Weekly Communication – November 11

Schedule for the week of November 11

MondayNo School
TuesdayAll periods
WednesdayAll periods
ThursdayOdd periods
FridayEven periods

Upcoming Dates to Consider


  • November 19CPTO Meeting 7 pm CMS Library
  • November 21—Advanced & Intermediate Band Concert 7 PM CMS Cafeteria
  • November 27-29—NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Cheldelin Parent Teacher Organization (CPTO) Updates

Impact Cheldelin Update: Impact Cheldelin, which is CPTO’s ONLY fundraiser of the year, is in full swing! We have completed Week 1 and 2 of Impact Cheldelin and have raised $4800 of our $10,000 goal for the 2019-2020 year. Funds raised by Impact Cheldelin are EXTREMELY important and help fund a large variety of programs at Cheldelin including student enrichment activities, field trips, classroom grants, 8th grade party, yearbook scholarships, and entrance fees for all kinds of activities. 

We need your help to meet our goal! Please consider donating. Students are also participating in Impact Cheldelin by donating volunteer time at school. In the first 2 weeks, students have donated 61 hours of volunteer time at school. Students earn prizes by donating both time and money. 

CPTO Meeting Schedule: CPTO hosts monthly meetings, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, at 7:00 pm in the Cheldelin Library. Every Cheldelin parent, guardian, and staff member is invited to attend these meetings to learn more about what is going on at Cheldelin! Hope to see you at one or more of our meetings. 

Meeting Dates (all meetings are at 7:00pm in the Cheldelin Library): Tuesday, November 19th Tuesday, December 17th Tuesday, January 21st Tuesday, February 18th Tuesday, March 17th Tuesday, April 21st Tuesday, May 19th Tuesday, June 16th

Character Strong

During Advisor students are participating in character building lessons from the Character Strong program. Each week students and teachers discuss a variety of topics with the focus on how they can practice and demonstrate positive character traits in their lives at school and at home. This week’s topic was on Growth Mindset – Fixed vs. Growth: the Power of not Giving Up. In addition to each lesson, there is an optional Character Dare that provides an opportunity for practice outside of Advisor. 

This past week’s dare was to show kindness in a very simple and practical way – hold the door for the person behind you. The dare for this coming week is to “Pay it forward” – do something nice for someone else with no expectation of reward. Advisor classes discuss what happened as students focused on the kindness dare for the week, sharing ideas, tips and stories. The purpose of Character Strong is to give students and teachers a time and place to discuss how positive behavior impacts our lives and provide opportunities to practice those behaviors in order to become ‘Character Strong’.  

Winter Weather And Safety Reminders

With the change of season comes shorter daylight hours and a wintry mix of weather. This message is to provide re- minders for students, staff, and families. We will be sending a TEST emergency alert message to all student house- holds next week. If you do not receive a phone call or email, please contact your child’s school to update your phone number. Thank you! 

Snow Routes, School Zones, and Parking Lot Safety In the event of icy or snowy roads, some bus routes have snow routes if conditions do not permit following the regular route. During the first week of December, Snow Route information will be shared with families. 

In all types of weather, please give yourself extra time in school zones and parking lots. 

Avoid distracted driving including the use of cell phones and other devices. Use your school’s approved drop-off and pick-up zones. Take extra care to watch for pedestrians and bikes. Follow school crossing guard directions & remind your student to use crosswalks when available. 

Winter Roads Each year we see a wintry mix of freezing rain, snow, ice, or flooding. The decision to delay or close school is based on: 

the ability to operate school buses safely the ability of students and parents/guardians to drive safely the ability of employees to get to work on time and safely the suitability of our facilities for occupation, as well as the condition of local infrastructure 

How We Communicate School Cancellations and Delays In the event of the decision to delay or cancel school, parents and guardians are notified with an automated call and email, typically at 6:00 am or 7:00 pm. 

When there is a delayed start 

School starts two hours later than regularly scheduled. Before-school programs are canceled. Buses may be on snow routes, bus rider families will be notified with an automated call and email. 

When school is canceled 

All schools are closed and typically all school meetings and events are canceled. 

Automatic Attendance Calls

This is a reminder that the Corvallis School District uses an automated calling system to notify parents when their students are marked absent from classes. The system pulls data from the Gradebook at 10:30 am, and again at 4:30 pm. The easiest way to avoid getting a call is to let the office know when your students is absent by calling the attendance line at 541-757-5972. You can call at any time and leave voicemail, but it’s best if you can call before 9 am. That way we can mark your student’s absence before school begins. Thank you!

Community Flyers

Community flyers are shared on the Corvallis School District website! Learn about programs, sports, and opportunities in our community. Click the button below to find the most recent community flyers!