A new tradition at baby showers, in the past few years, has been to bring a book, instead of a card, as a gift to the expecting parents. I LOVE this idea! It helps to build at-home libraries and supports the idea that reading begins in infancy. As stated by
Principal Crayton may be the new principal of Seaforth High School; however, he certainly is not new to this role. This past January, he celebrated the beginning of his 26th year in education! Recently, he has been the principal of Jordan-Matthews High School in Chatham County since 2015. There he
The Chatham Education Foundation greatly respects the essential role played by all who serve as educators and caregivers for our community’s children. Not only do they contribute to the growth and development of their charges, they also are vital to the health and well-being of families and the business community.
During the current pandemic, there have been an unprecedented number of needs that have arisen. Unfortunately, the need for books in low-income homes is not a new thing., The ease of students getting to the school libraries has been significantly impacted, therefore, the need for books in the home became
Spring and early summer are normally a very exciting time for upcoming high school juniors. You begin to plan for your future by researching potential colleges, schedule for testing, apply for internships and schedule college visits. Unfortunately, we are in unprecedented times that has left many in a state of
Dear Future Parents of Chatham Grove Elementary School, I was excited to be named Principal of Chatham Grove Elementary School and began officially on January 6th after being named by our Chatham County School Board on December 9th, 2019. As I continue to prepare for our August opening, I wanted
SOAR – Literacy Tutoring The Chatham Education Foundation will be hosting volunteer tutors at North Chatham Elementary, Pittsboro Elementary and Virginia Cross Elementary Schools to provide specialized literacy tutoring to help students achieve reading success. Student Oriented Achievement in Reading or SOAR is a program that CEF has developed to
The Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) seeks community support for public education to provide supplemental resources to the Chatham County Schools. We do this through individual and business donations, as well as grants from organizations. Recently, three generous organizations granted funds to CEF and changed lives! Duke Energy and the Dollar
Grants from the Oak Foundation and the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation have positioned up to 200 rising kindergarteners in Chatham County for a jump on their upcoming 13 years of school. Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) secured the funds and partnered with Chatham County Schools (CCS) for the district’s inaugural Kindergarten
SOAR Supply Drive SOAR, a Chatham Education Foundation literacy tutoring program, is collecting supplies March 23rd – April 23rd to help students achieve reading success in local elementary schools. Students Obtaining Achievements in Reading or SOAR is a program CEF has developed to help students that need additional reading assistance.