Messages from Head of School - August 2014

Dear Parents,

Welcome to your first Campus Updates, one of many you’ll receive throughout the year, which will provide the state of the school and important updates.  The school year is fast approaching which means we are ramping up to get ready to welcome you back! One important thing to note for incoming parents is that school supplies are not needed.  CHA will provide everything your child needs to be successful in the classroom with the exception of a backpack and lunch bag.  The backpack and lunch bag may be of your child’s choosing.  There is not a specific color requirement for these items.

Also, if you haven’t purchased uniforms yet or find that your child outgrew the uniforms you have for them, come and visit the Uniform Swap in room 101.  It is open Monday through Friday, 7:00-6:30.  You’re welcome to take any items that you find free of charge and do not need to leave anything in return.

By now parents should have received a communication regarding the Ice Cream Social from 2:00-3:00 at CHA and the Vendor Fair from 3:00-4:00 in the gym, both on Friday, August 29th.  Attached to the email is the Extracurricular Schedule for the fall and an Enrollment Agreement with the list of classes, pricing and vendor who will be providing the class.  This is a great tool for planning which class or classes your child will participate in and allows you to be prepared to sign up for them at the Vendor Fair. Participating in extracurricular classes is optional. 

With starting school on Tuesday, September 2nd, I thought it would be helpful to know what the PE Schedule is for each grade.  Classroom teachers will hand out a comprehensive schedule that will come home the second week of school on Friday.  Please view the schedule below:

Kindergarten:     Monday & Friday
1st Grade:              Tuesday & Thursday
2nd Grade:             Wednesday & Friday
3rd Grade:             Monday & Wednesday
4th Grade:             Tuesday & Thursday
5th Grade:             Monday & Friday

If your child has PE on Tuesday, September 2nd,  the first day of school, they need to come to school in Dress Uniform regardless if they have PE that day.  Dress Uniform for boys is:  Khaki pants or shorts, white polo, evergreen sweater vest and brown or black shoes.  Dress Uniform for girls is:  blackwatch plaid jumper, white polo, evergreen socks, and brown or black shoes, or blackwatch plaid skirt/skort, white polo, evergreen sweater vest, evergreen socks and brown or black shoes, or khaki pants, white polo, evergreen sweater vest, and brown or black shoes.

The rest of the week your child should come to school in their PE uniform if they have PE on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.  We’ll resume a normal PE attire on assigned days the following week.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Holly Senaga
Head of School


Our Mission Statement

Chestnut Hill Academy is dedicated to a diverse community of students, parents, and staff working together to provide an environment where students develop academic success, personal responsibility, and integrity, preparing them to become educated global citizens, problem solvers, and life-long learners.

Head of School: Holly Senaga

13633 SE 26th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005, 425-372-2800



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