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June News

From the Principal’s Office:

In June we will be celebrating our dads with our annual Father’s Day Breakfast on Friday, June 19th and we will be celebrating summer with our Family Movie Night on Friday, June 26th. This month our students will get to enjoy fun trips, water play, and in-house events while practicing skills with our Links to Learning Curriculum. We are excited for some new trips and in-house events this summer, please see our summer camp calendar for more details or check out our website.

Our education department this month has given you some book suggestions for creating a literacy rich environment for your child(ren). Please take a moment to look at the suggestions and take a trip to the library or your local book store. Summer reading under a tree, at the beach, or by the pool are the best!

My Favorite Books About Summer
1. Summer Days and Nights by Ann Herbert Scott
2. Fireflies at Midnight by Marilyn Singer
3. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (also on the list below)
4. It’s summer by Linda Glaser
5. Painting the Wind by Patricia & Emily Maclachlan

Nicole Gleason
Our calendar for the 2015-2016 school years is viewable online at: http://centralnaperville.chesterbrookacademy.com.

Upcoming Events


  • Summer Camp Begins Monday, June 1st
  • Graduation on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00pm
  • Water Play & Sprinkler Fun Begins on Monday, June 1st (see camp calendar for individual class days)
  • Magic Show on Thursday, June 11th
  • Father’s Day Breakfast on Friday, June 19th
  • Pony Rides on Thursday, June 25th
  • Family Movie Night on Friday, June 26th  at dusk, Movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”


  • Color Me Mine on Wednesday, July 1st
  • Chesterbrook Academy is Closed on Friday, July 3rd for July 4th Holiday
  • Double Slip and Slide on Thursday, July 9th
  • Animal sHow on Thursday, July 16th

School Spotlight

Preschool Graduation
Please join us on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00pm for our annual Preschool Graduation at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary gym. Students will be performing on stage and refreshments will be served after the diplomas are received. We hope to see you there!

Father’s Day Breakfast
Please join us on Friday, June 19th from 7:30am to 9:00am for a continental breakfast to celebrate all our amazing dads!

Family Movie Night
Please join us for a night under the stars, as we watch “How to Train Your Dragon 2” on our preschool playground. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks for a fun night!

Fun in the Sun
“Oh Mr. Sun, Sun Mr. Golden Sun….” The sun is shining bright (or will be soon) and our preschoolers are spending more time outside. Please help us protect our students by filling out our sunscreen form and returning it with a new bottle of sunscreen. A hat is also suggested; please make sure to label it with your child’s name. Sunscreen is applied fifteen minutes before going outside both in the AM and PM. Please make sure your child has appropriate footwear for summer. Sandals with backs and clasps and sneakers/gym shoes are great. Please no flip flops.

Safety Concerns and Traffic Flow in Parking Lot

This is a reminder to parents regarding our policy on entering and exiting the building. I know that it is in our nature to be polite and open doors for others, but when this occurs it negates the safety features of our door code. Please refrain from holding open the door for other adults in order to ensure that only enrolled families gain access to our building. Ms. Jen and I are available from 7:00am to 6:30pm to monitor the comings and goings of parents and students; but occasionally we need to assist in a classroom or in the kitchen. We will be posting a sign at the front desk notifying parents where we are, should we need to leave the front desk area for an extended period of time. We also have an extra staff member monitoring the front entrance from 6:30am to 7:00am, until Ms. Jen or I arrive for the day. Please make sure to sign your child in and out at the front desk every day that they attend also.

Please take a moment to review how traffic should flow in our parking lot: Traffic is to enter the parking lot on the Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School side and then follow all the way around the lot and park on the preschool side. Traffic should exit the parking lot on our preschool side. Please make sure to slow down near the cross walk so that you are able to watch for pedestrians crossing from one building to the next and to avoid any accidents or injuries. Heavy traffic times are from 8:30am to 8:45am and 3:35pm to 3:55pm; to avoid these heavy traffic times please arrive to the campus either before or after these arrival and dismissal times.

Become a Chesterbrook Ambassador!
If you refer a family to any Chesterbrook Academy school, you will receive a free week of tuition off of your oldest child’s tuition.  There is no limit to the number of families you refer. Note: The referred family must be full-time student and enrolled for 90 days before the free week of tuition can be applied. If the referral is for a part time student you will receive one hundred dollars off your child’s tuition.

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School
Please take a moment each month to view what is new and exciting at our Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School website at: http://naperville.chesterbrookacademy.com. You can learn more about all the specialty teachers under the Parent tab or enjoy reading the elementary newsletter.

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


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