Southern Boulevard Elementary School, which serves students in grades K-3, is one of the two elementary schools…More located in Chatham Township. The school has a character education program called "SBS Soars" that is intended to be a joint venture between school and home. The program also sponsors a parent education series; parents read books that discuss parenting strategies and participate in book talk activities connected to their reading. It also offers a variety of other special activities. It celebrates the ancestral traditions of its students and families with February's International Festival, which features a celebration—complete with a parade and fashion show. Southern Boulevard also invites parents to participate, with their children, in what the school calls "math game days" and "writing portfolio days"—activities intended to strengthen the partnership between home and school.
A storm water basin sits adjacent to the school's parking lot; it is designed to slow rainwater runoff from the school parking lot storm drains. Several forms of native wildlife, such as frogs and butterflies, have made their home there.
The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township was founded in 1959 and originally met in the basement of Southern…More Boulevard Elementary School. That school is down the road from its current site, which was completed in 1971.
Church members volunteer both locally and abroad. The church has sent trips to Nairobi, Kenya, but members also spend time volunteering at New Jersey food banks.
The church offers fellowship opportunities for young children and high school students. It also has seven different age-determined music groups that allow all age groups—from kindergarteners to adults—to participate. It also administers kindergarten enrichment programs.
There are two Sunday worship services. Coffee and fellowship time follows the services.
The Rev. Dr. Edward M. Halldorson is the church's pastor.
Chatham Township's municipal building is located toward the western edge of town. It houses the majority of the…More township's offices—the Police Department and Department of Public Works are on Southern Boulevard.
The building is also home to the Senior Center of the Chathams and the School District of the Chathams Board of Education.
There are fields and a playground behind the structure. The township's Sept. 11 memorial is located adjacent to the recreation areas.
A banner above the front doors proclaims that Chatham Township is "the best place to live in New Jersey."