973.377.8734 email@example.com ..........973.701.0182 Julia Phelan Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org ............973.665.0663 Steve Lee Cindi Rice email@example.com ............201.394.9126 firstname.lastname@example.org ...............973.701.0305 Asst Treasurer Sue Triano Jean McFadden email@example.com ..................973.635.6274 Mjmcfadd@aol.com .................973.701.1183 Directory Board of Ed Beth Maroney Susan Harrigan firstname.lastname@example.org ...........973.701.8083 email@example.com .............973.701.9136 Garden State Coalition Cafeteria Gordon Redgate Heather Gerding firstname.lastname@example.org .......973.457.1620 email@example.com ..973.236.9070 Home Economics CHASE Heather Behrmann Teresa Page firstname.lastname@example.org......973.507.9040 email@example.com ..............973.879.3177 Gina Flanagan Curriculum firstname.lastname@example.org ........973.635.1619 Joyce Martinsen Michelle Nitting email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ....................973.377.9512 Jean Earle Hospitality email@example.com ...............973.635.4734 Teresa Baun Class Coordinators firstname.lastname@example.org .............973.377.2522 Senior: Chris Newes Valorie Ake email@example.com ....................973.635.0737 firstname.lastname@example.org ......973.635.2015 Teresa Page Kathy Gatewood email@example.com ..............973.879.3177 firstname.lastname@example.org ........973.635.7269 Lee Ann Taylor Melanie Hollingsworth email@example.com .............973.635.3414 firstname.lastname@example.org ...............973.822.8367 Municipal Alliance Val Moodie Mindy Pitonyak ValMoodie@verizon.net...........973.635.5085 email@example.com ..973.635.3589 Junior: Ann Rea Whitney Failla firstname.lastname@example.org ................973.635.3136 email@example.com................973.665.1270 New Family Bev Ford Mary DiBenidetto Longball4d@aol.com ...............973.635.0470 firstname.lastname@example.org....................973.701.1491 Jean McFadden Newsletter Mjmcfadd@aol.com .................973.701.1183 Kathryn Rogers Ellen Reader email@example.com.............973.635.5569 firstname.lastname@example.org ..............973.966.2970 Nominating Sophomore: Paula Lam Patti Hanley email@example.com ........973.966.1268 firstname.lastname@example.org ........973.701.1905 Picture Day Paula Lam Valerie Callahan email@example.com ........973.966.1268 Valcal@mac.com .....................973.410.1742 Carmen Polise MaryJo Oakley firstname.lastname@example.org ................973.410.0702 email@example.com ................973.635.1330 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 46 Project Grad Mary LaCorte Edie Guida firstname.lastname@example.org .................973.635.4336 email@example.com .....................973.635.2919 Senior Outreach Susan McDonough Anne Fields firstname.lastname@example.org ........973.701.8242 ACkfields@aol.com .................973.635.3874 Sue Beattie Beth Salinardi email@example.com .........................973.665.0559 Salinardi85@aol.com ..............973.635.7991 Lisa McHugh Site Council firstname.lastname@example.org .......973.701.0842 Katy Hobbis Publicity email@example.com .................973.635.5328 Marianne Ivers Ways & Means firstname.lastname@example.org .............973.635.2383 Jen Cosgrove Scholarship/SAT PJJCMM@aol.com ..................973.701.0580 Joan Jennings Lisa Tencic email@example.com ........973.635.2537 firstname.lastname@example.org .....................973.701.1435 Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 47 Daily Rotation Schedule Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction February 2010 CHS PTO Newsletter Page 48 2009 - 2010 Traffic and Parking Lot Patterns Please note the following traffic and parking lot patterns for Chatham High School: 1. Between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m., cars may only enter the parking lot through one entrance and may only park. No drop-offs will be allowed in the lot. Only faculty, staff, senior students, and guests will be allowed to park. 2. The two entrances to the parking lot from the front driveway are blocked all day during school hours. 3. The exit from the parking lot onto Lafayette Avenue is blocked from 7:15 until 7:45 a.m. each morning. 4. The driveway in front of the school is marked one way as well as the exit road up to Lafayette Avenue. This allows two lanes of traffic to exit on to Lafayette Avenue, one right and one left. All traffic into the auditorium loop must enter via the front driveway and not down the road next to Special Services. Please utilize the space from the front door to the second door before the art rooms when dropping off in the morning or picking up in the afternoon 5. The auditorium loop is blocked to all vehicles between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. each school day (including school buses). School bus drop off will be at the bottom of the front driveway by the art rooms. 6. Visitor Parking is available to the left of the main doors along the front of the building. (See attached map.) Spaces marked reserved or with numbers are assigned and reserved for administrators, staff members, and students. 7. Faculty members are assigned numbered parking spaces on the side and front of the building. 8. Senior students in good standing may park their cars in the senior parking area. They must first purchase in the Main Office an identifying parking tag ($6.00) for their vehicle for each semester. Parking permission will be withdrawn immediately if a student drives dangerously in the lot or if the vehicle is used to leave school at unauthorized times during the school day. 9. Underclassmen are not permitted to use school parking facilities for any reason. Street parking near the school is extremely limited, presents real problems for area residents, and is closely regulated by township police. Please continue to drive your student to school or to use school bus services until the senior year. Help make the annual PTO fundraiser a success- plan on donating an item to the Fashion Show Auction