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PTO Newsletter
Welcome to the Charter Oak community!

Every week (or so) we will send you the latest information on school activities and events. Questions? Email

In this week's newsletter:
  • Important information for 5th grade families
  • Drop-off and pick-up procedures
  • Welcome Breakfast brought to you by the PTO
  • Coffee with the Principal (monthly) FRIDAY
  • Parent FAQ
  • Upcoming Events
  • Room parents still needed
  • Announcements from the Family Resource Center (FRC)

*Look for Charter Oak t-shirt order forms in your child's backpack - coming soon!
Important Information for 5th Grade Families
Drop-off & Pick-up Procedures
Dear Charter Oak Families:

Welcome to Charter Oak International Academy and to the New School Year!  Please use this map to help you become familiar with traffic flow patterns and drop-off routines. The safety of your children is and will continue to be our top priority. As with any plan, its success depends on every community member following procedures with care and respect for the safety of all. If your needs are not being met, please share your concerns with us. 
Thank you very much.

We are all looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday,
Principal Melián

Welcome Back Breakfast!
Please join other Charter Oak families for coffee, a light breakfast and conversation immediately following the Opening Day Flagpole Ceremony tomorrow.

This is a great time to ask questions and learn about your school!
This event is brought to you by the Charter Oak PTO. Please consider joining a committee! Choose from Special Events, Fundraising and Engagement to name a few. Email
Coffee with Principal Melian - THIS FRIDAY
If you can't make it to the Welcome Breakfast, make time to sit down with Principal Melian after drop-off THIS FRIDAY.

This informal, monthly event is an awesome opportunity to get information straight from the top!

WHERE: Family Resource Center
WHEN: Friday after drop-off
Upcoming PTO Events
Wed, 8/29 - Welcome Back Breakfast

Fri, 8/30 - Coffee with the Principal

Fri, 9/21 - Ice Cream Social

Thu, 10/4 - First PTO Meeting
All are welcome!
Looking for a few good Room Parents
Get involved in your child's classroom and everyone wins. We are looking for Room Parents for a few more classrooms.
  • Ms. Florence (Gr. 3)
  • Ms. Faenza (Gr. 4)
  • Ms. Kendrigan (Gr. 5)
This is great for anyone who can't be at school but has access to computers. Email
Important Announcements
From the Family Resource Center
(Located near the PreK/K classrooms)
Learn English!
Do you know someone who might like to learn English and is the parent of a child ages two-four years?  Join us in the Family Resource Center, Room 150 for English for Families and Futures on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM to 12 noon beginning Monday, Sept. 12. Our class combines adult beginner English language learning with family literacy and parenting activities. Learning activities are also provided for the young children who are welcome to attend with their parents. This program is free for all West Hartford residents and is a collaborative program of the FRC and West Hartford Adult Ed. Please call Kim Townsend at the FRC at 860-929-5575 with any questions.
Join our Playgroup!
The Family Resource Center's Early Learning Playgroups begin on Thursday, Sept. 13 and will continue to meet from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Children ages birth-four years accompanied by a parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for a morning of play, art activities, stories, snacks and circle time. Open to all West Hartford residents. No charge. We hope to see you at the Charter Oak FRC, Room 150.

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