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RIBBON CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE

It is with sincere gratitude that we invite the citizens of Charlotte, Michigan to join us for our Ribbon Cutting & Open House at:
GALEWOOD EARLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
512 E. Lovett St., Charlotte, Ml 48813
AUGUST 15, 2018, 5:45-7:00 PM

  • Tour the school
  • Meet your teacher
  • Get your bus pass & board a bus
  • Pick up your T-Shirt (Kinder only)
  • Visit the playground
  • Eat treats
  • Get a library card
  • Parents can finalize registration, join the PTO or begin the annual background

Galewood Open House: Full Story in .pdf format →

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COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

All parents of 4-6th graders are welcome to come to the Cafetorium after dropping off their students on the first day of school, August 20th for coffee and donuts 8:40 to 9:00 a.m.
Coffee with the Principal: Full Story in .jpg format →

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2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR FAST APPROACHING FOR CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

As the end of July approaches, I would like to share several summer updates and plans for the 2018-19 school year for Charlotte Public Schools.

Annual Meeting - On July 16, the Board of Education held their annual organizational meeting and retreat. Several routine items were formally acted upon for the 2018-19 school year at their regular meeting. At the retreat, the board, along with approximately 30 stakeholders, started work on the school district’s community based strategic planning. Surveys taken in the spring by parents and community; students grades 6-12; and Charlotte Public School’s staff were reviewed. We had an exceptional response to the surveys with over 1,600 surveys submitted. Three main areas of focus have been identified for the strategic plan:

  1. Community relations
  2. Academic and Student Opportunities
  3. Operations and Facilities

In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT @ SCHOOL LETTER

When our children learn of school shootings, bomb threats and similar threats of violence, the overwhelming majority of them handle this news with appropriate and understandable worry and confusion. Unfortunately, others see this as an opportunity to cause more fear and chaos; some with the hopes of simply getting out of school for the day, others with the hope of getting some sort of peer or media attention. As educators and law enforcement professionals, we are working together across Eaton County to provide the expectation of safe learning environments in our schools.
Threats to Schools Letter: Full Story in .pdf format →

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FREE SUMMER LUNCH

The Charlotte Public Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free Meals will be made available to all children 18 years and under. Adult lunch is $3.00. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Free Lunch for all children will be provided at:
Washington Elementary School, 525 High Street
June 11th – August 10th
Lunch served Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 12:30
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
August Menu

Food Service Meet Up: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS LUNCH PROGRAM

The lunch and breakfast program at Charlotte Public Schools provides a wide variety of nutritious food to our students daily to promote good health and education. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Schools must follow the meal patterns and portion sizes developed by the USDA.
Food Service Letter: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Charlotte Public Schools, Food Service Program operates within the guidelines of the USDA National School Meals Program. The program is self-funding, which means we operate within a planned food service budget and do not use any general fund monies from the district.
CPS Food Service Department provides breakfast and lunch following meal patterns required by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Items from each food group on USDA’s My Plate, including fresh vegetables and fruit choices, are offered daily to entice the many different tastes of our students.
Food Service Back to School Letter: Full Story in .pdf format →

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MR. STEPHEN CHARTIER—NEW PRINCIPAL AT GALEWOOD EARLY ELEMENTARY

Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to welcome Mr. Stephen Chartier, who was approved by the Charlotte Board of Education on June 11th, as the new principal of Galewood Early Elementary. As the newest member of our administrative team, Mr. Chartier joins CPS during an exciting time of forward and visionary thinking as well as expansion.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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SANKOFA AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR COMES TO PARKVIEW

The students of Parkview Elementary School were recently visited by a very special group of 14 children, ages 5-16 who live in orphanages in Uganda. The Sankofa Children’s Choir is a touring program produced through the collaboration of Tender Mercies Outreach Foundation and Real Life Church of Charlotte. The word Sankofa is derived from “An Akan” (Ghanaian) word which means, “One must return to the past to move forward.” Symbolized by a mythic bird that flies forward while gazing backward.
SANKOFA AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR: Full Story in .pdf format →

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE!

