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  • NCE Weekly News

    (Click above to access our Announcements/Haz clic aquí para leer los anuncios)

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  • Congratulations!

    North Chatham Young Authors!!!

    We are so proud of you.

    Young Authors

    Thank you to Fearringtn Village and McIntyre's Books for a spectacular evening celebrating all our young authors.


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  • Instructional Assistant of the Year

    Congratulations! Instructional Assistant of the Year/Felicitaciones! Asistente Instruccional del Año

    Mrs. Waverly Cotten

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    All donations go to CORA Food Pantry

    for distribution to needy families throughout Chatham County.

    Most needed items!!

    Canned Salmon – 14.75 oz.

    Canned Ham – 1 lb.

    Soups: Cream of Chicken, Other Chicken

    And Beef Soups, Chowders – 10.75   -20 oz.

    Canned Fruit: In light syrup or natural fruit juices – 15-20 oz.

    Canned Beans: Kidney, Black & Black Eye – 15-16 oz.

    Dried Beans: Black and Black Eye– 1 lb.

    Canned Vegetables: Collard Greens, Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Potatoes 14.25 – 20 oz.

    Boxed Cereals: Healthy, low sugar varieties – 14 – 18 oz.

    Shelf Stable Milk: 32 oz.

    Pasta: Pasta varieties – 1 lb.

    Grits 1 lb. 2 oz.


    Paper Products: Toilet paper, Kleenex,

    Paper Towels



    Won’t you help with your contributions of food or funds?


    Please make checks payable to:

    “CORA Food Pantry”

    P.O. Box 1326, Pittsboro, NC 27312

    Your contribution is tax deductible.



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  • Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year!

    Felicitaciones a nuestra Maestra del Año!

    Eva Membreño!

      Eva Membreno, Teacher of the Year


    Eva Membreno, Teacher of the Year, with Mrs. Murray


    Dual Language Class    Dual Language Class        


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  • Congratulations to Liza Calhoun, Bailey Shadoan, and Taryn Self!

    Liza, Bailey and Taryn at the NC Regional Science Fair. !

    North Chatham was spectacularly represented at the North Carolina Regional Science Fair where these impressive young women won and will be heading on to represent us at the State Science Fair!
    Taryn, Bailey, Ms. Membreno & Liza.    Liza, Bailey and Taryn at the Regional Science Fair


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  • Congratulations!

    These five North Chatham authors will have their books go on to compete at the county level.Five Young Author winners posing by their book covers.


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    Distinguished Alumni

    We're seeking nominations for Chatham County Schools Distinguished Alumni Program.


    Click here to learn more and to make nominations.


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  • Dear North Chatham Families, 
    Due to days missed from recent inclement weather, the end of the grading period will now be January 24th.  All report cards will be distributed on Wednesday,  January 31st.  
    We wanted to let everyone know about this important change. 
    Thank you, 
    Mrs. Murray

    Estimadas familias de North Chatham,

    Debido a los días perdidos por las recientes inclemencias del tiempo, el final del período de calificaciones ahora será el 24 de enero. Todas las boletas de calificaciones se distribuirán el miércoles, 31 de enero.

    Queríamos que todos conocieran este importante cambio.


    Sra. Murray

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  • Looking for the highest quality child care and a great value?

    North Chatham Pre-K with a picture of children playing with blocks.


    North Chatham Elementary School is now registering children who turn 4 by August 31st

    into their Pre-Kindergarten classes for the 2018-2019 school year. 


    Some of the benefits include:

    • NC State Licensed teachers
    • Reasonable rates
    • Government assistance may be available for those who qualify
    • After school care until 6 pm may be available based on the amount of interest


    Please visit the NCS main office for registration forms and information, or please call us at 919-967-3442. 

    North Chatham is located at 3380 Lystra Road. 


    ¿Está buscando la mejor calidad de  cuidado infantil y de gran valor?


