Good morning Charter Oak!
What a dynamic community we have at Charter Oak! You will find many opportunities this month to share, learn and grow. PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO FIND WHAT INTERESTS YOU!
UPDATED: May Calendar of Events & Activities
May 6, Mon: LAST DAY to turn in Yard Goats order form - one of our favorites! Click here.
May 6, Mon: Spring Carnival Planning Meeting, 6pm - everyone is welcome
May 8, Wed: Spring Concert, 7pm
May 9, Th: Our last CHAT/PTO Meeting of the year, 6pm
May 15, Wed: Field Day - Mr. Horowitz needs our help! (Email
May 15, Wed: Welcoming Schools (Part 3) focus group facilitated in Spanish
May 17, Fri: VOICES, an evening event for adults, 6:30-8pm ( Click here for details)
May 21, Tue: EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Committee meeting, 6-7:30pm
May 23, Th: Soul Fire Farm Community Conversation, 6:30pm - see flyer below
*All events take place at Charter Oak unless otherwise noted.
Last meeting this year!
Our final CHAT brings Robin McHaelen to Charter Oak from True Colors. True Colors is an organization that works to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. Please join us as we learn, share and grow as a community!

  • CHAT is from 6-7pm, PTO meeting follows, 7-7:30pm.
  • Feel free to stay for any part of the evening.
  • FREE dinner (pizza) and babysitting for school-age children. RSVP

If you are interested in serving on the PTO board next year please plan to attend from 7-7:30pm. There are so many ways to help!
Field Day! Wednesday, 5/15
Help Wanted
We need your help to make this day a success for our 500+ students. Mr. Horowitz still needs at least 10 more volunteers. If you are available from 8:30am to noon Wednesday, 5/15, please join the fun!

Email Mr. Horowitz at
Community Conversation @ Charter Oak
Soul Fire Farm visits Charter Oak
May 23, 6:30pm
FREE dinner and childcare for school age children (3+).

The Charter Oak and Norfeldt EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) committees are hosting a community discussion facilitated by Soul Fire Farm to discuss the systemic injustices that exist in the food system. The event will be held at Charter Oak International Academy on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm.
Please join us on May 23rd at 6:30pm at Charter Oak International Academy to be challenged to rethink the way we look at food, where it comes from and what this means for the diversity and sustainability of our planet.
Funding for this event was provided by the New England Grassroots Environment fund. To learn more visit
**Also don't miss the Braeburn EDI Committee's event, Storytelling as an Empathy-Building Tool at Braeburn Elementary, May 30. Registration is REQUIRED.