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Students dismissed early Wednesday, Oct. 28

Chanute Elementary students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM to allow time for staff professional development. CHS and RMS students will be dismissed at 1 PM. After-school bus transportation will run usual routes two hours earlier than a regular school day. Lincoln morning and afternoon preschoolers will have school.


Reading aloud to a child builds a strong bond that can last a lifetime


begins Sunday Oct. 25

Read Aloud to a Child Week is a national event to emphasize the importance of reading aloud to children and to encourage families to participate. There is a large body of reserach that confirms the benefits of reading aloud to children. It may in fact be the most important activity that parents share with children to help them become strong readers. Reading aloud builds a strong parent-child bond that can last a lifetime!

To join in, simply choose a book your child will enjoy and commit to reading together for about 20 minutes each night of Oct. 25-31. 

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       For activities and suggestions go the Read Aloud to a Child website at


Participate in the LIVE Read Along by going to the Read Aloud to a Child Facebook page

at the day and time (all times are in Eastern Time.

Book descriptions are found here:

Among the books to be read on each date are:

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson – Sunday Oct. 25 at 2:30 PM

Harold Finds a Voice, by Courtney Dicmas – Monday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 PM

Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor –  Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 PM

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss – Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 PM

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andra Beaty – Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 PM

Vote for Our Future! by Margaret McNamara – Friday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 PM

                                                                                                                             Speak Up by Miranda Paul – Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 PM



USDA approves FREE meals for ALL students!

The United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) is picking up the tab for all students attending schools with a National School Food Service program to receive free breakfasts and lunches for the rest of this school year. It doesn’t matter if student families can afford to pay or not, ALL students can pick up a free breakfast and a free lunch every school day. This decision is not income-based or need-based, and is being paid for by USDA. The more participants, the more money the local school district will receive from USDA.

So Eat – and Eat Free!

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Online Enrollment begins July 27

All enrollment forms can be completed and fees paid online.

Students who finished the 2019-2020 school year with Chanute Public Schools should have received an email with directions and a code to enroll online. Parents who did not receive a code or whose email has changed should use the link below to update their email address. A new code will be generated and sent to  you within 24 hours. 

To enroll, parents of returning or new-to-district/kindergarten students should go to the Enroll Online Tab Button on the district’s website. Click on the link for new student OR returning student to begin filling out the forms. All kindergarten students, including those coming from Lincoln Early Learning Center, are new students.

School offices will reopen Aug. 3 for parents who want to use a school computer to enroll. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.



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Chanute Elementary School
500 Osa Martin Blvd
Chanute, Kansas 66720
Phone: 620.432.2530
Fax: 620.432.2542