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2019 – August News

A Message from the Principal:

August is a “Family Fun Month!”

Indeed, a “Family Fun Month” during summer time. This is when we spend extra time with our loved ones, still plan the last vacation trip -if we haven’t done it yet- and receive Fall ready for the school year!

Although we are a few weeks away from the school to start, we can still enjoy the fabulous weather while we have fun doing outside activities with your children. Yes, splash days for our preschoolers, naptime swimming for our school agers, sport days for all, and in our homes we can enjoy a yummy barbecues, go to the pool, and much, much more. Saturday, August 3rd we are having our Center wide Open House from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Come bring your family, friends and neighbors and if they enroll, you can get a FREE week’s tuition back!

A few friendly reminders… Please continue to apply your child’s sunscreen in the mornings, we will administer you child’s sunscreen in the afternoon. Please make sure to stop by the office to drop off your sunscreen authorization form and the sunblock. Please DO NOT place any sunscreen, lotion, chap-stick, or other sunblock/medication in your child’s cubby. Licensing requires us to keep medications locked at all times. Please complete an authorization form if medicine needs to be provided to your child (including over the counter medicine). Medication needs to be clearly labeled with the child’s full name, and instructions, if over-the-counter, we will need your physician to acknowledge the medication authorization form. We will not give medicine to your child if we do not have the doctors approval. Now for a few reminders and updates:

  • Last Day of Summer Camp – Friday, August 30th
  • First Day of Fall – School Year –  Tuesday, September 3rd

As always, thank you for partnering with us for the academic growth and overall success of your child. It is our goal that they do their very best each and every day.

Kindest Regards,

Milagros Morales, Principal

Shelly Poe, Administrative Assistant

From Our Education Department

… coming soon

Extra Curriculum Enrichment Programs:

Open Enrollments for ongoing Enrichment Programs

Chesterbrook Academy at Olney offers a variety of optional extra curriculum enrichment programs that your child can participate in throughout the school year and summer camp. These programs are taught by outside instructors who specialize in the activity at hand, and are a great opportunity to allow your child to explore his/her interests without the hassle of having to drive to other locations after a long day of work; you can join in at any time.

  • Summer Camp Little DancersTHURSDAYS !  Ballet Lessons.  Engage in the art of dance that tells a story. Children learn to express themselves with music, and other benefits such as improved posture, flexibility, coordination, strength and grace.

Friendly Reminders:

Communication – We invite you to please check your child’s folder or cubby daily for any updates or important information.

EOM – End Of Month Folders go home the last week of every month to share all the fun activities your child did for the month and to share information regarding the upcoming month. Please do not forget to bring the folder back to be refilled for the upcoming month (please return folder empty to the teacher). Thank you!

Cubby Items – Please keep an appropriate extra change of clothes in your child’s cubby at all times including socks. Please, NO toys! (Nap time loves OK!)

Sign in/out – Please sign in/out your children on the iPad tablet up front when dropping them off and picking them up.

To get Chesterbrook Academy attire, please visit us at http://olneycb825.qbstores.com

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For Parents

Hours/Days of Operation: Regular hours of operation are 6:30 am – 6:30 pm weekdays. There is a late pick-up fee of $1 per minute after the regularly scheduled pick-up time. We are closed on the following legal holidays:  Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, limited service the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. If the holiday falls on a weekend, we will be closed the Friday before or the Monday after the holiday.  Please refer to the school calendar for additional school closings and early dismissals.

Tax Statements: If you need a tax statement, please email Ms. Mila at Mila.Morales@nlcinc.com, and Ms. Shelly at Shelly.Poe@nlcinc.com. This statement will include the total year expenses paid and tax identification number.

Parent Referral: All parents want the very best education possible for their child. If you think your family has that, spread the word and become a Chesterbrook Academy Ambassador!

If there’s one thing parents love to do, it’s talk about their children’s successes. 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. Now when you tell other parents about our school, you can become a Chesterbrook Academy Ambassador.

For every new child you refer who enrolls at our school for six months, you’ll receive an Ambassador Certificate for a 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.

