Educational Enrichment

The Chabot PTA funds the following programs to enrich the curriculum and education of Chabot students.

Art

All grades attend weekly art classes; works of art by Chabot students are also featured around the campus in an array of ongoing displays.

Music

From chorus to percussion to movement to instrumental music, children of every age make music at Chabot.

Library

All classes visit Chabot’s Library each week.

Media/Technology

Instruction in Chabot’s dedicated Library Media Lab is provided for all students in third, fourth and fifth grades and includes research, touch-typing, word processing and other computer skills. Additionally, our Media Specialist assists teachers in implementing Blended Learning throughout our second to fifth grade classrooms. Students use Chromebooks to create and share documents with teachers and peers. Classes explore the website Newsela to read about current events at their “just right” reading level. Additionally, we are piloting some new Math programs to assist with differentiation and meet every student at their own level.
Current Events: Media/Technology

Spanish

The Chabot PTA funds Spanish instruction for all kindergarteners. Optional before- and after-school Spanish programs are available for all grade levels at an additional cost to participants.

Science

Chabot is one of very few elementary schools who employs a full time Science teacher. Through the PTA’s generosity, we are able to have a specialist work with all of our students. Students come to the science lab once a week to investigate through hands-on and minds-on activities; classroom teachers then follow up with another Science lesson in their rooms.

Classes use the Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits while meeting the California Science Standards. Additionally, the eight Science and Engineering practices, from the Next Generation Science Standards, are an underlying focus at each grade level.

School Garden

The formal garden program went on hiatus during the new building construction in 2008-2010. The focus now is on rebuilding the garden so it can be used for outdoor learning and enrichment.

 

Upcoming Events

  • April 22:   Gardening Day - Earth Day Celebration  10:00 am  

  • April 24:   SSC Meeting  5:15 pm  

  • April 26:   Multi-Cultural Spring Potluck Dinner  5:00 pm  

  • April 26:   PTA Association Meeting  6:00 pm  

  • April 26:   Presentation by Dr. Shakti Butler  6:30 pm  

  • April 30:   Safety & Emergency Preparedness Meeting  8:45 am  

  • April 30:   Family Reading Night with Sarah Klise  6:00 pm  

  • April 30:   5th Grade Photos

  • May 1:   PTA Board Meeting  6:30 pm  

  • May 2:   Science Fair

  • May 3:   Family and Friends Science Night  5:30 pm  

  • May 4:   TGIF Coffee/Tea  8:15 am  

  • May 8:   4th-5th Grade Music Concert  1:30 pm  

  • May 11:   Staff Appreciation Lunches  11:40 am  

  • May 11:   Kids' Night Out (KNO)  6:00 pm