Connectedness and Engagement | Team Spirit | One Big Family | Community Engagement | Service Learning
Engaging Families With The Community
Each September, the week before School formally starts, CHP begins hosts the Annual Welcome Picnic for all families. This is followed by “Back to School Night” when parents are ushered into the classrooms to get an outline of the curriculum and school events for the year. Several times throughout the year, Family Fun Nights are held in the evenings to foster interaction among families. CHP also hosts parent seminars, High School counseling sessions, and uniform swaps to facilitate the short and long term needs of parents. The PTO organizes yearly events on and off campus which include food drives, fundraising events, golf and baseball outings, the Winter Ball, and book fairs.
CHP realizes that parents are inundated with information and, therefore, has developed a comprehensive communication system that is easy to access. The monthly newsletter, weekly blogs, website, and social media pages share classroom activities, field trips, projects, and accomplishments. The School employs a full time media team to ensure that families are engaged throughout the year.
CHP believes that involvement in the greater community is a vital component of education. This includes participating in the annual Tour De Franklin to support the local Food Bank. Middle School students are committed to 5 hours of community service each year. Throughout the school year, students are always fundraising to help combat cancer, Huntington’s disease, and many other worthy causes.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (School Closed)
Family Fun Night
CHP National Geography Bee (Grades 4 - 8)
Report Cards (Preschool - Kindergarten)
January 31School Calendar
Third graders started off 2019 on a great note by visiting the assisted living facility. They sang a few songs and also played the recorder under the guidance of the music teacher. The students also read a few books to seniors at the facility and were praised for their fluency in reading and their confidence in conducting themselves. Great job third grade!
Ellen Callahan, CHP Middle School Teacher / Social Studies, began her story many years ago as a seed planted in another time waiting to take root and grow. In the early ‘80s, she began her journey as an educator working with physically and intellectually challenged children. It was hard work, and the children often made very minimal progress. However, the rewards far outweighed the obstacles....