From the Office of the Principal
Has everyone had enough rain in the month of February?? Hopefully March ends up being a dryer month, but we did have a great February. Groundhog Day was Tuesday, February 2, and the children learned all about the how the groundhog peeks out from his hole to determine if winter will continue… and of course, he predicted 6 more weeks of winter! The children enjoyed their individual classroom Valentine’s Day parties, and a big thanks to all parents who brought in food, goodies, and valentines for their child’s class. We are happy to report that our teachers enjoyed our Professional Development Day on Monday, February 15 and learned a lot!
We look forward to March as well! We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss Week the first week of March! Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time begins on Saturday night, March 13/Sunday morning, March 14, so make sure to turn your clocks forward an hour during that weekend. Wednesday, March 17 will mark St. Patrick’s Day, which means that all St. Patrick’s Day classroom celebrations will be that afternoon. Don’t forget that the first day of Spring is Saturday, March 20 as well. We will be holding an Open House for all prospective families on that day as well from 10 am to 1 pm. And remember, when you tell other parents about our school, you will receive one FREE week of tuition for your child for every child you refer to Chesterbrook Academy. Finally, on the last day of the month, Wednesday, March 31, Links to Learning folders go home with your month at a glance, monthly snapshot, Spanish poster (for 2-5 year olds), and samples of your child’s work.
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.
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
Monday, March 1 – Friday, March 5: Dr. Seuss Week!
Sunday, March 14: Daylight Savings Time Begins (Spring Forward!)
Wednesday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day!
Saturday, March 20: Open House for prospective families from 10 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, March 31: 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.