From the Principal’s Office:
Welcome to a new school year at Chesterbrook Academy Preschool. We are excited to have your family with us this school year. We encourage you to take a few minutes each month and scroll down to read the reminders, upcoming events, and the articles. We host a variety of events for families to enjoy and we encourage parent participation at our preschool. This newsletter, our weekly highlights, and the flyers at the front desk will help you to be better informed about all the fun filled, family events we are hosting this school year. Also Dr. Lauren Starnes from our education department writes a new article each month to help you support your child’s development with quick suggestions and information.
Each month I will provide you with “My Favorite” book list on everything from apples to picnics to feelings. I hope this list inspires you to take a trip to the library or your local bookstore to check out a new book or share an old favorite with your child. Your child will develop language, new vocabulary, phonological awareness, and eventually phonics skills through the words spoken to them, the stories read to them, and the books they are exposed to. I am very passionate about reading all types of books to children and providing a print rich environment. I will also list some poems, songs, or finger plays each month for you to share with your child too. We also have age specific book lists for you to take near the front desk. One of my favorite reading quotes is “everyone is a reader… some just haven’t found their favorite book yet”.
My Favorite Books about Starting School
1. Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
2. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
3. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
4. Francine’s Day by Anna Alter
5. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
6. Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman
7. My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits
8. Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam Cohen
9. Froggy Goes to School by Jonathon London
10. Pete the Cat Rocking in My New School Shoes by Eric Litwin
Five Little Friends
(hold up five fingers, subtract one with each action)
Five little friends playing on the floor,
One got tired and then there were four.
Four little friends climbing in a tree,
One jumped down and then there were three.
Three little friends skipping to the zoo,
One went for lunch and then there were two.
Two little friends swimming in the sun,
One went home and then there was one.
One little friend going for a run,
Decided to take a nap and then there were none.
We are so excited to have your family with us this new school year!
Our calendar for the 2016-2017 school years is online at: http://centralnaperville.chesterbrookacademy.com.
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- Closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5th
- Curriculum Night (Parents only) on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30pm
- Little Caesars Orders Due on Monday, September 19th
- Little Caesars Pizza Kits Delivery Day on Monday, October 3rd
- Columbus Day is Monday, October 12th
- Fall Portraits are on
Wednesday, October 12th for Infant I & II, Prek, Prek2B, & Prek2A
Thursday, October 13th for Toddler I & II, Beginner I & II, Intermediate A, & Intermediate B
- Halloween Parade & Parties on Monday, October 31st from 2:00pm to 2:45pm
- Trick or Trunk on Monday, October 31st from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
We are hosting our Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm (for Parents Only). Please join us on Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30pm for a parents only event. Teachers will be going over the daily schedule, learning outcomes, and parent reports. You will also have an opportunity to visit with the teachers, ask questions, and view your child’s work. We hope to see you there!
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.