Tickets on sale NOW for 25th Anniversary Gala

Tickets on sale NOW for CHIME Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala, being held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the beautiful Woodland Hills Country Club from 6 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $100 per person or $900 for a reserved table of 10; ticket prices include cocktail hour tastings and appetizers, buffet dinner, 4 hour HOSTED bar, and dancing to music by DJ Richard Blade from KROQ and Sirius XM First Wave! Order forms are available in the office, or you can buy your tickets online at . CHIME parent Amy Brenneman, CHIME alum parent Rochelle Gerson, and CSUN Special Education Professor Dr. Deborah Chen will all be honored on this very special night! Get your tickets early because this event will sell out!

Bring registration form in with payment to the office.

Sign Kids Up for Sagebrush Childcare

SAGEBRUSH CHILDCARE presents a Mexican Style Party for kids!

cutesagebrushkidsAttending Sagebrush Cantina Happy Hour and need child care for the evening? Bring the kids by to join us for an evening of fun Latin American crafts, a movie, pizza, and lots of fun!!

When: SAturday, September 26, 2015
Where: CHIME auditorium
Time: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
(Includes pizza, materials, and snacks)

RSVP by September 24, 2015

Return attached flyer with form of payment made out to CHIME. Questions or comments? Email

Dress-code Clothing Sale Coming Up!

dress-code-itemsGood news for families that are scrambling to round up dress-code clothing during the week—or who are not quite prepared for cooler weather—our annual used dress-code clothing sale will take place during the day on Tuesday and in the hour before back-to-school night on September 8. All items are $3, including many CHIME spiritwear pieces.

The sale will go toward helping the art department install a new kiln.

If you would like to donate any used clothing for the sale, please drop off in the front office. Thanks!

Carnival Events

This year’s carnival is almost upon us! CHIME Carnival is Saturday, May 16. Save by ordering advance tickets by May 13. You may have them delivered to your child’s backpack the week before the event.

We need help from every family to make this event a success. Sign up to volunteer here. This year, we’re requesting sign-ups by time, not by booth or by classroom. Please sign up for any or multiple time slots. At the carnival, you’ll check in at a volunteer booth to be assigned where help is needed.

We are also still looking for auction donations. Post donations here.

Tshirts are available now. Order by printing order form and sending in with payment, or order in the front office.

The following performance times are estimates. Paras and other volunteers will be floating to relieve parents needing to see child performances OR you can take the ticket box with you to the performance and return to volunteer after the performance.

Performance Schedule

12pm 5th Grade – Instruments
12:20pm Kindergarten
12:40pm 4th Grade
1pm 1st Grade
1:20pm 3rd Grade – Instruments
1:40pm 2nd Grade
2pm 6th-8th Grade band elective – instruments
2:20pm 6th-8th Grade – Athletic dance


CHIMEapalooza this Saturday!!

Get your tickets now! $65 ticket price includes the pre- and post-show with light fare and an open bar, as well as the show itself.

A last note about tickets to CHIMEapalooza, this Saturday evening. The show and reception are fundamentally about celebrating our community, and we want to make sure that, if you want to come, you have a way to get there.

We’ll be selling tickets before and after school today and tomorrow, and we’re holding a lottery for FREE tickets in case you want to come but can’t afford it.  To enter into the lottery, submit a raffle ticket at the office or submit your name at this link: . Names will be drawn on Friday afternoon.

If childcare is a concern, we have found a wonderful option: We Rock the Spectrum has partnered with us to entertain your kids for only $20 per child ($15 per sibling). If you’re interested in learning more about why we love CHIME and this event, check out Tuesday’s radio piece from KCSN featuring Amy Brenneman, Benjamin Bratt and Annie Cox.

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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: