A Note from Our Principal,
Summer has come to an end and another school year is upon us. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new families, and a sincere thank you to returning families and those that chose to spend their summer with us. We enjoyed making memories with your children! We recognize that this is a busy time for many families and are using this month’s school newsletter to include reminders on school closures, communication, security and more. Please read through this newsletter carefully, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Did you know? By Dawn Blasingame,
Do You Know…about “Dialogic Reading?” Through the use of a strategy known as dialogic reading, children become participants in telling the story, as they are encouraged to engage physically with the book. The parent or teacher begins by starting with the picture, then moves to the text. As children examine the illustrations, the adult may ask the child to predict what will happen in the story. The teacher draws responses from the children by asking open-ended questions like “why do you think Rosie doesn’t see the fox?” Sharing the process of dialogic reading deepens the child’s engagement with the story, and encourages the development of conversational skills and critical thinking.
Links 2 Home
If you’re not currently receiving photos and daily reports for your child, you can easily change this by downloading the Links 2 Home app on your phone. Just type ‘Links 2 Home’ in the search bar for the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading Links 2 Home you can register with the same email address that you used to enroll your child in our school. Links 2 Home also allows you to leave drop-off notes for your child and notify your child’s teacher of absences. If you’re having issues accessing Links 2 Home, please let us know.
Scholastics Book Fair: September 16th -21st
It’s book fair time again! One of my favorite events! You’ll be able to purchase books all week long for your little ones, and get a jump start on holiday gifts! Who doesn’t love a good book?
Swim Lessons make up day:
The Thursday group lost a session due to the Independence day holiday. The makeup session will be Thursday September 5th. This is only for the students who swim lessons were on Thursdays. (Morgan, Colby, Thomas, Evie, Jack S, Ford, and A’meria) Please send the children to school with their swim attire and a change of clothes for after.
September 20th: Super hero Day
October 18th: Inside out Day
November 15th Silly Sock Day
December 13th Wacky Hat Day
All extracurricular actives begin next week, please submit any outstanding payments by Friday September 6th
- Dance $225.00
- Gymnastics $225.00
- Soccer Shots $156.00
- Amazing Athletes $195.00
Our school does not follow the local elementary school schedule as we are open more days per year. For the 2019-2020 school year the days we are closed are:
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day (Teacher work day)
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day After Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve **closed at noon**
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Day
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Presidents Day (Teacher work day)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
From our Educational Team
September 2nd—Closed for Labor Day
September 5th – Make up swim lesson session for the Thursday Swim lesson group
September 6th —Extra Curricular activity fees due *Make checks payable to Chesterbrook Academy
September 16th -21st. Scholastics Book Fair
September 30th—Links 2 Learning parent folders go home
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