    La Escuela North Chatham inició el proceso deadmisión para niños que

    cumplan 4 años antes del 31 de Agosto, para las clases de Pre-Kinder

    para el ano escolar 2018-2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Algunos de los beneficios incluyen:

    • Maestros con licencia del Estado de NC
    • Tarifas razonables
    • Asistencia de gobierno está disponible para personas que califiquen
    • Cuidado después de la escuela hasta las 6:00 pm, basado en la cantidad de familias interesadas.


    Por favor visite la oficina de la Escuela North Chathampara recoger un formulario e información, o por favor llame al (919) 967-3442. 

    La escuela esta localizada en 3380 Lystra Road.


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  • NCE offers monthly tours of our school for prospective parents and students.  Our tour times are as follows:

    Wednesday, January 17th at 12pm

    Wednesday, February 14th at 2:15pm

    Wednesday, March 14th at 12pm

    Wednesday, April 11 at 12:30pm

    Wednesday, May 16 at 12:30pm

    Please call or email our school counselor, Ms. Abu-Sharr, at 919-967-3094 or to reserve your spot.  We will schedule separate tours in April for rising Kindergarten students.  The date will be communicated in your kindergarten registration packet.  We look forward to meeting you!
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  • The District Calendar Committee with representatives from every school is in the process of developing two draft 2018-2019 school calendars* to present to the Board of Education (BOE) for their consideration. Calendar A includes 180 instructional days for students, and Calendar B includes 178 instructional days.

    Click (HERE - Option A) (HERE - Option B) to view a copy of the draft calendars. Click HERE to view the state calendar law requirements (G.S. 115C-84.2) and local priorities. Click HERE to provide feedback to the District Calendar Committee. Please note that the committee will only be able to consider suggestions that comply with the state calendar law. The deadline to submit feedback is January 26, 2018.

    *The Chatham Center for Innovation (CCI) will adhere to a different calendar to be established at a later date.

    Survey deadline:  January 29, 2018

    El Comité del Calendario del Distrito con representantes de cada escuela está en el proceso de desarrollar dos posibilidades de calendarios escolares de 2018-2019 * para presentar a la Junta de Educación (BOE) para su consideración. Calendario A incluye 180 días de clases para los estudiantes, y el calendario B incluye 178 días de instrucción.

    Haga clic en (AQUÍ - Opción A) (AQUÍ - Opción B) para ver una copia del proyecto de calendarios. Haga clic aquí para ver los requisitos de las leyes estatales calendario (GS 115C-84.2) y las prioridades locales. Haga clic aquí para hacer comentarios al Comité calendario del distrito. Tenga en cuenta que la comisión sólo será capaz de examinar las propuestas que cumplan con la ley calendario del estado. La fecha límite para enviar sus comentarios es el 26 de enero de 2018.

    * El Centro de Innovación de Chatham (CCI) se adherirá a un calendario diferente que se establecerá en una fecha posterior.

    Fecha límite de la encuesta: 29 de enero de 2018



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    Order your yearbook online by clicking here. This will take you to the Josten's website. Books are $20! 


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  • Congratulations to our County Science Fair Winners!

    Science Fair

    These 5th grade scientists will go on to compete at the Regional Science Fair.


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  • Science Fair Winners


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  • Help a child SOAR in reading, writing, and spelling!

    You will receive a phenomenal 5 day training from the Augustine Literacy Project® and Stewards of Children (Darkness to Light Program) at (CEF) Chatham Education Foundation’s expense to prepare you to give a child specialized one on one literacy instruction.



    • There are just over 9,200 children in Chatham County, ages birth to 11
    • Just under half (47%) live in low-income families
    • 46% of Chatham County children entering kindergarten are meeting literacy benchmarks.
    • 56% of Chatham County third-graders are reading on grade-level. Of those who are economically disadvantaged, 36% are reading on grade level


    Selected low income struggling students identified as being behind the North Carolina literacy benchmarks in reading, writing, and/or spelling.

