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Letter from the Principal (11/12/21)

November 12, 2021

Good Afternoon CT Families,

What a special day yesterday! It was so exciting and we were so glad to bump the event a day to ensure a successful trot!  Many thanks to Mr. Steve for coordinating and running the event.  Our CT students in grades 3-5 ran such great race.  I am so proud of their efforts in the Turkey Trot, we have some exceptional athletes.  Included are a couple of photos that highlight the Top Ten and the runners. 


Below please find a couple of items to keep you informed about:

  1. YouthTruth Family Survey
    As a reminder, our families are encouraged to participate in a short survey designed to help us better understand our families’ feelings about their child(ren)’s school and educational experience. The District has once again asked YouthTruth, a national nonprofit that works with schools nationwide, to conduct an anonymous survey on our behalf. The survey should take only about 15 minutes for you to complete. You may remember completing a similar survey in prior years. The family survey may be accessed by clicking here. The window to complete the survey closes November 19th
  2. Chester County Food Bank, Back Pack Program to support our elementary students is up and running again. This program provides food every Friday to elementary children that may need additional food or meals over the weekend.  There is no cost to participate, but families must enroll their elementary students to be included. The program runs from now till May, and is open to students currently enrolled in one of GVSD’s elementary schools. Each Friday, enrolled students will receive a bag of non-perishable food that will be distributed in a caring manner by CT staff.


If you wish to receive food, please click here for the Sign-up form, or you may also email Nicole Melia at the following information:

  • Elementary Student(s)’ Name(s):
  • Student(s)’ School(s):
  • Student(s)’ Teacher(s):


By emailing to participate you are giving consent to participate in the Chester County Food Bank’s Back Pack Program through the Great Valley School District.

*If you wish to participate but DO NOT want this information shared with your student’s teacher and food placed in the backpack, please contact the food service department at 610-889-2125 X 51979, to make other pick up arrangements. 


Warm Regards,

Mrs. Citron


Mrs. Bonnie Citron

Interim Principal

Charlestown Elementary