We hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays and the long weekends that came with them. Thank you so much for the patience and support you have all showed this past year. This has been one of the toughest years we have all faced, and so I am sure many of us are looking to turn the page on 2020 and welcome in 2021! We so look forward to a wonderful 2021 with all of your children!
Thank you to all who donated food to our Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Holiday Food Drive. We were all able to donate 2 huge mammoth sized boxes to help those less fortunate families during this time, so we appreciate everyone’s help!
Communication is key, and there has been a new feature added to our Links 2 Home app. You are now able to instant message administration or children’s teachers during the day and receive real time responses. The “messages” section can be located on the bottom of the homepage of your app. If you do not see it there, just try to log out and log back in to update your app. Also, in addition to this newsletter, the ‘For Parents’ section of our website also includes links to our menu, monthly calendar, and school year calendar. We update these items frequently to ensure you are always in the know. Though we send information through Links 2 Home, our calendar can be printed or even downloaded directly to your device. Our menu and school year calendar can be printed or saved for easy reference as well.
If you have not already done so, please send in an extra set of weather appropriate clothes for your child. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warmly enough to play outside for part of the day.
On Saturday, January 23, Chesterbrook Academy will be holding an Open House from 10 am to 1 pm for all prospective parents. Please keep in mind that through our Parent Referral Program, you can receive one FREE week of tuition if you refer someone to Chesterbrook Academy on Providence Road West, so please let any friends looking for a quality preschool program to stop by on Saturday, January 23. Finally, don’t forget that Links to Learning folders go home on Friday, January 29.
We look forward to a happy and healthy 2021 with our Chesterbrook Academy family!
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
Friday, January 1: Happy New Year! (Chesterbrook Closed)
Friday, January 15: National Hat Day
Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Chesterbrook open)
Saturday, January 23: Open House from 10 am to 1 pm
Saturday, January 23: National Handwriting Day
Sunday, January 24: National Compliment Day!
Monday, January 25: National Opposite Day
Friday, January 29: Links To Learning Folders Go Home
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.