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The Chatham Education Foundation supports educational excellence in the School District of the Chathams through parent and community donations.

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News & Notes

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Education Foundation once again showed its support for the Chatham High math program by coming up with the numbers to multiply by three it's funding for "The Thinking Classroom".

In 2019, CEF provided the funds for "The Thinking Classroom", converting two math classrooms at CHS. At Monday night's Chatham Board of Education meeting, CEF provided a check to the district for $23,222.79 to complete "Phase 2" that will fund four more "Thinking" classrooms.....

For centuries, stories have provided windows into our souls, illuminating who we are individually and collectively. They are a reflection of not only who we are but also who we aspire to be. Children’s literature, bold, gentle, magical, and hopeful, has always been a portal to our better selves. The books we place in the hands of our children are not only there to entertain and educate, but they provide them with a compass as they find their way about the world.

Over the last few months, ELA teachers at CMS and CHS have completed four Professional Development Workshops conducted by Dr. Kim Parker. We are excited to share that The One Book, One School program launches just after Spring Break, and the author virtual visit will occur on Friday, April 30th.

Milton Avenue School has been awarded a generous grant from the Chatham Education Foundation, as well as funding support from the Milton Avenue School PTO, to create an outdoor learning space with the goal of developing innovative learning spaces and enhancing student learning.

The Thinking Classroom: An exciting transformation for math instruction.

TEDxYouth@Chatham, June 11th, 7pm

  • "Thank you CEF for the pen tablets that you purchased for my classroom two years ago. I cannot believe how much the world (and educational system) has changed in such a short time. These tablets have been a tremendous help to our teaching staff and students. I had the opportunity to demonstrate how these tablets could enhance our instructional practice to some of the teachers in our mathematics department. It has changed how we will prepare and deliver some of our instructional components this year. Thank you again for the hard work that you do for our students, staff, and school community. Looking forward to a great school year! " - Carmelo Sortino, CHS Math Teacher

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