A Note From Our Principal
Thank you all for supporting our students with their Kids Helping Kids campaign. Our students raised $633 to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. We are lucky to have you all as part of our school community! Though we are still enjoying our summer camp activities, we are also working diligently to get our students ready for the new school year. Many of our students will be transitioning classrooms this month, and those transitions begin on August 14th. Our teachers will be present on Saturday, August 4th to show you around your child’s new classroom and answer any questions you may have about your child’s learning.
Please note: We are closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.
The summer is coming to an end. Water play days will come to an end on Friday, August 3rd to prepare the children to get back to the school year.
The new school year will start on Tuesday, August 14th. Any child who will be transitioning will be starting their new classroom on this day. Chesterbrook Academy will be closed on Monday, August 13th for teacher planning day.
The first week of school we will be having demo classes for all of our ancillary programs. Each day your child will receive a free shortened class for each one of our programs. Information will be provided about each one of our programs that will be offering. There will be trials for dance, yoga and amazing athletes. We will be scheduling a soccer demo coming up shortly.
We will be having an Open House on Saturday, August 4th from 10am until 1pm. We will have our VPK information session on this day as well. If your child will be attending VPK please plan on attending this day in order to get the opportunity to find out about VPK attendance policy and rules and regulations governing the VPK program.
Picture Day will be coming up shortly. Look for more information to come.
Tuition is due on the Friday before the week of attendance. If tuition is behind your child will not be permitted to attend. Remember we accept money order, check, auto-deduction at no extra cost to you and we do accept debit/credit cards with the VISA, MasterCard and Discover logos but there is an additional 3% fee for using a card. You can view and pay your tuition online with your ALMA account. If you pay online thru ALMA you still do get charged the 3% processing fee for credit cards. You can use ALMA to edit your auto deduct, add new bank information or credit card information, add or edit contacts, view your open statements and much more. REMEMBER WE DO NOT ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS!!!!
Remember if your child is going to be in VPK you will need to turn in your VPK certificate if you have not already done so. You can register by going to www.elcbroward.org. If you need any assistance in completing the application feel free to contact the office and we will help you in any way that we can.
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 Wednesdays, we will continue our 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 $55 per month. You can sign up for dance through the front office.
Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. They also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.
We will be looking into starting up a Kids Yoga as well. Children between the ages of 3-5 will learn creative guided meditation, breathing practices, relaxation, gentle poses, along with games & activities. Through yoga poses, music and mindfulness children will develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. A feeling of well-being, respect for others and love for one’s self, inside and out all while having fun!
Demos for all of these classes will be the week of August 14th-17th.
Please let us know if there are any programs that you would like to see and we will do our best to get them set up!!!
Saturday, August 4th
Teacher Planning Day
Monday, August 13th
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.
SICK POLICY REMINDER:
The purpose of our sick policy is to reduce the spread of illness among our students and to encourage full recuperation of sick children before they return to school. We depend on parents to assist us in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all of our children.
Children may be sent home if they have any concerning symptoms. In addition, a child must be free of all of these symptoms for at least 24 hours before he/she can return to school. These symptoms include:
• 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!
2018-2019 School Year
Start August 15th
As we embark on a new school year, it is imperative that we review VPK policies.
•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
SIGN-IN & SIGN OUT:
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!
Remember to sign your child in on the iPad as you walk in the door for drop off and when you are leaving the building at pick up time.
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.