Dear Chesterbrook Families,
We love summer!! The weather is warm, the days are longer and we all want to be outside!! The month of June is filled with wonderful end of the year activities as well as the beginning of an exciting summer camp program. We want to congratulate all our pre-k and kindergarten students and their families. We are so happy we got to know you all this year!
JUNE 5- RAINBOW DAY– The children will be encouraged to come dressed in the colors of the rainbow. There will be a discussion of rainbows and the children will have different activities related to rainbows. This is part of our Links to Learning Curriculum.
JUNE 12 – MAGIC DAY
JUNE 17- KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION AT 10:00 A.M.
JUNE 18- SUPER HERO DAY – Super hero day comes at the right time as we all believe our dads are Super Heroes. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. The children will be finishing up their Father’s Day gifts. We will be having “DONUTS WITH DAD” BETWEEN 3:30-4:30.
JUNE 19- PRE-K GRADUATION AT 10:00 A.M.
JUNE 22 -28- CAMP ADVENTURE WEEK – The first week of camp is starting out with a bang. Splash Day, ice cream day, and a scavenger hunt to name a few. Check out our calendar!
JUNE 30 – BEACH PARTY DAY
Children have a certain way
of growing bigger every day
But these little hands
and this special smile
will stay in our
hearts a long, long while.
- Tuition is due the Friday prior to the week of attendance. Any accounts that are past due, will be charged an automatic late fee of $25.00.
- All summer camp activity fees are currently due. Please see the office if you have any questions.
- Please be advised that all 2015/2016 tuition rates will go into effect as of July 2, 2015.
See you in July,
Ann and Sue
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
INTERMEDIATES (ages 3-4)
- 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