Bus Drivers & Scholars with Perfect Attendance Honored at Curiosity Hall

Chester Community Charter School officials gathered to honor second and third grade scholars with perfect attendance for September and October as well as some of the people responsible for this achievement – families and bus drivers!

The students, their families and the drivers were treated to a full breakfast made by East B staff to encourage continue their daily attendance. CEO Dr. David Clark addressed those gathered to thank them for being part of the “CCCS Family,” and for their commitment to education. Each driver received a certificate of appreciation. Curiosity Hall Principal Timika Mills presented a pin to each student and their parent for the achievement.

Philadelphia Union Will Bring CCCS Scholars With Perfect Attendance to Games!

 
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Remember on Monday when the Philadelphia Union came to visit & turned our gym into an awesome soccer field? Well they made a promise that if our students have perfect attendance they'll get to earn even more fun! Here are the promised prizes for the #UAttend REWARDS PROGRAM presented by Southern New Hampshire University.

 
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Philadelphia Union Visits CCCS to Reward Great Attendance

The Philadelphia Union Soccer team visited CCCS this Monday, October 1st, with their partner, Southern New Hampshire University. In order to reward the scholars for their great attendance in the month of September, they set up games, meet and greets with players, and prize stations in the gymnasium. 
To keep attendance going at the same great rates, Philadelphia Union is offering prizes to those who do not miss a day of school for the rest of the trimester and year! They believe in the importance of showing up to school and learning, just like how their soccer players show up to practice and play. 

Thank you, Philadelphia Union & Southern New Hampshire University!

How Parents Can Help Build the Important Habit of Good Attendance: Attendance Awareness Month

The mission of Attendance Works "is to advance student success and reduce equity gaps by reducing chronic absence."

Through Attendance Awareness Month, they are bringing to light the issues caused by chronic absence, how we as guardians and educators can combat it, and how to create a positive school climate that engages students and families in learning and sets the expectation that attendance matters.

"Parents want their children to do well in school but many don’t fully understand the connection between chronic absence and a student’s academic achievement. Hand out these flyers to help build the habit of attendance!" - Attendance Works

CCCS Alum Starts Non- Profit to Help Current Students

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Chester Community Charter School alum from the class of 2011, Tiana Preacher, visited campus Friday afternoon on behalf of the non- profit she started this past December- Embrace PositiviTee. They are a "Non-profit women’s empowerment organization that allows women to embrace their true selves with the help of Christ through peace, prayer & positivity." 
Through this mission, she donated boxes of school supplies, from notebooks and pens to folders and art equipment, to the CCCS students for their upcoming school year.
After graduating seven years ago Ms. Preacher attended Cardinal O’Hara High School on a full scholarship which she says she could never have achieved if it weren't for the help and support she received from her mentors at CCCS. 
"This school really gave me everything I needed to succeed, especially all the help I gained from Mr.Battinieri, he's the reason I am where I am today," Tiana stated as she carried box after box of supplies from her car to the steps of the administration building.
Preacher is now a psychology major at Hampton University and ultimately aspires to go into nursing. 
"I want to spread the message on the importance of giving back, and that young students can truly do anything they set their mind to." 

To help support Tiana and her organization Embrace PositiviTee follow @EmbracePositiviTee on Instagram or give their Facebook page a like!

Thank you, Tiana!
 

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Not Too Late For CCCS Summer Camp!

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It’s not too late to enroll your child in Summer Camp!!!

We are still accepting Summer Camp applications for grades K-2 at Chester Community Charter School.
The program runs Monday- Thursday, from 9am-2pm, on West Campus. 

Students participate in a variety of academic activities, including Math & Language Arts, with special classes rotating throughout the week. Some of the these include Culture Club, Tennis, Arts & Crafts, Drill Team, Science, Hip Hop/Dance, Soccer, and Physical Education. We also offer bus transportation for residents of Chester. 

 If you're interested in sending your child to CCCS Summer Camp, contact the front office in West A building (610-447-0400 x2312) or stop by West A building between 9am-2pm. Thank you!

How to Get Students In Need Free Breakfast and Lunch This Summer

If you have a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877 & you'll receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.

Even if you aren't in need, someone else's kids are. No child deserves to go hungry, ever.

This is a nationwide program so please share and repost for all of the children who are struggling to get enough food.

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Former CCCS Scholar, Corbin Williams, Drafted to the Phillies!

Round 24, pick 707: CF Corbin Williams, Former Chester Community Charter School Student, drafted to the Phillies! Congrats, scholar! 

Williams batted .311 as a freshman at junior college in Southern California. The speedy outfielder had a .368 on-base percentage in 132 at-bats and stole eight bases. He was named second-team all-conference.

Watch him play here.

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CCCS Comes Home From Reading Olympics With 4 Blue Ribbon Team Winners

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and on Monday, May 7, 2018 our Chester Community Charter School scholars from East D, West, B, and East C competed in the Philadelphia Reading Olympics Competition.  Then on Thursday, May 17, 2018 scholars from Upland competed.

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The scholars did a great job with all four teams winning a blue ribbon!

Teams with the highest points are awarded blue ribbons! One blue ribbon at the middle school team level and three blue ribbons at the intermediate team level were awarded to us.  To earn our blue ribbons East D students competed at Temple University, West B and East C competed at Community College of Philadelphia, and Upland competed at LaSalle University.  Scholars competed against other students throughout the Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

Since December, each team here at CCCS began to prepare for the competition by reading a total of 20 books!  During the competition, each team went through 3 rounds of competition where students compete against different schools throughout the Philadelphia and surrounding area! 

Our middle school team was coached by Mrs. Laffend (East D).  The three intermediate teams entered into the competition were coached by Ms. Stewart (West B), Mrs. Schmitt (East C), and Mrs. King (Upland).

We are incredibly proud of our fourth through eighth-grade students for scoring so high! A special thanks to our literacy coaches and parents that supported in any way.

Congratulations and well-done everyone!

West B Reading Olympics Team - Mrs. Stewart, Olympics Coach

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East C Reading Olympics Team – Mrs. Schmitt, Olympics Coach

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East D Reading Olympics Team – Mrs. Laffend, Olympics Coach

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Upland Reading Olympics Team – Mrs. King, Olympics Coach

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