Chat 'n Chew is a special lunch time book club offered only to LFE second graders. Once a month second grade participants get to eat lunch in their classroom while discussing the book of the month. Chat 'n Chew is designed to encourage students to learn to love reading. It is organized by the PTA and parent volunteers lead the discussions with provided questions. It is a wonderful opportunity to spend 30 minutes a month eating lunch with your child and their friends!

​The last Chat 'n Chew of the year is a Pizza Party and each student gets to choose a free book to keep as a gift.

​Books are available to purchase through us, get on your own, or check out from the local library (though those go fast.) PTA does not make a profit on the books we sell and actually can purchase them in bulk for cheaper than typically found through other sources.

​Chat 'n Chew is a beloved LFE program. Students and parents who have chosen to participate have loved the experience.

Chat 'n Chew Dates 2019-2020

October 2: Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
​November 6: Titanic: Lost and Found by Judy Donnelly
December 4: Fish Face - Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly Giff 
January 8: Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher's House by Louis Sachar
February 5: The Absent Author  (A to Z Mysteries Book #1) by Ron Roy
March 4: Pizza Party

​To sign your second grader up for Chat 'n Chew or to volunteer as a Parent Group Leader print the form below and send into the school with payment by September 6, 2019.

Group Leader Volunteer Information

​All volunteers are required to submit a Volunteer Application Form to the office.

An email will be sent out the week before to confirm volunteers.

Upon arrival, you will be teamed up with another parent volunteer (two are required for each group) and given a folder with your group information, class location, and questions for leading your group discussion.

​It is helpful to read the Book of the Month in advance, so you understand the questions and can help lead the children.

​Please check in at the LFE Office by 11:55am. Please be prompt. Chat 'n Chew takes place during Second Grade lunch in the Second Grade classrooms. Bring a lunch!

​Please make childcare arrangments for younger siblings. 

​Already participated in Chat 'n Chew? Please donate your books back to our program to allow students to participate who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Please send the books into your teacher or drop off in the LFE front office. Thank you!