The holiday season is upon us. Please, let the office know of any travel plans or vacations that you have planned. Remember you get one week’s vacation credit per year. Otherwise, you are required to pay tuition regardless of attendance. We have several different holidays that are represented here at Chesterbrook Academy. We would like to include all families traditions with the children. Please, let your child’s teacher know your family traditions so that we can share with your child’s classroom.
We will be having holiday pictures taken next week with a company called LOL photos. They will be here to take pictures from Dec. 2 thru Dec 6th. See the schedule up front for your child’s class date. They will display the pictures in the afternoon and if you like the pictures you can purchase. If not there is nothing that you need to do.
If you ordered from Yankee Candle the delivery will come in the week of December 8th.
We will be hosting a Car Seat Safety program again this year. This will be on Thursday December 12th from 4-7pm. The Sunrise Police department have volunteered to have their car seat experts check to see if your car seats are installed correctly and if not they will install them correctly for you. This is a free program and you can just come during pick up time to have them check it out for you. You do not need to sign up in advance. Last year 90% of the car seats tested were installed incorrectly. Please, take advantage of this opportunity for your child(ren)’s safety.
We will be watching Polar Express and drinking (not so) hot chocolate on Tuesday, December 17th. The children are welcome to wear their pj’s on this day, while we take our own pretend ride on the Polar Express.
We will be closed on December 25th in observance of Christmas Day and we will be closed on January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day. There is no VPK classes from December 23rd thru January 6th. Classes will resume on January 7th.
We will be having Wacky Wednesday on Wednesday, December 18th. We are having “Wear a plunger on your head day” (clean ones only please) We would love to see every child in the school participate.
The classes will be having their holiday parties on December 20th.
On December 31st we will be ringing in the New Year with our Countdown to Noon! We will countdown and toast at 12:00pm.
Winter Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please check your child’s cubby to ensure they have an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warm enough to play outside for part of the day. If the weather is brisk we still go outside for active games and SPARK activities and want everyone to be able to participate!
Holiday Giving Project
Thank you for all who participated in our Operation Christmas project. We had over 30 boxes sent out to children throughout the world. We are so grateful that we get to share in these opportunities to bring joy to other children.
Spread the word about your school
All children in the room 4 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. Friday shirts are also available up front. Please, see the front office for details.
SICK POLICY REMINDER:
- 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 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!
Wednesday, January 1st
2019/2020 School Year
- 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 12:30 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) – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Classroom doors open at 9:20am
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
From Our Education Department
SIGN-IN & SIGN OUT:
Please, utilize the ipad at the front of the school to sign your child in and out each and every day. 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!
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. Lunches cost $4.50 per lunch.