From the Principal’s Office
How is it possible that we have begun February already? The year is flying by and every day is busy.
February is another busy month with fun days and of course Valentines parties. Please remember when bringing in treats for class celebrations we are a Nut Free school. Just a quick reminder that we shall be closed to students on Monday, February 17th while our staff participates in Professional Development. Early Childhood teachers are required to receive a set number of continued education hours per year and we always enjoy learning new things during these trainings. I certainly hope that you are able to enjoy a 3 day weekend with your little ones.
We will be hosting the 4th Annual Sweetheart Ball this year on Saturday, February 8th from 5PM-8PM. The cost is $15.00 per couple. Come join us for a great night of fun with your child.
Registration for summer camp and for the new school year will be upon us before we know it. Watch out for paperwork and as always, we will try to make it as easy and painless as possible.
As always, thank you for all that you do to help our very busy school to run as smoothly as possible.
Stay warm, safe, and busy this February.
- National Children’s Dental Health Month.
- 2 – Groundhog Day!
- 3 – Pennies for Patients begins!
- 7 – N.U.T. Day for “National Wear Red Day” – wear RED with a donation for the American Heart Association.
- 11 – Lifetouch Portraits – Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
- 12 – Lifetouch Portraits – Rooms 12, 9, 10 and 11.
- 13 – Lifetouch Portraits – Rooms 6, 7 and 8 (individual & cap/gown).
- 14 – Lifetouch Portraits – Class & Make-Up pictures. Wear Chesterbrook navy t-shirts for class picture!
- 14 – Valentine’s Day Parties (inquire in your child’s classroom).
- 14 – Pennies for Patients Ends! Please turn in all change boxes to the front office.
- 17 – School Closed – Professional Staff Development Day.
- 28 – Links to Learning Folders Go Home.
Registration Information for Current Chesterbrook Families
Paperwork for Summer Camp 2020 and the 2020-2021 School Year will be available the end of February to mid March for current Chesterbrook families. At this time, you will able to register your child(ren) for the Summer Camp program and/or the upcoming school year. This is also the time to register any siblings that meet the age requirements of the school. If you have any questions, please contact Tara, Ariel, Andrea or Ramona.
Registration Information for Future Chesterbrook Families
Please join us on Saturday, March 21st
Open Enrollment (9:00am – 1:00pm)
Open House (10:00am – 1:00pm)
This is the day to register your child(ren) for any Summer Camp 2020 and/or the 2020-2021 School Year spaces that will be available. Be prepared to complete the required school paperwork and pay the registration, activity and one week’s deposit fees. If you have any questions, please contact Tara, Ariel, Andrea or Ramona at (803)699-9988.
Starts: Monday, February 3rd
Ends: Friday, February 14th
Friday, February 7th
N.U.T. Day for the American Heart Association
(wear red w/ a donation)
Please join us for the 4th Annual Sweetheart Ball
Saturday, February 8th
5pm – 8pm
Tickets are $15 per couple
Tuesday, February 11th – Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Wednesday, February 12th – Rooms 12, 9, 10 and 11.
Thursday, February 13th – Rooms 6, 7 and 8 (individual & cap/gown)
Friday, February 14th – **Class and make-up pictures.
No uniforms are required on your scheduled picture day.
**Wear your navy Chesterbrook t-shirt for Class Picture Day.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!! We invite you to “like” our page at www.facebook.com/ChesterbrookAcademy where we’ll be providing our fans with regular educational tips for children from preschool to 8th grade and the opportunity to network with fellow parents. We would love to have your participation in this forum and encourage you to continue to check our school website for local updates specific to our own school. We look forward to having you as part of our Facebook community!
Chesterbrook Academy & Queensboro Apparel Company: If you are interested in ordering Chesterbrook Logo apparel for your child(ren), please view our online store. You may notice all the wonderful colors available, but please keep in mind that Chesterbrook Academy uniform colors are Navy, White and Forest/Dark Green.
Reminders For Parents
Tuition: Parents, please understand the importance of paying your tuition & paying it on time! Payments are due every Monday by close of business. Late fees will be applied on Tuesday mornings following the due date. Unpaid tuition, more than a week past due, will result in immediate dis-enrollment. If you have any questions, please see Tara, Ariel, Andrea or Ramona in the front office. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Contact Information: Please be sure that all home, work, cell and pager numbers and any other contact information is up to date in your child’s file. This helps the staff at Chesterbrook have every available option to contact the parent(s) in the event of an emergency.