    1st Graders at North Chatham Elementary, 3380 Lystra Road * Chapel Hill, NC

    2nd Graders at Virginia Cross Elementary, 234 Cross School Road * Siler City, NC



    Tutors commit to help one child twice a week for 45 minutes.


    Tutors choose a time slot between  3:00pm – 5:30pm on Mondays - Fridays

    February 1, 2016 – June 7, 2018

    September 5, 2018 – December 20, 2018

    *Tutors have option to teach during Summer Session  


    It’s easy to join the SOAR team of tutors, donors, sponsors, partners, and recruiters!

    SIGN-UP today online at

    OR contact the SOAR Program Mgr. at or (919) 533-9037

    OR attend a SOAR Literacy Program Interest Meeting on:   

    Wednesday, December 13th  3:00pm @ North Chatham Elementary School

    Thursday, December 14th 12:00pm @ Chatham Education Foundation Office (inside Horton Middle School)

    Thursday, December 14th  3:00pm @ Virginia Cross Elementary School  

    Saturday, December 16th 1:30pm @ Chatham Community Library 197 NC-87 Pittsboro, NC

    Thursday, January 11th at 12:00pm at Chatham Library and 3:00pm Virginia Cross Elementary School   

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  • The Pittsboro Christmas Parade is on Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 PM. Come out to see which energetic Jaguars will be riding on the North Chatham Elementary float.


    El desfile de Navidad de Pittsboro está el domingo, 10 de diciembre a las 3:00 PM. Ven a ver cuales jaguares energéticos van a viajar en el carroza del North Chatham.


    Holiday parade

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  • Join us for a PTA meeting on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30 p.m. followed by the First Grade Concert!


    Junta con nosotros para una reunión del PTA el martes, 5 de diciembre seguido con un concierto de Primer Grado!

    First Grade Concert

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  • Holiday Market

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  • The Chatham Artists Guild is hosting an Artist Reception!

    Many amazing local artists will be showing their artwork, including the following artists from North Chatham: Chloe Cargill, Johnson Brekke, Lindsi Tackett, Mackenzie Zelhof, April Tole-Alva, Paige Reinhardt, Natalia Davis and Carter Dell. All are welcome to attend the ART Opening. There will be refreshments! The show is Friday, December 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Chatham Mills, located at 480 Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro. The art will remain on view through the weekend and the gallery will be open Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.


    ¡El Gremio de Artistas de Chatham está organizando una recepción de artistas!  

    Muchos artistas locales increíbles mostrarán sus obras de arte, incluidos los siguientes artistas de North Chatham: Chloe Cargill, Johnson Brekke, Lindsi Tackett, Mackenzie Zelhof, April Tole-Alva, Paige Reinhardt, Natalia Davis y Carter Dell.   Todos son bienvenidos a asistir a la apertura de ART. Habrá refrescos! El espectáculo es el viernes 1 de diciembre de 7:00 a 9:00 p.m. en Chatham Mills, ubicado en 480 Hillsboro Street en Pittsboro. El arte permanecerá visible durante el fin de semana y la galería estará abierta los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. y los domingos de 10:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.



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  • Science Fair

    The science fair is soon approaching.  Completed entry forms are due on November 13.  Once the completed entry form is turned in, display boards will be provided. Projects are due at the beginning of the school day on November 28.  There will be a science fair open house on November 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  All are welcome.


    Feria de Ciencias

    Pronto se acerca la feria de ciencias. Los formularios de inscripción completos deben presentarse el 13 de noviembre. Una vez que se haya entregado el formulario de entrada completo, se proporcionarán paneles de visualización. Los proyectos vencen al comienzo del día escolar el 28 de noviembre. Habrá una feria de ciencias abierta el 28 de noviembre a partir de las 6:00 p.m. a las 7:00 p.m. Todos son bienvenidos.

    Science Fair

    Click below! ¡Haz clic abajo!

