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June Newsletter

A Message from the Principal:

Hello CBA Families!

We have many activities planned for June: Please keep track of all important dates below.

Our theme for the month is “Imagination at Play”. The weekly topics will consist of: Pirates, Knights& Castles, The Wild, Wild West, and Robots.

Summer transition- We will let you know if your child will be moving to the next room by June 10. There may be very little summer transition due to the enrollment of our school. Please be aware that all classrooms will be doing a summer review to make sure your child is ready for the next classroom. However, we will be having a large fall transition for the school year because the Pk-2 class will be moving on to Kindergarten.

It is my commitment to support the needs of your children, your families, and the school. It is my passion to see your children succeed and thrive in their educational environment. If you have any questions or concerns, my door is always open and you can email me at Adrienne.nwude@nlcinc.com.
Again, thank you for the continued support.

Important Dates:

• June 12, 2015 Pre-Kindergarten Graduation-time-3:00p (currently enrolled students headed to KG only)
• June 18, 2015 Father’s Day Snack 3:30
• June 22, 2015 Summer Camp starts June 22-August 28
• August 31, 2015- Fall Transition week for the whole school.
• September 2, 2015 -Back to school Night – 6:30-7:30pm for everyone (Infant-Pk-2)
• September 7, 2015 Labor Day –no school -closed
• September 8, 2015 School starts for everyone!

Please check out our monthly calendars on our website for more details on summer events!

Parent Reminders:

Summer camp- Camp calendars and newsletters will be out June 17.

Summer time shoes- Please make sure your child has closed toe shoes at school. Also, bring your child’s sunscreen lotion, and hats for outside.

Make sure your child is here at 9:00am for the start of school every day so that they don’t miss out on field trips, classroom enrichment, and nature walks.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, CBA is a NUT FREE zone!! What that means is we can’t have any products that have nuts in them, made with nut oil, may contain nut or nut residues, or packaged in a plant that processes peanut/ tree nuts. Please read the very last line of all of the ingredients. Please understand for some of our children this is a life and death situation! I thank you for your understanding.

**We do have a late pick up policy that is stated on your fee schedule. Our hours of operation are 630am-630pm, if your child is picked up after that time, you must pay the late pickup fee.
** Reminders: Chesterbrook Academy requires a two week notice on vacation requests and a four week notice for withdrawals. If your child is in the PK2 class please remember to turn in your withdrawal notice.
**A gentle reminder that payment is due the Friday before the following week! If payment is received after Monday, a late payment fee of $25 will be assessed. Thank you!

Thank you,
Adrienne & Lauren

A Message from our 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


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