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February Newsletter

A Note From Our Principal

The year is off to a great start and we’re enjoying spending the winter season with your children. If you’ve not already done so, please send in an extra set of weather appropriate clothes for your child. We want everyone to be able to participate in the fun outdoor activities we have planned.

Have a wonderful month and Happy Valentine’s Day!




Winter Weather

With the winter season upon us, we wanted to inform you of our Emergency Closing policies.  In the event that Chesterbrook Academy will close, have a delayed start, or close early due to weather, we wanted to remind you of different venues to check before you trudge out in the snow!

  • Check your email: We will send out a winter weather information email via Links to Home.
  • Check your phone: We will send out a winter weather information text via Links to Home.
  • Check our school website

Priority Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Are you planning on re-enrolling for the next school year? We hope so! Re-enroll by February 19th and receive 50% off registration. Look for further communication on this throughout the month. Our management team is available to address any questions or concerns you have.

Important Dates 

February 1st —Links to Learning Folders Returned

February 12th-Classroom Valentine Parties

February 15th-Chesterbrook Closed for Teacher Inservice

Unit 5 and District 87 No School

February 16th- Unit 5 No School

February 26th—District 87 No School


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.


From the Education Department

Fun Valentine’s Day Themed Activities to Reinforce Math Skills

Continue the learning at home this month with these hands-on math activities inspired by Valentine’s Day! Your little one will have a blast practicing their math skills, thinking critically, and developing problem-solving strategies.

  1. Candy Hearts Addition Game

Provide your child with candy hearts and a simple addition problem written on an index card. Ask them to read the card and place the correct number of candy hearts in two piles. For example, if the problem is 3+4, your child should place 3 candy hearts in one pile and 4 candy hearts in another. Encourage them to count all the hearts to get a total.

  1. Red Smoothies

Spending time in the kitchen is a great way to practice counting, following instructions and measuring. Make a Valentine’s Day inspired smoothie with your child using a handful of ice, ½ cup raspberries, ½ cup strawberries, ½ banana and 1 cup yogurt. Ask your child to wash and measure the produce, count as he adds the ingredients to the blender, and press the “on” button.

  1. Sort and Compare Activity

Provide your child with small items in Valentine’s Day colors (i.e., red hearts, pink pom poms, white buttons). Ask them to sort the objects by color and compare the number of items in each group. Listen for words such as more than, less than and equal to.

  1. Bar Chart of Favorite Gifts

Give your child a piece of paper and crayons. Encourage them to ask family members which Valentine’s Day gift (i.e., flowers, candy or cards) they like the best. Ask your child to record the results on the bar chart to see which gift is the favorite.



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