April is the month of Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration of growth and development for preschool-aged children everywhere. For our staff, Week of the Young Child is a time to plan how we as educators can better meet the needs of your children to ensure that they look back fondly on their early childhood years. Not to brag, but I do believe that the students at this school – your children – are absolutely phenomenal. I see so much potential in each and every one of them to reach incredible success in whatever field they chose, and I am thrilled knowing that Chesterbrook Academy gets to be an early chapter in the story of their lives. I can only hope they remember us when they someday change the world!
Click here to download a printable copy of this month’s Lunch & Events Calendars. Hard copies are also available at the front desk. Please check the whiteboard in the front lobby for a heads up when a spirit day is approaching. Don’t forget that up-to-date information is also available via our school website at any time.
– WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD – Week of April 11th – It’s a big week at Chesterbrook Academy, as we celebrate Week of the Young Child! The goal of this special week is to raise public awareness of early childhood needs, and spotlight the growth and development of young children everywhere. All of our students will help us to celebrate with a different child-centered theme each day. Stay tuned for a full schedule of events and additional information.
– KINDERGARTEN SAT10 TESTING – April 18th to 20th – Our Kindergarten class will begin the Stanford Achievement standardized testing for the 2015-2016 school year. Please avoid absences or late arrivals unless there is an emergency. For more information on the SAT10 testing process, please see Miss Julie.
– EARTH DAY FESTIVAL – Friday, April 22nd – We certainly love our planet, and now it’s time to show off just how much! The children will learn about the many ways that they can contribute to a healthy environment. Our Toddler through Kindergarten classes will come together in Washington Square Park to share their ideas before taking part in our annual ladybug release. Don’t forget to wear lots of green as a promise to always treat our Earth with love and respect!
– PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN SPRING FIELD TRIP – Thursday, April 28th – Our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will venture out to explore the wonders of water at Fairmount Water Works! The students will enjoy a special exhibit to learn about the role water plays in all of our lives, as well as the diversity and abundance of animals that live in the Schuylkill River. More details and a permission slip to come.
As always, please reach out with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns. Thank you for your ongoing support of Chesterbrook Academy of Philadelphia!