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June News

A Message from the Principal:

June begins next week already! Summer camp is just a few short weeks away. Please take a look at our June newsletter here. If you have not already done so, please bring in sunscreen and bug spray for your child. Remember to label each with your child’s first and last name, as well as complete the authorization form.

In addition to our exciting events during the month of June, Chesterbrook Academy would also like to give back to our community. We have decided to partner with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and help some animals in need. Starting Monday, June 1st and running through Friday, June 26th, we will be collecting donations for the animal shelter(Animal Shelter Flyer). During the first week in July, the donations will be delivered by some of our Chesterbrook students. Throughout the month, classrooms will be keeping track of the number of donations in each classroom. The classroom with the most donations will win an ice cream party!


Important Dates:

  • Friday, June 5th: National Donut Day! Students will practice measuring and mixing ingredients to create their own donut.
  • Tuesday, June 9th: Pre-K Graduation
    • Our rising kindergarten students will be graduating at 6:30pm at our Kids Campus in Chantilly. Congratulations Class of 2015!
  • Friday, June 19th: Father’s Day Celebration
    • Chesterbrook Academy is looking forward to celebrating all fathers! Please join your child’s class at 3:30pm for root beer floats and a father’s day surprise.
  • Thursday, June 25th: First Water Day (Toddlers through Pre-K)
    • Please see the June newsletter for details, but don’t forget your child’s swimsuit, towel, and a change of clothes.
  • Friday, June 26th: Summer Camp Kick Off Picnic Lunch
  • Friday, July 3rd: CLOSED for Independence Day

From the Education Department:

25 Books to Enjoy with Your Child

– Recommended Reading Adventures for Summer –

Whatever your child’s age, it is important to continue shared reading experiences even during summer. Reading together frequently has been shown to have a profound positive influence on vocabulary acquisition, speech development and listening skills.

Below are some age-appropriate books to read with your child this summer.


  • Welcome Summer by Jill Ackerman & Nancy Davis
  • Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell
  • Splish, Splash, Baby! by Karen Katz
  • Llama Llama Sand and Sun by Anna Dewdney
  • Baby Loves Summer! By Karen Katz

TODDLERS (ages 1-2)

  • Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins
  • Monkey Ono by J. C. Phillips
  • 1, 2 at the Zoo by Sue DiCicco
  • Get Happy by Malachy Doyle & Caroline Uff
  • The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen & Dan Hanna

BEGINNERS (ages 2-3)

  • Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
  • I’m a Shark by Bob Shea
  • Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan
  • Biscuit Visits the Big City by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • Island Counting 1, 2, 3 by Frane Lessac


  • Mouses’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson
  • Curious George Goes to the Beach by H.A. Rey
  • Over in the Ocean by Marianne Berkes
  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
  • The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

PRE-K/PRE-K 2 (ages 4-5)

  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • How to Hide an Octopus by Ruth Heller
  • Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London
  • P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out by Marilyn Sadler


By experiencing a literacy-rich environment, both at school and at home, our students are prepared to become successful, confident readers in elementary school and beyond.

– Lauren Starnes, PhD- Director of Early Childhood Education


You may view a PDF of the article here.

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