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Chancey Elementary School5
Posted February 18, 2015
- a parent
My husband and I contemplated private school for our son before kindergarten and ultimately decided to go to a public school for various reasons. We have been so happy with Chancey Elementary and comment regularly how we are glad we didn't go the private route. Our son's teachers have been amazing and he has progressed and learned so much since entering Chancey (he is now in 1st grade). I have been in his classrooms and have never had any problems going to help out as long the teacher was aware in advance I would be there. The staff is always friendly, welcoming and the administration is excellent; personable and professional. I know in other school districts bringing siblings into classrooms for holiday parties etc.. is not allowed, Chancey welcomes younger siblings with open arms. Overall we have been extremely happy and impressed with our experience at this school.
I overlooked multiple red flags, but one situation led to my transfer application. This is my child's first year in school after being homeschooled for kinder. I want to help support her school success & thought a good starting point would be to observe the flow of her day in the classroom. I was turned away twice. Even after giving 24-hr notice I was told - my visit wasn't approved - it violates other students' privacy - parents are critical - observations are a disruption THEN I was asked what type of work I do that afforded me time to come observe my child's classes an entire day??? Say what?!? I kindly explained that if my child was seeing one teacher a day as opposed to 4+ I wouldn't be observing for an entire day. In any case, I was surprised I was asked to justify & apply for approval to observe in my 6-year-old's class for a day? I can trust you w/my child but you don't trust yourself enough to have me sit in the back of your class while you teach? That's scary. Not consistent with school law or even best practices for parental involvement. Consider revising your policy.
I am a teacher at Chancey. Not only do staff members care deeply about academically challenging each child, we care about educating the whole child. We work hard to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each child. Our boss is by far the best in JCPS!
My boys attend Chancey, the administrative staff have been very helpful, being new to the area. The teachers are caring and the principal is working to get the students to reach higher levels academically.
I am a father of two Chancey students. We are very happy there. Everything from the Chancey garden, daddy-daughter dance, pilgrim's play all give my children a better than great experience. I feel education is important, but it's not just a school concerned with numbers on standarized tests but identifying the needs of the students. The principal is wonderful!!!!!
I have 2 kids that are students at Chancey Elementary. My olderst child is a 5th grader this year and she been attending Chancey ever since she was in kindergarten. My oldest child has a learning disabilityr and Xhancey has been great in helping her to achieve and to have confidents in her seld and now shes in the 5th grade i have confides thats shes able to do her work without second guess. She loves Chancey and i do too. My youngest child is going to the 2Nd grade this school year and hes so excited to go back to school knowing hes going to be in a higher grade and that he was going back to Chancey to see his friendsand teachers from last year. He loves Chancey as well as i do. LETS GO CHANCEY! Lets have a wwonderful school year!!!!!!
my daughter attends chancey,we love the environment.She is in the first grade and the teachers she has had up to this point has been phenominal.I am glad did we not place her in private school,the diversty that she has encountered at chancey will her succeed later in life in an diverse america.