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DINE OUT: October

The upcoming October dine out is a little different than our usual dine out – it is at Dream Dinners.  What is Dream Dinners??  An innovative concept in meal preparation that eliminates stress by taking away that nagging question of – what am I going to make for dinner tonight? It removes all menu planning, shopping, prep-work and clean-up by moving the meal assembly process out of people’s kitchens and into specially equipped stores.


For just $34.99 you will assemble three wholesome meals to take home and enjoy with your family.  Plus, during this exclusive event, $10 from each purchase is automatically donated back to Cheldelin.  Signup on line for one of our four private sessions using the specific links below:

Thursday, Oct. 6  @  5:30pm:  http://dreamdinners.com/fundraiser/678668

Thursday, Oct. 6  @ 7pm  http://dreamdinners.com/fundraiser/678669

Saturday, Oct. 8  @ 11:30am  http://dreamdinners.com/fundraiser/678670

Saturday, Oct. 8  @  1pm  http://dreamdinners.com/fundraiser/678671

Choose three meals from the menu, then checkout, using your credit card to reserve your spot.  When you arrive at the store for your session, you will rotate through refrigerated recipe stations, scooping prepped ingredients into the provided baking pans or gallon-sized, zip-top bags, which you will label with the appropriate cooking instructions.   Take them home and put them in the freezer.  When you are ready to enjoy your meals, place in the refrigerator to thaw, then follow the simple cooking instructions.


This is a great opportunity to give Dream Dinners a try, and regular customers are also welcome!!  Want to try more than three meals on the menu?  You can sign up for more than one session.  Each session only has 10 spots, so sign-up now to take advantage of this great fund-raising opportunity.  If you have any questions about how Dream Dinners works, or trouble signing up, please contact Jeannette Hovermale (541)760-8321.


The Cheldelin Parent Organization (CPO) would like to welcome the 6th grade and new-to-Cheldelin families and our returning 7th and 8th grade families.  We hope you had a nice break from school and are looking forward to a positive and productive school year.


The CPO is essential to enhancing and extending the learning opportunities for our students.  We raise money to support activities and events such as grade level field trips and experiences, competitive academic entrance fees, assemblies, teacher grant requests, and yearbook scholarships.  We also support our teachers and staff by providing conference meals/staff appreciation and honor our outgoing 8th graders with a party/breakfast at the end of the school year.


We would love for you to join us!  CPO meetings are held on every first Tuesday of the month starting on October 4th in the Cheldelin library at 7:00 p.m.  Future Tuesday meeting dates are:

  • Wednesday, November 2*
  • March 7
  • December 6
  • April 4
  • January 3
  • May 2
  • February 7
  • June 6

*Tuesday, November 1st is a non school day so the November meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd.


The meeting agenda will be sent via the listserv prior to the meeting and may include guest speakers, a Principal’s report and monthly business.  Topics for guest speakers may include (but are not limited to): Internet safety, Cheldelin’s public safety officer/purpose, curriculum/teaching methods and strategies, state testing (Smarter Balanced), ipads/technology, AVID program, mental health issues, etc.


The CPO Officers and Coordinators for the year are:

Shelley Cordier President socordier@comcast.net
Judy David Vice President 92judy54@gmail.com
Cori Bland Treasurer cori_bland@yahoo.com
Sheila Pederson Secretary pedersonnet@gmail.com
Becky Wood Impact Cheldelin Coordinator woodrebe@yahoo.com
Jeanette Hovermale Dine Out Coordinator cjjshovermale@comcast.net
Patricia Sterns Teacher Grant Request Committee Coordinator psterns@icloud.com
Debbie Kuo Box Tops Coordinator debmkuo@gmail.com


CPO has two major ways that we raise money for our students: Impact Cheldelin, our annual direct donation drive that will begin at the end of September and run through mid-November and Dine Outs that will be scheduled throughout the year. If you have any questions, please contact us.  Look forward to seeing you on October 4th!



Impact Cheldelin, Cheldelin’s annual direct donation drive, kicks off at the student assembly on Thursday, September 29th.   The donation drive will run over 5 weeks (technically 6 weeks due to a short week for conferences) with the goal of raising around $50 per student (but any and all amounts will help) to support the following enrichment opportunities:


  • Grade Level enrichment like 8th grade Mock Congress, 7th grade Shakespeare Workshops, and grade level field trips
  • Classroom grants (ex:  Classroom science magazine subscriptions, PE sports equipment, Library books, Art kiln)
  • Assemblies
  • Student engagement resources and incentive programs
  • Technology stations for student learning
  • 8th grade party
  • Entrance fees for math, geography, and science contests
  • Yearbook scholarships


How does it work?  CPO partners with the Corvallis Public School Foundation to accept tax deductible donations by cash, check, or online.  Donations are specified for Impact Cheldelin so those attending CPO meetings have a say in how the money is allocated.   Students turn in donations and donor cards on “Turn in Tuesdays.”  To make it more fun, students collecting donations can earn tickets for prize drawings. Additionally, there will be class prizes and school-wide prizes as goals are met.


Additional info:  

Online donations are made at:  https://cpsfoundation.org/ways-to-give/donate/ (please specify Impact Cheldelin under School/School program.  Additional information about Impact Cheldelin will be available on the Cheldelin Middle School website.


Look for students’ donation drive packets on September 30th!


IMPACT Cheldelin Campaign- Thank You to Our  Donors


Thank you to our generous Impact Cheldelin 2016 community supporters.

Thank you to American Dream Pizza, Bed Bath & Beyond, Block 15 Brewing Co., Buffalo Wild Wings, Burgerville, Carmike, Corvallis Sports Park, Costco, Dutch Bros, Francesco’s Gelato, Golf City, Highland Bowl, Inkwell Home Store, Laughing Planet, Local Boyz, Market of Choice, Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, McDonald’s, Mod Pod, Old Spaghetti Factory, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Oregon State Athletics, Paint & Wine Corvallis, Play It Again Sports, Starbucks, WinCo Foods for your generous donations of Impact Cheldelin student prizes.  Your support is greatly appreciated!