A Message from the Principal:
We sure are having fun this summer, but as usual, it is going by way too fast. In just over two short weeks we will begin our 2016/2017 school year journey. On that note, you should have already received a notice regarding our upcoming Meet & Greet event on Wednesday, August 10th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. We schedule this Open House event, so parents and children have an opportunity to visit the school, meet their new teacher, learn more about our curriculum and daily schedules, receive a classroom parent handbook & supply list and purchase uniform shirts. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Mark your calendar!
August kicks off our 7th school year serving children and families in Port St. Lucie! We are very excited about the many new families joining our school community and appreciate the commitment and trust our long term families have shown us since opening our doors in 2010. Our graduating students are well prepared for what lies ahead in their educational journey, and we look forward to hearing about all their success in Kindergarten. This year we have over 100 new families joining us for VPK alone. Chesterbrook Academy is truly the place to be if you want your child prepared for Kindergarten. Our Links to Learning curriculum is meeting each child’s needs, and our teachers are implementing it beautifully!
Traditionally, quite a bit of information is sent home during the beginning of the school year regarding school policies, schedules, tuition obligations, security, attendance, upcoming events, and more. Please be sure to collect any information that is in the lobby, or in your child’s classroom file or cubby. During the school year, parent information will be updated regularly on our school website as well as through our Links 2 Home daily email communication. Our mission is to keep you connected with all that is going on in your child’s classroom and school community.
Together, we embark on yet another year of learning fun! Thank you for choosing Chesterbrook Academy for your child’s early education.
ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP FIELD DAY – 7/25
All South Florida Elementary Chesterbrook Academy campers joined forces for a fun-filled day of friendly competitions, games, and prizes.
Great Summer Memories!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th
August 1st – August 15th
Who wants to be a SUPER FAN?
Get Ready for Game Day!
Create Custom Drink Ware!
Choose From a Variety of Licensed Merchandise From your Favorite Teams!
- Sculpted Mugs
- Fan Clips
- Bottle Openers
- License Plates
- Fan Towels
- Plastic Container Sets
Brochures and order information will be sent home on Monday, August 1st
ORDERS ARE DUE MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH
In support of our end of summer fundraiser…we are asking ALL staff and children to wear their favorite sport team jersey on Wednesday, August 3rd!
SCHOOL YEAR OPEN HOUSE
2016/2017 School Year
August 15, 2016 – June 2, 2017
- Per State requirements, VPK student attendance is mandatory. Absences will require a doctor’s note. Children who are not attending on a regular basis may be subject to dis-enrollment. Our program is in demand. We currently have over 20 families who would like to transfer to our school if space becomes available.
- VPK classes are required to begin at 9:00 am & 1:15 pm SHARP! VPK instruction is only 3 hours a day and teachers need to start their daily routines on time. Please be sure to have your child ready to join the class a few minutes before the day begins.
- Drop-off is not the time to chat with your child’s teacher. Please schedule a specific time to meet if you would like to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have.
- VPK dismissal is at 12:00 pm & 4:15 pm SHARP! Please be sure to pick up your child within 5 minutes of dismissal time. Instruction must resume for full-time students and teachers need to follow their daily schedule directly following VPK. Chronic late pick-ups are subject to late fees and or dis-enrollment
Thank you for your support!
VPK ONLY (AM) – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Classroom doors open at 8:50 am
VPK ONLY (PM) – 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Classroom doors open at 1:05 pm
ALL VPK ONLY STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING DISMISSAL TIME.
FULL-TIME VPK students are permitted to attend between the hours of 6:30 am & 6:30 pm
From Our Education Department
A Powerful Connection to a Lifetime of Learning
Your children experience the perfect balance of learning and play in a safe, nurturing environment. Our Links to Learning (LTL) curriculum prepares them for kindergarten by introducing concepts in reading, math, art, music and much more. You will receive progress updates, as well as ideas to continue learning at home.
You can expect to receive daily communication and pictures via email through our Links 2 Home program. And, we also encourage you to take a few moments each week to review your child’s classroom Links to Learning “Parent Board”, so you can “Link” to your child’s early education experiences. Posted are “Weekly Skills”, “Lesson Plan”, “Daily Schedule”, “Monthly Spanish” and “Learning Outcomes”.
SIGN-IN & SIGN OUT LOGS:
Signing your child in and out daily is not only a licensing and company policy but, an added security measure, which ensures all children are accounted for while in our care. PLEASE, BE DILIGENT ABOUT RECORDING YOUR CHILD’S ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES. Thank you!
- A Fever of 100 degrees or more
- Vomiting within the previous 24-hour period
- Diarrhea within the previous 24-hour period
- Symptoms of a communicable disease
- Fussy, cranky behavior and not himself/ herself
Following an illness, a child may return to school once he/she has either been seen by a doctor or it has been determined that illness is not contagious. (A doctor’s clearance may be requested.) Please help us keep all of our children healthy by following these rules. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thank you for your support!
Tuition is due the 1st business day of every month. Accounts not paid in full by 12:00 pm the fifth business day of every month will automatically receive a late fee of $25. If tuition is not paid in full by the 7th business day of each month your child may not attend until the balance is paid in full. Failure to comply with tuition policies will result in a notice of dis-enrollment. If you’d like to sign up for our ACH program, which automatically pulls your monthly tuition from the account of your choice the 1st business day of every month, just let us know, and we will help you enrolled.
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS FEES:
If your child is signed up to attend a specific enrichment program, the monthly fee must be paid in full the first week of every month or your child may not attend the second week. Please understand, we are obligated to pay our physical fitness vendors in a timely manner for their services. Credits will not be issued for missed classes due to absence or non-payment.
CATERED LUNCH PROGRAM
ADVANCE ORDERING REQUIRED
Monthly lunch order forms are available two weeks prior to each new month. Please be sure to turn your lunch order in with payment no later than the posted deadline. Late orders may not be honored. Pizza Friday orders for the entire month must also be turned in by the deadline.
Ordering lunch is an optional service. You may also send lunch from home.