Patriot Times Live – December 12, 2016

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CHA Sponsors Walk To School Day

Dear CHA Families,

It’s hard to believe that school has been in session for about a month already this school year!  Thanks for a great start to CHA’s fifth year of operation.  We are excited to have achieved our growth plan over the last five years now with programs ranging from child care to our first Senior Class.  As we launch into October we wanted to provide you with some informational updates which are outlined below.

Attendance rates and communication about attendance have increased across the school and we thank you for your support in this matter.  As a reminder, please call the main office by 8:30 a.m. if your son/daughter will not be in attendance.  Please also provide written documentation regarding the nature of the absence when available.  In addition, CHA’s revised policy pertaining to the use of cellular phones and other handheld electronic devices, which prohibits the use of these devices during instructional time, has been implemented smoothly.  Again, thank you for your support as we continue to strive for a focused learning environment free of distractions.

CHA will participate in National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Similar to last year, we ask that parents that drive their son/daughter to school drop them off at the parking lot across the street from the baseball fields on East Airport Road.  CHA buses will also be dropping students off at this location.  Teachers, other staff members and volunteers will greet students and walk with them to school.  Richfield Township Public Safety will also be assisting to ensure a safe morning for all.

Finally, next week (October 17 – 21, 2016) will be CHA’s Homecoming and Spirit Week.  In celebration of this week, students will be permitted to dress out of uniform following a theme each day as follows.  Student dress must be clean and in good taste.  Hats will not be permitted.

  • Monday – Sports Day (Support your favorite sports team)
  • Tuesday – Twin/Dress a like Day (Dress the same as someone else)
  • Wednesday – Decade Day (Choose a decade, such as the 70s or 80s and dress accordingly)
  • Thursday – Storybook Character Day (Dress like your favorite character from a book)
  • Friday – Patriot Pride Day (Wear red, white and blue in support of CHA)

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  Again, thank you for your support thus far in the school year.  We look forward to an exciting 2016-17!


David Patterson


High School Start Date Postponed

August 30, 2016

Charlton Heston Academy Parents-

On behalf of the Charlton Heston Academy Community I want to thank all families for your support and contribution to four successful years. As we enter Year 5 we are excited to showcase the new high school facility addition. However, State Inspectors are unable to provide final approval for occupancy until the end of next week. Therefore, we will need to postpone the start of the school year for high school students (Grades 9-12) until Monday, September 12, 2016. All students in grades Kindergarten through 8 will start on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 as scheduled. I apologize for any inconvenience as this delay was unexpected. Nonetheless, all students can expect an even smoother start to the new school year, as the high school staff will have a few more days to prepare. We are considering the third week of school for the open house, and the final date and time will be released next week in a subsequent letter.

Below are a few additional updates for families as we enter the new school year:

• We are excited to welcome many new staff members to Team CHA. Please view the website for a full list of staff members, and look forward to meeting all staff in and around school and/or at the September Open House.
• Please review the uniform policy attached to this letter.
• Also, you should have received a letter in the recent past notifying parents that all students will be in school from 8am-4pm, which is a change from the dismissal time of 4:30 in previous years.
• Parents will receive phone calls yet this week to follow-up on enrollment paperwork, busing, and other individual needs.
• Please know that after the first week of school all parents are asked to allow their children to walk to classes themselves. Parents are welcomed to drop students off at the main entrance point.
The building and main office is open 8am-5pm the remainder of this week. As always, feel free to contact the main office at 989-632-3390, or my personal cell phone at 313-622-9173.

Thank you,

David Patterson, Superintendent

Charlton Heston Academy awarded STEM Grant

Charlton Heston Academy has been awarded an $11,200 grant under the Professional Development Support for Teachers STEM Instruction Grant. Click the link below for the full details.

Professional Development Grant

Busing Schedule

The current bus route schedule is available.


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Great Start Readiness Program (preschool) still has openings

Charlton Heston Academy’s Great Start Readiness Program (preschool) still has openings for students who will be 4 years old by December 1, 2014.The GSRP program offers students the social and academic experiences to give them an early and successful start to their academic career. The program runs Monday through Thursday from 8-4:30. Our new preschool facility is located at 10113 E. Airport Rd and offers two spacious classrooms and a full playground. If you are interested in learning more information about our Pre-K program please call 989-632-3390 and ask for Mr. Patterson.