Message from the Principal
Dear Parents – can you believe another school year is coming to an end? We had such a great school year of making new friends, learning new skills and becoming confident, amazing youngsters! As some children move on to new classes and new schools, we want to thank you all for a great year and for being a part of our Chesterbrook Academy family. We look froward to summer fun, splashing around, and new adventures this summer.
We will say good bye to our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Coates, for the summer and see her again in August when school starts back up. We are excited for next week and the return of Miss Quiana. For those families that were with us over a year ago, you may remember her as one of our afternoon floaters. She moved to FL for a year and has now returned to PA. She is so excited to join our team again. Miss Quiana will be partnering up with Miss Jen in the Infant 1 room as we welcome many new babies to our school.
We would also like to apologize quickly for not putting the date on the recent move up paperwork that was recently sent out. The children that are moving to new classes will begin visiting over the next few weeks and officially be in their new classes on Monday, June 15th. This is also when new tuition rates take effect. Please adjust your payment accordingly and ask if you have any questions regarding what to pay.
June 12th – last day of school/Kindergarten end of year celebration
June 15th – first day of Summer Camp
June 19th – Donuts with Dads
June 30th – Yello-Dyno Safety Presentation
June 15th -New tuition rates take effect
With the children being outside more and our lovely campus in the woods here, please be sure to check your children for ticks. It is the time of year when they are out.
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
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