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Chippewa Elementary School

Principal's Page 


December 2021

Dear Chippewa Community,

I hope everyone had an outstanding Thanksgiving and was able to spend it with family and friends. December is an exciting time of year for everyone. Our hallways will be filled with a high level of excitement during this holiday season. It is truly a magical time of year!


Our holiday boutique is scheduled for November 30th through December 2nd. There will be PTA volunteers to help our students shop. Please feel free to volunteer. The more the merrier! If you need another copy, you can find it on our website. Parents wanting to shop with their children must sign up as a PTA volunteer and assist all of our student shoppers. Please pre-register prior to the holiday boutique. 


December 21st is our Holiday Concert at 7:00 PM at Sagamore Middle School. Our Chorus, Band and Orchestra have been working hard preparing for the big show. Please come join us; it is sure to put you into a festive mood.


Please mark your calendars for December 14 th and 16 th . These two dates are our December half days for parent-teacher conferences. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM. Please make sure you have arrangements for your children on this day. After-Care is NOT available. Please remember to share this plan with your children to alleviate any possible anxious feelings.


Important Dates to Remember
11-30 - 12-2 Holiday Boutique
12-1 Family Connect Night
12-3 Ugly Sweater Day
12-10 Ugly Sweater Day
12-14 Half-day Parent-Teacher Conferences
12-16 Half-day Parent-Teacher Conferences
12-17 Ugly Sweater Day
12-20 Holiday Spirit Wear
12-21 Winter Concert at Sagamore 7:00 PM

Please make sure you write a note in the morning to your child’s teacher if there is a change from their typical dismissal. Please limit phone call changes to emergencies only.


Please consider joining us on Sunday morning, January 2nd for a private screening of the movie, Sing 2, at the PJ Cinemas. Information has been shared via email, and a flyer has been sent home. Details are also available on the Chippewa Website as well if needed.


The last day of school before the holiday break is Thursday, December 23, 2021. School will begin again on Monday, January 3, 2022. On behalf of the Faculty and Staff, I would like to wish our families, who celebrate, a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa and to the entire Chippewa Community a Happy and Healthy New Year. May 2022 bring all of us peace, prosperity, health, happiness and that the world returns to the one we knew prior to March 2020.



Michael S. Saidens