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Dear Chesterbrook Families,

As the school year comes to an end, we would like to congratulate the Pre-K and Kindergarten students on their upcoming graduation from Chesterbrook Academy. We are so very fortunate that we have been able to watch your children mature and flourish throughout the year.  We are sad to see them go but we are very excited that they will be moving on to the next chapter in their lives.  We hope that everyone keeps in touch with pictures or a quick visit to say hello!

The month of June is filled with end of the year activities and as well as the start of a fun filled Summer Camp program!

  • Wednesday, June 3rd: SPRING FLING- Don’t forget to wear your classroom color.  There will be face-painting, a dance party, a photo booth, and games!  It will be a very exciting morning for the kiddos! 🙂
  • Friday, June 12th: FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATIONS!- Please be sure to check your child’s daily form for specific information.
  • Tuesday, June 16th: PJ DAY- Your child can wear their favorite PJ’s today!
  • Friday, June 19th: GRADUATION DAY- Our Pr-K and Kindergarten classrooms will be graduating today!  Please see your classroom teachers for specific details.
  • Monday, June 22nd: FIRST DAY OF SUMMER CAMP- We will have a Summer Kick-Off BBQ at lunch today!

Here are a few friendly reminders.

  • Please be sure to pick up your child by 6pm.  A late charge of $1 per minute will be assessed to your account when your child is picked up after 6pm.
  • Tuition is due every Friday for the following week. A mandatory $25 fee, per our corporate office, will be charged if payment is not given by Tuesday mornings. No exceptions.
  • We have an ACH program that allows us to automatically withdrawal the tuition from your account every Monday night. If you would like to take advantage of this, please ask for the form.
  • Please remember to sign your child in and out for every drop-off and pick-up. The book is located on the front desk and is labeled with each classroom name.
  • Remember that the academic day begins everyday at 9:00am, so please be sure to have your child here by that time.
  • For security purposes, please do not share the code to the front door with anyone other than the people named on your child’s Authorized Pick Up List.
  • You must give us four weeks’ notice in writing prior to withdrawing your child from the School. If four weeks’ notice is not given, please understand that you will be held responsible for four weeks’ tuition. You must also give us two weeks’ notice prior to changing your child’s attendance schedule.
  • Please do not leave your car running or a child in the car unattended at drop off/pick up time. In addition to being dangerous, this is illegal and the state of NJ considers it as abuse and neglect, even for a minute.
  • Earn a free week of tuition for referring a family to our school.
  • Reminder that we will no longer be honoring make up days.


And as always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to see Kasey or Leah at anytime.  We are always here to help you!

Thank you,

Kasey and Leah

– Recommended Reading Adventures for Summer –

-25 Books to Enjoy with Your Child-

25 Books

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



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