Charles H. Chipman Elementary
Building a Firm Foundation for Success
Welcome to Chipman Elementary, where we DREAM BIG and SHINE BRIGHT! We are so excited to have you as part of our family. The website is a platform in which we keep our families informed. We also encourage you to join our Facebook page as a platform to remain engaged.
Chipman Elementary School proudly serves approximately 230 scholars in grades PreK-3, PreK-4, Kindergarten, and 1st grade. We believe in Dreaming Big and Shining Bright with all that we do and accomplish. We hold high expectations combined with offering the support and encouragement all scholars deserve. In our school, we are one big family with five "houses," each serving as a support team for the scholars within the house. The houses represent lifelong positive qualities such as leadership and perseverance. We believe the school serves as a bridge between home and a student's career and work to ensure all school learning is offered in the context of future career opportunities. While a scholar at Chipman Elementary, our scholars are provided the materials, food, resource connections, counseling, care, and education to pursue whatever future they can envision!
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Scholars, families and school staff, you can help the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) create new school recipes! A separate entry can be completed by each family member. Let MSDE know the foods and flavors you want to see in school meals!
Take the survey by Monday, January 31st by going to https://tinyurl.com/MDschoolfoodsurvey
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Salisbury for partnering with us to provide warm winter coats for Chipman scholars!
District Title I PAC Meeting
You are invited to take part in the District Fall PAC (Parent Advisory Council) meeting by watching and responding to the video.
PAC provides an opportunity for you to give suggestions and thoughts on the district's plan for improvement, activities, resources and needed services. Your feedback is critical in helping our schools achieve the goal of providing each student the best education. It is also your right!
Click on one of the links below or scan the QR code. Once in the program you can make a language choice by clicking on the three lines in the upper left hand corner.
Take a moment an nominate an OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR for Teacher of the Year by clicking this link: tinyurl.com/WCBOETOY22-23The nomination period is open from October 4th through November 4th and a teacher can be nominated by a scholar, parent, family, colleague, or community member.This link and the printable forms have also been placed in your scholars' Google Classroom in the Classwork Tab under their Tuesday Folder topic.
Chipman Elementary participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) that provides meals at no cost to all students in the school. It is provided through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).However, our school system benefits from many grants and funding opportunities based on the schools’ Free and Reduced- priced Meals (FARMs) percentage. Therefore, we hope you will complete this form to help our school receive additional funding.You can click on the link or scan the QR Code on the graphics attached to complete the form.Please complete this form at your earliest opportunity, not later than October 29th.English - https://https://tinyurl.com/CEPEnglishSpanish - https://tinyurl.com/CEPEnglishandSpanishHaitian Creole - https://tinyurl.com/CEPEnglishandCreole
With the new school year underway, we wanted everyone to have the link to the School Notices & Forms page on our website where important documents can be found throughout the year. (Or, go to www.wcboe.org, go to Quick Links in the lefthand menu, and select “School Notices & Forms.)
Some of these forms and notices were sent home by our school prior to the start of the school year, while others are posted on the page for our families to review and access as needed.
Most forms and notices are posted in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. If you have any questions or need assistance getting copies of any of these notices or forms, please check with our school office or contact email@example.com.
On the School Notices & Forms page you will find:
- Approved Calendar
- Enrollment/Registration links and documents, including the Student Personal Data and Enrollment Information form
- COVID-19 Parent/Guardian Notice
- Publicity Opt-Out Notice
- Opt-Out of Survey and Research Participation form
- Athletics forms
- Laptop and hotspot agreements
- Family Portal Instructions
- Student Accident Insurance flyers
- Various health forms and notices
- Facility Services notices on the Integrated Pest Management Program and Availability of Asbestos Management Plan
We are so excited to see you for our Virtual Back-to-School Night next Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 from 5:00-6:30pm. We will be utilizing Zoom for this event and the link will be coming out soon!
A new school year brings with it lots of great opportunities to partner with us. One such way is through volunteering. Complete this short survey to share the areas that you are interested in volunteering with us: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCIJVQnWZ4JZLqwHFnscJzCUDZaFbcfslqjj78dTs5qEb5jQ/viewform
In order to best serve our families and students, we would like input from you. Please fill out a short survey by going to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-yDBZqVMKJqrIck-f4suvbZb0UnUYgeOy69i29hfA3-APSw/viewform
Please complete these surveys by Friday, October 8, 2021. We look forward to your responses!
Wicomico County Public School's next Parent University workshop, “Positive Parenting” for parents and caregivers this year will be held on Thursday, September 30th from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. This workshop is for elementary and middle school parents looking for tried and true techniques that they can use at home to alleviate family stress. A special thanks to Dr. Holly Hatton for her support and the awesome presentation she will share with parents!
During this presentation, Dr. Hatton will help parents FRAME their child’s behaviors by helping them:
F= Find their triggers.
R= Reduce Verbalizations.
A= Always being Consistent.
M= Make routines at home a priority.
E= Establish their expectations for behavior.
We would like for you to join the meeting at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation from 6:45 -7:45 p.m. Please click on one of the links below to register for the workshop, once you register you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting prior to the meeting date. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Beth Sheller, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-677-4453. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 30th!
Please Click on one of the links below to register for Parent University, “Positive Parenting”
https://forms.gle/RxcDaxNS7t8bjMWc7 (Haitian Creole)
Upcoming Parent University Dates:
October 5th -7th: Virtual College Boot Camp
Tuesday, October 12th: Elementary Math Dreambox & Braining Camp)
Wednesday, October 13th: Finding Reports on Family Portal
WCPS, Title I, Your Child and You
Parents' Rights and Responsibilities in a Title I School
Families, please watch the following video. It shares important information about your rights as a Title I parent. After you are finished reviewing the video, please complete the short evaluation form. Thank you.
https://youtu.be/LkqNk_Ijbgg - English
https://youtu.be/KYv4yQf6BoU - Spanish
https://youtu.be/8aqusMdqNTI - Haitian Creole
https://forms.gle/oDCPkJeYty5evNc39 - evaluation
ReadyRosie is an early education tool that helps families through the use of two-minute video modeled moments. These videos are based on the following topics: Language and Learning, Math and Reasoning, Social-Emotional Learning, Research and Answers, and Health and Well-Being. There are over a thousand videos that you can filter by topic, age and or location.
Email your child’s teacher today to gain access to this wonderful program which is free to you!
Ready Families, Ready Educators, Ready Children!
Mrs. White, our Media Specialist, has created a Virtual Chipman Media Center!
The Virtual Chipman Media Center contains links to books read and rapped aloud, educational sites for kids, free ebooks and articles, language sites, resources for our ELL scholars, resources to help navigate distance learning with CLEVER and Google Classrooms, and much, much more!