From the Principal’s Office
It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is here! It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming everyone at the hog dog social, and starting off on our year of adventure! It has been an absolute pleasure to be apart of your child’s tremendous growth this year.
For all of our dear students moving on to new learning experiences, we will truly miss you! We will treasure the memories and look forward to you popping in for a visit! We appreciate the opportunity of being apart of your child’s educational journey!
Summer camp will begin Monday, June 4, 2018. We are excited about this year’s themes, fun days, cool treat Fridays, and fun experiences that are planned for the children! Please make sure to label all of your child’s belongings (towel, swimsuit, swim shoes, water bottle etc.) If you have not already turned in your sunscreen and bug spray, please bring them to your classroom with the permission slips on Monday!
If you have not registered your child for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year- there are very limited spaces remaining! Also, if you know of anyone looking for a school- send them our way! If they register, and mention that you referred them, then you would get a week of tuition FREE!!
We look forward to a busy summer camp with a lot of educational experiences for your little one!
- 1 – Last Day of School.
- 1 – Food Share Box orders due.
- 4 – First Day of Summer Camp.
- 6 – Food Share Box Pick-Up.
- 14 – Doughnuts for Dad @ 9am (Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12).
- 15 – Doughnuts for Dad @ 9am (Rooms 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11).
- 15 – Food Share Box orders due.
- 20 – Food Share Box Pick-Up.
- 21 – First Day of Summer!
- 29 – Food Share Box orders due.
- 29 – Links to Learning Folders Go Home.
*Field Trip schedule will be posted soon. Field Trips are subject to change due to situations that may arise.
Summer Camp 2018 Field Trips: Please be reminded that students must wear the Chesterbrook logo Summer Camp t-shirts on all field trips. The t-shirts will be distributed during the first week of Summer Camp. If you do not receive a t-shirt for your child or need to exchange a size, please see Melissa or Andrea.
Summer Camp 2018 Supply List
- Sunscreen (with permission slip)
- Bug Spray (with permission slip)
- Bathing Suit or Swim Trunks
- Towel (labeled)
- Water Bottle (labeled)
- Swim Shoes (labeled)
- Nap-time Blanket/Crib Sheet (labeled)
- Change of seasonally appropriate clothing (labeled)
- Anti-bacterial hand soap
- Box of Kleenex tissues
- Baby wipes
- Ziplock Bags (gallon or quart)
- Lysol cleaning wipes
- Crayola crayons
- Crayola washable markers
- Elmer’s glue sticks
- 8 well Crayola watercolors
**Please label all supplies with your child’s name**
Summer Camp “Cool Treats”
$2.00 each week
- June 8th
- June 15th
- June 22nd
- June 29th
- July 6th
- July 13th
- July 20th
- July 27th
- August 3rd
- August 10th
Tuition Increase Effective July 1, 2018
We wanted to remind you all that our annual tuition increase will be effective the week of July 1st! Below is the 2018-2019 Tuition Rate Sheet that will help you determine what you will need to pay beginning the week of July 1st. This only applies to students in the Toddler, Beginner, Intermediate and Pre-K classes (Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10,11 and 12). If you have any questions, please contact Melissa or Andrea in the front office! Thank you!
The new rates will be as follows:
|Full Days||Full Days||Full Days||Half Days||Half Days||Half Days|
Want to save time making payments?
We offer weekly automatic draft directly from your checking or savings account or you can utilize our new credit card option!!
9:00 am Each Day
Thursday, June 14th: Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 12.
Friday, June 15th: Rooms 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
What is a Fresh Food Box?
A REAL box of food filled with top-quality fruits and vegetables.
12 to 15 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables in each box.
Cost: Each Fresh Food Box costs $21.00
Next delivery dates are June 6th and 20th.
Please drive slowly on school property!
Be courteous and patient with other
drivers and watch out for our children!!!
If you or your passengers are NOT disabled, please do not park in the handicap space provided in the front of the school. This space is reserved for persons that have been issued placards or special license plates. Thank you.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!! We invite you to “like” our page at www.facebook.com/ChesterbrookAcademy where we’ll be providing our fans with regular educational tips for children from preschool to 8th grade and the opportunity to network with fellow parents. We would love to have your participation in this forum and encourage you to continue to check our school website for local updates specific to our own school. We look forward to having you as part of our Facebook community!
Open House: Invite a family member or friend to come to our Open House on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 between the hours of 10am-1pm. This is a great opportunity to meet the staff, tour the facility and see first hand how Chesterbrook Academy makes a difference in the lives of children!!
Chesterbrook Academy & Queensboro Apparel Company: If you are interested in ordering Chesterbrook Logo apparel for your child(ren), please view our online store. You may notice all the wonderful colors available, but please keep in mind that Chesterbrook Academy uniform colors are Navy, White and Forest/Dark Green.
Reminders For Parents
Tuition: Parents, please understand the importance of paying your tuition & paying it on time! Payments are due every Friday for the coming week or Monday of that week by close of business. Late fees will automatically be applied at 12 midnight on Tuesday following the due date. Unpaid tuition, more than a week past due, will result in immediate dis-enrollment. If you have any questions, please see Melissa or Andrea in the front office. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Automatic Payment Program: Parents this is a very easy way for you to not worry about writing those checks every week and avoiding late fees. APP can be used to pay tuition only invoices or all invoices (tuition, registration & activity fees). Please see Melissa or Andrea in the front office for details and information on getting signed up or you can print the form from the link on the school website. In addition, you can also set up online bill-pay through your bank.