Weather Alerts: Please read our inclement weather policy. For weather related closures you can:

  1. Visit our website at olney.chesterbrookacademy.com
  2. Call the school and listen to the voicemail – 301-924-5919
  3. Check your email for direct updates
  4. We do NOT follow the MCPS nor the federal government, a busy tone does not mean we are in the building. Please make sure make sure there is a staff present in the building before entering.

Drop-In Care Fees for School-Age and Full Day students: 

  • Currently Enrolled Students
    • Preschool Program
      • $56.00 – per child/per day
    • Before/After Care Programs
      • $56.00 – MCPS closed – per child/per day
      • $20.00 – MCPS delayed opening/early dismissal not scheduled on that day
  • Drop-in – NOT-Enrolled Students
    • Preschool Program
      • $75.00 – per child/per day
    • Before/After Care Programs
      • $75.00 – per child/per day
      • $30.00 – MCPS delayed opening/early dismissal

Illness Policy – Please review the following symptoms when debating if you should keep your child at home. The following symptoms will prevent your child from attending CBA until 24 hours symptom free:

  • 100 degree fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Heavy Nasal Discharge
  • Constant Cough or Sore Throat
  • Unidentifiable Skin Rash
  • Head Lice
  • Communicable Disease (i.e. strep throat, bronchitis, influenza)
  • Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis

If your child displays any of these symptoms while at school we will call you in order to pick them up. If your child displays these symptoms at home please contact us to let us know that your child will not be attending for the day so we can notify their teacher.

Forms if needed

Parking Lot Requests
Drive safely in the parking lot PLEASE!  And please be sure NOT to park in the fire lane or in front of the building, this is a fire violation and also an obstruction to others and can be very dangerous; the same applies to our handicapped spaces. We would also like to ask that all parents please drive slowly when entering and leaving the lot to avoid hitting other cars, children or parents during drop off and pick up times.

Please enter by the front of the building and exit by the pool side, this will create a nice flow of traffic.  If there are parking spaces available, please use them. Thank you! We are also asking that all parents please enter and exit the building through the front door. Please do not use the playground gates. It is important that we are able to monitor parents and children leaving the building as well as remembering to sign your child in and out. On the same note, if you have an infant or a younger child in your care, please Do Not leave them in the car, call us and we will help you. Lastly, we do ask that you please turn off your car when coming into the building. Thank you!

Nut-Free School
We would like to remind our families that we are a PEANUT AND NUT FREE SCHOOL. We have many children with severe nut allergies. Please make sure to talk to your child’s teachers before bringing any special treats including field trips.

Toy Policy
Toys from home are NOT permitted at school. Please refrain from allowing your child to bring in toys from home, unless it is their scheduled show and share day. CBA is NOT responsible for toys that are brought from home that can get lost, broken, stolen, etc… and can cause fighting among the children.

SPIRIT OUTWEAR – We offer school apparel, if you are interested in getting some School spirit Gear… log in to our school store at http://olneycb825.qbstores.com

Tuition reminders:

Please remember that the tuition is due the Friday prior to the week of service. Tuition which is not received by Tuesday at noon will automatically have a $25 late charge applied.

Auto Payment: Save yourself time, checks, and late fees by enrolling in our Automatic Payment system (ACH). Tuition fees can be deducted directly from your checking or savings account. Information is available at the front desk.

Credit Card Payment:  Yes, it is now available! We are excited to announce that we are now able to accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover as additional payment options. CC FAQ’s. CC Authorization Form.

Vacation and Schedule Requests: Two Weeks Written Notice is required to request your free week vacation after six (6) full months of enrollment (1 vacation week per School Year), and Four Weeks Notice for any schedule changes. Vacation Request Form

Referral Program: How easy is it to receive a free week’s tuition? Just refer a family and after 90 days of enrollment you earn a FREE week! Parent Referral Certificates

Change of Schedules: Per our policy we require four week’s notice to any changes in your child’s schedule, please refer to our Tuition Agreement Policy signed upon enrollment.

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