Summer is almost over!! It’s flown by so fast!! We are looking forward to a wonderful school year! Fall transitions will be taking place on August 22, 2016. You will be receiving a letter the first week of August if your child is transitioning. Please, see the office if you have any questions about your child’s transition.
VPK starts on August 22, 2016. There will be a VPK Orientation on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 10:00am until 1:00pm. You can come by any time during these hours to meet your VPK teacher and ask any questions that you may have, as well as receive the attendance policy and school year calendar.
On Saturday, August 6th we will also be hosting an Open House. If you know anyone who is looking for child care you can tell them to stop by and come take a look. Don’t forget about our referral program. If you refer a family to our school and they enroll, after 90 days enrollment you get a free week tuition for full time or $100 off tuition for the week if they enroll part time.
Fantastic Fire Department will be coming on Friday, August 5th. All children should plan on getting wet!!!! They will go over fire safety and then allow the children to play in the fire hoses!!
Water Play days will end on Friday, August 12th. We’ve all had such fun getting wet this summer!!!
I hope that everyone is enjoying the Links 2 Home application on their phones. If you have not already done so, please, download the app on your smart phone. This is a great way to keep in touch with everything that is going on throughout your child’s day.
Zombie Ice will continue to come every Tuesday through Tuesday, August 16th. The children will be allowed to go out to the truck and pick out their icee flavor and enjoy a special treat. Zombie Ice cost $3 per child. CASH ONLY. You can choose to bring in the cash on a weekly basis and turn it in to the front office or you can pay for the whole summer up front. All ages are permitted to participate in Zombie Ice!
Amazing Athletes will continue on Mondays until Monday August 15th. The following week Amazing Athletes will resume their school year Friday schedule. Please, make note of this in your schedules. We will continue to offer Amazing Athletes and Dance. Dance will resume the first week in September. Soccer will resume in the fall as well. If you are interested in seeing any other programs offered at Chesterbrook Academy for your child, please, let us know so we can see what we can arrange.
We are looking in to introducing different ancillary programs to our school. We are looking in to options such as karate, yoga, krav maga, Zumba kids, etc. If you are interested in any of these programs or any other programs, please contact the office to see if we can get something set up.
All children in the intermediate classes and above are required to wear school uniforms. Chesterbrook Academy Logo shirts are available for sale in the front office in sizes extra small, small and medium. Please, see the front office for details.
Tuesdays throughout the summer we will be offering the children Zombie Ice. It will be $3 per child per day. You can pay in the office ahead of time for the entire summer or you can pay per week that you choose to allow your child to participate. No child will be permitted to participate without payment ahead of time. CASH ONLY! LAST DAY: Tuesday, August 16th!!!
SICK POLICY REMINDER:
- A Fever of 101 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 generally 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!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th
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!
OPEN HOUSE & VPK ORIENTATION
Saturday, August 6th
10:00am until 1:00pm
2016/2017 School Year
August 22, 2016 – June 8, 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 a waiting list for students wanting to attend VPK at Chesterbrook Academy.
- VPK classes are required to begin at 9:00 am 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 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
ALL VPK ONLY STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING DISMISSAL TIME.
FULL-TIME VPK students are permitted to attend between the hours of 6:45 am & 6:15 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!
We have seen a recent increase in families missing tuition payment deadlines. We really must collect tuition in a timely manner to meet our financial obligations. Please remember that tuition is due the 1st business day of every week. Accounts not paid in full by 12:00pm the second business day of every week are subject to late fees. If tuition is not paid in full 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 weekly tuition from the account of your choice the 1st business day of every week, just let us know and we will get you signed up.
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.