Greetings Chesterbrook Academy Families,
First, I would thank each and every family that has taken this wild ride with us. We are truly blessed to have you all by our side.
Now more than ever, we are in awe of the flexibility and resilience of our students and families. We have enjoyed seeing you all online the past few weeks and are hopeful that we can be together again soon. In the meantime, we are in the process of planning for summer and have setup a few fun activities for us to do “together” this month. We hope you can join in!
If you know someone that would be interested in these distance learning classes, please let them know they can email me at Kerry.Possinger-Keiper@chesterbrookacademy.com to get all the information! They can even do a trial day!
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
We understand that there are many unknowns right now, and are offering our families an opportunity to register for summer camp and receive a full refund of any deposit paid if we are unable to offer camp or if your child is unable to attend. Registering for camp now will save your child’s spot in our program and enable us to continue to plan field trips and special events. Please let us know if you’d like to register!
Mother’s Day Virtual Tea Party
We can’t be together to celebrate Mother’s Day this year and want to acknowledge all of the amazing things our moms, grandmothers, aunts and mother figures are doing during this challenging time. On Friday, May 8th we invite you all to pop into your child’s virtual class to share a Mother’s Day moment with your fellow moms. Bring your favorite tea or beverage!
School-wide Pajama Party
Wear your best jammies and join us on Zoom on Friday, May 22nd at 7:30 p.m. for a pajama party and bedtime story! Our Principal will be reading a special story and singing a goodnight song for everyone to enjoy. An invite with the link to join will be sent out later this week. We hope you can join us!
Spread the word and save on tuition!
Do you have a friend or family member who is looking for additional enrichment and learning for their preschooler during the day? Refer them to our Distance Learning program to earn one free week of tuition. Contact us for more details!
May 8th – Mother’s Day tea parties during scheduled classes
May 22nd – School-wide pajama party, 7:30 pm
May 25th – Memorial Day, NO DISTANCE LEARNING CLASSES
-Mrs. Kerry P Keiper
As a reminder:
Our parents are vital partners in helping us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the students in our school. The most important thing you can do to assist us in creating a healthy environment is to keep your child home if they are ill. This reduces the spread of illness and allows your child to fully recuperate. Children may not attend school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours if they display any of the following:
- Fever of 100 degrees of more—must be fever free for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medicine before returning to school
- Vomiting, diarrhea or stomach upset
- Heavy nasal discharge requiring wiping every 3-5 minutes
- Persistent, non-productive or barking cough
- Sore throat
- Skin rash, including diaper rash
- Head lice
- Symptoms of a communicable disease
- Fussy, cranky behavior unlike child’s normal demeanor that may indicate illness
For more information please see our Parent Handbook or reach out to a member of our administrative team.
* We are a peanut free school.
* If your child is sick, we will adhere to our sick policy.
* Please make sure to check your child’s cubby and/or mailbox for important information.
Our school does not follow the local elementary school schedule as we are open more days each year. For the 2019-2020 school year the days we are closed are:
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Black Friday
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- President’s Day
- Independence Day
Links 2 Home App Usage
We know that summer is a busy time for our families, and want to communicate school happenings as clearly as possible to ensure that no one is left out. Daily reports are sent via email each day, but our Links 2 Home app keeps all school communications in one place and is always accessible. The app also allows to you communicate absences to your child’s teacher, leave drop-off notes, and read teacher and administrative notes in detail.
If you’re not a current app user, we encourage you to visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the app today. You will need to login with the email address you use for Alma. Please let us know if you have issues logging into Links 2 Home!
Parent Referral Bonus
Do you know anyone that has recently had a baby, relocated to the area, or is seeking a new preschool for their child? We are always happy to meet the friends of our current families, and offer a free week of tuition for any current parent referral that enrolls in our school. See the front desk for details!
Your Opinion Matters!
Our parent survey is launching soon and we’d appreciate you spending a few minutes to take the survey. Please let us know if you do not receive it!
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In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about schools for their children. That is why we are asking you to take a few minutes to visit our school profile on Yelp, Google or GreatSchools to share the wonderful experiences you have had with our school. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!
Monday Morning: Neighborhood Dance At Neighborhood Dance, students experience the complete creative process through dance and musical theater classes in a fun and engaging learning environment. Grounded in the contemporary dance styles of ballet, jazz, modern & tap, students learn the full spectrum of technique and step into the roles of creator and performer as their training progresses
Tuesday Morning: GymSport It is never too late to sign up for GymSport classes! We provide an ongoing program with no particular sign up date necessary to join. The cost is minimum and the benefits we provide to your child are priceless. GymSport offers a class for ages 1-6 and also a more advanced class for after-school age children. GymSport’s unique program uses music and interactive play that addresses children’s emotional, cognitive and social needs for all ages. Our program can help to enhance learning and development for both children with and without special needs.
Wednesday Morning: Bach2Rock
- Learning to play music should be fun. It’s called ‘play’ for a reason.
- Students feel motivated by playing with their peers.
- A student’s individual music instruction should be supplemented by jam sessions and playing in a band.
- Like a sports team, a band builds teamwork, develops social skills, fosters self-esteem, promotes peer recognition, and leads to lasting friendships.
- Students learn faster playing music they like, whether it’s Rock or Bach. And the technical foundation is the same.
- Students are motivated to learn when they see early results and have an exciting, achievable goal.
- Introducing toddlers and very young children to music instruction, rhythm, and motion supports cognitive development, learning, and motor skills.
Thursday Morning: Soccer Shots is a popular non-competitive youth soccer program. This program teaches confidence, fun, character, teamwork, coordination and imagination.
Friday Morning: Tumblebus
Cheerfully decorated, Tumblebus provides a unique and fun way for children to receive the physical fitness that is so important to their development.
Instructors “with a special heart toward children” make the experience memorable as well as educational. Tumblebus programs builds self-esteem in children as they accomplish each physical skill in the lesson plan.
Friday Afternoon: Tennis Time is EXCITING Mobile Classes designed for young kids ages 3-10. All classes are brought direct to daycare and elementary schools and taught by our top notch certified coaches. Coaches use the latest in age appropriate KIDS equipment & technology with special low compression balls, rackets and mini-nets, clubs, pitching nets and is ideal for indoors or outdoors.