Welcome to the many new families who have joined our school community since the new year! We appreciate that you have chosen Chesterbrook Academy for your child’s early education.
By the last week of February, parents whose children have been with us since the beginning of the school year should expect to receive a parent report. This form of lead teacher communication will provide you with a detailed account of how your child is progressing in all areas of development. Assessments also assist teachers in adjusting the level of instruction to meet individual needs. Once you review your parent report, you are welcome to schedule a parent/teacher conference if you would like to discuss your child’s development further. Just speak to your child’s teacher. If you are new to Chesterbrook Academy, the next parent report will be sent home in June, right before the summer curriculum begins.
During the week of February 1st through the 13th, we will be having an educational Toy Drive for the heart patients. Please bring in an unwrapped toy and to drop off in the front lobby. On February 13th, we will host Heart Healthy Day, in which the students & facility will wear red clothing and on that day we will be selling goodies at the lemonade stand in the front lobby and the money as well as the toys will be given to JDCH representative.
In honor of National Heart Awareness Month, our students at Chesterbrook Academy in Pembroke Pines will host their 7th Annual Juliana’s Lemonade/Cupcake from the Heart Stand. We host this event for our Alumni student, Juliana Duperval (Ms. Jasmin’s daughter from our Pembroke Pines Sister School) Juliana suffers from a congenital heart defect that requires her to visit Joe Dimaggio’s Children’s Hospital often. She just recently had her 15th surgery. Juliana and her mother have started this event to bring learning and joy to children who could not be in the classroom. They will be here on Monday, February 3th, 2020 to sell goodies and lemonade, so bring your donations.
I cannot believe I am saying this, but Pre-K Parents, we are in the beginning stages of planning for our 2018 Pre-Kindergarten graduation ceremony and know you are anxiously waiting to hear when it will be. We are contacting Cooper City High School to find out availability and cost, more details we will be sent home soon.
Traditionally, graduation preparation is a joint effort between teachers, students, parents, and the administration. We look forward to working closely with you and enjoying this special milestone in your child’s life. Pre-K graduation updates will follow.
Registration for our inside families for all the students that qualify for VPK for the new school year 2020-21 will start Monday, February 3rd and will end Friday, February 7th. The new fee for Full Time Wraparound will be $757.00 and Pre-K extended (8:00-3:00pm) will be $536.00. We had an overwhelming show of new families during our January Open House leaving limited space. Our Kindergarten Readiness is 91%. The word on the street is Chesterbrook Academy is the place to be for VPK! We’re glad your children will continue to grow with us.
School-Wide 2020/2021 REGISTRATION
Discounted in-house registration for infants, toddlers, beginners and intermediate will begin: March 2020
February will be a fun month; please continue to read below we don’t want you to miss a thing!
Vivian Robles – Principal
Yoy Kure, Assistant Principal
Monday, February 3rd – Little Caesar Fundraiser ends
Monday, February 3rd-Friday, February 7th-VPK Assessments (Period 2) will take place
Monday, February 3rd – Friday, February 7th – Annual Juliana’s Lemonade/Cupcake Sales
Monday, February 3rd- Friday, February 7th- Joe DiMaggio Toy Drive (new toys ONLY)
Wednesday, February 5th- 100th Day VPK Celebration
Friday, February 7th- National American Heart Day
Friday, February 7th- Parent Appreciation Coffee & Treat To Go
Monday, February 3rd-February, Wednesday, February 12th- Valentine’s Snack Box Sales
Thursday, February 13th- Because We Love You Staff Luncheon
Friday, February 14th- Annual Teddy Bear Picnic @ 10:00 am
Monday, February 17th- School is Closed due to Professional Development Day
Tuesday, February 18th – Friday, February 21st- Black History Museum
FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
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.