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June 2015

We are delighted to share all we have learned during the month of May! We enjoyed celebrating our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and celebrating moms for Mother’s Day. We also enjoyed celebrating our military and participating in red, white, and blue activities during Memorial Day. We are excited to be able to share all we will learn during the month of June!

* June Weekly Themes *

June 1-5 * Pirates
June 8-12 * Knights and Castles
June 15-19 * Heroes and Heroines
June 22-26 * Spirit Week
June 29-July 3 * Campers Today, Leaders Tomorrow

* Fun Things Coming Up In June *

June 5 – Pre-K 2 Celebration of Learning Ceremony (7pm)
June 11 – Kindergarten Graduation (7pm)
June 12 – Welcome Summer Party (6:30pm) – All are welcome!
June 15 – Dress as your favorite hero or princess
June 18 – Donuts for Dads (AM)

Spirit Week
June 22 – Wear CBA colors day
June 23 – Crazy sock day
June 24 – Wacky tacky day
June 25 – Crazy hat day
June 26 – Sunglasses day

June 26 – Scoops 2 – U at 3:30pm
July 3 – CBA Closed for Independence Day

* Notes From The Office *

* Splash Day: Splash Day will begin the week of Monday, June 22nd. On days your child’s class has splash day, please send them in with sunscreen applied, and in their swim clothes or clothes that can get wet. In a plastic bag labeled with your child’s name, please send in a towel, dry clothes, and dry shoes. Here is the Classroom Splash Day Schedule:

Infants & Toddlers: Monday 10:00-11:00
Beginners: Monday 10:00-11:00
Intermediates: Tuesday 10:00-11:00
Pre-K 1: Wednesday 10:00-11:00

* Summer Camp: Please note summer camp information is now available for all students. Please see up front for more specific information and camp calendars. Field trips will start the week of June 29th.

* Sunscreen and Clothing: Please check with your child’s teachers to ensure you have sunscreen and updated forms in the classroom. Additionally, check your child’s cubby and switch out spare clothing that is appropriate for the warmer weather.

* Tuition: The new tuition rates begin on Monday, June 28th. If you have specific questions, please stop by the desk up front. Thank you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with administration up front. We look forward to a fun month of June activities!

* Ms. Amanda, Principal & Ms. Alyssa, Assistant Principal & The CBA Staff *



Educational Newsletter

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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