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The School District of the Chathams will host the Fourth Annual TEDxYouth@Chatham on June 10 at 7:00 PM in the Chatham High School Performing Arts Center. The theme for 2022 is “Purpose”. More information about the speakers can be found at TEDxYouth@Chatham “Purpose” will again be sponsored by the Chatham Education Foundation, Colin Devlin/Keller Williams Realty, and Situation Inc.

Cheryl Whitney, the chair of the grants for the Chatham Education Foundation, presented the BOE with a check for $14,562.73, which will fund three programs - the Scientific Investigation and Collaboration Classroom for classrooms at CHS; 'Let Our Fingers Do the Poppin' for elementary school math teachers, and "Read for Pure Joy!" for struggling 6th and 7th grade ELA students.

Take a moment to think about education in the world today. We are educating a generation of students amidst the backdrop of mega advancements and crisis. Advancements such as electric vehicles, an epic rise of digitalization and technology, use of biomedicines, and recreational space travel open new frontiers for our children’s future.

On Thursday, March 10, 2022 over 450 choral students in fourth to twelfth grade participated in the School District of the Chathams Districtwide Choral Festival.

With a grant awarded by Chatham Education Foundation, the SDOC brought all the choirs in grades 4-12 together on March 10, 2022 for a full day of learning, singing, and program development.

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Education Foundation welcomed 1,500 people to a “Winter Wonderland” on Dec. 12 as families of all ages strolled a path of luminaries to enter a brilliant world of beautifully decorated homes, carolers, activities, bands, holiday movies and wonderful treats.

The Chatham Education Foundation gave the School District of the Chathams another $7,500 in grants on Monday night. Find out more here.

The Chatham Education Foundation showcased several of its most innovative grants awarded to the School District of the Chathams at the 2021 Fishawack Festival on Sept. 25. Visitors to CEF’s booth were treated to a hands-on experience with the humanoid robots Winston and Wanda.

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.

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.

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