Activities

The Chamberlain community believes that Chamberlain should be an education center where the entire family can be involved in learning and fun activities. There are many activities at Chamberlain for children, adults, and families. The following activities are a part of the mission of Chamberlain:

Adult Programs and Participation

  • Adult Education Programs – Twice a week, adults are involved in adult literacy and/or acquiring GED’s at Chamberlain.
  • Goshen Park and Recreation Department – In the evenings, the gym at Chamberlain is used for volleyball leagues for adults in the community.
  • Parent/Teacher Organization – The Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) funds many worthy projects at Chamberlain. PTO members attend monthly meetings and plan family activities for all.

Student Clubs and Activities

  • Boys and Girls Club of Goshen – Next door to Chamberlain is a beautiful new Boys and Girls Club facility. Many of our students go there after school for recreation and learning.
  • Chess Club – The Chamberlain Chess Club meets once a week for 2nd – 5th graders to advance critical thinking and problem solving skills. Chess Club members have four or five competitions per year; all members participate with similarly skilled children.

Fairs & Festivals

  • Book Fair – The PTO sponsors a Book Fair every year. Students and families can purchase books during the day or in the evening.
  • Fun Fair – Every March, the PTO organizes a carnival that is purely for student enjoyment. The Fun Fair consists of student games and prizes, a raffle, food and Bingo.

Service Projects

  • Community Service – Generous donors in the community allow us to help those families who are truly struggling. We present food certificates, clothes, and gifts to these families during the holidays.
  • Food Drive – Each year, before Thanksgiving, we hold a canned food drive to benefit local charities and food pantries.
  • Jump Rope for Heart – Each year students participate in Jump Rope for Heart to raise money for the American Heart Association.
  • Pennies for Riley – Each year students collect pennies, nickels, dimes, etc. and compete to see which class can collect the most money for Riley Children’s Hospital.
  • Red Ribbon Week – The week emphasizes drug and alcohol awareness and the concept of not using either substance. Having friends and community help with this is emphasized. A community walk to the courthouse to listen to a special speaker is incorporated each year.
  • Recycling Program – Students help run our recycling program, which collects aluminum cans, paper, cardboard and magazines.

Summer Programs

  • Summer Breakfast/Lunch Program – Over the summer months, we use grant money to serve breakfast and lunch to anyone in the Chamberlain community 18 years and younger. We normally serve around 50 students for breakfast and 150 students for lunch each day. Chamberlain staff directs and supervises this program.
  • Summer Library Program – In collaboration with the Goshen Public Library, Chamberlain serves as a satellite site for the public library during the summer. Many students continue excellent reading patterns over the summertime because of this program, which is open 4 days a week form 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.