Happy Fall Y’all! Can you believe it’s been almost two months since the beginning of the school year? What a pleasure it is to see and hear happy children and teachers engaged in a variety of learning experiences, singing, storytelling, helper assignments, teacher directed learning centers, art, and sensory exploration, just to name a few. As early childhood educators, it is very rewarding to provide an environment that allows children the freedom to discover and learn in a supportive and nurturing way. We appreciate that you have chosen us and thank you for your ongoing support and trust! When parents and teachers work as partners, the learning experience becomes richer and more meaningful to the child.
October is one of the busiest months of the school year and also kicks-off the holiday season here at Chesterbrook Academy. Our most popular school event is “Trunk or Treat.” Families and friends are welcome to join us for an evening of safe trick or treating, food, cotton candy, face painting, Kona Ice and a DJ for some Halloween dancing with the kids! Check out, or school lobby display for details.
Please be sure to review monthly activities and events posted on this page as well as postings in our front lobby, vestibule, and classroom doors.
Throughout the year we host a variety of national fundraisers. These fundraisers were chosen to offer quality products and services to our families while benefiting our school program. Although we appreciate your enthusiastic participation, please do not feel obligated.
Documenting your child’s growth and development is an ongoing process for Chesterbrook Academy teachers. A portfolio was created for each student the beginning of the school year. Teachers use them to collect assessments, observations, student work, pictures, etc. of your child’s work throughout the school year. Parent reports with detailed information will be sent home no later than Friday, November 18th.
PRE-K/VPK PARENTS: Teachers have completed Period 1 student assessments. You should have already received your report. These quarterly reports will help you stay connected with your child’s progress. VPK assessments are designed to provide teachers with valid and reliable feedback regarding student progress in attaining VPK educational standards. Teachers use this information to help drive instructional decisions to meet each child’s need. If you would like to review your child’s assessment with the teacher, feel free to schedule a time to meet with her.
Melinda Willey, Principal
Nicole Pezzullo, Asst. Principal
Pre-K is going to the…
First United Methodist Church
260 Prima Vista Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Tuesday, October 18th – Classrooms #7 & #8AM
Wednesday, October 19th – Classrooms #8PM, #9 & #10
Specific details to follow
COSTUME PARTY & PARADE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st
PARADE 10:30am & 3:00pm (Pre-K afternoon class)
Families are welcome to join our SPOOKTACULAR FUN!
Get a jump on holiday shopping while supporting your school!
October 10th – 24th
Check your child’s classroom cubby for fundraiser brochures & ordering Information, then stop by our lobby display to see some great Yankee Candle products!
For additional information please stop by our lobby Trunk or Treat Display
Calendars & Sign-up forms are located at the front desk!
UPCOMING SCHOOL CLOSINGS:
PORT ST. LUCIE FIRE DEPARTMENT SCHOOL VISIT
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH AT 10:00am
Our brave PSL firefighters visit Chesterbrook Academy!
Students will learn about the importance of fire safety and have an opportunity to explore a real fire truck and fire equipment. Fire safety homework will be sent home with each child, making it a great time to engage in a family discussion about fire safety at home.
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”.
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.
WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
PARKING – As many of you have experienced, finding a parking space between 8:45am & 9:15am is challenging. Assigning a parking attendant is not possible, so we are asking families to please be considerate during drop-off and pick-up times by not parking in an area that is not a designated parking space. There is a field on the north side of the building that we have permission to use for parking. You are welcome to park there during drop-off and pick-up times. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE DUMPSTER.