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Notes from 1-21-15 Meeting

At the January 2015 meeting of the CHIME Charter Community Association, committee heads gave fundraising updates, and school director Erin Studer gave an administrative update. Some highlights:

  • Update on progress of CHIME high school with report on two open community meetings on campus proposal
  • Update on success of middle school dance
  • Discussion of upcoming CHIMEapaloosa Fundraiser
  • Discussion on furnishings for new middle school buildings
  • Reminder was made that Unified Theatre has begun preparations for its first student-led production

Read the complete meeting minutes here and financial report here.

The Outdoor Classroom needs your help!

The garden desperately needs some TLC. On Friday, February 13 at 1pm we will be trimming plants, raking, putting down trim and general maintenance. ANY amount of time you can give would be much appreciated. It won’t take long if we have lots of help from our awesome community!
If you can, please bring gloves, pruning shears and hedge trimmers. If someone has a chipper, that would be great, too.
Please contact Lola and George at for more information. Thank you!

Lunch Seating Changes

The administration has made a few changes to our outdoor seating arrangement during recess and lunch. In an effort to help students take more pride in the campus and have more accountability to help keep our campus clean, the students are spread out and have been and assigned specific areas to eat for each grade level. Students in grades 2-8 will still have the opportunity to eat out on the field. Students will eat in their assigned area, throw away their trash, and then are free to play in any of the play areas. We started this new system and the students were very excited about having their own areas. The lunch area was left much cleaner. We are attaching the map so you can see the new assigned areas. Please let Jennifer Hill, Principal, Grades K-5, know if you have any questions.

CHIMEapalooza Coming Up Fast

Join us for another irreverent night of music, laughter, fun and community at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood. Get your tickets now:!

Sponsor a teacher or community member

Purchase a general admission ticket for a member of the CHIME community (ie: teacher, para-professional, staff, family). CHIME will award these sponsored tickets via lottery a few days before the show. Process payment securely through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to check out).

Pre-order CHIMEapalooza THIS IS HOW WE DO IT spiritwear apparel now!

CHIMEapalooza apparel is always a huge hit at each year’s event. To order, print out the order form, fill it out, scan, and email your order to Order forms are also available in the CHIME office.

You can also promote your business or show your support of CHIME by placing an ad in the CHIMEapalooza Event program/tribute book. Contact at

Walk, Run, Roll or BOOGIE

chime-walknroll_180WALK, RUN, ROLL OR BOOGIE around the track February 12th to help raise money to fund the arts at CHIME!

The registration page is up and running for the annual Walk-n-Roll-a-thon. Parents can register their children once (on one page) and then share on Facebook, twitter or by email to receive donations. Go to to fill out your personalized online fundraising page.

Receive a FREE DRESS pass and popsicle with your online registration. For every $25 raised, you’ll be registered to win amazing prizes.

See the flyer for more details!

Notes from 10-23-14 Meeting

At the November meeting of the CHIME Charter Community Association, committee heads gave fundraising updates, and Dr. Studer gave an administrative update. Some highlights: the kindergarten yard will be repaved; construction of the new middle school is only about a week behind schedule; new classroom furnishings are being considered; and CHIME is partnering with United Theatre to create a student-led theater that will begin in the Spring for grades 5 and up. There are a few volunteer positions still open. Read the complete meeting minutes here.

Workshop on Emergent Literacy and AAC

Erin Sheldon, an assistive technology consultant in Ontario, Canada who specializes in emergent literacy development for students who use Augmentative and Alternative forms of Communication (AAC), will be providing a FREE workshop at CHIME Charter School from 4:00 – 5:30pm this Wednesday, January 14. The focus of this session will be on using the general curriculum and activities as the basis of what students talk, read and write about.

Erin coordinates the Angelman Literacy Project with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite and Dr. Gretchen Hanser, to ensure that all students with complex disabilities have access to comprehensive literacy instruction. Special education teachers, general education teachers, SLPs, family members, and CSUN students are encouraged to join us!

Please RSVP at

For more information, please contact Amy Hanreddy:

Join a Carnival Committee!

We need committees to help plan our largest event and biggest fundraiser of the year.  Please decide which committee could benefit from your skills, talents and time, then sign up!  A committee member will get in touch with you to begin planning soon.
Please remember, our school events are 100% volunteer run: no volunteers = no events = no bonus money for auditorium improvements, campus improvements, technology, and many more enriching services and materials for our kids.

Read about committees and sign up here:
(Note: Your comments on the sign-up are public, but your email and phone are private.)

Scrip Sale! Great for Holiday Gifts

The CHIME Community Association is selling scrip. These make great gifts, and are also great for friends, family, and even—yourself!

For those of you who don’t know, scrip is another word for gift card/certificate. We have access to many major merchants’ gift cards at a discount. What this means is that you purchase a card for the full face value and the merchandise gives the school back a percentage. Every merchant has a different percentage.

On the order form you will find most of the local and popular gift cards available. (Sorry this is listed in alphabetical order, in the past it was by category).

You may also view a full list at

Holiday orders are due in by Tuesday Dec 9th 1:30pm and should be ready for pick up Friday Dec 12th, but no later than Monday Dec 15th.

Please include your e-mail and phone number on the order form so we can notify you that they are in. You will need to pick them up in the office, because they are considered the same as cash. Please make check payable to CHIME.

If you have any questions, Please contact Rhonda Vittetoe by e-mail at

Have You Ordered Yet?

It’s still not too late to participate in the Innisbrook Fundraiser!


Be a hero for Chime Charter School! Here’s the list of incentives.

**If the goal of  $15,000 is met, the entire office staff will dress like super heroes for the entire day**

School Number: 104636

Parents & Students

Click here to register
1. Click on the “Register” button in the top right corner to create an account.
2. Select a teacher and add students before sending emails to friends and supporters

Friends & Supporters

Click here to support our sale
1. Enter the seller number(s) you receive from the family
2. Shop and pay with credit card or paypal
3. Items ship directly to your home