A Note from Our principal
We hope that you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with loved ones. As the winter holidays approach, we have many special activities planned for our students and look forward to spending the season with them. We’ve also enclosed several important winter and holiday reminders in this newsletter. Please read through it carefully and reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Happy holidays!
School Closure Reminders
As a reminder, we do not always follow the closure schedule of the local public schools. Our goal is to be open as many days as possible to support our working parents. If we must close for any reason, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our public website.
Winter Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please check your child’s cubby to ensure they have an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warmly enough to play outside for part of the day. We want everyone to be able to participate!
Our school is closed on December 25th for Christmas Day and January 1st for New Year’s Day.
Winter Break Camp
We will be holding Winter Break Camp for our school-age students from December 21 – January 1. Students will participate in community service activities, STEAM learning opportunities, holiday themed projects and virtual activities. Students may attend all or part of Winter Break Camp, please let us know by December 11th if your child will be attending.
Classroom Holiday Celebrations – Friday, December 18th
Through the month of December, our classes will be learning about different winter holidays and customs. On Friday, December 18th our students will showcase their learning and the holiday décor they’ve created with a classroom celebration. Students will be celebrating with story time, crafts and a special snack. We will miss having parents attend this year’s holiday celebrations and know that you all will enjoy the holiday crafts that your student brings home!
Holiday Giving Project
Each year Chesterbrook Academy participates in a Holiday Giving Project to give back to our community. We are excited to be participating with the Salvation Army this year in The Red Kettle Challenge!!
The Red Kettle Challenge offers a new twist to the traditional Red Kettles seen at Christmas to raise funds for those in need in our community. To help meet the increased need, we’re making it safer and simpler than ever for people to donate to The Salvation Army with this Red Kettle Challenge. The amount we raise with Kettles will directly affect how many families we can serve throughout the coming year. Help us bring hope to individuals and families who are struggling.
The link below will take you to the Chesterbrook donation page. Please help us reach our goal and beyond!
Love Our School? Review Us!
In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. Just a reminder that you can find our school on Facebook, Google, Yelp and other online directories. We’d love more families like yours, so please consider spreading the word about our school.
December 3rd—Winter clothes cubby check!
December 11th —Deadline to sign-up for Winter Break Camp
December 14th – 18th – Spirit week
December 18th —Holiday classroom celebrations
December 21st – January 1st – Winter Break Camp for School-Age students
December 25th—CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
December 31st—Monthly parent folders go home
January 1st–CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY