Art is a plenty as your children have been wonderful artists! Please ask your children what medium of art is their favorite and which artist do they like to replicate. We won’t be stopping our enjoyment of the arts as we will continue singing our hearts out in the coming months. We were thrilled to end the month of January with celebrations of “100” days of school.
This month everyone is excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Please check your child’s classroom for their specific information. Don’t be shy! We love to have guest readers. Please take a moment to check your schedule for a bit of time to share with your child’s class. Bring along your favorite book and they will be thrilled.
Safety will always be a priority here at Chesterbrook Academy and you all have been most cooperative. During this month we will continue to ensure the information we have on file is accurate, thus please take a few moments to validate the current Emergency Contact is correct or should it be dated complete a new form. We do appreciate all of your efforts in not sharing the school’s door code and not allowing children to enter the code.
Please be mindful as to the quantity of items your child might be bringing to share with their friends and remember that all items, clothing included, should be labeled with your child’s name. This will eliminate the loss of items since many of the same items can be owned by more than one child in a classroom. No electronics of any type are allowed. These items are of cost and we would not any belonging to become lost or damaged.
February is traditionally a time in the school year when it is good to pause and reflect on the months that have passed and to look anew at the months ahead. With one half of the school year completed, ask the questions; “Have the goals set in September for January been reached?” “Have established behavior patterns been maintained?” “Is there a high level of enthusiasm or have the fires of September turned to embers of February?” If we do not take the time to evaluate progress we run the risk of missing invaluable opportunities to help students grow. No one wants the year to end without complete success at all levels, so let’s take the time to look back as there is plenty of time moving forward for adjustment.
From Our Education Department:
For Parents & Teachers
Just A Reminder: Please remember your child’s teachers are here to make your day start off on a good note. Having trouble separating in the morning? Talk with the teacher. Should you want the teacher to assist with you child you simply need to let us know. No one wants to step out of their place and become involved in a situation we are not invited.
Morning Snack is served between the hours of 8:00 AM until 8:30 AM. Our school’s morning snack in no way meets the dietary needs of a breakfast. Please be mindful of your child’s class schedule since their activities begin promptly at 8:30 AM as we will not be providing the morning snack after this time. Should you arrive after 8:30 AM with your child eating food, you have supplied, it is necessary for you to stay with your child in an area other than their classroom. Please remember when you are substituting a portion of our lunch it needs to be kept in your child’s classroom in their cubby. Their food items should be peanut free and not needing to be warmed or cooked.
Our Drop Off and Pick Up Request is for the safety of our youngest students. When dropping your children off in the morning please bring the oldest child to their classroom first. When leaving for the day please pick up your youngest child first. This practice will eliminate the opportunity for an incident or an accident to occur in our young classrooms. Too often the older sibling will believe they are helping although they quite innocently can be the cause of a situation. We appreciate your cooperation as our goal continues to be to provide the safest environment for all of our students.
Parking Lot Safety
We are working to keep our parking lot a safe area for our families. Gold’s Gym along with the owners of the Golden Meadows Park are aware of our concerns. We encourage all of our families to do our part in maintaining the speed limit and to remain courteous to our fellow drivers.
Our school is a Peanut Free environment! It is extremely important that no one send in any food items containing peanuts in any form to their child’s class. We do have children that are highly allergic to peanuts and would never compromise their safety and ask for your assistance when providing treats.
The sunshine is wonderful and all of the children are wearing faces of “joy” as they “enjoy” their time outside. Please remember to apply sunscreen lotions prior to arriving in the morning since many products have an activation period. Each and everyday weather allowing, your child will partake in outside play. Please remember that children must wear appropriate shoes on the playground. No sandals, crocks, or dress shoes are allowed since they do not provide a secure sole on their shoe for our busy students.
Sign In / Sign Out: We know things can get a bit hectic at drop off and pick up, although it is imperative that you sign your child in and out each and everyday.
We understand that with the cold weather comes a cold car. We request than NO vehicles should be running unattended while on the school property.
Outside Play: Our children will be going outside to enjoy the fresh air, weather permitting. This is a licensing regulation, and we will not make exceptions based on a child’s health.
Sick Policy Reminder: The purpose of our sick policy is to reduce the spread of illness among children 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.
School Closings and Delayed Openings
Please remember that should our weather become inclement and present a hazard we will alter our hours of operation. All postings will be announced on WGAL TV and www.wgal.com. Please know that we do not make these decisions in haste, although we must take the safety of all into consideration.
Just a Reminder: Tuition is due no later than the Friday prior to the weekly preferred schedule. This information was noted in your registration and we thank many of you for asking questions to clarify this change. To simplify the change, all tuition payments are due on the Friday before the next tuition week. Hopefully no one will be billed the $25 late fee that will be charged should your tuition payment not be received by noon on the following Monday.
Please remember that all returned checks will be billed a $25 service charge and your account is applicable to receive an additional $25 late fee.
Should you have a questions please do not hesitate to ask. We thank you all for your continued cooperation.
Our hours of operation are from 6:30am until 6:00pm. Children attending longer than a ten hour day or after 6:00pm will be billed additional fees.