Chester Academy News

Community Chili Cook-Off

posted Oct 17, 2017, 6:10 AM by Vanessa Healy   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 6:10 AM ]

Calling all Chester men! Brush off your chili pot and tweak your favorite recipe for entry into this year's competition. The cook-off will be held on Friday, November 3rd in the Chester Multi-Purpose Room. Come try out the chili and vote!   

Halloween Party

posted Oct 17, 2017, 5:58 AM by Vanessa Healy   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 6:00 AM ]

Come join in on all the spooky fun on Friday, October 27th! The party will be held from 6-8 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at 84 Chester Street. Games, crafts, prizes, candy, photo opportunities, and more! Costumes are encouraged but not required. For more info, please contact the PTA at                                                                   

October Safety Newsletter

posted Oct 12, 2017, 12:50 PM by Ann Parnell   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 1:16 PM by Benjamin Kilar ]

October Safety Newsletter

Homework Help

posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:45 AM by Susan Buck

Homework Help Space begins on Thursday, October 19th
Homework Help Space provides a quiet, productive area for students in grades 5 through 8 to focus on homework assignments and manage projects.   Assistance is provided by certified Chester Academy teaching staff.
Homework Help Space meets weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15 PM. 
Students may attend ONE day or BOTH days.
A late bus is available for students enrolled in this program. However, a Late Bus Slip must be completed and turned in to the MAIN OFFICE by 10:00 AM on the day of attendance.
Parents choosing to pick-up their student(s) must arrive promptly for 4:15 PM.

For more information email:

Monthly Newsletter - September

posted Sep 28, 2017, 7:15 AM by Ann Parnell   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 4:07 PM by Benjamin Kilar ]

The Monthly Newsletter for September is now available!

Grade 8 Pictures

posted Sep 19, 2017, 8:39 AM by Benjamin Kilar   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 8:39 AM ]

In preparation for promotion activities, Mrs. Farrenkopf would like parents of grade 8 students to submit one baby or toddler picture per student. All photos should be turned in digitally via email no later than September 30, 2017. If you only have original paper photographs, you can send them to school with your child. Please make sure that all photos are labeled to ensure that they are returned to you. In addition, “group” pictures of students from Kindergarten through eighth grade would also be appreciated.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Farrenkopf at:

September Safety Educator

posted Sep 14, 2017, 10:23 AM by Karen Lacroix   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 10:25 AM ]

The September Issue of the Safety Educator Newsletter is attached. Enjoy!

Annual School Registration

posted Jul 31, 2017, 2:49 PM by Benjamin Kilar   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 2:49 PM ]

Annual school registration forms are now available.  Information for returning students can be reviewed and confirmed by parents using PowerSchool. Please email if you need assistance accessing your PowerSchool account.   

Parents of new students and anyone preferring preferring to print and complete multiple paper forms can access all that they need [here].   

YMCA After School Program

posted Jul 12, 2017, 10:21 AM by Karen Lacroix   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 10:26 AM by Ann Gaffney ]

The YMCA is offering an after school program at Chester Academy. 
Two day, three day and five day options are available for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  The program runs daily from the end of the school day until 6pm.

Please contact, Stacy Neville, Child Care Director at 603.437.9622 or email

The Y believes the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our school age programs focus on providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

 The Y provides: •  Homework support •  30+ minutes of physical activity •  Snack of fresh fruits/veggies and healthy grains •  Creative arts • Exploration in STEM (science, technology,  engineering & math) •  Character Rock Star program

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