Can you believe it’s been almost two months since the beginning of the school year? What a pleasure it is to see and hear happy children and teachers engaged in a variety of learning experiences, singing, storytelling, helper assignments, teacher-directed learning centers, art, and sensory exploration, just to name a few.
As early childhood educators, it is gratifying to provide an environment that allows children the freedom to discover and learn in a supportive and nurturing way. We appreciate that you have chosen us and thank you for your ongoing support and trust! When parents and teachers work as partners, the learning experience becomes richer and more meaningful to the child.
October is one of the busiest months of the school year and also kicks-off the holiday season here at Chesterbrook Academy. Our most popular school event is “Trunk or Treat.” Families and friends are welcome to join us for safe trick or treating, food, and fun with the kids! Check out our school lobby display for details.
Please be sure to review monthly activities and events posted on this page as well as postings in our front lobby, and classroom doors.
Throughout the year we host a variety of national fundraisers. These fundraisers offer quality products and services to our families while benefiting our school program. Although we appreciate your enthusiastic participation, please do not feel obligated.
Documenting your child’s growth and development is an ongoing process for Chesterbrook Academy teachers. A portfolio was created for each student the beginning of the school year. Teachers use them to collect assessments, observations, student work, pictures, etc. of your child’s work throughout the school year. Parent reports with detailed information will be sent home soon.
PRE-K/VPK PARENTS: Teachers have completed Period 1 student assessments. You will receive your child’s report shortly. This form of parent communication will help you stay connected to your child’s progress. VPK assessments are designed to provide teachers with valid and reliable feedback regarding student progress in attaining VPK educational standards. Teachers use this information to help drive instruction decisions to meet each child’s need. If you would like to review your child’s assessment with the teacher, feel free to schedule a time to meet with her.
Happy Fall Y’all,
Torri Anderson, Asst. Principal
A Powerful Connection to a Lifetime of Learning
Your children experience the perfect balance of learning and play in a safe, nurturing environment. Our Links to Learning (LTL) curriculum prepares them for kindergarten by introducing concepts in reading, math, art, music and much more. You will receive progress updates, as well as ideas to continue learning at home.
Links 2 Home
You can expect to receive daily communication and pictures via email through our Links 2 Home program. And, we also encourage you to take a few moments each week to review your child’s classroom Links to Learning “Parent Board,” so you can “Link” to your child’s early education experiences. Posted are “Weekly Skills,” “Lesson Plan,” “Daily Schedule,” “Monthly Spanish” and “Learning Outcomes.”
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. Also, 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 100 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 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!
TUITION: Tuition is due the 1st business day of every month. Accounts not paid in full by 12:00 pm the fifth business day of every month will automatically receive a late fee of $25. If tuition is not paid in full by the 7th business day of each month, your child may not attend until the balance is paid in its entirety. 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 monthly tuition from the account of your choice the 1st business day of every month, just let us know, and we will help get you enrolled.
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 promptly 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 before 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. Ordering lunch is an optional service. You may also send lunch from home.