September 2018

     Welcome back to school!

                I hope you all had a wonderful summer and found many fun and creative ways to beat the heat! It has been an exciting summer for Charlotte Avenue Elementary School. Several new faces have been added to our team:

    PreK Teacher P/T:                  Melissa Cataldo

    Level 1 Teacher:                     Jeneane Page

    Level 5 Teacher:                     Lindsay Carr           

    Special Education Teacher:                 Laurie Munley

    Art (.2):                                   Kari Ratka

                CAS is very fortunate to have these individuals join us as we continue to pursue a pathway to excellence.


                Charlotte Avenue has a strong sense of community. I believe this culture is an intricate part to our school’s success. I am very pleased to announce that we have been designated by Business First as #4 out of 255 Western New York schools. Over the past 6 years we have jumped up 24 slots! This accomplishment could not have happened without a strong partnership between the school and home. Thank you for all you have done to support us as we continue to do our best.

                The 2018-2019 school year is fast approaching and we are very excited for your children to arrive on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. This year we will continue with the district procedure of doors opening at 8:50 a.m. Students may not enter the building prior to 8:50 a.m. unless they are registered in the YMCA Before School Program (674-9622).


    Students participating in the Breakfast Program may proceed to the cafeteria as they enter at 8:50 a.m. Students will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m.

                Thank you for making our arrival and dismissal drive-through area a great success. To continue making this a positive and safe experience here are a few reminders:

    ●       Charlotte Avenue has a No Standing/No Parking Zone in front of the school.

    ●       Parents who are dropping off or picking up their children by car will utilize the K-5 arrival and dismissal driveway, which is open between the hours of 8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. A left turn cannot be made into this lot as per the Hamburg Village Police Department.

    ●       Parents of K-5 students are not granted access to the Main Parking Lot during our arrival and dismissal times. This parking lot is reserved for PreK parents ONLY (during arrival and dismissal times).

                You will find our breakfast and lunch menus, as well as, meal pricing on the District home page. Also, please note that all daily changes to your child’s dismissal must be made in writing. If a change to your child’s dismissal takes place during the day, please email your child’s teacher as well as both secretaries in the office by 1:00 p.m. at tgier@hcsdk12.org and mjudge@hcsdk12.org.

    Parent Information Night is as follows:


    Friday, September 7:   4th grade at 4:30 p.m. and 5th grade at 5:00 p.m.

    (Back to School Picnic will begin at 5:30 p.m.) 

    Thursday, September 13:   Kindergarten at 6:00 p.m.; 1st grade at 6:30 p.m.;

    2nd grade at 7:00 p.m. and 3rd grade at 7:30 p.m.

    Please note: Parent Information Night is for parents only. This is your time to hear from your child’s classroom teacher.

    I am looking forward to seeing everyone on September 5, as I know this will be a fantastic year with many more wonderful opportunities!

    Warm Regards,

    Mrs. Danielle Lango

    Mrs. Danielle Lango                                                                                                          

    Charlotte Avenue Principal