• Wonderful Winter Break

    Posted by Rebecca Goertzel on 12/18/2020

    Dear Chautauqua Families,

    From the whole team at Chautauqua I want to wish you a very Happy Holiday Season and a Healthy, Happy New Year. We know how hard you have been working to help your kids. We truly appreciate the teamwork that it has taken to make the best out of a hard situation this fall. Thank you!


    When we return in January, our music teacher, Alex Drissell will be going on maternity leave. For the month of January, we will have a new teacher, Maddy Brown teaching about music and different cultures in our specialist music class. Below is a note from her:

    Hello everyone! My name is Maddy Brown and I'm so excited to join the Chautauqua family and meet you! I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and I am very passionate about nature, geology, fossils and traveling the world! Exploring different parts of the world is so important and exciting for me that I want to share that joy with you! In January students will become virtual explorers as we "travel" to different parts of the world. Our travels will immerse us with different sights and sounds as we learn new songs, dances and see beautiful sights! I can't wait to embark on this journey together in the New year!


    We will be excited to see you again in January as we continue to plan and collaborate on our next steps as a school.


    Wishing you well,
    Rebecca Goertzel
    Chautauqua Elementary

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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Posted by Rebecca Goertzel on 11/24/2020

    Dear Chautauqua Families, 

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Although our time with family is smaller this year, I share great gratitude for the support you are providing your children and our teachers this year. 


    As a heads up, I wanted to remind you that we will end classes by noon this Wednesday. The HUB will be open from 8:30-12:30 if you need to pick up school supplies. There is also a food pick up and some food bank supplies available at the high school, next to the HUB. 


    As we prepare for the winter season, your teachers will be sending you an alternate “inclement weather” offline school plan. If we have a bad weather day due to ice, wind, snow or electricity issues we may have only morning classes, OR it is possible that we have a day where you can’t get online or part of the school can’t get online and we ask you to continue your studies offline. The “what to do for a school day if I can’t get online” plan will be sent to you in the next couple weeks by your classroom teacher. 


    We truly appreciate your partnership this year and wish you well. And, thank you to our fourth and fifth graders for continuing to keep the Turkey Trot tradition alive with a distance, individual turkey trot this year. 


    Best wishes, 

    Rebecca Goertzel

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