Welcome back, students and families! I hope you had a wonderful summer and felt ready to return. We have been very busy preparing for the year ahead—we had teachers attend professional development on teaching writing in New York, and many others attended sessions on everything from social studies to social-emotional supports. Teachers have been back at work since early August setting up beautiful learning spaces, planning and working in their new teams. We are very fortunate to welcome several new staff members this year as well. I hope you have had a chance to meet your children’s teachers, and if not, you will soon! Please see attached paper for complete staff list.

Mrs. Kristin Novy


Org Chart 2019-20


Have you signed up yet? REMIND is our school’s communication lifeline. You should be on your child’s teacher(s) account and the CHES main account. See the attached flyer for information on how to sign up.

CHES remind info English

CHES remind info Spanish



Order sheets will be going home from Ms. Cruz to place additional orders. You can also come purchase yourself during office hours (8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m., 1-2 p.m. on Fridays).

Important Dates:

1/20: No School; MLK Day

1/30 No School for Students; Parent Teacher Conferences

1/31 No School for Students; PD day

2/17: No School; President’s Day

4/2 No School for Students; Parent Teacher Conferences

4/3 No School for Students; PD day

4/6-4/10: No School; Spring Break

5/25 No School; Memorial Day

6/11 Last Day of School

Applications for K-6th are now being accepted. Application due date is January 31st 2020. To apply, please ask for a family advocate at the front desk.


Full calendar here: Christopher House Elementary School Year 2019-2020

Meet the Principal


Welcome to Christopher House Elementary School where we strive to create a school climate in which children, teachers, and parents find a sense of community, experience the warmth of friendship, and are inspired to view learning as a lifelong process.

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Lottery and Non-discrimination Policy

Applications for 2019-2020 school year are

Now available on site. Please contact (773)922-7500

for more information.


Process for Addressing Parent and Community Member Concerns

CPS’ Non Discrimination Statement

Concerns or inquiries regarding sex discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be made to the Board’s Title IX Coordinator in the office of student protections and Title IX (OSP) or the U.S. Department of Education office for Civil Rights (OCR).