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ChattertonRoland A. Chatterton School

108 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566

Phone: 516 992-7270

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Students Shine at Chatterton Peace & Friendship Day

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Chatterton students enjoyed games, activities and treats during Peace & Friendship Day on June 21.

Donning various school spirit wear, students made tie dye t-shirts and spray-painted canvas art, danced the day away during a DJ glow party, tried their hands at various carnival games, maneuvered around blow up obstacles courses and blaster zones and attempted to hit the dunk tank target. Temporary tattoo and face/body painting stations were set up, as well as popcorn and Italian ices.

Friendship Day started in 2001 after the attacks of September 11. It is celebrated as a day of school unity and community at each respective building.

The day was organized by the school’s PTA and Chatterton staff.

 

Date Added: 6/21/2024

Chatterton Commemorates Class of 2024

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Chatterton sixth graders cerebrated their moving up ceremony on June 20, in a sea of blue and gold pomp and circumstance.
Members of the color guard handed over duties to the Class of 2025 ahead of the ceremony during a presentation of flags.
Principal Dana Bermas mentioned how one of her favorite aspects of being a building principal is the “happy opportunity to watch students learn and grow.”

“Over these past seven years, I have watched you develop from our tiniest students into mature, well-rounded young people ready to take on the world,” she said. “Along the way, you have learned foundational and academic skills that will serve as a springboard to your continued success. But more importantly, you have learned invaluable lessons about collaboration, problem-solving, and how to be caring and compassionate citizens.”

Merrick Board President Jill Levine told graduates that the qualities the Chatterton community help foster “will help you succeed in your future.”
“You have proven what you can do here in Chatterton and we cannot to wait watch all that you continue to do as you move onto middle school and beyond,” she added.

Raquel Bodner, a PTA representative, recalled challenges students faced through Covid and how they continued to thrive.
“This sixth grade class has proven to be some of the most adaptable people that I know,” she added. “If you feel nervous about going to middle school, just remember all of the changes and challenges you have already faced and conquered here at Chatterton.”

Student Council representatives Carly Richardson and Nolan Auyeung addressed the crowd, recanting various memories of their time spent at Chatterton. “We stand before you, feeling accomplished,” Auyeung said. “It has been a long journey filled with countless memories and experiences that have shaped us into who we are today.”

Richardson noted how the Student Council has “contributed to the school and community in meaningful ways.” “Throughout the year, we collected and donated toys, Legos and animal resources to those in need,” Richardson listed.

Traci Colfer, a building representative for the Merrick Faculty Association, announced a donation being made to Stand Up To Cancer on behalf of the Class of 2024. “This organization is very close to Chatterton’s heart,” she explained.

Dr. Richard Nasto coordinated choral arrangements of “Vienna” and “Turn the Beat Around.” While students Isaac Diamant and Max Schlosser penned lyrics for the traditional sixth grade song parody, “A Million Dreams.”

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Date Added: 6/20/2024


Patriotism on Display as Chatterton Celebrates Flag Day

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Chatterton students and staff proudly adorned themselves in the colors of the American flag, creating a vibrant display of patriotism throughout the school. Everyone came together to honor the significance of Flag Day, June 14.

Date Added: 6/17/2024

Chatterton PreK Moving Up Ceremony

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Date Added: 6/12/2024

Sixth Grade Award Ceremony at Chatterton

Date Added: 6/6/2024

VIDEO: Chatterton STEAM Day Fosters Hands on Fun

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Chatterton School marked STEAM Day on May 23 with a series of events and activities that focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Classes moved around the building for activities, as well as attended an interactive Wacky Science assembly.

Sixth graders organized and oversaw various stations in the multi-purpose room and gymnasium for younger students. They facilitated puzzles, rocketry, Lego building and more. Some even took charge of the green screen booth, showcasing their expertise in photography, photo editing and green screen software for younger students.

“Our sixth graders were patient and helpful with our younger students,” said James Keenan, a sixth-grade teacher and STEAM coordinator. “It was a great opportunity for them to serve as role models. Their enthusiasm and willingness to assist have made a significant impact on the STEAM Day experience.”

Teachers who run the school’s science enrichment program also helped organize the day.

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Date Added: 5/30/2024

Future Anchors in Training at Chatterton

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Chatterton fourth graders dove into broadcast journalism with creative fake news segments during technology class with teacher Mackenzie Venezia.

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Date Added: 5/14/2024

Chatterton Lego Club Builds Flags from Around the World

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First graders at Chatterton explored different types of world flags and then built and replicated them in Lego form during Ms. Venezia's Lego Club.

 

Date Added: 5/7/2024