As of Tuesday, June 12, NEW ROAD CLOSED signs have been placed at all access points to State Street! These all say “Road Closed to THRU Traffic”. We ask that you use one of the alternate routes below to access Charlotte Middle School, Charlotte High School, Charlotte Aquatic Center, Charlotte Performing Arts Center or CPS Central Administrative Offices.
Leave extra time in the event that one of these routes leads to a dead end and you are not able to get through! We appreciate your cooperation as we work with the City on this very important road improvement.
Road Construction Update: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS MYLead AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCED

Eight exceptional students have been selected by their teachers as this year’s MYLead Ambassadors for Charlotte High School. The top candidate, Mackenzie Forell, is the daughter of Julie and Travis Forell. Mackenzie received a full scholarship to the conference from MYLead. With the generous full scholarship from the General Federation Women’s Club of Charlotte, Ashley Friar, daughter of Michael and Kelly Friar, will serve as an ambassador as well.
CHS MYLead Ambassadors: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS TRACK AND FIELD STATE FINALS QUALIFIERS

The Charlotte High School track and field teams had six athletes qualify for the state meet which was on Saturday, June 2 in Zeeland Michigan. The following athletes represented the girl’s team. Madison Eye qualified for the girls Pole Vault. Emma Eddy qualified in the 200m dash and as part of the 4x 200 m relay team. Erin Roush, Jersey Gaedert, and Sage Gardner also qualified as part of the 4x 200 m relay team. Jordon Butler represented the boy’s team by qualifying in the 110 M hurdles and long jump.
CHS State Track Qualifiers: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS ATHLETES EARN HONOR ROLL MEDALS

Four Charlotte High School track and field athletes earned medals at the Playmakers Honor Roll Track Meet at Michigan State University on Tuesday, May 29. Jordon Butler took 7th in the 100m dash with a time of 11.39 seconds. Jordon also took 3rd in the 110m high hurdles with a time of 15.40 seconds and in his final event he took 3rd in the long jump with a jump of 21’1”.
Honor Roll: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CUE AAA SAFETY PATROLS ENJOY PICNIC

On May 15, 2018, 28 members of the Charlotte Upper Elementary AAA Safety Patrol enjoyed spending time with their fellow greater-Lansing safety patrollers at Hawk Island Park. These students serve the CUE by helping with after-school dismissal at the bus pick up area.
CUE Safety Patrol Picnic: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE ATHLETES RECEIVE TOP LSJ HONORS

On Wednesday, May 30, Charlotte High School had some of its finest athletes recognized at the Lansing State Journal High School Sports Awards. In order to be recognized you had to be on one of the LSJ Dream Teams. Lansing State Journal then selected three finalists from each dream team to be eligible for Athlete of the Year for their sport. Charlotte was lucky enough to have two of its athletes selected as nominees for athlete of the year in their sport. Lauren Wietzke, who is a junior at CHS, was nominated for Competitive Cheer Athlete of the Year.
LSJ Deram Team: Full Story in .pdf format →

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HARMFUL SUN EXPOSURE
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sun exposure can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Follow these recommendations on how to keep you and your family safe during this hot summer: Seeking shade under umbrellas, trees, and pavilions is a great way to protect your skin from the harsh sun, especially when you don’t have sunscreen or protective clothing.
Barry-Eaton District : Full Story in .pdf format →

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MEET UP AND EAT UP

Starting June 11 until August 10, lunches will be provided Monday – Friday, from 11:30am – 12:30pm at Washington Elementary, 525 High Street, Charlotte. Adult lunches are available for $3.00 each. Everyone is Welcome! Any child can join us at Washington Elementary for lunch plus the use of the playground, games, and enjoy free books during the summer. Children from Galewood, Parkview, Washington, Charlotte Upper Elementary, Charlotte Middle School, Charlotte High School and even students that do not attend Charlotte Public Schools are able to receive a Free Lunch!
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Free Summer Meal Program : Full Story in .pdf format →

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FINAL FAREWELLS

The last day of school is June 8, 2018. It is a half day of school and will officially mark the close of the 2017-18 school year. It is hard to believe how quickly the year has gone by. With the school year ending, we would like to recognize staff that are retiring from our school district. Please join me in acknowledging the following staff who have retired during the year or will retire from Charlotte Public Schools at the end of this school year:
  • Ms. Diana Bartolacci
  • Ms. Becky Frazier
  • Ms. Deb Minzey
  • Ms. Carolyn Nelson
  • Ms. Amy Smith
  • Ms. Cathy Smith
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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