    Science Fair Entry Form/Formulario para la entrada de la feria de ciencias 

    2017-2018 Science Fair Rubric/Rúbrica de la Feria de Ciencias

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  • October 25 is Unity Day

    "Together Against Bullying – United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion"

    Click on the picture below to watch our students share some ways to help build unity at North Chatham Elementary.

     Students were asked:

    Why is it important to be a good friend?
    What are some things you have done to be kind to others at our school?
    How can we make sure we are including all students at NCE?

    Unity Week Flip Grids

    Watch our students flipgrid videos by clicking on the picture above. 

    Your heart will melt.


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    Fall Book Fair Our Fall book fair is right around the corner!  The fair will open on Friday, September 29th and run through the following Friday, October 6th.  We will have two family nights again this year, on Tuesday, October 3rd and Thursday, October 5th.  We will be open daily from 7:30 to 3:30 and then from 5 to 8 on our family nights!

     We can’t wait for the students to see all the awesome new books!

    If you are able to help us with this event please use the sign up genius link below to choose a day and time slot that best works for you!  Thank you so much in advance for helping us.  We could not do it without you!!


    Nuestra feria del libro de otoño está a la vuelta de la esquina! La feria se abrirá el viernes 29 de septiembre y durará hasta el viernes siguiente el 6 de octubre. Tendremos dos noches de la familia de nuevo este año, el martes, 3 de octubre y el jueves, 5 de octubre. Vamos a estar abierto todos los días de 7:30 a 3:30 y luego de 5 a 8 durante nuestras noches de la familia!

    ¡No podemos esperar de que los estudiantes vean todos los nuevos libros impresionantes!

    Si usted es capaz de ayudarnos con este evento, por favor utilice el enlace Sign-Up Genius para escoger una hora que mejor funciona para usted! Muchas gracias de antemano por ayudarnos. ¡¡No lo podríamos hacer sin ti!!


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  • Join us for

    Parent Teacher Partnership Night

    Tuesday, September 12 at 6:00

    Pizza and childcare will be provided.


    We'll begin in the Multipurpose Room and then dismiss to student classrooms.



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  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome Back! video is here!


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  • Welcome Back Meet our new staff members by clicking here.


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  • North Chatham is excited to announce that Sarah Chicchi has been named to serve as our assistant principal beginning August 1st. Ms. Chicchi has most recently been the assistant principal for the past six years at Pittsboro Elementary. Prior to pursuing a degree in administration from the University of North Carolina, she spent time as a fourth and fifth grade teacher in Granville County. Ms. Chicchi is excited to join the North Chatham family and looks forward to meeting everyone in the coming weeks. 


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  • Back to School

    Open House (Grades 1-5)

    August 24, 5:00-7:00 pm


    First Day of School

    August 28


    Kindergarten Open House

    August 30, 5:00-6:00 pm


    Supply Lists (click here)


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North Chatham Highlights

Principal's Message


    Un mensaje del director        Principal

    Welcome to North Chatham Elementary, home of the Jaguars!  We look forward to a great year ahead.  We are committed to student achievement and meeting the needs of all students. The faculty and staff at North Chatham continuously work to support all students and ensure that everyone has a successful year of academic and personal growth.

    I welcome your comments, questions, and concerns. I would like to extend an invitation for your active participation, which will be appreciated by our entire staff.

    Thank you and welcome to an exciting and rewarding year!

    Carla Murray


    Un Mensaje de la directora

    ¡Bienvenido a la escuela primaria North Chatham, hogar de los Jaguares! Esperamos un gran año. Estamos comprometidos con el rendimiento estudiantil y satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes. La facultad y el personal de North Chatham trabajan continuamente para apoyar a todos los estudiantes y para garantizar que todos tengan un año exitoso de crecimiento académico y personal.

    Sus comentarios, preguntas y preocupaciones son bienvenidos. Me gustaría extender una invitación para su participación activa, que será apreciada por todo nuestro personal.

    ¡Gracias y bienvenidos a un año emocionante y gratificante!

    Carla Murray