Contact Information: Please be sure that all home, work, cell and pager numbers and any other contact information is up to date in your child’s file. This helps the staff at Chesterbrook have every available option to contact the parent(s) in the event of an emergency.
E-Mail Addresses: Please update your email addresses with the front office in order to receive important information about upcoming and/or emergency events from the school. We can send email notifications to more than one email address.
School Operating Hours: This is a friendly reminder that Chesterbrook’s hours of operation are 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Half day hours of operation are 8:30 am – 11:30 am. The late pick up fee is $15 per child for the first 15 minutes and an additional $15 per child for each quarter hour after the regularly scheduled pick up time. Also parents, if you are running late and its close to closing time, please be sure to give the school a courtesy call.
Entry & Exit Doors: ** DO NOT USE THE BACK DOOR FOR ENTRY TO THE SCHOOL!!!** As you all know there is a code required for entry to the school. Please be sure to limit the code to family members and/or friends that are picking up your child(ren) on a regular basis. Do not give the code to your child(ren). In addition, everyone should use the front entrance for drop off and pick up. We advise strongly not to let individuals in the side entry door, as this person may or may not be a Chesterbrook parent or other family member. The side door is to only be used as an exit. This guarantees the safety of Chesterbrook Academy students and staff. Thanks in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
Parent Ambassador Program: Spread the word about our school and save on your child’s tuition! Refer a new family to our school and you could earn a free week of tuition. For more information on our Ambassador Program, see your school’s principal. The current referring Chesterbrook family will receive a discount after the referred child has attended full time for 3 months. Discount applies to the tuition of the oldest child in the referring family.
For Parents & Teachers
NUT FREE SCHOOL: We have several children enrolled at Chesterbrook Academy with severe nut allergies. Please do not send your child to school with food containing any type of nut products.
Prescription Policy for Chronic or Allergic Conditions:
** WE CANNOT ADMINISTER OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS TO YOUR CHILD**
Medication may be brought in for chronic or life threatening medical conditions. All medications must be in their original container with the prescription label attached to include the proper administering time(s) and dosage to be given. For the use of a nebulizer, a letter or note will be required from your child’s doctor’s office stating time(s) to be administered and the tubule dosage to be given. In addition, an “Authorization to Administer Medication Form” must be completed and turned in by the parent. Please see Melissa or Andrea in the front office if you have any questions or concerns.
Weather Policy: In the event of severe weather, we will make every effort to open on schedule and to remain open during the course of our regular hours of operation. In the event that severe weather requires us to close our school, delay our school or close early, parents will be notified initially by e-notify. Please make sure we have your most current email address and that you have added us to your address book so our message does not go to spam. In the event that your employer will not allow you to receive email at work, please provide us with an alternate email address for you. Parents may also call the school’s voicemail at 803-699-9988 and listen to the prerecorded message by 5:30 a.m. for information regarding the operating hours. Information will also be posted to the school’s website which is http://Wildewood.ChesterbrookAcademy.com. You can also tune into WIS channel 10 and/or WLTX channel 19 for closing and/or delay information.
**Chesterbrook Academy DOES NOT follow the schedule of Richland School District 2 during weather delays or closings**
- Traffic should enter the school parking lot at the first driveway and exit through the carport out the last driveway.
- Cars should be parked in designated parking spaces or on the road above the school.
- Please do not park under the carport, behind the bus, or in front of the dumpster.
- Please do not block the mailbox.
- All preschoolers must be escorted into the school by an adult.
- Elementary students may be dropped off at the front door. Cars should stop in the right lane only and students should exit their cars through the passenger side door.
- Please do not allow your child to run through the parking lot unattended or play on the hill.
- Please drive slowly on school property. Be courteous and patient with other drivers and watch out for our children.
A parent of a child that is determined to be ill shall be notified immediately. The child must be picked up within an hour of notification. No child shall be allowed to remain at school with the following conditions:
- Elevated Temperature (100 degrees or higher)
- Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Head Lice
- Other Communicable Diseases (ie. chicken pox, strep throat, etc.)
- Student Pick-Up
Student Pick-Up: Parents, please be sure to inform the teachers and/or front office if another family member or friend will pick up your child. This applies to names that are on your list as well as names that are not. If it will be the first time the family member or friend picks up your child, please remind them to bring in their drivers licensewhen they come in. This is very important to insure the safety of your child(ren).
- 1 – Elise Clark
- 2 – Jasmine Balanquit
- 2 – Arman Singh
- 3 – Brielle Wright
- 4 – Jayce Davis
- 4 – Caylee Simpson
- 5 – Lorelei Giralt
- 8 – Emmaline Griese
- 8 – Bryson Speronis
- 9 – Braylon Craig
- 11 – Kaleigha Wallace
- 11 – Kalese Wallace
- 15 – Emerson Allen
- 15 – Impana Bathi
- 16 – Robert David White
- 17 – Luke Peay
- 18 – Ayush Kadian
- 22 – Eden Gilligan
- 22 – Avery Soper
- 22 – Kaelyn Williams
- 26 – Isabella Huambo
- 27 – Nylita Brenneisen
- 28 – Keller Dowell
- 28 – Caleb Wilson
- 29 – Adelynn Davis
- 29 – Alyson Davis
- 30 – Jackson Caesar
- 11 – Megan Capozziello
- 16 – Diane Chapin
- 23 – Vielka Taylor
From the Education Department
– Lauren Starnes, PhD – Director of Early Childhood Education