From the Office of the Principal
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones. December is always such a fun month here at Chesterbrook Academy! The children are always so happy and full of life around the holidays. During the holiday season we choose an organization to give back to those families in the area who are not as fortunate. We are excited to be partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to conduct a food drive during the month of December. The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is to feed hungry people by soliciting and distributing food and other grocery products through partner agencies, as well as to educate people in the community about the nature of and solutions to the problems of hunger. We will have bins available this week for your donations, and we will be accepting food donations all December long! If you would like to make a financial donation, checks can be made payable to Second Harvest Food Bank or SHFBM. A receipt will be automatically sent to any individual or family that writes a check or makes a cash donation.
Towards the end of the month, Chesterbrook Academy will enjoy our Holiday Break on Friday, December 25, and we plan to close early on Christmas Eve at noon. Finally, Links to Learning folders will be going out on Thursday, December 31.
As always, we will always be here to help you in any way possible if you have any questions or concerns.
William Gordon, Principal
Upcoming Events and Special Days
Tuesday, December 1: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Food Drive starts!
Monday, December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Thursday, December 10: Hanukkah Begins
Saturday, December 12: Poinsettia Day
Tuesday, December 22-Monday, January 4: Winter Break Camp for School-Agers
Thursday, December 24: Chesterbrook Academy Closing at Noon
Friday, December 25: Holiday Break: Chesterbrook Academy Closed
Saturday, December 26: Boxing Day
Thursday, December 31: Links to Learning Folders Go Home
Friday, January 1: New Year’s Day: Chesterbrook Academy Closed
Health and Safety Measures
The health and safety of our children and families is always our highest priority. To mitigate the risks of COVID-19 while children are in our care, we have adopted additional health and safety measures based on CDC guidelines, state and local regulations, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Visit our school website to learn more information.
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!
Our school does not follow the local elementary school schedule as we are open more days each year. For the 2020-2021 school year the days we are closed are:
Monday, September 7: Labor Day
Wednesday, November 11: Professional Development Day (Veteran’s Day)
Thursday, November 26: Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27: Black Friday
Friday, December 25: Winter Holiday Break
Friday, January 1: New Year’s Day
Monday, February 15: Professional Development Day (President’s Day)
Monday, May 31: Memorial Day
Monday, July 5: Independence Day
We wanted to remind everyone that the Chesterbrook Academy group of schools is 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 and encourage you to continue to check our school website for more local updates specific to our own school.
We look forward to having you as part of our Facebook community!
Automatic Draft Program and Alma Parent Portal
“CHECK” IT OUT… No checks necessary! Enroll in our Automatic Payment Program and never write another check for your monthly tuition or pay another late payment. Tuition can be automatically deducted from your checking account. You can find more information about the ACH program here in the office. Also, let us know if you would like more info on Alma, our online parent portal. You can pay online, generate financial statements, and change your authorized pick-up list. Let us sign you up today!
Chesterbrook Academy Parent Referral Program
If there’s one thing parents love to do, it’s talk about their children’s successes. When friends ask you about your child’s experiences at Chesterbrook Academy, what type of success stories do you share? Do you mention the personal and educational discoveries your child is making thanks to our advanced curriculum? Do you talk about the new levels of self and social confidence your child has gained thanks to our encouraging atmosphere? Whatever glowing reports you deliver about how your child is growing with his or her education, we couldn’t be more appreciative. In fact, we’d like to show you just how thankful we are for your endorsements. Now when you tell other parents about our school, you can become a Chesterbrook Academy Ambassador.
For every new child you refer who enrolls at our school for three months, you’ll receive one FREE week of tuition for your child.
It’s our way of saying thanks for doing what comes naturally – singing the praises of your child and sharing your experiences with the Chesterbrook Academy difference. If you have any questions about how you can become a Chesterbrook Academy Ambassador, please contact an administrator.