Welcome to the new school year!!! I’m so excited that you have chosen to share your child’s early childhood experience with us!!! Remember if you have any questions or concerns ever to come see us in the office. Our door is always open to communication from our parents. We want your experience here at Chesterbrook Academy to be a memorable one!
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.
This month we have picture day Tuesday, September 6th thru Thursday, September 8th. Please, see the schedule below for your child’s class date. We will also be hosting Scholastic Book Fair this month. The book fair will run from Monday September 12th thru Friday, September 16th. The book fair will accept credit/debit, check, or exact cash. We do not carry change so please bring exact cash. The theme of the book fair is pirates. We will be having our first Wacky Wednesday of the year on Wednesday, September 14th with the theme of pirates!!!! Let’s see how many pirates we can get!!!
We will be having our Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit fundraisers this month. The fundraiser will start on Tuesday, September 6th and continue thru Monday, September 19th. Pick up your order forms in the front office today!!
Check out our Ancillary Programs:
We are offering Amazing Athletes on Mondays. Amazing Athletes is a sports program that encompasses 9 different sports and character development. They also teach good nutrition choices. Amazing Athletes is $50 per month. To sign up see the front office.
On Tuesdays, we will be offering Krav Maga. During Krav Maga they will learn anti-bullying, anti-abduction, and verbal conflict resolution. It is $50 per month with one class per week. To sign up for Krav Maga go to www.aikmo.com or call 954-866-8500.
On Wednesdays, we will continue or dance program. They are exposed to jazz, hip-hop and ballet style of dance. At the end of the school year there is an optional recital at additional cost that your child can choose to be a part of. Dance is offered through Dance Through The Ages. Dance is $50 per month. You can sign up for dance through the front office.
Thursdays we will be offering a fall session of soccer through mini-kickers. This is an 8 week session. Please see the front for details on pricing, and how to sign up.
We have a few events coming up in the next few months. On Thursday, September 22nd we will be having a curriculum night. All parents are invited to come check out the classroom and see what your child will be learning in their class this year.
We will be having a Fall Festival this year. The Fall Festival will be on Saturday, October 22nd. We encourage all families to join this wonderful event. There will be games, prizes, and tons of fun for all!!! If you would like to volunteer to help out with the Fall Festival it would be greatly appreciated!!!
On Tuesday, November 22nd we will be hosting our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. More details to follow!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
September 12th Thru September 16th
Around Center Court
Little Caesars Pizza Fundraiser
Tuesday, September 6th thru Monday, September 19th
Saturday, October 22nd
Tuesday, November 22nd
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.
Picture Day is here. Rooms 1, 2, and 3 will be taking pictures on Tuesday, September 6th. Rooms 4, 5, and 6 will be taking pictures on Wednesday, September 7th. Rooms 7, 8, and 9 will be taking pictures on Thursday, September 8th.
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!
Monday, September 5th
Create Custom Drink Ware!
The Superfan fundraiser orders will be in the second week of September. We will notify you as soon as they arrive!
Thursday, September 22nd
Come and get the opportunity to ask questions about your child’s classroom and see what your child will be learning this school year.
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.