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ChattertonRoland A. Chatterton School

108 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566

Phone: 516 992-7270







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Chatterton Sixth Graders Raise Funds for Kenyan Children

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Together as a team, the sixthgrade students at Chatterton organized a fundraiser in which they raised money for children’s' education in Kenya, while educating the younger students of Chatterton about this great cause by volunteering to give speeches in every classroom and read a wonderful picture book to the students.

Sixth graders studied many other young advocates for change in their writing class and learned how their voices will be heard when they take the time to educate themselves about a cause and take a stand to make a difference.

“For every fact they learned about life in Kenya, students brought in coins to donate to making their lives better,” explained teacher Laura Bonet. “In addition, sixthgraderspurchased and participated in a recycled bead bracelet project and sold Reason 2 Smile bracelets to staff and students throughout the building.”

The bracelets represent a symbol of community and communicates that we are all connected to each other in one way or another.Nearly $2,500 in proceeds benefitted the children of Kenya.

Date Added: 6/28/2022

VIDEO: All Smiles at Chatterton’s Peace & Friendship Day

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Date Added: 6/24/2022

Chatterton Graduates Class of 2022

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In a ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance, Chatterton School graduated their sixth grade Class of 2022 on June 16 in the auditorium.

Principal Dana Bermas discussed the class’ collective growth.

“From everyday lessons to big life lessons, it was our goal to help you grow into competent, intelligent and compassionate individuals,” she said. “Be willing to keep on learning and growing from teachers, coaches, family and friends.”

Board trustee Linda Wilk offered a wish for graduates.

“May each and every one of you find a way to make the world a more beautiful place,” she said. “Keep searching for the things that bring you joy and then share those gifts with your friends, family and community.”

PTA President Christine Alonso noted how charismatic and sparkling the students in the Class of 2022 are and added, “They are as cohesive as they are free spirited.”

Sixth grade teacher James Keenan addressed the crowd and noted that the Merrick Faculty Association donated to Warrior’s Odyssey on behalf of the graduating class. Warrior’s Odyssey provides resources and social-emotional support for families affected by pediatric cancer.

“After the year we’ve had of overcoming obstacles and working together to keep ourselves safe it seems fitting,” he said. “You are going to experience challenges and opportunities that will certainly lead you to much more growth,” he added.

Student Council member Gia Cuomo presented the video montage and reflected on her work in the school’s club.

“The feeling of helping others was the greatest gift,” she said.

Dr. Richard Nasto led the entire graduating class in three choral selections, The Chatterton Song, a parody on of “Party in the USA” where students adapted lyrics to their continuing education at Merrick Avenue Middle School, and “We’re All in this Together” from High School Musical.

Date Added: 6/16/2022

STEAM Day Engages Chatterton School Community

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Chatterton School marked STEAM Day May 20 with a series of events and activities that focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

“Our annual celebration of STEAM Day is a wonderful opportunity to give the students at Chatterton a chance to explore types of challenges that utilizecritical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity outside of the everyday school curriculum,” explained James Keenan, a sixth-grade teacher and STEAM coordinator.

Classes traveled to different rooms for activities, attended an interactive Mad Science assembly, and also participated in classroom BreakoutEDUs, presentation about Rube Goldberg machines and more.

“Teachers were able to facilitate lessons and activities that nurture these skills, and it was a truly enjoyable experience for all the students,” added Keenan.

Date Added: 5/26/2022