December 4, 2018

Howdy Hawks,

The second first day of school is tomorrow! We are all looking forward to seeing you.  We have some important information for you. Most importantly, please remember that you don’t need to bring anything with you tomorrow.

See you tomorrow!

Mr. Hitchko

PS our temporary phone number onsite is 530-413-8001

Location: CORE Butte Gymnasium located at 2847 Notre Dame Boulevard in Chico

Tentative schedule:

7:30-8:25 Drop off/Breakfast

  • High five Mr. Hitchko and say hi to your teachers on the way in

  • Please check in with Miss Jessica before you pick up breakfast or enter the gym

  • Mrs. Parslow (aka Jen) will have breakfast for you. Sorry - no waffles! Students should go to her table in the foyer to get some food.

  • All students need to be in the gym from 7:30-8:25

  • Morning activities:

    • Balls, hoops and ropes (music?): south half court - Mrs. Hansen, Mrs. Bentz, Mrs. Gartner

    • Puzzles and board games - Miss Murtaugh, Ms. Washburn

    • Drawing, coloring, and building - Ms. Hardy, Ms. Silvers

8:25-8:40 Flag and announcements

  • Welcome back friends! November birthdays?

8:40-9:45 Instruction;  Middle school 1st period

9:45-10:05 Recess/snack

  • Jen will have a snack for you inside the gym

10:05-10:25 Silent reading (2-8) (Read aloud story K-1 in the foyer)

  • If you have a book you’re reading (or one of Mrs. Sobon’s kindles) you can bring it - if not, we’ll have books for you

10:25-11:30 Instruction; Middle school: 2nd period

11:30-12:15 Lunch - students will eat on the north side of the gym in the bleachers

  • Whole school eats together; lunch line: youngest to oldest

12:15-12:35 Whole school sing - Mr. Ben

12:35-1:25 Instruction; Middle school: 3rd peri

    *1:25 Kindergarten released

I:25-1:40 Recess

1:40-2:30 Instruction; Middle school: 4th period

2:30-3:00 Pick-up - Please be very prompt as we do not have a place to keep your kiddos after 3:00

Important info:

  • Parents are welcome to join us but beware! We might put you to work…

  • Parents, please come inside when your drop your child off. We have some information we need to gather.

  • Middle school will follow a regular Friday schedule

  • Middle school classes will stay in one area of the gym, grouped by grade level - the teachers will rotate.

  • You don’t need to bring anything! We have supplies and backpacks for students who need them.

  • You don’t need to bring food - breakfast, snack and lunch are provided for students

  • Wear only soft soled shoes - no spiked heels in the gym

  • Fridays we will share the gym with PCMS. Our start time will be the same but our end time is 12:30

On Fridays, we will be sharing the gym with PCMS -  fun stuff is being planned!!

Special events:

Friday, December 7, 2018  10:45-1:30

    2nd grade field - Bring a lunch to eat at the playground.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018     8:30-6:30

Middle school field trip to iFly Sacramento - We’ll need drivers!! See Mrs. Sobon if you have questions.

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Fire Update

CCCS’s campus mostly survived the Camp Fire, but we understand that many of your homes did not make it. Our hearts are with you during this trying time.

Our top priorities are the safety, well-being and education of our students, and one of the most impactful ways we can ensure this is to get our students and teachers back together as soon as possible to begin the healing and rebuilding process. Please view our latest updates on our school calendar, below. Please be on the look out as your child’s teachers will begin reaching out to families the week of November 26 to discuss the latest updates and confirm attendance.

School to Re-Open December 5

On Wednesday, December 5, Children’s Community Charter School students will return to school at the CORE Butte Gymnasium located at 2847 Notre Dame Boulevard in Chico. Paradise Charter Middle School will be joining CCCS on Friday.

  • Wednesday and Thursday will be open to grades K through 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Friday will be open to grades K through 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Students will participate in academic instruction, team building, and trauma care activities led by their teachers. The goal is to provide students structure, support and security as soon as possible to begin the healing and rebuilding process.

 Food Service & Transportation

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to ALL  students Wednesday through Friday.   Transportation options are being explored as of now.

Holiday Schedule

School will be closed for the regular holiday break from December 20th through January 4th and will resume on Monday, January 7th, 2019. 

Next Steps

In an effort to start the rebuilding process as quickly as possible, the Paradise charter school community holds regular meetings with the Butte County Office of Education, Paradise and Chico Unified School Districts, third party vendors, and charter school champions from across the state to identify new locations for their schools. Living Hope Fellowship and Life Church are long-term interim locations for Achieve Charter Schools and HomeTech. CORE Butte Gymnasium is a temporary location for Paradise Charter Middle School and Children’s Community Charter Schools, but partners continue to meet and work around the clock to secure permanent sites for each school.

Resources and Support

For a full list of Camp Fire supports, visit the Butte County Office of Education.

 To join relief efforts and help Paradise charter schools rebuild, visit the California Charter Schools Association.

Contact Information

Teachers will be calling families to discuss details this week. Please check in with your student’s teachers for questions and additional updates.


(530) 413-8001

FAX: not at this time

Temporary Mailing Address:

PO Box 6729

Chico, CA 95927

In 2017-18, the school received $281,683 in Education Protection Account (EPA) funding.  These funds were spent on teacher salaries.

In 2018-19, the school anticipates receiving  approximately $261,438 in Education Protection Account (EPA) funding.  These funds will be spent exclusively on teacher salaries.





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