E-Mail Addresses: Please update your email addresses with the front office in order to receive important information about upcoming and/or emergency events from the school. We can send email notifications to more than one email address.
School Operating Hours: This is a friendly reminder that Chesterbrook’s hours of operation are 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Half day hours of operation are 8:30 am – 11:30 am. The late pick up fee is $15 per child for the first 15 minutes and an additional $15 per child for each quarter hour after the regularly scheduled pick up time. Also parents, if you are running late and its close to closing time, please be sure to give the school a courtesy call.
Entry & Exit Doors: ** DO NOT USE THE BACK DOOR FOR ENTRY TO THE SCHOOL!!!** As you all know there is a code required for entry to the school. Please be sure to limit the code to family members and/or friends that are picking up your child(ren) on a regular basis. Do not give the code to your child(ren). In addition, everyone should use the front entrance for drop off and pick up. We advise strongly not to let individuals in the side entry door, as this person may or may not be a Chesterbrook parent or other family member. The side door is to only be used as an exit. This guarantees the safety of Chesterbrook Academy students and staff. Thanks in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
Parent Ambassador Program: Spread the word about our school and save on your child’s tuition! Refer a new family to our school and you could earn a free week of tuition. For more information on our Ambassador Program, see your school’s principal. The current referring Chesterbrook family will receive a discount after the referred child has attended full time for 3 months. Discount applies to the tuition of the oldest child in the referring family.
For Parents & Teachers
NUT FREE SCHOOL: We have several children enrolled at Chesterbrook Academy with severe nut allergies. Please do not send your child to school with food containing any type of nut products.
Prescription Policy for Chronic or Allergic Conditions:
** WE CANNOT ADMINISTER OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS TO YOUR CHILD**
Medication may be brought in for chronic or life threatening medical conditions. All medications must be in their original container with the prescription label attached to include the proper administering time(s) and dosage to be given. For the use of a nebulizer, a letter or note will be required from your child’s doctor’s office stating time(s) to be administered and the tubule dosage to be given. In addition, an “Authorization to Administer Medication Form” must be completed and turned in by the parent. Please see Tara, Ariel, Andrea or Ramona in the front office if you have any questions or concerns.
Weather Policy: In the event of severe weather, we will make every effort to open on schedule and to remain open during the course of our regular hours of operation. In the event that severe weather requires us to close our school, delay our school or close early, parents will be notified initially by e-notify. Please make sure we have your most current email address and that you have added us to your address book so our message does not go to spam. In the event that your employer will not allow you to receive email at work, please provide us with an alternate email address for you. Parents may also call the school’s voicemail at 803-699-9988 and listen to the prerecorded message by 5:30 a.m. for information regarding the operating hours. Information will also be posted to the school’s website which is http://Wildewood.ChesterbrookAcademy.com. You can also tune into WIS channel 10 and/or WLTX channel 19 for closing and/or delay information.
**Chesterbrook Academy DOES NOT follow the schedule of Richland School District 2 during weather delays or closings**
A parent of a child that is determined to be ill shall be notified immediately. The child must be picked up within an hour of notification. No child shall be allowed to remain at school with the following conditions:
- Elevated Temperature (100 degrees or higher)
- Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Head Lice
- Other Communicable Diseases (ie. chicken pox, strep throat, etc.)
- Student Pick-Up
Student Pick-Up: Parents, please be sure to inform the teachers and/or front office if another family member or friend will pick up your child. This applies to names that are on your list as well as names that are not. If it will be the first time the family member or friend picks up your child, please remind them to bring in their drivers license when they come in. This is very important to insure the safety of your child(ren).
- 4 – Isalyn Franklin
- 6 – Jaxsyn Cameron
- 7 – Dominic Harlan
- 7 – Michael Teague, Jr.
- 8 – Aria Haynes
- 8 – Ezra Haynes
- 8 – Liam Im
- 10 – Aidan DuBose
- 13 – Peyton Jones
- 13 – Fiona Martin
- 13 – Kinsley Smith
- 15 – Jacob Green
- 18 – Natalie Griffin
- 21 – Sanaya Eggleston
- 22 – Owen Lorick
- 6 – Ms. Mary (Room 1)
- 13 – Ms. Sheryll (Room 12)
From the Education Department
Lauren Starnes, PhD – Director of Early Childhood Education