From the Office of the Principal
It’s hard to believe it’s already April because 2019 is flying by! We hope everyone has enjoyed the spring weather when it has been around. March has come and gone, but let’s take a look back at the exciting things that happened during the month. During the first week of March, we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday and had Mardi Gras parties and a parade with beads, masks, and king cake on Tuesday, March 5! Sunday, March 10 marked the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 15 with class parties and activities, and we welcomed Spring on Wednesday, March 20. We held our Dino-Mite Spring Book Fair during the week of March 18-22, and we were able to get over $750 worth of books! On Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20, Lifetouch Preschool Portraits was here to take pictures of all the children. All the individual portraits, class pictures, sibling portraits, and cap and gown portraits for our graduates came out wonderfully! Finally, we held our Spring Open House for all prospective families on Saturday, March 23. I don’t know about everyone else, but I am exhausted just reading that.
We look forward to April as well! During the week of April 8-12, we will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child! The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. We’re so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners! We will have fun things for all the children to do throughout the week with a different theme every day! Please see the schedule later in the newsletter. On Thursday, April 18, we will have Egg Hunts for all preschool classrooms to celebrate Easter! The, on Monday, April 22, we will have our Annual Ladybug Release at 3:30 pm! We will be releasing 5,000 ladybugs into nature, and families are invited to attend! Finally, on Tuesday, April 30, Links to Learning folders will go home.
As always, we will always be here to help you in any way possible if you have any questions or concerns.
William Gordon, Principal
Lynnel Hogencamp, Assistant Principal
Upcoming Events and Special Days
April 8-12: Week of the Young Child!
Monday, April 8: Music Monday! Make instruments to take home!
Tuesday, April 9: Tasty Tuesday! The children will participate in a yummy cooking activity!
Wednesday, April 10: Why Get Dressed Wednesday! The children are invited to wear their pajamas to school!
Thursday, April 11: Artsy Thursday! Our little artists will create masterpieces on a canvas!
Friday: April 12: Trike-A-Thon Friday! Bring your child’s bike or trike as we partner with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital!
Thursday, April 18: Classroom Egg Hunts to celebrate Easter!
Monday, April 22: Earth Day Celebration and Ladybug Release at 3:30 pm!
Tuesday, April 30: Links to Learning Folders Go Home
Every Monday morning: Daisy Dance
Every Monday afternoon: Music for Little Ones
Every Tuesday morning: Shining Stars
Every Wednesday morning: Soccer Shots
Every Thursday morning: Fit Kids
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon on Friday, April 12
As part of the Week of the Young Child, we are working together as a community to bring awareness to childhood cancer research. Students are invited to bring their trikes, bikes, and riding toys on Friday to “park” them in the After-School classroom all the way down at the end of the hallway, across from the kitchen. Classes will go out at scheduled times for their riding time, and will learn bike safety objectives throughout the day. Please be sure to bring helmets, as it promotes riding safety!
We wanted to remind everyone that the Chesterbrook Academy group of schools is 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 and encourage you to continue to check our school website for more local updates specific to our own school. We’ve recently been able to post pictures of our PreK2 graduation and some of our summer camp activities!
We look forward to having you as part of our Facebook community!
Automatic Draft Program and Alma Parent Portal
“CHECK” IT OUT… No checks necessary! Enroll in our Automatic Payment Program and never write another check for your monthly tuition or pay another late payment. Tuition can be automatically deducted from your checking account. You can find more information about the ACH program here in the office. Also, let us know if you would like more info on Alma, our online parent portal. You can pay online, generate financial statements, and change your authorized pick-up list. Let us sign you up today!
Chesterbrook Academy Parent Referral Program
If there’s one thing parents love to do, it’s talk about their children’s successes. When friends ask you about your child’s experiences at Chesterbrook Academy, what type of success stories do you share? Do you mention the personal and educational discoveries your child is making thanks to our advanced curriculum? Do you talk about the new levels of self and social confidence your child has gained thanks to our encouraging atmosphere? Whatever glowing reports you deliver about how your child is growing with his or her education, we couldn’t be more appreciative. In fact, we’d like to show you just how thankful we are for your endorsements.
For every new child you refer who enrolls at our school for three months, you’ll receive one FREE week of tuition for your child.
It’s our way of saying thanks for doing what comes naturally – singing the praises of your child and sharing your experiences with the Chesterbrook Academy difference. If you have any questions about how you can participate in our Parent Referral Program, please contact an administrator.