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We’re So Proud of You Ms. Rood

President Honors CHIME Teacher with Teaching Award
President Honors CHIME Teacher with Teaching Award

Our very own third-grade teacher Erica Rood has been honored with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the only teacher in California to garner a science award. Last week she joined 213 teachers from around the country in Washington, DC to accept her award

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First CHIME Community meeting!

The first CCA meeting of the year is this Thursday, September 1, at 7pm in the auditorium! There will be a new-family orientation from 6:15pm to 7pm with the general meeting to follow. Come hear the latest information on what’s happening at your school! Free childcare is provided; we’ll be showing “Monsters University”! Fratelli’s Pizza will also be donating samples from our hot lunch program, so come try out the baked chicken nuggets, cheese pizza and the baked corn dogs. All families in attendance earn a Friday Free Dress Pass! See you there!

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Welcome Back!

The first day of school is August 15. For supply lists for each grade go to See you there!

Join us August 11 for the back-to-school picnic, meet your new teacher and discover your new classroom. Menchies will be at the picnic! They will be selling from 6-7:30 pm—each cup of delicious yogurt will be $4. CHIME’s community organization will receive $1 of each cup purchased. Toppings are unlimited (fresh fruit, cookies & candy), and there will be a dairy-free option. CASH ONLY! See you all Thursday!


CHIME Charter School of the Year

charterschooloftheyearCongratulations to us! For the second time, CHIME Charter has been named Hart Vision Awards Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association. We are the only charter school to have received this honor twice.

Mr. Studer said he believed CCSA took notice of the school this year because of the focus it puts on the professional development of other charters and traditional schools.

“One of the things that I think really caused CCSA to notice or highlight our effort is we put a tremendous amount of time to disseminating our practices and providing professional development for other schools in Southern California as well as New York, for both charter and district-run schools. We have worked with 50 different schools, both charter and district schools, in the last three years.”

Here’s the video!

And here is some local media coverage of the event:

Charter Up for Renewal

It’s time for renewal of the CHIME K-8 charter—please take a minute to sign the petition to the LAUSD school board. You do not need to be a CHIME family to sign.

Read and sign the petition here:

Do you want to lend even more support? CHIME is also collecting letters on what our school means to your family and will send these to the school board on your behalf. Please email your letter to Ariane Metzner or Mireya Guerrero at guerrerosinla@yahoo.comDon’t forget to include your name and address. The letter should be addressed to: Dear Honorable School Board Members.

We also need help at the vote next Tuesday (March 8th) downtown. Charter renewals are not guaranteed. CHIME needs parents to:
1) Go early for wristbands to reserve a seat at the board meeting;
2) Some to stay or arrive later who would be willing to speak on behalf of CHIME if needed and provide support by being present in support of CHIME by filing up seats If you can help provide visible support next week at the vote please contact us ASAP.

Thank you!

Sign the CHIME Charter School Petition

Have you taken a moment to sign the online CHIME Charter school petition? Support our five-year K-8th charter renewal AND the new CHIME high school charter—we have only 285 signatures and we need lots more! Sign here and share on your social media accounts; let’s show LAUSD in January that CHIME families and community are supportive of our programs! You can also write a letter in support, telling the LAUSD Board members what CHIME has meant to you and your family. Please complete these letters by Friday, Dec. 18 and leave in the office or email to or

Winter Performances Schedule

In just a few weeks, our school will participate in a series of Winter Performances in the CHIME Auditorium. Seating is first come, first served, with the exception of raffle and auction winners from last year’s Spring Carnival, who will have their seats reserved in front with their names labeled. Please arrive early and stay for the entire performance, and be sure to let the office know in advance if accessible seating is needed for your family. Performances are timed to end with the school day—students may be picked up from their classrooms afterward.

Performance Schedule:
Thursday, November 19th at 4:30pm – High School Musical
Friday, November 20th at 5:30pm – High School Musical
Thursday, December 3rd at 6pm – Band Concert
Tuesday, December 15th at 2:15pm – 2nd and 4th Grade
Wednesday, December 16th at 2:15pm – 1st and 5th Grade
Thursday, December 17th at 2:15pm – 6th-8th Grade
Friday, December 18th at 12pm – TK, K, & 3rd Grade

The CHIME Book Fair Fundraiser will also be held in the auditorium before and after each performance from December 14-18, 2015.

New CHIME High School Update

Last Thursday was an exciting day here at CHIME. We officially submitted our petition to the Los Angeles Unified School District for CHIME High School. While this was an important step, there are many steps to go, and launching a new school (especially a high school) will take a significant community effort from all of us. As with any significant endeavor there have been many questions from our community. See this letter from Director Erin Studer for answers to frequently asked questions.