Good morning Charter Oak!

Is it October already?!? Charter Oak has a calendar full of activities and events - full descriptions can be found here so you can choose the ones that are right for you and your family ( calendario de eventos en Espanol).

Mark Your Calendars
First PTO Meeting Of The Year,
Thursday, October 5 at 6pm
You've volunteered your time and donated your dollars - now join us for a PTO meeting and tell us what you're thinking!
WHO: YOU, parents, grandparents and caregivers
WHERE: CHARTER OAK, enter through the main entrance and follow the signs
WHEN: THIS THURSDAY, 6pm-7:30pm
DETAILS: Babysitting is available for school-age children, please RSVP (children's ages) to charteroakpto@gmail.com. This event is POTLUCK. Please bring something (anything!) to share. We will supply everything else (plates, napkins, etc.). Of course, if it's 5:55pm and you've forgotten, don't let that stop you - bring something next time!
More events this week...
COFFEE WITH
PRINCIPAL MELIAN
Friday, October 6
Join us October 6, at 8:45am in the Family Resource Center (FRC) for coffee, a snack and conversation with our Principal, Juan Melian.

Conversations can span a wide range of topics and chances are if you have a question someone else out there is wondering the same thing!

Coffee with the Principal takes place the first Friday of every month.
TUESDAY MORNING
MINDFULNESS
Tuesday, October 3
"Together Let's Build Peace Inside and Out." Back by popular demand and by the necessity of finding calm in this world, make time Tuesday morning for a little 'exercise'.

Drop in to the auditorium any Tuesday. Classes run from 8:00-8:20am - please give yourself a few minutes to get settled.

Students, parents, families and faculty - everyone is welcome!
ROOM PARENT & TEACHER
BREAKFAST
Thursday, October 5
Attention Room Parents! Don't forget to meet your classroom teacher for breakfast in the Inquiry Room, Thursday, October 5, at 7:45am.

Eat, talk and plan for the new school year. Contact Room Parent Coordinator, Lorna Farquharson with any questions ( lornaaryce@aol.com).
Fall Farmer's Market
Thursday, Oct. 12
Twice a year elementary schools across West Hartford bring the Farm, or actually several Farms, to your playground!

At Charter Oak, we take fresh food, nutrition, and sustainability seriously so prepare yourself for a fun educational experience!

Let us know if you'd like to help us plan!
Email our green team, Deep Roots, charteroakdeeproots@gmail.com
Ice Cream Social 2017
Thank you Special Events & Volunteers!
Principal Melian helping out at the Ice Cream Social
Raising money for
Hurricane Relief
Good weather, delicious ice cream, great friends!
SPIRIT WEAR SALE EXTENDED -
2 MORE DAYS
Did you wait until the last minute, too?? No worries! We are gladly extending the sale dates until THIS WEDNESDAY. Please return your order forms in your child's backpack. Click here if you need an order form.
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Almost done...
SEEKING: PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Every year we receive a tidy check from the Box Tops for Education program for little more than the collection of these labels on a variety of pantry items - you probably have one in your kitchen right now! The next collection date is 11/1/17 which means we now have less than one month to collect and submit these Box Top labels.

The collection box can be found in the Front Office. Please contact charteroakpto@gmail.com if you are interested in coordinating this effort.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WHPS
On  Wednesday, October 18th  from  7-8:30 , the Greater Hartford Jewish Family Services and Mandell JCC will be presenting a screening of the movie Screenagers, which looks at the impact of social medial and screen time on children's development. The screening will take place at the Mandell JCC.  
 
Parents are encouraged to attend this  free screening and discussion  along with their children.