Can you believe it’s been almost two months since the beginning of the school year? What a pleasure it is to see and hear happy children and teachers engaged in a variety of learning experiences, singing, storytelling, helper assignments, teacher-directed learning centers, art, and sensory exploration, just to name a few.
As early childhood educators, it is gratifying to provide an environment that allows children the freedom to discover and learn in a supportive and nurturing way. We appreciate that you have chosen us and thank you for your ongoing support and trust! When parents and teachers work as partners, the learning experience becomes richer and more meaningful to the child.
October is one of the busiest months of the school year and also kicks-off the holiday season here at Chesterbrook Academy. Unfortunately, our most popular school event “Trunk or Treat” will be canceled this year. Not to worry we will still have lots of fun activities planned for your little ones this month during school hours. One way we plan to celebrate is by letting your childre trick or treat to the classrooms in our building on 10/30. So plan to allow them to wear their costumes to school on this day. We will also have a party sign up sheet coming out electronically so be on the look out.
Throughout the year we host a variety of national fundraisers. These fundraisers offer quality products and services to our families while benefiting our school program. Although we appreciate your enthusiastic participation, please do not feel obligated. Later this month you will receive an email with info on how to order our awesome new FL themed school sprit wear. Can’t wait for everyone to show their school pride with these new Friday shirts.
Documenting your child’s growth and development is an ongoing process for Chesterbrook Academy teachers. A portfolio was created for each student the beginning of the school year. Teachers use them to collect assessments, observations, student work, pictures, etc. of your child’s work throughout the school year. Parent reports with detailed information will be sent home the end of November.
PRE-K/VPK PARENTS: Teachers have started Period 1 student assessments. You will receive your child’s report soon. This form of parent communication will help you stay connected to your child’s progress. VPK assessments are designed to provide teachers with valid and reliable feedback regarding student progress in attaining VPK educational standards. Teachers use this information to help drive instruction decisions to meet each child’s need. If you would like to review your child’s assessment with the teacher, feel free to schedule a time to meet with her after you have received it
Happy Fall Y’all,
Jami Melnick, Principal
Laura Ward, Asst. Principal
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 second business day of every month will automatically receive a late fee of $30. If tuition is not paid in full by the 5th 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: Enrichments are temporarily canceled.
CATERED LUNCH PROGRAM: Lunch program is temporarily suspended