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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.

Virtual Reality in the World Language Classroom
World language teachers are a special breed of teacher.

Learn more of Superintendent Dr. LaSusa and why he was selected the NJASA Region 1 Superintendent.

We are asking for your assistance in reaching our $100,000 fundraising goal in order to continue to fund grants for our Chatham students. Giving to a non-profit during these unprecedented times may not seem like a priority, however, now is when we need your help more than ever. With assistance from the community, we can fund grants that address the ongoing needs of our students.

The Ready Readers Grant will benefit students at all three of our K-3 Schools. This grant for $7,447 was awarded to co-applicants Peggy Herr, Kim McMurray and Lori Shulman. This grant includes many copies of over 130 new titles for reading levels A-K. Included with the system are "take home" books and transport bags so students can bring home the same books they are working on in the classroom. Furthermore, there are a variety of teaching tools to support virtual and in class learning, such as access to digital leveled books and over 130 folders that focus on oral reading as well as comprehension activities. Lastly, the program includes resources for teachers so they can enhance both their virtual and in-person teaching through lesson ideas and materials.

Support the Chatham Education Foundation for a Safe Return to School!
The School District of the Chathams has incurred over $1,000,000 in costs and reductions in revenues due to COVID-19. Given New Jersey's current financial situation, the Board of Education has stated that state aid will likely be further reduced. Funding from Chatham Education Foundation is critical to supplement tax funding to meet programming needs. We need your support to fund these grants and the additional grants to come..

This August, Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) awarded $31,600 in new grants across the School District of the Chathams to help get our students back to school. Overall, CEF has awarded over $1.5 million since our inception.

We acknowledge that there is work to do, and we all have a role to play in order to improve the world we pass on to our children.

CEF has partnered with Chatham community restaurants -- Sorriso Kitchen, Mexican Spice, Blossom, and Scoops Creamery -- to offer watch party menus for TEDxYouth@Chatham/PERSPECTIVE on Friday, June 5. Call to place orders by June 4,

Chatham High School teacher Christina McCabe will again host this year’s show themed PERSPECTIVE, featuring a mix of student and adult talks.

Chatham Education Foundation would like to extend gratitude for the community’s generosity and continued support during this difficult time. Your support will help enable the school district to transform learning environments, enhance safety and sanitization protocols, and fund innovative professional development and alternative teaching and learning methodologies. We are working closely with the Superintendent of Schools to help adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.

D&T curriculum supervisor Danielle Dagounis, teachers Jessica Liatys, Kyle Kermick, Amanda Turton, Jason Mariano, and Julianna Ryan, along with SDOC students, have come together to produce and supply over 2,500 local hospital workers and health care professionals with PPE such as masks and face shields that they made using 3D printers.

A CEF grant for more than 500 books has allowed CHS seniors to keep reading and connect during remote learning.

Chatham teachers, including CEF grant recipients, complete second week of distance learning.

The CEF has cancelled the 2020 Casino Royale due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus and recommendations from health officials.

Give Your Time and Leadership to Chatham Education Foundation

Casino Royale Scheduled for April 24

Enjoy an evening with friends, play casino games, win auction prizes. Tickets go on sale March 2.

Chatham Education Foundation is proud to be a part of The Thinking Classroom and applauds the innovation and efforts of School District of the Chathams Math Supervisor, Stacy Winters, and teachers Mallory Lynn, and Jennifer Kessler in helping to implement a revolutionary methodology to learning and teaching mathematics.

Thank your child's teacher with a gift that gives back! Deadline to order Dec. 11.

The Seventh Annual CEF Trivia Night saw two new trivia champs crowned and the CEF raised $24,000 for Chatham students.

The Chatham Education Foundation launches its 2019 Fall Appeal. Help the CEF fund programs and projects not possible within the regular school budget.

Tables are almost sold out, but sponsorship opportunities are available. Click above to learn how your business can be part of Trivia Night.

2019 Trivia Night registration begins TONIGHT at 9 p.m. Click on the headline above to claim your table!

Get all your Questions answered prior to Trivia Night Registration. Everything you need to know.

CEF will host its 7th Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. More tables than ever before will be available.

With the start of another year, Chatham Education Foundation welcomes families Back to School for the CEF's 23rd year and asks for your support.

Please consider making a donation to CEF. Your donation will help to support many of the wonderful opportunities that our school district provides, including:
1. Fostering Student Well-Being;
2. Implementing Creative, Innovative Learning Spaces;
3. Supporting Educator Growth; and
4. Enhancing Student Learning in Literacy, STEM, Arts and more

Thank Our Star Teachers with a Chocolate Star. Over 700 Teacher Tributes Ordered.

Congratulations to all of our moving speakers at our first-annual TEDxYouth@Chatham,

On Monday, December 17th, the Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) awarded five grants for innovative Classroom Furniture of the Future in the amount of $19k to schools across the School District of the Chathams. Along with these latest grants, CEF has extended over $33k in grant funding to date for the current academic year.

Our Impact

  • Years of Service

    27

  • Grants Provided

    250

  • Lifetime Grant $ Awarded

    1,500,000

  • Students Impacted Annually

    4200

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